GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MEMBERSHIP
The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh is a non-profit trade association of residential and light commercial builders and associates including suppliers, subcontractors, lenders, manufacturers, utilities, realtors, architects and engineers. Our primary purpose is the promotion of home ownership and improvement of the residential building industry. Originally chartered in 1938 as the Home Builders Association of Allegheny County, the Association representing Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland counties, has since grown to become one of the largest local home builders associations in the country.
Membership in BAMP includes membership in the Pennsylvania Builders Association, headquartered in Lemoyne, Pa., and the national Association of Home Builders, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
The Pennsylvania Builders Association, (PBA) acts as a legislative watchdog, working to protect the business interests of you and more than 11,500 other members on the state level. You will find the personnel at PBA useful for answering compliance questions, offering educational seminars and much more. The toll free number for PBA is 1-800-692-7339. For info on PBA endorsed Workers Compensation Program for businesses follow this link: http://www.ekmcconkey.com/pba.htm
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) maintains a full-time staff of over 325 employees to help its more than 185,000 members like you! You have direct access to valuable information and advice that will address your business needs. NAHB offers you access to more than 500 information resources. To find out more about the services that your national membership provides, contact NAHB at 1-800-368-5242.
One of the best ways to take advantage of your membership in the Association is by becoming involved in one of BAMP’s committees. The committees give you the opportunity to meet with other builder and associate members while working on an association project. Listed below are the current committees that meet within the Builders Association. To become involved, contact the Association office at (412) 434-5690.
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There is strength in numbers! Through your combined memberships in BAMP, PBA and NAHB, you and your business interests are represented at all levels of government. The Association monitors legislative and regulatory actions that affect the building industry. We lobby against harmful government actions and work for positive change to benefit the community and our industry. Whether it’s a local zoning issue, tap-in/impact fees, land use issues or a building code dispute, we’re on your side. BAMP has a successful history of taking our case to court when necessary. BAMP has led the fight over building issues on behalf of members all the way to the State Supreme Court and won, saving members like you hundreds of thousands of dollars.
To keep members abreast of new and changing regulations, the Builders Association analyzes new laws and educates members. Special briefings, one-on-one consultations, cutting through the red tape with local and state governments...that’s what we’re here for. But most importantly, that’s what we do. You have now become a part of one of the strongest political action groups in the country.
In dealing with legislators, the Association often takes on an educational role. BAMP maintains strong public relations and educational programs directed to consumers, community leaders and government officials. These ongoing activities explain the impact and significance of pending legislation. As a result of these efforts, BAMP has fostered professional relationships with legislators and is often called upon to express the viewpoints of our industry.