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Robert Ivy, the Accomplished Architect

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Robert Ivy is a Columbus native who has accomplished milestone in the architecture industry. Being the CEO and at the same time the executive vice of the prestigious AIA (American Institute of Architects), Robert still prefers to keep a low profile. Ivy is a proficient writer, who served as former editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. He is the author of Fay Jones, Architect, which was put out in 2001. Find out more about Robert on Tulane School of Architecture.

Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters (MIAL) began in 1978, to support, foster and recognize Mississippi’s artists. Recipients of the MIAL Lifetime Achievement Award ought to be Mississippi natives. The AIA CEO was honored with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award by MIAL. This strikes as the first time an architect has been presented with the Polk Award. Robert shares the Lifetime Achievement Award with Andrew Cary Young of Pearl River Glass Studio.

Ivy was presented with the award at an event by MIAL on June 2nd. AIA President Carl Elefante commended him saying that, Robert Ivy is an earnest ambassador of their line of work and the award was a personal and professional victory for him. President Carl was completely delighted for him being esteemed.

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters President Nancy LaForge, applauded him for making architecture accessible to the public as compared to anyone else from Mississippi. She further included that; as a writer, author and critic on architecture across the globe, Robert Ivy had finally taken his place in the list of Noel Polk Award honorees.

Robert Ivy joins the list former recipients of the award who includes writers Eudora Welty (2001) and Shelby Foote (2004), actor Morgan Freeman (2007), artist Walter Anderson (1989) and singer Leontyne Price (2000). Ivy’s previous honors include the designation Master Architect by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi and the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Jones School of Architecture in 2017.

Robert Ivy, has further stretched out the influence of the company (AIA) to its uppermost membership level in its 160-year history.

More about of Robert Ivy: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/5547-architectural-record-editor-in-chief-robert-ivy-to-head-aia 

 

Aloha Construction: Winner of The Torch Award 2017

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The Better Business Bureau takes its time in awarding the prestigious Torch award to a company that has exhibited excellence when it comes to ethical practices inside their business on an annual basis. The process is a bit rigorous as there is a screening by an independent panel that eventually casts their votes as judges. It was in 2017, Aloha Construction took home the coveted Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Aloha Construction, based in Illinois, has had many reasons to be selected as the recipient of this cherished accolade.

The Torch Award came about back in 1996. It’s sole purpose is to recognize companies that have demonstrated leadership, stellar practices, social responsibility and held top standards when it comes to handling their ethics. This means attending to their employees, customers and surrounding community on a respectful platform. To name a few, here are some of the six qualifications for the Torch Award as follows:

Leadership commitment to ethics

Leaders must demonstrate these practices in their personal lives, dealing with employees and within their workmanship.

Communication

Leaders must create a culture of work with high ethic practices and character.

Organizational community commitment

The business leadership should blend over into the community it serves. Leaders need to be active and engaging within their industry and reaching out to the community.

Aloha Construction has had an impressive involvement with its fellow community for years. They have developed a partnership with Learning Express in an effort to launch a shopping spree for toys going to disadvantaged families. The organization created a non-profit foundation named after founder and CEO David Farbaky. In their mission to always help, Alhoa Construction’s charity contacted Omni Youth Service to assist them in finding specific families that needed help the most.

It didn’t take long for them to find a single parent raising four young girls who won a shot at the toy shopping spree. The goal was for her kids to snatch as many toys within 60 seconds. In the end, the family acquired nearly $7,000 worth of toys. This one of the way Aloha Construction continues to give back.

 

https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/il/lake-zurich/aloha-construction-inc-reviews-6197878.htm

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Compassion is Key at Aloha Construction

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Hiring a contractor can conjure up feelings of uncertainty in most homeowners. Will they complete the job? Will they guarantee their work? Will they track dirt into the living room? Finding a reputable contractor can sometimes feel more like gambling with the outcome left up to the fates. Fortunately, Aloha Construction is raising the bar for this industry. Located in Lake Zurich, Illinois, Aloha is family-owned and has been in business for over ten years. David Farbaky, President and CEO, sums up his philosophy as, “being focused on what we do best; providing outstanding products and unsurpassed customer service.” Practicing this principal, Aloha Construction has grown from a small family business into a leading contracting firm that services all of Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

In 2017, Aloha won the prestigious BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Once a business is nominated, an individual panel reviews the company to see how they measure up to the Better Business Bureau’s 6 Principles of Trust! The business nominated must meet high standards of ethics with their employees, their customers, as well as their commitment to the community. Aloha Construction beat out its competitors based on their charitable contribution of creating social opportunities for the children of their community. The Torch Award Program highlighted a partnership between Aloha Construction and Omni Youth. Together, they provided an all-expense paid Christmas shopping spree for children in need. In addition, they sent a child with Congenital Heart Disease along with twelve of his friends to their first Bulls Game. And just this year, Aloha has donated 100 tickets to the Boys & Girls Club Bloomington-Normal for the Central Illinois Flying Aces Fan Appreciation Night, along with donating $1965 to the Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services.

It is clear what drives Aloha is compassion and dedication to their community. Anyone using their services can feel confident they are dealing with a reputable and ethical contractor they can trust. If you would like more information about Aloha Construction or their services, you can call the main office at Lake Zurich: 844.540.7711 or email them at: aloha@alohaconstruction.net.

https://porch.com/bloomington-il/roofers/aloha-construction-inc–147077274/pp

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