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54batc |MEMBERNEWSAwards/HonorsCongratulations to Watershed Hero, Tina Plant,Hedberg Landscape and Masonry SuppliesMinnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) has just announced theirWatershed Heroes Award Recipients for 2010. These annual awardshonor citizens and organizations who have made significant contribu-tions to educating the general public that improving water quality iseveryone's responsibility. Hedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies, isproud to announce Tina Plant, Hedberg's Chief Marketing Officer, hasbeen awarded the Watershed Hero Outstanding Partner Award for 2010."Tina has worked tirelessly to bring neighborhood, business and govern-ment partners together to improve the water quality of Diamond Lake inthe south Minneapolis area. This has been done through the auspices ofthe Go Blue! Diamond Lake Community project. This project, utilizinggrant-funded clean water "best management practices" such as raingar-dens, permeable paver driveways, rain barrels and more - will help thewater quality in the Diamond Lake area. We are very proud of the workTina, along with the Go Blue! Team, has done," said Steve Hedberg,President, Hedberg Aggregates, Inc.Check out the Go Blue! project's progress on the Friends of DiamondLake website, and visit Hedbergto congratulate Tina at to Orfield Design &Construction, Inc.Orfield Design & Construction, Inc. is a proud recipient of a 2010Achievement in Consumer Excellence (ACE) award for providing anelite level of service to consumers. Hosted by the Minnesota Chapter ofthe National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI of MN), theACE award program gives consumers the opportunity to rate remodel-ing service providers in five categories: quality, responsiveness, meetingdeadlines, professionalism and communication.Send them your congratulations online at to James Barton Design BuildJames Madsen, owner of James Barton Design Build, is also a proudrecipient of a 2010 Achievement in Consumer Excellence (ACE) award.To qualify for the award, companies must submit five consumer com-pleted surveys and receive an average rating of four out of five pointsacross all categories, without having any score lower than three in anyindividual category.James said, "We are honored to have achieved this service award. TheJBDB team takes pride in the quality of service they provide in theremodeling industry."You can visit James Barton Design Build online at Wins a 2010 ProAV Spotlight AwardCongratulations to Sensory Environment Design on their win for the2010 ProAV Spotlight Award for Best Commercial AV Project (Under$250K)! The project that received the accolade was the brand newBoston Scientific Visitors Center in St. Paul.In order to create that 'wow' effect, it is highlighted by a custom four-foot high by twenty-foot wide curved, seamless rear projection screenthat uses 3M Vikuiti rear-projection film and custom-edge blending soft-ware. And it's designed so that behind the screen, on 10 feet of film, itcan accommodate an interactive training area.To read more about the winning project, visit SED online' Stellian Named as Finalist for AwardWarners' Stellian has been named a finalist by Minnesota Businessmaga-zine in the 2010 Minnesota Family Business Awards. The MinnesotaFamily Business Awards are dedicated to recognizing outstandingMinnesota-based family businesses, and promoting the considerablevalue family businesses bring to the state's economy and quality of life.The awards were established through a partnership between TomHubler, CEO/founder, Hubler for Business Families, and MinnesotaBusinessmagazine. Cheer them on as winners will be announcedOctober 26, 2010.Visit Warners' Stellian online at Connected Welcome to Member News. This is the place to learn about what's happening inthe lives of BATC members. We feature awards, births, marriages, condolences,promotions, new hires, and all sorts of other milestones. So remember to send usall your important news!>>MEMBERNEWS, CONTINUEDTOPAGE55BUILDERS' DIGEST| OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2010WWW.BATC.ORG

w.b. builders Selected for Project REVTM andFeatured in Star TribuneCongratulations to Scot Waggoner, owner of w.b. builders in Edina,on being selected by Deluxe Corporation as one of nine high-poten-tial entrepreneurs to participate in Project REV. The project is a year-long marketing lab designed to help small business owners find themarketing tools and resources they need to drive business success.Project REV was inspired by a quantitative research study that showsalmost 80 percent of small business owners are frustrated with mar-keting because too often they don't see results.Deluxe partnered with the national leadership of SCORE to selectsmall businesses representing a range of industries, locations, busi-ness maturity and size to participate in Project REV. Waggoner wasone of more than 400 applicants nationally.Over the next 12 months, he will be paired with a marketing advisorfrom Deluxe and a business counselor from SCORE. With their help,Waggoner will create and implement a customized marketing planand receive up to $5,000 in marketing products and services fromDeluxe to help execute his plan.Scot and partner Tim Brandvold received some extra publicity due tothe win as well. The Star Tribunefeatured them and their participationin Project REV in their Business Insider section in July.Here's wishing him and the entire w.b. builders team lots of success!Visit them online at Hoffman Receives Multiple HonorsLarkin Hoffman is proud to announce that the Larkin Hoffman fran-chise practice group, comprised of Chuck Modell, Joe Fittante, CyndiKlaus, Meredith Bauer, Jim Susag, Andrew Perrin, Pam Merkle, EdDriscoll, Bill Thornton, Michael Fleming and Jon Swierzewski, hasbeen recognized as one of the top ten franchise law practices in theUnited States by Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers. Chambershas published the leading directories of the legal profession for twen-ty years and is considered the preeminent directory based on theindependence and objectivity of their research. Chuck, Joe and Timalso received individual recognition."This 11-lawyer team is based in Minneapolis and assists a range ofclients, from startups to major multinational franchisors. In additionto its expertise in franchise transaction work, the group has signifi-cant skill in litigation and arbitration, and has continued to expand inthe international market, representing US companies selling masterfranchises overseas...A terrific group that delivers top-quality work atan inexpensive price." - From Chambers USA 2010.Visit them online at J. Hassett Earns National Peer-Reviewed HonorFelhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, P.A., is pleased to announce thatTim Hassett has been named among the Best Lawyers in America2011. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigor-ous peer-review survey comprising more than 3.1 million confidentialevaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Being listed in BestLawyers is considered a singular honor.Tim has been frequently named as a Minnesota Superlawyer and is afellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is the for-mer chairman of the State Bar's Real Estate Section and serves on theNational Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Construction LawAttorney Forum. He is a board member on the State Bar's RealProperty Law Specialist's Council and is also a member of theFelhaber Board of Directors. As many of you know, Tim has alsoserved us here at BATC for many years, and is a featured columnist inthe Builders' Digest.Tim joins six other Felhaber lawyers who were named to the BestLawyers in American List. They are: James M. Dawson, David B. Eide,Jan D. Halverson, Jon M. Hopeman, Dennis J. Merley and Paul J.Zech.Visit them online at AND COOL STUFFJames Barton Design Build Contributes toScholarship ProgramJames Madsen, owner of James Barton Design Build in Apple Valley,believes in giving back to his hometown community of Huron, SouthDakota. This is the fourth year James has contributed to theScholarship Program at Huron High School. James feels theScholarship Program is very important as it helps Huron graduatespursue a higher education.This year the recipient for the Community Scholarship Program isAndrew Manolis. Andrew will be attending Mitchell TechnicalInstitute majoring in Architectural Design and Building Trades. To beeligible for the scholarship students must have taken at least one classin the trades through tech school. These classes are taught throughthe high school's vocational program. Eligible students must also haveplans to pursue a post-secondary construction trade, such as produc-tion management, carpentry, electrical, architectural drafting or con-struction design.Visit James Barton Design Build online at Homes Featured in National BetterHomes & Gardens PublicationHendel Homes was thrilled to be featured in the August 2010 BetterHomes and Gardensnational special interest publication, Kitchen andBath Ideasand the Spring 2010 issue of Beautiful Kitchens. These issuescontained the full feature articles, "English Elegance" and "DelicateBalance" on two separate kitchens Hendel designed and built. Thebeautiful photographs really showcase the amazing work HendelHomes put into these projects. Congratulations!For more information and to read the articles,>>MEMBERNEWS, CONTINUEDTOPAGE56WWW.BATC.ORGOCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2010| BUILDERS' DIGEST