PBM and Give to the Max Day 

Each year Project Build Minnesota increases its efforts to advance construction careers as lucrative career options to young adults and nontraditional students. With the average construction worker in Minnesota making $63,000 per year why wouldn’t they be interested? Project Build Minnesota needs help getting this knowledge into the hands of Minnesota’s students, counselors, parents, and … Read more

Flaherty receives HFM, HFM-F scholarship

Jack Flaherty, University of Wisconsin-Stout construction management student, was one of 16 students awarded a First Minnesota and the Housing First Minnesota (HFM) and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation (HFM-F) scholarship in 2020. HFM and HFM-F awarded $16,000 in scholarships to many deserving recipients to help further their education and career goals within the residential … Read more

President’s Perspective for November 2020

Here at Project Build, we spend energy figuring out how to share the message of great careers in construction. Here are five key points to make in conversations with counselors, parents, students and community influencers that highlight the reason a young Minnesotan might want to consider our industry. The Housing Industry is Hiring Residential construction … Read more

Kusske Receives MUCA Scholarship

Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA) Awards and Scholarship Committee granted Nicholas Kusske a scholarship. It is one of four scholarships MUCA awarded in 2020 to students going into MUCA-related fields. Kusske headed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth to study mechanical engineering. He has been working in the field and in the ditches for the past … Read more

President’s Perspective September 2020

Often, I find in the world of nonprofits, we don’t take time to celebrate our victories. There’s just too much to do and immediately upon achieving one goal, we move to the next. With that in mind, I want to stop this month and celebrate our first-ever Project Build Minnesota golf fundraiser. It was an … Read more

PBM’s First Golf Tournament A Success

Over 70 golfers representing a wide variety of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and construction industry professionals participated in the first-ever Project Build Minnesota Annual Golf Tournament held Tuesday, August 25 at Willinger’s Golf Club. The event featured lunch sponsored by Robert Thompson Homes, beverage cart sponsored by Frattalone Companies, and dinner sponsored by Viking Demolition … Read more

Giebenhain Awarded MUCA Scholarship

Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA) Awards and Scholarship Committee granted Connor Giebenhain a scholarship. It is one of four scholarships MUCA awarded in 2020 to students going into MUCA-related fields. Connor plans on attending Central Lakes College’s heavy equipment operations and maintenance fast-track program. Connor graduated from Maple Lake High School with a 3.59 GPA … Read more

Face To Face Offers Internship Program

Interested in helping to develop the next generation of professionals? Want to support a young person in building their career skills and planning for their future? Face to Face is looking for partners to serve as internship sites for a new Workforce Program. The Workforce Program specifically seeks to provide high-quality, 5-week paid internships, as … Read more

August 2020 President’s Perspective

  Over the past several months, we’ve completed a number of critical initiatives here at Project Build and we wanted to share those. First, we’ve developed two virtual presentations that instructors can use in their classrooms to share information about careers in the industry. Thus, in spite of COVID-19, we still have an opportunity to … Read more