Member Testimonials


We asked our members why they joined the association and why it's important to get involved. 

Hear straight from current HBA members why they joined the association and how they benefit from being a member.


People don’t start an investment and never look at it again. Your membership in the HBASE is the same thing. Take time to review your membership investment. You’ll get the most out of it by staying informed of what’s available to you as a member.

Mike Sprang
J.H. Larson Electrical Co.

(members since 1995)

When we’re looking for new subcontractors, the first place we look is the HBASE website to find a member.

Lexie Ricci
KN Construction, Inc.

(members since 2003)

Our HBASE membership has been a great resource for our company.  We get to take part in social events where we can network with other industry professionals and public events where we can connect with members of the community.  We also have access to tons of information and available training classes in order to keep our employees up to date with the latest and greatest happenings in the industry.

Jarrod Smart

Jarrod Smart Construction Co.

(members since 2003)

Being an HBASE member is a great asset to our business.  The HBA offers a lot of fun and great networking opportunities. Their Safety Series and Business Solution Series educational classes have been invaluable to our company.

Michelle Tull

Tull Crane & Rigging

(members since 2016)

I recall some thoughts that my father, Myron, gave me about the value of participating in the HBASE when I first started in this business. As a former active member to a person just getting started he said, “When you need an association it will be too late to form one. It’s better to stay involved, pay your dues and keep it strong for the day that you need help.”

Steve Van Buskirk

Van Buskirk Companies

(members since 1972)



I originally joined the HBA to help support the industry which I am a part of but found that being a member of the Home Builders Association has many benefits the least of which is the networking that is available among the members and associate members.

Tor Sorlien
Sorlien Electric

(members since 1994)

Besides the networking opportunities, being active in the HBASE keeps me up to date on current issues and changes in the building industry. As a member I can participate in the meetings that help shape codes and policies in the city by joining with other members to voice our opinion and needs.

Gary Harr

G & D Harr Construction LLC

(members since 1985)

Being a member of the HBASE is one of the finest networking and marketing tools that Dakota Wholesale and Handy Man Home Remodeling Center has. The people we meet and the events that the HBA puts on are a great asset to any business. Being an active member is a lot of fun and I have made a lot of lifetime friends through the HBA.

Matt Swenson

Handy Man Home Remodeling Center

(members since 1981)

Being a member presents us with opportunities, whether it's networking with customers, giving back to the community, educational seminars or enjoying a variety of social events throughout the year. I've always been impressed with the level of involvement and dedication displayed by the membership of the HBASE.

Mike Mahan

Boen & Associates, Inc.

(members since 1973)

Being a member of this great organization allows you to not only network with peers in the same industry but it also provides opportunities to give back to the community in various ways.

Deb Ziemke

CorTrust Mortgage

(members since 1993)