Your builder measures first;
Why shouldn’t you?

Hiring a Certified Builder

You Deserve the Best

It’s simple. When you choose a Certified Builder you’re partnering with a professional who has committed to performing at the highest level possible in our industry.

Exceeding Requirements

We Reach Higher

Did you know that in Washington, the requirements to become a registered contractor are minimal? Anyone who pays for the license and bond are qualified, no test or education needed to build or remodel your home. BIAW believes you should have a contractor you can trust and created the Certified Builder designation.

More than a Dwelling

We Measure Up

By hiring a Certified Builder, you are getting a vetted contractor required to complete education, provide multiple references from both employees and clients. Certified Builders reach higher and work harder to ensure your house is more than just a dwelling, it’s your home.

Latest Projects

Trust Our Craftsmanship

“Working with a Certified Builder has been amazing. He was highly skilled and could answer any question I asked about the process. I like to be hands on and working with a Certified Builder put me at ease.”

—Reba Jackson, Cascade Custom Homes

“Sockeye Homes exceeded our expectations. The friendliness of the team, the quality of construction, their considerations of schedule and their attention to detail was top notch.”

—Ryan Peterson, Sockeye Homes Client

“It is rare in this busy home building market to work with a builder who pays as much attention to detail as Rush Residential. They don’t just build a quality home—the build communities and put a lot of thought into how its residents will live day to day.”

—Larisa Litterell, Rush Residential client

Become a Certified Builder

Earn the brand

Doing the right thing matters to you. You emulate values that have proven themselves over and over throughout your career. You care about being an expert. And you want your customers to know that by hiring you they will get the best.

The Certified Builder designation is like no other, one that will propel your business to a new level of recognition and reward. A Certified Builder is proven, accountable, and vetted by one of the largest home building associations in the country. It’s an achievement that asks more of you, because you ask more of yourself.

The cost to become a Certified Builder is $299 for BIAW members and $599 for non-members.

Valuable Benefits

The BIAW provides support to help showcase your status to the home buyers by giving you access to a dedicated staff member, helping you achieve maximum success.

Quality vendors and suppliers have more incentive to align themselves with a Certified Builder resulting in better collaborative relationships.

Your Certified Builder Toolkit gives you access to professional marketing templates, logos in various formats for us in social media and on your website, and other electronic documents you cam personalize.

Certified Builders are offered first opportunity access to BIAW events and discounts on BIAW-partnered educational seminars.