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Kathe Ostrom

NAHB Spring Board Report

Happy Summer from your NAHB State Rep, Kathe Ostrom. I returned from the NAHB Spring Board meeting in Washington DC feeling grateful for Minnesota’s weather. If you think MN is muggy… WOW it’s a sauna in DC! There is lots of politicking within NAHB for the upcoming election of our Third Vice Chair including some mud throwing! But that’s politics as usual, right? Even at this level there is much scrutiny about when you can wear the ‘color’ shirt of the campaign, where you can stand to hand out campaign pins, and exactly how evenly spaced the campaign headquarters are from the hallway. Serious business was discussed in all the meetings including subcommittee, committee, executive committee, and board level. Some things are pulled from the agenda, like the Michigan idea … [Read More...]

Government Relations

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BAM Board Meeting + Builder Day at the Capitol

  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 association was represented and together we met with nearly 75% [...]

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Legal Action

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

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 more and more often the court system was the venue of last resort to stop cost-drivers. Initiative [...]

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BAM Leadership Posts

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2013 State Award Winners Announced

  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 huge success. A special thank you to [...]

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NAHB Updates

Kathe Ostrom

NAHB Spring Board Report

Happy Summer from your NAHB State Rep, Kathe Ostrom. I returned from the NAHB Spring Board meeting in Washington DC feeling grateful for Minnesota’s weather. If you think MN is muggy… WOW it’s a sauna in DC! There is lots of politicking within NAHB for the upcoming election of our Third Vice Chair including some [...]

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