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

Help Wanted: PBM seeks volunteers

Are you comfortable talking to students and community groups? Project Build Minnesota is looking for volunteers. While COVID-19 has changed how we do outreach, PBM is still reaching out to community groups. PBM is working with BestPrep, Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that provides educational programs to students in grades 4-12, to create video and livestream presentations. … 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

Celebrate National Golf Month with PBM

Come celebrate National Golf Month with Project Build Minnesota (PBM) Aug. 25 at Willingers Golf Club. Willingers Golf Club provides golfers with a challenging course with wetlands, water hazards, shapely bunkers, and a mature forest. While appreciating the golfing and the wonderful landscape, you will be supporting PBM’s mission to bring more young people into … 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