BATC-Housing First Minnesota (BATC-HF) is the leading voice for builders and remodelers. BATC represents 1,200 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers with a mission of helping its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. BATC-HF is widely recognized as a powerful force at the state Legislature and with state regulatory agencies. BATC-HF’s advocacy work is designed to educate and communicate to government agencies and elected officials information about issues of importance to builders, remodelers, developers and others, with a goal of ensuring the industry can continue to provide a diverse selection of quality and affordable housing to the Twin Cities area. And, all members of BATC-HF sign a code of ethics, asserting their commitment to ethical business practices.
BATC-HF has presented the Parade of Homes℠ to the region since 1949, and the Remodelers Showcase® since 1984. These popular and free home tour events showcase the variety and opportunities available in new homes and remodeling for families across the extended metro region. Launched in June 2014, BATC added the Artisan Home Tour®, a ticketed tour of high-end homes and remodeled homes.
Additionally, BATC offers Minnesota’s Green Path, a new home and remodeling energy labeling and certification program to promote healthy, durable, energy-efficient homes to buyers and homeowners. And has a charitable arm, BATC-Housing First Foundation to give back to our community.