BATC News

2013 Begins Strong for Twin Cities’ Residential Construction

Posted on February 1, 2013
Residential housing permits came on strong in spite of the frigid weather in January. Permits were up almost 70 percent over those issued in the month of January 2012, while planned units were more than 50 percent higher.
Posted in BATC News, General, Market Information | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, new homes, Permit Data, Residential Construction Permits, Pamela Belz

BATC Brings More than 80 to Builder Day at the Capitol

Posted on January 31, 2013
More than 80 members of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) joined other residential construction industry professionals from around the state to descend on the Minnesota Capitol grounds yesterday to meet and talk with representatives and senators about the issues that affect the h
Posted in BATC News, General, Advocacy | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, John Pederson, David Tomassoni, Mike Beard, Pamela Belz, Senior Housing Partners, Minnesota State Capitol, Remi Stone, Builders Association of Minnesota

Spring 2013 Parade of Homes Opens March 2nd, 2013

Posted on January 30, 2013
The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) is proud to present the Spring 2013 Parade of Homes℠. Models are open March 2 through 24, 2013, Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Parade of Homes, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, new homes

Real Families Tell their Home Building Experiences

Posted on January 29, 2013
Four real Twin Cities families who recently built or bought a new home shared their stories with us. From Suburbs to City, And Back Again
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Home Builders, new homes, Parade of Homes, Real Families

Minnesota’s Green Path Expands

Posted on January 29, 2013
MN Green Path℠ is a green building program that was launched by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) two years ago. The program has already has given certifications to over 60 homes, an incredible adoption rate for such a short timeframe.
Posted in BATC News, General, MN Green Path | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Energy Efficiency, Energy Tour, Green Building, Home Builders, HPR, MN Green Path, Parade of Homes, new homes, RESNET, Xcel Energy

Green Path Energy Efficient Home Tour is part of the Spring Parade of Homes

Posted on January 29, 2013
Once again, the Parade of Homes℠ will include an Energy Efficient Home Tour sponsored by Xcel Energy. The tour-within-a-tour highlights those Parade Homes℠ that have been independently inspected and rated for energy efficiency by a RESNET rater.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes, MN Green Path | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Energy Efficiency, Energy Tour, Green Building, Home Performance Report, MN Green Path, Parade of Homes, RESNET, Xcel Energy

BATC Foundation Features Three Dream Homes in the 2013 Spring Parade of Homes

Posted on January 29, 2013
During the Parade of Homes, the public has an opportunity to help area families in need when they visit the BATC Foundation Dream Homes. During this event, visitors can visit three very special Dream Homes.
Posted in BATC News, General, Advocacy, Parade of Homes, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC, BATC Foundation, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Dream Homes, Green Building, new homes, Parade of Homes

Our Charitable Arm: BATC Foundation, Making a Difference One Home at a Time

Posted on January 29, 2013
For almost 20 years, the BATC Foundation has tapped the talents and resources of our member builders, remodelers, and suppliers to help families who otherwise might not have the opportunity to have a safe and affordable home.
Posted in BATC News, General, Advocacy, Remodelers Showcase, BATC Foundation | Tagged BATC, BATC Foundation, Parade of Homes, Jack Jablonski, Project Pride in Living, Noah Gordon

Facts About the Spring 2013 Parade of Homes

Posted on January 29, 2013
In its 65th year, the Parade of Homes is presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) members. The tour runs from March 2 through the 24th, with 374 new homes open with 374 new homes open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm, and sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Posted in BATC News, General, Parade of Homes | Tagged BATC, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Parade of Homes, new homes

Residential Construction Industry Holds Job Fair

Posted on January 24, 2013
Workers needed as home building and remodeling sales strengthen
Posted in BATC News, General | Tagged BATC, Job Fair, Construction Jobs

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