|Builder, Remodeler and Associate of the Year|
Builder, Remodeler and Associate of the Year
Each year, one builder, one remodeler and one associate member of Housing First Minnesota earns these most prestigious awards, which recognize engagement, trade partner satisfaction and community service. Builder and Remodeler of the Year also includes customer satisfaction.
All who enter are encouraged to attend the Building Industry Gala (BIG) Night in October at Mystic Lake Center. You'll be able to accept your award alongside all of our other big winners, in front of the entire Housing First Minnesota membership.
Questions? Contact Nicole Coon at 651-697-7571 or Nicole@HousingFirstMN.org.
**Builder, Remodeler, and Associate of the Year entries are now closed.**
Previous winners are ineligible for any of these awards for 5 years from their win (Note: if a company wins Builder of the Year, they are also not eligible for Remodeler and/or Associate of the Year for that same time period). If a company won in 2018, that company is again eligible in 2023.
Recent recipients not eligible are listed below:
Builder of the Year
Remodeler of the Year
Associate of the Year
Nominees will be rated on the following components. Percentage in parenthesis indicates portion of total score.
NEW: 2019 Adjustments have been made to the components below. The weight of the Association Engagement decreased, and all other components increased. Points awarded for Board of Director or Committee Chair involvement have been removed in 2019.
Please indicate below which of the BIG 3 Events (Housing Day at the Capitol, Builders & Remodelers Show, The BIG Night) at least one of your employees have attended in the past year(50% of Association Engagement)
Employee(s) served on a Committee or Task Force in the past year - 300pts (50% of Association Engagement)
2. Trade Partner Evaluation – 600 Points Possible
Trade Partners have opportunity to share why they believe a nominee should win the award and rate the nominee on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest. 10 Trade Partner Evaluations are allowed. Up to three evaluations may be from Advocate members, the remaining evaluations must be from full members.
Nominees will be supplied with a list of current Housing First Minnesota members. If an evaluating company is not a Housing First Minnesota member, their evaluation will be discarded, and the next applicable evaluation would be used.
a. Timely and accurate execution of contractual commitments
a. Product or services offered are well defined.
Loyalty - 100 Points Maximum
Must be earned, and therefore, your evaluation in this area should include consideration of your performance in your commitments to the builder/remodeler/associate and objective view of what you have done to deserve this builder’s/remodeler’s/associate’s loyalty to your company.
a. Regularly provide a range of options and up to date information on new products and services
a. Provides information on goods and services in a timely manner.
3. Customer Evaluation - 600 Points Possible
Builder & Remodeler Only
Clients have opportunity to share why they believe a nominee should win the award and rate the builder/remodeler nominee on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest. Clients may have done business with the builder/remodeler at any time. Ten client evaluations are the maximum.
Design & Layout - 100 Points Maximum
Community Service - 300 Points (300 pts if completed, 0 if left blank)
What are your community service affiliations?
Housing First Minnesota Foundation Involvement - 300 Points (300 pts if completed, 0 if left blank)
Please describe how your organization is involved with the Housing First Minnesota FoundationThe maximum number of points for builder and remodeler members is 2,400
The maximum number of points for associate members is 1,800
The highest scoring firm will be named as the award recipient. In the event of a tie, or any other questionable dynamic (bankruptcy, license revocation, license suspension or lawsuit). The Executive Board will review and select a winner with the most points for Association Engagement. The next criteria will be event participation.
No runner-up awards will be given.
For Association Engagement pertaining to event attendance: representatives/subs for a builder, remodeler, associate who are not technically an employee of that company will have event attendance will be tracked according to what company they list at the time of registration.
If a review panelist is affiliated with an entrant/nominee, that representative will be recused.
Nominees are responsible for sending evaluation forms to their selected Housing First Minnesota partners and clients and any follow-up. To be fair to all participants, Housing First Minnesota cannot provide updates on who has or has not completed an evaluation form, or how many forms have been completed. we suggest that contestants track which partners have completed evaluations by following up with them directly.
All responses from Housing First Minnesota partners or clients will be kept confidential and not shared with participating builders/remodelers/associates unless partners and clients chose to allow their comments to be sent to the nominee by checking an opt-in box on the evaluation form. Contestants may ask to receive comments only after the award recipient has been announced.
There is no entry fee to enter or nominate a company.
1. Enter or nominate a company on or before July 12, 2019.
2. Receive your evaluation link(s) on or before July 19, 2019.
3. Complete the link applicable for your company (Association Engagement, Community Service, Housing First Minnesota Foundation Involvement).
4. Send the applicable trade partner evaluation link to your Housing First Minnesota member partners asking them to evaluate you on or before August 9, 2019.
5. Builder/Remodeler contestants only: Send the customer evaluation link to your past clients asking them to evaluate you on or before August 9, 2019.
6. Follow-up with your trade partners/clients before August 9, 2019 to confirm they’ve completed the evaluation.
7. If you plan to attend the BIG Night, register for that event separately. Registration for the BIG Night will open August 9, 2019.