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2020 Award Winners
Each year NIBCA Board Members nominate for Company, Builder, and Associate of the year based upon their involvement with NIBCA, IBCA, NAHB, and the community.
2020 was a tough year to actively participate. However, these nominees managed to do some remarkable outreach and community support. Nominees are those from the membership who made significant contributions to the community of time, money, and other activities which add to the welfare of the entire community. They are active in NIBCA at many levels including chairmanship of a committee, membership involvement, recruitment, and other positions of leadership.
Company of the Year Nominees
- Selkirk Homes
- Hayden Homes
- Aspen Homes and Development LLC
- Idaho Central Credit Union
- Pioneer Title Company
- Windermere CDA Realty
- Monarch Custom Homes
The 2020 Company of the year is – First Interstate Bank
In 2020 First Interstate Bank (FIB) continued to encourage participation with NIBCA as much as possible, financially or by being supportive of participation and volunteerism at NIBCA events and fundraisers (as was appropriate). FIB continued to be a Gold Sponsor for the organization and the Sign Sponsor for the Parade of Homes. FIB has allowed multiple employees to participate regularly in the NIBCA functions, committees, and councils. Angela Erickson participates on the Board, Past President’s Council, NIB-PAC, Associates Council and was awarded Life Director in 2020. Several FIB employees participate in PWB and several FIB employees participate regularly in the JT Gov Affairs monthly meeting. FIB makes it a point to participate in all major fundraisers conducted by NIBCA, either sponsorships, participation, or volunteers, often all three. One of the pillars of the FIB culture is to give back to the community. FIB enthusiastically encourages participation of employees in industry groups, service groups, non-profits, Chamber of Commerce, etc. As Ambassadors for the bank in our various communities, it is the employees who draw attention to the specific needs of our communities. In 2020, In our 6 State footprint we donated $5,000,000 to non-profits, serving 965, of which 66% of them tackled poverty. In the last 11 years they have contributed $36,300,000 and 143,000 volunteer hours to our communities. In 2020 they donated over $1MM for COVID relief and facilitated nearly 12,000 PPP loans. In Kootenai County alone in 2020, they funded over 20 grants putting $120,000 back into the community non-profits that focused on children & families, food needs, seniors, and veterans. They donated to 6 local non-profits for Coats N More, donating over $5000. At their single bank volunteer day in Kootenai County, they closed the branches at noon and donated 209 volunteers’ hours to 8 local non-profits. FIB allowed Angela Erickson to continue to participate at the IBCA as a Board Member, attend all board meetings and help on several selective task forces, working through the unbalanced financials of the association, for example. Angela is one of the two reps for the NIBCA of the Legal Defense Fund Closed Council. Angela was awarded State Life Director in 2020. FIB continues to be supportive of Angela’s participation at the National Level. FIB has committed to allowing and financing Angela to participate annually in the IBS/International Builder Show for a full week to participate in committee work, attend caucus and hone national contacts for the good of the industry in Kootenai County. Congratulations to First Interstate Bank NIBCA’s 2020 Company of the Year!
Associate of the Year Nominees
- Pat Jennings, Interstate Concrete and Asphalt
- Tina Thompson – Realtor
The 2020 Associate of the Year is Jake Yates – STCU
Jake is the 2021 Associate Vice President of the North Idaho Building Contractors Association. He served as Parade of Homes Chair for the past 2 years and continues to be a valuable committee member. In addition, he serves on the Membership and Young Professional Committees. In his spare time, he volunteers countless hours for Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. STCU was nominated for the Business Excellence Award for the support they gave to the community in 2020 during the pandemic by doubling the annual dues throughout the community including to the local Chambers in CDA, Hayden, Post Falls and Rathdrum. A Northwest native, Jake loves backpacking, camping, and boating with his wife and three children, and a nice round of golf. Congratulations to Jake Yates with STCU 2020 Associate of the Year!
Builder of the year Nominees
- Architerra Homes
- North Ridge Homes
The 2020 Builder of the Year is Scot Haug- Selkirk Construction
Selkirk Construction is a full – service custom home builder. Family- owned and operated for two generations. They have become highly recognized in the area as a reliable home contractor that delivers outstanding results every itme. As a past Parade of Homes Peoples Choice award winning builder, Selkirk construction is driven by the pursuit of excellence and making your dream home become your reality. No Matter how big or small the project, they take pride in every home they create. Selkirk Construction is very involved in the Community and has a pattern of giving back. One, of many, examples is the home they are building, in partnership with their trade partners, for the deputy who’s home was recently destroyed in a wild fire. Selkirk Construction has had several staff members involved in the North Idaho Builders Contractors Assocation, including their CFO Scot Haug serving as the 2020 President of the organization. Congratulations to Scot Haug – Selkirk Construction- Builder of the Year!