the WCBA's Electronic Newsletter
May 2015
Please take a few moments to review our monthly newsletter which includes information about association events, board meetings and other local industry information.

Next WCBA Board of Director's Meeting
Board Meeting, June 11, 2015, 5:00 PM, Carpet City Flooring Center
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In This Issue
Updates & Dates to Remember
Membership Update
Business to Business Networking
June 10th Education Event
2015 Tour of Homes
A Message from the WCBA President
Quick Update & Dates To Remember
by Becky Miller, Newsletter Editor


Dates to Remember
Dates have been set for several upcoming events.  Please mark your calendars and watch your email for registration information.  Also, if you are interested in volunteering to help or in being an event sponsor, please contact the chairperson for that event.


June Educational Event

June 10, 2015

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Weather-Tek Design Center


June Business to Business

June 10, 2015

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Costco Wholesale in Grafton


2015 Tour of Homes

July 11th - 19th


"The Speakeasy"

September 12, 2015

Held at the Prairie Center of West Bend Mutual Life Insurance Company

Membership Update
Becky Miller, Office Manager

We would like to welcome our newest members.


Bliffert Lumber & Hardware is a building material provider who offer: rough lumber, engineered lumber, trusses, mill-work, hardware and composite decking. Please feel free to contact Todd Schumell at (414) 383-4900 for further information. 

Dahlberg Law Group in Jackson. Specializing in estate planning, elder and construction law. For further information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Associate Attorney - Robert Melick at (262) 677-8999.

As the construction season continues in full gear, don't forget to consider a fellow member for that home improvement project! Please refer to the directory on our website for a complete listing of members: wcba-wi.org
June Business to Business


The next Business to Business Networking Event is quickly approaching. It will take place on June 10, 2015 at Costco Wholesale in Grafton from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. 


Attending this event is as simple as 1,2,3. 

1. Click here to register

2. Click here to print the invitation

3. Present the invitation at the door to be admitted


Don't miss your opportunity to learn about all the advantages of a Costco membership as well as enjoying some refreshments while you explore the many items available for purchase. 


We look forward to seeing you there!

June Educational Event
by Matt McCabe, Committee Chair


The WCBA Education Committee is pleased to present the first of two education events of 2015. At this unique seminar, architects and contractors alike can earn the continuing education credits they need in their respective professions. Contractors, earn 2 Dwelling Contractor Qualifier points when you attend this 2-hour session at Weather-Tek Design Center in Brookfield on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. The Seminar will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at noon. 

This informative seminar, entitled "Benefits of Daylight and Fresh Air in Residential Design" will be presented by Paul Braun of Velux Skylights. Attendees will learn "how skylights can contribute and provide the benefits of natural ventilation, daylight and energy efficiency to provide good health and well-being in residential applications as well as evaluating the importance of indoor climate and the aspects of creating better living conditions".


Click on the link below to register now or call Matt McCabe at 262-794-1655 for more information.



2015 Tour of Homes
by Todd Schumell, Committee Chair

REGISTER NOW for the 2015 WCBA Tour of Homes!



Attention home-builders and re-modelers! It's time to register for this year's Tour of Homes!  Last year showed a major increase in both home-builder participation and walk-through attendance over the previous year, and this year proves to be even more successful!


Visit the model home of 2015 GOLD SPONSOR

J.J. Merkel Contractor!


The Tour of Homes will run on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th from 1 pm to 5 pm, on Wednesday, July 15th from 4 pm to 8 pm and on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 


CLICK HERE to download the 2015 WCBA Tour of Homes Registration Packet. Or, contact event coordinator, Todd Schumell at 414-255-4646 to get started on your 2015 campaign now.


Also, get in early on the many SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! Increase your visibility at this year's Tour of Homes by taking advantage of any of these great ways to spotlight your company. Details about the sponsorship opportunities are available in the Registration Packet. Call Todd Schumell at 414-255-4848 or Matt McCabe at 262-794-1655 for further details.


Whether you are an exhibitor or a guest, we hope you enjoy the 2015 WCBA Tour of Homes!

Presidential_Message A Message from the WCBA
President, Matt McCabe


Greetings WCBA members!


As spring turns to summer the building industry seems to show no signs of slowing down in 2015. Indeed, the Tour of Homes committee expects a record turn-out of home builders eager to display their models at this year's event in July. If you haven't already registered your model, please be sure to do so by visiting the WCBA website at wcba-wi.org. You may also contact event coordinator, Todd Schumell, at todd.schumell@bliffertlumber.com or 414-255-4646 for assistance.


The WCBA Education Committee also has an up-coming event on the calendar. The first education class of 2015 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10th at Weather-Tek Design Center in Brookfield. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain CEU points while learning about the value of daylighting in building design.


Also happening on June 10th, the WCBA is pleased to present another Business-to-Business networking opportunity which is scheduled from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Costco wholesale in Grafton. Come out and mix and mingle while learning how a Costco membership can benefit you and your company.


We also want to make sure to spread the word about the very exciting Speakeasy event taking place on September 12th at the West Bend Mutual grounds in West Bend. This fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity and the WCBA Trades Scholarship Fund will be a night to remember! Watch for further details in upcoming announcements. Visit www.wcba-wi.org for more details.


Your WCBA continues to bring vital, relevant industry resources to its membership and the community at large. Thank you for your continued involvement and support.



Matt McCabe, WCBA President


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A Message from
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"As spring turns to summer the building industry shows no signs of slowing down in 2015."

WBCA Board of Directors
Weather-Tek Design Center
Vice President
JT Feyrer Exteriors
Anchor Bank
Uptown Motorcars
Director at Large
Stortz Custom Homes
Director at Large
Carpet City Flooring Center
Director at Large 
Valley Technologies
Advisor / Historian
T. Bohn Builders
Office Manager
2015 Event Sponsors
Platinum ($2,000+)

Gold ($1,000+)
J.J. Merkel Contractor
Uptown Motorcars

Weather-Tek Design Center

Silver ($500+)

Bronze ($100+)
Anchor Bank

Atlas Roofing

Carpet City Flooring Center

Cobblestone Builders

JT Feyrer Exteriors

Wilkes Plumbing
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This promotional opportunity is available on a first come, first served basis to all WCBA members. Only one ad will be accepted per week. Call or e-mail the WCBA office to reserve your date. You need to reserve your date by the Thursday prior to the Sunday publication.
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