Congratulations, Hanson Bros., Inc.!

Plains Builder
December 2011
HBA Presents First-ever BEAM Award to Hanson Bros., Inc.”

By Krista Mund, Communications Manager


The HBA of F-M awarded its first-ever BEAM Award to Hanson Bros., Inc., at the Nov. 8 Member Appreciation Night/General Membership Meeting. 

Peggy Palmes, TRN Abstract & Title, presented the award on behalf of a committee of past Associates of the Year that gathered feedback from trade partners and determined the winner. 

BEAM stands for Builders Engaging Associate Members. It was create this year by the National Association of Home Builders to recognize Builder members who exemplify the motto “it’s good business to do business with a member.” It is designed to encourage Builder members to use the goods and services offered by other member companies and to recognize the one Builder who exemplifies this vitally important teamwork. 

For the local award, HBA Builder members were nominated and judged by Associate members considering the following criteria: loyalty, ethics, trust, consideration and communication when dealing with trade partners. Hanson Bros., Inc., is included in a state-wide competition judged by the North Dakota Association of Builders. The state award winner proceeds to the competition on the national level with NAHB. 

Hanson Bros., Inc. is a charter member of the HBA and has been in business for over 50 years. Vern Hanson, his brother, Gerald, and Vern’s son, Mike, are now running the business. Vern’s and Gerald’s father and uncles founded the company in 1949 and were active HBA members from the beginning. 

Hanson Bros., Inc., is a Parade of Homes participant and is a regular exhibitor in the RRV Home & Garden Show. The company is a strong supporter of workforce development, with Mike and Vern helping out with the Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo and Mike serving on the Home Builders Car scholarship committee. The company also supports HBC by donating funds to the Framework for the Future initiative. 

Vern is a past HBA board member and president. He received the HBA’s Builder of the Year award in 2004. He currently serves on the Public Issues Committee and remains active in PAC and local governmental affairs. He contributes to the North Dakota Association of Builders political action committee and is a Life Spike Club member. Vern represented the HBA as a state director on the NDAB board, represented the HBA on the NAHB board, served on the HBA’s Health Plan Management Committee and on the Home Builders Car board. 

The trade partners that rated this company held its business practices in very high regard. They received nearly perfect scores in all categories.

Comments included:

  • “very honest”

  • “always reliable”

  • “communication is excellent”

  • “top one percent, if not the best housing contractor in the area”


Congratulations, Hanson Bros., Inc.!

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