Home Builders Honor Twin Cities' Best

More than 830 home building industry members attended this year’s Building Industry Gala at Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel in Shakopee on Oct. 26. The red-carpet event honored this year’s top Twin Cities’ builders, remodelers, suppliers and individuals.

Once again, WCCO’s Jason DeRusha emceed the event. More than 150 awards were handed out including the presentation of the coveted Builder of the Year, Remodeler of the Year and Associate of the Year trophies.

“Building and remodeling families’ homes is an extremely rewarding career, and our awards gala is a chance for the industry to all come together and celebrate the amazing work that we get to do every day,” said Bob Michels, president of Housing First Minnesota. “The BIG Night is truly a celebration of the homes and communities we’ve built that make the Twin Cities an amazing place to call home.”

Other top awards presented included the Housing Industry Leader of the Year, the Robert L. Hanson Lifetime Achievement Award for industry service and the Advocate of the Year Award for work by a housing industry member in the advocacy arena. Housing First Minnesota also bestowed its Legislator of the Year award to State Representative Dennis Smith (R-Maple Grove) and Senator Dan Hall (R-Burnsville) for their support of the housing industry at the Capitol.

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