1. On Friday, Feb. 24, the Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) appointed Ken Kortman of Kortman Electric as the organization’s 2017 president, inducted Rob Caylor of Caylor Construction as the 29th life director and swore in the 2017 board. A complete list of board members and officers is available here.
2. Investment Property Associates (IPA) has earned top honors with all six of its apartment communities in its portfolio – four in Arizona and two in Michigan – ranking in the top 1 percent for online reputation among 63,000 communities across the nation. The Online Reputation Assessment© (ORA) Power Rankings, recently announced, is conducted annually by Multifamily Executive.
3. Eric Hedlund, senior VP and Texas district manager for Sundt Construction, was named to the Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment Hall of Fame on Feb. 3.
4. David Wilson, Robert Lundstedt and Chris Rodgers of Daum Commercial Real Estate Services of Phoenix have been named top producers for 2016.
5. CalPortland – Arizona received the VESP (Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program) award for the second time. ADEQ’s (Arizona Department of Environmental Quality) VESP program recognized the voluntary efforts of CalPortland for contributing to enhancing and protecting our communities’ health and environment. CalPortland received the Gold VESP award for the Coolidge and Rio Rico Ready Mix Plants and Aggregate sites.
6.(PPL MB Finnerty, PPL Teri Collins, PPL Scott Smith; Valley Metro) Transportation industry professionals gathered recently for the 17th Annual WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Scholarships and Awards Ceremony. Valley Metro was honored with receiving the following awards: Innovative Transportation Solutions for the Valley Metro Rail Public Art Program, led by MB Finnerty, Public Arts Program Administrator; Woman of the Year to Teri Collins, Bus Services Program Supervisor. Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith received recognition for the agency’s support of initiatives to advance women in transportation in 2016.
7. Withey Moris has promoted Adam Baugh from Partner to Owner. Baugh joined Withey Morris in 2007 as an associate attorney. His specialties include working with cities and neighborhoods on behalf of development clients to obtain zoning and land use entitlements, business approvals and liquor licenses.
8. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently hired Joe Brotherton as vice president of business development for the company’s national Renewable Energy team, based in Phoenix.
9. Insignia Commercial Real Estate has become the first Phoenix affiliate for Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates. The current Insignia team numbers seven brokers and support personnel with plans to grow to 15 to 20 brokers within the next 12 to 15 months. Neil Sherman, managing director, noted that the firm plans to add a property management platform and a capital markets group over the next year as well.
10. Arizona-based engineering firm Taylor RyMar Corporation (TRC) has merged with nationally recognized MEP firm KJWW and civil firm TTG Engineers, both located in Phoenix. The three firms are now operating under their corporate name, IMEG.
11. Paul Johnson Drywall, a locally-owned specialty contractor, finished 2016 with a stellar safety record of 1,170,702 work hours with zero away from work days.