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A Message From Your President
July 2020

Dear Members, 

Fourth of July weather was amazing, and we all got our fill of vitamin D.  I hope everyone was able to take a much needed break from work to enjoy family and friends. Whether it be on the golf course, boating on the lake or just a good old fashioned backyard cookout, you were able to slow life down just a little and enjoy the small things.  

Being on the heels of Independence Day, we can still reflect on the most vital principle our republic was founded; freedom.  This core right allows us to be in control of our own success not to be dissuaded, especially during this ever changing time.  It is easy to be distracted during this 24 hour news cycle and never ending social media environment, but rest assured great things are on the horizon and there has never been a time of opportunity for those who want it more than now. 

We have some exciting news to report that is in the works.  I have been in contact with the company that puts on the B4 Conference in Wisconsin Dells and we are on a short list to help facilitate a condensed version of the conference in Minocqua this winter.  Bringing top tier speakers and cutting-edge training and quality CE to our area is amazing.  This is a testament to the strength of membership.  We are also in the planning stages of a few other things, but I will leave for a later date to announce.

Our annual golf outing and largest fundraiser of the year Is fast approaching, please get your registrations in before they fill up. 

Joe Cordova, President

A Message From Your President
June 2020

Dear Members,

Summer will officially be here this weekend, but as we can all see in our areas, it’s here.  The welcomed sight of people getting out and enjoying the resources we have in the Northwoods is long overdue.
Here are a few good news stories from the HBA:
Congratulations to Pukall Lumber for being awarded Focus on Energy – Energy Efficiency Excellence Award. 
“Pukall Lumber recently completed a project that consolidated several dust collectors, enabling them to remove 108 horsepower of motors, with annual energy cost savings of $22,600. This family-owned sawmill in Arbor Vitae has been working with Focus on Energy since 2002 and has completed more than 15 energy efficiency projects at the mill during that time. The company has also made LED lighting upgrades at its showroom stores in Arbor Vitae, Manitowish Waters, Woodruff and Minocqua.”
Did you read the Badger Builder this month?  R-Value Insulators was the featured Member Spotlight.  
BB “What trends have you seen change over the years?”  AH “The biggest trend that we have seen change over the years is in the relationship with our customers – both general contractors and homeowners.  They want an expert in the field and rely on us to provide them with the best in the market.”  Read the full article in this month’s Badger Builder paper issue, one will also be available on the WisBuild website soon.
We are also proud to announce that the HBA has awarded two scholarships to graduating local seniors.  Awardees were from Rhinelander and Prentice High Schools.  The board will also be voting on our first grant application at our meeting next week.  We are offering up to four grants per year to qualifying individuals that elect to go straight into the workforce from high school into a field within scope of construction.  This is similar to the Nicolet College grants offered.  Contact Robin Coffen if you know someone that may be eligible or have any questions.
Don’t forget about  $2,500 We’re All In Grants that are available.  Application period begins today and ends on  June 23rd.  Find out more here!

I hope you will like the new format for our monthly newsletter.  Please send any feedback you have so we are able to continue to improve as this will be a work in progress. 


Joe Cordova, President

2019 October Meeting