2021 Member Recognition Award Winners Announced

Dec 13, 2021

Master Builders Pierce County held its annual President’s Gala and Member Recognition Awards on Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at Marriott Tacoma Downtown. Presented by Parr Lumber, this is a special event for Master Builders Association of Pierce County. Not only does the event celebrate the installation of 2022 Board of Directors 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 Master Builders President Corey Watson of JK Monarch, and welcome the incoming President Dan Garber of Redline Services Group.

During the event we welcomed one of this year’s Master Builders Pierce County scholarship winners to share her goals and experiences. Scholarship winner Elena Lizarazo delivered an incredible speech. She is currently attending Pierce College and studying construction management.  We enjoyed hearing how the Master Builders Association of Pierce County is able to support students in their pursuit of education and a successful future in the building industry.

The evening’s “Dessert Dash” sponsored by AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet Corp. and Phase II General Contractor is a way for the association to raise funds for our program’s that support students pursuing a future in the industry. This year the association raised over $18,000 to go toward the program in 2022. 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. > View Photo Album

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 Master Builders Pierce County 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:
Cristina Gotti, Contract Furnishings Mart
Winner: Cristina Gotti, Contract Furnishings Mart

ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Scott Kaul, AHBL
Kristi Brady, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber
Jim Ehlers, Parr Lumber
Cathi Mahan, First American Title
Linn Larsen, Linn Larsen LLC
Jim Schumacher, Roof Truss Supply
Winner: Kristi Brady, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

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 Master Builders Pierce County.
Nominees:
Cathi Mahan, First American Title
Amy Hoyte, Rebuilding Together South Sound
Todd Rickabaugh, RPD
Bonnie Buffington, CW Title & Escrow
Winner: Todd Rickabaugh, RPD

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 Master Builders Pierce County to the industry and community, and encourage doing business with other members.
Winner: Sue Elkin, Metropolitan Development Council

ROBERT CAMP LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AWARD
Named after one of Master Builders Pierce County’s significant government affairs leaders, the Robert Camp Legislative Advocacy Award recognizes the contributions of a member who is actively involved in the government affairs program and Legislative Strategy Committee.
Winner: Evan Mann, Soundbuilt Homes

REMODELER OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Ryan & Ken Jewell, Kingdom Builders
Linda Jadwin, Kitchen Tune Up
Ryan Bittenbender, Cornerstone Specialties
Laureen Skrivan & Cliff Kendall, Wren & Willow
Winner: Ryan Bittenbender, Cornerstone Specialties

BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Corey Watson, JK Monarch
Scott Walker, Rush Residential
Todd Rickabaugh, RPD
Winner: Corey Watson, JK Monarch

CUSTOM BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Laureen Skrivan & Cliff Kendall, Wren & Willow
Kent Arola, Wind River Homes
Matt Lewis, Garrette Custom Homes
Winner: Laureen Skrivan & Cliff Kendall, Wren & Willow

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 Master Builders Pierce County.
Nominees:
Contract Furnishings Mart
AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet Corp.
Soundbuilt Homes
Winner: Soundbuilt Homes – Evan Mann & Kurt Wilson

PRESIDENT’S AWARD
This award is selected by the current Master Builders Pierce County President – 2021 President Corey Watson selected two recipients that have always stepped up to provide support in every way possible to better the association.
Winners:
Jessie Gamble, Senior Director of Gov. Affairs at Master Builders Pierce County
Chris Lockhart, AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet Corp.

 

Congratulations to the 2021 Member Recognition winners and nominees!

We are looking forward to 2022!