Dear Member, As we all deal with these trying times, I wanted to reach out and let you know the Builders Association of Minnesota is here for you. As you know, residential construction is currently considered an essential industry under Governor Walz’s Stay at Home Order. I wanted to personally thank our new EVP Grace Keliher and Brian Halloran and the Redmond Associates team for their hard work and devotion in getting us to this point in the process. I am sure you all have made major decisions within your companies in dealing with COVID-19. Some of our employees are comfortable working at a managed, safe work site, and others may feel the need to stay home. Please honor the decisions being made. Also, as you manage your commercial and residential workload, it’s important that you evaluate projects as either essential or non-essential. I think it’s important that we support and thank the people on the front lines of this pandemic. Especially our doctors, nurses, first responders, and essential medical support staff. We are all in this together, and eventually we will get back to some sense of normalcy. I believe we will come out of this experience finding ourselves more appreciative of each other and our ability to move about freely. Thank you for your membership and support of the industry that supports us. I’m grateful for that support now and in the coming years. Please find attached the NAHB guidelines for dealing with COVID-19 and a kit with resources to help you manage through these trying times.
Warmest regards, Howard Zetah President Builders Association of Minnesota