The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Mass is proud to announce that William…
The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Mass is proud to announce that the 2022 Edward R. Pedersen Award for Service was presented to Richard Kowal, our association Treasurer. The award was presented to him at the Annual Election & Installation of Officers & Directors which will be held on Wednesday, June 15th at the Castle of the Knights in Chicopee.
Like many businesses during the Covid pandemic, the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Mass felt the financial strain of this unprecedented pandemic. The association has been very fortunate to have the “Original” Western Mass Home & Garden Show as it’s major source of financial income. With the onset of the pandemic, the association was unable to host the show in March for two consecutive years which resulted in a major loss of income for the association.
The Committee felt that Richard deserved to be presented the Edward R. Pedersen Service Award because of his extraordinary efforts in guiding the association through the past couple of years as it faced many financial challenges. Richard provided his financial guidance and expertise in directing the association in making the best sound financial decisions to weather through the storm.
Richard has always been willing to provide the HBRAWM staff and Board of Directors his guidance to assist in helping the Board of Directors make the best financial decision to help the association through the past couple of years, and to keep it on a sound financial footing moving forward.
The association is proud to be able to bestow this award to Richard. He epitomizes the essence of service and the HBRAWM is fortunate to be the lucky recipient of his financial advice and leadership. The Edward R. Pedersen Award was named after former Executive Director, Edward R. Pedersen, and is bestowed annually to a member that show extra-ordinary efforts in service to the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Mass.
Congratulations to Richard Kowal.