Acts to educate builder members on new building practices, product innovations, building codes, energy efficiency, sustainability, market changes, and economic trends impacting the home building industry. The Council will advocate on behalf of builders relating to regulatory and economic impacts by lobbying local, state, and federal government officials, and providing opportunities to interact directly with government officials. The Council will focus on providing builders the knowledge to improve their building practices and further separate MBA members builders from others.
Billy Cooley, Vice Chair (Next Step Builders, 262-337-3110)
Acts to increase the MBA's influence on land development topics affecting us on a global, regional, state and local basis. Enhance the positive working relationships established with area municipalities and educating staff, local, state, & national elected officials, and the general public by sharing information on important industry-related issues such as impact fees, affordability, cost controls, zoning requirements, and environmental regulations.
Jim Doering, Chair (Homes by Towne, 414-274-2488)
Matt Neumann, Vice Chair (Neumann Companies, 262-542-9200)
Composed of the remodeler members & related associate members within the Association who discuss remodeling industry trends, develop solutions to industry problems, discuss regulations impacting remodeling and home improvement, and design educational programs for the benefit of the members.
Jonathan Synovic, Chair (Source 1 Project Solutions, Inc.,262-912-0022)
Craig Podlesnik, Vice Chair (StoneCraft Studios, 414-431-3907)
Mission Statement: The MBA Women’s Council is the voice of women in the building industry, dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and support our council members at the local level by offering networking and educational opportunities, community awareness and outreach and professional and personal development.
Vision: The MBA Women’s Council is a premier professional organization that provides strategies and solutions for professional women in the building industry. We provide women in the building industry the professional advantage necessary to excel and succeed. Our members gain personal recognition for their contributions to various committees, fund raising and the building community at large.
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Robin Kessler-Braun (Milwaukee Millwork)
Dispute Resolution Board
Settles disputes by processing building complaints originating in accordance with MBA By-Laws, committee operating procedures and written quality standards. Offers binding arbitration to builders, remodelers and subcontractors for a nominal fee.
Cindy Kuhs, Vice Chair (KUHS Quality Homes, Inc., 414-333-7212)
Responsible for coordinating and evaluating the overall member education program; increase awareness and participation in educational programs and conduct seminars targeting the specific needs of various home building industry segments. Develop an ongoing education program geared toward consumers.
Sales & Marketing Council
The Sales and Marketing Council provides individuals who are in charge of sales and marketing in their company the opportunity to grown their skills and network with other professionals who share their interests. Part education and part networking, this council is for companies of all sizes who want to be smarter and more efficient in their sales and marketing efforts.
Ray Hoffman, Chair (Renewal by Andersen, 262-522-2329)
Amanda Coakley, Vice Chair (Bartelt, The Remodeling Resource, 262-646-8020)
Processes all new member applications for the MBA. Evaluates and formulates recommendations regarding prospective builder members through the evaluation of written credit checks, customer and supplier references and personal interviews. Develops specific programs to stimulate existing member involvement in membership recruitment and retention, as well as conducting the annual membership contest.
Susan Keel, Co-Chair (Advanced Communications Specialists, 262-522-6410)
Joe Orendorf, Co-Chair (Orendorf Custom Homes, 262-691-2323)