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2022 Recipients

May 2, 2023

The Wausau Area Builders Association’s Builder and Associate of the year

2022 Associate of the Year

Deann Zobrak

Runkel Abstract & Title Co.

Congratulations to our 2022 Associate of the Year, Deann Zobrak from Runkel Abstract & Title Co.

Deann is the current Secretary and past Treasurer. She continues to volunteer at Home Show, Parade of Homes, and Build My Future events and is involved with NTC’s committee to help support the Youth Apprenticeship Program.

“It truly was a surprise and honor… Supporting the Wausau Area Builders Association’s mission to serve the community and representing the interests and concerns within the building trades, industry suppliers, and all related facets of the building industry has been my driving force.”

Her enthusiasm and dedication are an inspiration, and we appreciate all that she does!

2022 Builder of the Year

Alex Forer

Larry Meyer Construction, LLC

Congratulations to our 2022 Builder of the Year, Alex Forer of Larry Meyer Construction Co., LLC! This is Alex's 4th Builder of the Year Award! His previous awards include the WBA Rising Star Award, Luminary Award, Spike Club Award, and Leadership Award.

Alex is currently a WBA State Representative, NAHB National Director, Sporting Clay Chair, Personnel Chair, and Golf Chair. He is currently a committee member for Building Youth Into Builders, Finance, and Bylaw Committees. He has previously served as President, Past President, Director, Membership Chair, WBA Membership Chair, Silent Auction Chair, and Parade of Homes committee member. Alex continues to be a Parade of Homes Builder, Home Show Exhibitor, and Build My Future Participant.

"It's an honor and privilege to be named Builder of the Year. My commitment to the building industry and passion for the trades are what continue to push me to be involved in the Wausau Area Builders Association and what it stands for. Workforce development is close to my heart, and I'm always excited to show the next generation opportunities within the industry."

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to excellence!

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