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Our Mission Statement

Rochester Area Builders, Inc., chartered in 1953, is a professional organization of commercial & residential builders, remodelers, developers, and associated businesses dedicated to advancing the building industry in Southeast Minnesota. We are the trusted voice of the industry, providing leadership, education, networking, and information resources to our members, community, and government officials.

Our Vision Statement

To be the recognized authority for all aspects of the construction industry for the community, while providing an environment where our members flourish and prosper.

More About Our Association

We are made up of businesses involved in construction and all aspects of home improvement throughout Rochester, MN and all of Southeastern Minnesota. Our website is devoted to putting you in touch with the services of area building, remodeling, and home improvement professionals in the communities we serve. We are committed to professionalism within the building and home improvement industries and to providing the community with the information needed in order to make sound decisions in home building, commercial construction, remodeling, renovation, and home improvement.

As Rochester Minnesota's and Southeastern Minnesota's leader in construction, remodeling and home improvement, RAB also strives to benefit our members in the professional growth of their businesses through participation, advocacy, education, and community involvement. Rochester Area Builders also serves as a resource for the Rochester, MN area community by providing education about quality building practices.

For our members: we provide valuable member benefits, committees, events, and access to our staff.

For the public: we provide a full member directory to aid in locating professional services, including builders, contractors, and associates. We also supply home builder tips and articles by experts in every phase of new home construction from bare lot beginnings to "Home Sweet Home". When we first started we were a Home Builders Association, but we have now grown to include all aspects of construction - residential and commercial, builders and those businesses associated with the industry.

A few of the categories included in our directory are: home or residential builders, home remodelers, commercial builders, plumbers, electricians, architects, engineers, landscapers, windows, doors, siding, roofing, subdivision or property developers, and real estate agencies - and all are located in the Rochester MN area or the greater Southeastern Minnesota region.

Builders Exchange of Rochester

The Builders Exchange of Rochester, formed in 1987, is a council of Rochester Area Builders with separate membership requirements, but the two companies share office space and staff. The Exchange is a plan room which provides commercial projects with plans & specs for our members to review & copy. Their website is www.bexroch.com. The Exchange also provides the ability to view plans, specs & addenda online for an additional annual fee. You can now join the RAB Commercial Builders Council if you are only a Builders Exchange member.