11 Ways NADCA Membership Brings You Value
It’s that time of year when membership renewal invoices are sent out reminding NADCA members and certified individuals to renew by the June 30 deadline. So naturally, as you open that envelope or read your renewal email, you’re going to ask yourself, “What am I getting in return for my annual membership dues?”
Increased Market Demand for Your Services
Your NADCA membership dues support a full-time, dedicated marketing manager to promote the importance of specifying NADCA membership and certifications in bid specifications for commercial projects to engineers, architects, and specifiers. To date, we’ve reached over 9,400 specifiers, engineers, and architects who now have the NADCA General Specification and are aware of the importance of specifying NADCA membership and certification in bid specs. This means more business for NADCA members.
Competitive Advantage through Internationally-Recognized Certifications
The increased specification of NADCA membership and certification gives those with NADCA ASCS certification a competitive advantage over those without it. As a NADCA member, you receive deep discounts on both the ASCS and CVI certification exams.
Increased Client Referrals
Over 120,000 consumers visit the NADCA Find a Professional Directory each year and, with our new mobile responsive website and social media marketing, that number continues to grow. Your membership gives you a company profile in the directory, so consumers can find and hire your company.
Educating Consumers via Targeted Marketing
We’re all familiar with the air duct cleaning scams and “blow-and-go” companies that tarnish our industry’s reputation. NADCA’s Breathing Clean campaign is designed to educate consumers on the importance of hiring a NADCA member and how to look out for signs of a scammer. It also reinforces the age-old adage that you get what you pay for. Your NADCA membership supports this landmark consumer education campaign and gives you access to Breathing Clean collateral, PSAs, and social media marketing tips to show your company is part of this important initiative.
Fighting Fraud in our Industry
NADCA aggressively pursues trademark infringement and false claims of membership and certification to protect members’ investment. Your membership dues support these efforts, which have resulted in 98 percent of all reported infringement cases being successfully closed between 2014 and 2018.
Discounted Access to Industry-Best Education & Training
Your membership dues give you discounted access to all levels of training and education to help you and your technicians provide quality service in accordance with NADCA standards. NADCA’s Fall Technical Conference provides a unique, hands-on learning experience for both entry-level and advanced technicians and as a NADCA member, your company’s employees receive significant registration discounts. NADCA on-demand webinars and online training help you conveniently and affordably access practical information. From blueprint reading and estimating to cleaning internally lined ductwork, restoring coils and home/building performance contracting, there’s so much to learn from our industry experts who share their experience and practical knowledge.
Networking and Insights from Industry Peers
NADCA members have direct access to unique networking opportunities, including registration discounts for NADCA meetings. If you’ve never attended, you’re missing out on one of the best opportunities to gain valuable insights, tips, and ideas from fellow members that are sure to help you grow your business. Attendees tell us that the networking and camaraderie they developed at the meeting is priceless.
Affinity Program Discounts and Member Benefits
NADCA membership entitles you to several member benefits and affinity program discounts and savings that include:
- Equipment rental through Sunbelt Rentals
- Computer equipment purchases through Dell
- Credit card processing with Elavon
- Product purchased through Airgas
- Mobile apps
- Free subscriptions to DucTales Magazine and Air Conveyance E-Newsletter
- Free marketing resources and use of the NADCA logo
- Member mentor program
24/7 Online Training Portal
NADCA is excited to announce a brand new member benefit for 2019! Seminars on Demand is a 24/7 online training portal where members can stream over 100 world class motivational business speakers from any device. This collection of seminars covers topics such as sales training, leadership, communication, time management, presentation skills, goal setting, and much more.
Opportunity to Shape and Lead the Industry
Volunteer opportunities to serve on committees and task force groups allow you to weigh in, develop strategic programs and initiatives and participate in decision making that impacts our association, its members and the industry. These opportunities are also an important stepping stone toward board leadership. The NADCA Board of Directors comprises your fellow NADCA members ensuring that the strategic vision and direction of the association is in the best interest of the membership. Take advantage of these opportunities to be an industry leader.
Using the NADCA Brand to Set Yourself Apart from the Competition
NADCA membership shows commitment to quality and sets your company apart from your competitors. Your membership dues support NADCA’s investment and commitment to promoting the importance of hiring a NADCA member company in both the commercial and residential marketplace to give you the competitive advantage and increase your bottom line.
It’s a powerful thing to be part of an association. Associations are created to establish strength and unity in working toward common goals in virtually every profession. Your company’s membership dues support the initiatives needed to collectively grow and advance the air duct cleaning industry and directly drive more business to you, our NADCA member. What better return on investment is there than that?