For over 65 years, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association has represented the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in Ottawa with 350 member companies. Becoming a GOHBA Member places you instantly in a professional network that gives you opportunities listed below.
There is strength in numbers, and members of the GOHBA have successfully worked together to promote affordability, accessibility, quality and choice in housing for all Canadians. The GOHBA’s strong liaison with political decision makers has resulted in effective representation on a large number of important housing issues. Through the efforts of the Builder/Developer Council, home buyers will save over $50 million during the next ten years due to development charge reductions of as much as 75% in area municipalities – just one example of how the effective political representation at all levels has resulted in real benefits to association members.
The GOHBA offers dozens of ideal opportunities for members to get together to make business contacts, to learn about the latest developments in the industry and to meet the people who can help your business succeed. Through our monthly meetings, committees, and social events; members are able to maintain regular contact with the individuals who are their target market.
Education and training is the cornerstone of professionalism and the GOHBA provides members with a number of opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge for success. GOHBA members have gained the skills to help them offer better homes and services to their customers while keeping a firm eye on the bottom line.
Membership in the Greater Ottawa Homes Builders’ Association has become a mark of professionalism, reliability, and quality – attributes that inspire confidence with clients and consumers. The publicity generated by our high profile awards programs provide tangible benefits to those that participate, and there are many opportunities to promote your business through our print and digital marketing platforms.
Our membership directory is published once a year and distributed to all of our members, as well as the general public. The GOHBA’s motto “Be a member… Do business with a member”, encourages members to work with other industry professionals. Plus, every GOHBA member is included in the online classified directory of members on our website, making it easy for builders and consumers to find the products or services they need, 24 hours a day.
Exclusive discounts and special offers on a range of products and services are available for members at highly competitive rates, which include complete employee benefits programs, insurance, office supplies, hotel/car rentals, gas, and much more available through both the CHBA and OHBA.
How to Join
Minto Communities has been and remains an active member and supporter of GOHBA since its beginning. Some of GOHBA’s tremendous benefits are to bring together its members and provide our industry with a unified voice at all levels of government.
Among the many benefits of having a GOHBA membership, being able to showcase the caliber of our projects through the organization’s annual Housing Design Awards competition lends credibility to our brand; both as a business and in the eyes of our clients.
eQ Homes is proud to be an active member of the GOHBA. Our team members take advantage of the education and industry training initiatives and the firm knows that GOHBA represents our industry professionally on all important matters with our industry regulators.