Professional Associations

At Braden Construction, we like to support and participate in professional associations that promote better building and remodeling practices.  We know that to maintain our place as one of the premier homebuilders, remodelers and commercial builders in Minnesota and Wisconsin, it's important to remain current with industry best practices.  

Here you can find more information about some of the great professional associations that we proudly belong to.  Each of these organizations requires a commitment to quality building practices and ethical standards, which fits our commitment to quality.  Members of each organization are committed to responsible and sustainable building, which is central to our mission, as well.



 The Builders Association of the Twin Cities was founded in 1948 by a small group of builders.  Their goal was to increase the professionalism and quality of the homebuilding industry. Over the years the association has grown to include builders, remodelers, sub-contractors, suppliers, and other professionals who support the building industry. Members subscribe to a defined code of ethics, and all of our builders conform to Minimum Performance Standards <>  for construction and business practices. All builder and remodeler members are licensed through the state of Minnesota and must comply with the rules, regulations, and continuing education requirements set by state statute.

Today, BATC presents the Parade of Homes Spring PreviewSM and Fall ShowcaseSM as well as the spring and fall Remodelers ShowcaseSM guidebooks. We offer educational opportunities and public policy initiatives. Through our charity, the Builders Outreach Foundation, we are able to support projects that address the housing needs in inner city neighborhoods.

NARI LogoThe National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is a nonprofit trade association committed to: Promoting the interests of its members within the remodeling industry, and Ensuring customers have the best possible remodeling experience.  NARI of Minnesota (NARI MN) is the second-largest and one of the most progressive of 58 chapters in the United States. We offer our members the advantage of affiliation with a proven remodeling authority, and we provide homeowners the convenience of knowing where to begin their search for an appropriate remodeling partner. Consumers recognize NARI members as industry leaders in their commitment to professionalism, quality and ethics. Homeowners who see the NARI logo on a member’s literature, cards, vehicles or ads will identify that member as a professional, proactive, and service-oriented company worthy of their business.

Homeowners can rely on NARI MN members to be industry leaders in their commitment to professionalism, quality and ethics. NARI was founded in March 1983 as the result of a merger between the National Remodelers Association (NRA) and the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC). We are the largest network of remodeling professionals in the United States with over 7,000 professional members nationwide. We are the only national association and industry spokesgroup dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.  NARI provides members with access to the latest industry information via trade publications, educational programs, regular meetings, and conventions and expositions that feature new products, materials and techniques. The organization is led by a governing body of 12 board members and several committees and task groups that implement programs for marketing and consumer outreach, education, networking events, roundtables, leadership development, ethics & grievance issues, and membership growth.



Minnesota Chapter of USGBC
- Buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.
Mission- To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

Established as a provisional chapter in 2003, the Minnesota Chapter of the USGBC has grown from a handful of individuals interested in spreading the message of green building in Minnesota to an active and thriving organization intent on transforming the State’s built environment. Originally founded as the “Mississippi Headwaters Chapter,” the Minnesota Chapter has grown to become a leading regional catalyst for the acceptance and adoption of green building practices, technologies, policies and standards.

Minnesota is home to many nationally recognized leaders in high-performance, cold-climate building design. The builders in our region have been quick to embrace sustainable design. Over its short history, the chapter has established a strong foundation through membership, sponsorship, educational programs and networking with like-minded organizations and individuals.

Currently, they have more than 560 members. We expect that number to climb as we increase awareness of green building in our region. According to the Metropolitan Council, the Twin Cities population will increase by 40 percent, or 1 million people, by 2030. The Minnesota Chapter will play a leading role to ensure that development is completed responsibly for the benefit of our environment and our residents.