Summit County Builders Association Recognizes Members
The Summit County Builders Association presented Builder and Associate of the Year Awards at their Annual Holiday Party. The Associate of the Year was presented to Karen Wray from the Summit Daily News. Wray has been active in SCBA for a number of years. She has volunteered countless hours to the association, participated on the Home & Garden Show committee, public relations efforts and the Parade of Homes. The Builder of the Year Award was bestowed upon Michael Rath from Trilogy Partners. Mr. Rath is a member of the Board of Directors, Government Affairs Chair, and Parade of Homes committee member. He continues to be a visionary and exhibit out-of-the-box thinking. It was his inspiration for the Corporate Matching Sponsorship Program during the parade, which his company participated. This sponsorship raised an additional $8,000 for The Summit Foundation. The 2008 Board of Directors was introduced during the evening’s festivities. The directors are: Randy Barrientez, RJB Development; Craig Campbell, J & E Development; Tom Eble, Cabernet Construction; Kim Fancher, Kim Fancher Design; Verne Hedges, Past President, Hedges Mountain Homes, LLC; Clark Johnson, Apex Mountain Homes; Merle Klocke, Alpine Bank; David Koons, President, Kodiak Enterprises; Seppi Monroe, Summit Stone Works; ; Mary Patrick Moorefield, Treasurer, Bank of the West; Mark Nunn, Edward Jones; Michael Rath, Trilogy Partners; Andrew Webster, McCrerey Fine Homes and Brian Wray, Mountain Log Homes.SCBA President David Koons spoke about the successes, business challenges and membership growth during 2007. He commented about being better builders through education, and defending our industry and the jobs it supports. He noted the continued scholarship support to Erick Becerril, a local Summit High School graduate, whom is studying Construction Management at Front Range Community College. President Koons also encouraged members to become active in the good deeds and the work of the association.A report to members, SCBA Vice President Clark Johnson said over $76,000 had been raised in 2007 in charitable efforts. This did not include the proceeds from the evening’s silent auction. The evening culminated with a silent auction of donated items by members to raise funds for the SCBA Steve Kertscher Memorial Scholarship Fund. The auction and donations raised exceeded $6,800.
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