About Us

What is Builders Exchange?

In 1987, Builders Exchange of Rochester (BER) was formed as a not-for-profit organization at the request of area general contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers. Builders Exchange offers its members information about, as well as convenient access to plans, specs, and addenda for projects that are out for bid in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa.

Builders Exchange of Rochester is a council of Rochester Area Builders with separate membership requirements. Check out more information about membership benefits here and dowload an application.

Staff and Board


John Eischen
Executive Director

Contact: john@rochesterareabuilders.com

Elizabeth Sullivan-Burton
Planroom and Finance Director

Contact: elizabeth@bexroch.com

Shelly Bahlmann
Additional Staff

Contact: shelly@rochesterareabuilders.com

General Email

Contact: planroom@bexroch.com

Please send copy requests and projects you want posted for bid to this email, as it is monitored even when team members are on vacation.

2022 Board of Trustees

Katie Reinhart

Kraus-Anderson Construction

Niki Birkholz

Palmer Soderberg, Inc.

Kurt Hoeger
Past Chair

United Rentals

Jeremy Andrist
Board Member

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #6

Brock Erickson
Board Member

Knutson Construction Services

Tyler Essig
Board Member

Expert Insulation of Minnesota

Joe Horstmann
Board Member

APi Supply Lifts

Joe Novotny
Board Member

Superior Mechanical

Contact Us

108 Elton Hills Ln NW
Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 282-7698