The Building Industry Association of Washington recognized leaders from two Whatcom County companies at its annual awards ceremony on Nov. 5.
Roger Almskaar, of Almskaar Land Use & Consulting, took home the Associate of the Year award. Almskaar is a land use consultant based in Bellingham. He mainly works on short plats, zoning and environmental issues.
Monty Smith, owner and president of M.C. Smith Construction, won the Co-Builder of the Year award. Smith has held been a member of the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County (BIAWC) since 1993 and has held several leadership positions with the organization, including BIAWC president from 2006-2007.