Craig Plekkenpol Recognized as Life Director by National Association of Home Builders

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The Builders Association of the Twin Cities’ (BATC) parent organization, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has elected Craig Plekkenpol, a Life Director (permanent voting member) of NAHB.

To be eligible as a NAHB Life Director, members must have served as a voting director for ten years, have attended at least two board meetings annually as well as receive a recommendation from their local association (BATC).

“We were very proud to recommend Craig to NAHB,” remarked David Siegel, BATC Executive Director. “He has a keen understanding of the remodeling industry and the challenges of doing business in todays economy, both important assets to serve as an NAHB Life Director.”

Plekkenpol has been in business since 1970, and active at BATC and NAHB most of that time. He served as BATC’s President in 2002, and on its Executive Board of DIrectors as Past President’s Representative in 2010. Plekkenpol Builders, Inc., is located in Bloomington, and is one of the largest remodeling firms in the region. Both BATC and NAHB benefit greatly from Plekkenpol’s talents and commitment to a healthy building and remodeling industry locally and nationally.

“The success and scope of NAHB is largely due to the dedication and hard work of members of its board of directors such as Craig,” said NAHB Third Vice Chairman Tom Woods. “By giving up time with their own businesses and families, NAHB’s life directors are instrumental in helping further NAHB’s work to advance housing opportunities for all Americans.”

ABOUT BATC: The Builders Association of the Twin Cities is the leading voice for builders and remodelers. BATC represents 1,100 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers with a mission of helping its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. BATC is widely recognized as a powerful force at the state Legislature and with state regulatory agencies. It’s also known for its twice-a-year signature events: The Parade of HomesSM and Remodelers Showcase®. In addition, BATC offers Minnesota’s Green Path, a growing new home and remodeling certification program providing healthy, durable, energy-efficient homes to buyers and homeowners.

ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.