Georgia Black Constructors Association (GBCA)
Members benefit from their connection to GBCA in many different and meaningful ways irrespective of membership level. It is sufficient to say, and members agree that, the more the members participate in the many scheduled events as well as the amount of service that their company renders the greater the yield. Choose to participate in economic as well as community development. Tangible and intangible member benefits include the following:
Proven Advocacy and Influence | Monitoring Governmental Regulations
GBCA advocates for the inclusion of Blacks in construction on projects on both the public and private owned sector. GBCA has also begun initiatives to monitor governmental and corporate parity programs, frequently known as “minority participation” programs. On behalf of its’ members, GBCA will advocate for parity programs where they are needed, and advocate for retaining needed programs.
The GBCA maintains a visible and active presence throughout the year with our elected and appointed state officials and policy makers especially during legislative sessions. Member firms count on us staying on top of what is in their firm and industry’s best interest to ensure a strong and influential voice at the state capitol.
Networking and Relationship Building Opportunities
Opportunities to meet with industry colleagues from within the Southern Region within formal and informal, social and network settings lending the chance to develop friendship and connections for new business opportunities.
Vital News and Information
Chapter members receive a weekly newsletter, and up to date information on construction industry changes as well as Biz Opps relating to current trades. Additional information and resources are available on websites. GBCA members count on receiving up to the minute news about the Chapter and current information impacting your company and the industry delivered directly into your electronic mailbox.
Training and Professional Development
A full range of courses, forums and seminars are available to members at both the local and regional level. QualSafe and GBCA Apprenticeship Program best practices in leadership effectiveness, technology trends, safety training, and supervisory and management in addition to human resources are just a few of the many topics that help members stay on top of new industry methodologies. GBCA Apprenticeship program is design to help advance the economic lifestyle of young adults by offering additional training in carpentry, electrical and plumbing.
Discounts and Special Offers to Help Your Company Save Money
GBCA has developed opportunities with major firms for its members to take advantage of new services and products or some they may already use at a reduced or discounted price. Look for additional services. Marketing and Recognition Opportunities to Help Differentiate Your Company and Win Work A company’s stature, image and reputation is enhanced with buyers of construction services and products when they see the GBCA logo displayed on a jobsite, in a RFQ /RFP response, or company office. It signals a company’s affiliation with the leading professional association representing the commercial construction industry. Numerous award programs help to recognize firms and people for outstanding construction and safety excellence.
Strength in Numbers on Industry Issues for Your Company’s Best Interest
GBCA influential and strong voice in the construction industry has led to improved business conditions for contractors on issues including lien laws, economic inclusion and Black partnership. GBCA is the “go to” Association for those private and public (state and federal) sectors seeking to meet their participation goals.