Corporate Membership

DHI is an association proudly serving door security + safety professionals, and the dynamic companies they represent, in the non-residential construction industry. Through education, certification, advocacy, facilitated networking and events, we provide members with the collective intelligence to meet the security and safety needs of their customers.

DHI was founded in 1975 from the merger between the National Builders Hardware Association (NBHA) and the American Society of Architectural Hardware Consultants (ASAHC). Those two independent but closely allied organizations had their roots going back to the 1930’s, so our history is much older than 1975. The NBHA was a distributor organization and focused on the business practices and issues of the day that typically face any building material supply distribution channel. The ASAHC was formed to “dignify the profession” and “establish definite standards of experience and knowledge” around architectural hardware for individuals in those distributor companies, as well as manufacturers and independent sales representatives.

We were founded to serve the industry’s distribution channel and as such our offerings cater to the business and professional needs of distributors, as well as manufactures and sales agencies. One of the strategic initiatives of the New Day, New DHI includes new, customized options for distributor corporate membership to better support the variety of needs and sizes within our distributor members’ firms in order to support the health of the channel.

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Please select your company type and review your corresponding corporate membership benefits and details.


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