By Dustin Murray, Dustin Murray Construction, HBA of F-M President
The HBA of F-M is a volunteer-driven, trade organization serving the home building industry that consists of over 900 builder, associate and affiliate members. Late last year, several members were honored by the HBA of F-M and its state association, the North Dakota Association of Builders.
Builder and Associate of the Year are the highest honors a member can receive at the HBA of F-M. These members are nominated by their industry peers and judged by a committee of past award winners and current HBA staff. These awards are meant to recognize one outstanding Builder member and one outstanding Associate member for their efforts and volunteerism related to the Association and the community. Congratulations to Builder of the Year winner, John Gunkelman, Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc, and Associate of the Year winner, John Koerselman, Red River Drywall & Decorating Services! Both went on to compete and win these awards at the state level with NDAB!
The BEAM Award was given to Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. BEAM stands for Builders Engaging Associate Members and the honor recognizes Builder members who exemplify the motto “it’s good business to do business with a member.” The teamwork that exists between Builders and their trade partners who are HBA of F-M members is vitally important.
Home Builders Care Volunteer of the Year was presented to Monica Hart, Monica Hart Interior Design, and Dan Parrow, ISR Homes. The HBA of F-M board of directors approved creating the awards last fall. They will be presented annually to members working to further the Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation’s mission. HBC is the HBA of F-M’s charity.
A staff-selected honor, the Extra Mile Award went to Terry VanWatermulen, CenturyLink, as his volunteerism and willingness to work behind-the-scenes to assist the HBA staff and helps to make events happen.
Congratulations to all the winners! You deserve to be commended.
On Feb. 23-25, the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show and its over 300 exhibitors will showcase our local building and home improvement industry at the Fargodome. Our show includes the largest selection of home and garden exhibits in the region. This year, workshops will include home brewing, home buying, gardening and reclaimed wood.
Families can also look forward to the annual Lego Homebuilding Competition and Treasure Hunt. If you’re a craft beer lover, plan to take part in the Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation Beer Walk, featuring Fargo Brewing Company. Watch out for next month’s issues for more details on these exciting events happening during the show!
HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF FM
Dustin Murray, Dustin Murray Construction, HBA of F-M President
Dustin Murray founded his business, Dustin Murray Construction, six years ago. He specializes in remodeling, new construction framing and finish work. Murray and his wife have two children and live in West Fargo.