| The Robert L Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who has been involved in and served the industry for 20 years or more and has provided significant contribution and positive influence along with leadership.
Awards were presented at the BATC Building Industry Gala – The BIG Night on October 26, 2017.
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2017 Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Len Pratt with Pratt Homes, has provided his energy and leadership in the building and development industry for more than 40 years. Co-founder of Pratt Homes, his firm has built over one thousand homes and developed various neighborhoods in the Twin Cities metropolitan area’s northeast suburbs. In addition to creating these new residential neighborhoods, Len has guided redevelopment of several communities within the metro.
Len has been very active in professional associations at the local, state, and national levels throughout his entire career holding several past positions as a Director, President and committee member. Len has testified frequently in governmental hearings and made himself available as an industry spokesperson to the media regarding the issues of development, codes, and standards.
Pratt Homes was given Builder License #1 by the Minnesota Department of Commerce in recognition of the role played in establishing the State Builders License requirements. Len served for four years as the licensed residential contractor member of the Construction Codes Advisory Council established by the legislature to review all building code related legislative issues.
2016 Shawn Nelson, New Spaces
2015 Craig Plekkenpol, Plekkenpol Builders, Inc.
2014 Jason McCarty, Westwood Professional Services
2013 Bob Bennett, Fireside Hearth & Home
2013 Lowell Pratt, Pratt Homes
2012 Daryl Doehr, Marvin Windows and Doors
2011 Tim Liester, Automated Building Comp.-Millwork Div.
2011 Kathleen Ostrom, C.N. Ostrom & Son, Inc.
2010 Kori Meewes, and more by Kori
2010 Jim Stanton, Shamrock Builders, Inc.
2009 Kerry Mulcrone, Kerry & Co.
2009 Mike Swanson, Weis Builders
2007 Douglas Nelson, New Spaces
2007 George Cundy, Cundy, Santine & Associates, Architects, LLC
2006 Al TeWinkel, On The Green