CTA’s First Annual Integrity & Client Service Awards
What is the right thing to do? What is best for our client? Answering these two questions with honesty and integrity are the bedrock of Gene Kolstad’s career. Gene explained his perspective: the techniques, strategies, and technologies of our industry may change dramatically, but it’s the core values of CTA that are the foundation of our success. Doing business by the Golden Rule is why CTA is respected and recognized as an example to others in our professions.
With family, friends, clients and colleagues looking on, Gene was presented CTA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Integrity and Client Service. Geno is an example by doing in demonstrating uncompromising honesty with selfless humility and caring for others. As a memento, Geno received a trophy hand-crafted by Butch Bailey, Master Mason.
Geno’s way of going about work and life exemplify doing business by the Golden Rule. CTA’s Integrity & Client Service Award was created to raise awareness of how important our heritage of doing business with honesty, integrity, and compassion has been to the firm’s success and how important it is in our continued success. This Award, nicknamed ‘The Geno’, is intended to be a meaningful award in fostering honesty, integrity, and compassion in current and future CTA colleagues.
Winner of the first annual ‘Geno’ Award celebrating integrity and client service is Gary Morris, Mechanical Engineer, based in Great Falls. Gary was awarded $2,500, a framed letter of acknowledgement, and possession of the traveling ‘Geno’ trophy for the coming year. In nominating Gary, both Zoe Smith and Dave Crevier noted Gary’s strength of technical expertise and his willingness to share his knowledge with clients and fellow CTAers alike. As a trusted adviser, Gary is known for honest reality checks and ingenious ways of solving problems.
Our 2010 Integrity & Client Service Award runner-up is Joe Durocher, Commissioning Agent, based in Great Falls. Joe was awarded a framed letter of acknowledgement. Exemplary service to both internal and external clients highlights Joe’s work.
Twenty-six individuals and a group, our receptionists, were nominated for the 2010 Integrity & Client Service Award. ‘Thank you’ to the nominees for your good work and ‘thank you’ to the nominators for taking the time to acknowledge your colleagues.
Nominee Department Office
Annette Rummel Admin. Support Missoula
Bob La Perle Architect/PM Billings
Brock Rindahl Architect/PM Austin
Caleb Nelson Mechanical Engineering EIT Missoula
Casey Huffman Drafting/IT Great Falls
CTA Receptionists Admin. Support All Offices
Gary Morris Mechanical Engineer Great Falls
Gene Kolstad Architect/ PM Billings
James Armer Mechanical Engineer/Refrigeration Boise
Jason Yates Architecture AIT Boise
Jeff King Architecture/PM Boise
Jim Seder Architecture/Drafting Great Falls
Joe Durocher Commissioning Great Falls
Jorge Eguiarte Architecture AIT Denver
Joel Anderson Architecture/Design Billings
Jule Stuver Architecture/Drafting Great Falls
Karen Kelly Architect/PM Billings
Kristine Keller Architect/PM Billings
Mitch Clouser Refrigeration Missoula
Pam Sherrodd IT Billings
Randy Freeck Architect/PM Billings
Robert Tonks Architect Billings
Ron Van Vliet Commissioning Kalispell
Shawn Gregory Mechanical Engineering EIT Billings
Teresa Daniel Admin. Support Billings
Will Smith Mechanical Design Helena
Zoe Smith Mechanical Engineer Helena
Thank you Gene for your legacy of leading with humility and selfless care taking of others. You will inspire the CTA Family for generations.