This award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions in support of BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s advocacy efforts. Our mission calls out the value of advocacy. “As the leading voice for MN builders and remodelers, our mission is to help our members build their businesses – through marketing, advocacy and industry connections.” Recognition of an individual may be based on their 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.
Awards are presented at the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Building Industry Gala – The BIG Night.
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2017 Advocate of the Year Award Winner
Minnesota Construction Law Services, LLC
Bill Gschwind is the principal attorney for Minnesota Construction Law Services and serves as the chair of the Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee that Housing First Minnesota launched earlier this year. Bill also brings his legal expertise to the Remodelers and Public Policy Committees.
His involvement has been critical to the success of Housing First Minnesota’s expanding Regulatory Advocacy program.
2016 John Rask, M/I Homes
2015 Frank Kottschade, North American Realty
2014 Richard Berg, Contract Interiors
2013 Ian Peterson, Pulte Homes of Minnesota, LLC
2012 Bill Burgess, Lennar