The Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) is a trade association of over 3,000 members in the residential construction industry. Our mission is to help our members excel within the home building industry.
Membership begins with one of the state's 13 local associations. By joining a local association, your membership grants you access to information from the state association (BAM), and from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
What BAM Does For You
The Builders Association of Minnesota came together as a state association more than 30 years ago to address changes to the industry being proposed by the Minnesota Legislature. Since that time BAM has been very active at the State Capitol, representing the industry on issues ranging from home warranty law, builder licensing and education, workers compensation and general liability insurance, land use and environmental issues. In addition to the legislative aspect of the association’s work, BAM plays a significant role in development and implementation of the state building code and represents the industry’s position in the court system through an active legal action fund.
Each local association appoints members to represent their interests at the state. These members comprise the BAM Board of Directors. An Executive Committee made of members elected from the board meets monthly to manage the general operations of the Association. The Board of Directors meets quarterly to discuss and vote on issues that impact the industry. Most notably they set the current year’s political agenda.
Committees formed by the general membership are another important decision-making process within the association. The committees help guide the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Active committees include the legislation committee, legal action committee, insurance committee, convention committee, code committee and other event and or task forces as necessary. In addition, the Builders Association of MN has a Political Action Committee designed to help elect pro-housing candidates to the MN State Legislature.
BAM also has a Hall of Fame comprised of members who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the housing industry in Minnesota and to the Builders Association of Minnesota.
Value in Membership
It is important to us that members find value in their membership. BAM encourages its members to be informed, engaged and enthusiastic in order to gain the most return from their membership.
If you have any questions, the BAM Executive Committee and Board of Directors make up the BAM leadership and are available to listen to your ideas and concerns.
We look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Builders Association of Minnesota!
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BAM’s Board of Directors is comprised of members appointed from each local association and meets quarterly to discuss and vote on industry issues and set each year's political agenda.
BAM’s Government Relations committee is comprised of 25 members who are appointed by the current BAM president and serve a term of one year. BAM’s president-elect serves as the chair of the GR Committee, which develops the legislative agenda and meets weekly during the legislative session and monthly as necessary the remainder of the year.
BAM’s Legal Action Committee (LAC) exists to protect the statewide housing, residential development and building industry through litigation, submitting amicus curae briefs or taking legal action regarding a pending legal or regulatory matter. The BAM LAC encourages and supports the filing of high quality litigation that addresses major industry issues.
The Builders Association of Minnesota – Political Action Committee (BAM-PAC) is a voluntary, non-profit committee affiliated with the Builders Association of Minnesota that exists to raise political action committee funds for disbursement to candidates supporting the homebuilding and remodeling Industry.