About MRBA


The MN River Builders Association was founded in 1994 by a small group of builders and associate members whose goal was to increase the professionalism and quality of the homebuilding industry. Over the years the association has grown to include builders, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers and other professionals who support the building industry in south-central Minnesota. We are the trusted voice of the industry, providing leadership, networking and information resources to our members, our communities and our government officials. The MRBA requires that all members have proper licensing for their industry and all must comply with the rules, regulations, and continuing education requirements set by state statue. We strive to benefit our members in the professional growth of their businesses through participation, advocacy, education and community involvement.

The MRBA serves the following MN counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley and Watonwan.

Mission Statement

The MRBA is an association of builders and partner businesses representing the interests of our communities, our consumers and our industry through education, networking and creating lasting relationships.

Officers of the Board


Trevor Waagner
Master Electric

Vice President

Jonathan Soine
Deichman Construction


Joy Kelley
Ploog Electric


Tom Paradis
Paradis Construction

Past President

John Fritz
John Fritz Construction

Builder Directors

Matt Holmgren, Holmgren Construction

Kriss Hyland, APX Construction

Emmy Phillips, Phillips Built, LLC

Associate Directors

Aaron Esser, Rickway Carpet

Jake Ouradnik, Abdo, Eick & Meyers

Nicole Panko, Vetter Stone

Builders Association of MN Board Members

Jamie Jacobs, APX Construction

Nicole Panko, Vetter Stone

The Minnesota River Builders Association —  Building Our Future Today