The Value of The Builders Association and the Benefits it Provides to the Community

The next generation of builder members of the Shore Builders Association in New Jersey find value in their membership and the benefits it offers to the communities and neighborhoods they serve.
By: Shore Builders Association
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - March 3, 2014 - PRLog -- Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey (SBACNJ) has been a community-based organization of homebuilders and associate members since 1945.  Over the years, the association has weathered the ups and downs of the economy, changing trends in housing and construction and more recently Superstorm Sandy. The storm effect on homes and businesses in the local Monmouth and Ocean County shore areas created unprecedented challenges for communities that will continue for years to come.  Through it all, there is one thing that remains constant for SBACNJ:  the dedication of their member base.

The Association has seen members come and go for many different reasons; however, as the economy continues to improve and membership applications continue to flow in, younger members in the association have increased in numbers as well.  From third-generation builders to newer building companies that are owned and operated by young entrepreneurs, as well as building-related organizations with new-hires, the face of SBACNJ is changing, and change is good.  According to James Pittenger, a third-generation builder located in Neptune, “The most valuable benefit as a member of SBACNJ is the relationships I have developed with other members, especially other builders.”  Pittenger goes on to say, “Being a young professional in the world of construction and real estate development, it is greatly beneficial to be able to sit down and ‘talk shop’ with people who are considered the best in the industry.”  James is not the only young professional finding value in his company’s membership.

Another third-generation builder based in Whiting, Mike Kokes, sees a rebirth in the building industry and is on a quest to help mold the future of the Association for his and future generations.  “Homes are the most valuable asset most people own.  Having pre-vetted contractors and resources that our local homeowners can trust to help add value to their investment makes our Association invaluable to the community.  If more builders and companies see the value and become members of SBACNJ, our organization will continue to grow and provide our local communities with the home improvement and building related products and services they need”, according to Kokes.  While tradition and longevity are part of what multi-generational companies provide to the building association, newer companies led by younger entrepreneurs are also adding value through innovation and providing a new voice for the industry.  New members like Chris Amato whose company, located in Avon-by-the-Sea, has been involved in the building industry for eleven years, initially joined the Association to network with other builders and trade contractors in the area.  Along with great member only benefits, such as a health plan and member rebates, Chris is excited to participate in a group that in his words, “are dedicated professionals who joined the organization in order to better their company and the profession as a whole.  By seeking out Association members, homeowners in our communities will find a high level of professionalism and quality of work.”  The influx of younger building industry professionals actively participating in the Association offer innovative and cutting edge techniques and strategies for providing the communities we serve with a high level of dedication and excellence. SBACNJ’s future is secure in the hands of the upcoming generation.

Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey, Inc. (SBACNJ) is a professional trade association covering Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer and Middlesex counties comprised of builders, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, and service-oriented businesses. SBACNJ currently has over 275 member companies. Anyone involved in the building industry can benefit from the services, programs, information and opportunities available through Association membership.  SBACNJ is a chartered chapter of both the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA – 1000 members strong) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB – 140,000 members strong). Upon joining the SBACNJ (local association), companies and individuals automatically become a member of the NJBA (state association) and NAHB (national association). To better understand what SBACNJ, NJBA and NAHB offer please visit for the Shore Builder's website where there is a wealth of information as well as links to NJBA & NAHB's websites, opportunities for cost savings on products and services for your business, as well as health benefit options for member employees.

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