Special Dream Home for Veterans on 2017 Fall Parade of Homes

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Since the mid 1990s, the Twin Cities' Parade of Homes has included a couple of homes each event that require a $5.00 entry fee to visit (all other homes on the tour are free). Usually these are million-dollar beauties that showcase the latest in design and construction trends (like the four on this year's tour). The fee to see these Artisan Dream Homes goes to support our charitable arm, the BATC Foundation.

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The large island kitchen includes stainless appliances and plenty of room for its families.

This fall, we're very proud to include one more very special Dream Home that has been donated to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) to provide transitional housing for homeless veterans with families. The BATC Foundation's latest project is Home #1 on the tour, and was built by Lennar and a multitude of their trade partners. The five bedroom, two-story home has 3,791 square feet and includes wheelchair access plus all the features Lennar homebuyers have come to expect from the region's top ranked builder. It even includes Lennar's exclusive Wi-Fi Certified program.

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Lennar division president, Bill Burgess handed Jon Lovald, MACV during the ceremony held on Sept. 9th.

Just prior to opening for visitors on the first day of this fall's Parade of Homes, dignitaries attended a Key Ceremony and turned the home over to its new owners, MACV. Many of the companies involved in the home's construction, local and state government officials, MACV staffers and BATC and Foundation leadership attended.

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Beverages and snacks were served under a tent prior to the thank you ceremony.

A private gathering was held at the home on Wednesday, September 14th to celebrate the completion of the home and thank all the people involved in the project.

The home will remain open to tour during the Fall Parade of Homes (Thursdays through Sundays until October 1st), after which it will be readied to welcome its first veteran family. While in the home, residents will receive support from a MACV case manager to help them find success for a brighter future.

This home could not have been built without the help and support of so many generous companies and individuals. These fine firms have provided labor, materials, services and other support, showing their commitment to giving back to our community. Thank you! And please, consider hiring them for your next project.

A.O. Smith Corp.
ACE Supply
Alside Supply
Associa Minnesota
Automated Building Components - Millwork
Automated Building Components - Truss
Azek Building Products
Biewer Lumber
Brush Masters
Builders Carpet and Design Center
Builders FirstSource (Probuild)
Carpentry Contractors Corporation
Collins Electrical Construction Co.
Commercial Utilities Inc.
Contract Interiors
Creative Lighting
Custom Millwork
Dakota Supply Group
DEsigned Glass
DLR Excavating
Drews Industries
DSM Excavating
Edpo LLC
Elander Mechanical
Environmental StoneWorks
Ferguson Enterprises
Fireside Hearth and Home
Focal Point Flooring
GE Appliances
Hayfi eld Doors and Windows
IDC Automatic
Innovative Basement Systems
Kohler Bath and Kitchen
Kowsary Turf
LDM Electric
Lennox Industries
Lukes Sod and Landscaping
Lyman Lumber Companies
Lyman Roofi ng and Siding
Manor Concrete Construction
MasterBrand Cabinets
Metro Foundations
Metro Siding
Midwest Landscaping
Minneapolis Plumbers Local #15
Nodland Construction Co.
O’Noonan Deck and Basement
Paulsen Construction
Pautz Construction Services
Pella Windows and Doors
Penguin Insulation - TruTeam
Phase One Enterprise
Pioneer Engineering
Prescription Builders Roofing
Princess Marble and Granite
Pro Drywall and Painting
Quality Propane
RCL Cleaning Inc.
Rebuilding Together Twin Cities Republic Services
RJL and Associates
RMB Construction
Roberts-Hamilton Company
Scoles Construction Company
Sheet Metal Workers Local #10
Sherwin Williams Company
Simple Energy Testing (S.E.T.)
Simpson Strong-Tie
St. Paul Plumbers Local #34
Stabeck Sales and Marketing
Sterling Plumbing
Tamarack Materials
UltraLox Railings
Vantage Law Group
Villaume Industries


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