Mar 7 2017

WYA receives Tahoe Quarterly Magazine's 2017 Mountain Home Award for Craftsmanship

Congratulations to Ward-Young's Don Fulda and Aren Saltiel for winning Tahoe Quarterly Magazine's 2017 Mountain Home Award for Craftsmanship! Please check out the full article at tahoequarterly.com  

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May 25 2016

WYA receives Tahoe Quarterly Magazines' Mountain Home 2015 Merit Award for Craftsmanship

http://tahoequarterly.com/Article/simplicity-in-all-its-complexity

 

Thank you to the talented Jones Corda Construction for your amazing craftsmanship.

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May 24 2016

WYA receives Tahoe Quarterly Magazines' Mountain Home Modern Award 2015

http://tahoequarterly.com/Features/Story/alpine-flight

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Nov 4 2014

TRUCKEE DONNER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2014

LARRY’S TRUCKEE DONNER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS “SPEECH”     10/30/14

AWARD FOR SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  (11 –  49) EMPLOYEES

GOOD EVENING

THANK YOU FOR HONORING WARD YOUNG WITH THIS AWARD.  I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TELL YOU A BIT MORE ABOUT OUR FIRM.

TIM WARD AND I CONCEIVED OUR FIRM ABOUT 37 YEARS AGO, HAVING DINNER AND PROBABLY MORE THAT ONE BOTTLE OF WINE AT GRAY’S TOLL STATION, A DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT,

WHICH I THINK IS WHERE BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN REAL ESTATE OFFICE IS NOW LOCATED, NEXT TO BAR OF AMERICA.

OUR GOALS AT THAT TIME WERE NOT UNIQUE, AND ARE BASICALLY THE SAME TODAY (IF NOT A BIT BETTER DEFINED), AS

  • DO GOOD WORK
  • HAVE FUN
  • MAKE MONEY

 FROM TIME TO TIME WE WONDER IF WE SHOULD HAVE LISTED THOSE GOALS IN A DIFFERENT ORDER.

 I DON’T THINK EITHER OF US ARE VISIONARIES, BUT WE SEEM TO HAVE THE GOOD SENSE AND FORESIGHT TO HIRE TALENTED AND GOOD PEOPLE, INCLUDING OUR PARTNERS DON FULDA AND ROBERT HECK.  SOME OF OUR TALENTED AND GOOD PEOPLE HAVE JOINED ME TONIGHT.

  • SENIOR ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT RON LARKINS – WITH WARD YOUNG OVER 20 YEARS
  • SENIOR ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT DAVE BOURKE – WITH WARD YOUNG OVER 20 YEARS (DESIGNER OF THE HGTV DREAM HOME)
  • SOON-TO-BE ARCHITECT TYLER DENIO – WITH WARD-YOUNG 4 YEARS
  • MARKETING MANAGER LISA BURNS – WITH WARD-YOUNG 1-1/2 YEARS  - AND PROBABLY KNOWS MORE PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT THAN I DO

TIM AND I ALSO BELIEVE THAT OUR SUCCESS IS ROOTED IN OUR PASSION FOR IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND THE RECOGNIZING THEIMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY.  WE STRIVE TO MAKE THIS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR FIRM’S CULTURE.  ALONG WITH VOLUNTEERING AND PARTICIPATING IN VARIOUS COMMUNITY BOARDS, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS, WARD-YOUNG HAS AN ENDOWMENT FUND WITH TAHOE TRUCKEE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TO WHICH WE CONTRIBUTE ANNUALLY, AND WE MAKE A MULTI-YEAR CONTRIBUTION PLEDGE TO THE TRUCKEE RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL.

WE OPPERATE FROM TWO LOCATIONS  – OUR TRUCKEE STUDIO HAS A STAFF OF 17, AND OUR BAY AREA STUDIO, LOCATED IN LAFAYETTE IN THE EAST BAY, HAS A STAFF OF 6. 

TIM AND I RECOGNIZED EARLY ON THAT TO SURVIVE IN A SMALL COMMUNITY (TRUCKEE HAD ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE POPULATION IT DOES NOW) THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO BE NIMBLE, FLEXIBLE, DO GREAT DESIGN WORK, AND ABOVE ALL PROVIDE OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS

WE RECOGNIZED A NEED, AND HAD THE DESIRE, TO HAVE A DIVERSE PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS.  WE STILL DO.  THIS DIVERSE PORTFOLIOFALLS INTO 3 GENERAL CATEGORIES -

  • CUSTOM HOMES 
  • PUBLIC AGENCY PROJECTS 
  • MOUNTAIN RESORTS AND HOSPITALITY RELATED PROJECTS 

THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS PROVIDE EXAMPLE OF THIS DIVERSE DESIGN EXPERIENCE:

  •  THE RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AND ENJOYING HERE TONIGHT
  •  THE SQUAW VALLEY FIRE STATION AND PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS YOU PASSED AS YOU CAME HERE TONIGHT
  • SUNNYSIDE LODGE AND RESTAURANT
  • JUDAH LODGE AT SUGAR BOWL
  • MID AND UPPER GONDOLA STATIONS AT HEAVENLY
  • THE NEW ADMIN AND TERMINAL BUILDING AT TRUCKEE TAHOE AIRPORT
  • NORTHSTAR HIGHLANDS FIRE STATION AND THE NTFPD’S HEADQUARTERS AND FIRE STATION IN TAHOE CITY COMPLETED IN 2012
  • THE HGTV 2014 DREAM HOME AT SCHAFFER’S MILL – MENTION DAVE BOURKE, ARCHITECT
  • 48 HOMES IN LAHONTAN AND 28 HOMES IN MARTIS CAMP, AND COUNTING
  • DON’T WORRY ANDREW, I’M NOT GOING TO LEAVE YOU OUT – THE BIG MATERIALS STORAGE WAREHOUSE AT TRUCKEE TAHOE LUMBER. 

WE ARE LOOKING TO THE FUTURE AND PLANNING FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS.  PERHAPS IN 5, 10, 15, OR 20 YEARS RON, DAVE, TYLER, OR LISA WILL BE STANDING UP HERE ACCEPTING A CHAMBER AWARD – THAT WOULD BE OUR HOPE.

IN CLOSING, I WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK LYNN, RUTH, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AND CHAMBER STAFF

FOR THE OUTSTANDING WORK THEY DO IN PROMOTING AND REPRESENTING OUR COMMUNITY. 

AND THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS HONOR

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Oct 28 2014

MOUNTAIN LIVING TOP 100 ARCHITECTS & INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Ward-Young was honored once again with Mountain Living's Top 100 Architects & Interior Designers.  To view the article please click here...http://www.mountainliving.com/sites/mountainliving.com/files/arch_list_2014.pdf

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