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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.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County and MBAPC Affordable Housing Council 2018 Endorsements

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) endorses ...

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Celebrates 21st Annual Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards

The 2018 Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) celebrated ...

Millennials View Homeownership as a Key Part of the American Dream

Data shows that despite the slow start, millennial are viewing Home ownership as a primary goal.

Addressing the Softwood Timber Tariffs

Softwood lumber, most commonly used for wood-frame residential construction, has seen a significant increase in ...

April Government Affairs Update

State Building Code Council Fees During the 2018 legislative session, Governor Inslee signed HB 1622 modifying ...

2018 Housing Forum Recap

Our Housing Forum was well attended! Guests heard from Congressman Denny Heck and Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist ...

Legislative News Updates

State of the County highlights: On Wednesday March 28th, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier gave a brief ...

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Monthly Legislative Strategy Committee Update and Call to Action

Last Tuesday, Master Builders Association of Pierce County held its monthly Legislative Strategy Committee meeting. From that meeting, we have a couple of items of interest for members.

Don’t Miss BIAW’s 2018 Legislative Reception!

BIAW's Legislative Reception is on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the RL Hotel in Olympia from 7 - 9 p.m. We'll be celebrating our Fix Hirst! victory, and Washington legislators will be joining us to hear from members about BIAW priorities and pressing issues facing the home building industry.

Capital Gains, Carbon Tax Bills Opposed by BIAW

Building Industry Association of Washington

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Members Partner with Local School to Give Back and Build Skills

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County partnered with Lincoln High Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program to build a structure that will give back to the community while teaching students valuable skills of the trade.

Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department Industry Notice

Effective Immediately There has been some legislation passed in Olympia specific to the “Hirst Decision” and ...