Why You Should Become a Member of DPHA
  • DPHA will make your business more profitable.
  • DPHA members network with the leaders of the decorative plumbing and hardware (DPH) channel.
  • DPHA will provide you first access to the newest products introduced to the premium and luxury decorative plumbing and hardware market.
  • DPHA will provide you with competitive advantages.

      DPHA members benefit from:
  • Programs and publications that improve business operations
  • The only comprehensive education program for the DPH industry
  • A voice that advances and protects the independent DPH channel
  • A community where like-minded professionals come together to share solutions and ideas for making DPH businesses more competitive and successful
  • DPHA published Bathroom Lighting, the twenty-second volume in the heralded DPHA Education Program. The DPHA Education Program is the nation's only educational tool developed for the DPH industry and available only to DPHA members.
  • DPHA created the industry's first showroom sales professional recognition program that recognizes and rewards showroom professionals for their product knowledge and sales skills and makes a statement that those who sell decorative plumbing and hardware are involved in a dynamic, rewarding profession.
  • DPHA continues to provide compelling content weekly through its electronic eletter Connections. Testimony to the Connections effectiveness is the fact that the open rate runs roughly 35% weekly for the past 3 years.
  • The DPHA Awards Program offers the industry the only national opportunity to recognize and honor outstanding showrooms, products, representatives, manufactures and professionals.
  • The DPHA Product Showcase is the industry's most meaningful venue for showrooms, manufacturers and representatives to interact in productive settings, and eliminates the need for many manufacturers to attend more costly events that do not provide the same return on investment.
  • The 2015 DPHA Annual Conference and Product Showcase attendance increased by almost 20%. Nearly 360 people participated representing more than 50% of DPHA's members.
  • The DPHA Annual Conference is one of the most important and largest events that bring together the three principal players in decorative plumbing and hardware: dealers, manufacturers and representatives.
  • DPHA published quarterly columns in Kitchen & Bath Design News, presenting ideas and management practices to improve bottom-line performance while serving as the voice of the industry.
  • DPHA regional meetings provide opportunities for showroom staff to experience the networking, educational content and DPH community on their own turf at very little expense.
  • DPHA offers a bottom line benefit to help screen and match prospective employees by providing discounts on employee evaluation programs.
  • DPHA posts on its LinkedIn group and Facebook page offer practical guidance, industry trends and sales tips to help expand your business.
  • DPHA is providing extraordinary value for its membership, evidenced by the fact that more than 90% of 2014 members rejoined in 2015.
  • Keep your fingers on the pulse of your industry. Connections is a weekly communication laser-focused on industry and association news to help improve DPHA member businesses.
  • New education program modules are in the pipeline on subject matter that members have requested: tile, lighting, and advanced shower systems.
  • A staff led by Executive Director and Fellow Jim Babbitt, Executive Vice President and Fellow Tom Cohn and the creative team at Cohn Communications that understands the industry, is passionate about the Association and committed to earning your trust and membership.

      DPHA has tangible, productive, viable and valuable deliverables that help with daily operations. DPHA will continue to build upon its solid foundation to create even more value and competitive advantages for our members. We need your support and participation to assure that DPHA continues to develop products, services and deliverables that provide your business with competitive advantages.

      How to Improve Your Profitability Now
      Join DPHA today by selecting the appropriate membership category listed. Click on a category to learn more about benefits and obtain an application that you can email to jbabbitt@dpha.net or return by fax to 301.907.9326.

      To join as a DPHA Dealer member, you must

  • Be a privately held company whose primary business is the sale of luxury decorative plumbing and/or hardware to the consumer public or specifying trade; and
  • Have at least one retail showroom with a minimum of 1,000 square feet of showroom space or at least 2/3 of the showroom space exclusively dedicated to luxury decorative plumbing and/or hardware merchandise.

      To join as a Manufacturer member of DPHA, you must be a legal entity whose primary function is to manufacture, assemble, finish or import luxury decorative plumbing and/or hardware items.

      To join as a Representative member of DPHA, you must be an individual or agency whose primary business represents goods and services provided by luxury manufacturers and importers of decorative plumbing and/or hardware merchandise.

      To join as a Professional member of DPHA, you must be a business or individual offering products and services to showrooms, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and trade associates whose principal business does not qualify them for membership in another DPHA membership category.

      Trade Associate
      To join as a Trade Associate member of DPHA, you must be an architect, designer, custom builder, contractor or other trade professional involved in the specification and/or installation of decorative plumbing and/or hardware products or services.