Why Hire a Member

If you are in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home.  The best professionals tend to join their industry associations. They seek opportunities to learn as much as they can about their industry and to stay on top of current events and issues, as well as to participate in industry-specific training and networking with their peers. They join to give back to their industry and communities by participating in volunteer service efforts. They also work to shape legislative and regulatory policies that support the housing industry. They find all this, and more, through their membership in Rochester Area Builders, Inc.  By choosing a member of Rochester Area Builders, Inc., you have the added benefit of a dispute resolution process.

When you work with a member of our Association, you can be assured that the company is:

  • Licensed as necessary with the state of Minnesota
  • Insured
  • Compliant with our code of ethics

Diverse Membership, Promotion, and Networking

Members include Builders and Associate Members comprised of suppliers, subcontractors, bankers, attorneys, realtors, architects, engineers, and other associated businesses.

Events for members to market their products and services to the public:

  • RAB Home Show – February
  • Spring Showcase – April
  • Builders, Bags & Brews – August
  • Fall Showcase – September
  • Remodelers Tour – September
  • Studs, Struts & Stilettos – October

Membership includes affiliation with the Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Continuing education, monthly association meetings, and publications keep members updated as to what is happening in the industry. A Board of Directors governs and thirty-two active committees and councils develop and coordinate activities. Fun events such as the annual Golf Outing, networking nights, and the Holiday Party give members a chance to socialize with others in the building community.

Rochester Area Builders Are Involved in the Community

Our members are involved in the following projects:

  • Annual service projects to benefit the community or a needy individual
  • Builders Care collections for area charities and disaster relief
  • Habitat for Humanity projects
  • Involvement with area youth through our Speak to Schools program and scholarship awards, Job Shadow, mentorship, and scholarship awards