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The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program

The Pancake Supper Fundraiser Returned!  Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Pioneer High School Cafeteria 5pm - 7:30pm  |  601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (map)

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the program!




Sponsored by

African American Cultural and Historical Museum
John Fingerle

Student Builders Interview: Afternoon Class - 11/14/2022

Featuring Four Students from 2022-2023 Team 53:
Students & Team Leaders:
Drew Jackson - Senior, Huron High School
Anna Ortega - Senior, Huron High School
Zyers Ruff - Senior, Huron High School
Alex Enrique Shakespeare - Senior, Community High School

Assistant Instructor - Grant Welch

Work continues on a two-story house being built by high school students on Ann Arbor's west side. The afternoon class shares what it was like to install the roof trusses, and they invite the community to their upcoming pancake dinner fundraiser. 
Thank you to The Lucy Ann Lance Show on WLBY1290 for sharing the Student Building Program with our community on BRAG Ann Arbor's Around the Home segment once again.

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Student Builders Interview: Morning Class - 11/7/2022

Featuring Four Students from 2022-2023 Team 53:
Students & Team Leaders:
Henry Hagam - Skyline High School
Brandon McLaughlin - Senior at Skyline High School
Achira Kerschbaum - Senior at Skyline High School
Sofia Zeller - Senior at Pioneer High School

Lead Instructor: Mark Valchine II

What happens when 30 students must build a home in the course of a school year? Listen to Team 53 tell the story. Four student builders talk about learning from mistakes, motivating a team, and more. Thank you to The Lucy Ann Lance Show on WLBY1290 for sharing the Student Building Program with our community on BRAG Ann Arbor's Around the Home segment once again.

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The 2022 Ann Arbor Student Building Program Home is Sold!


Our 51st home was sold on September 12, 2022 for $595,000.

See full details here!

• Excellent Ann Arbor Schools

• 5 bed, 3.5 bath

• 2,410 square feet

• Single Family

• 2 car garage

6522 Wisteria Trace, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Kirkway of Scio neighborhood

Listed for $590,000

HOA Fees: $63/mo

Price per sq ft: $245

2022 Home Description

This brand new Farmhouse Contemporary styled home has high end finishes
found in much more expensive homes. Bright daylight fills the first floor that
has 9' ceilings and oak hardwood floors. An expansive kitchen with work island,
granite counters and stainless appliances opens to the great room with a custom
fireplace wall. A flexible formal dining room could also serve as a study or music room.

The family sized mud room features a ceramic tiled floor, sink and custom built in bench.
A luxury primary suite features a cathedral ceiling and a bath with huge walk in shower
and Kohler plumbing fixtures. The view out lower level features an additional bedroom,
full bath, family room and rec room. A deck overlooks the professional landscaping with
sprinkler system.This turnkey home is waiting for a new owner.

Contact Pat Durston, Reinhart Realtors at
(734) 669-5981

Building  Skills.  Building  Character. Building Homes.

The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program helps students learn
many skills and gain valuable experience while building a new home each year.

Watch our latest video and hear from three recent graduates from the program.
See us
 in action, and hear Coach Valchine explain how to enroll!

Our 2020 Home Has Been SOLD!
Thanks to TEAM 50 for your hard work.
304 Sedgewood Lane, Ann Arbor, Kirkway of Scio (Map)

See more details on the listing page or this home.

A Path to Successful Careers for Students

The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program provides Ann Arbor's high school students with a unique learning experience. Through the actual construction of a new home, from raw land to finished product, students learn the importance of math skills, architectural dimension, job satisfaction, along with teamwork, responsibility and dependability. Upon completion of the program, students have an awareness of the many opportunities and benefits of the construction industry and related fields.

The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program began as the dream of representatives of the school system, local businesses, and banking representatives. They believed that high school students could, with proper supervision and assistance, build a quality house.

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In the News!

Home Builder’s Class: Students Quickly Go from
Taking a Class to Taking a Paycheck (Oct. 2020) 

Home Builder’s Class: Longtime Program Continues
but with New Challenges to Build From
(Sept. 2020)

Groundbreaking 50th Home AASBIP

Ann Arbor Student Builders Interviews

Instructors and Students Interviewed on The Lucy Ann Lance Show "Around the Home"
segment is live on 1290am WLBY
 (Live Streaming at


Afternoon Class Interview
Featuring Students in the 2021-2022 Program

Photo of Host and Class on Virtual Chat

Listen to the Interview from 11/15/2021

Mark Valchine, Lead Instructor  |  Students: Rachel Gowell, Emma Sutton, Racine Valenti, Kyren White

After a year of remote learning, the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program has students back on the worksite! Hear from 4 seniors in the Ann Arbor High Schools sharing their reasons for joining the program, what their goals are, and what they think the biggest selling point is of the home they are building.

Morning Class Interview from 10/11/2018

Featuring Students in the 2018 AASBIP Morning Class (left to right)
Nick Stearns - Pioneer High School, Jaylin Johnson - Skyline High School, Grant Welch, Assistant Instructor of the AASBIP
Corryna Hampton - Skyline High School, 
Mara Seeburger - Pioneer High School, Darrel Noblin - Skyline High School

Afternoon Class Interview from 10/18/2018

Featuring Students From the AASBIP 2018 Afternoon Class (left to right)

Maureen Sloan, EO of BRAG Ann Arbor, Hunter Guyer - Community High School, Mark Valchine, Lead Instructor of the AASBIP, 
Darron Moore - Huron High School, Stephen Wright - Community High School, Jeff Burris - Community High School

More Interviews 
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11/23/2017 - Listen to The Interview

6/15/2016 - Listen to The Interview

11/27/2015 - Listen to Part I  |  Part II

Contributor Spotlight - MASCO Corporation

For the third consecutive year, Masco Corporation partnered with the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program as a major corporate
contributor for its 2016-2017 home build. Masco Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home
improvement and new home construction markets. Masco products include faucets, cabinetry, paints and stains, bath and shower units,
spas, showering and plumbing specialties, windows and decorative hardware. Masco Cabinetry - home to KraftMaid, Merillat and QualityCabinets
- relocated its corporate headquarters to Ann Arbor Township
in 2010.

Community engagement and corporate citizenship are important aspects of Masco’s corporate creed, and Masco is proud to serve the communities
in which its companies and employees reside.
Masco’s gifts-in-kind to AASBIP include Merillat Cabinetry, Behr Paint, and Delta Faucets and accessories. More information about Masco’s brand name products may be obtained by visiting