SIBA members who want to put the QABS Program to work for them should contact Bill Pedtke at

The Quality Assurance Builder Standards provide new home buyers and remodeling homeowners a way to measure the quality of the project against an industry approved set of standards.

Builders and homeowners can use these performance guidelines to:

  • communicate and understand each other’s expectations regarding the building or remodeling project
  • address the most prevalent issues that arise between the builder and the customer before the project, during the project, and, most importantly, after the project is completed
  • help eliminate problems before the project even begins

All too often it is the undefined expectations that create the majority of the problems encountered in the building and remodeling processes.

If disputes arise, that cannot be settled between the two parties using the standards, the program includes a mediation/binding arbitration mechanism to provide another vehicle to dispute resolution outside the costly and time-consuming court process.