Aloha Construction is the recent recipient of the Torch Award, and they couldn’t be happier. The Better Business Bureau only gives the very prestigious Torch Award to those absolutely deserving of it. Companies nominated for the award through a rigorous process of rescreening and are selected by a panel of judges. The panel of judges chose Aloha Construction base for their generous contributions to the community as well as for their high standards and moral practices as a company.
The Torch Award recognizes such things as commitment to ethical practices, leadership practices, organization, and commitment to the community. Aloha Construction has practiced all of those, and so they are very deserving of the coveted Torch Award.
Aloha Construction partnered with Learning Express in order to help a local family. Through their generosity, they were able to help a single mother and her daughters by giving them toys to take home. They also made it possible to send a boy with congenital heart failure and some of his friends to a Chicago Bulls game.
They have done a lot of good, and they even donate $5 for every assist in Illinois State games to help fund children with cancer. They sponsor the Central Illinois hockey team as well as local baseball and softball organizations. They are even partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington.
Aloha Construction provides trained and qualified contractors to their customers to replace siding, and other services such as roofing, and gutters. They offer their services to the residents of Southern Wisconsin and Illinois and have earned a reputation for being a very honest and reliable company.
Aloha Construction has launched a restoration and interior remodeling sector recently as well. The new addition will provide services such as water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, carpet cleaning, mold removal, and interior remodeling services. The new division is set to be located out of Lake Zurich. The company is proud to offer their very best in all the jobs that they are contracted to do and are always happy to help out their community and those in need.
Robert Ivy is an architect and holds a position as the Chief Executive Officer and executive vice president at the American Institute of architects. Robert has a degree in English from Sewanee the University of the South and also attained a masters degree in architecture from Tulane University.
Before joining AIA, Robert was the editorial director as well as the vice president at McGraw Hill Construction. As the editor in chief, he was tasked with overseeing publications and played a significant part in architecture record being one of the most read publications.
He was also a spokesperson and addressed issues such as politics and their relation to architecture and also addressed matters like climate and how it affects construction. This position stirred his election as the master architect which he was voted for by the national architect fraternity; the position as a spokesperson also earned him an award, the Crain award.
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In 2011, Robert Ivy was appointed as the new CEO at American Institute of architectures. His professionalism and experience highly contributed to his new appointment. As the new CEO Robert will oversee operations in the national office, he is also tasked with developing designs and directing the organization’s focus.
AIA president George H. Miller expressed his joy for the new appointment since Robert had the required leadership skills and experience to help forge AIA to the next level.
Robert Ivy’s contribution in AIA
American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a nongovernmental organization and was established in 1857 by a group of architects who aimed at reaching and helping other architects in the United States. Currently, its headquarters are in Washington DC. AIA’s main aim is to revive communities, create awareness to the public and inform the public on the importance of architecture.
Robert’s appointment as CEO of AIA was a good move as it will help the architects and other designers to expand their skills, in a recent interview Robert mentioned the need to cooperate with other institutions outside the architecture world. Robert believes that nothing happens in seclusion and is, therefore, looking forward to collaborating with other like-minded people to make construction a success as well as an inclusive field.