Tyler Area Builders Association

Many people ask the Tyler Area Builders Association, “Why do we need an association?” or “What can the TABA do for me?” The Tyler Area Builders Association grew out of the builders’ need for services home builders need. Builders have found it helpful to pool resources, ideas, and money to accomplish things individuals cannot.

The success of the Tyler Area Builders Association is directly attributed to the collective efforts of many members who make a commitment to contribute to the growth and development of this association.
We provide:

Three-in-One Membership
When you join the Tyler Area Builders Association (TABA), you automatically become a full member of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The resources of these three associations help members make the most of their investment and connect with the benefits they value most.

Powerful Advocacy
Ranked #11 on Fortune Magazine’s “Power 25” Advocates, NAHB has the grassroots strength of over 235,000 members to defeat excessive regulations and defend affordable housing initiatives in our nation’s Capitol. And closer to home, the TAB professional government relations staff in Austin works year-round to advocate legislative reforms that benefit our industry statewide. Locally, the TABA staff works closely with county and city officials and regulatory agencies in the development and adoption of regulations, codes and housing standards.

Critical News & Information
For over 65 years NAHB and TAB have been the nation’s leading source for housing industry information. Members use a variety of ways to stay connected to industry information, including publications, e-newsletters, exclusive Web site content, bulletins, special reports, e-mail alerts, and financial data, among others. Receive up-to-date information on the national state and local levels, when you want it, how you want it!

Invaluable Networking Opportunities
As an alliance of over 800-plus member from all parts of the home building industry, TABA is a one-stop network shop! From local networking After Hours, general membership meetings and golf tournaments to the Home Products Show and the Parade of Homes™, members have dozens of way to meet and build relationships with fellow professionals, customers and suppliers. And remember, you are also professionally connected to over 14,000 fellow home builders in Texas and 235,000 nationally.

Nationally Recognized Educational Programs
In our competitive marketplace, differentiation is the key to success and TABA’s education programs offer just that. NAHB’s University of Housing offers hundreds of educational program in a variety of formats, including a number of designation programs. TAB and TABA also offer educational opportunities (some with TRCC credits) that help members gain and keep a competitive edge. No matter what your specialty is, you’ll find the curriculum, instructors and prestige to boost your success. Click here to see a list of available classes.

Access to Expert Advisors
Wouldn’t it be great to have a team of industry experts at your disposal to address your specific business questions for free? When you become a member of NAHB, TAB and TABA, you get instant access to our distinguished economists, legal research staff, legislative professionals, financial experts, librarians, and regulatory and technical specialists. The reasonable cost of the TAB Residential Contracts Package alone is worth your membership fee!

Exposure to the Latest Building Products and Services
Don’t miss the International Builders Show and the Sunbelt Builders Show at the Gaylord Texan! You can attend at a low member price and get a first-hand look at all the latest products and services. The word is out that these are building business experiences like no other! And don’t forget the TABA Home Products Show at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler, where you’ll see the best and most up-to-date local products and services.

Industry Publications
Knowledge is your best defense in this rapidly changing industry. Keep up-to-date with complimentary subscriptions to NAHB’s Nation’s Building News, member’s newspaper and a free subscription to BUILDER Magazine; TAB’s Texas Builder and TABloid; and TABA’s TABA News. Plus, members have access to a variety of publications on specific industry segments such as sales and marketing, remodeling, commercial building and more.

Professional Recognition
Enhance your professional credibility and visibility by belonging to one of the nation’s most highly respected and widely known trade associations. Not sure how to do that? Get involved. Join a committee. Attend your general membership meetings. Sponsor a new member and become a Spike. Teach a class. Do just one of these and you will see, professional recognition comes easily when you get involved!

Public Exposure
www.tylerareabuilders.com is the place the public goes to find a builder, remodeler or supplier. Be sure that your company’s name is the one they see when they go on-line or look in the TABA membership directory, the Parade of Homes™ magazine, and the Home Products Show guide. By associating your name with TABA, TAB and NAHB, you are letting the public know that you associate with the best in the industry. And don’t forget to include these logos in all your company’s marketing.

Member Discounts
Reduce your day-to-day business costs with member-only discounts. NAHB’s purchasing power means big savings on travel, financial services and automobiles. Your membership entitles you to discounts on hotels, car rentals, office products, computers, payroll services, overnight delivery, health, property and casualty insurance and more.

To apply, click the "Apply For Membership" link above on the left. Once on that page, follow the steps to apply online and pay the dues with your Visa or Mastercard, or click on the Downloadable Application link. The application can be printed and completed, then fax it to or bring it by the office along with your check to pay for the dues. For more information, please call the Tyler Area Builders Association at 903-561-3964.