Chris Wood Receives Building Systems Councils’ Top Honor

October 9, 2012 - The Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) honored Chris Wood for a lifetime of service and achievement in advancing the systems-built industry and contributing to the efforts of the BSC.

Wood, vice president of sales for Hearthstone Homes based in Dandridge, Tenn., received the S.A. Walters Systems-Built Achievement Award presented by former S.A. Walters’ recipient, Lynn Gastineau of Gastineau Log Homes in New Bloomfield, Mo., last week during the BSC’s signature conference and networking event, Showcase24. The award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the building systems industry.

“This award recognizes those who have made an impact in our industry and in the Building Systems Councils,” said former S.A. Walters recipient and BSC chairman Dwight Hikel, owner of Shelter Systems Ltd. in Westminster, Md. “There is no greater honor than to be recognized by your fellow industry peers, and Chris Wood has earned this honor.”

After receiving an architecture degree in 1984 from Vermont Technical College, Wood entered the building systems industry as a post and beam field designer. Five years later he joined Hearthstone as a regional sales manager and in 2000 became the vice president of sales. Wood does sales and marketing management for direct sales and nationwide independent distributors and also provides preliminary design services for customers.

A finalist for the 2011 award, Wood became involved with the BSC in the late 1990s and has since been actively engaged in energy issues. He was recently appointed as the Log Home Council representative to the NAHB Energy Subcommittee and the Building Codes and Standards Subcommittee. Wood was also selected as the first-ever BSC member to be a voting member on NAHB’s Construction Codes & Standards Committee. Over the years Wood has attended ICC Code Hearings and meetings with groups like the Department of Energy and has played an instrumental role in the education of legislators regarding the unique properties of log home construction when it comes to energy efficiency.

The S.A. Walters Systems-Built Achievement Award is named after the first chairman of the Home Manufacturers Councils, now the Building Systems Councils of NAHB.

[Editor's Note: Photos of the award presentation and headshot of Chris Wood are available upon request. Please contact Audrey Staples at astaples@nahb.org.]


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