The Manitowoc County Home Builders Association (MCHBA) is a builder's association in Wisconsin that represents firms and individuals involved in the construction industry in Manitowoc County. Our builder and associate members are engaged in a wide range of construction related activities, ranging from residential design, construction and remodeling to major commercial projects.

MCHBA is also comprised of individuals who support the building industry and/or provide various services to the industry. They include trade partners, lenders, real estate agents, insurance representatives, developers and others.

MCHBA serves its members and the public as an advocate for safe, affordable housing, acts as a resource for housing information, and a community partner. Information presented on this site is designed to assist current and future homeowners, as well as the members of the MCHBA. Browse our site and visit often, as content is frequently updated.

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Congratulations to MCHBA member Brandon Bartow of Bartow Builders!

Wisconsin Builders Association

The WBA Builder of the Year Award is the highest honor a builder member can attain.  Only one award is given each year.  Nominees are judged on his/her professionalism as well as his/her level of activity within WBA, NAHB, and his/her own community.

Brandon is very active in the WBA, serving as President in 2014.  As WBA President, he oversaw the Association’s legislative work on Uniform Commercial Building Codes (2013 Wisconsin Act 270), Surety Reforms (2013 Wisconsin Act 280), reforms to wall bracing rules, and was particularly involved in reforms to rules for remodeling as his goal was to be sure the WBA advocacy efforts also focused on remodeling. 

Brandon has also served on the WBA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Local Officers Council, Local Presidents, Development Council and is the past Chair of the WBA Advocacy Group. As Chair of the WBA Membership and Local Officers Group he led and exceeded the associations lofty goal of recruiting enough new members to push the WBA above the 9000 member mark.

Congratulations to MCHBA member
Mike Howe of Mike Howe Builders!

Wisconsin Builders Association 


The Rising Star Award recognizes an outstanding individual within the membership of the Wisconsin Builders Association® who has actively worked toward the betterment of the housing industry by exceeding expectations over the last twelve months and who is considered to be rising within the organization.

Mike has been on the WBA Board of Directors since 2012.  Since that time, he has been a member of the Building Industry Council and served as a member of the WBA Strategic Planning Sub Committee where he was a vocal contributor to the development of the strategic goals and vision for the WBA.  He has been on the Executive Committee and the Chair of the Advocacy Group, leading in the development of the WBA Advocacy Agenda, and establishing political fundraising goals.