Meet Your 2020 Senior Officers
January 1, 2020
President Sherry Schwab, HCS Construction Services Co.
Sherry Schwab has been a BIAW member for more than 25 years and heavily involved in leadership at BIAW, as well as her local association, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS).
At the state level, Schwab has served as a BIAW director, chair of the Remodelers Council, Legislative Policy Committee, and a trustee on the Washington Affordable Housing Council.
In 2017, she served as National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Area chair Region 15, representing members in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. Sherry is also a leader in the Professional Women in Building group and received NAHB’s 2016 Professional Women in Business member of the year.
As a long-time supporter of the industry, Sherry remains one of BIAW’s top recruiters with 1,702 Spike credits.
For her contributions to the industry, she has received top awards from MBAKS, named BIAW Remodeler of the Year in 2002, and was inducted into the BIAW Hall of Fame in 2011 and the MBAKS Hall of Fame in 2019.
First Vice President Tracy Doriot, Doriot Construction
Tracy Doriot has been a strong supporter of his local association, the Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIACC) and BIAW. He has held numerous leadership positions with BIACC, serving as president in 2010 and 2016, as well as several other roles.
Tracy has also been an active member of BIAW, participating in the Washington Affordable Housing Council and the Legislative Policy Committee. For his outstanding leadership and service to the industry, he was named a nominee for BIAW Builder of the Year in 2017.
Secretary Nick Gilliland, Blasingame Insurance
Nick Gilliland began working in the insurance industry in 2013 as an operations manager for Aetna Insurance. In 2015 he attained his property casualty license and was hired at Blasingame Insurance.
As a strong supporter of his local association, the Spokane Home Builders Association serving as a board member, as well as a director on the Young Professionals Council.
Nick was honored in 2018 with an Associate Appreciation Award for his dedication and service to the home building industry at the local, state, and national levels.
Treasurer Joseph Irons, Irons Brothers Construction
During his nearly 20 years as a member, Joseph has been very active in leadership at his local association, MBAKS. He served as executive board president in 2016 and chair for both MBAKS and BIAW’s Remodelers Councils.
He is an active member of NAHB’s Remodelers Board of Trustees, as well as having served as BIAW’s representative on the executive board.
Joseph’s commitment to the industry shows with his numerous remodeling excellence awards from MBAKS and BIAW, and being recently designated as a BIAW Certified Builder.
Second Vice President LouAnne Neill, Neill Construction Services
As a BIAW member since 1991, LouAnne has been active at her local association, the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities, serving as chair on the Membership and Parade of Homes committees. She also volunteers her time on the annual Home & Garden and Fall Home Show committees. Additionally, she regularly participates in membership drives, accumulating 243 Spike credits.
LouAnne serves on BIAW’s Associate Advisory Council, Membership Committee, and is a trustee of the Washington Affordable Housing Council. For her service to the home building industry, she received BIAW’s Associate Appreciation Award in 2016.
Immediate Past President Rick Hjelm, Phase II General Contractor, Inc.
Rick Hjelm has been a member of BIAW for more than 20 years and recently became a BIAW Certified Builder.
During that time, he has held numerous leadership roles with his local, the Master Builders Association of Pierce County, serving twice as president, and chairing several committees and councils.
At the state level, Hjelm has served as chair of BIAW’s Legislative Policy Committee, Local Association Presidents Council, Education Committee, and Remodelers Council.
Rick is a dedicated recruiter for the industry, earning a whopping 513 Spike credits.