Spring Home Improvement 2014

El Dorado Builders’ Exchange: Building on trust for half a century

By From page SHI21 | April 16, 2014

Did you know that there is an organization right here in El Dorado County that is looking out for consumers and contractors alike? If not, meet the El Dorado Builders’ Exchange. It was founded in 1959 and since that time, through all the changes and growth in this county, has stood the test of time, serving contractor members, associates in the construction industry, the consumer and the community.

The exchange’s contractor members are qualified professionals who are licensed and insured. EDBE ensures that member credentials are in good order and current, which is important for the consumer as they can rest assured they are hiring and working with a contractor(s) who mutually cares as much about doing things right. Some have grown up in the industry, carrying on their family’s construction trade. There is a vested interest to persevere and protect at the same time.

Of course, the builders’ exchange is always looking to increase its membership with quality and qualified contractors and associate members and it offers a comprehensive member benefits package.

El Dorado Builders’ Exchange charter members believed that by preserving the integrity, honesty and high standards of the building industry, the quality of construction, community enhancement and consumer protection would be secured. That tradition continues today and the builders’ exchange members are here to provide you with quality work and services.

The EDBE is a non-profit organization governed by a six-member board of directors. The organization is involved in local chambers of commerce, belongs to the California Builders’ Exchange network, has a good working relationship with El Dorado County entities and strives to give back to the community. Some years ago, a scholarship fund was founded to help high school and college students who are studying construction and construction-related fields.  Throughout the years, members have consistently been involved in community projects and foundations.

Every trade and affiliated resource is represented in EDBE’s membership base, from general contractors to well-drillers and from architects, engineers, home amenities to building materials and in-between.  To help contractors stay current with the construction marketplace, EDBE offers continuing education classes and tools like an in-house online plan room so statewide projects are at their fingertips.  However, since many members live in El Dorado County, they strive to “keep it local.” In fact, countless buildings in our area have been designed and built by local tradespeople.

Consumer services offered include:

  • Use of owner/builder resource center
  • Use of plan room to get bids
  • Assistance with contractor or related services
  • Check a contractor’s license status
  • “Everything You Need to Know” Resource Guide

“We strongly believe in the value of hiring licensed and insured contractors and cannot emphasize the importance of that point enough.  Our contractor and associate members care enough to belong to an organization that validates their good standing while providing consumers with a professional they can trust,” Jerry Homme, Homme Construction and EDBE board president explained.

Consumers can go online to the Contractors State License Board website to check a contractor’s license and insurance status by logging on to

If you are building your dream house or barn, remodeling, renovating, creating an outdoor living space, designing hardscaping or landscaping, the El Dorado Builders’ Exchange has a certified contractor for that.

For more information call 530-672-2955 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit the El Dorado Builders’ Exchange website at or stop by the office, 3430 Robin Lane, Suite 7, Cameron Park. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 .m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

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