PAUL’S PANTRY DONATION

The BCHBA gave back to the community at the 2020 Home Expo by offering free admission to the event with a donation to Paul’s Pantry.

Over 6 barrels of food were collected for Paul’s Pantry at the 2020 Home Expo. Be sure to join us at the 2021 Home Expo – January 28 – 31, 2021 located at the KI Convention Center.

Paul’s Pantry has distributed over 119 million pounds of food to people in need in Brown County since 1984. Paul’s Pantry was one of the first food pantries to seek available surplus food from the marketplace each year.

2020 FALL SHOWCASE OF HOMES 09/19-09/20 & 09/24-09/27

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE 2020 FALL SHOWCASE OF HOMES EVENT – 09/19 – 09/20 and 09/24 – 09/27/2020

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 19TH ~ 10 AM – 4 PM
SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 20TH ~ 10 AM – 4 PM

THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 24TH ~ 4 PM – 7 PM
FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 25TH ~ 4 PM – 7 PM
SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 26TH ~ 10 AM – 4 PM                   
SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 27TH ~ 10 AM – 4 PM

FAMILY NIGHT: SEPTEMBER 24 & 25 – CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER ARE FREE. SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS: ATTENDEES OVER AGE TWO ARE CHARGED REGULAR ADMISSION.

REMODEL PROJECTS OPEN:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH ~ 10 AM – 4 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH ~ 10 AM – 4 PM

~ COVID-19 NOTICE – BCHBA EVENT PLAN
~ 6 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN ATTENDING THE EVENT
*PRE-SALE TICKET LOCATIONS ACCEPT CASH AND CHECKS ONLY. REGULAR ADMISSION – $15 STARTS SEPTEMBER 19TH – TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE BCHBA, ANY OF THE TICKET SALE LOCATIONS OR AT ANY OF THE HOMES THROUGHOUT THE SHOW. 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKET LOCATIONS

To view detailed information on the Fall Showcase of Homes, click on the following links

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A THUMBNAIL OF THE FRONT ELEVATION – 31 New Construction; 4 Remodels

Street Maps – These maps will give you a detailed street view.

Overview Map – This interactive google map will give you a view/directions of all 35 homes located throughout Brown County  – 31 New Construction; 4 Remodels. Click on the link below to access google maps!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1YU0MxoGDnZ2-zmOeyBEcSU9wUVqFGuZL

Price Ranges

Subcontractor List – This list provides an index of Member Subcontractors who worked on the Showcase of Homes and the page numbers for the homes they are featured in.

Hammer – What Does the Hammer Symbol Mean – Click on the link to learn about the BCHBA Hammer Program. The Hammer symbol is not intended to be a measure of the quality of construction that a builder performs.

Zero-Step Entry – Homes 1, 2, 11, 28, 30 & 35

Whose Plan Is It

OCTOBER MADNESS

The 2018 October Madness Auction was enjoyed by all and was a huge success! We raised nearly $7,000 to House of Hope, Eye Heart World and Women in Building Education Awards via NWTC Scholarships.

PORCH BUILD

In May of 2015, the BCHBA coordinated an effort to build a new porch for a family in need. Association members donated time and materials to the project.

J&J Builders of Northeast Wisconsin donated the time and crew to build the porch, Drexel Building Supply donated the materials, and AdvancedDisposal provided the dumpster.

The end result was a beautiful addition to their home and a happy little boy who now has a safe porch to play on.

CAREER DAY

BCHBA Staff were on site at Howe Elementary School for their Career Day on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Executive Officer, Mari McAllister-Charles talked to fifth grade classes about careers in the building industry.

Six mini-sessions were held and students learned about different career paths as well as participating in a hands-on building project courtesy of Home Depot.

The BCHBA has made it an initiative to ensure that students of all ages are aware of the different opportunities for skilled laborers in the industry.

NEIGHBORWORKS GREEN BAY

The Brown County Home Builders Association, along with other community supporters, has partnered with neighborWorks®  Green Bay on their latest renovation project. The premise of the partnership is to use high school students to complete the renovation.

The latest project was a two-flat home that will provide safe, affordable housing for two families of modest means. An open house was held to tour the homes located at 301 and 303 S. Oakland Street.

Each day, students from West High School gathered at the property to learn skills such as carpentry, framing, siding, etc. The students learned valuable lessons and skills about the building trades and will receive college credit at NWTC.

This will be the first of many projects that the  BCHBA will partner on!

MARI MCALLISTER-CHARLES NAMED “20 WOMEN TO KNOW”

Congratulations to Executive Officer, Mari McAllister-Charles, who was named as one of You Magazine’s “20 Women to Know.”  The 20 Women to Know issue is an annual publication of You Magazine. It honors influential women who are inspiring conversations, shaping their organizations and changing the way we do business in the community.

UW GREEN BAY COLLEGIATE CHAPTER OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The Brown County Home Builders Association recently donated funds to allow the UW Green Bay Collegiate Chapter of Habitat for Humanity to take a mission trip to the Philippines. Here is a note of thanks from their team for helping to make the amazing experience a possibility:

We are back from our Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to the Philippines. It was absolutely the experience of a lifetime. Words fail us. Suffice it to say that, for us, the housing communities where we worked showed us poverty on a scope and scale unimaginable here. The need for safe, durable, affordable housing in this country is profound, with a backlog of nearly four million people living in urban slums. But, unexpectedly, the communities we served were unusually vibrant – there were small micro-economies within the slums with businesses and services – and the people were kind, grateful and generous. I have traveled some myself, and I believe that the Filipino people are among the nicest, most polite, happiest people I have ever met.

The work we did was hard and manual. The tools on hand were buckets, shovels, pick axes to break rock, hacksaws to cut re-bar, etc. Everything we did in a week (mostly digging holes in soil and rock, mixing concrete, and setting foundation footings and building support columns) would have been done in a half day here with a back hoe and a jackhammer. It took 26 of us a full week to do it by hand (11 of us from the US, joined by 15 college students from Japan). But we did not go there to judge, just to contribute our labor and immerse ourselves in this culture and community, and that we did.

There is no way that ten college kids from Wisconsin can have an experience like this and not have their world view permanently altered. The same is true for me. We return home humbled, and deeply moved by our experience.

We can’t thank you enough for your generous donation to our trip. With much gratitude for helping to make this possible, Mike Stearney and the team.