What is a Spike?

The NAHB Spike Club is NAHB’s recognition and incentive program for individuals working in membership recruitment and retention.

A Spike is an individual who has earned at least 6 credits. Spike credits are earned by recruiting and retaining NAHB members. A Spike Candidate is an individual who has earned between 1 and 5 credits Spike credits and will soon become a full Spike with continued credit accrual.

NAHB recognizes and rewards these membership development efforts with its Spike Club awards program. Awards are earned beginning with 6 credits and at different increments up to the status of All-Time Big Spike of 1500d.

How Credits Are Earned

New Member Credits

1.0pt for new Builder or Associate members

0.5pt for new Affiliate members

Retention/Renewal Credits

1.0pt for the 1st renewal of a Builder or Associate 0.5pt for every year thereafter

0.5pt for Affiliate renewals

Double/Triple credits are offered through bi-annually Membership Drives. Specific rules and guidelines apply.

Spike Achievement Levels

• Spike Candidate – 1 to 5 credits
• Blue Spike – 6 to 24 credits
• Life Spike – 25 to 49 credits
• Green Spike – 50 to 99 credits
• Red Spike – 100 to 149 credits
• Royal Spike – 150 to 249 credits
• Super Spike – 250 to 499 credits
• Statesman Spike – 500 to 999 credits
• Grand Spike – 1000 to 1499
• All-Time Big Spike – 1500+

The Spike Party at The International Builders’ Show®

One way NAHB recognizes active Spikes for their dedicated membership development efforts is at the Spike Party/Director’s Reception at the International Builders’ Show. Every year approximately 3,000-4,000 Spikes and NAHB National Directors attend a high-energy, big-name entertainment musical event, complete with food and beverage.

Eligible Spikes, NAHB National Directors, and Executive Officers receive two complimentary tickets to the party. Eligible Spikes have at least 6 credits AND either one new member recruitment credit by October 31. The new member recruitment credit may be composed of one full credit received when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited, or two 1/2 credits received when new Affiliate or Council members are recruited.

Spike Cruise

The Spike Cruise is a celebration on board for Spikes who are actively recruiting and participating within the Spike Club. In order to qualify for the cruise, a Spike must obtain 3 credits per year. At least 2 of these credits have to originate from the recruitment of new Associate and/or Builder members. The 3rd credit may be obtained by the retention of the same class.
Credits credited to the Spike for Affiliate recruitment/retention do not qualify for the Spike cruise.
Specific rules and guidelines apply.

Current Member Spike Status

All Time Big Spike 
Paul Joyal 2068.25

Grand Spike 1000
Doug Wenzel 1470.25

Statesman 500 
Bob Cochran 533

Super Spike 300 
Cliff Hirsch 371.25

Super Spike 250 
Ozzie Webster 294
Fred Robinson 255

Royal Spike 150
Joe DiPrima 166.5
Roy Pence 154.5

Red Spike 100
Steve Johnson 143.75
Bill Kabboord 128.5
Tom Hull 121

Green Spike 75
Vicki Mays 98.5
Michael Williams SR 76.5

Green Spike 50
Don Simms 70.50
Annette Armstrong-Rutkowski 68.25
Cindy Foley 60.5

Life Spike 25
Barry Richardson 49.75
Pat Healy 39.5
Corey Lancaster 36
David Foley 31.5
Natasha Cartagena Spencer 30.5
Jason Stanley 30.5
Laura Claypool 30

*Spike points as of May 31, 2017