1. Wilson Electric employees and their family members will be traveling to Houston and partnering with a local organization to help them with the cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Awards and Accolades
2. For the 10th year in a row, the Town of Oro Valley Procurement Division has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute.
3. Three community leaders were elected to the Board of Directors of the University of Arizona’s Campus Research Corporation. They are: Jan Lesher, Chief Deputy Administrator, Pima County; Tom McGovern, Principal Emeritus/Consultant, Psomas; and Duff Hearon, President and Owner of Ashland Group.
4. Phoenix Business Journal has published its list of Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokers. The top three are: CBRE: 128 licensed commercial brokers; Cushman & Wakefield: 120; and Colliers International: 61.
5. Phoenix Business Journal has released its list of Largest Phoenix-area Title Companies based on the number of 2016 Maricopa County insurable transactions, less seconds. The top 3 firms are: Security Title Agency Inc.: 14,665; Great American Title Agency Inc.: 14,300; and Empire West Title Agency LLC: 14,300.
6. Scottsdale Coalition of Today & Tomorrow, or SCOTT, recently held its official launch party. The nonprofit’s goal is to provide a positive and proactive voice for Scottsdale and the challenges it confronts by creating a platform that promotes greater understanding and engagement.
7. Family-owned and operated Enriquez Roofing Products has opened in Eloy. The CEO is Ramon Lopez, along with his wife, Yesenia Lopez. Their son Jesus Lopez, 18, is the sales representative.
8.(np) An in-depth initiative that Harvard Investments developed in partnership with East Valley Institute of Technology, Cadence Builds enabled 100 high school students to learn about the development of its master-planned community Cadence at Gateway and then apply what they learned through internships and jobs with Arizona’s premier firms.
9. The Walsh Group has announced that Roy Epps has been promoted to Senior VP of Water and Wastewater and will oversee its Water Division. Epps will provide leadership across all projects by consulting with owners, monitoring project progress, supervising and reviewing operations.
10. hardison/downey has recently added new Project Superintendents Mick Marden and Benjamin Prunean, Assistant Superintendent Chris Krahmer, and Project Engineer Sean Randall.