Legislative Issues Fund Donations: Builder and Associate memberships include $25 to support our Vermont Legislative Issues fund. Affiliates and Remodeler's Council memberships include $10 to support our Vermont Legislative Issues fund. You can donate additional $25 amounts by entering a number 1 or greater next to "Legislative Issues" at the bottom of the page where you enter your membership information under "Add On" section. You can also enter the discount code "NOLEG25" to opt out of the $25 Legislative Issues Fund donation and "NOLEG10" to opt out of the $10 Legislative Issues Fund donation in that same area.
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**Dues payments to the Vermont Builders and Remodelers Association are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB and the Vermont Builders and Remodelers Association, 27.0% of the total dues is not deductible for income tax purposes.”
The knowledge I have gained through membership and involvement in the VBRA has value that far exceeds the cost of annual membership. Fellow members I have learned from, the educational opportunities, and having a representation of our trade in legislative affairs is priceless. I cannot imagine what the cost of this knowledge would be if I had to go out and obtain it on my own. I would not be at the top of my game as I am today without the VBRA.
Mark Groleau, Groleau Construction Co., Inc.
Lake Champlain Closets & Storage
I joined VBRA for many reasons. I was impressed with the programs the committees have developed for Workforce Development, Employee Retention, and Growth Programs (particularly with the labor shortage) and Education seminars, among several others.
I am also a new business owner and as the pandemic continued, I missed having an avenue to network and bounce ideas off others in the trade’s profession. What I have found from the members in the Home Builders and Remodelers Association, is a camaraderie that is important in a small state such as Vermont. With how fast paced our environment has become these days, it is rare to find a group of professionals that make the time to hash through some complicated business concepts or may have had similar challenges at some point and provide advice.
Additionally, their legislative work is incredibly important as we need our voice at the state level. If our politicians are not hearing from folks in the field, they will not have an accurate understanding of how to make improvements or adjustments to laws as they pertain to the trades.