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September 26, 2018

In This Issue
Listen to the latest show with John Rawlings, Douglas County Abstract and Title

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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 218-722-5707 to schedule a time. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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!  

 to our newest Members!
The Fireplace Corner
Stedlin Manufacturing
Douglas County Abstract & Title
McKenzie Bar and Grill

 to our renewing Members!
Knutson Construction
Les Grumdahl Windows & Siding
Republic Bank
Riverside Flooring
Stone Countertop
Veit Disposal
WSL Habitat for Humanity

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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) "

Contractor Accredited Classes Going on Now!
  • Classes include: Completion Certificate for each class
  • Automatic reporting to DOLI/DSPS; if applicable
  • Lunch with some courses
  • New Class Content
  • Discounted rate for members
  • Seats are limited Register Early!   

or Call Jennifer at 218-591-8732
October Members Night Out
 Builder of the Year will be announced 
the same evening!

February 19-21, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
  September Specials Ends on the 30th!
Registration now open!
The  NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the  industry's premier event and offers you everything you need to gain the competitive edge, with access to hot industry trends, products, technology, construction demos and key business partners.

on September 13, 2018 3 Comments

A recent NAHB survey found that over the last year, the average cost of builder-employed laborers increased 5.2% and the cost of subcontractor work rose 7.2%.

Comparing those numbers to 2018's overall inflation (just 2.9%) helps explain why the  pace of residential construction continues to be flat: The cost increases are not only resulting in higher home prices for buyers, but a growing number of builders are feeling the pinch as well.

Filed in  Capitol HillTrade  on September 12, 2018 

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, a dozen Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate on Sept. 11 sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume softwood lumber trade negotiations with Canada.
The 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement expired Oct. 12, 2015. As the Senate letter noted, "With no follow on agreement in place and new tariffs being imposed averaging just over 20%, lumber prices have skyrocketed, hitting an all-time high in June of this year."

Congratulations to the following winners of our 3rd Annual Clay Shoot Fundraising Event! 
We couldn't do this without your support!

Check out pictures of the event!

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Members Night Out
Ferguson's Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery
4209 Airpark Blvd
Duluth, MN

The same evening, we will announce the Homes on Paraded 
Builder of the Year Award!

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
ABA Holiday Party
600 E. Superior St. 3rd Floor 
Duluth, MN 
 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
Members Night Out
Duluth Stove and Fireplace
102 S 27th Ave W, Duluth
5:00pm - 7:00pm