About Us

The Minnesota Association of Exterior Specialists (MNAES) was formed in 2009 by a group of concerned construction trade partners responding to proposed legislation by the insurance industry that was harmful to contractors working on storm related events. It was at that time the MNAES realized it was important to have a voice at the Capitol and a lobbyist was hired to represent our interests. Since then, we have become the fastest growing association of exterior specialists in the country. MNAES is a continually evolving group of professional Contractors, Distributors and Manufacturers who want to encourage positive change for the future of our industry.

The MNAES’ mission is to help our members excel in the Minnesota specialized residential construction industry. Through legislation and regulation, we provide members with an industry voice at the State Capitol and its regulatory agencies. This last legislative session, the MNAES was successful in killing legislation that would have impacted your work. This included attorney’s fees against a contractor in a home warranty claim, insurance limitation on building code coverage and the regulation of insurance claims. These bills are still in the mix for the next legislative session and the MNAES should fully expect them to surface as part of a legislative agenda.

The MNAES also partners up with like-minded associations to protect your interests. This year we worked with the Builders Association of Minnesota on extending the residential construction code updates from three year to six years.

A strong membership in the industry is important to the MNAES’ success. Being a member of MNAES means you are taking the next step to better your business and your professional self! As a member, you will have the opportunity to share technical data and marketing information within the top residential and commercial exterior professionals in your area. You will also receive valuable information and be able to participate in yearly continuing education courses specifically designed for your business. These yearly continuing education courses are always conveniently held in the winter giving members maximum flexibility to earn continuing education credits. This year, the MNAES will be holding its 9th Annual Spring Event at Canterbury Park on April 27th, 2017 and we will also be hosting our 3rd annual golf tournament on August 10th, 2017 at the Majestics Oak Golf Club in Ham Lake. Consider attending one of our events to learn more about the benefits the MNAES can provide to you and your business, network with contractors, suppliers and distributors and get in a good round of golf.

Member Testimonials

I joined MNAES to have a voice at the Legislature. For so long it seemed that contractors were at the mercy of insurance companies. They had money and power and clout to have laws written in their favor, and it seemed that the ones getting hurt were the homeowners. Your average homeowner doesn’t deal with claims often, and doesn’t realize the slow erosion of coverage and rights that we see every day. Our voice holds the insurance industry accountable. I also joined MNAES to promote professionalism. There are a lot of really good contractors out there who do their best for homeowners, and sharing tactics and best business practices only improves the industry as a whole.
Tracy Dahlin- Iron River Construction