Gray receives HFM/HFM-F scholarship

Ryan Gray, Lake Superior College commercial and residential wiring student, was one of 16 students awarded a Housing First Minnesota (HFM) and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation to help further their education and career goals within the residential home building industry. These students are pursuing their way into our industry, and showing how bright and … Read more

December 2020 President’s Perspective

Camaraderie One of the greatest often unrecognized benefits of working in the construction industry is camaraderie. Something very special happens when a crew of people works together to create a home, to erect a hotel or complete a hospital. Crews often find themselves working together on multiple projects and they bond. Not only are the … Read more

Thank you to our Give to the Max Day Donors!

Thank you to our donors for making Give to the Max Day a successful event for Project Build. Our generous donors gave a total of $4,825! Special thanks to The Builders Group (TBG), which will be matching your donation up to $12,500. While Project Build Minnesota has had success reaching young adults during the last … 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

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

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

This is Our Moment

Earlier this month, Harvard announced that education this fall semester will take place entirely online, and the school will invite no more than 40% of its incoming freshmen to campus. Those students will not attend live classes, but will isolate in their single dormitory bedrooms and take all courses online. Despite this, the school will … Read more