Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes

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BATC-Housing First Minnesota is proud to launch our newest Parade of Homes event, the Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes. We’ve had over 60 years of experience presenting the nation’s largest Parade of Homes tours. And, for the last 18 years we’ve opened five or six extraordinary homes (our Dream Homes) in every tour, spring and fall, which benefit our BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation with a $5 donation at the door. Now, our Dream Home builders have asked us to give them another opportunity to show you their work and to help our Foundation even more.

You’ll get to tour new homes designed and constructed by our most exceptional homebuilders, and amazing remodeled homes by the regions top remodelers. Whether new or remodeled, these are all incredible residences which truly combine artistic vision with master craftsmanship, and do it perfectly. Each has been peer reviewed by our Artisan Builder Committee to assure they meet the exacting standards of design, high-level finish, and impeccable craftsmanship,email writing topics which make them Artisan Homes.

Proceeds from each entry fee benefit the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation, please see below.


BATC-Housing First Minnesota

BATC-Housing First Minnesota is the leading voice for builders and remodelers. BATC-Housing First Minnesota represents 1,200 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers in the region, with a mission to help its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections.

You know us best as the Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase. We attract over a hundred thousand visitors each tour to see and experience the latest in new homes and remodeling and to meet the professional builders and remodelers who help make the Twin Cities one of the most desirable metro areas in the nation.

BATC-Housing First Minnesota is also widely recognized as a powerful force at the state Legislature and with state regulatory agencies. Our goal is to make sure those who enact laws and set regulations are fully educated on the impacts of those policies — and not just on the many businesses that build and remodel, but most importantly, on the families that need quality, healthy, affordable housing in the region.

Minnesota’s Green Path is one of BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s programs designed to aid homebuyers and homeowners in choosing the right home or remodeling services for their needs. Every Green Path home is tested by independent RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) raters. The homes are then awarded a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score and a Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR). The HPR is a lot like the window sticker you find on a new car, and will help homeowners understand the expected energy use of their homes. Additionally, both new homes and remodeling projects can be green certified for homeowners who choose a higher level of green. More than 11,000 homes have been Green Path energy tested.


BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation

The charitable arm of BATC-Housing First Minnesota, the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation taps the talents and resources of the association’s member builders, remodelers, suppliers and others to support our communities. They build homes and provide remodeling and repair in order to provide safe, quality, affordable housing for those in need. With dedicated volunteers offering their time and talents, generous financial support, and support from the public during the Parade of Homes tours when they visit Artisan Homes, Dream Homes and Dream Remodeled Homes, they continue to “build heart in housing”

See our latest projects here.


For the latest BATC-Housing First Minnesota news, please visit the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Daily Blog.