Redstone Commercial Group

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Awards

April 2013 

Redstone is awarded the 2012 Architectual Excellence Award for Redstone Lofts

Pictured below is Larry Williams from Redstone giving his acceptance speech.


Photo by Sally McCay

Burlington Business Association's Architectural Excellence Award, given in memory of Hertzel Pa­sackow, owner of the Mayfair on upper Church Street and founding member of both the BBA and the Church Street Mar­ketplace Commission. The developers, UVM alumni Doug Nedde ’84 and Larry Williams ’81, accepted the award at the April 4 dinner ceremony.

 

May 2012

Redstone is awarded the 2011 President's Award and Annual Affinity Award from the UnitedWayof Chittenden County for achieving 80% campaign participation, $75 per capita employee giving and $35 per capita corporate giving during Redstone's November 2011 "Thanks for Giving" campaign.  Pictured is Stacey Lax, Redstone's campaign leader and United Way Key Person.

 

 

 

 

 July 2010

Redstone is awarded the Chittenden County Historical Society's Preservation Award in the Residential Category for preserving the historical integrity of the 1903 Hinds Lofts building in downtown Burlington, and adapting this once clothing manufacturing facility to residences for future generations.

 

 

 

May 2010

Redstone received the Bronze Award certificate from the United Way of Chittenden County for our 2009 workplace campaign for achieving 80% campaign participation and an 85% increase in dollars pledged over last year's campaign.  Pictured: Larry Williams.

 

 

 

 

May 2010

CLIF® BAR Recognizes Bolton Valley for Eco-Efforts with Annual Silver Eagle Award.  On May 1st, 2010 during the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) National Convention and Tradeshow held in Championsgate, Florida, CLIF® BAR, the leading organic-certified energy bar, honored Bolton Valley with the 2010 Silver Eagle Award for Excellence in Energy Conservation/Clean Energy.  Bolton Valley is the 2nd ski area  in the nation, and  the first in Vermont, to install its own wind turbine.  The 121-foot-tall Northwind 100 Wind Turbine is now producing 300,000 kilowatt hours of power annually — about 1/8th of Bolton Valley’s total energy needs and an amount equivalent to the electricity consumed by 40 to 45 Vermont households. Other Silver Eagle Award finalists in this category included Killington (Vermont) and Whistler Blackcomb (BC, Canada).

Established in 1993, the Golden & Silver Eagle Awards for Environmental Excellence recognize the environmental achievements of ski areas. The awards honor members of the NSAA, which represents the majority of ski area owners and operators in North America. Clif Bar & Company, which employs wind energy, biodiesel, waste reduction and other initiatives to reduce its own footprint on the planet, is the administrator of the awards program.  To view the full press release and complete list of Eagle Award winners go to http://www.nsaa.org/nsaa/press/0910/nc-100501-gea.asp.  Larry Williams, Partner of both Redstone and Bolton Valley, is pictured at the far right.

 

 

 

 

 September 2009

On September 16, 2009 Erik Hoekstra represented Redstone in accepting a Smart Growth Award for the first phases of the Banknorth Block Project!   This was a joint award for The Hinds Lofts, King Street Housing and the Farrell project. These beginning phases of the BankNorth Block project were nominated and chosen among a large pool of development plans and projects. Pictured from left to right Noelle MacKay Executive Director Smart Growth Vermont; Erik Hoekstra Development Manager Redstone; Nancy Owens President Housing Vermont; Amy Demetrowitz Director of Real Estate Development Champlain Housing Trust; John Ewing Board Chair Smart Growth Vermont. Photo credit: Craig Bailey. 

April 2009

Redstone Owners & Partners, Larry Williams and Doug Nedde, proudly accepted the Burlington Architectural Excellence Award for the Hall Block building at 210 College Street at the annual Burlington Business Association Dinner & Annual Meeting held on April 9th at the Sheraton Hotel. The award was created in honor of Hertzel Pasackow - "For a significant contribution to the physical or architectural quality of Burlington." The project was the renovation of the historic Hall Block, a 5 story brick commercial building in downtown Burlington.

 

Pictured from left to right: Kelly Devine (BBA Executive Director), Jay Pasackow (son of Hertzel Pasackow), Larry Williams (Redstone Owner/Partner), Doug Nedde (Redstone Owner/Partner), Andrea Sisino (BBA Chairperson, immediate past), and Phelan Fritz (BBA Chairperson, current)

October 2007

Redstone was the recipient of Vermont Business Magazine 5x5x5 award for “Companies to Watch” at a September reception at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington. Governor James Douglas along with Key Bank District President Scott Carpenter presented the awards to 25 companies in five different categories. The 5x5x5 Growth Awards celebrate the achievements of the top 5 businesses throughout Vermont in 5 different categories over the last 5 years, based on growth. Redstone lead the “Companies to Watch” category with a 487.5% growth over the past five years. Since launching the business in 1992, partners Doug Nedde and Larry Williams have grown the company from a two-man operation to a full-fledged, four division company with 17 employees. In a recent article in Business People magazine, Nedde states, “When we offer someone brokerage services, we can also provide them vast experience in many other areas of real estate – permitting, property management, construction, environmental remediation.” This is what has ultimately added to the overall growth and success of the company. Redstone is a full-service Vermont commercial real estate firm located in downtown Burlington, VT offering a wide range of commercial and residential real estate services including brokerage, development, property management and construction.
Pictured from left to right: Key Bank District President Scott Carpernter, Redstone partner Larry Williams, Governor James Douglas, Redstone partner Doug Nedde and Vermont Business Magazine's John Boutin.

September 2007

In response to Smart Growth Vermont’s initiative of forging growth and conservation solutions for Vermont communities and rural countryside, Redstone and Housing Strategies, Inc. (HSI) were recipients of the 2007 Smart Growth Merit Award for the Marble Works Residences’ development in downtown Middlebury, VT. According to Smart Growth Vermont, “Set in the Marble Works Historic District on the banks of Otter Creek, this project adds the missing element to this downtown location – housing. Built on less than one acre, these 30 units will allow their new homeowners pedestrian access to a lively mix of restaurants, shops, professional offices, and recreational opportunities. Over five acres was also set aside for public access to the river for fishing and paddling.” Smart growth describes a pattern of land development that uses land efficiently, reinforces community vitality and protects natural resources. It is about promoting development that is good for the economy, community and the environment. According to Erik Hoekstra, Redstone’s Development Manager, “It was the goal of the project to find a site location in an urban area with access to a thriving downtown community. The project utilized roughly 5.8 acres of land with a minimal building foot print of just under 12,000 SF. This represents 2.5% lot coverage, leaving a vast majority of the site as conserved land along Otter Creek.” The Marble Works Residences are spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom homes. They range in size from 950 to 2,550 square feet. The project includes energy efficient appliances and HVAC systems. Each unit is equipped with an Energy Star rated refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer. The project’s unit density allows for more efficient heating and cooling due to the vast number of shared walls. Also the majority of the building’s parking is located underground minimizing storm water run off, and an overall smaller building foot print.

September 2007

Following the secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, Redstone was recently awarded the 2007 Preservation Award from the Chittenden County Historical Society for the renovation and restoration of the historic Shelburne Inn in Shelburne, VT. Dating from 1796, the Shelburne Inn is the oldest in the Shelburne National Register District. The Shelburne Inn was constructed by Benjamin Harrington who came to Shelburne from New Haven, CT after the Revolutionary War. In 1788, Benjamin purchased a farm in the center of town and the next year he laid out the main road from Middlebury to Burlington, now US Rte. 7 and soon was serving travelers and locals with his strategically-sited Inn. Since then, the Inn has seen many owners and has served a number of community functions including a ball room, post office and meeting hall. During the restoration, Redstone Development removed features added during the 60’s and 70’s in order to restore the building to its original state. The large wrap-around porch, added in 1910 was reconstructed to its original glory. The Inn and its current use as office, restaurant and retail space has brought new life to Shelburne Village. The Chittenden County Historical Society was founded in 1965 by area residents who shared a deep interest in the history of Chittenden County and the Champlain Valley Region. CCHS is a non-profit membership organization whose mission it is to encourage discovery and publication of historical material, to promote original research about the area, to highlight specific topics in history through informative presentations, and to recognize efforts to preserve our past by making annual awards.

December 2006

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce Publicity and Promotions Committee is pleased to announce that the December 2006 Business of the Month award recipient is Redstone. The real estate and development company was selected in part because it contributes to the economic growth of Addison County as well as being civic-minded by allowing employees to contribute either time or money to community service. While Redstone is based on Burlington, the firm’s portfolio includes several projects in Middlebury, in particular the development of Battell Hill Town Homes on Seminary Street, Catamount Office Park on Exchange Street, and most notably the Marble Works Residences, a 30 unit condominium complex presently under construction in the Marble Works Historic District. Duncan Harris, a resident of Ferrisburg and volunteer fire fighter, has worked as a Sales & Leasing Agent for Redstone for almost 4 years. He is very active in the commercial real estate market in Addison County. He acknowledges the differences between the Burlington and Middlebury markets and explains how his involvement in the local community gives him a better understanding of the economy, the business owners, and the trends. Pictured from left to right: Duncan S. Harris of Redstone and Darcy Tarte, Chair of the ACCOC Publicity & Promotions Committee]

May 2005

Redstone won 1st place for the Display Excellence Award in the 10’x10’ display booth category while exhibiting at the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO 2005 in late May in Burlington, VT. Judges noted the simple yet sophisticated design as well as pre-event marketing efforts that helped draw people to the show. Redstone has been an exhibitor at the tradeshow for over 5 (non-consecutive) years. The highly attended event generated tremendous exposure for the commercial real estate firm. Redstone’s brokerage team accepted the award from Curtis Picard, Vice President of International Trade of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left to right: Curtis Picard, Duncan Harris, Linda I. Letourneau and Rachel DiGiammarino.

November 2004

Redstone received the 2004 Business of the Year Award (Under 20 Employees) before a sold-out crowd of more than 650 members of the business community, during the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner held November 9, 2004. Redstone was commended for its growth and success over the last 12 years, as well as for its ability to create a supportive atmosphere for its employees. Redstone co-owners Doug Nedde and Larry Williams were recognized for their generosity of time, serving as volunteers for organizations including the Humane Society of Chittenden County, Mobius, the UVM Alumni Association and the United Way.

Additionally, Doug and Larry encourage Redstone employees to get involved in the local community (even during company time), and many are serving on Boards, organizing charity events, working as volunteer fire fighters, foster parents, and more.

2003

The Preservation Trust Award
The Chittenden County Historical Society Award

2002

The Historic Preservation Award – 2002

The Hall Block
210 College Street, Burlington, VT
19,600 SF - 4 Story
Class A Multi-tenant Office & Retail Building
$2,700,000
Anchor Tenants: Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP and Redstone