Comprised of hundreds of premier builders in cities all across the country, and supported by top vendors, trades and manufacturers at both the local and national levels, the CBUSA network becomes a great foundation for knowledge share. Whether it’s builders in the same local markets helping one another find labor, or larger builders sharing effective purchasing strategies, CBUSA members benefit from hearing what other like-minded businesses are doing. In local markets, members gather monthly to share, collaborate and learn more about local trends and solutions to everyday industry challenges, while at the national level, CBUSA members enjoy annual meetings, trade shows and the coveted ‘Power 30’ conference—for top performing members.
CBUSA hosts a ‘Power 30’ Conference where top performing members across the CBUSA network are invited to a full-day business meeting to share industry best practices, their personal successes and discuss CBUSA’s strategic initiatives for the next 12 months. Guest speakers headline the event, focusing on important industry topics, while panel members educate and enlighten CBUSA’s best, helping them understand more ways to ‘earn’ better pricing, incentives and service through the CBUSA network.
The biggest value to me in the group is the knowledge base, camaraderie and willingness to share information with the best builders in our market. Luis Jauregui, Jauregui Inc – Austin, TX
Typically custom and independent builders never have the opportunity to negotiate national contracts with manufacturers solely based upon their size, volume or limited footprint. But due to the collective volume of the CBUSA Network, members that participate in the National Contracts Program are able to purchase like large regional or national builders and establish direct relationships with name brand manufacturers like James Hardie, Lennox and Kohler. Through these established relationships, CBUSA builder-members become a priority for the manufacturer, receiving quicker response rates and greater customer support.