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Dennis Spidel presented housing award

Indiana Builders Association’s 2013 President Greg Furnish presented Dennis Spidel with the IBA’s highest housing award, the John C. Hart Sr. Presidential Award.  The presentation was made at the December IBA Board of Directors meeting. 

This year’s recipient has been in the construction industry and association for over 30 years.  He is a remodeler, builder, and associate member, owning Dennis Spidel Construction and Lakeshore Design Center based in Angola, IN.  He is a member of the Builders Association of Northeast Indiana.

He is a past state president of the IBA and a Life Director.  He serves as a National Director on the NAHB Board of Directors.

President Furnish recognized and thanked Spidel for implementing and participating in the IBA Home Energy Conservation Program which provided greatly needed work for members during the recent economic downturn.  Many members claim their participation in this program allowed them to keep their doors open and their workers employed over the past four years.

The John C. Hart Sr. Presidential Award is named after a legend and it stands for the highest degree of long-range commitment and dedication in service to this industry.  Hart, Sr. served as the only IBA member to serve as president of the National Association of Home Builders.  He served Indiana as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the early 1970’s.

The Indiana Builders Association is a statewide trade organization representing Indiana’s home building, remodeling and light commercial construction industry.