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In the Beginning... Michael Bell started learning the home building trade while he was a senior in high school.  An actual house was constructed during the school year.  After graduating from high school in 1974 he joined the United States Navy Sea Bees Construction Battalion, adding further to his construction experience.
1977 He joined Jim D. Williams construction and began working side by side with his uncle and grandfather who were both cabinet makers.  Uncle Jim was the original hands-on "classic" Carpenter that did plumbing, heating, electrical, etc.  It was from these beginnings that his career was launched.
1981 Bell Construction starts subcontracting business on his own, for other contractors.
1987 Builds first home.
1988 Ridgewood Creek Parade Builder - wins "People's Choice Award"; completes two (2) homes during the year.
1989 Three (3) homes built; enters home show as part of a special community fund raiser to benefit Opportunity Enterprises.
1991 Receives G.B.I (Graduate Builders Institute) designation from Indiana State Builders Association; participates in Shorewood Forest Spring Showcase of Homes
1992 Heritage Valley Parade of Homes builder - "People's Choice Award"; Parade Chairman; Vice President for Porter County Builders Association.
1993 President - Elect, Porter County Builders Association; IBA State Director
1994 President, Porter County Builders Association; PCBA Fall Festival participant; earns Master G.B.I designation; enters model home in Keystone Commons Home Show; NAHB National Director; IBA State Director
1995 Adds in-house Sales, Marketing and Design divisions; NAHB State Director; N.I.P.S.C.O first-ever "Energy Award"; PCBA "Member of the Year Award"; PCBA Spike Club Chairman; IBA State Director.
1996 IBA State Area 1 Vice-President; IBA State Membership Chairman; PCBA Board Director; Keystone commons Parade of Homes builder; built Raffle home for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County in Keystone Commons.
1997 IBA State Area 1 Vice-President; IBA State Membership Chairman; PCBA Board Director; NAHB National Director; built Raffle home for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County in Aberdeen; chosen as select Aberdeen Village homebuilder.
1998 IBA State Director
1999 Added Remodeling
2000 "Remodeler of the year" for the Porter County Building Assoc.; Member of Purdue University Technology and Engineering Section Industrial Advisory Committee

PCBA Remodelers Chairman

2001 National Director of NAHB

State Director-PCBA Remodelers Chairman

2002 IBA State Secretary
2003 IBA Treasurer
2004 IBA Vice President
2005 IBA President
To be continued...
 
Michael K. Bell m.b.s Pres..
Office 219-785-4131 / Fax 219-785-4150
Email:  
mikebell@bellconstruction.org

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