Established in 1979, we are your neighbors and community leaders, providing education and support for building industry professionals. We promote jobs for local people by encouraging homeownership, sustainable growth, environmentally conscious building practices and stewardship for Skagit and Island Counties.
Code of Ethics
Members of the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association believe and affirm that:
- Home ownership can and should be within reach of every American family.
- American homes should be well designed, well constructed and well located in attractive communities with educational, recreational, religious, and shopping facilities accessible to all.
- American homes should be built under the free American enterprise system.
To achieve these goals, we pledge allegiance to the following principles and policies:
- Our paramount responsibility is to our customer, and our community and county.
- Honesty is our guiding business policy.
- High standards of health, safety, and sanitation shall be built into every home.
- Members shall deal fairly with their respective employees, sub-contractors and Suppliers.
- All members ascribe to the view that alleged misconduct of an Association member shall be investigated by an Association Committee.
- As member of a progressive industry, we encourage research to develop new materials, new building techniques, new building equipment and improved methods of home financing, to the end that every home purchaser may get the greatest value possible for every dollar.
- All sound legislative proposals affecting our industry and the people we serve shall have our informed and vigorous support.
- We hold inviolate the free enterprise system and the American Way of Life. We pledge our support of our associates, our Local, State, and National Associations and all related industries concerned with the preservation of legitimate rights and freedoms.
We assume these responsibilities freely and solemnly, mindful that they are a part of our obligation as members of the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association.
President: Kim Piazza; John Piazza Jr. Construction & Remodeling
1st Vice President:Curtis Banta; Yonkman Construction Inc
2nd Vice President: Kris Tully; CPI Plumbing & Heating Inc
Treasurer: Lisa Munson; No 7 Development
Secretary: Dee Dee Swartz; Olympus Containers / Circle A Containers
So. Whidbey Chapter Pres.: Dave Johnson
Price Johnson Construction Inc
Builder Board Members
Martha Rose Construction Inc
No 7 Development
Associate Board Members
Frontier Building Supply
Sound Cedar Lumber
Washington Concept LLC
South Whidbey Representative
Dave Johnson: Price - Johnson Construction Inc
Kim Piazza / John Piazza Construction & Remodeling IncBob Johnson / Ward-Johnson Masonry & TileNational Life Delegates
Bob Moe / Triple R Framing & Drywall LLC
Ted Clifton / Clifton View Homes
National Senior Life Delegates
Dottie Piazza / Piazza Realty Property Management Inc
John Piazza / Piazza & Associates Consultants Inc.
Kim Piazza / John Piazza Construction & Remodeling Inc
Jay Roberts / Cascade Custom Homes & Design
Martha Rose / Martha Rose Construction
Chris Deasy / Christopher Homes
Gary Wray / Laser Construction & Development Inc.
Scott Yonkman / Yonkman Construction Inc
Charles Locke / Back In The Woods Works
State Life Directors
Bob Moe / Triple R Framing & Drywall LLC
Scott Rainwater / Rodda Paint
John Piazza Sr. / Piazza & Associates Consultants Inc.
Dottie Piazza / Piazza Property Management
Rick Tremaine/ SaviBank
Bob Johnson / Ward-Johnson Masonry & Tile
Ted Clifton / Clifton View Homes
Patrick Hayes / Superior Slabjacking Inc
In 2009, the Home & Garden Show Committee created the Playhouse Challenge. The concept was a SICBA Builder team created and built a Playhouse which is then donated to a local Charity. The charity then raffles the playhouse with the winner announced on the last day of the Home & Garden Show. The first year was phenomenal with 6 playhouses built by 6 builder teams and donated to 6 local charities. Nearly $18,000 was raised for the local charities in the first year. The Playhouse Challenge has continued with a total of $132,906.85 being raised to date for local charities including Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Island County, Children’s Museum of Skagit County, The Landing, Reverie Outreach – Feeding the Hungry, Friendship House, North Puget Sound Cancer Center and 4-H of Island County. If you are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and would like to participate in the Playhouse for Charity Challenge, please contact the SICBA office at 360-757-6916.
Oasis Teen Shelter
SICBA members took on the project of making necessary updates and improvements to the YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter in Mount Vernon. Many SICBA members donated their time, materials and expertise to updating lighting, insulation, paint, flooring, windows, the list goes on and on. This shelter is the only one that provides emergency housing for teenagers between Bellingham and Everett, and has teenagers using its services almost every single night. The teens using it range from young pregnant mothers to those escaping homes with drugs and domestic violence. If you would like to donate to this community project, please contact Josh Baldwin at 360-293-0656.
Annual Charity Golf Tournament
From 1984 to current, SICBA hosted the annual Charity Golf Tournament. Recipients of the funds raised from the tournament have been HOPE, Good Cheer, Children’s Museum, Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care, Toddler Learning Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Youth Dynamics to name a few agencies.
Toys for Tots
At the SICBA Christmas Dinner, SICBA members bring unwrapped toys for the Marines to take with them and distribute to needy families in Skagit and Island Counties. The SICBA members donate over 100 toys each year.
The Scholarship committee awards several scholarships each year. Applications are accepted until early April and awarded in June of each year. If a student is participating in a construction-related curriculum, they may be awarded and additional scholarship.
Annual Chicken Challenge
From 1997 to 2011, SICBA members raised funds for the Annual Chicken Challenge. The funds raised are used to purchase Chicken to donate to the Skagit & Island Counties Food Banks. In 1997, the members donated over $1,500 and delivered 5,094 pounds of chicken to the Food Banks. Since then, the annual delivery had been as high as 51,000 pounds of chicken. In 2009, SICBA created the Playhouse Challenge in conjuntion with the Home & Garden Show which replaced the Chicken Challenge. See below for more info on the Playhouse Challenge.
SICBA’s annual scholarship program accepts applications until April 7th of each year. Nominees will be reviewed in late April the winner(s) will be announced in May of each year. As a minimum, one son or daughter of a SICBA member who is in or entering higher education can compete to secure up to a $2,500 scholarship. Another scholarship may be awarded to a worthy student within construction-related curriculum at Skagit Valley College or other institution of higher education.
BIAW’s Scholarship Opportunity!
The purpose of the BIAW Education Program Scholarship is to recognize students pursing a career in the homebuilding industry. BIAW recognizes education as the very core of our industry, and the scholarship program supports students who have selected home building as their life's work.
Education Program Scholarship recipents are announced mid-year and recognized in Building Insight and posted on our website.
The Scholarship Application is now available on BIAW’s website and can be found by CLICKING HERE or by calling Amanda with the BIAW Education Program at 800-228-4229 ext. 114. Completed Applications must be postmarked by May 1st.
Other SICBA Chapters
SICBA South Whidbey Chapter
The South Whidbey Home Builders Chapter was established in 2001 to better serve and represent South Whidbey Island Builders on issues affecting the building industry in Island County. This chapter has grown over the years to 60 member companies that actively take part in community events and projects that better the communities on South Whidbey and create a positive impact of our industry in that part of our service area. Their current board of directors are:
President: Dave Johnson
Vice President: Jim Thelen
Secretary: Sally Paul
Builder Board Members: Charles Locke, CGP and Bill Criswell
Associate Board Members: Tiane White and Matt Kukuk
For information on how to join the South Whidbey Home Builders, call the SICBA office at (360) 757-6916 or 1-888-497-4222.