The Taranaki Registered Master Builders Association has recently bestowed a very rare life membership to Gary Lord of Lord Construction Ltd.
Only three life memberships have been given in Taranaki RMBA’s 95-year history, the last one in the 1970s.
“This exceptional member’s service has been outstanding and it’s a pleasure to honour Gary in this way,” Taranaki RMBA president David Fabish.
“His ability to efficiently get any task completed perfectly, combined with his outstanding people skills and a great sense of humour make his contributions to the Taranaki Association absolutely invaluable.”
Mr Lord has been a member of the Taranaki association for 23 years and a member of the executive committee for 22 years.
During this time he served a four-year term as president (the longest since 1940), was both president and treasurer for three years and is currently still the Association’s treasurer, a role he has held for the past 12 years.
His involvement in every aspect of the Association has been huge. He was the sole co-ordinator of Taranaki’s House of the Year awards for five years and is still heavily involved every year.
He was also an integral part of hosting this year’s Registered Master Builders National Conference in New Plymouth.
Mr Lord believes you get out what you put in, and has always enjoyed being involved with Registered Master Builders.
“It’s been great to see the growth in Taranaki over the years. The profile of RMB has lifted a lot over this time, reflecting a positive perception in the public eye,” he says. “I’m very happy and appreciate being acknowledged in this way.”
RMBs like Mr Lord are integral to the strength of the network. As membership numbers reach record levels, the experience and dedication of long standing members puts the Association in extremely good stead for the future.
Congratulations Gary — here’s to another 23 years!