Benefits of Membership
What we offer you...
With over 400 contractors, subcontractors and supplier members — more joining every week, SLOCBE is THE voice for the construction industry in San Luis Obispo County. We are an essential partner for your business.
The Exchange Bulletin has an online bulletin (accessible in the Online Planroom), mailed or e-mailed to you
each week. It contains a complete list of projects available in the plan room for you to bid on, Bid Results, Building Permits, Mechanics' Liens and Release of Mechanics' Lien, and Notice of Completion as recorded
in San Luis Obispo County Recorders
Office, as well as other pertinent
construction news and legislation.
Members can buy advertising for their company to include in the bulletin.
• Online Plan Room Access 24-7
• 2 Plan Rooms
We have two offices in San Luis Obispo County - San Luis and Atascadero.
• SLO City and County Legislative Advocate
Member of California Builders Alliance
Member of Golden State Builders Exchange
• Builders Exchange Political Action Committee (BEPAC)
SLOCBE's political action committee helps members to become aware of the records and view points of candidates for elective office and political appointments. BEPAC funds are raised and distributed to local candidates who are sympathetic to building industry concerns.
• Engineer size copiers
Both San Luis and Atascadero offices can print or copy your plan pages.
The Atascadero office has a Canon Large Format printer and can print your plans in color.
The San Luis Office has a Kip Large Format Printer and can print black and white.
• Educational Programs
We regularly schedules seminars on current construction industry topics vital to you.
-Estimating & Bidding
We Support SkillsUSA - Chapter 211
• Membership Mixers as a participating member. We are
YOUR personal and professional
"CLUB". You can make valuable personal
and business contacts with like-minded
individuals of the construction industry.
-Annual Crab Feed
-Annual Golf Tournament
-And other events during the year
• Membership Directory
All current members are listed and can be searched on our website. Each member receives a printed copy.
• Construction Forms
We have free construction forms for our members.
SLOCBE has a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors and current or
re-entry college students.
To be eligible, the student must be the child or grandchild of a member of the Builders Exchange, an employee of a member, or a child of a member’s employee.
The applicant must be a full time student and should be studying construction, engineering, architecture or a similar aspect of construction. Students attending a trade or technical school are also eligible.
Application will be accepted in Spring 2023.
Membership Annual Fees and Planroom Access Option
Contractors in SLO County. Must be a licensed contractor residing in San Luis Obispo County holding a valid State of California Contractors License in good standing with the CSLB.
Annual dues: $450, plus an additional $100 application fee. There is an optional $175 annual charge to access the On-Line Plan Room.
Contractors outside of San Luis Obispo County. Must be a licensed contractor holding a valid State of California Contractors License in good standing with the CSLB.
Annual dues: $500, plus an additional $100 application fee. There is an optional $175 annual charge to access the On-Line Plan Room.
Suppliers/ Vendors. Persons or entities engaged in supplying a product or service(s) to the construction industry, but not regulated by the Contractors State License Board. (Suppliers, Consultants, etc.)
Annual Dues: $450 plus an additional $100 initial application fee. There is an optional $175 annual charge to access the On-Line Plan Room.
Limited to a licensed individual, partnership or corporation engaged exclusively in architecture, engineering or building design. Professional members may not be a licensed contractor.
Annual dues: $350 plus a $100 application fee. Bulletin is sent by e-mail only. There is an optional $175 annual charge to access the On-Line Plan Room.
Example - Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dues: $295.00 plus an additional $100 application fee.