The essential work of non-profits and charities in our community is important to both organizations hosting the show. Every year, the Home Builders Association of the U.P. (HBA) and the Marquette Builders Exchange (MBE), co-hosts of the U.P. Builders Show, each choose one charity/non-profit organization to be a part the show. Their booth fees are covered by the sponsoring organization, and they are permitted to have a raffle or fund-raiser. The HBA and MBE also donate $500 to their charity/non-profit organization.

The 2019 Charities are:

Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization serving Marquette County since 1979. As Michigan’s oldest existing hospice, they provide personal and professional care 24 hours a day 7 days a week, comforting patients and their families during time limiting situations. Hospice care can be provided in a patients’ home, hospice centers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or wherever a patient resides. Their palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by managing pain and other distressing symptoms of a serious illness.

Trillium House is a home-like and tranquil place for hospice patients, nestled on a beautiful 6-acre wooded setting in Marquette. In cooperation with certified medical hospice programs, Trillium House caregivers ensure residents are safe and comfortable 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-week. They provide personal care such as preparing and assisting with meals, making sure medications are taken as prescribed, bathing, laundry, housekeeping, and a willing ear. Family members are welcome to stay with their loved ones and beloved pets are welcome to visit.


If your charity/non-profit organization would like to be considered, please contact: Jennifer Lammi, Executive Director, Marquette Builders Exchange, 906-225-1216, or Sarah Schultz, Executive Officer, Home Builders Association of the U.P., 906-228-2312,

Past Charities

2018 Charities:

Area 36 Special Olympics – MBE
Professional Women in Building– HBA


Bay Cliff Health Camp – HBA
Foster Closet of Michigan, Marquette County Branch- MBE


Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS)  – MBE
Professional Women in Building – HBA


Grant Henriksen Memorial Fund – Both HBA & MBE


Women’s Center – MBE
Upper Peninsula Honor Flight – HBA


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