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.
||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.
||Bell Construction starts
subcontracting business on his own, for other contractors.
||Builds first home.
||Ridgewood Creek Parade Builder
- wins "People's Choice Award"; completes two (2) homes
during the year.
||Three (3) homes built; enters
home show as part of a special community fund raiser to benefit
||Receives G.B.I (Graduate
Builders Institute) designation from Indiana State Builders Association;
participates in Shorewood Forest Spring Showcase of Homes
||Heritage Valley Parade of
Homes builder - "People's Choice Award"; Parade Chairman;
Vice President for Porter County Builders Association.
||President - Elect, Porter
County Builders Association; IBA State Director
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||IBA State Director
||"Remodeler of the
year" for the Porter County Building Assoc.; Member of Purdue
University Technology and Engineering Section Industrial Advisory Committee
PCBA Remodelers Chairman
||National Director of NAHB
||IBA State Secretary
||IBA Vice President
||To be continued...