5 ways to get the most out of your CBUSA membership

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CBUSA’s group purchasing organization is more than just joining a network – it’s a strategic move for your construction business. The doors to savings, efficiency and growth swung wide open when you became a member.

When you joined, you took a significant step toward enhancing your construction business. However, there’s a world of untapped potential waiting for those who delve deeper into the benefits of their membership.

In this blog, we’ll explore five ways you can maximize the value of your membership and see benefits that will improve your construction business.

1. Enroll in CBUSA brand partners and suppliers

One of the primary advantages of being a CBUSA member is gaining access to exclusive discounts and pricing from a network of trusted suppliers and brand partners. These discounts are negotiated to provide you with significant cost savings on the materials and services you use for your home builds. By enrolling with CBUSA suppliers, you’re not just saving money – you’re making a strategic investment in the financial health of your business and ensuring the success of your chapter.

If you’re not enrolling in CBUSA programs, the question is why? Opting out of these partnerships means you’re paying higher prices for materials and services you could be getting at a fraction of the cost. In the competitive construction world, every dollar saved is a dollar earned, and not enrolling is the same as leaving money on the table.

2. Embrace the power of networking

Your CBUSA membership isn’t just a ticket to exclusive discounts – it’s a golden opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals in the construction industry. This includes not only builders from across the country, but also leaders from top brand suppliers and manufacturers. You’ll have the opportunity to attend events and join group meetings to engage in conversations and learn best practices.

Networking will help you foster relationships that can lead to shared insights, collaborative ventures and potential partnerships. The more you engage, the richer your experience in CBUSA’s network becomes.

3. Engage with your chapter and step into a leadership role

CBUSA chapters thrive on the active involvement of their members. Sharing your experience and expertise is an invaluable way to bring value to your CBUSA community. By engaging with fellow members, you’ll not only enhance your knowledge of industry trends but also foster a collaborative environment where everyone benefits from shared experiences. Your active participation can inspire others and contribute to the overall success of your chapter.

And, if you’re looking to go a step further, you could also try taking on a leadership role. This will enrich your personal experience and also contribute to the overall success of your group. Whether it’s becoming a committee member, leading a project or even running chapter meetings, stepping into a leadership role allows you to shape the direction of chapter goals and initiatives.

4. Be a mentor for newer group members

As an experienced member of CBUSA, you have a wealth of knowledge that can positively impact newer members. Taking on a mentoring role and offering your support to new members benefits them and gives you a sense of pride. Sharing your journey and lessons learned helps strengthen the overall bond and commitment within your CBUSA community – creating a culture of mentorship and camaraderie.

5. Refer others to join your chapter

Your positive experience with CBUSA is a powerful testimonial. You can use your experience to actively promote the benefits of being a member to fellow home builders in your area. Encourage them to join and show them firsthand the advantages they can experience as a member of CBUSA’s dynamic community. By bringing in new members, you not only expand the reach of CBUSA but also contribute to the diversity and strength of your local chapter.

Not a CBUSA member yet?

As a member of CBUSA, you’ll have the purchasing power of a national builder, a higher bottom line from material rebates and access to a network of like-minded builders who want to share best practices.

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Chelsea Cole

Chelsea Cole Chelsea Cole is a senior content marketing specialist at Buildertrend