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Entrepreneurs House

Tackling new challenges. Determined. Keeping your eyes on the prize.

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.

2024 E-House

This year will be the 22nd year of the Entrepreneurs House. The house is located at 4824 5th St. NE in Columbia Heights.

Our group is seeking to involve 20 or more companies to volunteer on site, as well as raise $200,000 for the project. Each volunteering company brings a team of employees to work on the house for one full day during the summer.

2024 Twin Cities Entrepreneurs House Pledge Form >>

Twin Cities Entrepreneurs House Steering Committee: Mik Gusenius, John Bergstrom, and Clarke Porter

Ehouse 2024.

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—and for a lasting social contribution.

The Entrepreneurs House project has been a growing success since 2003. The generosity and dedication of the people of Minnesota to issues of affordable housing is one reason the Twin Cities is a leader in business, culture, and quality of life in general.

Co-Founder Wayne Atkins' Legacy

wayneEntrepreneurs House co-founder Wayne Atkins passed away on March 11, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Wayne was an extraordinary leader who also served on Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors and finance committee, among other civic contributions. Entrepreneurs House was very dear to Wayne as he watched it grow from inception to a program that has raised nearly $2 million for Twin Cities Habitat.

In memory of Wayne, the E-House Steering Committee and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has dedicated the 2014 entrepreneurs house.

Read about Wayne's legacy >>

Twin Cities Habitat Key Facts

Currently, one out of four Minnesotans spends more than 30% of their income on housing, leaving less for healthy food, school supplies, and savings. These housing challenges disproportionately impact families of color. While Minnesota has one of the highest homeownership rates in the country, it also has one of the widest racial homeownership gaps: 3 in 4 White households own homes compared to 1 in 4 Black households.

We're committed to building the quality of life, health, and economic prosperity of the seven-county metro region by producing, preserving, and advocating for affordable homeownership—and advancing racial equity in housing—because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.

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!


Get Involved!

Contact Information

Mik Gusenius
Cherry Tree Companies

Carol Erickson-Clark
Volunteer Coordinator

Steering Committee

Mik Gusenius
Cherry Tree Companies

John Bergstrom
Mairs & Power Venture Capital

Clarke Porter
Pathways Investments


Special thanks to the companies listed below who helped make this year's Entrepreneurs House successful.



Brown & Brown Insurance

Cherry Tree Companies



Holmes Corporation



Mairs & Power


Pathways Investments


Sunrise Banks


This is not a solicitation to sell securities. Any contributions should be made directly to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity which is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation.