The name Reggie stands for Registered Builder and is a program that was created in 1957 to promote a higher level of professionalism in the Twin Cities’ homebuilding industry. The registered Builder program proposed what was, for its first time, an innovative concept;builder members were required to subscribe to a Code of Ethics and be approved by a Board of Certification in order to become a member of the BATC (Builders Association of the Twin Cities). The Reggie Awards were conceived as an adjunct to the Fall Parade of Homes to showcase these Registered Builders to their peers and the public.
Today’s members of the BATC have made further advancements in professionalism. They must be licensed builders in the State of Minnesota as well as subscribe to a Code of Ethics and to a set of Association-approved Minimum Quality Standards.
Today’s builders are highly educated and trained, creating homes of quality and value for Twin Cities families. The Reggie Award of Excellence recognizes the very best of this tradition, and has been held every year during the Fall Parade of Homes.
Judged by a panel of peers (area builders and industry professionals), the winners are selected after an in-depth on-site visit followed by a discussion between judges to ensure the very best of the best earns this award.