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What is the Headwaters Builders Association?

Headwaters Builders Association (HBA), chartered in 1993 and affiliated with the Wisconsin Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is a proactive professional organization dedicated to providing quality attainable housing in northern Wisconsin. We currently have about 100 members, including builders, subcontractors, building suppliers and related businesses in Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Florence, Iron, Price and Northern Lincoln counties and surrounding areas. The Headwaters Builders Association keeps its members in touch with the latest innovations, designs and technology to give Northwoods residents the best possible homes.

America’s housing industry has been refining building crafts, introducing new techniques in energy performance, comfort, design, easy maintenance and much more. Today’s home is a marvel of modern engineering and technology with more than three thousand component parts. The components pass through many hands, and a professional builder is able to assemble them into a fine finished product of which both the owner and builder will be proud.

Professionals belong to their local Home Builders Associations. Membership allows them to keep up with the latest information in the building industry, enabling them to build a high-quality home in today’s competitive market, giving their customers the most for their money.

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The HBA provides excellent networking opportunities and useful educational programs to the industry.

Tim Sanderson

Joining Headwaters Builders Association has allowed me to meet many new people in my field and communicate with them on common sense issues and concerns that come up in the building industry.

Jim Van Strydonk

Being a member in the HBA allows me to network and develop new relationships with the area builders and discuss issues facing our industry. I have been involved with the Headwaters Builders Association for over 20 years. I cannot imagine working in the housing industry and not being a member. It really does provide an opportunity to grow professionally and give a little back to the community.

Mark Mitchie

Being a member keeps us on top of what’s all around us. HBA – An association that give 100%. HBA – a local association that understands the needs of local businesses.

Debbie Johnson
Concrete Products Inc.

Headwaters Builders Association provides a collective voice to our elected officials to ensure policies continue to not inhibit a long lasting and sustainable building industry in Northern Wisconsin. Leading the way with a grass roots approach to inform local youths of the opportunities the building industry can provide, and offering numerous high school and college scholarships and grants to local students and apprentices the HBA is much more than your local professional association.

Joe Cordova
Cordova Insurance Agency

Our membership in the Headwaters Builders Association puts us in direct contact with the other professionals in our area who work in the construction field. It sends a message to our clients that we are professional grade. It keeps us informed and provides access to the latest in continuing education.

Randy Nilsson
Great Lakes Carpentry

I’m involved in the HBA to help carry on with the goals, traditions, and ideas of our association and to help strengthen the association and what it stands for in the ever-changing industry.

Samuel Hartmann
R-Value Insulators