DBS is a proud member of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (HBACA), which is a trade association for the residential construction and development industry. The Association provides a forum through which these businesses can work together to remain informed regarding new and proposed policies advanced by the local, state, and federal governments which affect the housing industry. The Association acts as a source of timely and reliable information concerning the state of the local building industry and works to eliminate overly restrictive and costly building regulations and laws that inflate the cost of housing.
The Arizona Masonry Guild, Inc. (AMG) was established in 1958 to service the masonry industry statewide. Its members include masons, manufacturers, suppliers, cement companies, retailers, and a variety of business support organizations. Masonry products include block, brick or stone. Masonry is known for its strength and its natural ability to blend with the surrounding environment. The Guild has played a significant role in shaping the commercial and residential building industry during the past 50 years with programs of value, (mainly educationally oriented) for both the industry and general public.
The Guild has contributed to the economic development of Arizona and the advancement of technology and education, new product development, improved construction standards, enhanced safety policies and increased the energy efficiency of masonry products.
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) is an international trade association first established in 1980 to represent and promote the interests of the hearth products industry in North America. In 2002, the Hearth Products Association (HPA) merged with the Barbecue Industry Association (BIA) to form HPBA. The association includes manufacturers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, service and installation firms, and other companies and individuals – all having business interests in and related to the hearth, patio, and barbecue products industries.
We are working together to build a better future for the masonry industry. The Arizona Masonry Contractors Association was founded in the 1950s to service and protect the interests of Masonry Contractors throughout Arizona. Since that time it has developed a nationally recognized and US Department of Labor approved Apprenticeship Program, an Industry recognized Certification Program and an effective and rewarding Safety Program.
The National Fireplace Institute® is the professional certification division of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization for the hearth industry.
NFI’s objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliances and venting systems. These efforts keep homeowners safe and confident in the masons they hire for the installation of their fireplace and hearth installations.