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Retention Royale results are in!

December 18, 2023

BIAW’s 2023 Retention Royale results are in—and the big winners will receive cash for recruiting AND retaining new members to our local associations.

Retention Royale rewards relationships

As local associations across Washington recovered from the membership challenges they experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BIAW launched a new membership drive in 2021 to help rebuild.

This extraordinarily successful drive brought in nearly 400 new members. Top recruiters won trips to the International Builders Show and invitations to an exclusive recruiter reception at IBS in Orlando.

National data shows that new members are most likely to cancel in the first year or two of membership. Retention Royale rewarded recruiters who helped keep their recruits as members past that two-year mark.

Retention Royale results

Congratulations to the following recruiters who retained 100% of the new members they brought into their local associations! Each of the following won $100.

Building Industry Association of Clark County

  • John Dewitz
  • Aaron Helmes
  • Aaron Marvin

Central Washington Home Builders Association

  • Nicole Ahola
  • Wesley Nelson

Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities

  • Scott Jay
  • Eric Keskitalo
  • Troy Woody

Lower Columbia Contractors Association

  • Clint Mathews

Olympia Master Builders

  • Debbi Boyd
  • Daniel Doyle
  • Karen McClennen
  • Rusty Ruiz

Kitsap Building Association

  • Jake Able
  • Rick Cadwell
  • Dee Coppola
  • MayElla Disney
  • Berni Kenworthy
  • Jim Laughlin
  • Gary Lindsey
  • Ron Perkerewicz
  • Daryl Read
  • Steve Sego

Jefferson County Home Builders Association

  • Kevin Coker

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties

  • Curt Maier
  • Luellen Smith

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association

  • LeRoy Boren
  • Kelly Fox
  • Ernie Hernandez
  • Brian Hobbs
  • Bob Moe
  • Roger Privett
  • John Ravnik
  • Brynn Riggins
  • Aaron Schweer
  • Barry Wiebe

Spokane Home Builders Association

  • Deacon Band
  • Chris Dixon

Master Builders Association of Pierce County

Chris Lockhart

Building Industry Association of Whatcom County

Chris Knudsen

Congratulations to the top local associations in the Retention Royale competition! Each of these locals has 100% retention and won the top prize for their local.

  • Lower Columbia Contractors Assn.
  • Jefferson County HBA

View complete Retention Royale results. 

New membership drive coming in 2024

BIAW will be announcing a new membership drive in 2024. Watch the Hammer & Nail and social media for more information!


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