Four Corners Builders Association

Community Giving by the Four Corners Builders Association

2015 Scholarship Winners

2015 Schoilarship Recipients

In July 2015 Mariah Bradshaw. a 2015 graduate of Mancos High School, and Randy Haley, a 2013 graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, were each awarded a $1,000.00 college scholarship by the Four Corners Builders Association

Mariah will attend Colorado State University with plans to become a veterinarian and an interior designer. Randy will attend the Colorado School of Mines and major in structural engineering.

Congratulations to both Mariah and Randy as the winners of the 2015 Four Corners Builders Association Scholarships!


FCBA Donates $400 to the Montezuma County 4-H Shooters Club and Also Donates the Proceeds of the Annual Pet House Contest to the Montezuma-Cortez High School FFA Chapter

The admission for the annual Home & Garden Show helps fund the various community projects listed on this page as well as the two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to graduating area high school seniors.

The Four Corners Builders Association again donated $400 to 4-H Shooting Sports to thank them for collecting admissions and non-perishable food item donations at the 2014 Four Corners Home and Garden Show May 2-3, 2014.

In appreciation of their hard work in all types of weather conditions, the Four Corners Builders Association makes an annual donation to the Club.

The FCBA also donated the proceeds of the pet house contest at the show to the Montezuma-Cortez High School Future Farmers of America chapter. They contributed pet houses that they built to the silent auction and assisted show attendees bid on the pet houses.

2014 Donation to 4-H Shooters Club

2014 Scholarships Winners

2014 $500 Scholarship Winner - Ford Wegner

In May 2014 Ford Wegner, a 2014 graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School and Rachel Sparks, a 2014 graduate of Dolores High School, were each awarded the annual $500.00 college scholarships that are presented by the Four Corners Builders Association

 

Congratulations to both Ford and Rachel as the winners of the 2014 Four Corners Builders Association Scholarships!

2014 $500 Scholarship Winner - Rachel Sparks

2014 Food Donation to the Good Samaritan Center

2014 Home and Garden Show Food Drive

Thanks to the 2014 Home & Garden Show attendees more than 700 non-perishable food items were donated by visitors to the 14th Annual Four Corners Home & Garden Show on May 2-3, 2014. Thanks to RedRock 92 for co-sponsoring this event and helping us collect and deliver the food items to the Good Samaritan Center Food Bank in Cortez.

The generosity from our community will help feed people in need.

The food drive is part of the annual Home & Garden Show. As is previous years, show visitors who donated a non-persihable food item received $1.00 off their show admission.


2013 Scholarships Winners

2013 $500 Scholarship Winner - Emily Walck

In July 2013 Emily Walck and Wiley Kirks, both 2013 graduates of Montezuma-Cortez High School, were each awarded a $500.00 college scholarship by the Four Corners Builders Association

Emily will attend Stanford University and major in dentistry, with plans to one day own a private dental practice. Wiley will attend Texas Tech University College of Engineering and major in petroleum engineering.

Congratulations to both Emily and Wiley as the winners of the 2013 Four Corners Builders Association Scholarships!

2013 $500 Scholarship Winner - Wiley Kirks

FCBA Donates $400 to the 4-H Shooters Club and Also Donates the Proceeds of the Annual Pet House Contest to the Dolores High School Industrial Arts Club

2013 Donation to 4-H Shooters Club

The admission for the annual Home & Garden Show help fund the various community projects listed on this page as well as the two $500 scholarships awarded annually to graduating area high school seniors.

The Four Corners Builders Association donated $400 to 4-H Shooting Sports to thank them for collecting admissions and non-perishable food item donations at the 2013 Four Corners Home and Garden Show May 3-4, 2013.

In appreciation of their hard work in all types of weather conditions, the Four Corners Builders Association makes an annual donation to the Club.

The FCBA also donated the proceeds of the pet house contest at the show to the Dolores High School Industrial Arts Club. They contributed two pet houses that they built to the silent auction and helped show attendees to bid on the pet houses.


2013 Food Donation to the Good Samaritan Center

Once again, more than 700 non-perishable food items were donated by visitors to the 13th Annual Four Corners Home & Garden Show on May 3-4, 2013. Thanks to Steve Keetch Motors for co-sponsoring this event and allowing us to use their pickup to collect and deliver the collected food items to the Good Samaritan Center Food Bank.

A special thank you to all the show visitors who donated the items. Your generosity will help feed people in need.

The food drive is part of the annual Home & Garden Show. Show visitors receive $1.00 off the price of admission to the show with their donation.

2013 Home and Garden Show Food Drive

2012 Scholarships Winners

2010 $500 Scholarship Winner - Manuel Hernandez

In June 2012 Kacey Schurr, a 2012 graduate of Dolores High School, and Manuel Hernandez, a 2012 graduate of Mancos High School, were each awarded a $500.00 college scholarship by the Four Corners Builders Association

Kacey will attend New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM and plans to major in Agriculture Communication and then go on to pursue a Law Degree so that she can pursue a possible career in Water Law. Manuel has been accepted at Colorado Mesa University with a goal to study construction management and plans to work for a construction company after graduation. His dream is to one day open his own construction company that will be able to provide for himself and his future family.

Congratulations to both Kacey and Manuel as the winners of the 2012 Four Corners Builders Association Scholarships!

2012 $500 Scholarship Winner - Kacey Schurr

2012 Donation to the Good Samaritan Center

2012 Home and Garden Show Food Drive

More than 700 non-perishable food items were donated by visitors to the 12th Annual Four Corners Home & Garden Show on May 4-5, 2012. Thanks to RedRock92 for co-sponsoring this event and allowing us to use their van to collect and deliver the collected food items to the Good Samaritan Center Food Bank.

A special thank you to all the show visitors who donated the items. Your generosity will help feed people in need.

The food drive is part of the annual Home & Garden Show. Show visitors receive $1.00 off the price of admission to the show with their donation.


FCBA Donates Labor to RE-1 School District

The Four Corners Builders Association donated the labor to take out old counter tops and then install new sinks, counter tops and back splashes in the Montezuma-Cortez High School family consumer room on Friday, December 30, 2011.

 

Pictured from left: Steve Wilderson from Sleeping Ute Construction, Kevin Dunn and Chris Spelbring - both from Montezuma Builders

FCBA Donates Labor to MCHS

FCBA Co-Sponsors Energy Saving Forum

FCBA & Empire Electric Energy Saving Forum

The Four Corners Builders Association sponsored an energy saving forum along with Empire Electric on Tuesday, November 11, 2011 in the Calvin Denton Room.

Over 20 members of the community turn out to attend the forum, which also included lunch that was provided by the Four Corners Builders Association

On left: Doug Sparks of Empire Electric explains the Empire Electric and Tri State rebates possible for energy efficient projects.


2011 College Scholarship Winners

2011 Scholarship Winner Taylor Rucker

In May 2011 Alicia Helmer, a 2011 graduate of Mancos High School, and Taylor Rucker, a 2011 graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, were each awarded a $500.00 college scholarship by the Four Corners Builders Association.

Alicia will attend the Colorado School of Mines in the fall and major in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. Taylor will attend Mesa State University with a planned major of Mechanical Engineering.

Congratulations to both Alicia and Taylor as the winners of the 2011 Four Corners Builders Association Scholarships!

2011 Scholarship Awarded to Alicia Helmer

FCBA Donates Proceeds from Pet House Contest to For Pets Sake

The Four Corners Builders Association sponsored a Pet House Contest at the 2011 Home & Garden Show.
Paw Prints

The FCBA donated the proceeds of the contest to For Pets Sake, with an additional contribution from it's own funds, for a total of $250.00.

Many thanks to all who participated in the pet house building contest!

For Pet's Sake Receives Donation from FCBA

FCBA Donates $500 to the 4-H Shooters Club

2011 Donation to 4-H Shooters Club

The parking/entry fees for the annual Home & Garden Show help fund the various community projects listed on this page as well as the two $500 scholarships awarded annually to graduating area high school seniors.

The members of the 4-H Shooters Club assist the FCBA by collecting the parking/entry fees for the Home & Garden Show held each spring at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds in Cortez.

In appreciation of their hard work in all types of weather conditions, the Four Corners Builders Association makes an annual donation to the Club.


FCBA Donates Construction and Materials Cost for Cortez Cultural Center Outdoor Arena Stairs

Cortez Cultural Center Stairs

Ed Dunn of Montezuma Builders, Secretary for the FCBA Board, and his crew built the stairs in November, 2010.

The photos show the finished stairs and some of the FCBA members as well as representatives from the Cortez Cultural Center at the dedication of the stairs.

FCBA Members - Cortez Cultural Center Stairs

2010 Scholarships Winners

2010 $500 Scholarship Winner - Bailey Schurr

In June 2010 Bailey Schurr and Zach Green, both 2010 graduates of Dolores High School, were each awarded a $500.00 college scholarship by the Four Corners Builders Association

Bailey will attend New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM and plans to major in Ag Business and Ag Education. Zach has been accepted at Front Range Community College to  study welding. He is also considering a degree in construction management and plans to complete his education at Colorado State University after earning his associate degree from FRCC.

Congratulations to both Bailey and Zach as the winners of the 2010 Four Corners Builders Association Scholarships!

2010 $500 Scholarship Winner - Zach Green

Battle Rock Charter School Repairs Donated by FCBA Members

Battle Rock Charter School gives builders a huge thank you
(excerpted from a letter that was published in the Cortez Journal)

"We would like to give a great big thank you the the Four Corners Builders Association for coming down to Battle Rock Charter School to make some very necessary repairs here at the school. They drove down to McElmo Canyon, some of them several times, donated most of the materials for the repairs, and donated their time. This was a huge service to our school and community........ They went above and beyond the call of community service and we greatly appreciate the time, effort, and energy they spent here."

Sincerely,
Battle Rock Charter School Board, staff and students


The FCBA Offers Lead-Based Paint Certification

On April 22, 2010 a new EPA rule went into effect that requires contractors to adopt certain safety measures while performing general renovation work that disturbs lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities constructed before 1978. Renovators were required to apply for certification from the EPA and to adopt specific work practices designed to prevent lead contamination.

On February 26, 2010 The Four Corners Builders Association offered this certification for our community to help the Cortez area meet the mandated EPA regulations. The first 12 FCBA members to sign up received free training and certification, and all other members were only charged $100 each. Non-members paid the full $225 fee.

The training and certification was provided by and certification was provided by Safe Objectives Inc. Their instructors offered the FCBA their expert knowledge and training of lead in addition to a combined total of over 18 years experience in the construction industry. They were one of the first training providers accredited by the EPA to be able to offer EPA/HUD approved Renovation, Repair and Painting Courses nationally.

The EPA regulation can be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm.


The FCBA Donates a Shed to RENEW-WINGS

FCBA Donates shed to WINGS Shelter

The Four Corners Builders Association donated a storage shed to RENEW-WINGS, a safehouse for women and children, in the spring of 2009.

Pictured from left to right are Ed Dunn (FCBA), Vernon Hoffman (ProBuild), Cheryl Been (RENEW), Danny Wilkin (FCBA), and Jeff Greve (FCBA & ProBuild).


The 2008 Parade of Lights

Members of the Four Corners Builders Association spent several hours the night before the 2008 Parade of lights as well as the morning of the parade decorating the FCBA float in the McStone Aggregates shop.

Pro Build/UBC generously loaned a shed for the float and FCBA members were asked to provide signs to advertise their businesses on the float.

Everyone involved had a great time!


The Ron Kotarski, Jr. Memorial Community Playground
A Community Triumph!

The Ron Kotarski, Jr. Memorial Community Playground - Dolores

The 15,000 square foot playground was built in five days by hundreds of volunteers including members of the FCBA. The FCBA was responsible for supplying, organizing, and the checking in and out of all the tools needed to build the playground. The FCBA also supplied a truck trailer to store and inventory the tools in for the five day project. This was a tremendous feat unto itself. Everyday our volunteers were the first to arrive, and the last to leave.

The playground was completed on schedule and opened on Mother's Day. The playground was built in Dolores and is a wonderful community asset not only to Dolores, but to all of the surrounding areas.

The idea was originated by Gina Kotarski and with design and organizational help from Leathers and Associates, has become a sensational reality. This project proves that a community that works together today, can build a brighter future for tomorrow.


The Cortez Cultural Center receives a much needed upgrade!

The Cultural Center's Mission is to provide a forum for the community's educational, cultural, artistic, and scientific interests. They are the catalyst for cultural respect, continuity and innovation.

The Center hosts arts, cultural heritage, scientific lectures and performances throughout the year. The outdoor amphitheater provides an intriguing and pleasant forum for the summer Indian Dances and outdoor dramas.

The historic building was built in the beginning of the 20th Century. The Fire Marshall notified them that due to the age and condition of the exterior staircase, it would have to be replaced. The Cultural Center had a need and the Four Corners Builders Association along with the Building Class from the San Juan Vo Tech School (now Pueblo Community College) gave them some much needed help by building a new and safer staircase.

Four Corners Builders Association Members who helped were: Montezuma Builders - Ed Dunn (in picture) and his employee Alex Thorkelson, Aragorn Enterprises, LLC - Walt Stramel, Custom Carpentry and Construction - John Stramel and his employees Jerry Tavra and Chris Todacheeny, and Candelaria Construction - Jim Candelaria.

Students from the San Juan Vo Tech School were: Evelyn Simmons, Fred Bancroft, Chris Curry, and Raylon Hodgins.

Great Job to Everyone!

Cortez Cultural Center Stairs