MBA Spring Tour Launches This Saturday!


MBA Spring Tour Launches This Saturday

Tour Opens Doors to 53 Homes, Condominiums, Lots, and a Remodel Project

(Waukesha, Wis.) April 20, 2017 – The Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) 2017 Spring Tour, presented by Pella Windows & Doors, opens this Saturday and will run three consecutive weekends: April 22 – May 7. Locations are open each weekend from noon to 4 p.m. This FREE regional-site tour will feature 42 model homes and two condominiums, nine lots ready for future construction, and one remodel project (open the last weekend only).

The MBA Spring Tour kicks off the building season, and connects consumers with the area’s leading residential building contractors. The three-weekend event draws thousands of visitors from all over Wisconsin. As the only extended open house of its type in the state, the Spring Tour offers a unique opportunity to view a variety of projects and help consumers begin planning for the home of their dreams.

“The MBA Spring Tour opens the doors to more than 50 locations, in southeastern Wisconsin, that people can tour over the three weekends,” said Kristine Hillmer, MBA Executive Director. “It inspires those on the fence about building or remodeling, and helps them find the right people for their project.”

Collectively, the MBA Spring Tour sites will showcase a wide array of home building trends, including the latest concepts in floor plans, energy efficient products, fixtures and appliances, structured wiring, home automation, security systems, and interior design.

A complete list of projects and map are available online at

The Metropolitan Builders Association, located in Waukesha, Wis., is a not-for-profit trade association that represents nearly 1,000 companies involved in the construction, development, and remodeling of single and multifamily housing and light commercial property in Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, and Milwaukee counties.  Collectively, its members employ tens of thousands of workers in the Milwaukee area and conduct millions of dollars of business each year.  For more information, visit or the Metropolitan Builders Association’s Facebook page.

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Media Contact:

Natalie Riley

MBA Communications Manager


JDH wins 2015 NARI National Award for Best Basement $50k to $100k

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Joseph Douglas Homes and Remodeling just received national recognition for best basement project in the nation!!!  Not only did it win the local SE Wisconsin award, the Midwest region award but also the national award!  Check out the Raabe Basement project on Facebook at 

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Judges Comments from Tour of Remodeled Homes

Judges Comments from Tour of Remodeled Homes

We received the following very nice comments from the NARI judges about out recent entry into the Tour of Remodeled Homes:

  • Excellent trim seams, paint treatments, tile installation, cabinetry
  • Gorgeous colors and use of materials
  • Very high-end trend
  • Lovely base detail, use of space, selection of plumbing and lights
  • Ceiling raised detail nice
  • Impeccable – beautiful, serene, great space
  • Tub, chandelier, tile, and faucet – gorgeous!!!

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Milwaukee NARI recognizes Joseph Douglas Homes as Gold Winner in Annual Award Ceremony

Milwaukee NARI recognizes Joseph Douglas Homes as Gold Winner in 2013 Annual Award Ceremony

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Joseph Douglas Homes and Remodeling was honored again this year with 4 awards during the Milwaukee NARI Remodeler of the Year Awards held in January of 2014.  Receiving top billing in the category of Residential Additions of $60,000 to $100,000 was the Kendrick Bath Addition.   Two Silver and one Bronze award were also received for other projects submitted.  Photos of all award winners are in the photo section of the Remodeling page or on Facebook.



2012 Remodeler of the Year Awards


Joseph Douglas Homes wins
 Reader’s Choice Award
 Best Lower Level
at the Wisconsin Remodeler’s Awards

Joseph Douglas Homes won several awards at the NARI 2012 Remodeler of the Year Awards held on January 18.  To start, we were recognized as M Magazine’s “Reader’s Choice Award” winner for the “Kerber Basement”.  The judges were you the viewers as determined by online voting.

In addition, the “Kerber Basement” and the “Flood Basement” received the top biling, Gold Award, in their respective “Best Lower Level” categories. And finally, the “Hensersky Kitchen” received the Silver Award (second place) for Best Kitchen Renovation.  Photos of each of these projects can be seen in the Remodeling section of this website.