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January 29, 2018


In This Issue
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From Chelle Eliason, Executive Officer
 
WE WANT YOU MEMBERS!
 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!  
 
Solving the Skill Gap
in the Home Building Industry!


 
 
Construct tomorrow 
will be back into Duluth at the DECC
February 27-28th, 2018

Be a part of the solution!
Please consider to be a volunteer for the Arrowhead Builders Association Booth. 

Call Jennifer at 218-722-5707 or 
email at jennifer@abamn.org 


 



Request for proposals/invitation to bid on Duluth Mn Project
Excavation, Site Work, Utilities (Plumbing and Electrical) and Foundation

Contact Vickie Hartley
218-740-3666 x2
vickie@commongrnd.org

 
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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) "




   
 


Are you looking for better, more cost effective products to use in your homes? Tstuds are state of the art alternatives to studs, headers and plates in wall construction. Imagine a thermally broken wall, R18+ for all wall components. Total wall R-values go way up,are stronger and for little added cost. Add Blow-In-Blanket System dense packed fiberglass for R-23, put Wasco R-5 or R-7 windows in those holes in the wall. Put all of that on top of EPS or GPS rigid insulation under the slab which saves you money and out performs XPS, and you are building a much stronger, energy efficient home for little more money, or in the case of the foam, less money. New products, or better products are being found all the time on the market and we will continue to find them and bring them to our market.

Call Tim Johnson 
Owner
ABA 2018 Education Schedule 

 January 29th, 2018
EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP)/Certified Renovator Initial Training (1 day course)
(1 day course) 
Cost $195.00
8:00-5:00pm
Greg Myers
Midwest Environmental Consulting
Location: ABA offices - 5255 Maple Grove Rd.
Hermantown
This EPA/HUD course trains individuals on how to become 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.





February 8th, 2018

Training Alliance Series
Members $10 - Non Members $15
Ben Wood - Safety Consultant
Walking-working surfaces 
The session will provide an overview of requirements for scaffold and ladder use.  Participants will be encouraged to share what equipment they commonly use when accessing elevated work areas, to initiate relevant Q&A.


February 12th, 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
*Weatherization
2015 MN Energy Code 

February 15th, 2018
Lead Abatement for Supervisors Refresher Training 
(1 day course): 
Cost $185.00
8:00-5:00pm
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.  
 

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.



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.


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
218-722-5707
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.

Questions?
contact Jennifer at jennifer@abamn.org
  Sign up today!
   
Members Night Out Hosts for 2018.
Host openings
May
*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
jennifer@abamn.org 


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

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


March Members Night Out

Location:
ABA Offices
5255 Maple Grove Rd.
Hermantown
5:00-7:00pm

Arrowhead Builders and 
Home Show   
April 4-8, 2018

Homes on Parade
May 12-20th, 2018