Remodeling and Home Design

In Wisconsin, builders/remodelers must hold Dwelling Contractor and Dwelling Contractor Qualifier credentials. The Dwelling Contractor credential simply requires a form and payment; the Dwelling Contractor Qualifier credential requires initial educational courses as well as 12 hours of State-approved continuing education every two years. 

HBA Fox Cities offers courses in both initial certification and continuing education for member and non-member contractors, as well as other supplemental courses for all members on a variety of topics. 


UPCOMING CLASSES OFFERED BY HBA Fox Cities:

The State of Health Insurance Options
Led by Fred Wilmsen, RHU, from The Insurance Center, there will be a comprehensive discussion on the Affordable Care Act and how it relates to you and your business.
HBA Fox Cities member, The Insurance Center is offering an exclusive workshop for members concerning the complexities of healthcare reform in 2017.

Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Appleton Yacht Club, 1200 S. Lutz Dr., Appleton
Cost: No charge for members, but please RSVP to help the host prepare for food and beverages. 

More information on this workshop can be found here


Understanding the Construction Loan Process & Buying New Construction
Presented by Marc Evans, BMO Harris Bank, attendees will learn: 
- How to prepare for applying for loan
- How does a construction loan work?
- How to make the experience smooth

Date: April 12
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: HBA Fox Cities office
Cost: No charge for members, but please RSVP to help the host prepare. 


Contracts & Lien Laws (3 CE credits toward the DCQC)
Taught by Attorney Kristy Christensen, McCarty Law, participants will review the new HBA Fox Cities building and remodeling contract templates, lien forms and other important forms.

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m. 
Location: HBA Fox Cities office
Cost: This session is FREE to all members. 
Register here

This class is required for any new member seeking builder member status within one year of joining. Additionally, this class is required for Parade of Homes application eligibility. 


Construction Solutions for New Homes (4 CE credits toward the DCQC)
Taught by Joe Nagan, Home Building Technology Services. This course addresses new home construction from a whole-house, system approach. Information presented includes best practices for ventilation, drainage, mold prevention, air quality issues and more. 

Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 7:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: HBA Fox Cities office
Cost: $50/HBAFC member | $100/non-member
Register here


Need to know how many CE credits you need? Search your credentials here.


Members -- Are there any topics you'd like to learn more about? Are there skills or issues you would like addressed through one or more courses? Help us determine what classes to include in our course lineup -- contact Director of Marketing & Events Megan Schlimm, megan.schlimm@hbafoxcities.com with suggested topics or classes.