Winners announced for Master Builders Association of Pierce County 2018 Member Recognition Awards

Dec 21, 2018

Master Builders Association of Pierce County 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 Master Builders Association of Pierce County 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 Master Builders Association of Pierce County 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

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:
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 Master Builders Association of Pierce County 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 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: 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 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: 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 Master Builders Association of Pierce County.
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 Master Builders Association of Pierce County President. This year 2018 Master Builders Association of Pierce County 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 Master Builders Association of Pierce County President Cliff Kendall and welcomed the 2019 Master Builders Association of Pierce County 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.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County 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 Master Builders Association of Pierce County County in 2019.