Some of the numerous benefits of membership in the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association are listed below. Please call 799-2611 for more information. The WCFHBA offers local, state and national benefits.
Marketing and Advertising Want to increase your business’ visibility and credibility? Opportunities abound to sponsor a major event, including the Parade of Homes™ and HomeEXPO or general membership meeting. In addition, you can advertise in the Association’s monthly newsletter, annual directory and on the web site. The Association’s advertising rates are consistently below local media outlets while getting your company’s name and message before your targeted audience. For more information about sponsorships, contact Bryan Sartin, and for more information about advertising, contact Hannah Lane.
Industry Publications The Association keeps its members on top of local, state and national trends, legislative actions and technology through various publications. Members receive complimentary subscriptions to the National Association of Home Builder’s Builder magazine and the e-newsletter Nation’s Building News. In addition, the Association produces the following members-only publications:
New Health Insurance Plan for Members WCFHBA has partnered with a national provider to offer a limited-benefit health insurance plan for members -- a new affordable health insurance option for your employees and their families. FlexMED allows you to control the rate by choosing the desired benefits from three WCFHBA plans. For more information, contact the following members of our association: Robert McIver, George Chadwick Insurance, 762-2489; Amanda Smith, Glasgow Hicks Company, 794-6100; Steve Simms or Kay Anderson, Harold W. Wells & Son, 762-8551; Sarah Squires, Southeastern Insurance Agency, 620-0456; Ronald Sykes, Wiley Insurance Agency, 350-3600; or Steve Yates or Jim Williams, Woodbury & Co, 763-3431.
- The Tool Box
The monthly newsletter covering local governmental affairs and legal issues and Association news and events
- Builders News
The weekly e-newsletter including industry news and local meeting and course listings
- The Annual Membership Directory
A convenient telephone directory of all builder members, associate members, board of directors and staff, as well as a Buyers Guide
- The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Website
A tool used by both members and the general public to access member information and the latest Association events and programs.
A web site dedicated solely to new home sales. The site allows prospective buyers and agents to search for new homes in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Members advertising on the site get a reduced rate and can list unlimited houses and communities.
Three-in-One Membership By joining the Association, you automatically become a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA). The National Association of Home Builders, a federation of more than 235,000 builders, remodelers and industry associates, strives to enhance the climate of the housing and building industry through public policy analysis, industry-wide media relations, and representing the industry’s issues on Capitol Hill. The North Carolina Home Builders Association is a dynamic group of builders and associate member-firms across the state who pool information and efforts to provide the collective clout and muscle the home building industry needs.
Governmental Affairs As a member of the Wilmington Cape Fear Home Builders Association your legislative and regulatory interests are well represented by the associations partnership with BASE (Business Alliance for a Sound Economy), the North Carolina Homebuilders Association (NCHBA) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). The Association’s Governmental Affairs staff works closely with federal, state and local elected officials on issues that affect the home building and development industries. As an umbrella organization, BASE provides governmental affairs services to the Brunswick County Home Builders Association, the Topsail Island Association of REALTORS®, the Brunswick County Landowners Association, the Pitt County Economic Development Partnership, and over 75 private sector member represented consulting firms. By representing you at the local, state and national levels, BASE and its extensive network with NCHBA, and NAHB keeps you in business! Click here to access BASE.
Meetings/Networking The Association hosts many events allowing members to meet and do business with other members in both formal and casual atmospheres, including the Parade of Homes™, HomeEXPO, monthly general membership meetings, educational courses, golf tournaments and council meetings. The “Do Business with a Member” program encourages business relationships between builders and associates for the mutual benefit of both their companies and the industry.
Education From regular classes and seminars to keynote speakers and nationally-recognized certification programs, the Association keeps members up-to-date on issues and developments crucial to their success in the industry. Participation in these member-only educational opportunities enables you to stay ahead of your non-member competitors.
Build PAC Build PAC represents members uniting to support the best-qualified, pro-housing candidates running for local office. Build PAC is completely independent and bipartisan, and candidates are chosen on their merits alone, giving the Association political clout in the election process.
Professional Councils We offer councils in: Sales and Marketing, Land Use, Green Building, Professional Remodolers, Commercial Development, 50+ Building and Custom Builders. Click here to learn more!
Insurance Builders Mutual Insurance, the Association’s premier provider of worker’s compensation insurance, offers money-saving discounts exclusively to members. More detailed information is provided upon joining.
Fuel Being a Quarles Fuel Network Member means savings, convenience, and quality fuels for your fleet. Quarles is a privately owned and operated business that believes its customers come first. With three 24-hour Quarles Fuel Network locations in Wilmington, and 80 locations across the mid-Atlantic, you’ll never be far from premium diesel and gasoline. Become a QFN Member today! Call Stephen Chilton at (919) 600-9403 to sign up!
Email Marketing with Constant Contact When you register through the WCFHBA partner program, you receive an additional percentage off of Constant Contact's already reduced prices. Save 15% off month-to-month, 20% off 6-month prepaid and 25% off 12-month prepaid marketing. Already a member of Constant Contact? No problem! You can still switch and save. Click here to sign up for discounted email marketing!
Mutual of Omaha Mutual of Omaha offers association members discounted premiums and/or enhanced benefits on a variety of our insurance products and financial services that are not available to the general public. Contact Michael DeHart at (910) 256-447 ext 230 for more information or click here.
Radio Advertising Introducing the "30-30-30" Advertising Plan with Cumulus Broadcasting. This plan guarantees no blackout dates, no minimum investments, no minimum length & comes with FREE commercial production! The "30-30-30" Advertising Plan is available on ALL Cumulus Broadcasting radio stations, including: 980AM WAAV (Regularly: $1650, WCFHBA Members: $870), 94.5 The Hawk (Regularly: $1350, WCFHBA Members: $870), Coast 97.3 (Regularly: $3000, WCFHBA Members: $2010), 102.7 GNI (Regularly: $2700, WCFHBA Members: $1980) and WWQQ 101.3 (Regularly: $3300, WCFHBA Members: $2400). Each month, your business will receive:
- 30 Prime Time Commercials (M-F 6am-6:59pm, 10x per week, 3 weeks per month)
- 30 Evening Commercials (M-F 7pm-11:59pm, 10x per week, 3 weeks per month)
- 30 Weekend Commercials (Sat-Sun 6am-9:59pm, 10x per week, 3 weeks per month)
- For more information & to take advantage of this great advertising opportunity, contact Beth Sorace at (910) 332-2229
2012 Suppliers Discount Card Our supplier-members: Craft American Hardware, E.W. Godwin’s Sons, Longley Supply Company, ProBuild, Showroom at Ferguson Enterprises and Surplus Warehouse are generously offering discounts (just show your card!) to our small-volume home builders and custom home builders who built an average of no more than 25 homes per year during the previous 3 years. (These builders shall not be owned, controlled nor have a majority principal owner affiliated with home building business entities that build in excess of 25 homes per year.) They will also offer discounts to small-volume remodelers and “artisan or trade members”, which are defined as carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians, drywall & plaster contractors, roofers, masonry contractors, siding contractors, framers, insulation contractors, HVAC contractors, etc. (Members must be in good standing and qualify for this program under the guidelines established by the WCFHBA.)
Just through this one WCFHBA discount program, you as a small builder, remodeler or a trades member can save enough on your supply purchases to pay for your membership in less than a year! You may pick your card up Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or call us at (910)799-2611 and we’ll put it in the mail to you!
NCHBA Member Rebate Program Our nation’s leading manufacturers pay rebates as their way of thanking the building community for their loyalty to their products. To be eligible, you must be an active builder or remodeler member of the NCHBA (which you are when you join the WCFHBA). Membership will be verified before rebates are distributed. To register for the member rebate program, go to www.hbarebates.com/nchba.html and following the easy-to-use instructions found there. Rebate checks will be mailed on a quarterly basis.
Lowe’s - Members should visit www.LowesForPros.com/NAHB or call 877.435.2440 and register to save 2% on your Lowe’s Accounts Receivable (LAR) purchases and free delivery on purchases over $500. Now Members save an additional 5% every day at the store when they mention the 5% at time of purchase and when using their LAR.
General Motors - $500 exclusive private offer on most Buick, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles. Business Owners may also qualify for additional incentives, visit www.nahb.org/ma and click on the GM logo to find out more.
FedEx Advantage Program & YRC Transportation
• Up to 29% on select FedEx Express® U.S. services
• Up to 25% on select FedEx Express international services
• Up to 20% on select FedEx Ground® services
• Up to 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services
• Up to 70% on FedEx Freight® & FedEx Nat’l LTLSM services
• Save at least 70% with YRC for your freight shipping needs
Visit www.1800members.com/nahb or call 1.800.MEMBERS (1.800.636.2377)
Solveras Payment Solutions - Web/mobile tools, credit card and eCheck processing, check services and more. Free "Savings Analysis" offered to NAHB members by calling 800.613.0148 or at www.solveras.com/nahb. Average Savings $1,475 a year.
Dell - Up to 30% off on top of the line Dell computers. Call 800.695.8133 or visit www.dell.com/mpp/nahb
Liberty Mutual - Up to 10% on auto and home owners insurance. Call 1.800.531.3398 or visit www.libertymutual.com/nahb
Hertz - Up to 20% off on rental cars and FREE Gold Club membership. Visit www.nahb.org/ma and click on the Hertz logo to find out more information.
Avis - Up to 25% off rental cars and FREE Avis Preferred Service membership at www.avis.com/nahb or call 800.331.1212.
Budget - Up to 20% off rental cars at www.budget.com/nahb or call 800.283.4387
Hewlett Packard - Discounts: 9% notebooks, 5% printers/scanners, 7% handhelds, 12% workstations, 16% servers, 12% storage, 6% third party options (over 10,000 items), plus free ground shipping. To place your order call 1.888.202.4488 or visit www.hp.com/go/nahb
Office Depot - 10% off all delivery orders. Free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Call 800.274.2753 mention NAHB membership or visit www.officedepot.com/nahb
Omaha Steaks - Save 10% off all online promotions. This discount is in addition to any online specials. www.OSincentives.com/promo/nahb
Endless Vacation Rentals - 10% discount of over 200,000 vacation rentals worldwide. Destinations include the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe & more. Call 877.670.7088 and Mention ID 20090 at time of reservation or go to www.evrentals.com/nahb
Wyndham Hotel Group - 20% off the best available rate at over 7,000 hotels, resorts. Mention ID 8000002688 at time of reservation. 877.670.7088. Go to www.nahb.org/ma and click on the Wyndham logo to find out more.
FTD - 20% off floral arrangements and gifts at www.ftd.com/nahb or call 800.SEND.FTD use code 17421.
NAHB Career - www.nahb.org/careers - 20% off of standard rates for job posting & 15% off other HR services