Dean Adams
Bay Area Contracting, Inc.

AGE: 36

TRAINING/EDUCATION: Attended Grand Valley State University 1999-2002; High Performance Building Certificate; MOSHA 30-hour Certified; EPA Lead Renovator Certification; NAHB Certified Green Builder.

SIZE OF COMPANY: Roughly 16 projects per year with 13 full-time and 2 part-time employees in addition to himself and wife Tricia.

MARKETS: Active in 6 building districts in NW Michigan (Benzie, Garfield, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Garfield, Antrim Counties).

HBA MEMBERSHIP: Joined in 2007, now serving in leadership role as local HBA Board Member and Treasurer. Will be local HBA President in 2019.

BIGGEST HBA VALUE: Membership has helped me grow in knowledge thru continuing education & contacts at the HBA, and most importantly, providing a platform for showcasing our homes in the Parade of Homes.

WORDS OF WISDOM OR A PIECE OF ADVICE FOR ANYONE LOOKING AT A CAREER AS A BUILDER: Being patient is vital. This is construction, and patience is important as every day is different with many variables to contend with. Surround yourself with expertise and listen to the whole construction field as they have a wealth of information.