About Us

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.

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.

Connect with Us

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Public Events

Keep up to date on our many annual public events. This app is available to members of the public and to members.

Download it on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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Manage your membership, view and register for upcoming events, and more. This app is available only to Rochester Area Builders members.

Download it on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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 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 help locate professional services, including builders, contractors, and associates.

Builders Exchange of Rochester

The Builders Exchange of Rochester, formed in 1987, is a council of Rochester Area Builders with separate membership requirements. Builders Exchange offers its members information about, as well as convenient access to plans, specs, and addenda for projects that are out for bid in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa. Information about the Builders Exchange can be found on their site at https://www.bexroch.com/.