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Awards also given to Hall of Fame and Rising Star Recipients

Members of the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) gathered Friday at The Venue at Union Square in Manitowoc where WBA presented Andy Kuc the Associate of the Year Award along with awards for Builder of the Year, the Hall of Fame, and Rising Star.

“Our industry is lucky to be supported by so many impactful members that are constantly striving to fulfill our mission of advancing affordable and accessible housing for people across Wisconsin,” said WBA Executive Director Brad Boycks. “We are excited to be able to recognize this year’s award recipients for their work improving the housing industry.”

Candidates for the awards were nominated by their local builder association and voted on by the WBA awards committee. The Builder of the Year and Associate of the Year awards are the highest honor a builder member and associate member can attain, respectively. The Hall of Fame award is given to someone who has been a member for at least 20 consecutive years and winners of the Rising Star award have actively worked towards the betterment of the housing industry. All winners must be active within their local association as well as the WBA, National Association of Home Builders, and their community.

Builder of the Year

Phil Simon; Michael F. Simon Builders Inc.

Waunakee, WI

Associate of the Year

Andy Kuc; Focus on Energy


Rising Stars

Kraig Lassig; Lautz Lassig Custom Builders

West Salem, WI

Jason Chilson; Kafka Granite, LLC

Mosinee, WI

Hall of Fame Award

Harvey Kessel; Wisconsin Building Supply

Windsor, WI

About the Wisconsin Builders Association

The Wisconsin Builders Association is a professional trade association comprised of 21 local associations dedicated to helping members build communities around the state. We advocate the interests of 4,000 home building industry members to keep housing affordable and accessible for Wisconsin families, Protecting the American Dream for over 70 years.


Andy Kuc

Congrats Andy!