Welcome to the Marquette Builders Exchange!
The Marquette Builders Exchange was founded April 28, 1950 by a group of twenty men representing general contractors, sub-contractors and material suppliers. Their intent was to make blueprints and specifications for general construction more readily available in the Marquette area.
Today the Exchange has more than 325 members from all over the Upper Peninsula, Lower Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The organization is governed by a nine member Board of Directors elected by the membership. The office/physical plan room is staffed between the hours of 9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday.
Click here for our Membership Application
The Main Purposes of the Exchange are:
•To keep members informed about the construction industry by providing a weekly newsletter which lists current projects in the area, information about pre-bids, low bidders and MBE meetings and activities. Email updates are sent during the week when new information is added, such as new plans or addenda.
•To provide a physical plan room and an online plan room, which is easily accessible for members to use.
•To provide copying and scanning services at a nominal fee so members and others may reproduce plans and specs for use outside of the Exchange.
•To provide reference materials such as Sweets Catalogs, Thomas Registers and code books.
Click here to download the MBE brochure.
Online Plan Room:
The online plan room was added in August, 2009. It contains the specs and drawings of the construction projects being bid in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and surrounding areas.
Private plan rooms are also available for private jobs which include password protection.
U.P. Builders Show:
The U.P. Builders Show is held in March in Marquette, Michigan, at the Superior Dome on Northern Michigan University's Campus. Thousands of people from the region come to the show to learn about the products and services offered by vendors. Many businesses acquire all of the leads they need for the entire season at the show. Members of the Marquette Builders Exchange receive reduced rates on booth prices. Call 906-226-1140 for more information or if you would like to be added to the mailing list.
Click here for the U.P. Builders Show Registration Form