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Membership to the Builders Association is an easy way to better your business.  We offer a wide variety of services that offer you a competitive edge, bringing your company to the forefront of construction in Chicagoland.
There are three membership types:
  • Regular (for general contractors)
  • Associate (for specialty contractors)
  • Affiliate (for member businesses that provide a product or service to the construction industry)
Browse our directory to see which businesses have already chosen to become a part of the best construction association in the Chicagoland area. Already convinced? Join us today. 

Benefits of Membership 

Here’s what we can do to immediately begin improving your business:


The Chicago Area’s Best Educational Opportunity 
Exclusive Sessions
The Builders Association consistently brings leaders of the construction industry directly to our members. We look cover important topics to give you the edge in a highly competitive market. We want to provide you with the best possible resources and people that will give you highly focused information you can use immediately to improve your business practices. See our training/education page for more details. 
Diverse Options
Through the Construction Education Institute (CEI), over 60 courses per year are available to train your company employees in a variety of subjects from Project Management Training to Construction Spanish. Employees of any skill level can find a course, register through the Builders Association, and improve their abilities.  For more info and to register, check out our CEI Informational Materials.
Safety Services
  • Quarterly Safety Forums to allow your company to discuss and prepare for safety issues
  • Safety Alliance with OSHA
  • Distribute Safety Awards to market your reliability to your clients, and
  • Create eligibility for national awards through your complimentary membership with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Save Time on Labor Relations
A Full-Time Resource For Your Business
Our expert knowledge of Chicago area labor is here to help solve your problems, whenever and wherever you need it:
  • Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Union Grievances
  • Audits
  • Signatory Issues
No-Hassle Contracts
Union Contracts can also be signed through the Builders Association, giving you better contract terms and more provisions to protect your business investment. Our contracts:
  • Offer you the option to renew once they expire, as opposed to requiring you to renew as many contracts do.
  • Keep you from being liable for subcontractor nonpayment.
  • Protect you from personal liability for corporate obligations.
Thorough Government Relations
Working Together As A Force For Change 
The Builders Association seeks to give businesses a single, concentrated voice, one that works for beneficial change in the industry. We work hard to support construction-friendly bills and oppose bills that would have a negative impact on your business.
Getting Your Voice Heard 
We monitor the activities of the city government and keep you aware of new laws and regulations that impact your daily work efforts. The Builders Association sits on several of the area’s prominent advisory groups and boards, allowing your opinion to be heard with ease.
Stay In The Know With Informative Communications
The Builders Association communicates with members regularly. We keep you aware of industry news and upcoming business opportunities so that you can use your time more effectively.
  •  You’ll receive our monthly newsletter, the Builders Blueprint. You’ll get information on upcoming events, industry issues, and educational opportunities.
Promote Your Company
Not only will we communicate with you, but you can use this website to communicate with other members as well.  We offer a host of opportunities for you to showcase your business through the site, including the ability to post photos of recent projects, press releases, and marketing text. 
AGC Membership
As a member of The Builders Association, you will automatically become a member of the AGC. Membership with AGC provides you with a host of benefits, including national representation,  access to their expansive catalog of business resources, invitations to national conferences, and government representation on a federal level. The Builders Association is the Chicago area chapter of the AGC. Interested in learning more? Check out their "Why Join" webpage.

Builders Association membership runs from January 1 to December 31st of each
year. If you are considering joining mid-year and beyond, contact us about prorating your dues.

General Contractor dues are based off of the company's Gross Sales Volume (GSV) from the previous fiscal year.

Gross Construction Sales Volume  Builders Association Annual Dues
 Under $5 million  $2,000
 $5 million - $10 million  $4,500
 $10 million - $15 million  $7,000
 $15million - $25 million  $10,000
 $25 million - $35 million  $11,000
 $35 million - $50 million  $12,000
 $50 million - $100 million  $14,000
 Over $100 million  $16,000







Subcontractors: $950

Supplier: $950

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