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February 20, 2018

In This Issue
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From Chelle Eliason, Executive Officer
 We are scheduling members as guests to be on our show into the late Summer and Fall.  
We would like to invite you to come in the studios and have a conversation about what your business does in the construction industry along with tips and tricks you can offer the consumer in regards to building, remodeling or repairing homes.
 Call me TODAY at 218-625-3441 to schedule a time. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Since February, the Arrowhead Builders Association has hosted the weekly broadcast of speaking of Homes on WDSM Radio (710 AM/96.1 FM or podcasts online) The show is called Speaking of Homes.  Erick Filby of Marvin Windows and myself, Chelle Eliason, ABA Executive Officer host the show.
Each week, the topic revolves around happenings in the housing industry.  We have special guests come in to discuss their projects, new products or trends, shared ideas and experiences and really showcase their business.  And it's FREE to join us!  

Twin Ports Area Contractor Summit
Come to hear about financing available for your customers:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 3 to 5 p.m.
Presentation at 3:30 One Roof Community Housing 12 E. Fourth St.
Duluth, MN 55805
Refreshments will be served!
One Roof's Lending Team will offer a FREE workshop to highlight unique loan programs that can assist your customers with home improvement financing.
One Roof Community Housing is located in the former Central Hillside Community Center (Lake Ave. &
4th St).
Please Join Us on March 6!
To register, call 218-727-5372 or, email dlewis@1roofousing.org

You've have made a solid business decision!   
Thank you for being a committed member of the ABA 
and renewing your membership for another year!

A-1 Seamless Gutters
Anchor Building Corporation
Anderson & Hammack Construction
Arrowhead Concrete Works
Bruckelmyer Brothers
City of Duluth Building Safety
Diamond Drilling
Duluth HRA
Duluth Stove & Fireplace
Economy Garages
Edward Jones
Edwin Thoreson Inc.
Energy Plus
Fairfield Inn - Duluth
H&H Lumber Company
Hallmark Building Supplies
Johnson Mertz Appliances
Kolar Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac
Knutson Custom Construction
Kraemer Construction
La Porte's General Contracting
Loyear Disaster Restoration
Manion Truss & Components
Northern Trends
Prime Appliance
RPM Web Design
RYMEL Construction
RWC Construction
Sherwin Williams Co.
St. Germain's Cabinets
Stone Countertop
Tim Anderson Construction
Walsh Building Products Company
Your Home Improvement Company

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NAHB Rebate program
Watch the video below to find out how easy this is to recover your  members dues and start making money for the things you buy on your  building projects.

NAHB Membership Rebates How To
Watch this short video!

Builders Testimonials
"As a small to mid-size builder in a rura l market, we were   n't sure this would provide value for us. Our first quarterly rebate covered both our annual dues to our local home builders association and the staff time to complete the simple rebate request form. Three quarters of bonus rebates! Definitely a benefit worthy of membership! Gregg Moneyhun, Shelter Alternatives, Inc. (VA)

"The HBAV Rebate Program offers a great incentive for home builders in Virginia. We were very excited to receive over $2,300 dollars in rebates. There are a variety of companies and quality products involved with the program, with more being added.
every quarter. The submittal process is easy and painless, with minimal forms required. We look forward to receiving more rebates in the future." Caskey Hunt, Southern Development Homes (VA) "

NAHB i on housing

As the housing industry gains momentum and the demand for workers increases, labor shortages top the list of the crucial impediments to robust housing recovery. As native-born workers are slow to return to the construction industry, the role and share of foreign-born workers has been rising since the housing recovery got underway. Immigrant workers now account for close to one... READ MORE
NAHB i on housing
Households Age 55+: Worth $62 Trillion

Households age 55 or older earn about half of all household income in the U.S., but hold over two-thirds of the residential equity and other household wealth, according to the most recent (2016)  Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). 

The SCF is conducted every three years by the Federal Reserve and serves as one of the few federal sources of information on household wealth.  The Fed released data from the 2016 SCF to the public toward the end of 2017.

ABA 2018 Education Schedule 

March 5th. 2018
Residential Contractor 14 Hr CE and Dwelling Contractor Continuing Education 
*Online only*
Members $250 - Non Members $285
Work at your own pace 
WI/MN Approved  Online Course 
Minnesota This course includes:
*Construction Safety
*Professionalism for Contractors
*Project Management
*Business Contracts
*Estimating and Job Costing
*Liability and Risk Management
2015 MN Energy Code 

March 8th, 2018
Training Alliance Series
Members $10 - Non Members $15
Dave Ferkul and Mike Seliga
This session will review general requirements for PPE use, and guide participants in conducting a PPE hazard assessment.  Participant Q&A will further discuss PPE use, how it is selected and used, and the effectiveness in protecting workers from potential hazards.

March 21st, 2018  
Lead Abatement for Supervisors Refresher Training 
(1 day course): 
Cost $185.00
Greg Myers
Midwest Environmental Consulting
Location: ABA offices, 5255 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown
This EPA/HUD course refresher training will review the Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovators with proper lead safe work practices. This course applies to those who work for compensation on pre-1978 residential properties, child occupied facilities or schools including, but not necessarily limited to painter, plumbers, electricians, handymen/handywomen, carpenters, renovation contactors, maintenance persons at schools or multi-housing facilities, etc.  
DIY Marketing
"Get it Done" 
online presence workshop series
$60 per class

**Bring your laptops**
All classes will be held at the ABA offices
5255 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown
Reserve your seat today!
February 20th, 2018  1:00-3:00pm
Competitive Research
*Bring your laptop to class
*Create a list of your top 5 competitors that also share your market and demographics.  What are they doing good or better than you and where do you have the upper hand on them?  Keep an eye on your competitors which will help you move ahead of the rest!
Sign up today!
Walk way feeling accomplished and 
help improve your sales.

contact Jennifer at jennifer@abamn.org
  Sign up today!
Members Night Out Hosts for 2018.
Host openings
*Increase your exposure of your business to the other members
*Increase sales by allowing members to know you more. Once they know you, they are more apt to work with you.
*We will print and mail post cards for you!

Call 218-722-5707  
Or email

New Member
We welcome you to the 
ABA Family!
  DBS Residential Solutions

Owner:  Bonnie Sundberg

Email:  info@dbsrepair.com

Phone: 218-525-0720
Address: 5116 Jean Duluth Road, Duluth

Our highly trained team specializes in basement waterproofing, foundation & crawl space repair, concrete lifting & leveling, basement finishing radon mitigation and whole-home energy solutions.  

Whether you have a wet basement, cracked foundation walls, a cold and drafty home, or a musty crawl space, we are here to help make your home healthy, safe and comfortable.  We want to help you create a space that can be enjoyed for many years to come.  We fix "All Things Basementy!"

Homeowners are our number one customer to make their house safer and more comfortable. 

Our vision is a world where every family lives in a safe, healthy and comfortable home.  

Call us today!

Builders Day at the Capitol
BAM Board Meeting  
February 22, 2017
Contact: Terry Hammack or Nick Olson

March Members Night Out

ABA Offices
5255 Maple Grove Rd.

Arrowhead Builders and 
Home Show   
April 4-8, 2018

April Members Night Out
4433 E Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55804

May Members Night Out
Host welcomed

Homes on Parade
May/June, 2018