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Why you should join the MMBA. For effective, efficient marketing, you've come to the right place! From golf sponsorships to charity projects, the MMBA offers excellent opportunities to promote your company, develop contacts, and generate sales.

Member Benefits:
See what the MMBA can  offer you. Discover networking opportunities at membership meetings, special events, committees meetings, education sessions and even on the golf course. Spend time with people who share your interest in the industry.

MMBA Home Show:               April 10-12, 2015             Exhibits available to Members and Non-Members

MMBA Home Tour:               April 24-26, 2015                There is no charge for this self-guided tour.            
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MMBA Scholarships:        2015 MMBA Scholarship Criteria        Scholarship Application

NEW Building Trade Scholarship Available
The MMBA is pleased to          announce they will be giving            out an 
additional $500        Scholarship to a Student              going into the Building    Industry.     

This scholarship is sponsored           by The Builders Group. The      parents do not need to be                 a MMBA Member.                 TBG Scholarship Criteria          TBG Scholarship Application

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Clink on link and find your Contractor's License Information.

Renewal of Plumbing Contractor Licenses All current plumbing contractor licenses expire Dec. 31, 2013, and the department is currently accepting license renewal applications.

Instructions for renewing plumbing contractor and restricted plumbing contractor licenses are provided when you click on the above link.

Continuing Education Requirements for Plumbers New rules created by the Board of Plumbing

To find a list of approved  Continuing Education Courses   Plumbers can click here   


BAM Benefits:
Increase your bottom line!

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1. SAVE MONEY! Rad discounts on Fuel, Office Supplies, Wireless Service and More!

2. MAKE MONEY! Make Money with the Member Rebate Program. No Receipts Needed!


Who are the participating Manufactures? ←click to find out.

How do I use the Rebate Program? click here for a link to tutorial 

Customized EXCEL Template
Your Members Asked, We Listened...We have heard your members requests and claiming has been revamped this quarter.

There is a redesigned paper claim form and a new and improved online claim form. The option to claim using a customized EXCEL template has also been added. The user selects the manufacturers they are claiming for and an EXCEL template is generated for your members with only those selected products. 

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3. GET COVERED! With High Quality, Discounted Insurance from The Builders Group and FourStar

We offer a variety of insurance related programs and discounts to our members. There is strength in numbers, and our membership helps make sure you are getting the most attractive insurance products at the best rates.

NAHB also has perks for you:


Discounts and private offers exclusively for NAHB members provide an easy way to reduce business expenses, maximize profits and increase efficiency. Through agreements with leading national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family. There are more than a dozen participating companies.

Check out your NAHB member benefits at nahb.org/ma




17068 Commercial Park Road • Brainerd, MN 56401 

Office #: 218-829-4982


2015 Mid-Minnesota Builders Association

Scholarship Criteria

MMBA Awards up to $3,000 in Scholarships

(2) Scholarships Available for 2015:

  • Member children-regardless of career path, up to $1,000 per individual.
  • Any student going into Building Trades.

Open to MMBA members, their employees AND RECENT high school GRADUATE children of a MMBA Member.

For a complete list of current MMBA members, visit the MMBA website: www.midmnba.org or contact the MMBA Office: (218) 829-4982.

Further Guidelines:  The Scholarships winners are determined by the following criteria:

  • Above average scholastic achievement is not a factor in receiving the scholarship.
  • The scholarships are granted on the combined basis of need and merit.
  • The applicant must be planning on continuing his/her education at any accredited post-secondary or technical institution of his/her choice.
  • All Scholarship Applicants must be a MMBA Member, Employee of a MMBA Member, Spouse and/or the Child of a MMBA Member.

The recipients will be given the scholarship in the form of a check made out to both the student and the school in which the student is enrolled. Half of the scholarship amount will be awarded at the MMBA General Membership Meeting on May 19, 2015. The other half will be awarded upon the MMBA receiving a copy of registration to the school of student's choice for their second semester.

Scholarship winners will be notified by May 1, 2015.
APPLICATIONS are due to the MMBA office by: Wednesday ~ April 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm.  Failure to submit a complete application on time will disqualify the applicant.

Because the Application Pool varies each year, the Scholarship Committee will decide on the Applicants Eligibility and/or number of Scholarships Awarded that year. 

Contact Colleen Faacks, Executive Officer
Mid-Minnesota Builders Association
Office: (218) 829-4982
Cellular: (218) 839-4101

Help Spread the Word:

the_builders_groupNEW Scholarship Available for 2015
The MMBA is pleased to announce they will be giving out an additional $500 Scholarship to a Student going into the Building Industry. This scholarship is sponsored by The Builders Group. The parents do not need to be a MMBA Member.

Building Trades Scholarship Criteria  The MMBA encourages you to pass this along to your Human Resource Department & help spread the news to families and friends who this may apply to.

Click here for The Builders Group Scholarship Application.
Application is due to the MMBA office by Wednesday April 15, 2015.


MMBA Joins Minnesota Homes Matter

The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA) continuously seeks out partnerships with organizations that strengthen the competitiveness, professionalism, and public's confidence in the industry. That's why we're excited to announce a new partnership with Minnesota Homes Matter. Created by the Minnesota Homeowners Alliance, Minnesota Home Matters engages lawmakers and urges them to remember the thousands of Minnesota homeowners across the state. Specifically, Minnesota Home Matters educates Minnesota lawmakers and the public on the importance of the Minnesota mortgage interest deduction.

Homeownership tax incentives such as the state mortgage interest deduction play a big role in every phase of the Minnesota housing market. By putting dollars back in the hands of Minnesota families, the state mortgage interest deduction encourages Minnesotans to purchase a new home, including the construction of new properties. Many real estate investment decisions, including new home construction projects across mid-Minnesota, have been made with current Minnesota tax law factored in. Changing the Minnesota mortgage interest deduction would mean fewer homeowners and new homes.


Many Minnesotans are familiar with the federal mortgage interest deduction, while the state mortgage interest deduction is less well known. This not only includes our neighbors, but also policymakers in St. Paul. The Minnesota mortgage interest deduction, and its 80 year history, should speak for itself, but every so often, changes to, or outright elimination of, the state deduction are proposed.

To set the record straight on the state mortgage interest deduction, Minnesota Home Matters members have traveled across the state talking to policymakers, construction companies, architects, bankers, and title companies - anyone with a stake in the housing market - building partners to protect the state mortgage interest deduction. By engaging legislators in St. Paul and across the state, Minnesota Home Matters ensures Minnesota policymakers understand the benefits of the state mortgage interest deduction.

At MMBA it is our mission to foster a healthy environment for the home building industry. For over 80 years, the Minnesota mortgage interest deduction has done just that. We must ensure that any legislative action in St. Paul does not penalize Minnesota's home builders.  A healthy environment for Mid-Minnesota builders means more homes for Minnesota families. Again and again, it has been proven that home ownership is good for Minnesota's communities and we're happy to partner with Minnesota Homes Matter to spread that message. To learn more and join the coalition, please visit: 

Make sure you're participating in the life of the MMBA. It's one of the best way to get to know your peers. And it's a great opportunity to make friends for a lifetime.

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The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual - Vince Lombardi 




We have high expectations of excitement this year for the Annual Home Show with the renovations taking place at the Brainerd Civic Center. With the new look comes a new name for the facility.  The Essentia Health Sports Center is nearly complete with the major renovation.  The Spring Home Show will be taking place April 10-12, 2015.  If you would like Exhibitor information, contact the MMBA Office: mmba@brainerd.net or 218-829-4982. 

34th Annual Home Show

April 10-12, 2015

Where: Essentia Health Sports Center                                               (Formerly the Brainerd Civic Center)
502 Jackson Street• Brainerd, MN 56401

Same location different look and different name click here to read articles on the new renovations

• Friday: 12:00 to 7:00 pm
• Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
• Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: Advantage Seamless, Inc. & EcoWater Systems

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Cost: $3 per person at the door
Kids 15 and under are FREE! 

The MMBA represents several members, working in all facets of the building industry from General Contractors, Remodelers and Developers, to Sales and Marketing Experts, Architects, Excavators, Plumbers, Electricians and Financial Institutions. In short, we bring together all the players in this dynamic and ever changing industry to ensure that all citizens have access to the housing of their choice and the opportunity to realize the American dream of homeownership.




GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING----------------------------April GMM
April 21, 2015 - Tuesday 5:30-8:30 PM

Where: The Legacy at Cragun's
           11496 East Gull Lake Drive • East Gull Lake, MN 56401

Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
5:30-6:30 pm Social Hour • 6:30-7:15 pm Dinner • 7:15-8:30 pm Program

Sponsored by: First Supply ~ www.1supply.com


Cost: $20 per person before Thursday, April 16, 2015
         $25 per person after Thursday, April 16, 2015

RSVP to MMBA at: Phone: 218-829-4982 • Email: mmba@brainerd.net

If you are unable to attend the GMM, please call before NOON on the day of the GMM.

Payment Policy: Pay at the Door (Cash, Check or Credit Card) • Pre-Pay with a Punch Card, Contact Laura @ the MMBA Office for more information.

NETWORK! - ATTEND A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!!! We surveyed- the #1 reason members join is for the networking - Here's your chance- RSVP today!

NO SHOW POLICY- if you RSVP for a General Membership Meeting and are unable to attend, you MUST call and cancel no later than 12:00pm on the day of the meeting, or you will still be invoice for the dinner.


MMBA, Brock White & W.W. Thompson Concrete Products are hosting the annual Spring Lakes Area Home Tour--The Brainerd Lakes major showcase of new residential home communities. This tour attracts enthusiastic visitors who are looking forward to meeting with builders and ask questions as they explore beautiful newly completed homes.

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April 24-26, 2015

  • Friday: 12:00-6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00-6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00-4:00 pm

Location: Throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area

Home Tour Builders:

Home Location: 19526 Love Lake Road-Brainerd, MN  56401

Home Location: 7726 White Overlook Drive-Breezy Point, MN  56472

Home Location: 7296 Fairway Lane-Breezy Point, MN  56472

Home Location: 33160 West Shady Beach Lane-Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Home Location: 19375 Woods Edge Trail-Brainerd, MN  56401

Admission: FREE Self-Guided Tour



Mid-Minnesota Builders Association // Mission Statement

The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA) of Crow Wing, Wadena & lower Cass Counties, fundamental purpose is to foster a healthy business environment for the home building industry, and to engage in activities that strengthen competitiveness, professionalism, and the public's confidence in the industry. The MMBA represents over 220 members involved in and supporting all phases of the home building industry. 


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