PRESS RELEASE: HALL OF FAME INDUCTS TANNA ST. MARIE, BUILDING EXCELLENCE AWARDS PRESENTED

Tanna St Marie 2016 web(SPOKANE, Wash.) – The Spokane Home Builders Association congratulates Tanna St. Marie who was inducted into the Builder’s Hall of Fame Friday, November 4, 2016. The inaugural Building Excellence Awards were held at the same event, and builders were recognized for exemplary projects in multiple award categories.

St. Marie is the Designated Escrow Officer and Chief Executive Officer at Prime Closing, LLC., a full service real estate closing company serving Washington state since 1998. She was honored for her positive impact on the building industry and the Association.

St. Marie has served on multiple committees with both the SHBA and the Spokane Association of Realtors, serving as chair for many. She was an SHBA board member for eight years, and also served as a board member for the Building Industry Association of Washington, SHBA’s statewide organization. St. Marie has also done volunteer work for Wishing Star Foundation and served on their board for seven years. During that time, she led numerous SHBA events that raised over $98,000 for the Foundation.

St. Marie was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Brad Spears, an SHBA Past President. Congratulations, Tanna! The SHBA is thrilled to recognize your amazing work!

Building Excellence Awards

The SHBA is proud to announce the winners from the inaugural Building Excellence Awards. Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts and scored in the categories of aesthetics, special or unique design solutions, quality workmanship, use of appropriate building materials, budgetary consideration, and challenges and/or obstacles.

Congratulations to the following Building Excellence Award Winners!

Category: New Construction Homes $300,000-$500,000 (tie)

Builder: Condron Homes

Architect/Designer: Gallery 12 Designs

Project: Reis Residence

 

Builder: Morse Western Homes

Architect/Designer: Molly Scott

Project: Basalt Ridge Residence

 

Category: New Construction Homes over $700,000

Builder: Paras Homes

Architect/Designer: Advanced Building Design, Curt Schimanski

Project: Floyd Custom

 

Category: New Construction Multifamily Project

Builder: Douglass Properties

Project: StoneHorse at Wandermere

 

Category: Miscellaneous (Outbuilding, garage, shop, tiny home, get-away room, etc.)

Builder: C&S Construction of Spokane

Project: Layton “Dream Building”

 

Category: Kitchen Remodels over $40,000

Builder: Arrow Kitchen & Bath

Architect/Designer: CrafteD Kitchen Design

Project: Peterson Kitchen Remodel

 

Category: Bathroom Remodels over $25,000

Builder: Arrow Kitchen & Bath

Architect/Designer: CrafteD Kitchen Design

Project: Lauder Master Suite Remodel

 

The evening’s auctions and donations raised $2,160 for the Kim Momb Scholarship Fund for young people in our area who are seeking careers in the construction industry. These contributions have the potential to pay for an entire year’s tuition for two apprentices, or help cover students’ expenses in other programs. Thank you to those who purchased auction items, and to those who donated!

In 1985, the Spokane Home Builders Association originally established the “HBA Auxiliary Scholarship Fund” to honor the children of SHBA members who excelled academically, as well as demonstrated strong leadership skills and service to their community. In 1986, the scholarship fund was renamed the “Kim Momb Scholarship Fund” in memory of Kim Momb, the son of Lyle and Joyce Momb. Kim was an avid mountain climber and skier, who perished in an avalanche. The Spokane Home Builders Association is honored to continue this longtime tribute to Kim Momb, and was pleased to have Joyce Momb present at the event.

Special thanks to Spokane City Council Member, Mike Fagan, who served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening! The SHBA would also like to thank the evening’s Signature Sponsor, Parr Lumber and Beverage Sponsor, Windermere Real Estate.

The Spokane Home Builders Association is the premier voice of the building industry of the Inland Northwest and champion of homeownership and quality community development. Please visit www.SHBA.com for additional information regarding membership, benefits, and programs.

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