Become A Member

Our Invitation!

We at Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association extend our greetings to you and invite you to become a member of our organization. We are members of the Alaska State Home Builders Association (ASHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), representing an extensive network of construction industry professionals.

We think you’ll find this network valuable to your business. But first, let us tell you a little about ourselves and what we do.

Providing a Forum for Local Builders

SSEABIA was organized in August 1996 by a core group of 15 local home builders as the Ketchikan Home Builders Association. Our purpose in forming an association was to offer a forum for local builders and associates to meet and discuss ideas, issues, problems, etc., network with related industry professionals, and to work together towards solutions and goals that would benefit our building professionals and customers. We changed our name to the Southern Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association in January of 2004 to reflect our true membership base & focus.


Here Are Examples of Some of These Issues and the Results of Our Efforts:

  • We sponsor continuing education classes in Ketchikan every two years that enable builders to accumulate their required continuing education credits for residential contractor endorsements without leaving town.

  • We are active with UAS Ketchikan Campus working on educational issues and training needs for the homebuilding industry.

  • We help in the development of carpentry classes and help interview instructors for the SSEABIA membership benefits include discounts available through the National Association of Home Builders Member Advantage program.

  • We are keeping abreast of many proposed revisions to State legislation and local code changes that could affect builders and the cost of new homes. Currently, SSEABIA Builder members are active on the City Code Review Committee.

  • We have compiled a membership directory to place in the lobbies of local lenders, real estate agents, and insurance offices. We strongly encourage our members to do business with members and would like to encourage the community to use us as a reliable source of properly licensed professionals.

  • We have developed a local Association Web Site: with links to individual member web sites. This includes a directory listing on the web site as well as a bulletin board for member issues.

  • Our network of builders and associates work together to provide the highest quality in construction and related services to the consumer.

  • With the help of NAHB and the support of ASHBA, we have contributed significantly to the outcome of the Tongass Roadless Exemption, thereby providing a stimulus for Southeast’s Economy.

  • Through ASHBA, we are able to offer an Organization sponsored Construction Liability Insurance to offset increasing liability insurance prices.

  • We are an active organization and are proud of our achievements. Our membership has proven beneficial to us, and we know it will be to you also. Please accept our invitation to join SSEABIA and join this extensive network of home building professionals.

    John Matsuura, President,
    Southern Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association