Northland Area Builders Association

The Northland Area Builders Association (NABA), a non-profit trade organization, represents the home building industry within our community. We provide information and education to our members and the public.

Chartered in 1989, NABA was founded to allow members to combine their efforts for mutual benefit. Today, builders, subcontractors, suppliers, and related businesses from throughout Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn County make up the Association's diverse membership. NABA is the local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, over 850 chapters and 203,000 members strong.

One of the most vital trade groups in the state, the NABA offers its members a wide variety of programs and services. Joining the local Association includes membership in the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as well. For more information on how you can become a member, see the Join Us page or contact the NABA office.

The Northland Area Builders Association welcomes your comments and participation.
Our meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30 at the Hayward Library. Please email if you would like to be a guest at one of our board meetings.


President- Kathy Kadlec (Peoples Bank Midwest)

Vice President- James Mellom (Nelson Lumber)

Secretary- Brian Duffy (Northwoods Stove & Fireplace)

Treasurer- Judah Keenan (Keenan Brothers Exterior)


Jack Sjostrom - Sjostrom Construction

Brian Duffy - Northwoods Stove & Fireplace

Ed Gobler - Gobler & Sons Construction LLC

Tom Jones - Arrow Building Center

Kevin Miller - Northland Recreational Homes

WBA & NAHB Directors

Jack Sjostrom - Sjostrom Construction