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In front of a crowd of over 200 members BATC named Bob Michels, of Michels Homes, as its 2017 President at the St. Paul Hotel. Michels will lead the 17-member board that was also inducted Tuesday night. Michels was sworn in by his son Andy Michels, who works alongside him and is also an active member of BATC.
Michels will oversee the activities of our 1,200-plus member trade association, the leading voice for builders and remodelers. Michels brings his 40-plus years of experience and passion for the industry to the organization.
“For me this is an opportunity to give back to an industry that has been very good to me and my family,” said Michels. “I’m honored to not only be able to help our members continue to build homes that make communities stronger, but also to protect our industry for future generations of Minnesota homeowners.”
President: Bob Michels – Michels Homes, North Oaks, MN
Builder Vice President: Tom Wiener– Cardinal Homebuilders, Inc., Oakdale, MN
Associate Vice President: Charlie Bradburn– ABC Millwork Division, Chanhassen, MN
Treasurer: John Rask – M/I Homes, Fridley, MN
Secretary: Dennis Galligan – In-Focus Systems, St. Louis Park, MN
Past President: Meg Jaeger – New Spaces, Burnsville, MN
Past Associate Vice President: Jason McCarty – Westwood Professional Services, Eden Prairie, MN
Public Policy: Bill Burgess, Lennar, Plymouth, MN
Remodelers Council: James Julkowski, Julkowski Inc., Roseville, MN
Parade of Homes: Tim Fohr, Lennar, Plymouth, MN
Past Presidents’ Advisory Council Representative: Gary Aulik, Aulik & Associates, Inc, Minneapolis, MN
Artisan Home Tour Committee: Scott Busyn, Great Neighborhood Homes, Inc, Edina, MN
Small Volume Builders: Art Pratt, Pratt Homes, St. Paul, MN
Large Volume Builders: James Slaikeu, D.R. Horton, Inc., Lakeville, MN
Membership: Jill Murphy, True North Consulting, LLC, Minneapolis, MN
At large: Carla Warner, Warners’ Stellian Co., Inc., St. Paul, MN
At large: Shawn Nelson, New Spaces, Burnsville, MN
BATC’s couldn’t start 2017 without thanking it’s 2016 Board of Directors and President. The crowd gave a standing ovation to our 2016 BATC President Meg Jaeger for all her time and dedication.
The BATC Foundation also inducted it’s 2017 Board of Directors and President during the night. Bob Bennet was named as the BATC Foundation’s 2017 President and was sworn in by 2016 BATC Foundation President Scott Jensen of David Weekley Homes.
President: Bob Bennet
Vice President: Scott Jenewein – Cambria
Secretary: Jody Kern – Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking
Treasurer: Kristin Rother – Minnesota Rusco, Inc
Past President: Scott Jensen – David Weekley Homes
Executive Committee Member at Large: Richard Berg – Contract Interiors, Inc.
Executive Committee Member at Large: Stephen Roche – Showcase Renovations, Inc.
Member at Large: Kathy Greiner – Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
Member at Large: Lynne Jensen-Nelson – Conversion-omics
Member at Large: Jim Kuiken – Accent Homes, Inc.
Member at Large: Dennis Medo – The Builders Group
Member at Large: Paul Roecker – Lyman Roofing & Siding
Member at Large: John Zirbes – Lyman Lumber Co.
Member at Large: Steve Weakly – Brush Masters
BATC Board Representative: Meg Jaeger – New Spaces
Client Representative: Marco Solt
The evening was capped off with excellent economic insights from BATC’s favorite economist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg.
View our full Launch Party event photo gallery below! Join us for our next BATC event on February 23rd for Housing Day at the Capitol. This year’s event will be bigger than ever as we join forces with Minnesota Association of Realtors. Just $15 if you Register by February 1st!