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Quad City Builders & Remodelers Association


Did You Know?

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#1 Did you know?

We interact and lobby with legislators and building inspectors to protect consumers from unnecessary codes and restrictions to maintain affordable home ownership and private property rights.

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#2 Did you know?

Our associate members are provided opportunities for advanced education in the industry bringing value to each consumer they work with in building, remodeling, and purchasing/selling a home. We are bringing education and guest speaking back to the QCBR.

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#3 Did you know?

We promote higher standards to encourage our members’ utilization of the finest products and most current practices in the home building/remodeling and buying/selling industry.

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#4 Did you know?

Both our builder and associate memberships employ thousands of local individuals, thus helping promote and stabilize our local job economy.

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#5 Did you know?

QCBR works to enhance the local business environment for our builders, remodelers, and associate members with within the greater Quad Cities area; while the Illinois and Iowa Associations do the same at the state level and NAHB at the national level. We achieve more collectively than we can as individuals.

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#6 Did you know?

NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large since 1942.

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Our Mission

The QCBR helps create a region that promotes and protects the viability of the building industry by serving its members, who strive to meet the housing needs of our neighbors.

The QCBR empowers members to succeed by working towards common sense building regulations, building partnerships through networking, educational opportunities and using its power in numbers to keep the home market strong in all aspects.

2023 QCBR Award Winners

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New Business of the Year

DJR Remodel

River City Pella Logo

Business of the Year

River City Pella

Blackhawk Bank & Trust Logo

Associate of the Year

Penny Guenther
Blackhawk Bank and Trust

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Remodeler of the Year

Frank Ehrecke
Ehrecke Construction

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Builder of the Year

Ryan Windmiller
Aspen Homes

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Terry Knutsen
Terry Knutsen Builder

Our Upcoming Events

Spring Preview of Homes - 2024
Cubs vs Brewers Bus Trip - QCBR
Isle Casino & Hotel Speakers - QCBR

What our members are saying

“Great organization that offers educational opportunities for construction professionals, scholarship programs for young people looking for a career in the trade, networking opportunities, as well as providing a voice on legislative matters that affect the construction industry. Well run and staffed by very polite and professional people.”

– LW

“Well run organization, managed by builders working for a better tomorrow.”

– JC

“This is a great organization! They work hard to provide education for students and what it means to have a career in the trades. There are classes for business owners. They support non-profits in our community with funding and services. The members are dedicated to providing the best services and products to our community. They are great advocates in the building industry.”

– KM

“Great resource for professional builders and remodelers – call them first when you start researching a project!”

– DM

“Since joining the QCBR association, my business has grown to new heights as far as having multiple customers in several surrounding towns and meeting other likeminded individuals that are willing to help and network to grow my business.

I’ve been to 2 of the monthly Grill & Chills that QCBR holds, and the QCBR Home Show, and I just have to say how well organized they were by the executive officer Mona. If I had any questions to ask, she was right there willing to help. I personally don’t think anyone could do her job better. Mona goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect. I am fortunate she reached out to have me join their great community!”

– Ronne Turman

Owner, Thurman & Son Yard Works

“Our company has been actively involved with QCBR for many years and have been on numerous committees, boards and councils and still are today. We have been extremely happy with how all past and present office staff have worked with us and others to better our industry. Our employees have always devoted time to attend networking events, educational seminars and training classes to help improve themselves and ultimately our business in the end. Without an association like QCBR and how they run their programs, I truly feel the industry in our area wouldn't be as fruitful as it is. We really appreciate this association and everything it brings to our community and look forward to many more years of active involvement.”

– Jeremy Devol

Sales Manager, Seiffert Lumber

“QCBR is the first source I go to when trying to find qualified contractors within the remodeling industry. If I ever have a question, concern, or even need an emergency hand with a particular project, I always call QCBR for a reference, and it’s never done me wrong. I know who they refer will be qualified, because the association and its board go through a very thorough screening process, they won’t just let any Average Joe become part of the program and association.

Mona, Linda, and Rachael are always incredibly kind and helpful, and will do anything possible to help us. They are reliable, punctual, and very well qualified.

QCBR puts on amazing events, such as the Home Show and the Parade of Homes. Us personally at Best Improvement, get so much work from the Home Show alone, that our annual marketing budget is well under the industry average. It truly is money and time well spent when it comes to marketing. They also have remarkable networking and entertainment events such as Grill and Chills, Professional Speakers, Golf Fundraisers, and Holiday Parties. These particular events are where we have found the majority of our references within our company’s network. We have found a banker, accountant, attorney, and our website designer all just at Grill and Chills.

They also do incredible work for young people interested in becoming part of the trades. QCBR helps raise a large amount of money for high school kids that are involved in the trades program. This program helps students learn the skills they need to become efficient at a certain trade, and also help kids receive scholarships.

Whether you’re a builder, remodeler, or just a potential customer wanting to know who to hire, QCBR really should be your first, and only reference. If you’re in the building or remodeling industry and wanting to network and gain business, QCBR will be the best money and time you could possibly spend.”

– Marcus Campbell

“The Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association is actively involved in legislative efforts to maintain safety and affordable housing. I have been a member for over 15 years and very involved. I feel that the QCBR is a vital and important wheel in the economic health of our community.”

– Beth Dunn

Quad City Bank & Trust

“The Quad Cities Builders and Remodelers Association is a fantastic group to be a part of if you have absolutely anything to do with the construction industry. No matter what your role might be, there are connections to be made and information gathered. I have personally been involved with the organization for almost 18 years and my company even longer. The ability to share your knowledge and gain knowledge from others within this group is limitless. Whether it is from another member who participates in the same role that you do or if it someone in a completely different part of the industry, the ability to make connections and use those connections to get you moving in the right direction is worth every ounce of time that you pour in to it.”

– Jared Kitterman

Trade / Commercial Sales Manager, River City Pella

“Since I’ve been a member of QCBR, I’ve attended their events and found that their networking opportunities are amazing! Mona and her team are dedicated to making our community a better place and are fabulous people!”

– Penny Guenther

Blackhawk Bank & Trust
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