Annual Garage Build

The 18th Annual Garage Build


The Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan represents builders, remodelers, suppliers and the allied trades in Emmet, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Otsego counties. Our “Garage Build” is an annual event to promote the building trades programs at four school districts in our membership area:

Boyne City

This year marks the 18th year of “Garage Builds.” Thanks to the tireless effort of Association volunteers and the donations of 70 businesses and individuals, 2017 was another huge success and the programs shared over $8,000 from the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan!

The two-car garage is auctioned by silent bid each March at the HBANM Home Show. The building trades students, with the supervision of their instructors and Association volunteers, will frame, roof, enclose, secure and wire the garage for the winning bidder in the fall at the start of the school year.

The proceeds from the winning bid sale, pledges and sponsorship’s will be distributed equally among the participating schools. The schools’ funds may be used at the discretion of the building trade instructors for education materials, shop equipment, carpentry tools and post-graduation scholarships for their students.

Monetary donations may be pledged now and collected at a later date via invoice from the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan. For those wishing to donate building materials, materials will be collected by the HBA prior to construction.

Your participation in this important fund raiser is vital to its continued success and the development of the next generation of builders.

Please contact us for your pledge and we thank you for your support.


Carl Wager
Garage Build Committee
Wager Builders, Inc.

Jeff Grantham, Past-President
HBANM Board of Directors
Grantham Building and Remodeling, LLC (231)838-0220

Below you will find informational documents to help you get started!