For over 60 years, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association has represented the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in Ottawa with 350 member companies. Becoming a GOHBA Member places you instantly in a professional network that gives you opportunities listed below.
There is strength in numbers, and members of the GOHBA have successfully worked together to promote affordability, accessibility, quality and choice in housing for all Canadians. The GOHBA’s strong liaison with political decision makers has resulted in effective representation on a large number of important housing issues. Through the efforts of the Builder/Developer Council, home buyers will save over $50 million during the next ten years due to development charge reductions of as much as 75% in area municipalities – just one example of how the effective political representation at all levels has resulted in real benefits to association members.
Three Tiered Membership
With membership in our local association, members also benefit from membership in the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA), providing resources and links to our provincial and national networks.
The GOHBA offers dozens of ideal opportunities for members to get together to make business contacts, to learn about the latest developments in the industry and to meet the people who can help your business succeed. Through our monthly dinner meetings, committees and social events, members are able to maintain regular contact with the individuals who are their target market.
Education and training is the cornerstone of professionalism and the GOHBA provides members with a number of opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge for success. GOHBA members have gained the skills to help them offer better homes and services to their customers while keeping a firm eye on the bottom line.
Marketing is an integral part of doing business. For consumers, membership in the GOHBA has become a mark of professionalism, reliability and quality work and products – attributes that are highly valued by consumers.
The publicity generated by events like the Ottawa Home + Remodelling Show, Ottawa Fall Home Show, the Art of Home Tour and the Housing Design & SAM (Sales and Marketing) Awards means vast public exposure that provides members with tangible benefits – qualified leads and sales opportunities. All members who participate in these campaigns benefit from the visibility and exposure. By pooling marketing and advertising resources for association events, member firms are able to “buy” more visibility and credibility than most are able to on their own.
Locally, provincially and nationally, GOHBA member firms are recognized year after year for everything from technical innovation to sales and marketing – awards that would not have occurred without their GOHBA membership.
Our membership directory is published once a year, and distributed to all of our members, as well as the general public. The GOHBA’s motto “Be a member …… do business with a member”, encourages members to work with other industry professionals. Plus, every GOHBA member is included in the on-line classified directory of members on our website, making it easy for builders and consumers to find the products or services they need, 24 hours a day.
Group Insurance Discounts
Exclusive insurance programs are available for members at highly competitive rates, which include complete employee benefits program with benefits such as life insurance, AD&D, disability insurance, extended health care and dental coverage.