MN Builder Blog

BAM Board Meeting + Builder Day at the Capitol

Mar 15, 2014

On March 12, over 170 builders association members from across the state converged in Saint Paul to use our collective industry voice at our state’s Capitol. We are stronger together, and it’s one of the reasons the Builders Association of Minnesota exists. Every local…

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Home Building Industry Day at the Capitol March 12

Feb 16, 2014

Each year the builders association hosts a Day at the Capitol, and this year it’s going to be better than ever. All members of the association and the home building industry are invited to join us March 12 to deliver the message to the Legislature that the home building industry matters.…

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2013 State Award Winners Announced

Jan 16, 2014

Tuesday December 17th, 2013 members from around the state gathered for a day of celebration. The Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner was held in concert with a BUILDPAC and BAM-PAC fundraiser. Thank to all who attended, sponsored and made the day a…

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The Gifts of Membership

Dec 24, 2013

The holidays are a time to count your blessings and give thanks. Membership with the Builders Association of Minnesota is the gift that keeps on giving. Remember to “open” these gifts and take them out for a spin! Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Protection The biggest benefit…

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Open Post on the ALJ Sprinkler Hearing

Dec 12, 2013

Today BAM’s legal team and expert witnesses present our case to Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman to keep mandatory sprinkler systems out of the residential building code. We will be live tweeting and live blogging throughout the hearing today. Check back for updates. 8:37AM The troops…

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Early Registration Discount: Feb. 6 MN Construction Conference

Dec 6, 2013

Register early for the first-ever Minnesota Construction Industry Conference Early-bird registration is now open for the first-ever Minnesota Construction Industry Conference to be held on February 6, 2014, at the Ramada Inn Mall of America, Bloomington. The State of Minnesota and its…

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Interview with the Expert: Sneak Peek at 2014 Session

Nov 26, 2013

Introducing Brian Halloran of Redmond Associates; the lobbying firm that represents BAM at the State Capitol. Redmond Associates are among the best in the business and we’ve asked them to give us a sneak peek of the 2014 session. Question:  This upcoming Minnesota legislative session…

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What Does BAM's Legal Action Fund Do For Me?

Oct 18, 2013

The home building industry’s legal action efforts came to life in 2003 in response to the significant amount of government regulation negatively impacting the residential construction industry. Having developed sophisticated legislative and regulatory programs, the industry found that…

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Success: NAHB 2015 ICC Wins

Oct 18, 2013

I saw SNOW! Yep. It mysteriously appeared on the mountain peaks during a rainstorm in Colorado Springs.  This is your NAHB State Rep, Kathe Ostrom, and I recently returned from the Fall Board meeting where the weather was sunny and beautiful AND cold and rainy.  Gee! Did I leave…

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A Word From Our President

Aug 30, 2013

I hope this message finds you so busy with work you barely have time to read it! Everyday you make business decisions, often prefaced with the question “why is this good for my company?”  It’s important to know the “why” regarding your business decisions and one of those…

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