Metropolitan Builders Association: Local Home Building Associations Partner To Host BuildX Conference

Contact: Brock Diedrick (262) 446-0688

WAUKESHA, Wis. (September 22, 2021) – The Madison Area Builders Association, Metropolitan Builders Association, and National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Madison are coming together to host BuildX, a one-day conference focusing on empowering women in the construction industry. This event, which is open to professionals and students, will take place on Thursday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

BuildX will feature several notable women connected with home construction as speakers. The lineup includes keynote speaker Ronda Conger of CBH Homes, personal brand coach and photographer Stacy Kaat, Cathy Stepp of Ozark Water Watch, industry advocate Amy Volkmann, and Sarah Young of Zing Collaborative. In addition, a marketing panel discussion will feature Angela Cooper of ASPIRE Marketing Strategies, Chelsey Lammers of Veridian Homes, Debbie Szwast of Stevens & Tate, and Katie Sadorf of Hallmark Building Supplies, Inc.

In addition to expert speakers, the event will also provide attendees with opportunities to invest in their personal and professional growth, meet with vendors, and network with colleagues from around Wisconsin.

“We are thrilled to partner with Madison Area Builders Association and NARI of Madison for this special industry event,” said Kathy Raab, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Builders Association. “The world of  home building and remodeling has much to gain by encouraging and empowering women, who are often underrepresented in the industry.”
Registration is $99 for professional attendees and $25 for student attendees. To learn more or register to attend, visit

ABOUT THE MADISON AREA BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (MABA)The Madison Area Builders Association is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting a positive business environment by uniting, serving, and representing all aspects of the building industry. The Association’s services and activities foster the professionalism of its members and provide a forum for education and information exchange for the benefit of the industry and the communities its members serve. It was established in 1947 and currently has more than 400 members.

ABOUT THE METROPOLITAN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (MBA) The Metropolitan Builders Association, located in Waukesha, Wis., is a not-for-profit trade association that represents nearly 1,000 companies involved in the construction, development, and remodeling of single and multifamily housing and light commercial property in Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, and Milwaukee counties. Collectively, its members employ tens of thousands of workers in the Milwaukee area and conduct millions of dollars of business each year. For more information, visit or the Metropolitan Builders Association’s Facebook page.

ABOUT NARI OF MADISON, INC. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) helps property owners choose the best remodeling professionals for their home or business. The NARI chapter in Madison represents 250 companies and 1000 remodeling professionals who pledge to observe high standards of honesty, integrity, and responsibility.