Editor's Note: This summer, the OSHBA surveyed 5,000 members and non-members about the OSHBA and its effectiveness. Bottom line: Members value the association but OSHBA must do better in communicating perceived value and creating opportunities to strengthen relationships. Here's what touched the leadership about the survey results. A full report will be in the Winter 2013 issue of Builder Magazine, which you will see in your mail in December.
Phil Rhees, vice
We want to do a better job getting the word out to lapsed members of what OSHBA and their local chapters do for them. Our insurance program has the most value for general liability and workers compensation. We have lower rates than non-members, and so we have lower premiums. Our advocacy at the state Capitol helps us fight overly restrictive regulations that saves money for home builders and homeowners. It strikes a balance for homeowners making it affordable and safe.