The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), the biggest local trade group for metro area home builders, said that Gonyea Homes and Remodeling is its 2012 Builder of the Year. The company is based in Golden Valley and builds houses in Baytown Township, Eden Prairie, Lake Elmo, Maple Grove, Minnetonka and Plymouth.
Times are still tough for the industry, but like other builders Gonyea is seeing a turnaround. Revenues increased 112 percent over the past year, 400 percent since 2009. And the company has doubled the size of its staff and is on track for similar growth in the coming year.
The award is chosen by BATC members who fill out a blind survey that ranks nominees based on a variety of criteria, including trust, communication, loyalty and ethics. The company will pick up that award on Oct. 13 on BATC's annual Awards of Excellence Gala.