BIAW Now Accepting Education Program Scholarship Applications

BIAW is pleased to announce it will offer at least $10,000 in scholarship awards to Washington state students pursuing an education in the homebuilding industry or related fields. A fillable 2016-2017 Scholarship Application is now available for your convenience at

The deadline to submit a scholarship application to BIAW is May 6, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Education Program Director Amanda Fields at 360-352-7800, ext.114.

2015 BAR winners

2015 Builder of the Year Monty Smith, Remodeler of the Year Duke York, and Associate of the Year Roger Almskaar.

Honors Bestowed During Annual Awards Ceremony

BIAW's annual installation of officers and awards ceremony took place November 5 at the Westin Bellevue. For the first time in BIAW history, two members were name Builder of the Year - Monty Smith and Scott Yonkman. Additionally, Duke York was named Remodeler of the Year and Roger Almskaar as Assocaite of the year. Unfortunately, Scott Yonkman was unavailable to accept his award in person.

2015 HOF Inductees

2015 Hall of Fame inductees Lyle Fox (l) and Patrick McBride.

Fox and McBride Inducted into Hall of Fame

BIAW members Lyle Fox and Patrick McBride have been inducted into the BIAW Hall of Fame. The award recognizes members who have made significant and lasting contributions to BIAW, the industry and their communities.

New 2016 BIAW Membership Brochure Released

BIAW has released its new 2016 Membership Brochure which highlights the three benefits of membership and explains the benefits of three memberships in one: your local home builders association, BIAW, and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In addition, the brochure outlines all the exceptional benefits and programs offered by BIAW.

View the entire 2016 Membership Brochure.

BIAW Teams up with Vernon Promotional Products

BIAW is proud to announce its partnership with The Vernon Company, an 111-year old, family-owned business that manufactures and imports an endless array of custom promotional products. Earn non-dues revenue for your local association with every purchase you make.

Visit ShopBIAW and earn a 10% discount on all products, setup proofs, and art charges.

Local Association and Member Referral Map

BIAW is proud to announce a new interactive map linking users with BIAW members and their local homebuilders association. The BIAW Technology Taskforce authorized the update during the Summer board meeting and it is now complete.

Users can click on a county using the interactive map which will link them to the corresponding local homebuilders association's Membership Directory. At that point a search can be initiated to find members by service/product, type of company, etc.

This addition to the BIAW website will make it easy for consumers to search for member companies and members to connect with other members.

BIAW Local Association and Member Referral Map

The Economic Impact of New Home Construction in Washington State

Recent research and data from BIAW, NAHB and the US Census Bureau provide an irrefutable case for the benefits of home building. New home construction is a leading revenue and job generator in the state of Washington and, if encouraged, could lead the state's economic recovery.

Economist Dr. Elliott Eisenberg shows us how and why in this entertaining, interesting video highlighting the economic impact of new home construction in Washington.

New Home Construction State's Third Largest Employer

The National Association of Home Builder's Housing Policy Department research estimates the first-year impact of 13,825 new single-family homes built in Washington State is nearly $3.1 billion in state and local revenues, $729 million in state and local taxes and 41,000 jobs.

For the full press release Click here

Just how much do State employees make?

Find out with this user-friendly database or the OFM database showing gross pay for workers at state of Washington agencies, colleges and universities.