Building BATC-Housing First Minnesota

Building BATC-Housing First Minnesota

Membership Recruitment Program That Rewards You for Playing

YOU are the key to Building BATC-Housing First Minnesota! You joined for a reason - whether it's to make sure our voices are heard at the State Capitol, to get marketing exposure on one of our tours, to make connections with future customers and trade partners, or all of the above. But whatever your reasons for being a member, you wouldn't be here if membership wasn't of value. And that's why we hope you'll help us out by referring new members to join the BATC-Housing First Minnesota family.

You will receive Member Bucks for every new member that you refer to BATC-Housing First Minnesota. These Member Bucks can be used in November at our Member Buck Auction. The auction is a fun way to celebrate and reward our members for their engagement throughout the year. Many of them claim they get their holiday shopping done at our auction!

The BATC-Housing First Minnesota member with the most referrals for the year will win the Building BATC-Housing First Minnesota Award at our BIG Night in October. This is an amazing opportunity to be recognized by your peers for the recruitment work you have done!



Walnut: 50+ Members Recruited

  • Al TeWinkel - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member
  • Duane Meyer - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member
  • Ron Derrick, Derrick Custom Homes, LLC
  • Lowell Pratt, Pratt Homes
  • Jeff Schoenwetter, JMS Custom Homes, LLC
  • Len Pratt, Pratt Homes 
  • Jan Berg - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member 
  • Marlin Grant - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member 
  • Craig Plekkenpol, Plekkenpol Builders 
  • Jon Coty, Residential Technology Systems
  • Tony Koval
  • Mike McCalvy - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member
  • Curt Swanson, Swanson Homes 
  • Jim Lynum, Builders Insurance Services 
  • Mike Gorham, Gorham Communities
  • Kathy Trimble - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member
  • Dale Carlson, Lyman Lumber
  • Pattie Martin, Twin City Fireplace & Stone
  • Bob Michels, Michels Homes
  • Roy Lund - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member
  • Ken Reinhardt - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member
  • Larry Cramer, L. Cramer Designers & Builders

Cherry: 40-49 Members Recruited

  • Pam Belz, Senior Housing Partners
  • Doug Nelson, New Spaces
  • Warren Eck, Harkraft, Inc.
  • Kori Meewes, and more by Kori
  • Tim Liester, Lyman Lumber Co. 
  • Daniel Herbst, The Pemtom Land Company
  • Curt Christensen, Lee Lyn Construction, L.L.C.
  • John Commers, Commers The Water Company
  • Larry Laukka - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member
  • Hans Hagen, M/I Homes 
  • Jon Rohs, J. Rohs Homes, Inc.
  • James Tilsen, Tilsenbilt Homes, LLC
  • John Vandermyde, J.J. Orion

Maple: 30-39 Members Recruited

  • Kevin Kruger, Kruger Financial Services
  • Charles Cudd, Charles Cudd Co., LLC 
  • Dean Hanson, Hanson Builders, Inc.
  • Tom Budzynski, TJB Homes, Inc. 
  • Bob Cremers, The Builders Club
  • Alf Wiik, Sussel Corporation
  • Frank Kottschade, North American Realty, Inc.
  • Jim Stanton, Shamrock Builders, Inc.
  • Terry Hartman, Hartman Communities, LLC
  • John Zirbes, Lyman Lumber Co.
  • Kellie Akins, Innovative Surfaces, Inc.
  • Scott McCormack, McCormack Classic Construction, LLC
  • Lars Froiland, Builders Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Rick Kot, R.A. Kot Homes

Oak: 20-29 Members Recruited

  • Rich Riemersma
  • Cary Shaich, Nesbit Agencies, Inc.
  • Mark Sova, Main Street Builders, LLC
  • Jim Kuiken, Accent Homes
  • Mike Rygh, Custom One Homes
  • Ali Awad, Awad & Koontz Architects Builders, Inc.
  • Tom Wiener, Cardinal Homesbuilders 
  • Gary Kraemer, John Kraemer & Sons, Inc.
  • Jason McCarty, Westwood Professional Services, Inc.
  • K.C. Chermak, Pillar Homes Partner Inc.
  • Brian Robbins, Pella Windows & Doors
  • Peter Murlowski, TimberCraft Remodeling
  • Sue Marshall, Marshall & Koopman REAL ESTATE
  • Kyle Hunt, Kyle Hunt & Partners, Inc.
  • Mark Peterson, MAPeterson Designbuild, Inc
  • Meg Jaeger, New Spaces
  • Chris Contreras, M/I Homes
  • Bud Dropps, Accent Homes, Inc.
  • Kerry Mulcrone, Kerry & Co.
  • Beth Kost, 2-10 Home Builders Warranty
  • Casey Weiss, Black Hawk Garage Door
  • Daryl Doehr, Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Mike Hoppe, Corporate 4 Insurance
  • Gary Aulik, Aulik & Associates Inc.
  • Bill Christian, Christian Builders & Remodelers
  • Paul Donnay, Donnay Homes, Inc.
  • Colleen Ratzlaff-LaBeau, Ratzlaff Homes, Inc.
  • Todd Polifka, Custom One Homes
  • Jill Murphy, True North Consulting

Pine: 10-19 Members Recruited

  • Jim Stokes, Twin City Fireplace & Stone Co.
  • Curt Steil, C & D Granite, Inc.
  • Gail Vinje, American Mortgage & Equity Consultants
  • Joe Wallschlaeger, Vetter Stone Company
  • James Fisher, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Constance Koopman, Marshall & Koopman REAL ESTATE
  • Keith Horkey, KEY LAND HOMES
  • Dean Nelson, Homes by Tradition, LLC
  • Terry Wensmann, Wensmann Custom Homes

BATC-Housing First Minnesota Recruiters

  • John Rask, M/I Homes
  • Carole Griffith, Robert Thomas Homes, Inc.
  • Jason Kruell, Charles Cudd Co., LLC
  • Kelly Davert, Mingle & Studio M Interiors
  • Betty Hardle - BATC-Housing First Minnesota Emeritus Member
  • Scott Jenewein, CAMBRIA
  • Joe Miller, Country Joe Homes
  • Brad Sorensen, Stevens Insulation,LLC
  • Mary Jean Dupuis, MJ's Contract Appliances
  • Jolynn Johnson, Crystal Kitchen Center
  • Heather Cullen, Jerry's Floor Store
  • Jack Williams, JW WIlliams Construction
  • Peter Jacobson, Lake Country Builders
  • James Moras, Highmark Builders, Inc.
  • Charlie Bradburn, Automated Building Components-Millwork Division
  • Timothy Lang, Lang Builders, Inc.
  • Keith Traxler, CCR Homes, Inc.
  • Bridget Lukenback, Automated Building Components-Millwork Division
  • Brett Remme, In-Focus Systems
  • Jay Vandermyde, J.J. Orion
  • Eileen Ziegler, All, Inc.
  • Rob Eldridge, Ridge Creek Custom Homes
  • Mark Williams, Mark D. Williams Custom Homes
  • Janice Witowski, Centra Homes
  • Brian Iverson, T-Stud - Patriot North America 
  • Joel Schlader, Chrysler Corporation 
  • Kate Hamilton, CAMBRIA
  • Brad Meewes, and more by Kori
  • Michael Fritz, M & M Contracting
  • Morgan Molitor, construction2style
  • James Julkowski, Julkowski
  • Tom O'Donnell, Designed Cabinets
  • Eric Haseltine, Elevate Builders
  • Jenna Sears, Pacific Union Financial
  • Sunny Bowman, Dakota County Lumber Co.
  • Jay Deems, Minnesota Rusco
  • Ward Erickson, Kate-Lo Tile & Stone
  • Mary Schwiech, Copper Creek
  • Rick Cobbs, Kinzler Construction services
  • Alan Maas, Meadowcroft Homes, LLC
  • Craig Wurzer, C&E Wurzer Construction
  • Bryan Wolfe, Fieldstone Family Homes
  • Scott Busyn, Great Neighborhood Homes
  • Jeremy Young, Roycroft Design
  • Heidi Libera, Streeter & Associates
  • Brett Garry, Garry Insurancenter
  • Matt Mauer, North Central Sales
  • Butch Sprenger, Destiny Homes
  • Jarrett Parks, D.R. Horton, Inc. – Minnesota
  • Loni Werner, Marketshare Masters Advertising
  • Bill Ryan, Ryan Real Estate
  • Connie Sauer, Granite-Tops, LLC
  • Andy Michels, Michels Construction
  • Joel Schwieters, Schwieters Companies
  • Rob Lind, R.W. Lind Builders
  • Steve Hucovski, Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • David Miller, Midwest Specialty Products
  • Pat Flynn, Eternity Homes, Inc.
  • Joe Shimanski, Distinctive Drywall, Inc.
  • Adam Olson, Lampert Lumber
  • Joan Mondale, Mondale & Associates
  • Jaren Fitzke, Fitzke Construction
  • Chris Anderson, Hanson Builders
  • David Bieker, Denali Custom Homes
  • Andrew Schmidt, AMEK
  • Tom Preissing, Aspect Design Build
  • Masha Romer, Artful Living Magazine
  • Ron Clark, Ron Clark Construction
  • Lacey Nicolette, Nicolette Design Remodel
  • Tom Schiebout, Tomco Company, Inc.
BATC-Housing First Minnesota

2960 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113


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Our Mission

As the leading voice for builders and remodelers, we help our members build their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections.

Our Vision

To be as vital in government and politics as we are to Minnesota’s economy.