Founded in 1969, the Johnson City Area HBA is a non-profit trade association that unites all segments of the housing industry in Johnson City, Jonesborough, Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington Counties.  Membership in an association such as JCAHBA provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of both your business and the industry as well as build valuable relationships that will help you grow your business. Our members take their “ Do Business with a Member” pledge seriously. 

Membership in JCAHBA provides you the ability to build relationships with other members in the local market, but you’ll also be connected with more than 140,000 members nationwide – from all areas of the building industry.  JCAHBA not only provides many benefits to its Members but also serves to keep housing affordable, oversee codes and regulations, Workers Compensation laws, and much more on behalf of the members, the public, and the building industry.



BUILDER MEMBER - Any individual who is or has been in, or employed by a firm or corporation in the business of building or remodeling homes, apartments, schools, commercial, industrial, or other structures in a community or in land development. Must hold a valid contractors license and must comply with the current licensing laws of the State of Tennessee.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER - Any individual who is or has been engaged or employed by a firm or corporation engaged in a trade, industry, or profession related to building or remodeling of homes, apartments, schools, commercial, industrial, or other structures normally related to and apparent to a community. 

AFFILIATE MEMBER - Any individual who is an employee of a business represented by a builder or associate member as described above.
   ***Affiliate members do not have voting privileges, unless designated by the business represented to act as the official representative at designated meetings. If an Affiliate member leaves the employment of the business it joined under, membership is terminated immediately and not able to be designated to another representative of the business.

SUB/SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR MEMBER- Any individual who contracts to provide work for a general contractor and performs specialty work such as installing plumbing, roofing, laying carpet, making cabinetry, landscaping, etc for no less than 90% of their business.


Top Reasons to Join Your Area HBA

  • Three-in-one membership -- JCAHBA, Home Builders Association of Tennessee (HBAT), and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Advocacy - Local Code, State and National Legislative Oversight
  • Gain Exposure for Your Company to over 150 members
  • Industry News and Publications
  • NAHB Certified Professional Designation Classes such as Certified Green Professional, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Certified Graduate Builder, OSHA Training, and more!
  • Your co-members are in your market -- home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, design, housing finance, building products, and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.
  • When you join the Johnson City Area HBA, you join forces with over 140,000 trade allies throughout the nation. Members include homebuilders, developers, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, financial institutions, insurance companies, and many more.
  • Networking Events
  • Professional Recognition


The Value of Membership

 The benefits of joining JCAHBA and also becoming a member of HBAT and NAHB are extensive and include:

~ Valuable Member Discounts - JCAHBA, HBAT and NAHB offer Member Advantage Programs that entitle you to discounts on products, vehicles, shipping, computers, services, car rentals, office supplies and more. Hover over the "Join" tab to find the program you are intereted in.
~ Access to NAHB's Team of Expert Advisors - NAHB's staff professionals are available to consult with members on anything from marketing plans to construction techniques and can even offer you free legal assistance. Help is just a phone call or an email away!

~ Powerful Advocacy and Representation - HBAT and NAHB's advocacy services help you defeat excessive regulations and defend affordable housing initiatives on Capitol Hill, in Tennessee, and in the communities where you do business. In 2013, the work of the JCAHBA, HBAT and NAHB advocacy teams resulted in billions of dollars in reduced costs or increased revenues for members.
~ Exposure to the Latest Building Products and Services - As a member of JCAHBA, you can attend the International Builders Show® (IBS) , a business building experience like no other, at a low member price and get a first-hand look at all the latest products and services.


We are the only organization working around the clock exclusively in the interest of the residential building industry, so we invite you to become a member of this great Association and help us continue to provide the services essential to our industry.