ENR Mountain States is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s regional Legacy Awards, given to one individual in the Intermountain area and one from the Colorado/Wyoming and the Plains states region.
They are Ray Nunn, chairman and founder of Nunn Construction in Colorado Springs, and Peter Catchpole, senior project manager with Power Engineers in Hailey, Idaho.
The Legacy Awards are given annually by ENR regional editors to an individual (or individuals) who have achieved a lifetime legacy of service in design and construction, and who have given above and beyond to their professions and the communities in which they live.
This year’s Legacy winner on the Colorado side, Ray Nunn founded Nunn Construction in 1983 and continues to serve as the chairman of the company. He recently passed the role of president to his son, Tyson, but remains an active participant in the general contracting firm through mentorship, community engagement and business development.
Ray Nunn has a long history of industry and community service. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, as an Advisory Board Member of the Salvation Army and as an active member of the Colorado Springs Rotary Club.
He has served on the AGC Colorado board of directors for more than seven years. As well as being a past chairman, vice chairman and member of the associations’ management committee.
Under Nunn’s leadership, his general contracting firm has constructed dozens of well-known buildings around southern Colorado.
“Ray believes that honesty is the key component to being a successful business owner,” said Andrea Dubbert, business development manager at Nunn Construction.
Peter Catchpole is a transmission systems expert whose career in the power industry spans more than four decades. He has tackled some of Power Engineers’ most challenging transmission design projects while mentoring a new generation of transmission engineers.
His industry-wide impacts include a key role in the development and organization of Power Engineers’ Power Delivery Design Conference, which attracts utility participants from across the U.S. and Canada and around the world. The conference is now approaching its 26th year.
He has spearheaded many key projects, including leading a team of engineers in the design of steel cable installations for two nationally televised high-wire walks by daredevil Nik Wallenda. Those included the 1,400-ft Niagara Falls walk in June 2012 and the Grand Canyon walk in June 2013.
Catchpole also was the project manager and design lead for installation of the world’s second high-voltage transmission line catenary structure in the remote coastal mountains of British Columbia.
“Transmission projects are his passion, and his design solutions are creative, reliable and highly successful, just what you’d expect from an industry trailblazer,” said Power Engineers CEO Bret Moffett.