Designations & Education
Professional designations can help you make a “peace of mind” decision. They identify professionals who continually demonstrate a commitment to excellence and never rest on their laurels. To earn any of these designations, a builder must complete a regularly updated curriculum of industry-related topics. Candidates for these designations are also required to pledge their commitment to a professional Code of Ethics.
Gotta love these designations! Also gotta look for them when you’re ready to interview builders. Ours include:
The Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) is a professional trade association, chartered in 1948 with the National Association of Home Builders. This site is designed to offer consumers information about the building industry and expanded information for members of the Michigan Association of Home Builders.
The Home Builders Association of Livingston County (HBALC) is a not-for-profit professional organization representing its members while addressing the interests of the building industry and the community-at-large. As the voice for the building industry, the mission of the HBALC is to support and enhance the economic growth and quality of life in our community.
The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation was established in 2001 as a 501 (c) (3) charitable, non-profit organization to support building industry workforce development, training, and education initiatives in Washtenaw County. The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation also supports local housing related charities.
The Chamber is also proud to support its local merchants. Each year thousands upon thousands of people visit the downtowns in the Chamber area to attend civic, social and business events. This has a great impact on the local economy.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.
It is a volunteer effort to repair, restore and rehabilitate homes of low -income, disabled and elderly homeowners of Livingston County. Labor of Love includes Project Day, a large, one-day event that undertakes many repair and cleaning projects with many volunteers. Additionally, Labor of Love has expanded to provide a year around Urgent Care and Repair ministry to perform repairs that are required so that the people can continue to live safely in their homes.