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Industry Awards

The lumber and building supply industry is full of incredible people. To recognize their hard work and dedication, WRLA presents two prestigious awards: Sales Representative of the Year Award (one per province) and Industry Achievement Award. These awards honour our industry’s best and brightest.


Sales Representative of the Year Award

Submission deadline: October 28, 2022

Do you have a sales representative on your team that you think should be recognized?

As a WRLA Retail Member, you can nominate the sales representative that always goes the extra mile, a team player, a person who represents you and your brand with professionalism, and does exceptional work, day in and day out.

NOMINATION FORM

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Eligibility

Any sales representative employed by a WRLA member.

Nominating Regions

The Sales Representative of the Year Award is split up into regional categories:
British Columbia
Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Saskatchewan
Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario

Nomination Process

Nomination forms must be completed and submitted to the WRLA Office by the deadline to be admissible. Nominees may be interviewed by the WRLA president using a set of standardized questions.

Selection Process

The selection committee will evaluate all nominations and select a recipient for each region.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Sales Representative Award Recipients

Tim Colosimo - Metrie – Manitoba
Andy Reimer – Alexandria Moulding – Saskatchewan
David Johns – Orgill – Alberta
Clay Stenberg – Orgill – B.C.


Past Sales Representative Award Recipients

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2020 Preston Boyce  Taiga Building Products Saskatchewan
2020 Jonathan Middlestead Domtek Manitoba, Ontario
2020 Curt Butala  McLean Lumber Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
2020 Bryan Hamilton Orgill British Columbia
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Industry Achievement Award

Submission deadline: October 28, 2022

Do you have a supporter, teacher or mentor who should be recognized for their work? The lumber and building materials industry is full of strong leaders, and we want to celebrate them!
The WRLA Industry Achievement Award recognizes a member (past or present) who has contributed to their business, the building supply industry, WRLA and their community.

NOMINATION FORM

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Eligibility

Any current or former WRLA member or their employees.

Nomination Process

Nomination forms must be completed and submitted to the WRLA Office by the deadline’s end of day. The nominee should be interviewed by the nominator in the process of completing this form. In addition, all nominees are interviewed by the WRLA president using a set of standardized questions.

Selection Process

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Congratulations to the 2021 Industry Achievement Award recipient:

Trent Balog - Taiga Forest Products


Past Industry Achievement Recipients

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2019 Rob Hauser Owner Operator Hauser Home Hardware Building Centre Camrose, AB
2018 Brian Kusisto CEO of Sexton Regina, SK
2017 Stan Burkholder Industry Trainer & Advocate Bluesky, AB
2016 Doug Lemieux L.B.H Building Centres Inc./ Onoway TIMBER Mart St. Albert
2015 Vic Lemieux Econo Lumber Mart Prince Albert
2014 Martha Konantz North American Lumber Winnipeg
2013 Grant Wilson Wood Country Building Supply McLean
2012 Rod Mancini DomTek Building Products Selkirk
2011 Ernie Penner EG Penner Building Centres Steinbach
2010 Matt Stayner TimberTown Building Centre Ltd. Calgary
2009 Frank Perra Lancashire Distribution Regina
2008 Gord Wiebe All Weather Windows Ltd. Edmonton
2007 David Holst Warman Home Centre Warman
2006 Provan Wylie Castle Building Centres Group Ontario
2005 Merv Weiss Merv Weiss Consulting Saskatoon
2004 Harold Tiemstra Can-Cell Industries Inc. Edmonton
2003 Jim Thorogood Totem Building Supplies Ltd. Calgary
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2002
Ken Sexton
Cam White
Kenroc Building Materials Ltd.
Taiga Forest Products
Regina
Calgary
2001 Judy Huston WRLA Winnipeg
2000 Chuck Fisher C.A. Fisher Lumber Co. Ltd. Edmonton
1999 Raymond Nelson Nelson Lumber Lloydminster
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