Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association announces Award Winners

Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association announces Award Winners

On December 7, 2019, the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association Awards Committee announced the following winners of the annual builder, sub-contractor, associate and member of the year award

Builder of the Year was awarded to Ron Oskey, President of Harbor Home Builders. Ron specializes in new residential homes and builds new homes in Charlotte County and North Port. He is one of the top builders in the city of Punta Gorda. Harbor Home Builders has been in the SWFL Parade of Homes each year and has been very supportive of the CDBIA.

The Young Building Professionals awarded was presented to Elizabeth Lombardo, The Firm Advertising Agency. Elizabeth joined the CDBIA this year and has chaired the CDBIA’s Homes for the Holidays- Babcock Ranch Parade of Homes, a new event created this year. Elizabeth has also sponsored new members and supported many of the CDBIA events.

Sub-Contractor of the Year was awarded to Gregory & Krystal Allen, Patriot Plumbing Corporation. Gregory first joined the CDBIA back in 2005 and has been the plumbing contractor for many large projects in Charlotte County. This year Krystal chaired the CDBIA’s Young Building Professional group which has been able to help give a voice to the next generation of contractors in our community.

Associate of the Year was awarded to Harbor Nissan. Kelley Baxter and Lee Titchworth have helped many of the CDBIA members save up to $7,000 on vehicles through an association discount. They have shared the value of being a part of our association. This past year, Harbor Nissan also helped our CDBIA family retaining members and gave the keys to a 2019 Nissan Murano to a new member who renewed their membership. To date, Harbor Nissan has saved CDBIA members over $500,000 with the purchase of vehicles.

The Member of the Year award was presented to Benny Mills, Top Quality Remodeling. Benny is a dedicated member of the CDBIA, stepping up where needed. He has chaired the Sporting Clay Classic and the MSBIA v CDBIA Gulf Coast Shootout making these events larger than year’s past. Benny joined the CDBIA board and has been an asset to our association.

Blair McVety, Coastal Marine Supply was awarded the President’s Award by 2019 CDBIA President Zac Extejt, Charlotte County Seawalls.

Top Spike was presented to Bob Miller (Boyette & Miller Construction and Development). Bob earned 66.5 Spike Points

Total Recon Cleaning Services was the proud recipients of the CDBIA Circle of Excellence award presented to one CDBIA associate member for doing a high percentage of business with CDBIA members and utilizing the benefits of their membership from Charlotte– DeSoto Building Industry Association, Florida Home Builders Association and National Association of Home Builders and sharing information about the CDBIA on social media.

In memory of one of the leaders of the CDBIA, the E. Jay Carlson Award was presented this year to Odette Embury, Drummond Mortgage. Jay Carlson dedicated his life to the building industry. He was a leader who gave us a strong foundation. His legacy will continue on with future leaders in the industry. That is The Carlson Way. Odette joined the CDBIA over 30 years ago and has stepped up to lead whenever she was needed. Odette currently serves on the FHBA Associate/Trades Council and took on the leadership position of being the chair of the SWFL Parade of Homes. Each meeting she can be seen in the CDBIA spirit shop, raising funds for the Spike Club, and always supporting each event.

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