The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead announces Dave Anderson, Dave Anderson Construction, as the recipient of its 2012 Builder of the Year award, and Sylvia Lunski as the recipient of its 2012 Associate of the Year award. These awards are presented each fall to recognize one outstanding Builder and Associate member for effort and work expended in the interest of his or her fellow members, Association and community. As a recipient of the Fargo-Moorhead Associate of the Year award, Anderson and Lunski will be included in a state-wide competition judged by the North Dakota Association of Builders. Winners will be announced at NDAB’s annual meeting in November in Fargo.
More about Anderson…
Owner of Dave Anderson Construction, Anderson became involved with the HBA of F-M after volunteering for its first handicap accessibility ramp build in 1997. Anderson served as HBA president in 2005 and received the HBA’s Builder of the Year award in 2002. This year, he serves as Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation president, and has been active on that board since 2008.
Anderson was integral in the Home Builders Care Build for Habitat that was completed in September, both in planning the project and working on the jobsite. He holds the Certified Green Professional designation, serves on the Education Committee, volunteers for the Herdina Academy for the Construction Trades, helps with the Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo, and serves on the HBC Scholarship Committee and Remodelers Council.
HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson says, “Dave is a caring person who became involved with the HBA to help the community, give back and learn more about his building industry peers. He is always there to help, hands-on, with the various community construction projects we coordinate. Over the years, he has also taken on many leadership roles in the highest offices of the HBA and HBC. His involvement with events and opportunities to attract youth to the building industry is second-to-none. His patience and willingness to work with students as they find their career path is refreshing to see.”
Besides being active in the HBA of F-M, Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife, Lenay, and their grown children Josh (wife Lisa), Marissa (husband Adam) and their grandchildren Aaron and Hugo. He is active with Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together.
More about Lunski…
Lunski owns Design Direction, Inc., which has been a member since 2006, though Lunski has been involved with the HBA for over 15 years through other employers. She serves on the HBA board of directors as associate vice president. She has been active with the Remodelers Council for six years and regularly helps with community service projects. Within the past few years, Lunski has become engaged in the HBA’s legislative efforts and is a Century Club contributor to the North Dakota Association of Builders political action committee (NDAB-PAC). Lunski supports the HBA of F-M’s charity, Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation, is an advocate for membership growth through the Spike Club and exhibits in the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show and the Fall Home Show. She was also nominated for Associate of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
HBA Executive Vice President Bryce Johnson says, “Sylvia continually impresses members and staff with sincerity, and dedication to the HBA’s core mission of advocacy and being a voice for the building industry. She is willing to work behind-the-scenes to make things happen and her heartfelt commitment to her fellow members and our mission is amazing.”
Away from the HBA, Lunski enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and their grown children Sarah (husband Tony), Jason and Ryan. She is a member of the FMAM Rotary Club, volunteers at Sts. Anne and Joachim Church, is a member of the North Dakota Interior Designers and served as a house captain for Rebuilding Together.
The HBA of F-M is a non-profit trade association of just under 800 members that has been in existence since 1956. Its mission is to provide quality services, benefits and education to members and the community while representing the collective interests of the home building industry. The North Dakota Association of Builders is made up of six local associations across the state with nearly 2,000 members, and is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders. NAHB is a building trade association based in Washington, D.C., with over 140,000 members nationwide.