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The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program


Past Events

"Flippin' Out for Student Builders" Pancake Supper Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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

Enjoy all-you can eat pancakes with fruit, sausage, juice, and more. Tickets are $10 at the BRAG office or at the cafeteria door.

Contact us to sponsor this event!




Sponsored by

African American Cultural and Historical Museum
John & Laurel Fingerle

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!


Proceeds go directly to the AASBIP! Enjoy our all-you-can-eat pancake bar, juice, sausage, toppings and more. We'll also have 2023 calendars with the latest photos of the student builders in action for sale along with some other program promotional items.

Admission is $10 at the door per person.

Tickets are available in advance at BRAG Ann Arbor (179 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor). Call 734-996-0100 or email Andrea at for assistance.


Sponsored by

African American Cultural and Historical Museum
John Fingerle

50th Anniversary Pancake Supper Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pioneer High School Cafeteria

601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Map/Directions to Pioneer HS

It's all-you-can-eat at our next event! Meet some of the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program students, faculty, alumni and more. Share a delicious breakfast buffet while you can see the latest photos, and pick up gifts and cool items at the silent auction table. Show your support - it is appreciated!

Come to Pioneer High School's Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 19th, from 5pm-7pm. Buy tickets in advance or at the door. $8/each or 10 for $70. They are avialble now at the BRAG Ann Arbor office at 179 Little Lake Drive, email or call 734-996-0100 with any questions.

Sponsor the Event - it's easy!
Download the Sponsorship Form here

Attend the event, or share the flyer.
Download the Flyer here

Follow or RSVP on Facebook - and invite friends!
Go to the Facebook Event Page

Sponsored by

Bank of Ann Arbor

BRAG Ann Arbor

Chelsea Lumber

MANS Lumber

UA Local 190 and Greater Michigan Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association - Mechanical Industry Labor Management Fund



The Ann Arbor Student Builders Special 50th Anniversary Banquet – Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Questions? Contact: Andrea Sullivan at 734-996-0100 or

50th Anniversary Groundbreaking Ceremony August 26, 2019

At the worksite, on August 26, 2019, we celebrated the AASBIP's long history of success and usher in the next big year - our 50th.

304 Sedgewood in the Kirkland of Scio subdivision. The work site is located west of Staebler Road, between Zeeb and Baker Road, south of Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. 

Thanks to everyone who has promoted the building trades as an important and fulfilling way to learn, grow, acquire valuable skills and great experiences. This program and many like it changes lives for the better. Let's keep it going!

We turned over a few shovels in celebration of the countless lives that have been improved by the AASBIP and programs like it. The program stands as a highly relevant success story of helping young people find their path, and utilizing public and private partnerships to add value to the community.

Questions? Contact: Andrea Sullivan at 734-996-0100 or




Pioneer High School Cafeteria
601 West Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 

Annually in late November
(Usually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, from 5pm - 8pm)

Enjoy fruit, beverages and all-you-can-eat pancakes!

Learn about our great program and meet students, instructors, alumni, board members, school staff, local builders and building industry folks, and many more of our generous supporters. We will also raise funds through the sale of AASBIP branded items.

More details will be announced here and on Facebook. Click the following link and "Like" our page on Facebook 
and stay updated on what's happening with us. 


Thanks to Our 2018 Pancake Supper Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor
UA Local 190 and Greater Michigan Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors
Association, Mechanical Industry Labor Management Fund

Silver Sponsors
Bank of Ann Arbor
BRAG Ann Arbor
Chelsea Lumber
Laborers Local 499 LECET Fund
Lake Michigan Credit Union

Absolute Title
African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor Remodeling, LLC
Fingerle Lumber
G2 Consulting Group, LLC
Jay Holland
Main Street Homes
Rochman Design-Build
Tandem Tile & Stone



More events are held throughout the year allowing you 
to meet 
some of the local students that hope to 
be part of our bright 
future in the building industry 
and the great people that make 
this program a 
vital part of our schools and community.

Proceeds from our fundraisers go towards 
operating the 
program, and for AASBIP 

  AASBIP Events include:

• Flippin' out for Student Builders Pancake Supper Fundraiser
• AASBIP Golf Outing
• AASBIP Banquet
• Open House Tour of the latest student built home

Questions? Please contact: 
Andrea Sullivan at 734-996-0100 or email



Our Annual Flippin' Out for Student Builders Pancake Supper helps to fund scholarships for hard-working Student Builders selected from a diverse group of applicants from the Ann Arbor area.

TheAnn Arbor Student Building Industry Program showed Home #10 in the 2017 Parade of Homes! 

June 23-25, 2017! 
Visit for details 

Download more about this home here! 

348 Sedgewood Lane, Ann Arbor 48103 [Map]



Ann Arbor Student Builders Back-to-Back State Champs!

April 23, 2012 - ANN ARBOR

Our young people never cease to amaze me. Working hard and pushing
their own personal envelopes of growth, the Ann Arbor Student Home
Building Program students won their second straight State TeamWorks
championship bringing the gold medal home to Ann Arbor. An all first-year
student team representing  four  A2 high schools will go to national
competition in Kansas City, Missouri from June 23rd to 28th to compete
for the national title. Team members are: Grant Stadelman, Huron junior,
carpenter and Team captain, William Carras, Pioneer senior and electrician,
Patrick Wiesner, Skyline senior and plumber, and Jonas Gearhart/Hall
Community High junior,and brick mason.

 The students won the presentation portion of the two day competition.
They were given an unknown plan and 30 minutes to put together a business
plan to build an addition on a fictitious existing house incorporating all the
trades and the structural issues in the plans.  Each student had to speak
extemporaneously to explain their plan. The next day they receive a second
new plan. Using that plan,they have five hours to build a structure, working
together to complete it on time with limited materials. They were the only
team to complete the project.  

 Gary Dresselhouse was there to witness the event. Gary also served as
one of the plumbing judges for the event. Thank you Gary! Also big thanks
to Diane Calmeyn who singlehandedly procured funding for all the plumbing
materials from Greater Michigan PMC, then negotiated through delivery 
difficulties to get everything there on time. Thanks PMC, UA 190 and Diane
again for all your support.

AASBIP were the defending 2011 Michigan State champs. It is quite an
accomplishment for these young men to repeat this. I hope you join me
in congratulating the 2012 Skills USA TeamWorks State Champions.

Kansas City here we come!

John Birko 
ASBIP Instructor

Annual Flippin' Out For Student Builders Pancake Supper Fundraiser

The first annual  "Flippin’ Out for Student Builders Pancake Dinner" was a fundraising event held November 30, 2010 designed to improve awareness of the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program and to provide scholarship opportunities for students who wish to attend college in a construction related field of study. The Pancake Dinner was very successful with an approximate profit of $2,700.00 for the Scholarship Fund.

More photos from this event are here on Facebook. Remember to "Like" the AASBIP page to stay in the loop about what is happenign with our program.


Golf Outing

Thanks to all the golfers and volunteers for coming out and showing your support in August 2019!



Local radio host Lucy Ann Lance invited us on her show for her 
Around The Home segment on June 13th, 2014. The station airs 
on 1290 AM Radio (WLBY) and the clip is posted for streaming 
anytime on her website.Three of our students came to the studio 
along with Instructor "Coach" John Birko and spoke about about 
their experiences building a home and the upcoming SkillsUSA 
National Leadership and Skills Competitions.


Beginning Celebration

In September of 2005, the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program broke ground on their development, 
Sumerset Neighborhood with a Beginning CelebrationSumerset Neighborhood is a development of 11 home
sites to be built by the students of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Student Building Industry Program over the
next decade. These houses 
areproviding attractive homes in a lovely setting as well as providing an opportunity
for students to gain practical experience in the residential construction industry.