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Association Overview

2020 BRAGB Association Overview

INDUSTRY
EXPERIENCE

ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW

BRAGB
45 Dan Road, Suite #8,

Canton, MA 02021

www.bragb.org

Since 1944, The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston has been the region’s
pre-eminent home building association with hundreds of members. The Builders and Remodelers
Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), is the leading non-profit trade association for industry
professionals who are passionate about home building and construction. Our association is
dedicated to promoting, protecting, strengthening and informing local home builders, remodelers,
and their suppliers while aiding in their success and growth.

It is our mission to develop the professionalism of our members and strengthen the home building
industry by shaping public policy, promoting high ethical standards, and encouraging civic and
environmental responsibility. We are committed to excellence through our support of legislative,
educational and economic initiatives to promote Greater Boston’s economic well being and quality
of life. It is our goal to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct for our members
while promoting the views of the industry and further business opportunities among members and
community leaders. Whether it’s:

• advocating locally on Beacon Hill, or Capitol Hill for you, your business, and the industry
• finding new ways for potential customers to hear about your products and services
• saving you money on products you use every day
• keeping you educated and informed or
• simply providing opportunities for networking and relaxation

BRAGB has the tools for success, allowing you to focus on what you do best!

To maintain our leadership as a progressive industry, we will continue to encourage research and
development of new materials, building techniques, building equipment, and improved methods
of home financing. All sound legislative proposals affecting our industry and the people we serve
shall have our informed and vigorous support.

Familiarize yourself with the many benefits of becoming a BRAGB member mentioned in this guide
such as discounts, marketing opportunities, educational and networking events by visiting our
website at www.bragb.org or calling the office at 781-890-2101.

SCOTT PALMER

Chief Executive Officer
Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Boston

www.bragb.org

TABLE OF
CONTENTS

1. ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW


2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

www.bragb.org

2019 PRISM Silver Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner

Builder: Longfellow Design Build Builder: FBN Construction Builder: E.G Stoltzfus Homes
Architect: Longfellow Design Build/Shaina Pagani Interior Designer: Mark Haddad and Louie Kerbici Developer: E.G Stoltzfus Homes
Landscape Architect: Christopher Buccino Photographer: Jared Kuzia Architect: In House E.G Stoltzfus Homes
Sales Person: Mark Bogosian/Longfellow Design Build Interior Designer: Design East Interiors
Marketing: Mike Ciolino Landscape Architect: Immaculate Landscape Specialists, LLC
Photographer: Mike Ciolino Sales Person: E.G Stoltzfus Homes
Marketing: In House E.G Stoltzfus Homes
Photographer: Jeff Thibauth

1. ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW


2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

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ASSOCIATION over 75 years of
OVERVIEW
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), a trade
association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and the
Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts, has represented
the industry since 1944.

The Association has hundreds of members that include small, moderate, and
large volume builders, who construct single-family, multi-family, and commercial
properties, and remodeling contractors, who do projects ranging from kitchens
and baths to full house renovation. Associate members represent property
management professionals, sales and marketing individuals and firms, suppliers,
retail and wholesale dealers, architects, engineers, land planners, attorneys,
accountants, financial institutions, and real estate.

Members can improve their professional skills and expertise and increase their
value to the association through outstanding educational programs.

Opportunities for participation and recognition are many – industry credentials,
certification, annual awards program, committees and councils. Members can
elect to join the NAHB’s 20 Clubs to share their wisdom and learn from each other
ways to improve their operations and increase their bottom lines. Members are
encouraged to enter local and national award competitions that recognize their
commitment to excellence.

There is also a social side to membership. Each year the association hosts a ski
trip, Boston sports events and a golf outing for members and their guests. These
tremendously popular events are great opportunities to highlight your products
and services.

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2019 Gold Gold Winner 2019 Gold Gold Winner 2019 PRISM Silver Winner
Builder: D. McQuillan Construction and Fine Homes LLC
Builder: Related Beal Builder: William Von Thaden Architect: wWinslow Design
Developer: Related Beal Architect: Hutker Architects
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Interior Designer: Robin Gannon www.bragb.org | 3
Interior Designer: New England Design Development Group Landscape Architect: Kimberly Mercurio
Landscape Architect: HMWhite Photographer: Michael Lee
Sales Person: The Collaborative Companies
Marketing: The Collaborative Companies
Photographer: Pilot


1. ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW


2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

THE VOICE OF HOUSING BRAGB is the recognized advocate for housing and development issues in the Boston
metro region. Securing your right to responsibly meet the housing needs of our
community is the primary mission of BRAGB. Our Board stays current with the latest
proposed regulatory changes and communicates with HBRAMA monthly at public
policy meetings.
The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) has been the
recognized advocate for housing and development issues in the Boston metro region
since 1944. Our mission is to secure your right to responsibly meet the housing needs
of our communities. and we advocate for policies and a regulatory environment
that supports builders, remodelers, and suppliers, and surface providers who serve
them. All BRAGB members get access to a variety of regional and national benefits
through automatic membership in the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of
Massachusetts (HBRAMA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
We are not as strong individually as we are collectively. Your membership dues are used
to help our organization retain a team of government affairs specialists who work at
the local, state and national levels to support pro-housing candidates and initiatives.
This effort is necessary to ensure that the best interests of the housing industry are
represented where many important and relevant decisions are made.
BRAGB helps empower you and give you a voice.

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2019 PRISM Silver Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner 2019 PRISM Silver Winner

Builder: FBN Construction Builder: William Von Thaden Landscape Architect: Sudbury Landscape
Interior Designer: Mark Haddad and Louie Kerbici Architect: Hutker Architects Photographer: Shelly Harrison Photography
Photographer: Jared Kuzia Interior Designer: Robin Gannon Other Team Members: Shannon Heritage
Landscape Architect: Kimberly Mercurio
Photographer: Michael Lee

1. ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW


2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

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EDUCATION OVERVIEW
Whether you’re interested in sales and marketing, building construction, or industry
related practices, BRAGB is your source for professional education. BRAGB can also
offer member companies and their staff numerous professional continuing education
programs to help distinguish your business from your competitors.

One of BRAGB’s top benefits is the wide range of educational programs we offer.
BRAGB conducts accredited Construction Supervisor License continuing education
courses. Our continuing education courses for the Construction Supervisors License
(CSL) renewal are written and taught especially for builders. Unlike many of the programs
available today, BRAGB’s courses provide an in-depth and interactive experience. We
also host seminars on emerging issues and dozens of programs to keep members
educated, informed and updated.

E-LEARNING: WEBINARS AND ONLINE COURSES
Building professionals are busy people. BRAGB knows how difficult it is to make time
for even the most compelling courses, seminars and workshops. It’s easy to miss the
learning opportunities that help you to stay abreast of the latest technologies, newly
passed regulations and cost-effective ways of doing business.

BRAGB BUSINESS TOOLBOX SERIES
Seminars and webinars in this series feature topics of general business interest (such
as accounting, payroll, human resources, marketing, and customer service) as well as
topics of specific interest for the residential construction industry (estimating, legal
matters, contracts, etc.).

NAHB EDUCATION
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) offers virtual learning opportunities
that are priced right and fit easily into your busy schedule.

Online Courses
Customer Service
Basics of Building
Construction Contracts & Law
Effective Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations
Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
NEW Principles of Residential Marketing: Research and Analysis
NEW Principles of Residential Marketing: Strategy and Implementation

FOR FULL LIST OF COURSES OFFERED, VISIT NAHB.ORG/EDUCATION

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2019 PRISM Silver Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner

Builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Archi- Builder: Bennett Hofford Caribbean Construction Company Ltd. Builder: Bennett Hofford Caribbean Construction Company Ltd
tect: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Architect: Moorehouse MacDonald and Associates Architect: Morehouse MacDonald and Associates
Interior Designer : Homeowner Interior Designer: Sterling Design Interior Designer: Sterling Design Interiors
Landscape Architect: Landscape Architect: Craig Collins International Landscape Architect: James Craig
Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Photographer: Nat Rea Photography Photographer: Nat Rea
Photographer: Brian Vanden Brink Design Assistants: Elizabeth Cameron & Susan Lawrence


1. ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW


2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

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VISIBILITY & SPONSORSHIPS EXPOSURE AND ADVERTISING
Promote your business through speaking opportunities, webinars, sponsorships,
newsletter contributions, BRAGB’s social media, and face-to-face networking.
Sponsorship opportunities exist throughout the year, giving your company tremendous
exposure to your fellow members and beyond. BRAGB offers an online Member Directory
where the public can search for members with specific expertise. Your company can be
highlighted with additional logo placement and a company description in addition to
having a direct link to your company website. We also print and send out a Member
Directory to all existing and new members.
KEY PARTNER PROGRAM
​Interested in partnering with the Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Boston?
Showcase your products and services to leading professionals in the building industry.
BRAGB’s Program provides you with the opportunity to create a year long campaign in
partnership with BRAGB.
Based on your sponsorship commitment, you will gain Key Partner status that provides
an even greater amount of marketing opportunity for your company! Sponsorships
will add value to your membership and help you gain recognition for in front of your
industry peers. BRAGB provides members, sponsors, and partners an abundance of
ways to achieve professional development and recognition.

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2019 PRISM Gold Winner 2019 PRISM Silver Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner

Builder: KVC Builders Builder: John Moriarty & Associates (JMA) Builder: Suffolk Construction
Architect: Nicholaeff Architecture + Design Developer: Boston Properties Developer: Trinity Financial
Interior Designer : Leslie Fine Interiors, Inc. Architect: Stantec Architect: CON Architecture
Landscape Architect: Sudbury Design Group Interior Designer: Stantec Landscape Architect: Deborah Myers Landscape Architecture
Photographer : Westphalen Photography Sales Person or Team: The Collaborative Companies Photographer: Anthony Crisafulli Photography
Marketing Person or Team: The Collaborative Companies Other Team Members: Nitsch Engineering [Civil]
Photographer: Stantec Petersen Engineering [MEP/FP]
Souza, True & Partners [Structural]

1. ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW


2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

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CRITICAL NEWS & INFORMATION CRITICAL NEWS
In the ever-changing home building industry, staying abreast of new trends and issues
is the best way to keep your company competitive. BRAGB offers members access
to the latest industry news through our website, regular member meetings, seminars,
special interest councils, publications, and reports.

BAYSTATE BUILDER PUBLICATION
The Bay State Builder (HBRAMA’s quarterly magazine) is available to all BRAGB
members. A recent edition of Bay State Builder featured two articles about, or written
by BRAGB members:

An article on Landmark Associates’ restoration of the
historic Old Reading School House condos, which were
badly damaged by fire and water in June, 2017.

An article from Emerson Clauss III, President of
Allegiance Construction & Development, on
unintended consequences of proposed legislation that
would mandate solar power on all new commercial and
residential buildings in the Commonwealth of MA.

Other articles of interest to BRAGB members include
an article from Massachusetts Secretary of Housing
and Economic Development Mike Kennealy on how
increasing housing production can help address the
state’s affordable housing problem; and an article from HBRAMA counsel Benjamin
Fierro III on the legality of building permit moratoriums. Our members have a chance
to make their voice known throughout the industry by submitting editorial and valuable
content to the Bay State Builder Magazine.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Careers in Construction Massachusetts is a BRAGB workforce development initiative.
The program is designed to help Massachusetts based traditional high schools launch
trades programs. The program either facilitates or directly supports finding the funds,
acquiring the tools, sourcing the materials and attaining the curriculum for high school
administrators, instructions and students who are interested in a trades career.

BRAGB garners support for Careers in Construction through fund raising activities,
member sponsorships and Sustaining Builder contributions.

Want to learn more? Contact Scott Palmer for details.
(781) 890-2439 or [email protected]

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2019 PRISM Gold Winner 2019 PRISM Silver Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner

Builder: Cape Associates Builder: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Builder: JW Construction, Inc.
Architect: Jill Neubauer Architects Architect: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Architect: Gregory Jones
Sales Person: Rich Bryant Interior Designer: Denise Maurer Interiors Landscape Architect: Georgantas Design Development
Marketing Person: Andrea Baerenwald Landscape Architect: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders Photographer: Matt Surette
Landscape Architect: Bernice Whaler Lanscapes Photographer: Brian Vanden Brink Other Team Members: Tim Connors [Project Manager]
Photographer : Peter Vanderwalker Dave Lankshear [Project Manager]

1. ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW


2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

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NETWORKING GET INVOLVED
Membership is what you make of it. BRAGB holds numerous events throughout the
year to facilitate interaction among our Associate and Builder members. All segments
of the Association benefit from being involved and connecting with other members.
Events include networking get-togethers, social events, educational opportunities,
awards galas, member showroom events, and more.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH NETWORKING
BRAGB provides you with countless ways to network and build relationships. The
association has a wide array of programs and events that will give you enjoyment and
personal satisfaction as you interact with contacts to grow your business. Watch our
Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities.

BRAGB Annual Golf Outing, Pinehills Golf Club BRAGB Annual Ski Outing, Loon Mountain BRAGB Night Out at Fenway, Boston Red Sox

BRAGB Professional Networking Event BRAGB PRISM Award Gala Event BRAGB Economic Forecast Dinner

Please visit our online events calendar and take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved.

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NOTABLE ANNUAL BRAGB EVENTS ECONOMIC FORECAST DINNER
One of our marquis events every year. Held in January, this event presents expert
insight and advice regarding the home building industry in the coming year.

BOSTON BRUINS OUTING
Gather your crew and head to our pre-game private party at the Greatest Bar where
we will enjoy great food, beverages and networking with fellow members. We will
then convene at TD Garden to watch and cheer on the Boston Bruins!

SKI OUTING
Get your teams together for the team racing event, which always creates a great
sense of competition and camaraderie. Not a skier? Try the Adventure Package - wall
climbing, ice skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, snow tubing and zip line
activities.

MEMBER DINNER MEETINGS
Our dinner meetings are a way to network with fellow association members and
peers, stay on top of what’s happening in the association, as well as receive topical
and important information from expert speakers and panel members.

HOSTING A BRAGB DINNER/NETWORKING EVENT
Whether you’re interested in sales and marketing, building construction, or industry
related practices, BRAGB offers members the great opportunity of hosting a dinner or
networking event where industry professionals can convene and share best industry
practices.

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Our annual Golf Tournament invites builders and associates to come together and
network over a round of golf. The day ends with an awards reception, raffle, silent
auction and dinner. A sponsorship at the Golf Outing is an ideal way for associate
members to promote their companies and network with the Association’s builder
and remodeler members.

BOSTON RED SOX OUTING
Gather your crew and head to our pre-game party at the Polo Room at Jillian’s where
we will enjoy great food, beverages, networking, and games with fellow members.
We will then convene at the Sam Adams Roof Deck in right field at Fenway Park,
which features great views of the game and allows for continued interaction, fun and
baseball!

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NOTABLE ANNUAL BRAGB EVENTS BREWERY OUTING
Whether you’re interested in sales and marketing, building construction, or industry
related practices, our annual Brewery Outing is a favorite amongst our members.
This is an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to enjoy some of New
England’s finest beers while networking with old and new friends in the building
industry.
PRISM AWARDS GALA
The PRISM Awards recognize excellence in building, remodeling, design, sales and
marketing of properties in Eastern Massachusetts. The PRISM Awards are open to
builders, project owners, developers, architects, land planners, marketing/advertising
firms, interior design firms, remodelers, real estate agencies, financial institutions,
and other professionals in the home building and home ownership industry.
BRAGB INSTALLATION & MEMBER MEETING
Plan to attend one of our Monthly Member Meeting and get to know BRAGB and
our many Building Industry Professional Members! Bring along a colleague or anyone
you think might be interested in BRAGB Membership. Each of our meetings typically
offer discussion topics of interest/concern to the industry and include a dinner.
HOLIDAY PARTY
BRAGB’s Holiday Party is an opportunity for you and your colleagues to celebrate
your professional successes during the past year, and network with old and new
friends in the building industry. This annual party also features a charity tool drive
and special raffle.

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2019 PRISM Awards Gala 2019 PRISM Awards Gala 2019 PRISM Gold Winner

Boston Marriott Long Wharf Boston Marriott Long Wharf Chelsi Christensen, Design East Interiors
Boston, MA Boston, MA
Category: Best Interior Merchandising for a model home
priced below $650,000

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2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

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RECOGNITION PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
BRAGB hosts annual award programs and consumer events including the incredibly
popular PRISM Awards Gala (Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing). By taking part
in these programs and activities, members can distinguish and market themselves to
homeowners and clients as a leader in the industry.

BRAGB members can earn a variety of industry accolades. The BRAGB Annual Awards
program honors a Builder, Remodeler, and Associate of the year for their outstanding
achievements and service in the industry.

PRISM AWARDS
The highly coveted PRISM Awards are presented at the annual gala that pays tribute to
housing industry professionals for excellence in building, design, sales and marketing,
and a myriad of other categories. The distinction and recognition that comes from
winning these awards will build your professional portfolio.

The PRISM Awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of
builders, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, marketing/​advertising
firms, interior designers, remodelers, and other professionals in the home building
industry. Winning a coveted PRISM Award is a sign of excellence in your field and
recognition of superior achievement.

Why Enter the PRISM Awards?
Winning a coveted PRISM Award is a sign of excellence in your field and recognition
of superior achievement. Winners receive significant regional, state-wide and national
recognition in newspapers, magazines and on websites. Even if you are not one of our
winners, entering allows you the opportunity
to gain exposure for your company and
projects as every entry will be featured on
display at the Annual Awards Gala, and
on the BRAGB website. Over 400 housing
industry professionals and guests attended
the Awards Gala in 2019.

Who is eligible to enter?
Entrants can be members of BRAGB, The
National Association of Home Builders, or
non-members. There are no restrictions on
the number of separate project entries an
entrant can submit in a category. BRAGB
members receive discounted entry rates.

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2019 PRISM Gold Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner 2019 PRISM Gold Winner

Builder: Howell Custom Building Group Builder: Sea-Dar Construction Builder: Cape Associates
Interior Designer : Holly Gagne Interior Design Architect: Mellowes & Paladino Architects Architect: Foley Fiore Architecture
Photographer : Jared Kuzia Interior Designer: Susan Reddick Sales Person: Jon Ziperman
Landscape Architect: Sudbury Design Group Marketing Person: Andrea Baerenwald
Photographer: Trent Bell Landscape Architect: Potted Up Landscaping
Other Team Members: R.P. Marzilli [Lanscape Contractor] Photographer: Liz Glasgow
Other Team Members: Mark Kinnane [Executive Oversight]

1. ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW


2. THE VOICE OF HOUSING


3. EDUCATION

4. VISIBILITY & PROMOTION

5. CRITICAL NEWS AND INFORMATION

6. NETWORKING

7. RECOGNITION

8. MEMBERSHIPS

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MEMBERSHIPS BUILDERS AND REMODELERS $695
Builders and remodelers are the heart and soul of BRAGB. These members are
directly involved in the construction of homes, and include small-volume builders,
production builders, light commercial builders and remodelers.
ASSOCIATES $695
Associate members provide products or services to home builders and remodelers.
Associates include architects, designers, engineers, brokers, bankers, attorneys,
distributors, wholesalers, subcontractors, suppliers and many other types of industry
professionals.
AFFILIATES $185
The affiliate member category enables the employees of builder and associate
members to reap the rewards of BRAGB membership at a fraction of the cost.

“Being a longtime member of BRAGB provides
our company with a competitive edge...
[and] growth year after year.”

TIM PORTER WHITMAN HOMES

The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston was organized in 1944
and designed to help builders and associates involved in construction to better
contend with their challenges through collective action. We believe in building a
strong and profitable building industry for Boston area members and customers.
As a part of the building industry, we trust that you are also concerned with the same
basic business objectives that confront our industry.

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MEMBERSHIPS MEMBERSHIP OVERVIEW
Becoming a member of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston
is one of the best decisions you can make for your business. We are the leading non-
profit trade association for industry professionals who are passionate about home
building and construction. Our Association is dedicated to promoting, protecting,
strengthening, and informing our local home building market, and those who work
within it, to ensure that we are—independently and collectively—a viable economic
engine of growth now and in the future.
DIGITAL BADGE: JOIN INDUSTRY EXPERTS
You can now share your professional recognition on a local, state and national level with
the use of our digital badges. These digital badges offer members a visible, verifiable
and sharable recognition of their membership in a highly accredited association for
prospective clients to acknowledge. When you join BRAGB, you become part of a
distinct network of trusted industry professionals.
It also reflects that your education and skill set are up to date. A digital badge helps
individuals gain recognition for significant professional development by aiding in social
media and branding efforts for prospective clients to acknowledge.
Spread the word - after all, you ‘re part of something great!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
When you join the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB),
you automatically become a full member of the Home Builders and Remodelers
Association of Massachusetts (HBRAMA) and the National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB). This three-in-one membership gives you access to benefits on local,
regional and national levels.

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS THREE-IN-ONE MEMBERSHIP
Three memberships for the price of one!

- Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB)
- Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts (HBRAMA)
- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

VOICE FOR THE INDUSTRY
Recognized advocate for housing & development issues in Boston and surrounding
areas, Massachusetts via HBRAMA and nationally through NAHB. We keep you up to
date with the latest proposed legislative and regulatory changes that affect you. We
make sure you have a “seat at the table.”

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
BRAGB provides all of our members with opportunities to grow professionally by
joining a committee at the local, state, or national level. As a leader of an organized
committee, you can help guide the future of home building and development in the
Greater Boston area.

NEWS AND INFORMATION
When you become a member, you gain access to valuable economic and forecasting
information, critical news and information through monthly meetings and events,
including: BRAGB and HBRAMA emails, NAHB Now; Eye on Housing, Specialty
Newsletters, Social Media, Legislative alerts, and Exclusive BRAGB content. You’ll
receive up-to-date information when you want it, how you want it!

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
As the saying goes, the more you give, the more you receive! BRAGB members find
great personal reward as volunteers when our association gets involved in community
events.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
BRAGB hosts the “PRISM” Awards Gala each year to acknowledge excellence in your
field and recognition of superior achievement. Distinguish and market yourself as an
award-winning member of the industry for clients to see!

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
BRAGB is your source for professional education. We offer you approved courses
covering all of the requirements you need to renew your CSL and stay on top of new
information and trends.

MEMBER REBATE AND DISCOUNT PROGRAMS:
Members receive rebates on nationally-known building supplies, discounts on auto

purchases from GMC, Dodge/RAM, and Nissan as well as Geico, UPS, Dell, Avis, Office

Depot, Amazon Business and many more! Reduce business costs with member-only

discounts on Hotels, office supplies, computers, Verizon, Overnight delivery and much

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS HBA REBATE PROGRAM
We’re happy to introduce the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of
Massachusetts (HBRAMA) Member Rebate Program, a free member benefit,
aimed at increasing your bottom line. For the minimal effort of informing
us about the products you use, and telling us when you close on a home or
project, you’ll be putting money back in your pocket. When you participate
in the HBRAMA Member Rebate Program, every home you build can earn
you rebate checks! Remember, both Builders AND Remodelers qualify for the
HBRAMA Member Rebate Program.

Over 70% of the Builders & Remodelers who participated last year received
back in rebates more than they paid in annual dues to the Association!

WHY JOIN
We have found that members join an organization like ours because they are
looking for solutions to five core business objectives:

Grow Business/Make Money Save Money Obtain Education

Find Peer Support Support the Industry

Members stay because they discover that membership brings other tangible
and intangible rewards they weren’t even counting on, including a network
of people to count on and learn from, numerous means for personal and
professional development, valuable promotional opportunities, membership
discount programs, exposure, professional recognition and even life-long
friendships.

Have questions about BRAGB or membership?​
Contact us at (781) 890-2101 or [email protected]
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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP USE BRAGB AS A FREE EXTENSION OF YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS
- Ensure that your company is properly designated in member directory categories,
which will help prospective customers find you online and in our printed directory
- Submit a member-to-member coupon or special program
- Post your events on BRAGB’s Social Media

INCREASE YOUR EXPOSURE TO OTHER MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC
- BRAGB’s quarterly newsletter
- Advertise on BRAGB’s website
- Become an Event or Key Partner
- Enhance your listing in BRAGB’s online directory to include your logo, description,
photos, and more
- Enter the prestigious PRISM Awards (with deep member discounts!)

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK OF INDUSTRY CONTACTS
- Attend BRAGB monthly meetings, networking events and special events
- Get involved on committees, councils and special interest groups
- Sponsor an event for a speaking opportunity and increased exposure
- Host an event at your facility or showroom
- Do business with a fellow member. With members from many different types
of organizations, there’s sure to be someone who meets your current business
needs

BROADEN YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HORIZONS
- Chair a council or committee
- Serve in a leadership position within BRAGB
- Obtain an industry designation through NAHB

DEMONSTRATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE INDUSTRY
Consumers will be more likely to do business with companies which are part of the

official association representing the local home building industry. Utilize BRAGB’s logo

on your:

- Website - Print Ads - Letterhead - Business cards

- Email signature - Social media - Vehicle decal (coming soon!)

- Add the BRAGB badge to your profile on Houzz.com

PUT MORE MONEY BACK IN YOUR POCKET!
- Save on the products and services you use simply by utilizing the links on our
website
- Introduce new members to BRAGB and win prizes including cash and other
incentives
- Save with valuable member-to-member discounts

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REBATES REWARDS AND DISCOUNTS NAHB MEMBER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM
As a member of BRAGB, you are automatically a member of the National
Association of Home Builders (NAHB). NAHB members have access to
discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies.

More information can be found at www.nahb.org/MA

MEMBER REBATE PROGRAM
As a BRAGB member, you are also automatically a member of the Home
Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts (HBRAMA).

No one likes to leave money on the table. So, what would you think if you
could get a rebate for your loyalty to many of the nation’s leading housing
industry product suppliers? Well, now you can! HBRAMA’s Member Rebate
Program helps to increase your bottom line.

More Information can be found at www.hbarebates.com/hbrama.html

MEMBER-TO-MEMBER PROGRAMS AND COUPONS
We encourage members to do business with members. Frequently, members
will offer up special discount programs available only to other BRAGB members.
Submit yours as a way to introduce fellow members to your products and
services.

BUILDER BOOKS
Check out the NAHB Bookstore for books, e-books, white papers, and so
much more. Builder Books is your one-stop-shop for everything you’re looking
to know about the building industry:

- Codes and Regulations
- Customer Service
- Building Techniques ...and so much more!
- Sales and Marketing
- Business Management
- Accounting and Estimating

More information can be found at http://www.builderbooks.com

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KEY PARTNERSHIPS

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BRAGB
45 Dan Road, Suite #8,
Canton, MA 02021

(781) 890-2439

www.bragb.org


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