Belman Homes’ goal is to be an industry leader in building the finest custom homes. We have worked hard to become one of the premier building companies in Wisconsin. Belman Homes is also highly involved in the building industry and the community. We have been very active in the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) helping with Arbitration, Developers council, single-family homebuilders council, green council, Board of Directors and in other areas. In fact, Don Belman was past president of the MBA. David Belman currently serves as a Board of Director on both the MBA and the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA). David Belman has been named President of the MBA for 2016 and will move on to be the President of the WBA in 2017.
Belman Homes is proud to be actively involved with the Waukesha community. We have partnered with Waukesha School District and their Building Trades program, which teaches and gives students a hands on approach to building a new home. Each year, we invite WCTC students on a tour of our facility and home to show how a homebuilder operates. We are extremely grateful of recognition we have been fortunate to receive over the years.
(Photo taken during a class on 4/17/17 in our Rolling Oaks II development)
4/13/17 Belman Homes won a Badger Craftsman Award for best New Home in the $450 – $750K category from a statewide competition. Belman’s Augustine model was chosen for it’s use of cutting edge products, quality of construction, and interior design elements.
1/14/17 Belman Homes was awarded the NAHB BEAM (Builders Engaging Associate Members) Award, which is bestowed on one builder or one local entity that best exemplifies the motto, “It’s good business to do business with a member.”
1/11/17 David Belman, President of Belman Homes, was honored to accept the NAHB Young Professionals Award. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has honored five home builders around the country as the 2016 Young Professionals of the Year. The award is designed to acknowledge each of five regional winners’ hard work and successes, performance and dedication, and outstanding potential as they begin to serve as leaders in the home building industry. It is awarded to industry professionals under the age of 45.
Belman Homes took home 5 awards from the Metropolitan Builders Association awards dinner that was held on 9/30/16. We were honored to take home two Achievement Awards (Best Overall Advertising Campaign & Best Website Design) and two People`s Choice Awards for the 2016 Parade of Homes (Overall Bronze & Best Room). We also accepted a Builders of Excellence award for using 75% or more of MBA members in the completion of our parade model, the Augustine. A huge thank you to all who voted for us in the People`s Choice Awards!
On 8/28/16 Belman Homes was chosen as a “Top Choice” award winner for the Home Builder category on a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel readership poll. We proudly hold this title for 2 years in a row now. Thank you to all who voted for us, we appreciate all the support!
On March 18th, 2016, Don Belman Homes was recognized by Kohler for their commitment to the Kohler family or brands since 2004! We were gifted a plaque & each year we`ll receive a redesigned plaque insert to display.
Belman Homes won a Badger Craftsman Award for best New Home in the $450,000 to $750,000 category from a statewide competition. Belman’s Rockwood model was chosen for it’s use of cutting edge products, quality of construction, and interior design elements. For more information on the award click here.
On 1/13/16 Belman Homes received the “2016 Best of Houzz in Service” award! This award was voted on by over 35 million monthly users through annual surveys and analysis to find the Top-Rated Home Remodeling Professionals and Most Popular Home Designs. View our Houzz profile here.
On 8/16/15 Belman Homes was chosen as a “Top Choice” award winner for the Home Builder category on a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel readership poll. We are very excited and grateful for this award! Thank you to all of those who voted for us!
David Belman of Belman Homes just received the first “Power of One” Award from the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) for being the first builder to step forward and build an “Operation Finally Home” house in Wisconsin. The award was presented on 1/16/2015 at the WBA Annual Installation of Officers.
Belman Homes received the “2015 Best of Houzz Service” Award and the “2015 Best of Houzz Design” Award. Over 25 million monthly unique users voted on top-rated home building, remodeling and design professionals in the United States and around the World for these awards. View our Houzz profile here.
Best Overall Home 2014 MBA Parade of Homes Silver for The Langley
2014 Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) Salesperson of the Year – Sherri Cudnohoske
2014 Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year, North America – David Belman
Belman Homes was awarded the “2014 Best of Houzz Satisfaction” Award
•2011 People’s Choice – Best Overall Home: the Tuscany
•2011 People’s Choice – Best Interior Design: the Tuscany
•2011 People’s Choice – Best Room: Ultimate Escape Master Bath: the Tuscany
•Best Overall Home 2011 Metropolitan Builders Associations (MBA) Parade of Homes Silver for the Tuscany Model
•Best Landscaping 2011 MBA Parade of Homes Silver for the Tuscany Model
•Best Interior Design 2011 MBA Parade of Homes Silver for the Tuscany Model
•2011 MBA Partners in Excellence Award
* 1996 Builder of the Year
* 1995 President of the Metropolitan Builders Association
* 1994 Vice President of the Metropolitan Builders Association
* 1992 Co-Chairman of construction Arbitration Committee
* 1991 Chairman of Construction Arbitration Committee
Don Belman Homes, Inc.
* 2003 Milwaukee Magazine top 10 Home-Builder
* 1996 MBA Standard of Excellence Award Best overall advertising campaign
* 1996 MBA Home Builder of the Year
* Milwaukee Home Magazine Top 10 Builders Survey (For service, price, reliability, quality)
* 2002 National Association of Home Builders Lifetime Sales Award
* 1998 – 2001 National Association of Home Builders Platinum Sales Award
* 1997 National Association of Home Builders Gold Sales Award
* 1997 MBA Salesperson of the Year Award
* 1996 National Association of Home Builders Silver Sales Award
Pictured Above: Dan, Don & David Belman
Don Belman – 1996 BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Don Belman, Don Belman Homes, was the proud recipient of the esteemed Builder of the Year Award for 1996. Don was presented with the coveted trophy at the annual MBA Installation Dinner on Thursday, November 26th.
The Builder of the Year Award has been given to one selected builder each year since 1953, and is the preeminent form of recognition that can be awarded to a builder member of the MBA. The Award was established to recognize those members who conduct themselves and their business according to the highest ethical standards and who have served the Association, its members, the building industry, and the greater community.
A member since 1985, Don’s most visible position in the MBA has been his role as president in 1995. Before he acquired that title, Don was very active behind the scenes in the Single Family Builders Council, the Parade of Homes Site Selection Committee and the New Building Committee. He has served as chairman of the Construction Arbitration Board, chairman of the Sales & Marketing Council and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1990. The MBA has benefited from Don’s influence and leadership. We are proud to honor him with the award of 1996 Builder of the Year.
Belman Earn Top MBA Awards
On August 14th, 1997, the Metropolitan Builders Association hosted the 1997 Standard of Excellence Awards. Builders, developers, and remodelers from the metropolitan area gathered to recognize outstanding achievement in the building industry. David Belman, a new home consultant for Don Belman Homes, was awarded the Salesman of the Year Award. In his first year of sales, David sold over $3 million of new homes. In his second year, he doubled his sales to over $6 million a year. What made his sales volume remarkable was that he was in his senior year at Carroll College, where he had a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and thus maintained his four-year college scholarship. David majored in Business Administration and graduated with honors. He diligently worked seven days a week and many late nights helping clients.
Builder’s “Young Guns” are Repeaters
Belman Boys are Sold on Dad’s Business
When Don Belman and his sons, David and Dan, attended the Metropolitan Builder’s Association award banquet in 1997, they needed a small pickup truck to haul home all their awards. Don, who was still glowing from the Builder of the Year award he won in 1996, watched as David, 21, received the New Home Salesperson of the Year Award, with $6 million in sales, and as Dan, 31, received the Sales Manager of the Year Award.
“Well, we were all surprised and I was pretty proud,” said Don, 59. “It was really something else to see them walk up there and get the awards.” The annual awards are given in numerous categories but the main qualities shared by all of the award recipients are high standards of performance and productivity. The Belmans all work out of the main office of Don Belman Realty, on Sunset Drive in Waukesha, where Don has been operating his building and real estate business since 1981. Don, who began his career selling real estate in the 1970s, said he always hoped his Sons would follow him into the family business, but he never pushed. “I thought about it, especially when I was first starting out,” he said. “But I let them make their own decisions.”
After he started his own real estate company, Don made his first development acquisition in 1973 and started down the trail that eventually led him to do his own construction and development work. “When the market changed I was able to work with all the best carpenters and masons and everyone else, and I really learned about quality work, which is very important to us,” he said. Although Don has always loved his work, Dan wasn’t as eager to get involved. Dan thought the real estate and building business might be too boring for him, so he started out working for a lighting company where he ended up working with builders.