The Kanawha Valley Builders Association is a multi-employer contractors’ trade association consisting of member firms primarily engaged in construction and related industries. Formally organized in 1939, the organization grew out of a conviction among a group of astute, farsighted contractors that industry objectives can only be obtained by teamwork and cooperation – by ASSOCIATION
The accomplishments of the Association are many; however, the fact that in 1973, the KVBA negotiated the first multi-craft agreement with standard contract language clauses ever negotiated in the valley involving 14 trades, best exemplifies the total effectiveness of the organization.
Subsequent consecutive Charleston area multi-craft and market recovery agreements have been successfully negotiated prior to expiration dates in 1974, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2014 culminating in a 45-year continuous multi-craft labor-management program unparalleled anywhere in the country. Thus, the Kanawha Valley Builders Association is currently rated by many observers as one of the most effective and influential contractor associations in the country.
Dedicated to the advancement of the construction industry and the protection of its members and general public, the Kanawha Valley Builders Association provides a common meeting ground for all those engaged in construction and related industries.