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Top 10 Reasons:
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, committee meetings, education sessions and even of the golf course.  Spend time with people who share your interest in the industry.


When you join the MMBA, you also become a member in your State Association (BAM) and in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  There's strength in numbers and with over 140,000 members nationwide, membership provides you with many discounts that can help keep your costs down and provide the power to have your voice heard in the Capitol.  Thanks to the size and strength of our federation, BAM & NAHB's advocacy team has been able to provide our members with billions of dollars in either reduced costs or increased revenues.                    Membership Application


BAM Benefits:
Increase your bottom line!

Click to see what we have in store for you, Member Friend!

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 

New 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. 

EXCEL Claim Form Directions

EXCEL Claim Form Video

Claim Here >> 

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


MMBA Home Show:   

Coming soon in 2016           

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.

Exhibits available to Members & Non-Members.


MMBA Home Tour: 

Coming in the Spring and the Fall of 2016   

The Lakes Area Home Tour is an annual open-house tour throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area, held in the spring and fall hosted by the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA).

The Free event allows the public to tour the beautiful homes and learn more about the latest products and technology available in new home construction. The Self-Guided Tour allows for you to visit any of the homes in any order.

MMBA Scholarships:

MMBA Members Only Open to MMBA Members, Their Employees and Recent High School Graduate Children of an MMBA Member.

MMBA Scholarship Criteria

MMBA Scholarship Application

NEW Building Trade Scholarship Available to Members & Non-Members

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.


Parents do not need to be a Member of the MMBA

TBG Scholarship Criteria

TBG Scholarship Application


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

Home Builder Purchasing Program


National Purchasing Partners serves more than 100,000 member organizations, and is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the nation.

NPP negotiates discounted rates on many products and services, and passes those significant savings to our members. Companies include:

  • Verizon Wireless
  • Fastenal
  • Expedia
  • Staple Advantage
  • YRC Freight 

NPP is owned by Virginia Mason Medical Center, a non-profit healthcare facility recently named the nation's top hospital of the decade.

NPP membership is FREE. To learn more about some of the benefits you will receive visit the NPP Portal

To get started:

  1. Go to the NPP Portal and click Join Now
  2. Select Construction from the dropdown menu and complete the registration form. You will receive a username, password and member ID from NPP
  3. Return to the NPP Portal and login with your assigned username, password and member ID
  4. Select Verizon Wireless under Vendor Discounts section and complete the form. Contact NPP - Construction Member Support at 800-810-3909 Verizon Eligibility Requirements: Each member must be a construction, heavy highway or remodeling company, or trade craftsman (e.g.: electrician or plumber whose primary trade is within the construction industry).



17068 Commercial Park Road • Brainerd, MN 56401 

Office #: 218-829-4982

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 

New Member Orientation Breakfast

October 15, 2015

 Sponsored by: American Door Works, Neumann Construction & The Builders Group
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Time: 8:00-9:00 am

Greater Lakes Association of Realtors 
15344 Pearl Drive 
Baxter, MN  56425

Cost: FREE

RSVP: By Noon Monday | October 12, 2015

Contact: Laura at 218-829-4982 or mmba@brainerd.net

Are you a relatively New MMBA Member? 
Did you join with in the last 24-36 months?
Not a New Member; but would like to get more involved in the Association, this is a great opportunity to get started. 
Do you want to learn the "Ins" and "Outs" of the Association?

Involvement is the key to your success. We invite All New Members to join us for this networking event.  During this fabulous event, you will meet other New Members and have a chance to network with your fellow colleagues.

You will be introduced to the best practices for membership survival and involvement.  You will also learn about the welt of benefits available to you and your company.

Membership is what you make of it. 
Let us personally greet you and help you develop lasting business relationships with fellow members so you can make the best of participating in the MMBA. 

General Membership Meeting

October 20, 2015

 Sponsored by: Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity

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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


Cost: $20 per person before Thursday, October 15, 2015

          $25 per person after Thursday, October 15, 2015

Location: Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

               1110 Wright Street

               Brainerd, MN 56401

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

                                                       BAM Updateremi_stone_01
Our Associations are a great tool to get Cities, Counties, Towns, and Legislators to respond to member's needs, request or problems.   
Special guest Remi Stone, BAM's Executive Vice President, will be talking about local and state government advocacy. 

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.

General Membership Meeting

November 17, 2015

 Sponsored by: Jim's Electric Company


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


Cost: $20 per person before Thursday, November 12, 2015

          $25 per person after Thursday, November 12, 2015

Location: The Legacy at Cragun's

               11496 East Gull Lake Drive

               East Gull Lake, MN 56401

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

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.




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. 


Homeownership is the foundation of strong families and healthy communities, and Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA) believes lawmakers should be doing everything they can to encourage homeownership, not making it harder. That's why we've joined "Minnesota Homes Matter".

Minnesota Homes Matter is a proactive, educational campaign supported by a broad coalition of homeowners, builders, bankers, local business groups and REALTORS® across Minnesota. The mission is to take the message to our lawmakers, to protect homeowners, their property rights and their tax benefits such as the Mortgage Interest Deduction. Lawmakers need to understand the importance of the housing market on our economy.

Construction News: 

New Building Codes Plus Building Contractor & Remodeler License Application Information

CCLD review Newsletter 

A new edition of the CCLD Review newsletter is now available at www.dli.mn.gov/ccld/review.asp   
The CCLD Review is a publication of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Its purpose is to inform construction and code professionals about the purpose, plans and progress of the Construction Codes and Licensing Division. It is sent to those with an interest in the construction, design, inspection and related fields in Minnesota.  



Some of the stories in this edition include: 
  • Construction Industry Conference slated for Feb. 25, 2016
  • CCLD Fall Seminars are underway throughout Minnesota
  • Fire Code updates are moving forward
  • New Minnesota Plumbing Code takes effect Jan. 23, 2016
  • Continuing education required for plumbing license renewal
  • Residential building contractor fined $30,250
  • Brainerd now a state electrical inspection area
  • New edition of UL White Book available for download
And more … visit www.dli.mn.gov/ccld/review.asp to see the full edition.

OSHA Safety Training

FREE-Labor Law Posters

Construction Codes & Licensing Division

Contractor Insurance Policy Requirements Update.




Minnesota Statues click here 

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