BUILDING COMMUNITIES AS WE BUILD OUR MEMBERSHIP

As a member of the West End Home Builders’ Association, you’ll be part of a collaborative group of industry leaders who are committed to professional excellence, to supporting each other and to sharing information and experience to help their business, your business and the home construction, land development and renovation business.

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YOUR VOICE IN OUR INDUSTRY

Since 1942, the West End Home Builders’Association (WE HBA) has been advocating for the interests of our industry. As a group, we provide an effective voice for the land development, home building and renovation industries, as well as for new home buyers. We are actively engaged in working to ensure our members’ interests are represented at all three levels of government and we advocate on behalf of consumers for choice, affordability and sufficient supply.

MARKETING BENEFITS & INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

Your WE HBA membership identifies you as an industry professional and is a mark of professional distinction. It speaks volumes for the quality and level of your services or product and inspires trust and confidence with clients and consumers. WE HBA gives you the opportunity not only to promote your business through the Association’s print and digital marketing platforms, but also gain official recognition through the Awards of Distinction, which showcase the highest levels of achievement in design, construction, technology, promotion and marketing.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The WE HBA offers our members a wide variety of educational materials and news sources. Through a range of seminars, education forums and training programs, our members are able to develop their skills and stay up to date with the latest information on business practices, innovative systems and products. In addition, through various online news platforms and print publications, WE HBA members have the opportunity to stay well informed with the latest industry and business news and are able to use this knowledge to manage their businesses and operate profitably.

DEVELOPING STRONG CONNECTIONS & STRONG BUSINESSES

By being a WE HBA member you open the door to new business opportunities. Through dinner meetings, seminars, social & professional events and other activities, you have the opportunity to network with other businesses locally, provincially and nationally. Our members can also make meaningful connections and work with people from different areas of the industry by joining a Committee or a Council. At all three levels, our Association gives our members the opportunity to get informed and make valuable business contacts through a range of conferences and seminars.

ONTARIO HBA & CANADIAN HBA

All WE HBA members are also members of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and they benefit from services and activities at all levels. OHBA deals with a range of legislation and regulations that affect our industry and promotes professional recognition for all our members through Awards, events and conferences. CHBA , advocates the interests of the industry, creates alliances to promote solutions, develops publications and consumer material and brings all the members together at the annual CHBA conferences.

BUILDER & DEVELOPER MEMBERS

By joining WE HBA, you are joining a group of the area’s leading home and condominium builders who are committed to exchanging information and experience, and to supporting each other in their businesses. Our members belong to an exclusive business network of builders, suppliers, trade contractors and service professionals. Your membership builds confidence with your clients and the consumers and gives you access to a full slate of services that give you the chance to have a voice heard by the government, stay informed and build recognition with consumers.

RENOVATOR MEMBERS

All WE HBA members are also members of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and they benefit from services and activities at all levels. OHBA deals with a range of legislation and regulations that affect our industry and promotes professional recognition for all our members through Awards, events and conferences. CHBA , advocates the interests of the industry, creates alliances to promote solutions, develops publications and consumer material and brings all the members together at the annual CHBA conferences.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Our associate members include trade contactors, manufacturers, suppliers, financial institutions & morgage insurers, warranty providers, housing agencies, as well as service and professional companies. Our members have the opportunity to make strong connections with industry leaders, build successful business relationships and get professional recognition within the industry. Our Association also gives our members access to a wide range of services and information that helps them manage their business, improve their skills and build a profitable, successful future.

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JOIN THE WEST END HBA

Since 1942, West End Home Builders’Association (WE HBA) has been advocating for the interests of our industry. As a group, we provide an effective voice for the land development, home building and renovation industries, as well as for new home buyers. We are actively engaged in working to ensure our members’ interests are represented at all three levels of government and we advocate on behalf of consumers for choice, affordability and sufficient supply.

How to join the WE HBA

Fill out the WE HBA membership application

Download and print the WE HBA membership package today.

Select your membership

Applicants can join as individuals, or as a company (with more than one representative identified on the application fee).

There are four categories to choose from:

Fees HST Total
BUILDER/DEVELOPER* $1,785.00 $232.05 $2,017.05*
RENOVATOR $1,275.00 $165.75 $1,440.75
ASSOCIATE $1,275.00 $165.75  $1,440.75
YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR** $1,045.00 $135.85 $1, 180.85**

Builder/developer members are required to pay into a mandatory Consumer Protection Fund.  This fund is used for advocacy on behalf of our members. The base amount of this fee ($500) is included in the above membership fee. The total fee is based on a fee table linked to the average units built and developed based on a 3 year average.  The total IPF fee varies according to each unit sold/developed bracket as per the detailed table in the membership application document.

** The Youth/Entrepreneur rate is available to all non-builder member entrepreneurs who wish to join the association, who are under 35 years of age, have been in business for themselves for less than five years.  This introductory rate is available for the first two years’ of membership, after which time the member will revert to a full Renovator or Associate member.

Your application is reviewed and approved by the WE HBA board

Prior to joining the WE HBA, you’ll be required to:

  • Provide an application sponsor (a member of the OHBA or CHBA)
  • Provide two business references (a member of the OHBA or CHBA)
  • Provide a New Home Warranty Number (builder members only)
  • Agree to uphold the WE HBA Code of Ethics

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WHY IT PAYS TO BE A WEST END HBA MEMBER, FROM WEST END HBA MEMBERS

West End Home Builders’ Association members enjoy access to resources, advocacy and advantages which non-members simply don’t have.

But don’t just take our word for it. Read what actual members have to say about why they love being a part of the WE HBA.

Allan Roshko

2015 WE HBA President, Metroland Media Group

“The Metroland Media group has been members of the WE HBA for over a decade.  During this time I have had the benefit of meeting business owners, builders and developers from all over southern Ontario.  As a volunteer I have been able to educate myself, on an ever changing industry that affects the Canadian dream of home ownership.  Not only has it been enlightening but it has been extremely rewarding.  When you network in any industry, and it creates opportunities to growth your business.  It creates opportunity to make many friends.  It creates opportunity to excel.  My involvement on various committees, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Board has proved to be very rewarding and proof that you can build trust and relationships and have fun doing so.  I have grown our business in leaps and bounds and worked to adapt our business to many changes over the years.  I wouldn’t have been able to do this without being tuned into the WE HBA and its members.  Thank you for teaching us and thank you for mentoring me.”

Jeff Paikin

2003 WE HBA President, President of New Horizon Development Corporation

We incorporated in 1994 and joined the WE HBA immediately thereafter.  I am a past president of the Association and find great value for both myself personally and our company in our membership.  We enjoy the camaraderie of knowing our other fellow builders in our industry, as well as meeting valued suppliers and trades through this association. I would strongly recommend anybody who has an interest in this industry joining the association, being involved, helping the industry grow, and join the group of people who are firmly committed to ensuring the long term success of home building and condominium building throughout southern Ontario.

Fred Toy

2004 WE HBA President, Turkstra Lumber

I’ve been asked to talk a little bit about and express some feelings about WE HBA.  I’m currently sitting in the board room and as I sit in the board room there are pictures of past presidents’ on the walls dating back to the start of the association 50 or 60 years ago.I look back at when I first got involved in the association in the mid 80’s and at that time, I asked one of the presidents “How do I get involved?”, “What is the best venue for me to be involved?”, “What is the best avenue to get connected to the Association?”  The comment was “You will get out of it what you put into it” and I would absolutely agree that that is exactly what happens.

Being a past president I obviously went through the ranks, sat on committees, sat in meetings, understood what our industry has done and what our industry is doing and it enables myself to be part of the largest employer of people in Hamilton, being the construction industry.

The reason for getting involved is to support the builders:  it’s called the Home Builders’ Association. The builders are the people that put up the houses, but as a supplier we need to support the builders in what they do and the efforts that they are doing and making and developing the communities in the area.

With that I would suggest that anyone who is interested, please contact anyone within WE HBA and there is benefits and the biggest benefit is to be part of the amazing industry we all create.

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