COUNCILS & COMMITTEES
BRAGB's Builder Plus, Builder Pro, Builder Elite, and Associate memberships include Council memberships. The Councils are an excellent way to network and professionally develop. NAHB provides excellent content to all Council Members. Council dues are an addition annual fee if not included in your membership level.
Committee memberships are free and they rely on the generous volunteerism of members. BRAGB's programs and offerings are largely the result of Committee work. Get involved and realize.
By getting involved in a Council or a Committee you can focus your attention on aspects of the industry that either cater to your own business or fuel a particular passion.
The Remodelers Council serves the interest of remodeling industry members by providing insightful topics that stimulate business development and best practices. The council promotes the benefits of remodeling and engages in regularly scheduled meetings, educational programs, and council-sponsored events. Explore member-only materials including building science guidance, regulation compliance, and certification to the National Green Building Standard. Membership to the Remodelers council offers exclusive access to tools, newsletters, and resources at NAHB. Dues: $60
The Multifamily Council focuses its attention on issues relating to this ever-expanding segment of the industry. Topics including green building requirements, financing, government regulations, legislation and property management are explored. Whether you are involved in rental housing, student housing, or for-sale multi-unit projects, this council offers the resources and tools to navigate the industry. Multifamily represents the specific interests of builders, developers, owners, and managers of all sizes and types of condominiums and rental apartments. Dues: $130
55+ Housing Industry Council:
The 55+ Housing Industry Council is the voice of the 55+ seniors housing industry and a leading source of information and research on the active adult, independent living, service-enriched, and assisted-living markets. Membership gives you access to these valuable resources and offers opportunities to network with peers and experts in the industry. The 55+ Housing Council serves the special needs of BRAGB members involved in all aspects of 55+ housing, including design, development, finance, ownership, management, and sales and marketing. Dues: $130
Professional Women in Building:
The Professional Women in Building Council is the voice of women in the building industry — dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting members. Through education, professional development and networking opportunities, PWB helps members acquire and develop invaluable leadership and business management skills that boost career success. Dues: $75
Sales & Marketing Council:
The Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) was founded to help builders sell homes more effectively. The council provides training, offers awards and recognition programs, and provides sales and marketing tools to council members. Membership to the SMC gives you access to the Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM) and the benefits of earning an IRM designation. Dues: $95
The Associate's Committee encourages associate member involvement in all aspects of the association and takes advantage of working with other councils and committees to introduce their products and services through networking, sponsorship, education, and other opportunities that promote members doing business with other members in complementary areas of our industry.
Building Science Committee:
The Building Science Committee provides a forum for the ever-changing world of technology within the building and remodeling industry. From Complete Home Automation Integration to Building Information Modeling (BIM), to Green and Healthy Homes, the home building industry offers comprehensive systems to enhance the process of construction and the livability of a home. The ABC offers educational programs for members to increase awareness about techniques, systems, and products that offer innovative solutions for builders and remodelers
The Education Committee is charged with developing and overseeing educational programs including the Builders Licensing Course and other CEU courses. The committee focuses on professional and workforce development education and training offering. A safety subcommittee dedicated to establishing timely safety training and information is implemented.
The Events Committee plans and oversees the Association’s annual outings, such as the winter ski trip and the summer golf event. Members are invited to participate in committee activities from planning, fundraising, sponsorship, and volunteering to assist the staff at the events. The success of our events is an important building block of the association.
The Membership Committee is charged with the recruiting of new members and the retention of current members. Working with the Executive Officer and the Director of Member Services, the committee establishes membership goals and promotes campaigns and programs designed to grow and maintain membership including; new member recruitment programs, membership drives, and recognition of outstanding achievement by individual members.
The PRISM Committee, a subcommittee of the Sales and Marketing Council, oversees the bi-annual PRISM Awards. PRISM, an acronym for Prestigious Results in Sales and Marketing, is the Greater Boston area’s most important awards program for builders, remodelers and associated professionals. The committee is responsible for the planning, marketing and sponsorship initiatives pertaining to this exclusive event.
Sales & Marketing Committee
The Sales & Marketing Committee regularly meets to discuss BRAGB sales and marketing initiatives. The agenda often aligns with the other Committees' agendas and with member driven programs.