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For precautionary reasons related to COVID-19, MBAKS offices are closed until King County enters Phase 3. Staff is working remotely and can be reached via phone or email. For more resources, read our COVID-19 updates. Events and class cancellations are noted on our events calendar.

Keep More of Your Money

Save on health insurance, get discounted building supplies, receive workers’ comp refunds, and more.

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Most companies save 10-15%.

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Improve safety and save money on workers’ comp.

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Grow your business with member-to-member advertising.

Homeowner's Handbook

Attention do-it-yourselfers! Browse our expert-driven guides and resources to get that weekend project done right.

Make homebuying and selling less stressful with help from real estate experts.

Pro tips from premier Puget Sound builders for a successful homebuilding process.

Transform your space for the most dazzle—and the fewest dollars.

Keep your family safe and protect the value of your investment.

We Care About The Puget Sound

Our communities are also our homes. Learn how we help make our region a better place through our advocacy efforts, sustainability practices, and community outreach programs throughout King and Snohomish counties.

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We advocate for builders on the federal, state, and local levels and assist members with permitting and regulatory issues.

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We want to keep our region green. Learn how to certify green homes and implement green building practices.

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From building free wheelchair ramps to painting community centers to park cleanups, our goal is to ensure everyone has a happy, healthy place to call home.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND CLASSES

Members get discounts on events and classes.

Tuesday
Nov 24

Significant Changes to the 2018 Codes

Covering changes to Washington amendments, plumbing, fire, and mechanical codes
Tuesday
Dec 1

New Job Classification Requirements

Are you correctly classifying independent contractors and salaried exempt employees? Minimum pay and duty requirements change January 1.
Tuesday
Dec 1

GRIP Education Webinar

Join us for one or both of these exciting topics:

•Getting your GRIP on Claims, Comp & Safety

• OSHA 300 Recordkeeping

Tuesday
Dec 1

Virtual PWB Shaken, Not Stirred Happy Hour

But you can order your drink however you like.
Wednesday
Dec 2

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Wednesday
Dec 2

Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead Initial

Train to inspect, install, and manage stormwater controls on your site.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

“We hold meetings for existing residents even before buying the property, to talk with them and see if building there (in a particular neighborhood) would be a good fit in the first place.”

Aaron Fairchild, owner, Green Canopy Homes
Green Canopy Homes' Sam Lai, Kate Wells-Driscoll, Eric Lubert, and Aaron Fairchild

MEET OUR MEMBERS

“The MBA Trust has consistently been 10–15% less expensive for us, even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

Todd Bennett, president of BDR Companies and a 21-year MBA Health Trust Member
Todd Bennett, president of BDR Companies

LATEST FROM THE MBA BLOGS

Catch up on the coolest tech, breaking industry news, latest advocacy efforts, and more.

  • Home Prices Continue to Rise

    Median home prices for single-family homes and condos rose more than 17% year-over-year in King and Snohomish counties in September 2020. The King County median home price was $698,230. In Snohomish County, it was $550,000.

    Oct 28, 2020

  • MBAKS Joins Partners in Launching Coalition for More Housing Choices

    This week, your association joined with regional leaders, civic organizations, businesses, labor, and nonprofits in announcing a new coalition formed to advocate for a shared and defined vision for housing in our region.

    Sep 25, 2020

  • Month-to-Month Unemployment Figures Improve

    The Washington unemployment rate for August showed some improvement on a monthly basis, moving to 8.5%, compared to 10.2% the previous month. The Seattle/Bellevue/Everett unemployment rate fell from 8.2% in July to 7.4% in August. Twelve months ago the unemployment rate in Snohomish County was 3.0%, and 2.7% in King County. The August 2020 Monthly Employment Report marks the sixth month since the impacts of COVID-19 started showing up in the local labor market.

    Sep 24, 2020

  • Wine Room Design Trends: What You Need to Know

    Home cellars used to mean putting wine racks in your basement. But today, the possibilities are endless.

    Sep 17, 2020

  • Eight DIY Tips for Creating a Stunning Shower Experience

    One of the reasons bathroom remodels are so popular is there are so many great styles and options to choose from. But with so many choices, it can sometimes be tricky to know where to start or what to focus on. To keep things simple, we’ll focus on creating a stunning shower enclosure to tie the whole bathroom together.

    Sep 10, 2020

  • Let's Talk Decks

    Want to spend more quality time in your outdoor space? Consider building a deck.

    Sep 3, 2020

  • New Codes Means New Checklists!

    Since February, the Built Green team has been meeting with our Executive Committee and numerous community stakeholders to update its signature checklists. The team is finally ready to share the last nine months of work that have culminated into a completely updated 2021 Single-Family/Townhome New Construction checklist!

    Nov 20, 2020

  • Attendees Got Their Buzz on at the Built Green Conference

    We want to send out a big thank you to those who attended the Built Green Conference on September 13! With many builders and policymakers in attendance, as well as elected officials, consultants, vendors, architects, nonprofit staff, real estate agents, and students, we had a great opportunity to discuss and learn about issues impacting our region through a green building lens.

    Nov 4, 2020

  • 2020 Built Green Award Winners

    The Built Green Hammer Awards honor members for their outstanding projects and contributions to sustainable homebuilding over the past year in different building categories.

    Oct 6, 2020