News that matters to you!

June 21st 2017
In This Issue

From Chelle Eliason, Executive Officer

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 caled 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!  

WE WANT YOU!  We are scheduling into the late Summer and Fall.  We would like to invite you to come in the studios and have a conversation about what is going on in your line work.  Call me TODAY at 218-625-3441 to schedule a time. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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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) "


Get your discounted tickets 
$6.00 each

NAHB Estimates 79,000 Single-family Tear-down Starts in 2016

 Roughly 10.2% of single-family homes started in 2016 qualify as tear-down starts, up from 7.7% in 2016, according to the latest estimates from NAHB.  As defined here, a tear-down start means a home built on a site where a previous structure or evidence of a previous structure was present before the new home was started, as reported by the new home's builder.  

Thank you for all who participated in our 1st Annual Fishing Tournament!

A Special thanks to our fishing committee members.
Ryan Ostrofsky - RYMEL Construction
Autumn Brinkman - RYMEL Construction
Jason Goad -  Duluth Dodge
Ann Anderson -  The Tongue and Groove Store
Eric Eliason -  AirCo Heating and Cooling
Lori Wrazidlo 


      Members Night Out - Duluth HRA
Address: TBA
      Thursday, July 20, 2017

2nd Annual
Shoot for the Future Clay Shoot 
Old Vermillion Shooting Range
6980 Old Vermillion Trail  Duluth, MN
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Check in: 11:00am

Members Night Out
 - Maureen's LLC
4504 Grand Ave. #4, Duluth, MN
Thursday, August 17, 2017  

16th Annual
DuWayne Lenuis Golf Classic 
Ridgeview Country Club
700 W Redwing St., Duluth, MN
September 20, 2017
Check in 10:00am

Members Night Out - Bradley Interiors
1735 Maple Grove Rd, Duluth, MN 
Thursday, September 16, 2017

Members Night Out -
Need A Host 
Thursday, October 19th  5:00-7:00pm

60th Annual Holiday Gala
Annual Meeting & Dinner
231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
Thursday,  Nov 16th

UMDCED will be teaching the 
2- Day Profit Mastery Class on 
October 18- 19, 2017

Invest in yourself and your business! In this hands-on workshop you will learn to understand your own financials, learn how to manage your business to increase profitability, and strengthen your relationship with your lender. Discover how to actively manage YOUR business and accomplish YOUR goals. Creating Value and Building Wealth with

Alongside other business owners and managers, you will analyze real-world business problems and uncover how to:

Overcome common business problems
Understand your financial position
Use tools to take active control of your finances
Make effective pricing decisions
Evaluate and manage cost patterns
Make your business bankable
Avoid cash crunches
Plan for transition
Strengthen your lender relationships

$99 for ABA Members only
10 seats available
Regularly $399.00

Need  ONLY a verbal commitment by Friday June 23, 2017 to participate

Contact Jennifer at 218-722-5707
or email at