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These "take charge" traits also apply to Habitat homebuyers. That's what John Bergstrom, a co-founder of Entrepreneurs House, noticed when he first volunteered with Habitat. And that's how "E-House", as we affectionately call it, got started in 2003.

Learn About Entrepreneurs House

Twin Cities Entrepreneurs House is a community service project where mid-tier companies make a big difference. With 40 or 50 businesses joining together, we can build a whole Habitat house for a family - for a lasting social contribution.

Project Details

An all-volunteer steering committee of Twin Cities entrepreneurial leaders recruits companies, raises funds, and schedules volunteers.


We involve 600+ employees from an average of 50 companies and aim to raise $150,000 each year. Volunteering companies bring a team to work on the house for one full day (8:30AM to 3:30PM).


The Entrepreneurs House project has been a growing success since 2003.  That first year, we started with 125 volunteers who committed to 10 days. Since then, involvement has increased five-fold, as more and more companies have blended their financial support and volunteer labor to build one Entrepreneurs House each year.

A decade after Entrepreneurs House laid its foundation in the Twin Cities, its supporters have raised over $1 million to support local affordable housing.


Late E-House Co-Founder Wayne Atkins' Legacy

Wayne’s career was spent working with entrepreneurial businesses and investment firms; companies that were too small to sponsor a Habitat home on their own. That’s where Wayne and his good friend, John Bergstrom, got the idea for Entrepreneurs House.

Memorial plaque for Wayne Atkins


Dedicating an E-House Home in Fridley

Sadia and Asha beamed as they stood with their family in their brand new living room. "We are so grateful and very excited to begin our lives in this home," Asha said. Learn more about the dedication of the 13th Entrepreneurs House, which involved 600 volunteers, supporters, and sponsors.

Sadia and Asha with their family.


Photos from Previous Builds!

Check out these great photos from E-House builds over the years. Make sure to add your own to show off all the incredible work you've done!

EHouse collage.


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