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  • Winners announced for MBA Pierce 2018 Member Recognition Awards

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    MBA Pierce held its annual President's Gala and Member Recognition Awards on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown. This is a special event for Master Builders Association of Pierce County. Not only does the event celebrate the installation of 2019 board members and leadership, it also recognizes outstanding members. The President’s Gala is a night where we can say thank you and farewell to the outgoing MBA President, and welcome the incoming MBA President for the coming year.

    During the event this year we welcomed last year’s MBA Pierce scholarship winners to share their goals and experiences. Scholarship winner Elizabeth Moreno spoke about her semester at Seattle Central College where she is studying carpentry at the Wood Technology Center. Scholarship winner Malachi Tamminga, although couldn’t attend the gala in person due to final exams, shared about the struggles and triumphs of his pursuit of a mechanical engineering degree at George Fox University. We enjoyed hearing how the Master Builders Association of Pierce County is able to support these young adults in their pursuit of education and a successful future in the building industry.

    The evening’s “Dessert Dash” sponsored by Century Insurance Services and Phase II General Contractor is a way for the association to raise funds for the MBA Pierce scholarship program. This year the association raised over a record-breaking $14,000 to go toward the program in 2019. We would like to thank all of our members for their generous contributions and support.

    The Master Builders Association of Pierce County wouldn’t be such a successful and valuable community without the participation, involvement, and sponsorship of its incredible members. At the gala, winning members of the year were presented with awards. Click here to view the photo album


    2018 President's Gala & Member Recognition Awards

    All of the awards are based on membership voting and nominations. Additional criteria is also judged specific to each award, in addition to the level of MBA Pierce involvement for each member. Once the nominees are presented, the Awards Committee reviews each member and selects a winner.

    DESIGN PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
    Nominees:
    Choice Carpentry, Theresa Lewis
    Blue Dolfin Interior, Barb Berntson
    Signature Design & Cabinetry, Leslie Jensen & Shiela Off
    Winner: Signature Design & Cabinetry, Leslie Jensen & Shiela Off

    ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR
    Nominees:
    New Leaf Cabinets & Counters, Shane Beck & Robert Cole
    First American Title & Escrow, Cathi Mahan
    Rosen Supply, Devin Rosen
    Bill Korum Puyallup Nissan, Ciera Lopez
    Keller Williams Realty Tacoma, Mark Johnson
    AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet Corp., Chris Lockhart
    Land Home Financial Services, Carol Pope
    Winner: Bill Korum Puyallup Nissan, Ciera Lopez

    COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
    The Community Service Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a member that has demonstrated passion for the local community through their volunteer efforts with one or more organizations, groups, or causes not directly related to the MBA of Pierce County.
    Nominees:
    AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet Corp., Chris Lockhart
    Phase II General Contractor, Rick Hjelm
    Winner: AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet Corp., Chris Lockhart

    RECRUITER OF THE YEAR
    The Recruiter of the Year Award is based on how many members were recruited in the past 12 months. Nominees also promote MBA Pierce to the industry and community, and encourage doing business with other MBA members.
    Nominees:
    Gary’s VACUFLO, Michael Geisen
    Builder’s Insurance Group, Martin Sippy
    Winner: Builder’s Insurance Group, Martin Sippy

    ROBERT CAMP LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AWARD
    Named after one of MBA Pierce’s significant government affairs leaders, the Robert Camp Legislative Advocacy Award recognizes the contributions of a member who is actively involved in MBA Pierce’s government affairs program and Legislative Strategy Committee.
    Winner: Chuck Sundsmo, Land Use Consulting and Development LLC

    PUBLIC OFFICIALS EXCELLENCE AWARD
    This award recognizes a public or elected official that has a consistent track record of benefitting industry, has been accessible to MBA Pierce members, is a steward of MBA Pierce values, and works to advance the goals of housing attainability while still protecting public interests.
    Winner: Pat McCarthy, Washington State Auditor

    REMODELER OF THE YEAR
    Nominees:
    Reier Construction, Tom Reier
    Wren & Willow, Laureen Skrivan & Cliff Kendall
    York Enterprises, Duke York
    MRF Construction, Mike Fast
    American Dream Design Build, Scott Overby
    Winner: MRF Construction, Mike Fast

    BUILDER OF THE YEAR
    Nominees:
    Zetterburg Homes & Remodeling LLC, Jeff Zetterburg
    Mike Paul Construction, Mike & Cindy Paul
    Soundbuilt Homes, Kurt Wilson
    Wren & Willow, Laureen Skrivan & Cliff Kendall
    Sager Family Homes, Bill Sager Rush Residential, Scott Walker
    Winner: Rush Residential, Scott Walker

    CUSTOM BUILDER OF THE YEAR
    Nominees:
    Wren & Willow, Laureen Skrivan & Cliff Kendall
    Fatboy Construction, Mike Boyle
    Zetterburg Homes & Remodeling LLC, Jeff Zetterburg
    Winner: Wren & Willow, Laureen Skrivan & Cliff Kendall 

    COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    The Company of the Year Award recognizes a company that has multiple employees’ involvement, sponsorships, and/or other efforts to support and promote MBA Pierce.
    Nominees:
    Soundbuilt Homes
    Marketing Desks
    Crescent Lighting
    New Leaf Cabinets & Counters
    Team Me Up Scotty
    Wren & Willow
    Winner: New Leaf Cabinets & Counters

    HALL OF FAME AWARD
    The Hall of Fame is the highest recognition that this association can give a member and is given to those individuals who have gone above and beyond for the industry and the association during the span of their careers. This award was last presented in 2016.
    Winner: Duke York, York Enterprises

    PRESIDENT’S AWARD
    This award is selected by the current MBA Pierce President. This year 2018 MBA Pierce President Cliff Kendall selected a member that has always stepped up to provide support in every way possible to better the association.
    Winner: Carol Pope, Land Home Financial Services

    Congratulations to the 2018 Member Recognition winners and nominees!

    Lastly, we recognized MBA Pierce President Cliff Kendall and welcomed the 2019 MBA Pierce President Gary Patterson. We would like to welcome our 2019 executive officers:

    Immediate Past President: Cliff Kendall, Wren & Willow
    Vice President Secretary: DeAnna Franklin, Franklin Home Team
    Second Vice President: Bonnie Buffington, CW Title & Escrow
    Vice President Treasurer: Scott Walker, Rush Residential


    To see the 2019 board members, click here.

    MBA Pierce would like to thank the evening sponsors for their support.

    Presenting Sponsor: Parr Lumber
    Supporting Sponsors: New Leaf Cabinets & Counters, Bill Korum’s Puyallup Nissan
    Awards Sponsors: Approach Management Services, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
    Appetizer Sponsor: Rainier View Plumbing and Rooter
    Beverage Sponsors: Rainier View Plumbing and Rooter, Soundbuilt Homes, Sager Family Homes/Franklin Home Team
    Dessert Dash Sponsors: Century Insurance Services LLC, Phase II General Contractor
    Photography Sponsor: York Enterprises
    Media Sponsor: Rush Residential
    Centerpiece/Decor Sponsors: Buffington Homes and Communities, CW Title & Escrow, AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet
    Friend of the Gala Sponsor: Land Home Financial ServicesBIAW

    We would like to again thank all of our members for another excellent year! We are looking forward to an even brighter year for MBA Pierce County in 2019.

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