IntermountainDave Love, president and CEO of New Star General Contractors, has been nominated to join Park City’s Peace House board of directors. Peace House is a nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence through education, support services and help from the Peace House Shelter, which New Star helped build in 1995 by donating labor and materials.

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Dave Love

Love was elected as Peace House’s eighth board member. He has owned New Star for 24 years. During his career, Love has managed construction projects ranging from Deer Valley’s Stein Eriksen Lodge, Talisker Park at Tuhaye, Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park and Silver Lake Lodge and Glenwild Clubhouse.

The Utah Best of State Organization recently selected Staker Parson Cos. as the 2010 Best of State Medal Winner in the Manufacturing-Mineral Mining/Stone Quarrying.

2010 marks the seventh year that Staker Parson has won the award. The Best of State Medal is awarded to individuals, businesses and organizations that excel, use innovative approaches or methods and contribute to a better quality of life in Utah.

The awards recognize outstanding businesses enhance the quality of life and enrich the culture, economy and reputation of Utah through exceptional services, products and accomplishments.

Electrical Contractors Inc. announced it has been named Contractor of the Year by ConocoPhillips’ Midcontinent Business Unit, which spans 10 states, from Texas to North Dakota and from Alabama to Utah.

Known for its emphasis on safety awareness, ConocoPhillips Co. is one of the largest integrated energy companies in the United States, the fifth-largest refiner, one of the top five largest private-sector energy corporations in the world, and No. 4 on the 2009 Fortune 500 list.

The COY award is open to all types of contractors doing work for ConocoPhillips. The award recognizes ECI’s safety record on ConocoPhillips projects, as well its commitment to innovation, performance and reliability during the 2009 period.

James S. Wright was recently named a shareholder of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless. Wright practices construction and real estate law. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2005 and received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 2002. Before joining Parr Brown, Wright was an associate with the Salt Lake office of O’Melveny & Myers.

Colorado Greg Schreiner of ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, the commercial landscape maintenance division of ValleyCrest Landscape Cos., was recently promoted to vice president of the firm’s Colorado region.

Schreiner joined ValleyCrest five years ago and for the past three years has served as regional manager for the Colorado region. During that period, the company grew from one branch in 2007 to five branches.

He started his career with ValleyCrest as the branch manager of the Denver branch. Subsequently, he has been involved in its expansion and acquisition throughout the region. ValleyCrest’s current operations include Denver Metro, Denver South, Colorado Springs, Northern Colorado and a recently opened Denver West office.

Dave Carney, chief financial officer for Fransen Pittman General Contractors, was voted president-elect for the Colorado Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association, and was also selected as the chapter’s Member of the Year for 2010.

Established in 1981, CFMA’s general members represent financial managers within the construction industry. The organization has a core purpose of providing resources to meet challenges of construction financial professionals.

AMI Mechanical will enter its 20th year in business, and to celebrate the anniversary, the company will roll out a new logo along with updated marketing material for all divisions, including construction, service, facilities and program management.

Founded in 1991, AMI Mechanical is a locally owned, full-service mechanical contractor headquartered in Thornton. The firm specializes in design-build contracting with more than $40 million in annual billings.

Recently completed projects include 200,000 sq ft of campus housing at the University of Northern Colorado, a 250,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant for Vestas Nacelle, and a NIST central plant with more than 3,000 tons of cooling.

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