Lanham among the 2020 Housing First Minnesota and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation scholarship winners

  Nicholas Lanham, a St. Cloud Technical College Electrical Construction and Maintenance student, 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 … Read more

President’s March Perspective

  Spring Construction and the challenges of a dwindling labor force Even though its feels like spring is taking its time, the spring construction rush is here. Construction projects continue to rise. Building permits in the U.S. have almost doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic started and are currently at an all-time high. The increased project … Read more

LaFave is Housing First Minnesota/Housing First Minnesota Foundation scholarship recipient

Delanie LaFave, Alexandria Technical & Community College carpentry student, 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 … Read more

February 2021 President’s Perspective

  Construction Technology and the students using it As we in the construction industry head into the busy spring, we look to being proactive in the challenges of that lie ahead during the construction season. One thing I feel that helps us with these issues is the use of technology on the jobsite. I feel … Read more

Volunteers needed

During the last three years, Project Build Minnesota (PBM) has worked to present construction as a lucrative profession to high school students and young adults. But we cannot do it alone. PBM needs volunteers. Are you excited to go to work? PBM is looking for volunteers to share with students why working in the construction … 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

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

Galles receives HFM/HFM-F scholarship

  Nathan Galles, Alexandria Technical & Community College general carpentry student, was one of 16 students awarded a 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 home … Read more