Winners Announced for 2020 Member Recognition Awards

Dec 10, 2020

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. Rather than presenting our Member Recognition Awards at our annual President’s Gala, the Board of Directors were able to announce and celebrate 2020 winners during their virtual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8th.

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 Association of 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:
Contract Furnishings Mart, Cristina Gotti
Olympic Landscape, John Sullivan
Phase II General Contractor, Tara Waits

Winner: Contract Furnishings Mart, Cristina Gotti

ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR

Nominees:
Contract Furnishings Mart, Cristina Gotti
Rush Residential, Scott Walker
Copy Wrights Printing, Mailing, Signs –  Mark Coleman
Flagstar Bank Home Lending, Tram Bowen
Tacoma-Pierce Chamber, Kristi Brady
Bill Korum’s Puyallup Nissan, Ciera Lopez
Soundbuilt Homes, Kurt Wilson
Larson & Associates, Grant Middleton

Winner: Flagstar Bank Home Lending, Tram Bowen

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:
Olympic Landscape, John Sullivan
Team Me Up Scotty, Scotty Wilson
Copy Wrights Printing, Mailing, Signs – Mark Coleman

Winner: Copy Wrights Printing, Mailing, Signs – Mark Coleman

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 Association of Pierce County to the industry and community, and encourage doing business with other MBA members.
Winner: Susie Nelson, Century Insurance Services

ROBERT CAMP LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY AWARD

Named after one of Master Builders Association of Pierce County’s significant government affairs leaders, the Robert Camp Legislative Advocacy Award recognizes the contributions of a member who is actively involved in Master Builders Association of Pierce County’s government affairs program and Legislative Strategy Committee.
Winner: Jessie Gamble, Government Affairs Director of Master Builders Association of Pierce County

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 Master Builders Association of Pierce County members, is a steward of Master Builders Association of Pierce County values, and works to advance the goals of housing attainability while still protecting public interests.
Winner: Dean Johnson, City of Puyallup

REMODELER OF THE YEAR

Nominees:
R4 Construction, Steven Rork
Projects Unlimited Inc, Loris Candiloro
Kingdom Builders Construction, Ryan and Ken Jewell
Mike Schwartz Construction, Mike Schwartz
Soundbuilt Homes, Kurt Wilson
Wren & Willow, Cliff Kendall and Laureen Skrivan

Winner: Wren & Willow, Cliff Kendall & Laureen Skrivan

BUILDER OF THE YEAR

Nominees:
JK Monarch, Corey Watson
Rush Residential, Scott Walker
Soundbuilt Homes, Kurt Wilson

Winner: JK Monarch, Corey Watson

CUSTOM BUILDER OF THE YEAR

Nominees:
Rush Residential, Scott Walker
Kingdom Builders, Ryan and Ken Jewell
Soundbuilt Homes, Kurt WIlson
Mike Schwartz Construction, Mike Schwartz
Garrette Custom Homes, Matt Lewis

Winner: Garrette Custom Homes, Matt Lewis

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 Association of Pierce County.
Nominees:
Rush Residential
Contract Furnishings Mart
AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet Corp. 
Albert Lee Appliances
Parr Lumber
Soundbuilt Homes
Flagstar Bank Home Lending
Newland

Winner: Rush Residential

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

This award is selected by the current Master Builders Association of Pierce County President. This year 2020 Master Builders Association of Pierce County President Scott Walker selected a member that has always stepped up to provide support in every way possible to better the association.
Winner: Evan Mann, Soundbuilt Homes

HALL OF FAME

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.

2020 Hall of Fame goes to: 
Rick Hjelm, Phase II General Contractor

Congratulations to the 2020 Member Recognition winners and nominees!