As the leading voice for builders and remodelers, we help our members build their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections.
To be as vital in government and politics and we are to Minnesota's economy.
BATC-Housing First Minnesota got its start in the late 1930s by a small group of builders. Their goal was to increase the professionalism and quality of the homebuilding industry. Over the years the association has grown to include builders, remodelers, sub-contractors, suppliers, and other professionals who support the building industry. Members subscribe to a defined code of ethics, and all of our builders conform to Minimum Performance Standards for construction and business practices. All builder and remodeler members are licensed through the state of Minnesota and must comply with the rules, regulations, and continuing education requirements set by state statute. Today, BATC-Housing First Minnesota focuses on delivering benefits to members in three key areas:
Marketing: BATC-Housing First Minnesota presents the largest and most successful new and remodeled home tours in the U.S. — the Parade of HomesSM and its companion Remodelers Showcase® are offered each Spring and Fall, and reach 150,000-plus housing interested consumers in the marketplace. Launched in 2014, the Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes is a high-end, ticketed tour held every June. Extensive mass and targeted marketing (over one million dollars every year) ensures builders, remodelers and advertisers reach real buyers who use the comprehensive guidebooks and interactive website during the tour and long after. Additionally, BATC-Housing First Minnesota invests year round with marketing designed to showcase the benefits of new construction and remodeling to targeted audiences looking to make a move.
Advocacy: Through our public policy initiatives we protect our members' interests by helping local, regional and state legislators and governmental agencies understand the realities of the home building and remodeling business.
Our year-long networking opportunities make it possible for members to increase their business connections.In addition to these key areas of focus, we make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate through our charitable arm, the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation. Through its good work, we are able to support new home and remodel projects that address housing needs for regional families in need. And our newest initiative is Minnesota's Green Path, a program to certify and recognize energy efficient and indoor environmental quality issues along with other green building techniques.