Our hearts were touched when this letter arrived from longtime member Michael Patterson. Mike was integral in building our organization, and as such the Board of Directors has voted to give him a lifetime membership to recognize his service and the example he has set for excellence in the industry. Mike has been a dedicated member since 1996 and has served in many positions, including president. We are especially grateful for his recent authorship of the PRO Pledge and Code of Ethics.
It was no surprise to fellow members when Mike was the 2020 winner of the Ben Osborne Lifetime Achievement Award. He was on the Board of Directors for several years, ultimately serving as President and Chairman of the Board in 2017. His contributions to the Education and Ethics committees have been foundational for our organization. Mike taught CR and CRC classes and served as an awards judge for a number of years. His firm, Patterson Builders & Remodelers, won several Contractor of the Year Grand Awards.