In 2002, the Member Rebate Program was founded by Richard and Rich Robinson to help small to mid-size Builders be rewarded for their loyalty the same way as the largest volume Builders. In 2006, with 12 participating Manufacturers, they partnered with the Pennsylvania and Michigan Home Builders Associations. Today, the Member Rebate Program is a member benefit of 42 State HBA’s and over 600 Local HBA’s. There are over 50 participating Manufacturers exclusive to their given product category. As Vice-President, Rich oversees all daily operations with the company.
Rich is a strong believer in our Federation. As a 3rd generation Associate member, valuing the HBA and assisting in its success has helped distinguish himself in the building industry. In 2011, Rich was awarded his Local HBA’s Rookie of the Year Award. In 2013, he was a founding member of his Local HBA’s Young Professional Committee. In 2016, Rich formed a Young Professionals Committee at his State HBA, was awarded his Local HBA’s Associate of the Year, and was appointed to the newly formed NAHB Young Professionals Committee as 2nd Vice Chair. He was honored in 2017 with both the Professional Builder Magazine 40 Under 40 Award and the NAHB Associate One to Watch Award. In 2018, he became the first Associate member to Chair the NAHB Young Professionals Committee and in 2020, Rich will serve as the Chair of the NAHB Membership Committee. Additionally, Rich serves on his Local HBA’s Board of Directors and the NAHB Board of Directors.