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More than 800 homebuilding industry members attended our biggest event of the year, the Building Industry Gala on October 25 at Mystic Lake Center.
A total of 190 awards were handed out during the gala honoring the top builders, remodelers, suppliers and individuals in Minnesota’s homebuilding industry.
Builder of the Year, Remodeler of the Year and Associate of the Year
2019 Housing First Minnesota Builder of the Year
Creative Homes, Inc., Woodbury, MN
2019 Housing First Minnesota Remodeler of the Year
Julkowski, Inc., Roseville, MN
2019 Housing First Minnesota Associate of the Year
Pella Windows & Doors, Plymouth MN
Housing First Minnesota’s most coveted honors are the annual Builder, Remodeler and Associate of the Year Awards. The winning companies were selected based upon evaluations of trust, communications, loyalty and ethics by the firms with which they do business, and in the case of Builder and Remodeler of the Year, by their customers.
Eastbrooke, Cottage Grove by Gonyea Companies
The Bennie Award recognizes excellence in neighborhood design and construction. Judging criteria include aesthetic appeal, land plan, retention of natural features, amenities, neighborhood structures as well as street layout.
Minnesota Green Path Leadership Award
Robert Thomas Homes, Inc., Lakeville, MN
MN Green Path Leadership Award recipients inspire us with their innovation, passion and commitment to building energy efficient and sustainable homes.
Legislators of the Year
Sen. Rich Draheim (Madison Lake, MN)
Rep. Jim Nash (Waconia, MN)
Housing First Minnesota’s Legislator of the Year Awards are given to members of the Minnesota Legislature who have championed housing issues and industry legislative priorities.
Advocate of the Year
Tony Wiener, Cardinal Homebuilders, Inc., Oakdale MN
The Advocate of the Year honors an individual member for efforts helping the association in its advocacy work, ensuring that local, regional and state legislators and government officials understand the impacts of regulation and law on the industry’s ability to provide affordable quality homes for Minnesotans.
Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award
Curt Swanson, Swanson Homes, Medina, MN
The award is presented to a member that has more than 20 years of experience in our industry and has a powerful legacy of engagement and industry involvement throughout their career.
Download the complete winners list here to see the Reggie Award Winners,ROMA Award Winners, and Trillium Award Winners.