The Pennsylvania Builders Association is a statewide non-profit trade association incorporated in 1945. Affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and a network of 32 local associations across the state of Pennsylvania, PBA is the unified voice for the home building industry and the housing consumer.
PBA serves members by providing proactive leadership on state regulatory and legislative issues. In addition, we proudly offer a variety of services and money-saving opportunities to our local associations and members.
PBA Mourns the Loss of Joseph Mackey
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2021
Joseph Mackey, 2010 PBA President, passed away on February 7 as a result of a plane crash in Tennessee. Joe and his wife, Sandi, owned and operated J&S Custom Homes, […]
Past PBA President Passes Away
PUBLISHED Feb 01, 2021
Charles “Chuck” Farrell was PBA’s 2002 President and a diehard supporter of the PHRC and the NAHB Student Chapter at Penn State. He passed away on January 28 in State […]
Meet Cindy Cepko, 2021 PBA President
PUBLISHED Jan 29, 2021
Cindy Cepko, co-owner of Granite Homes, a building-remodeling company in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the 71st President of the Pennsylvania Builders Association. In this role, Cindy will oversee PBA’s activities on […]
10 BENEFITS OF JOINING THE PBA
The PBA experience is different for all members, but most members find one or more of the following a rewarding part of their membership:
PBA members have access to fully insured group and individual health insurance, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, AD&D and disability through the Pennsylvania Builders Insurance Program. Members also enjoy dedicated service with a hotline for premium member service. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
Advocacy and Legislative Efforts
PBA’s Government Affairs department works diligently to advocate for builders and consumers on the Hill, promoting grassroots initiatives, fighting harmful regulations, and promoting beneficial legislation. PBA represents the home building industry at the state level, and often works with individual locals at the municipal level.Download Members Guide
Discounts and Rebates
PBA members are eligible for a variety of discounts and manufacturer rebates. Through the Member Rebate Program, builders can receive discounts from manufacturers such as Lutron, Delta, Velux, Carrier, and more. The National Purchasing Partners through NAHB provides discounts on products purchased from companies including Sherwin-Williams, Staples, Airgas, Priceline, and others. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
National Discount Program
NAHB Advantage also offers specialized discounts for members. Through agreements with more than 20 national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees, and family. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
Credit Union Membership All members are eligible to join the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU). Members enjoy free checking, free ATM access, convenient online, mobile deposits, and low loan rates with 30-second loan responses. PBA member who are business owners can also benefit from PSECU’s business account services – or may want to provide credit union membership to their employees as a no-cost benefit. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
Education & Training
PBA has partnered with the NAHB and the PHRC as well as other groups to offer educational and training opportunities through webinars and on-site presentations. In addition, PHRC offers speakers to local associations so members can connect with experts on a variety of topics. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
Small Business Growth Partners
Members are eligible for a FREE 20+ page step-by-step and time-based 12-month plan of action business analysis from Small Business Growth Partners. The review will provide input on areas including marketing, sales, team communication, hiring, financial tracking, and more. The value of this extremely helpful program is over $2,000 but for PBA members, the service is free. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
Centricity offers a variety of products designed for builders including the classic home warranty programs offering peace of mind for builders and homeowners. Other products include a residential energy guarantee. Builder members who take advantage of Centricity's competitively priced warranty program will receive a 5% loyalty bonus, and through their participation, will also be supporting their local and state associations. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
Workers’ Compensation Program
The PBA Workers’ Compensation Program is an “alternative market program” established by the Pennsylvania Builders Association in 1999 to help members by leveraging their group buying power to save on workers compensation costs. The program is only available to association members and since inception, the program has grown to over 600 accounts with an excess of $8 million in premium volume. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
Looking for guidance on how best to put together contracts for projects but don’t have any idea how to start? PBA members have access to a variety of sample contracts that provide examples and general information so you can create comprehensive agreements. Please note that these samples are for general information purposes and not intended to be legal advice. FIND OUT MOREDownload Members Guide
KINDS WORDS FROM A PROUD MEMBER
“Since Joining the PA Builders Association in 2010, I can’t count the number of connections we’ve made that have turned into great friends as well as a referral base. This organization has brought big business to our small team.”
- Jeff Troyer, Lanco Housewrights, Lancaster, PA
Endorsed Trade Student Certificates
PBA Members have exclusive access to contact information for students who have recently graduated with their Endorsement Trade certificates. These hardworking graduates are looking for work in your area.
SUPPORT TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY LEADERS
Today’s construction trade students are Pennsylvania’s future builders, contractors and business owners. The primary focus of the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing, Inc. is to foster the development of a strong future workforce for the home building industry in PA through PBA’s Endorsed Trade Program and other educational opportunities.
We all know what a critical role the home building industry has on the economy. While our industry overall is showing much improvement, there is a significant lack of skilled workers. We need your help to rebuild our own workforce. With your help we can fund scholarships and support programs for students who truly want to learn a trade or build a profession in residential construction.
Learn more about the Foundation at www.pafoundationforhousing.org