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Rebuilding Together Launches Search for America’s 2013 Tradesperson of the Year
Nominations being accepted for tradespersons who contribute to community service, and demonstrate skill and leadership in their industry
COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 21, 2013 – Rebuilding Together, a safe and healthy housing organization that believes community starts at home, launched its search for the 2013 Tradesperson of the Year. Nominations for “best-in-class” tradespersons who demonstrate service to their communities and contribute leadership in their chosen trade begins June 21 at RTTradespersonoftheyear.com. HGTV/DIY Network on-air host Chris Grundy will kick-off the campaign from Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with Rebuilding Together’s Building a Healthy Neighborhood project supported by Lowe’s.
Eligible tradespersons may be nominated in multiple skill categories including: carpenter, contractor, electrician, roofer, HVAC/plumber and painter. Nominees will be judged on service to their community and contributions to their industry. The public may cast online votes for a nominee beginning Sept. 9, to coincide with United We Serve National Day of Service and Remembrance. The Tradesperson of the Year receives a trip for two to next season’s Super Bowl XLVIII with travel, lodging and $500 in spending cash included. The Tradesperson of the Year will be announced on October 12 at the Fall 2013 Remodelers and Deck Expo in Chicago.
Mark and Theresa Clement of MyFixItUplife will interview The Tradesperson of the Year and five finalists on their skilled trades talk show. Chris Grundy will provide Tradesperson of the Year on-air announcements and updates on HGTV/DIY throughout the campaign.
“Rebuilding Together’s Tradesperson of the Year campaign recognizes the tremendous contribution made every day by skilled trades professionals who give back to their communities, contribute to their industry and reflect the values of integrity, community service and volunteerism,” said John White, Rebuilding Together’s chief business officer.
Ruben Valdillez 202.480.0041 RValdillez@rebuildingtogether.org
Janice Walker 202.518.3504 or 781.290.6528 JWalker@rebuildingtogether.org