Housing First Minnesota is pleased to announce the recipients of our coveted 2021 Builder of the Year, Remodeler of the Year, Associate of the Year and other housing awards including 15 Reggie Awards and 17 ROMA’s.
The awards were revealed during our biggest event of the year, the Building Industry Gala on Friday at Mystic Lake Center. Nearly 700 builders, remodelers, suppliers and individuals in Minnesota’s homebuilding industry attended this year’s event. The industry’s favorite news anchor Jason DeRusha was back again to MC the event.
Our annual awards recognize firms that exemplify the highest standards in business conduct as judged by their peers and customers.
“The housing industry’s work building homes for Minnesotans has never been more important,” said David Siegel, executive director of Housing First Minnesota. “Following the global pandemic homebuilding has only grown more challenging, it’s important to honor those that are doing an exceptional job and going above and beyond to make Minnesotans feel at home.”
And the winners are…
2021 Housing First Minnesota Builder of the Year
Mark D. Williams Custom Homes, Inc.
2021 Housing First Minnesota Remodeler of the Year
Alma Homes, LLC
2021 Housing First Minnesota Associate of the Year
Dakota County Lumber Company
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.
2021 Housing Industry Leader of the Year
Gary Kraemer, John Kraemer & Sons, Inc.
The Housing Industry Leader of the Year Award is given to an individual or company in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the past year to Housing First Minnesota. This individual or company has made a major difference for our association, its leadership and achievement of our mission and vision.
Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award(s)
Curtis Christensen, Lee Lyn Construction, LLC
The award is presented to a member(s) that has more than 20 years of experience in our industry and has a powerful legacy of engagement and industry involvement throughout their career.
2021 Bennie Award
Ron Clark Construction, Legacy Oaks, Minnetonka
The Bennie Award recognizes excellence in neighborhood design and construction. Judging criteria used to determine the winner include aesthetic appeal, land plan, retention of natural features, amenities, neighborhood structures as well as street layout.
2021 Minnesota Green Path Leadership Award
MN Green Path Leadership Award recipients inspire us with their innovation, passion and commitment to building energy-efficient and sustainable homes.
Legislator(s) of the Year
Sen. Rich Draheim (Madison Lake)
Rep. Duane Quam (Byron)
Housing First Minnesota’s Legislator(s) of the Year Awards are given to members of the Minnesota Legislature who have championed housing issues and industry legislative priorities.