HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS ASSOCIATION OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
NEW MEMBER O R I E N TAT I O N G U I D E
2228 BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE, SUITE 307 FAIRFIELD, CT 06825 203.335.7008 | HBRA@BUILDFAIRFIELDCOUNTY.COM
WELCOME Welcome to the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Fairfield County. Congratulations on becoming a member of this dynamic association, dedicated to representing and advancing the interests of the Home Building, Remodeling, and Land Development Industries. Members of the HBRA represent the best in their industry. Whether a builder, remodeler, developer or associated trade or supplier, our members are committed to the highest standards in building our communities. As a member of the HBRA of Fairfield County, you have access to: • Nationally recognized educational opportunities • Government advocacy in Hartford, CT and Washington, DC • Networking & business development opportunities • Targeted advertising and sponsorships • Discount and rebate programs that can potentially save you thousands of dollars a year
NAVIGATING THE WEBSITE Please visit our website (www.buildfairfieldcounty.com) and sign in to access the MEMBER MANAGE area of the HBRA website. Here you can manage your directory listing profile which is visible on our website, social links, etc. You can also register and pay for events online through this area. Your user name is your email address â€“ just request a temporary password to start the process. Our website home page is updated regularly with a list of upcoming events. You can click any of the banners on the home page or click here to be taken to our calendar. All of our members are listed in the online member directory. Click here to view it. For a step-by- step guide of searching our online directory please click the video below.
The HBRA hosts many events throughout the year to allow for networking, speakers and panelists. Our goal is to provide opportunities for members to build relationships with other members which will hopefully yield new business and learn about our industry in the process. GMMs, or General Membership Meetings, are hosted the first Wednesday of most months in the calendar year throughout Fairfield County. Prices of the events for members depend on the venue. All events include food and beverages. In July we have a Golf Classic and there are some other special events throughout the year. Typical GMM have around 150 people in attendance however some events turn out much more. GMMS range from our popular GMM at the Beach in September, to Awards Night in December, the Member Mixer at Two Roads Brewery in May and everything in between. If you would like to consider extra visibility for your business we offer many event sponsorships. If you are interested, we can work to achieve your goals based on your budget. Contact Jackie for more information.
PROUD MEMBER RESOURCES We are committed to making you feel welcome in this Association. At the first General Membership Meeting you attend, you will have an opportunity to introduce yourself and your company. Consider attending our other events as well. It is a great way to grow your business by developing relationships and a network of referrals. You can download and display this â€œProud to Be A Memberâ€? logo in your email signature, on social media, and on your website. If you need different file types, please contact the office. Click the images below to save and download.
SOCIAL MEDIA Social media has become a necessary tool for our businesses. Be sure to follow us on social media, and we will follow you back:
Tag us in an Instagram story and we will share it! If you are not on Instagram, you should be! It is the most used social media platform in our industry and a great way to make connections with other HBRA members. We often share upcoming events, news stories and other important information on all our social media platforms, but Instagram is the most popular and interactive. We have also set up a Facebook MEMBERS ONLY page. Here you can ask to join the closed group and will be approved. This will be limited to members. This has been set up so that members can post to this page and only other members will see it. It can be used to post jobs, projects, needs, etc. to assist members and promote our theme of members doing business with members. To request to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hbrafcmembersonly/
BUILDING CONNECTIONS As a new member your logo and information will be spotlighted on our â€œNew Membersâ€? page in our monthly digital newsletter, Building Connections. The latest issue can always be found on our homepage and our recent news page. Click here to see our latest issues.
The e-magazine is sent out monthly and includes event info, industry news, promotions, and other relevant information.
MEMBER REBATES & DISCOUNTS As a member of the HBRA of Fairfield County, you have access to discounted programs and deals that can help you save up to thousands of dollars a year! Our most popular discounts are from companies like Verizon, GNC Ram trucks, and NAHB travel discounts. Click here to view all membership benefits and rebates.
Click the video above to learn how to access the Membership Discounts and Deals page on the HBRA website.