Membership Benefits & Application
Advocacy & Representation
WRHBA provides a strong and powerful voice on behalf of all members and stands with its members in lobbying initiatives. We regularly facilitate discussions between the industry and the federal, provincial, regional, and local governments on matters that affect home ownership in Waterloo Region. Being part of a collective voice can increase your influence in shaping government policies, zoning regulations, and building codes.
WRHBA membership provides entry to a range of networking and new business opportunities throughout the year. Member company representatives and stakeholders attend meetings, seminars, conferences, and social and professional events with other businesses locally, provincially, and nationally. These connections can lead to potential partnerships, referrals, and new business opportunities
Marketing and Exposure
WRHBA works to increase your brand power in a variety of ways. These include increased visibility through the member logo, member directory, website, and networking opportunities at industry business sessions, technical forums, and events. Additionally, there are exclusive sponsorship opportunities available to promote member businesses. By leveraging these benefits, WRHBA members can attract potential customers and clients to their business.
Three Tiered Membership
As an Associate Member of the WRHBA, your firm is automatically a member of the Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) and the Canadian Home Builders' Association(CHBA). All three levels are actively engaged in working to ensure our members’ interests are represented as we advocate for housing choice, affordability and sufficient supply for consumers. The WRHBA, OHBA, and CHBA organize annual events that members can attend, participate in, and sponsor. The OHBA and CHBA host annual conferences that bring together all industry sectors.
RenoMark is a national brand that signifies excellence in the renovation industry. It is used to identify renovators, trade contractors, and suppliers who have agreed to adhere to the WRHBA code of ethics and a renovation-specific code of conduct. This includes providing clients with written contracts, warranties, and holding liability insurance. The RenoMark logo can be used by members in their marketing materials. RenoMark membership is mandatory for renovator companies, and supply members are also welcome to participate in the program.
Professional Development, Industry Knowledge and Education
The WRHBA, OHBA, and CHBA offer their members valuable insights into industry trends, best practices, and new technologies. By staying informed, you can keep your business competitive and up-to-date. Industry knowledge and education, news sources, and training programs can enhance your business skills, innovate your systems and products, and lead to better business management and profitability.
Discounts and Cost Savings
WRHBA members can take advantage of discounted rates through the WRHBA Advantage Program. Additionally, CHBA and OHBA offer discounts on various services, including insurance, shipping, car rentals, and more. These discounts and savings can offset the cost of an annual membership.
Enhance your business's reputation and credibility with industry recognition from the WRHBA. Attract potential clients and partners and promote yourself as a member firm. Use the member logo to showcase that you are a fellow member and support the motto "Call a Member First."