Author: Remi

15 Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before Signing a Construction Contract

By Craig Schoenberg — owner of Schoenberg Construction, Inc of Saint Cloud MN, a Central Minnesota Builders Association (CMBA) & Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) member.

So, you’ve met with a new contractor, and you’re eager to get the project rolling. Congratulations! But are you sure you’ve fully vetted your contractor and that you’re both on the same page regarding project expectations? Before you sign on that dotted line, ask your contractor the following questions to make sure there won’t be any unpleasant surprises down the road. (more…)

2019 IBS BAM Report

2019 NAHB IBS BOARD MEETING

BAM Programs & Operations Update

Association Statistics: as of December 31, 2018

  • Members: 1,794 (B-556; A-1,209; AF-29)
  • Member Employees Statewide: 54,500
  • 12 Local Associations

2019 BAM Executive Committee (more…)

2018 Industry Award Winners

The Builders Association of Minnesota’s 2018 Holiday Party has come and gone with an evening filled with laughter and entertainment as we honored our Award winners and celebrated the year of the Industry!

Associate of the Year – 2018

For BAM’s Associate of the Year Award in 2018 we were please to award Marc Cabrera of Pella. This award goes to an Associate member for their outstanding leadership and service to their local and state associations, and for involvement in the industry and community. The 2018 recipient is a strong supporter of BAM and has helped make the launch of the Minnesota Metropolitan Contractors Association (MMCA) a success.

Builder of the Year – 2018 (more…)

MN CODE ENFORCEMENT MAP

The green areas of this map are where local governments have adopted code administration (e.g. code enforcement) programs.  All the white area is the “Wild, Wild, West” where residential construction inspections don’t happen, licensed contractors compete with cut-rate unlicensed individuals, and homeowners access to consumer protections is slim at best.