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LaPorte IN 46350
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Membership in the B.A.L.C What’s in it for you? The Builders Association of LaPorte County has been serving the building trades since 1968. Our members represent a variety of companies related to the building, building supply and services & the construction industry. As a member of the Builders Association of LaPorte County, you will have your finger on the pulse of the momentum and trends affecting the industry locally and across the country.

HOW CAN MEMBERSHIP IN THE Builders Association of La Porte County IMPROVE MY BUSINESS?


Profit from the building expertise and business experience of other industry professionals; the builders association provides ample opportunities to discuss building trends and exchange ideas.


The National Association of Home Builders represents a strong nationwide network of over 800 state and local associations that join forces to successfully battle the difficult issues facing the building industry. By joining the BALC you automatically become a member of the state association (IBA) and NAHB. Meet and Network with area building professionals at monthly meetings, while working on committees and at special events.


Members keep abreast of industry news on the national front through the NAHB website as well as Nations Building News and Builder Magazine. Local and State publications give you the inside track on housing starts, and legislative and regulatory activity in our area. The BALC newsletter and email updates will keep you in tune with issues affecting LaPorte County.


Acquire the prestige of membership in a respected association known as the voice of the housing industry. Boost your credibility by earning a professional designation through one of several certification programs sponsored by the NAHB. As a member you will have the opportunity to use the Builders Association of La Porte County logo as well as IBA and NAHB logos in your advertising.


Your ideas and experience are vital in helping housing prosper as an industry and in building a strong association to support these goals. You will not only meet key players on the local, state, and national levels, but you become one of them.


Get involved and you’ll get noticed. Get noticed and you’ll get sales and profit. Participation in association activities gets you and your company free publicity in front of potential clients. Backed by the association name and credibility, you’re steps ahead of the competition. You will be listed on the BALC website with a link to your own site if you wish. Your company will be able to advertise on our website directory at, and the print copy of the BALC directory. The organization produces community events such as the Home Show Expo to provide members opportunities to advertise their products and services.


The association maintains a powerful voice that influences local, state and federal policies which impact the building industry. As a member, you help shape the laws that directly affect your business.


Broaden your base of business associates. If your market is the building industry, this is the best way to target your audience. BALC offers many opportunities for members to showcase their products at monthly meetings, the Home and Garden Expo, the Parade of Homes, and many other venues throughout the year. BALC believes in members doing business with other members and works to promote that philosophy.


NAHB has used its group buying power to provide members with exclusive discounts on business products such as Dell computers, GM cars and trucks, rental cars, and hotels, to name just a few!

We look forward to YOUR membership! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

In making this application I agree:

1. To abide by the Constitution and by-laws of this Association and all amendments thereof. ( See By-Laws at / About us AND See Code of Ethics below )

2. To observe the Code of Ethics of the Association as printed on this application; and in the event of termination of membership in this Association to immediately discontinue use of its insignia in any form.

3. Applicant agrees to supply a copy of certificate of insurance.

__________________________________________ Please Read the BALC Code of Ethics Below:

The active members of this Association shall subscribe to the following Code of Ethics:

A) To conduct business affairs with professionalism and skill.

B) To provide the best housing possible.

C) To protect the consumer through the use of quality materials and construction practices as well as research and development of new techniques, materials and equipment all backed by integrity and service.

D) To provide housing with high standards of safety, sanitation, livability and affordability.

E) To meet all financial obligations in a responsible manner. F) To comply with the spirit and letter of business contracts, and manage employees, sub-contractors and suppliers with fairness and honor.

G) To keep informed regarding public policies and other essential information, which affect our business interests and those of the building industry as a whole.

H) To comply with the rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for health, safety, and welfare of the community.

I) To keep honesty as our guiding business policy.

J) To provide timely response to items covered under warranty.

K) To seek to resolve controversies through a non-litigation dispute-resolution mechanism.

L) To support and abide by the decisions of the association in promoting and enforcing this Code of Ethics

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