2020 Year in Review

Dec 9, 2020 | Announcements

View or download the 2020 Year in Review Slideshow here.



Event Highlights

02.25.20 | Brews, Builders & Benefits

97 registered


Pivoting During COVID-19

  • BX Staff was able to transition to working off-site during the two-month shutdown and continued to process print orders, post projects, and serve members.
  • BX advocated for our members to safely re-open by collecting and sending data to the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 Bipartisan Task Force.
  • BX provided our members with FREE workplace safety plans for safe re-opening.

Event Highlights

08.31.20 | Annual Golf Outing

59 teams

Winning team – F C & A Inc

$24,943 raised for the Back to Work Program at Guiding Light

BX has raised over $70,000 total for Guiding Light in the last five years


Golf League took place on Tuesdays from May 5th – September 1st

10 teams


09.29.20 | Annual Sporting Shootout

22 teams

Top Gun – Pete Flanagan of Grand Eagle Insulation


Mel Trotter Donation

$11,206 donated to Mel Trotter Ministries through the proceeds of various events


Class Highlights

01.07.20 | Print Reading & Specifications Course
01.09.20 | Legal Series: Lien Law
01.09.20 | Applied Estimating
01.22.20 | Safety Series: Lead Awareness
01.28.20 | OSHA 10-Hour Certification Course
02.12.20 | Safety Series: Asbestos Awareness
02.13.20 | Legal Series: Surety Bonds
02.18.20 | OSHA 10-Hour Certification Course
03.03.20 | OSHA 30-Hour Certification Course
03.12.20 | Legal Series: Show Me the Money
06.30.20 | Safety Series: Silica
07.07.20 | Safety Series: Fall Protection
08.11.20 | Safety Series: Scaffolding

Website Redesign

53% increase in the volume of Free Demo requests submitted due to enhanced SEO and a more functional website!
2% increase in web traffic, 3.5% increase in new users visiting the website, 4% increase in returning visitors, and a 4% decrease in bouncing visitors (visitors who visit a single page and leave) since 2019!


The Source

Spring School Bond Issue was completed while under quarantine

Fall Pivot Point Issue was the first issue done entirely in-house

Direct mailed to over 1,500 owners and over 1,800 architects, engineers, and Builders Exchange of Michigan members.


Coming in 2021

OSHA 10-Hour Certification Courses

Legal Series Lunch & Learn (Virtual)

Building with CQ Seminar (Virtual)

Applied Estimating

BX Safety & Networking Series (Virtual)


2021 Save the Date

02.02.21 | Building with CQ Virtual Seminar
08.30.21 | 65th Annual Golf Outing
09.21.21 | 25th Annual Sporting Clays Shootout
11.04.21 | Turkey Party


Noteworthy Statistics

  • Over 9,200 active projects posted from January – November
    • A 15% decrease from 2019 due to COVID-19’s effect on the construction industry
  • Over 2,100 planning projects posted from January – November
    • A 4% decrease from 2019 due to COVID-19’s effect on the construction industry
  • 47% of the planning projects posted in 2020 were privately funded
  • BX team checked over 1,800 sources daily and an additional 1,400 sources monthly

The newest Builders Exchange of Michigan Board Members serving 2021 – 2023

Dave Moore, Grand Rapids Gravel Co

Adam Tweedy, Owen Ames Kimball Co

Jason Ruud, S.A. Morman & Co


Introducing the 2021 Builders Exchange of Michigan Board President

Jodi van Haren, Advantage Mechanical Refrigeration


Thank You, Outgoing Board Members!


Ken Jansen, Lake Michigan Insurance Agency

Builders Exchange of Michigan Board President 2020

Builders Exchange of Michigan Board Vice President 2019

Builders Exchange of Michigan Board Director 2018


Doug Snyder, Kenowa Plumbing

Builders Exchange of Michigan Board Director 2018 – 2020


Tom Gombar, Hurst Mechanical

Builders Exchange of Michigan Board Director 2018 – 2020

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