An example of a home built by Gonyea Homes, which was named 2012 Builder of the Year by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities.
Gonya Homes & Remodeling is the Twin Cities’ Builder of the Year, according to a local trade association.
The Golden Valley builder won the honor from the Builders Association of the Twin Ciites for its “outstanding business practices and high levels of integrity,” according to a news release.
The award is selected through a blind survey of BATC members that evaluate builders on a variety of criteria, including trust, communication loyalty and ethics. The company with the highest score wins.
Gonya’s sales have rebounded along with the new housing market. The company’s sales of new homes are up more than 400 percent since 2009. The company, which was founded in 1987, anticipates substantial growth in 2013 as well, according to a statement from managing principal Tony Sonnen.
“We’ve already sold twice as many homes this year than in 2011, and we’re anticipating more in 2013,” he said in a news release.
Gonya and the rest of the industry are enjoying some success this year as new home construction picks up after the recession. Statistics released last week by the BATC show that new home permits issued in October were up 96 percent compared to the same month a year ago.
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal by Sam Black, Senior reporter
Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 11:51am CDT