BATC-Housing First Minnesota has several award programs for our members. These awards recognize excellence in several areas -- from quality and value of construction to business ethics.


To view past recipients view the awards archive 


View the appropriate awards below for dates/deadlines and a link to more information. 




Remodeler of Merit Awards(SM)

The Remodeler of Merit Awards (ROMA) honor our remodeler members for quality and value in remodeling projects that range from baths, kitchens and additions to whole-house remodels. Professional remodelers judge their peers on creativity in meeting the unique challenges of remodeling, and in successfully meeting the needs, desires, and budgets of their clients.  


June 1: Entry commitment and payment due

June 15: Entry materials due


Enter the 2018 Competition


Trillium Awards

The Trillium Awards were established to honor our Associates for their partnership with Builders and Remodelers. As Reggie-winning homes and ROMA winning projects are judged the very best, the Trillium Awards are given to all entered participating Associates in a ROMA winning project or a Reggie-winning home.


July 27: Trillium entry opens

August 31: Entry deadline


2018 Competition Interest- be notified when the Trillium Award opens for entry


Reggie Awards

For 60 years, local Builders have coveted the Reggie Award statue more than any other. Honoring the best homes in the Parade of Homes® by recognizing excellence in design and construction. All fall Parade of Homes entries can be judged (except for previous Reggie winning homes). Winners will take home the coveted Reggie statue. 


July 13: Entry deadline


2018 Competition Details


Bennie Awards

We’re bringing back the Bennie Award which 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.


July 27: Entry deadline


Enter a neighborhood


Builder of the Year, Remodeler of the Year and Associate of the Year Award

Each year, one Builder, one Remodeler and one Associate member of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities earns these most prestigious awards that recognize Associate Engagement, Trade Partner Satisfaction and Community service. Builder and Remodeler of the Year also includes customer satisfaction.


July 6: Entry/nomination deadline

August 3: Evaluations close


Enter/Nominate a company


Rising Star Award

This award honors emerging leaders within BATC-Housing First Minnesota's ranks. Rising Stars are at the beginning of their residential housing industry career, and will exemplify leadership qualities and show a dedication to activities which build industry relationships and promote professional development. The Rising Star will be awarded to one or more individual(s) representing excellence as a Builder, a Remodeler, or an Associate.


July 6: Nomination Deadline

August 3: Materials from nominee due


Nominate a Rising Star



Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award

Every BATC-Housing First Minnesota member has made a choice to get involved in the industry and for this, we thank you. But there are more than a few of you who go above and beyond, offering your time, energy, and talents to serve here at BATC-Housing First Minnesota and the industry as a whole. That dedication and service is what the Robert L. Hanson Industry Service Award recognizes.


August 3: Nomination Deadline


Nominate an individual


MN 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. This award is presented by BATC-Housing First Minnesota and Residential Science Resources.


Advocate of the Year

This award recognizes individual who have made major contributions in support of BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s advocacy mission and platform, complimenting BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s mission to "Helping our members build their businesses – through marketing, advocacy and industry connections.” Recognition of an individual may be based on his or her contributions in a given year for outstanding service in promoting BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s legislative platform or for outstanding service over several years. The award is given only when a deserving member is identified, and there can be more than one recipient in any given year.


Legislator of the Year

BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s Legislators of the Year Award are given to members of the Minnesota Legislature who have championed the advancement of our policy agenda and legislative priorities. The legislators work closely with BATC-Housing First Minnesota to introduce or support legislation or amendments that advance our legislative goals. The award is given only when a deserving Legislator is identified, and there can be more than one recipient in any given year.


Building BATC-Housing First Minnesota Award

Your help in growing BATC-Housing First Minnesota Membership is priceless. Formerly the SPIKE Program, our Building BATC-Housing First Minnesota Award recognizes the one member who has recruited the most new BATC-Housing First Minnesota members in the past calendar year.


Housing Industry Leader of the Year Award

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 BATC-Housing First Minnesota, who's contributions go above and beyond.




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