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Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Maine

Who is HBRAME?

The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Maine [HBRAME] is a not-for-profit trade association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders [NAHB], a national association of 150,000 members representing the residential construction industry across the United States.

We are the only trade association in Maine representing the residential construction industry that offers nationally recognized Certification Programs and federally-approved apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training programs in the construction trades.

Our members build to the nationally recognized Uniform Building and Energy Code.

Our members come from all areas of the housing industry including residential, commercial, and industrial construction. They include renovators, remodelers, land developers, and builder/creators of single- and multi-family homes.

Our members also include industry associates such as manufacturers, suppliers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, mortgage bankers, insurance/title companies, and attorneys.

Together we represent a leading voice in Maine’s burgeoning housing industry.

From green building to modular, log and timber-frame homes, they uphold the strictest performance guidelines in building. In addition, they take an active role in advancing the goals of HBRAME, through support of other members, promotion, education and advocacy.

Our Mission

Believing that home ownership is a cornerstone of The American Dream, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Maine [HBRAME] dedicates itself to community-building, the professional success and integrity of its members and a strong economic future for homes and housing in Maine.

Our members are professionals who sign and abide by a code of ethics, embody excellence in their work and their standards, and engage at local and national levels in promoting their industry.  They stay abreast of trends that affect it.

Our Values

Community-building

Integrity

Education

Advocacy

Professional success

HBRAME Benefits

HBRAME members save thousands of dollars each year thanks to HBRAME’s advocacy efforts and other member benefits. While home building is a challenging industry, HBRAME’s resources, expertise and educational opportunities can help you build a better product, build a better business, and create a more positive business environment.

NAHB Member Benefits

HBRAME is part of the National Association of Home Builders and we are able to pass along all the offers, education & training as part of membership!

Member Events

HBRAME is proud to offer member only events. These events will help you meet others in the industry.

Job Postings

Our members are hiring! Check out our job listings from HBRAME members and find your career today.

Training & Education

Take advantage of training as part of a HBRAME member. Whether you are growing your business or looking to further train your employees, there are many options to choose from.

Sponsors

Member Spotlight

Clason Remodeling Company

We have been in business for more than 14 years, developing and building new structures, additions and making alterations and repairs to homes on the islands and shorefront of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

Consumer Resources

Past Member Meetings

Latest News

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🎯 Dehumidification. A desiccant dehumidifier is perfect to use when drying materials by lessening vapor pressure and humidity. In fact, it’s considered an effective method when you want to dry materials quickly while reducing the chance of mould development.

🎯 Seal the construction envelope. By doing this, you’ll be able to prevent water from entering the building. When sealing the building, there are proven methods you can do like installing water-tight windows, sealing all openings around windows, doors, and other areas, installing water-tight roofs, and using water-tight siding on the construction’s exterior.

🎯 Keep your materials dry. The site storage must be covered and dry to avoid moisture damage to good materials. For better results, consider storing the materials a few feet from the ground and under the roof. You should cover the materials with plastic sheets to keep them dry, but don’t cover them too tight because moisture may build up in time.
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