http://www.buildingtrades.com The BTA (Building Trades Association)? They sent me a card with opportunity to join for only $95 yearly, offering many services. Health Insurance for one has got my curiousity up, although I'm with a solid company at this time. It mentions on the card that they ask their members to send in lists of firms they do business with and they received some with my company name on it so they therefore know my customers are involved with the ASSOCIATION. That's funny I only started in Sep 04 and did a few residentials and that's about it. Makes me wonder if they really just got my company name I registered (like all the credit card machine companies) and sent this along to me without even knowing my reputation or my credentials. They do say if you get 3 or more bad references you are out! I did happen to call a friend of my brothers who owns some rental properties a few weeks back about maybe bidding on a couple of his. He said to call him back in Feb and see what's available. Maybe he's in this association and forwarded my company name. There's no telling at this point. They also say you can bid on jobs through their website. It's also tax deductable. Just wonder if joining may help out a first year solo guy from anyone who knows about this association. Thanks, Happy New Year!