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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

56Two Larkin Hoffman Shareholders ReceiveDesignationsLarkin Hoffman Shareholders Gary Van Cleve and GregKorstad have been designated as Minnesota State CourtAdministrator qualified Rule 114 neutrals and are listedin the Rule 114 neutral roster. Both attorneys are availableto mediate and arbitrate civil disputes in the real estateand land use areas.Van Cleve is the Chair of Larkin Hoffman's Real EstateLitigation Department and is a seasoned trial attorney and appellate advo-cate in real estate related litigation areas in state and federal court. He isalso a National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Trial Specialist and aMinnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Real Property Specialistand Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist.Korstad is the former Chair of Larkin Hoffman's RealEstate and Land Use Department and represents publicand private clients on environmental issues includingacquisition and development of environmentally sensitiveproperties, environmental compliance, auditing andmanagement, Superfund liability defense, air emissionscompliance, and waste recycling and disposal issues.Visit them online at Homes Celebrates 15th Year!Pillar Homes celebrated their15th year in business on July14th with a barbecue andplenty of good camaraderie.The Prior Lake Water SkiTeam made a big splash, too. ON THE MOVEHedberg Landscape and Masonry SuppliesExpandsHedberg Landscape & Masonry Supplies is pleasedto announce a 500 square-foot expansion to theirmasonry showroom at 975 Nathan Lane North inPlymouth.'We are thrilled to offer clients the largest, most beau-tiful showroom in the Midwest. With this newexpansion, we're able to showcase even more stonepanels to show clients many new options in decorat-ing and building with stone and brick," said ReginaHiller, Plymouth Masonry's Branch Manager."With the explosion of manufactured stone optionswe're seeing more interior use of stone includingaccent walls, wine cellars, kitchen areas, fireplaces and much more. Withthe ever growing variety of styles, shapes and colors; manufactured stoneworks well with any style of home. We hope people will stop in and seeour new displays," concluded Hiller.For more information, call (763) 392-5920 or Design Center Announces NewDivisionInspiration DesignCenter has expand-ed and added a newdivision: Tile. Theirextensive selectionof high qualitystone, glass andceramic tile products offer unique and distinctive choices forbuilders, remodelers and homeowners. You're invited to check outthe beautiful new tile division, covering more than 1,000 square feetof their 7,500 square foot showroom in Burnsville.Visit them online at Design Studio for James Barton DesignBuildIt's been a busy summer for James Barton Design Build, as the com-pany opened a brand-new design studio in August. A Grand Openingparty was held early in the month, complete with a joint ribbon cut-ting ceremony with the Apple Valley and Lakeville Chambers.Visit them online at to learn more.NEW PEOPLE & PROMOTIONSWestwood Professional Services AnnouncesEnergy Company AcquisitionWestwood Professional Services Inc. announces the acquisition ofWestwood Renewables, LLC in August. Prior to the acquisition,Westwood held a thirty- three percent stake in the company.Mario Monesterio is nationally recognized for his expertise in renewableenergy design and engineering. He will join Westwood as the director ofthe firm's Renewables System Design group and continue to developWestwood's expertise in photovoltaic (PV) system design and other renew-able energy technologies. Nathan Franzen will join Westwood as the director of the company's SolarEnergy business unit and focus on expanding Westwood's national renew-able energy client base in the distributed and utility-scale solar markets.The merger is expected to go smoothly, as the two firms have partnered onthe recently completed 400kW Saint John's Solar Farm and the currentlyunder construction 600kW Minneapolis Convention Center RooftopSolar Project.Greenhagen credits their partnership on Saint John's Solar Farm as a turn-ing point in Westwood's solar business. "Saint John's solar project provid-ed Westwood an opportunity to learn all facets of PV solar integration. Weworked closely with all stakeholders from the very beginning and gainedknowledge that will provide added value to our clients through enhancedKC CHERMAK WITH RUTH PETERMANNAND DEB EARL>>MEMBERNEWS, CONTINUEDTOPAGE57HEDBERG'SSHOWROOMINSPIRATIONDESIGN CENTERGARYVAN CLEVEGREGKORSTADBUILDERS' DIGEST| OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2010WWW.BATC.ORG