Boston Building Resources

How to Join Boston Building Resources

You don’t need to be a member to shop at Boston Building Resources, but members receive discount prices and other benefits. There are two levels of membership: Standard and Plus.

Standard Membership

Standard members receive discounts on all new products from BBR’s co-op and lower fees for home repair workshops. (Purchases from the Reuse Center at BBR are at the public price level.) Members can access our tradesperson referral file, technical assistance program, and more. The cost for Standard membership is $25 per year.

Plus Membership

Plus membership is reserved for those who meet our income guidelines and for nonprofit organizations. For a $10 annual membership fee, Plus members receive all the benefits of Standard membership, plus a significant discount on used/donated materials from the Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources. Read more about qualifying for Plus membership.

Volunteers Welcome

Boston Building Resources is not “just a store”—we are a community of homeowners, renovators, contractors, and others who are seeking to make our cities and neighborhoods better places to live. Volunteers are an important part of our organization: teaching workshops, serving on our board of directors, helping with outreach events and office work, and more. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and let us know how you would like to be involved.


Membership Benefits


Pricing on materials from our co-op Discount Discount
Pricing on materials at our Reuse Center Public Price Discount
Access to tradesperson referral file checked checked
Tool rental checked checked
Four hours of kitchen design time checked checked
Fee for workshops $40–$50 $25–$35
Annual membership fee $25 $10


BBR members also receive $25 off the Zipcar membership fee. Visit the Zipcar Web site to sign up.


To join, fill out our printable membership application (PDF) and send it with your payment (and income documentation, if joining as a Plus member) to 100 Terrace Street, Boston, MA 02120-3418.