Two local builders win statewide awards

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.

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