Friday, November 19, 2010


It was a bright and shining night for me and my family. Steve and our son Adam accompanied me to the NARI Leadership and Remmies Awards Banquet on November 10. I was to be presented with the Marilyn Thurau Women In Remodeling Award.

We dined at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel ballroom on the mezzanine level. NARI, by the way, stands for "National Association of the Remodeling Industry". On The Beam has been a member since 1996.

When it was my turn to receive the award, Debbie Mackey, the previous recipient, gave a warm speech full of accolades about me. Much to my surprise, the entire room rose and applauded as I went to the podium. I was not expecting that.

This award is named after a dear lady who owned a radiant heat company, and we did business with her over the years until she died of cancer a while ago. We miss her, but her son and daughter-in-law took over the business, called Summitteers Radiant Heat, and so it goes on.