President’s July 2021 Perspective

  It is hard to believe that we are midway through the busy summer months. A colleague recently shared an article with me that I found very interesting. It has been pretty clear the American middle class has been declining for some time. The reduction of incoming trade worker maybe a direct correlation. It’s not … Read more

Only 3 weeks left until 2nd Annual PBM Golf Tournament

Only three weeks left until the 2nd Annual Project Build Minnesota Golf Tournament will be welcoming sponsors and golfers at Willingers Golf Club, Northfield on Aug. 19. We are still accepting sponsor and golfer registrations until Aug. 11. We are looking for sponsors and players to help Project Build MN achieve its mission of bringing … Read more

Joshua Schert awarded Housing First Minnesota, Housing First Minnesota Foundation Scholarship

  Joshua Schert was one of 16 students awarded a 2020 Housing First Minnesota (HFM) and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation scholarship 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 promising the future is for … Read more

President’s May 2021 Perspective

  Materials Issues and How They Affect Construction The construction industry has many challenges that have been developing over that past decade. One being the labor shortage and the other is material shortages/ lead time issues. Both issues create a reciprocal problem. Labor shortage effect material factories as much as they effect the actual construction … Read more

Sponsors, Players Needed for the 2nd PBM Annual Golf Tournament

  It will not be long now and the 2nd annual Project Build Minnesota golf tournament will take over the links at Willingers Golf Club, Northfield. Get those clubs ready and join us August 19 for a day of golf and raising funds to help Project Build continue growing the future workforce of hard-working people. … Read more

Klimek receives HFM/HFM-F scholarship

  Tanner Klimek, Minnesota State and Community Technical College, Electrical Technology, was one of 16 students awarded a 2020 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 … Read more

President’s Perspective: Labor Lessons Learned from the Last Downturn

by Project Build Minnesota President David Siegel Following the crash of 2008-10, our industry essentially stopped all efforts to promote careers in construction and recruit the hard-working youth of Minnesota. What we have discovered in the 10 subsequent years is how much work it takes to rev up the engine and bring industry-wide marketing and … Read more