Membership Benefits

Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan

The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan, Inc. provides many benefits and services to the membership. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact the Executive Director, Ruth Nunnelley at 231-946-5531.

Annual Scholarship

The Builders Exchange Board of Directors will be accepting applications from members, their employees, and immediate family members.  The applicant must be a high school senior or graduate at the time of application.  Applications must be submitted by March 30th and the recipient(s) will be announced in May.

To view/print the 2017 Scholarship Application, please download here

Standard Membership

The Builders Exchange membership year runs from October 1st through September 30th.  Upon joining, memberships are prorated. Please see the Application & Fees Tab on this website for more specific information about membership.


24/7 Physical Plan Room

Located at 1373 Barlow in Traverse City, every member has a magnetic key so they can come in and do their “take-off” at their convenience.  Along with work stations and supplies for use while on site you also have access to our wireless internet.  Bring your lap top with you.


Monthly Website Workshops

The first Wednesday of most months at 8:30am in the Builders Exchange Office, the staff takes you on a trip around the website so you get the most our of your membership.  If getting to the office is a problem, call and set up a private workshop in your office.

Lunchbox Workshops

October though March, we hold a lunchbox workshop the first Wednesday of the month. The topics range from the bidding process, blueprint reading, healthcare, Brownfield Development, LEED and Green building and others that are suggested by the membership. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.  Check the Events Tab on this website to see what is coming up.


Printing/Scanning/Copying Services

Plans and specs can be ordered online, when in the plan room, or by phone.


Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

We are proud to announce a partnership in coordination with Hastings Mutual Insurance Company.  We have pioneered a program that benefits you specifically!  Read below about how this program can provide you great value to your insurance program.  Call your insurance agent and ask them how your membership can benefit.

Benefits Include:

      • 10% membership discount on property and liability insurance
      • 5% membership discount on business automobile insurance
      • Additional multiple policy discounts available based on your business merits
      • Work comp monthly payroll reporting
      • Loss control assistance
      • Specialized construction industry coverage designed by Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Contact the following member agencies for further information about Hastings benefits, bonding or other insurance needs:

  • The Larkin Group   (Travis Beynon, Adam Maas)   231-947-8800
  • Peterson McGregor (Steve McGregor, Jeff Peterson, Donn Westman) 231-922-7220
  • Madigan/Pingatore (Sault Ste Marie/Christine Lewis) 906-635-52335
  • NcNish Group (Rusty Jones) 231-947-0412

Notary Services

Bring in your waivers or contracts, anytime. Ask for Ruth or Robin.


Special Events and General Membership Meetings

The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan offers social events that encourage networking and also relaxation and fun. Information is sent to the membership via email, Facebook, or on the Events Tab on this website.