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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.

Wednesday
Sep 30

Competent Person Training: Confined Space

Confined space accidents are one of the most common fatality accidents in construction. Prevent common mistakes and keep your jobsites safe.
Thursday
Oct 1

Seattle Builders Council (SBC) Breakfast

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Tuesday
Oct 6

Significant Changes to the 2018 Codes

Covering changes to Washington amendments, plumbing, fire, and mechanical codes
Tuesday
Oct 6

GRIP Education Webinar

Getting your GRIP on Claims, Comp & Safety
Tuesday
Oct 6

Virtual PWB Shaken, Not Stirred Happy Hour

But you can order your drink however you like.
Wednesday
Oct 7

Developer Builder Issues Council (DBIC) Breakfast

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.

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.

  • 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

  • Codifying Prejudice

    Our association strives to ensure all people can attain housing. To achieve that goal and right these wrongs, we must face our industry's troubling past. Delve deeper into our region's racist housing history, with links to resources, original documents, and more.

    Sep 14, 2020

  • 2020 General Endorsements

    Each election cycle, our Affordable Housing Council (AHC) interviews candidates at the city, county, and state levels to determine their degree of support for our industry. The following candidates have received an AHC endorsement for the 2020 election cycle.

    Sep 14, 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

  • Built Green Virtual Conference Preview

    September has finally arrived, which means the 2020 Built Green Conference, presented by King County GreenTools, is only a couple weeks away! Our team’s a hive of busy bees making this a conference you won’t want to miss.

    Sep 2, 2020

  • Blackwood Builders Group: Greenwood Ave. Rowhouses

    Blackwood Builders Group's Greenwood Ave. project, located at the juncture of Fremont, Ballard, and Phinney Ridge, provides rooftop views of some of Seattle’s most iconic scenery. Where a single-family residence once sat, a five-unit rowhouse now helps maintain urban density, well-connected to the bustling neighborhood.

    Aug 4, 2020

  • PRESS RELEASE: 20 Years and 20,000 Certifications for Built Green

    The Built Green® program has far exceeded the original expectations. As of June 2020, Built Green has certified over 20,000 single-family and multifamily projects, creating 36,000+ green households in the Puget Sound region. In 2019, 73% of all new single-family homes built in Seattle were Built Green certified.

    Jul 28, 2020