Regular, Affiliate Membership

REGULAR $450.00
Premium Membership for SLO County Contractors. 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.

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.

Online access to plans and project documents 24-7 from the comfort of your own office.
This upgrade can be applied to ALL Membership types.


Associate, Professional, Non-Profit Membership

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.)

Limited to a licensed individual, partnership or corporation engaged exclusively in architecture, engineering or building design. Professional members may not be a licensed contractor.

Example: Chamber of Commerce

Online access to plans and project documents 24-7 from the comfort of your own office.
This upgrade can be applied to ALL Membership types.


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.

Weekly Bulletin

The Exchange Bulletin has an online bulletin (accessible in the Online Planroom),  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.

Plan Rooms

• Online Plan Room Access 
Members who have the Planroom have 24/7 access to all Projects, Bid Results, Legal Forms, with training videos available to help you navigate the site
• 1 Plan Rooms
We have one office in San Luis Obispo. 

Political Involvement

• 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

Our San Luis  office can print or copy your plan pages.

We have a Canon Large Format printer and can print your plans in color.

Continuing Education

• Educational Programs
We regularly schedules seminars on current construction industry topics vital to you.
-Contracts 101
-Prevailing Wage
-Sexual Harassment 
-Plan Reading
-Mechanics Liens
-CPR Certification
-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.

Networking Events
-Annual Crab Feed
-Annual Golf Tournament
-And other events during the year

Membership Directory

• We publish a Membership Directory each year.  Each member receives a printed copy.
All current members are included with their Licensing information and specialties. We also have a Find A Contractor page here on our website where anyone can search for a contractor by License type or Specialty.

Construction Forms

• Construction Forms
We have free construction forms for our members.
Find them in the Online Planroom or call us and we will send them to you.


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 until May 31, 2024. 

Access to Medical Insurance

SLOCBE has partnered with the Preferred Advantage Benefits plan to bring one of the most comprehensive limited medical program available on the market today.
Email us at [email protected] or contact our plan representative at 805-264-7705 to enroll your group today! 

Air Med Care

SLO County Builders Exchange has a teamed up with AMCN to offer our members a special rate for this amazing program.  Accidents Happen: If you experience a life-threatening injury, our network providers can provide swift transport to the nearest appropriate hospital. - With Membership: If flown by an AMCN provider, our services are 100% covered, so you can recover without worry.