Membership in the Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties is an investment that more than pays for itself in the information, education, cost savings and other benefits received.

  • Information and publications that keep you up-to-date on the latest industry changes and developments
  • Free CCB renewal education classes, as well as live education classes covering building code changes, lead paint certification and more
  • Marketing opportunities like the Tour of Homes, Tour of Remodeled Homes and consumer home shows that help you reach potential customers and build brand awareness for your company
  • Networking and social events that allow you to build and maintain business relationships with other industry professionals
  • Medical insurance and workers compensation discounts available exclusively to HBA members
  • Savings on blueprint printing, fuel purchasing, Verizon and T-Mobile cell phone services and more
  • Listing in the HBA’s print and online Business Directory that reaches thousands of industry professionals and consumers
  • Benefit from the combined experience and knowledge of hundreds of other members
  • Membership in the Oregon Home Builders Association and National Association of Home Builders included
  • Advocacy and representation at the city, county, state and national levels on issues that directly impact your bottom line

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HBA testifies in favor of NW Natural’s proposed changes to Line Extension Allowances

HBA members and staff testified in favor of NW Natural's proposed changes to Line Extension Allowances at the Oregon Public Utility Commission's public hearing on Tuesday, April 16th. Line Extension Allowances, which are credits provided by electric or gas utilities to developers to offset the costs of installing utilities to the subdivision, based on the number of utility connections that will be made when new homes are built.

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NAHB’s Government Affairs Team Posts Key Wins for Members in 2023

In a year of hyper-partisan gridlock that produced less than two dozen bills enacted into law (the fewest number in decades), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) was able to establish a formidable presence on Capitol Hill and move the ball forward on a number of high-priority legislative objectives.

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Join us for the inaugural HBA Pub Crawl!

Join us in exploring some of downtown Salem's unique bars while networking with fellow members at the HBA's inaugural Pub Crawl on Thursday, February 22nd! Presented by MANN Mortgage, the Pub Crawl will see us visiting three unique downtown Salem bars, each offering a unique ambiance and an assortment of tasty drinks and bites.

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HBA Offers Building Code Update Class on March 19th

Oregon's building code changes April 1st. Are you ready? Beginning April 1st, all permit applications will have to comply with the new 2023 Oregon Residential Specialty Code, which contains a number of significant changes over the previous code. Attend the HBA's Code Update Class on Tuesday, March 19th to get the information you'll need to avoid costly errors and corrections.

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Don’t Get Scammed by Email List Vendors

A number of HBA members have reported receiving emails from rogue list brokers in recent weeks, with fraudulent offers to sell HBA member lists and emails. Unfortunately, some members have paid money to these spammers, only to find that they're not getting the lists they were promised. Please be aware that the Home Builders Association does not authorize any third parties to sell lists of members or their emails.

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Independence Proposes Massive SDC Hike

The City of Independence has proposed a massive $21,000 increase in their water System Development Charge (SDC), increasing Independence's total SDCs to nearly $54,000. If adopted at the Independence City Council's February 27th meeting, Independence's SDCs would be the most expensive in the state of Oregon.

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Andrew Wheeler Installed as 2024 HBA President

The HBA celebrated its annual change in elected leadership on December 13th, as Andrew Wheeler of T. Wheeler Homes was installed as 2024 President of the Association. The installation took place during the HBA's annual Holiday & Installation Banquet held at the Salem Convention Center. The event also marked the installation of the other officers and members of the Board of Directors.

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Santiago Sarmiento Named 2023 Associate of the Year

Santiago Sarmiento of Sarmiento's LLC has been named the Home Builders Association’s 2023 Associate of the Year. The award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the HBA, the building industry and the local community. Santiago Sarmiento's involvement with the HBA has been noteworthy. In the previous year, he served as the HBA's Associate Vice-President, showing leadership and dedication to the association's growth. However, Santiago's impact goes beyond his official role. He's been actively engaged in industry and community initiatives.

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CCB Continuing Education

We offer both live and online classes to help you improve your business skills and meet Oregon Construction Contractors Board continuing education requirements. Online classes through are free for HBA members.

Looking to get licensed?

The Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties offers a 16 hour home study program that prepares you for the Oregon Construction Contractors Board licensing exam. This home study course can be purchased at the Home Builders Association office

Looking for continuing education to renew your license?

HBA members receive free online classes at the HBA’s Home Builders University that help you meet CCB continuing education requirements.

Needing lead paint certification classes?

We offer regular lead paint RRP certified renovator classes to help you meet EPA and State of Oregon requirements.

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In their own words

HBA membership pays for itself several times over in savings alone, but the real value is in building relationships with a network of motivated, like-minded professionals from diverse industries. The HBA has become one of my biggest sources of new relationships and business.

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Jordan Schweiger, Good Well Construction

The HBA helps me market my business to customers, stay up on all the code and rule changes, and fights for us at the local, state, and national levels. There’s no way I could do this on my own, and together as an association, we all benefit.

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Mike Riddle, Mike Riddle Construction

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