The Association of the Building Industry
The Builders Association of the Hudson Valley, Inc. is a not-for profit trade association representing the interests and needs of the residential building industry in Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties since 1952. When you join the local BAHV, you are automatically a part of the New York State Builders Association in Albany and the National Association of Home Builders based in Washington, D.C. This network, comprised of over 800 local and state associations, is there for you.
In today's changing business world, membership in the Builders Association of the Hudson Valley will keep you a step ahead.
Construction and Business Benefits
The BAHV can help you with the day-to-day challenges of running your business. As a member of the Association, you'll have access to information on the wide variety of computer programs available to the industry, accounting systems and the latest on codes, standards and regulations.
You'll also have the use of NAHB's free legal research and will be kept up-to-date on innovative energy-saving, efficient building techniques and housing designs.
Industry News and Information
The BAHV monthly newsletter keeps you updated on general membership meetings, legislative issues, industry seminars, and special events. In addition, the newsletter provides advertising opportunities for your business.
You will receive a copy of the annual BAHV Builders Guide & Index, which includes a roster of local members, a listing of legislative representatives serving the region, a quick reference calendar, and room for important phone numbers
As an Association member, you'll also receive NYSBA's Empire State magazine, and NAHB's Nation's Building News, as well as specialized newsletters to help you remain at the forefront of the industry. Builder members also receive a copy of the award-winning Builder magazine.
You will also received regular reports from the New York State Builders Association on statewide issues that have an impact on your business.
You are encouraged to utilize the NAHB Library and Home Builders Bookstore as an easy-to-use resource for finding the latest information on building techniques, business management, sales and marketing, and much more. A convenient hot-link is located at the BAHV website.
Education and Training
The Builders Association of the Hudson Valley helps you through seminars, workshops, and local, state and national meetings. There are certifications programs, conferences and speakers to meet your every need and help you run a more efficient and profitable business. The BAHV also sponsors an annual Scholarship to encourage future members of our industry.
The NAHB Annual Builders Show features over 200+ seminars and a 40-acre display of housing information and products in the one of the largest industry shows in the country.
The BAHV annually hosts its own one-day Trade Show, which gives local industry members a chance to view the latest products and services available as well as speaking directly to the company representatives that will be working with them on a day-to-day basis.
Political and Legislative Representation
Industry problems and opinions of BAHV members are represented locally, in Albany and Washington through the efforts of a corps of experienced lobbyists. When you join the BAHV, your voice becomes 235,000 members strong.
You will have an opportunity to participate in our annual Lobby Day in Albany, when Association members gather from throughout New York State to meet with elected officials and discuss issues critical to our industry.
Belonging to the Builders Association of the Hudson Valley gives you special privileges on the local, state and national level.
The monthly meetings, featuring guest speakers who discuss a variety of helpful business and building issues, and social events of the BAHV, allow you to exchange ideas, discuss common interests and relax among friends.
Association members have access to hospitalization coverage through BAHV's own group plans. Through its members, the Association also offers special retirement/investment plans and workers' comp insurance coverage which offer significant savings to you.
As a member of the BAHV, you'll receive exclusive discounts on car rentals, long distance phone service, travel services, credit card programs and more.
Building the Future... Together
The Builders Association of the Hudson Valley, the New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders have designed numerous programs, services and products especially for you. Through your membership, you will have access to many more services than just those mentioned above.
The Builders Association of the Hudson Valley, NYSBA and NAHB are here to help build the future…together.