BIA of Greater Louisville Recognizes Members With Prestigious Awards

The Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville honored five deserving members last month for outstanding achievements in 2013. The following awards were given for outstanding efforts in the building industry at an awards dinner at the Olmsted. The winners were:

Howard C. Reeves Memorial Award for Excellence in Membership
Leo Thieneman Jr.,
Leo Thieneman & Sons LLC

Leo was recognized as an outstanding membership recruiter who has emerged in a short amount of time. His peers congratulated him on his 18 month spike in membership credits and his commitment to growing the organization.

Remodeler of the Year Award
Bill Bruenderman
Bruenderman Construction & Remodeling

In honor of the dedication, craftsmanship, and involvement with the Remodeler’s Counsel, the late Bill Bruenderman was awarded the Remodeler of the Year. His peers thanked him for setting the standards in the remodeling industry and teaching many to pursue their work with quality and integrity. Bill’s son Dane accepted the award in honor of his father.

John W. Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award
Joe Pusateri
Elite Homes

Joe was honored for his leadership role in the association and in the community. His peers commented in a congratulatory video that there was nobody more deserving than Joe to receive this award. As an association member since 1978, his involvement with the orchestra, Extreme Home Makeover, and his efforts with the association make Joe a very credible recipient.

Associate of the Year Award
Dale Hellmann
Prudential Heating & Cooling

As a consistent figure at the association committee and board meetings, Dale was recognized for his involvement and high retention rates on the activation and retention committee and his admirable leadership.

General Elmus S. Ussery
Builder of the Year Award
Rob Eberenz, Jr.

After more than 30 years in the industry, Rob has proven his skills and talents in the industry and has developed an extensive resume. He was recognized by his peers as a builder with outstanding skills and proven quality homes, especially his most recent homes in the Homerama showcase at Locust Creek. His dad, Rob Eberenz Sr., congratulated his son for proving his skills and producing quality homes.

These awards are considered by the BIA as the most prestigious awards given out. The association is looking forward to another year of growth and outstanding achievement for 2014.


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