Member Benefits

Why Join BATC-Housing First Minnesota?

If you are not yet a member of BATC-Housing First Minnesota, we warmly invite you to consider membership. We all understand the basic principle of being able to accomplish more by acting together than we can achieve alone. BATC-Housing First Minnesota is the glue that binds our industry together, making it possible to achieve greater success for each builder, remodeler and supplier. We are the leading voice for builders and remodelers and we invite you to join us as we make an impact for our industry.
Helping you succeed is our calling. BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s mission is to help our member businesses grow through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. You can expect great value in your BATC-Housing First Minnesota membership in many areas, including:






The Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase entries and advertising

  • 100,000 Guidebooks and over 100,000 web visitors each event
  • Year-round web exposure with 8,000-10,000 visitors each month
  • Over $1,000,000 in promotion (mass media) each year to drive prospects to you
  • Hundreds to thousands of visitors to individual homes each tour

"Like a lot of builders, I joined BATC-Housing First Minnesota to have access to the Parade of Homes, and that's still a primary reason for my membership. But, especially after I joined a committee, I came to realize that BATC-Housing First Minnesota's work on our behalf, advocating for the home building and remodeling industry, is every bit as valuable."

- Meg Jaeger, Mega Homes



  • Reach over 500 builders/remodelers and over 500 associate members
  • Ads available in quarterly member magazine, annual member directory and online at
  • Award-winning industry trade show with 1,000 builders, remodelers, architects and interior designers attending



Housing Day at the Capitol, February 2017


BATC-Housing First Minnesota is Your Voice to Legislators, Government Agencies, and Policy Makers

  • Recognized leader in land use and growth policy
  • Successfully championed legislative changes to zoning, park fee, and letter of credit statutes. We attack the greatest cost drivers and threats to affordability and development costs in lot preparation
  • Major Builder Day at the Capitol
  • Indoor home sprinkler mandate
  • Attempts to relax requirement for local governments to respond to land use applications
  • Wetland buffer requirements that take land without scientific basis
  • BATC’s Housing First Independent Expenditure Fund (Super PAC) is working to effect critical regional elections


An Innovative new Green-build Program Offers what Buyers and Builders Want — Real ChoiceThird-party documentation, the Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR) is provided for each Green Path home

  • New Home Program Offers Three Options:
  • Energy Tested: base level for any new home that has been independently tested by a RESNET rater and given a HERS score and blower door test
  • Advanced and Master Certified: These two green build certifications allow builders to build a custom green package to suit their clients. These are rigorous green build programs that recognize that different buyers will have different priorities
  • Green Path for Remodeling
  • Designed as a green labeling program, Remodelers provide verified information about the green features included in a remodeling project, which are then compiled into a unique HPR for their client




BATC-Housing First Minnesota Offers Plenty of Opportunities to Connect with Others in the Industry

  • Events and meetings that bring members together for social networking
  • Membership directories (print and online) with contact names and information
  • Opportunity to join special interest groups like developers, remodelers, salespeople and marketers
  • Annual BIG Night (Building Industry Gala) celebrating the residential construction industry

“I initially joined BATC-Housing First Minnesota to become involved in Industry-related activities and receive cutting edge knowledge. I’ve since grown my network and circle of friends through my BATC affiliation, and have been blessed with so many friendships that continue to stand the test of time.”

Kerry Mulcrone, Kerry and Co.



Weekly VOICE e-newsletter with the latest news for those in the home building/remodeling industry

  • Monthly Hot Sheet, a compilation of statistics and data key for residential industry success
  • A variety of online resources at
  • and consumer-directed information at
  • Comprehensive continuing education programs for contractor and real estate licensing under Contractor University
  • Programs and seminars to expand your knowledge base and help you succeed


Our Charitable Arm Works to Bring the Talents and Resources of BATC-Housing First Minnesota to Give Back to our Communities

  • The Foundation works with other charitable organizations in the region who bring us candidates in need of remodeling, repair or construction work
  • Volunteers, donations and sponsorships from BATC-Housing First Minnesota members do make a difference, one home at a time



We have an impressive array of members-only benefits that positively impact your bottom line, including

  • Verizon Wireless
  • Speedway
  • Holiday StationStore






BATC-Housing First Minnesota

2960 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113


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Board of Directors

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.