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The Arrowhead Builders Association was chartered in 1952 and is affiliated with both the Builders Association of Minnesota and the National Association of Home Builders. The ABA represents and addresses the concerns of the building industry. We are committed to servicing our members and the community through education, political advocacy and community development. This association promotes ethical practices among its members and strives to provide safe and affordable housing for the communities it serves.

As a member of the Arrowhead Builders Association, these are some of the benefits you will enjoy:

Use of our facilities 

  • 40’ x 26’ Training Facility/Community Room 
  • 18’ x 12’ Conference Room 
  • Free Parking, Wi-Fi, some electronic equipment, kitchen areas 

Special Insurance Programs 

  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance. It’s exclusive.  It’s available only to members, if they qualify. 
  • Builders Insurance.  It’s designed specifically for builders; providing builder’s risk, general liability, commercial automobile and umbrella policies. 

Special Discount Programs 

  • Many different businesses provide discounts to the ABA Members on services and product; enjoy member to member discounts 
  • Verizon Wireless, FedEx, FM, Hertz Rental, Hewlett Packard, Dell and more offer discounts to members through the National Partner Programs 

Monthly Membership Meetings 

  • The 3rd Thursday of each month networking with fellow members at one another’s place of business offers an opportunity to showcase products and services as well as inform fellow members of one’s business 

Annual Arrowhead Home and Builders Show 

  • Members and Associates display their business to the community at this expo at the DECC; usually in April this is the premier show to learn what is new and display your wares

Annual Homes on Parade and Remodel on Parade 

  • This 10-day event provides builders and remodelers the opportunity to showcase their construction knowledge and skills; providing the community an opportunity to see first-hand and hear about the builders In the region 
  • The number one marketing opportunity for a builder or remodeler; 100% of the homes have sold prior, during or immediately following a show 
  • An opportunity for your vendors to support you through discounting display materials at a home; ask for details on how to utilize your vendors and suppliers 

Annual Golf Outing, Huskies Games, UMD Bulldogs, and other Family nights 

  • Days of fun allowing members and their guests to take a break away from business and busy schedules to enjoy some rest and relaxation; and maybe a connection or two 

Bi-Weekly eNewsletter 

  • The Scaffold is an informative weekly email newsletter enjoyed by over 800 people in the network; it highlights upcoming events and showcases members; statewide initiatives and political updates are provided and member announcements are made 
  • The eNewsletter also has space for coupons and discounts for member to member saving opportunities 

Listing on www.abamn.org 

  • Membership data is listed on this website and all members are provided the opportunity to have a link to their company’s website as a feature 
  • Over 1300 click-through advertisements per sponsor are average annually 
  • New in 2020 will be a “member only” section 
  • Education for members and the community are also available on our site 

Legislative Representation and chance for involvement 

  • Excellent relationships with our legislators provide opportunities and encouragement for our members to become active politically 
  • State Days at the Capitol allow leaders to step forward and have a focused time for meeting representatives throughout the state; also, talking points allow for an easy start to conversations and an united voice for all the builders and members 
  • Fighting for rights, we have templates and talking points about many subjects that arise during the year 
  • Locally, meeting with officials is monthly and gives the builders and affiliates the opportunity to be heard without repercussions from government agents 

Education 

  • Continuing Education courses are currently being accredited for both Minnesota and Wisconsin licensure requirements 
  • Non-accredited courses are also available 
  • Development series focused on building your business are underway for 2014 also 
  • Online courses may be in store for the future  
  • Our partners provide members with scholarship opportunities also 

Student Scholarships 

  • Members and their families are welcome to apply for a $2,000 college scholarship through the Manley-Lenuis Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Business to Business Networking 

  • Meet and greet fellow members in a quick and fun way 

Your membership includes membership in and all of the benefits from the Builders Association of Minnesota and the National Association of Home Builders.   Please contact us if you would like more information on becoming a member, how membership can assist you and your business, or if you have general questions.

218.722.5707
aba@abamn.org

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