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Members, Don’t miss Lowe’s *Special Offer* Nov. 9-11, 2018!

We pride ourselves on the many benefits our members receive when joining the Master Builders Association of Pierce County. In addition to value on a local level, there are even more perks provided on a state and national level that many members might not know about. Limited Time 10% + 2% Discount for NAHB Members. Nov. 9th – Nov. 11th when using your Lowe's Account Receivable (LAR) and Lowe's Business Account (LBA).

MBA & AHC PC Endorsed Candidates for 2018 General Election

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) endorses housing-friendly candidates at the local, state and national levels for every election regardless of their political affiliation.

Rising Risks for the Housing Outlook

View the 27-minute webinar by Robert Dietz, PH.D., Chief Economist for NAHB.

Pierce County TIF Proposal to Arrive in Committee Next Monday

A series of anticipated projects throughout Pierce County are included in the recent proposal from the Transportation Advisory Commission and, along with these proposals, are adjustments to current Transportation Impact Fee (TIF) rates to provide necessary funding.

Pierce County Industry Notice – Shoreline Code Updates Coming Soon

This is a copy of the industry notice from Pierce County Planning and Public Works Director, Dennis Hanberg regarding Shoreline Code Updates.

Tacoma Staff Unveils Affordable Housing Action Strategy

Tacoma City Staff presented their Affordable Housing Action Strategy plan to City Council.

Developers & Builders: Class Opportunity from the WA State Dept. of Ecology

New class available: Determining Low Impact Development (LID) Feasibility and Improving Your Site Layout. BIAW is working with Kitsap County, Herrera Environmental Consultants and the Washington Stormwater Center on a grant-funded class for Builders, Developers, Remodelers and those who work the sites (excavation, site prep, roads, etc). The grant is funded by WA State Department of Ecology.

Local Jurisdictions Joining the Fight for Condo Liability Reform

Master Builders Association of Pierce County has been joining other home building associations around Washington ...

NAHB International Builders’ Show – September Only Special Offers

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show takes place February 19-21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With over 1,500 exhibitors and more than 130 classes, attend IBS to learn the latest on home innovation. Sign up by Sept. 30 for special discounts!

New Mandatory Definition of “Engaging in Business”

The minimum threshold for engaging in business will be $2,000 per year in cities for businesses that do not have a location in a specific city they are working in.

Get Inspired – 2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes Presented by Milgard is Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars for September 29th and 30th as the popular Tour of Remodeled Homes returns to the Tacoma/Pierce County area. Master Builders Association of Pierce County has been a voice of support for the home building industry since 1945, and the tour is another unique way to further advocate for our community of remodelers who exemplify the very best in quality, safety, and innovation.

Implementing Fee Simple Townhouse Codes: Another Way to Achieve Housing Attainability

It is no surprise to anyone in the industry that we currently find ourselves in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. The MBA and its members are always working on new and creative solutions to make housing more attainable. Among the viable solutions, we feel that jurisdictions should adopt and implement fee simple townhouse codes.

Remodeling Excellence Awards 2018 – Local and State Winners!

The 2018 Master Builders Association of Pierce County celebrated its 21st Annual Remodeling Excellence Awards on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Tin Can Alley. Many of our Pierce County local members went on to submit project entries for the state-level Excellence in Remodeling Awards (EIR).

Open for Nominations! 2018 Membership Recognition Awards

The 2018 Membership Recognition Awards will be presented at the President's Gala this December.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Hosts Night of Gratitude at 2018 Northwest Idea House

As a special thank you to our leaders and dedicated volunteers, Master Builders Association of Pierce County hosted the “Night of Gratitude” event at the Idea House. The event on Thursday, August 23, 2018 offered an exclusive sneak peek of the home.

Update to PSE Electric Line Extension policy

*This is a notice from Puget Sound Energy*

Membership Recognition Awards – It’s Almost Time to Start Nominating Members!

As one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Master Builders Association of Pierce County holds the President’s Gala. At this event we take the opportunity to celebrate and thank the outgoing President and welcome the incoming President of the Association.

Five Unique Membership Perks You Probably Don’t Know Exist

Master Builders Association of Pierce County is a trade association that represents the housing and residential construction industry. In place since 1945, our goal is to protect and promote this industry in several ways. In addition to government representation and opportunities for networking, one of the best perks we provide our members is the benefits program.

Establishing a Quarterly Roundtable with Edgewood

Per direction of the Legislative Strategy Committee (LSC), the MBA has sought to establish a quarterly Roundtable ...

A Summary of Gig Harbor’s Code Changes

Gig Harbor's Six Month Moratorium on residential building will come to an end.

Top Four Reasons to Attend an Master Builders Association of Pierce County Meet & Greet Event

Master Builders Association of Pierce County holds four “Meet and Greet” events each year. Unlike standard meet and greet networking events, this event is unique because it is very informal with a relaxed atmosphere.

As of Today, Only 15.3% of Pierce County Voters Have Voted

The Primary Election is already tomorrow! This year you DO NOT need a stamp to put your ballot in the post ...

An Overview of the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act

The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act was adopted in the 2018 Legislative Session and took effect on July 1, 2018.

Pierce County Proposed Sewer Code (Title 13) Update

The Sewer Division of Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department is now moving forward on the previously proposed Sewer Code (Title 13) Update.