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The Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho

A Residential Construction Trade Association Affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Member Testimonials

"I believe that being a member of the BCASWI gives me the opportunity to be better educated on the issues that directly affect our business"
Dave Yorgason, Capital Development


"I am a member of the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho because it is actively taking responsibility to visibly support my profession in a positive manner and in turn ultimately provide an avenue to better my community and the lives of it’s citizens."
Dennis Schaffner, Schaffner Signature Homes, LLC


"I am a member because I believe in giving back to an industry that has given me and my family so much for many years. I support the BCA both physically and financially because the building industry needs such an organization to maintain and police the integrity of the industry and all the different entities that exist within it."
Bob Barnes, Western Heating and Air Conditioning


To interact with my peers and become a huge voice for our industry in our community and state.
Burt Smith, Burt Smith Custom Homes


I am a member of the Building Contractors Association is because it is the watchdog of our industry, saving our customers thousands of dollars from over regulation and taxation. Kent Mortensen, Mortensen Construction, Inc


Being a member of the BCASWI provides me the opportunity to network with both builders and associates. But even more importantly, I know my membership dollars are used to promote reasonable legislative and regulatory policy. This, in turn, helps to keep housing more affordable. The more people and families that can afford a home, the more homes will be built...and ultimately, that makes for a bigger and better market for everyone involved in our industry, builders and associates alike.
Eric Smith, Rental Property Solutions


I'm a member because it allows me to keep educated on the issues which effect my clients and I believe in giving back to an industry that supports my career.
Steve Weeks, Weeks Law PLLC


The BCA has been an organization that has always been close to my both business and personal interests. Being in the lending industry, I have had the opportunity to work with builders as well as many of the associate companies that comprise membership. It seems to be true that the people that understand and are involved in the betterment of their industry through association enjoy successful business. I have a great respect for the people and the foundation that the BCA stands on. I enjoy being a part the many councils and committees and hope to continue that involvement for many years to come.
Chalyse Edgar


In the 14 years I've been a member of the National Association of Homebuilders' local chapter (BCASWI), I have witnessed first hand the power of being united as a group with common interests. I continue to be impressed by the legislative and regulatory results that we have achieved and the information that is freely shared. United we stand.
Ted Mason, Ted Mason Signature Homes

I choose every year to renew my membership in the Building Contractors Association for several reasons, but the most important reason is that this association fights very hard to keep every one of us in business. There are several legislative issues that have come down the pipeline in the last several years that would have put the brakes on the residential building community. People do not realize that something like fire sprinklers, that have nothing to do with their trade, would have put them out of business because people could not afford a new home due to government enacted mandates.
Steve Martinez, Tradewinds General Contracting

I can't think of a better way to promote your product than the Parade of Homes, which is the reason I joined the association. Like many others I enjoy writing off my mortgage interest, an issue the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) continues to fight for on our behalf. Because I'm a member of the BCASWI I'm also a member of NAHB. Another huge cost the BCA has spent years fighting and defeating is fire sprinklers in new homes. If passed requiring fire sprinklers would raise the price to build a new home substantially. A few reasons I value being a member.
Bobbie Schultz, Jordan Homes LLC


Through the Building Contractors Association I have been able to enhance my business and enrich my life.
Pat Minegar, President, A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning


As builders and associates we must have an organization that we can unite behind for and on behalf of their industry. The BCASWI is that organization. I have personally witnessed, year after year, individuals giving of their time and talents to benefit the local building environment through participation in the BCASWI. These efforts have made a difference in the past, and they will make a difference in the future.
Jeffery D.Thompson, Thompson Homes, Inc.