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Stephanie Giralmo
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Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties


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Press Releases

Find out what's going on at MBAKS and in our industry.

  • Local Remodeling Companies Win Big at Master Builders Association’s Biggest REX/T-REX Awards

    Posted on May 9, 2018 in:
    • Remodelers Council
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    BELLEVUE, Wash.—May 7, 2018—On Saturday, local remodeling companies gathered at the Seattle Design Center to celebrate their craftsmanship and talents at the annual Remodeling/Trade Remodeling Excellence (REX/T-REX) Awards, produced by the Remodelers Council of Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Overall, 87 entries were submitted, the highest number in the 32-year history of the event.
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  • $30,000 in Scholarship Funds Available to Students Enrolled in Residential Construction Programs

    Posted on Apr 25, 2018 in:
    • Community Stewardship
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    BELLEVUE, Wash—April 23, 2018—Nearly 82 percent of construction businesses struggle to find qualified skilled labor, according to a 2017 survey conducted by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) and Redfin. This labor shortage, area companies say, is a factor in too few homes being constructed and contributes to higher home prices.
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Master Builders Association Hires Kathleen Sims, Former Weyerhaeuser Executive, as its New Executive Director

    Posted on Mar 1, 2018 in:
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    Bellevue, Wash—March 1, 2018—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) announced the selection of Kathleen (Kat) Sims as its new executive director. Sims is the first woman to lead the association in its 109-year history. As the former vice president of environmental affairs, sustainability, and corporate responsibility of Weyerhaeuser Company, she is an influential leader accustomed to the building industry. She begins her new role Monday, March 5.
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