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Lifetime Achievement Award Architect Robert Ivy

Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy, was one of the latest recipients of the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given to him by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. This was the first time that this type of honor was presented to an architect. The former U.S. navy officer has been in a leadership role at the AIA since 2011 and has won several other awards during his long career in the architectural design industry.

In 1996, Robert Ivy became the Editor-in-Chief of a publication called Architectural Record, and the Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media. For his achievements in his previous executive positions, he received the Crain Award in 2009, which is considered to be the highest recognition from the American Business Media, and McGraw-Hill gave him the Management Excellence Award in 1998. He was also presented with the Master Architect Award in 2010 by the Alpha Rho Chi fraternity. This honor was previously given to other famous architects like I.M. Pei and Mies van der Rohe.

Robert Ivy, who is a Mississippi native, graduated with a BA degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, and he also attended Tulane University and received a Master of Architecture degree. In addition to his expertise in construction, he is an author who wrote a biography, which was entitled Fay Jones: Architect. The book was published in 2001 and is now in its 3rd edition. The company he currently works for, The American Institute of Architects, or the AIA, was founded in 1857, and it now has more than 200 international, state and local chapters. He is currently the CEO of AIA. The goal of the business is to design buildings, neighborhoods and communities that are secure, valuable and healthy.

After winning the Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in his field of work, Robert Ivy expressed how much it meant to him to be receiving it from his home state. He is now among other famous Noel Polk Award winners like actors, writers, singers and painters such as Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price and Walter Anderson.

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Aloha Construction

If you are in the state of Illinois and ever need any kind of construction work, then you definitely need to consider contacting Aloha Construction for your construction needs. Aloha Construction is a family-owned construction company that is based in Zurich, Illinois. Although, based in Zurich, they have several satellite offices and are able to complete construction jobs all over the state of Illinois and southern Wisconsin as well.

To say that any work that Aloha Construction completes is top-notch is truly an understatement. This company has values that are so outstanding that they were recently awarded with the Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau of Illinois. The Torch Award is an award that is chosen by a panel of judges. These judges look at multiple factors when choosing the recipient of the award including outstanding work over a period of time, exceptional ethics and fantastic customer services. These are all business characteristics that are exhibited by Aloha Construction.

The company can complete any construction job. From gutters and drainage projects to windows and complete remodeling, they are more than capable of doing it. They specialize in completing roofing jobs of any size from replacing the roofs of single-family homes to installing roofs of large commercial buildings. In 2012, they hit a huge milestone by completing their 10,000th roofing job. This is a huge feat for any construction company.

When you contact the office of the company, you will notice that you get exceptional customer service from the get go. This is one of the many reasons why they were honored with the Torch Award. From the very first contact, they treat all customers equally and give all potential jobs the same level of personalized attention. When someone from the company comes out and evaluates your construction needs, they are sure to be polite and will answer any questions that you have in a thorough manner. Estimates that are given will be complete and will be fair. So if you have any construction needs, I would definitely recommend contacting award winning Aloha Construction.