Housing First Minnesota’s 2019 president John Rask, passed the torch on Dec. 12 to the association’s 2020 president Gary Kraemer, during the annual state of the industry and board induction. Kraemer, President of Edina-based John Kraemer & Sons, brings more than 40 years of experience working in the construction industry to his role as association president.
Under his leadership, Housing First Minnesota will remain focused on advancing the American dream of homeownership for Minnesotans.
“Housing is such a vital part of
our community, our state and our regional competitiveness,” said Kraemer.
“Our work as an association has been very focused on affordability and growing
homeownership opportunities for all Minnesotans, and I’m eager to continue our work
on this issue in 2020.”
Several new names were added to the associations Board of Directors in 2020. The Housing First Minnesota President and Board of Directors provide broad strategic direction to the association. The volunteer members elected to the 2020 Board of Directors include:
2020 Housing First Minnesota Board Members
President: Gary Kraemer, John Kraemer & Sons, Inc., Edina, MN Builder Vice President: Todd Polifka, Custom One Homes, Woodbury, MN Associate Vice President: Ed Engelbrecht, Pella Windows and Doors, Plymouth, MN Immediate Past President: John Rask, M/I Homes, St. Louis Park, MN Past Associate Vice President: Carla Warner, Warners’ Stellian Appliance, St. Paul, MN Treasurer: James Julkowski, Julkowski, Inc., Roseville, MN Secretary: Ryan Rutzick, All, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Board of Directors
Advocacy Committee: Bill Burgess, Lennar, Plymouth, MN Ambassador Committee: Dale Loeffler, Marvin, Eagan, MN Artisan Home Tour Committee: John Kraemer, John Kraemer & Sons, Inc., Edina, MN Large Volume Builders Committee: James Slaikeu, D.R. Horton, Inc., Lakeville, MN Parade of Homes Committee: Sarah Dulong, Ron Clark Construction, Edina, MN Past Presidents’ Advisory Council: Curt Christensen, Lee Lyn Construction, LLC, Watertown, MN Remodelers Committee: Jason Myrlie, J Carsten Remodeling, Inver Grove Heights, MN Small Volume Builders Committee: Art Pratt, Pratt Homes, Vadnais Heights, MN At-Large: Jim Fuschetto, Lyman Lumber Co., Chanhassen, MN At-Large: John Quinlivan, Gordon James Construction, Inc., Maple Plain, MN
View photos from the 2020 state of the Industry and Board Induction here >>