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OctOBEr, 2012
close to 250 people gathered
at the Portland Gun club on Sep-
tember 6 for the Home Builders
Foundation’s Annual trap Shoot
presented by Parr Lumber. Expert
and novice shooters, sponsors
and volunteers came together
with a common goal,
to build
hope and homes and rebuild
. this event, now in its eighth
year, raises money annually for
the HBF to continue its work to
build and repair homeless shel-
ters throughout the Portland
metro area.
the event raised over $29,000
for the Foundation’s shelter de-
velopment program. Attendees
took part in a casual day of ca-
maraderie, refreshments, and a
raffle for a chance to win great
prizes including a traeger Lil’ tex
grill. the raffle was sponsored by
trusJoist and prizes also included
contributions from Moen, Kohler,
Leupold & Stevens, George Mor-
lan, and hundreds of dollars
in gift cards to Dick’s Sporting
Goods, cabela’s and local restau-
Keith Steffen of Arbor Homes
served as the chairperson of the
HBF trap Shoot committee this
year and said, “I’ve attended the
last eight trap Shoots and this
event continues to grow! It shows
me a bit of the heart of our build-
ing community. In these tough,
but rebounding times, it is terrific
to see new shooters, old friends
and the contractors, suppliers
and others donate time, materi-
als and talent to a worthy cause
– and it’s a LOt of fun! thanks to
the HBF for doing the ‘heavy lift-
ing’ to keep this event going!”
Buster’s BBQ provided a hearty
lunch in between rounds of
shooting competition. competi-
tion was intense with a double
shoot-out for first place in the
men’s competition, but in the
end riggs construction pulled it
out, with B. Ayres Plumbing tak-
ing second and Lisac’s Fireplaces
& Stoves taking third place. And,
for another year in a row, the gals
from the Fireside “Broad Squad”
took first place in the women’s
competition. the tradition of the
sharp shooter contest continued
with the popular Bank of the
West Annie Oakley event. Men’s
winners, rick Heard of Medallion
Industries and Dennis robertson
of DBr construction
received gift
cards, and so did the women’s
competition winner
Lauren Plag-
“this event was fantastic! the
Parr company was extremely
pleased with the entire program
and appreciated our small role
as the Presenting Sponsors of
this annual event. the Parr fam-
ily recognizes the importance of
supporting all those in the many
communities we serve, and this
certainly includes those who, for
whatever reason, are currently
homeless. this is a great event
with a very worthwhile purpose.
Parr is already looking forward
to being involved once again
in 2013. thanks to everyone in-
volved” said Doug Wirges of Parr
Lumber who took the roll of Mc
for the day.
“Lora and her husband
Ron are great examples of
HBA member commitment
to the foundation and our
community, and how a
unique product can be used to
improve our building projects.”
Ken Cowdery, HBF Executive
Tell us about yourself:
My husband, ron and I
began our Design/Build
business- “In the Works
construction and Design”
in 1979. Many of our proj-
ects have been published
in Victorian Homes; Sunset;
Oregonian; Builder Architect
and others.
In 2004 we took over the
Daylighting business and
named it “Light Benders.” We
have found great satisfaction
in having a wonderful prod-
uct line of not only Daylight-
ing with the tubular skylights,
but a range of very affordable
solar products as well.
While we receive many let-
ters of appreciation from cli-
ents, one group we have not
heard from personally (but
their keepers say they are
happier since they got their
natural lighting systems) is
the orangutans at the Zoo!
How did you get involved
with the HBF?:
We have been involved in
the HBF since I set up a for-
mal scholarship committee
to draw attention to the
need for young people
in the construction field.
the HBF thought the
scholarship commit-
tee would fit well
into their goals and
I became a HBF
board member for a
number of years.
ron and I con-
tinue to support the
HBFas it has made a bigger
effort to do neighborhood
outreach which, in turn, sup-
ports the respected, profes-
sional members of the HBA
to the local public. If we don’t
support our local businesses,
why would we expect the
public to?
What are some fun facts
about you that not
everyone knows?:
Probably very few people
know I have background in
scientific illustration and il-
lustrated several fly fishing
books by local author, Scott
richmond. My favorite is the
“Pocket Gillie.”
Another hobby is that I en-
joy target shooting with hand
Also, while ron was work-
ing on his MBA in Eugene,
I worked with the city of
Springfield where I designed
a few city buildings as well
as city remodels of existing
facilities. My first large struc-
ture is the main fire station
in Springfield constructed in
Foundation Hero:
Lora Creswick
Light Benders
(a division of Creswick Enterprises, Inc.)
HBF breaks ground in partnership
with the Portland Rescue Mission
the HBF and the Portland res-
cue Mission had a great turnout
for the Next Step capacity Ex-
pansion media “kick-off” event
in mid-September. Local tV and
radio stations joined builder cap-
tain, Nathan D. Young, members
of the Portland rescue Mission
and the HBF board of directors,
to hear about this awesome proj-
ect. the event was featured on
both channel 6 and channel 8
news. the expansion will increase
the beds at the addiction recov-
ery site from 15 to 40 and will be
completed in the spring of 2013.
We’re proud to partner with
the Portland rescue Mission
on this important project that
will help turn lives around, and
pleased to showcase the foun-
dations’ good work to the pub-
lic,” commented HBF Executive
Director Ken cowdery.
If you are interested in making
a donation to this project please
or call
A) A fantastic group of HBF supporters enjoyed the great weather during the event.
B) The Fireside ‘Broad Squad’ took
1st place again in the women’s competition!
C) The Riggs Construction team took 1st place after a double shoot out.
Eighth annual Trap Shoot hits its mark, raises over $29K
Thanks to the following teams for
participating as shooters in the event:
• Arbor custom Homes
• Bank of the West
• B.Ayres Plumbing
• Brentwood corporation
• Bullivant Houser Bailey Pc
• cascade Windows
• classic Electric
• Doherty Ford
• ESP Supply
• Exterior Wood
• Everett custom Homes
• Fireside Distributors
• Franz Bakery
• George Morlan Plumbing
• Hollabaugh Brothers & Associates
• Hutchinson construction
• James Hardie
• Knez Building Materials
• Lakeside Lumber
• Lanphere construction & Develop-
• Lisac’s Fireplaces and Stoves
• Medallion Industries
• Miller Paint
• Milgard Windows
• Moen Inc
• NW Gaslines
• NW Natural
• OrEPAc
• Parr Lumber
• Paulson’s Floor coverings
• ProBuild
• Professional remodelers Organi-
• rEEB/Marvin Windows
• riggs construction
• SK Hoff
• Standard tV & Appliance
• Suburban Door co.
• Sussman Shank LLP
• trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser
• Westside Drywall
• Parr Lumber, presenting
• Bank of the West
• James Hardie
• Hollabaugh Brothers &
Associates/George Mor-
lan Plumbing
• Doherty Ford
• trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser
• Kohler
• BW Insurance
• Franz Bakery
• NW Natural
• Alside Windows
• StrucSure
Special thanks go to the following
companies for generously sponsoring
the 2012 Trap Shoot: