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The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association is an association of Stair Industry professionals. The Architect, Builder, Code Official, and Homeowner benefit from SMA publications, knowledge base, education, certification and industry networking programs.

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The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) is a prestigious association that is dedicated to improving stairbuilding standards to preserve the safety and aesthetic of the craft. Our esteemed members include architects, builders, code officials, manufacturers, and other stair industry professionals who value the trade and are committed to raising the bar for industry standards.


Founded in 1988, our association has grown to be one of the most reputable organizations in the industry and one of its leading networking and educational resources. Professionals from small businesses and large corporations alike proudly display our SMA badge as an elite symbol of professionalism, innovation, and expertise. 


Through our research, publications, workshops, and industry networking programs, we strive to challenge experts nationwide to continue to innovate their practices and stay informed on the latest standards and codes. In addition, our members are privy to many benefits including business support, educational support (including AIA continuing education courses), and recognition opportunities through our various awards and certifications.


Our carefully selected committee and board of directors has allowed our association to place its emphasis on education and networking to benefit both our members and the industry. Our annual conference draws stair industry professionals from across the nation to build upon their expertise, hear from celebrated speakers, and participate in a wide range of fun activities. We also host a national workshop tour with many stops across the country in efforts to reach out to stairbuilders in a variety of states.


Apply to our association today to join our prominent network and take advantage of our many opportunities and resources for professional advancement and betterment.

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