National Association of Home Builders – NAHB
NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large. Since its inception in the early 1940s, NAHB has served as “the voice of America’s housing industry.” Its primary goals are to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent.
National Kitchen & Bath Association – NKBA
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has grown into the premier association of distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals. Nearly 50 years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of nearly 40,000 members and is the proud owner of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).
Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association – MVMA
The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association was organized specifically for the adhered Masonry Veneer industry and is now a part of The National Concrete Masonry Association. The organization, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia at the offices of NCMA, represents the Manufactured Stone Veneer industry’s manufacturing companies and their suppliers. MVMA’s mission is to advance the growth of the manufactured Masonry Veneer industry through proactive technical, advocacy and awareness efforts.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry – NARI
In 1983, the National Remodelers Association and the National Home Improvement Council joined to establish the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Today, NARI has 58 chapters nationwide and has enjoyed a sizeable growth period during the past decade. NARI is committed to educating both trade professionals and remodeling ready homeowners. NARI does this by reaching out to a diverse audience in a variety of formats including education, training, publications and programs.
American Society of Landscape Architects – ASLA
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing 17,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use the “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession.
American Institute of Architects – AIA
Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.
United States Green Building Council – USGBC
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, nearly 16,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 170,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
American Society of Interior Designers – ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people – designers, industry representatives, educators and students – committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to postively change people’s lives. More than 24,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.