One of the benefits of being a SICBA member is being able to attend or host educational seminars that will assist you in your endeavors to excel. Training with or without certification or designation sets a company apart from others as one who is determined to provide the best products and services possible to their customers. SICBA members also receive a discount on all BIAW education classes, seminars & workshops. Links to the BIAW courses can be found below.
Do you think you have a message that would be valuable as a class? Let us know! We would be thrilled to find a platform for you to share your knowledge with our members.
All SICBA hosted Education Classes are posted in the EVENTS CALENDAR on our website as well as on our FACEBOOK PAGE as an event.
Continuing Education Classes Seminars and Workshops
View Current BIAW Class Schedule
View BIAW Course Descriptions
BAR Candidate Information Guide
Projects of the Year Awards
There is a standard packet available from SICBA that is very simple to use and makes the submissions uniform in appearance. There are many different categories from small to large commercial and residential for both counties. There is one overall Project of the Year award that will be presented to the one chosen from all the entries. All selections will be made by an unbiased group from another of the state associations – judging is not done in-house.
The only requirement is that the project must have been completed by December 31 of last year. It does NOT matter when it was started. The cost of submittal is $45 for each project. This helps offset SICBA’s costs of making sure the program is properly administered.
Call the SICBA office at 757-6916 or 1-888-497-4222 to request a packet.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN THE SICBA OFFICE NOT LATER THAN MARCH 31st of this year IN ORDER TO HAVE TIME FOR MAIL SERVICE AND JUDGING BY ANOTHER ASSOCIATION.
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN THE FORMAT SPECIFIED BY THE COVER LETTER FOR STANDARDIZATION AND CONTINUITY.
CATEGORIES: Project completed by December 31, 2022. (Regardless of start date)
Entries are for Island and Skagit Counties separately.
The Grand Prize selected from winners of all categories in both counties inclusive.
- Commercial New Construction
- Commercial Remodel
- Single Family Residential 0 - 1999 square feet.
- Single Family Residential 2000 - 3000 square feet.
- Single Family Residential 3001 square feet and above.
- Residential Remodel
- Multi Family Residential up to 9 units.
- Multi Family Residential 10 and more units.
- Accessory Building 0 – 1999 square feet.
- Accessory Building 2000 square feet and above.
- Energy Efficiency and/or Built Green®
- Site Improvement/Landscaping/Outdoor Structure
- Specialty Contractor contribution to overall project. (Must be nominated by the General Contractor)
- SICBA member in good standing.
- Building design.
- Area enhancement (neighborhood contribution/landscaping).
- Submission to the SICBA office by March 31, 2023.
- Awards will be presented at the 2021 SICBA Awards Dinner.
Spike Members are the lifeblood of our association. These are the members who are actively recruiting new members and encouraging all members to renew. Here’s how you become a spike:
- You earn 1 spike credit for each new member
- 1 credit for the first year they renew
- ½ credit each renewal thereafter
The names in bold have recruited a new SICBA member in 2022
*Also recruits in other local associations
+Life SICBA member
January 2021 - Vol 25., Issue 1
February 2021 - Vol 25., Issue 2
July-August 2021 - Vol 25., Issue 7
September 2021 - Vol 25., Issue 8
October 2021 - Vol 25., Issue 9
November 2021 - Vol 25., Issue 10
December 2021 - Vol 25., Issue 11
Member Testimonials - SICBA Membership Attributes
A quote to a potential member from Jon D. Roberts, CGB, CGP, CAPS of Cascade Custom Homes & Design Inc.
“I guess I never told you about the amazing opportunities available from being a member of the Skagit/Island County Builders Association. Bad on me. This is a great opportunity that I don’t think you want to miss. Your membership gives you Local, State and National accountability and perks you can never dream of. As a subcontractor you will be in our GOLDMINE Directory for other General Contractors to view and use for referrals. Cascade Custom Homes personally saved over $18,000 in 2013 after a BOGUS L&I Claim in penalties, interest and attorney fees as we were represented by The State Builders Association lawyers!”
Jon D. Roberts, CGB, CGP, CAPS of Cascade Custom Homes & Design Inc.
Past President Josh Baldwin of Quantum Construction!
“Thought I’d throw in my two cents – the networking is definitely a plus, and I know a large number of our members work almost exclusively with other SICBA members. But where Quantum gets a lot back is in things like the ROII, health insurance, and discounts on our cell phone bill. We actually save 13 times our dues in various savings! Definitely worth it to us. We’ve also have given somewhere in the neighborhood of $150,000 in work to sub’s we’ve found through SICBA over the last year and a half.”
Josh Baldwin of Quantum Construction
From a Previous Member & Board of Director, Jon Westdal
“I was looking at an ad for a business seminar with an accomplished speaker. One night’s presentation, travel, hotel, food, (wow!) adds up to some big bucks when you sit in an auditorium several hundred feet from a speaker, and just listen. Well I started thinking. I’m in an organization where 11 times a year, and one picnic, I get to have access to some of the best business people in the Skagit Valley while having dinner and conversation with them! I get one-on-one face time. By being involved in this organization, I get an additional 11 interactions at meetings. Again, I get one-on-one face time. When attending the hill day, I get to know more members and have access to our elected officials in a small setting where I get more one-on-one face time. By becoming even more involved, going to the next level, I have access to some of the best business people in the state! Yup, you guessed it. I get one-on-one face time! Now will I get sales from this? Probably. Will I get priceless information, advice, and mentoring? Without question. So what am I talking about? Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association! Come and join me. Get involved. It’s an invaluable tool.”