Valerie Ohman, Interior Solutions Design and Remodeling,
Since 1983 CMBA has reserved a special month for CMBA builders
to show their appreciation to CMBA associates, whose continued support
and commitment strengthen the building industry.
The CMBA builders on the board have chosen Valerie Ohman, Interior
Solutions Design and Remodeling, LLC as the outstanding 2009 Associate
of the Year.
We honor Valerie Ohman, an accomplished professional, dedicated
to the success of CMBA, proven to be fun and generous with her time
and many talents.
Thanks to her sponsor Mike Gohman, W. Gohman Construction who brought
Valerie to a membership meeting. There she recognized a value connecting
her business with the other professional CMBA members. She became
not only a CMBA member but also a member of the Remodelers Council,
and holds a leadership role on the Remodelers Board.
Valerie joined the members who formed the Green Build committee
to educate members and consumers all about building green and living
green; she brought up the issue of “green washing.”
Valerie was part of the panel of experts, presenting information
and answering questions at area community education classes and
the HomeShow. She attended the National Green Building Conference
in New Orleans and brought back a considerable amount of information
to share with the committee. She is the 2009 Green Build Chair.
Following that path, Valerie fit right in with the Education Committee
that develops educational programs for the CMBA.
Next, she offered to lend her creative talent to the Special Events
Committee. If you have attended recent Holiday parties, picnics
or membership meetings, you have seen firsthand Valerie’s
decorating. Valerie served as Chair of this committee in 2008.
Of course Valerie, like the other CMBA stars who shine almost as
brightly, cannot succeed without several team members. Valerie by
her own admission has had a hard time saying no; and so she shares
ideas, travels, decorates, leads, collaborates and even shops to
move projects forward. She has seen a need and with zest and zeal
comes through for CMBA.
It is said that success is a journey, not a destination.
On this leg of our journey we say “Thank You” to all
CMBA Associate stars who light our way.
CMBA Associates of the Year
1983 Chip Hansen, Weather Shield Windows
1984 Chip Hansen, Weather Shield Windows
1985 Erv Austing, Tony's Lifetime Exteriors
1986 Roger Bechtold, Overhead Door Co.
1987 Linus Koopmeiners, Gran-A-Stone Co. (Brock White Co.)
1988 Duane Ott, Ott's Top Shop
1989 Dayle Tenney, Mathew Hall Lumber
1990 Dennis Ehlert, Simonson Lumber
1991 David Meyers, Rinke Noonan
1992 Don Rothstein, Sears Contract Sales
1993 Dennis Ehlert, Gran-A-Stone Co. (Brock White Co.)
1994 Richard Hobbs, Simonson Lumber
1995 John Pederson, Amcon Block & Precast
1996 Roger Neils, Hoolihan & Neils (Neils, Franz & Chirhart,
1997 Mark Bragelman, Liberty Savings Bank
1998 Dave Olson, Windows Direct
1999 Doris Elverud, Charter Media
2000 Alan Johnson, Bauerly Bros.
2001 John Hall, Mathew Hall Lumber
2002 Dave Olson, Thermo-Tech Windows
2003 Mark Bragelman, Liberty Savings Bank
2004 Doris Elverud, Leighton Broadcasting
2005 Scott Koopmeiners, Brock White Company LLC
2006 Doris Elverud,
2007 Holly Ruether,
Mathew Hall Lumber
Ostrowski, K. Johnson Const., Inc.