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January 16th, 2018
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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!  

Start saving now at    www.nahb.org/ma

so you can stay up to date on the latest industry news.
You can also follow our news feed on our website at www.abamn.org

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) "

The National Association of Home Builders announced it elected four senior officials to take over top leadership positions. 

ABA 2018 Education Schedule 
Last day to register is
January 18th!
January 23rd, 2018
8:00-12:00 (3 credits MN approval pending
Members $75 - Non Members $85 *Price includes all classes scheduled for this day and lunch
"IRC Builder Code Basics" - 4 hours
Jim Rich - Hermantown Building Official
1:00-2:00 (1 credit ) MN approved/WI Pending approval
Energy - Why do Air and Water barriers matter?
Ted Reiter - Hallmark Building Products
January 24th, 2018
9:00-11:00 (2 credits)  MN/WI approved
Members $125 - Non Members $135  *Price includes all classes scheduled for this day and lunch
Engineering Wood Products & Framing
Mark Weegman- Weyerhaeuser
11:00-12:00 (1 credit MN/WI approved
Intro to Load Development
Mark Weegman - Weyerhaeuser
1:00-2:30 (1 credit) MN approved/WI Pending approval
Window Installation
Erick Filby
Residential Design with Structural Insulated Panels
John Golz, Enercept SIP's MN approved/WI Pending approval
(1 credit) - AIA/CES
1 hour WI DCQ
HSW: Yes
*SIP basics
*SIP applications
*Energy efficiency and green building with SIP's
*Designing with SIP's
*Engineering for SIP's
*SIP manufacturing
*SIP construction
  January 25th 2018
8:00-4:30 (7 credits/1 Energy) MN Approved Only
Members $175 - Non Members $185  *Price includes all classes scheduled for this day and lunch
MN Contractor Statutes + Energy
Roger Axel, MN DOLI
Minnesota State Building Code- Make up and Use
Chapter 3 Building Planning
Wood wall framing
Wall Bracing
Water resistive barriers, exterior wall requirements
1322 MN Energy Code
Roofing and siding. Attachments and Code criteria
Residential plumbing, basics for the general contractor
Residential HVAC, basics for the general contractor
January 26th, 2018
Members $49 - Non Members $59  *Price includes all classes scheduled for this day only
9:30-10:30 (1 credit) MN Approved Only
Brad Jensen, MN DOLI regional plumbing inspector
11:00-12:00  MN Approved/WI pending approval
Designing & Installing Residential and Commercial Projects with Manufactured Stone Veneer (MSV)
Jason Lamers, Boral Stone Product, LLC
1 hour accredited - AIA/CES
1 hour WI DCQ
HSW: Yes
Description:   A Presentation Highlighting the abundant design options available in veneer masonry.
  • Building code review regarding MSV.
  • Proper installation detailing to achieve high performance building.
  • Designing buildings utilizing the latest building energy codes incorporating continuous insulation and MSV.
  • This program identifies the key properties of MSV, classified in accordance with building code specifications.  Base material and product quality issues are reviewed.  Installation considerations and assessed with an emphasis on best practice.
 February 12th, 2018
Members $250 - Non Members $285
At your own pace -WI/MN Approved Online Course -Minnesota Residential Contractor 14 Hr CE and Dwelling Contractor Continuing Education This course includes:
*Construction Safety
*Professionalism for Contractors
*Project Management
*Business Contracts
*Estimating and Job Costing
*Liability and Risk Management
2015 MN Energy Code

Duluth Curling Club
The House of Hearts Charity Bonspiel benefits Project Joy 
February 2018

Dear Potential Donor:
The House of Hearts Charity Bonspiel benefits Project Joy, a partner of Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank's BackPack Program. Each school week, the program feeds about 1000 hungry kids in northeastern Minnesota who don't have enough food at home over the weekend. Our event in 2017 donated $50,000 to Project Joy. It was a huge success.

The Best of the
2018 International Builders Show

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

*Choose your month to host our Members Night Out
*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

Members Night Out
Arrowhead Printing
625 Hughit Ave.
Superior, Wisconsin
February 15, 2018

Builders Day at the Capitol
BAM Board Meeting  
February 22, 2017

Arrowhead Builders and 
Home Show   
April 4-8, 2018

Homes on Parade
May 12-20th, 2018