Immediate past OSHBA president Todd Booze was recognized as the 2014 OSHBA "Builder of the Year" during annual installation festivities in Tulsa in early January.
Mark Priess was selected by his peers as the 2014 OSHBA "Associate of the Year."
Oklahoma Builder of the Year Todd Booze, right, gives Associate of the Year Mark Priess a hug. Booze is outgoing president of the state association and was honored for his initiation and work with six statewide Building Summits. Priess has been active in the Greater Tulsa association eight years, serving on its board, councils and has been Associate of the Year locally.
Selected by his peers, Booze was recognized, not for his work as President, which was noteworthy, but more for his role as leader of the Oklahoma Building Summit, completing its sixth year this last year.
The Summit has increased in attendance and prominence since Booze initiated the idea when chairman of the Green Building Council. It is the premiere education event for Oklahoma builders.
Priess was recognized for his continual presence and participation in many of the activities of the association. He has been recognized for all his work in the HBA of Greater Tulsa. He continued that level of activity and excellence as he participated in the state association's projects. His level of commitment and passion for the industry is contagious.
More than half of the attendees at the recent state banquet were of Tulsa, among them longtime home builders and state leaders, from left, Charles Gilmore, Greater Tulsa Executive Vice President/CEO Paul Kane; Associates Dave Sanders and Mark Priess, and longtime builder Howard Kelsey.