Record month for roofing company; Big O Tires donates $65,000 for Katrina relief

Ken Dillon, president of D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, announced that August was a record month for the company, which completed $2.2 million in projects.

"After setting a record in June with almost similar revenue figures, we came right back in August to beat that and establish a new mark," he said.

Dillon said the company landed $1.9 million in major new projects and continues to have a steady flow of residential jobs.

The two largest new projects, at $500,000 each, are AMB properties in Hayward and San Leandro, Calif., and Prologis in Sparks. Other projects include Longs Drugs, Reno; Walgreens new stores in Fallon and northwest Reno; City Center, Carson City; Sandcreek, Fernley; Gallagher Fish Hatchery and the Family Resource Center, both in Elko.

D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal is ranked 37th on the list of the top 100 roofing companies in America. It's headquartered in Sparks and has offices in Elko, Carson City and Portola, Calif. It handles both residential and commercial roofing projects.

COUNTRY Insurance & Financial Services agent Sean Marler, of Carson City, is registered to offer customers expanded financial planning and investment management services.

To obtain the investment adviser representative registration, Marler met state licensing requirements and completed a certification program combining classroom sessions and personal study.

Marler serves clients from the COUNTRY office at 1664 Highway 395, Suite 104, Minden. The office phone number is 775-782-8363.

Garrett Lepire joined Ascent Home Loans as a loan officer. Lepire is involved with home mortgages, refinancing and loan services throughout Northern Nevada.

Lepire is a lifelong Carson City resident and a 2000 graduate of Carson High School. He has been a Realtor since his graduation. He works for Realty Executive Nevada's Choice and plans on integrating both the real estate and loan business into one full-service business. He can be reached at 720-4712.

Wanetta Henderson, of Bibee & Associates of Carson City, was honored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors for dedication and ongoing leadership in the insurance industry. The society honored her for 10 years of successfully maintaining the certified insurance counselor designation.

Luxury home builder, HomeCrafters, has announced plans for a semi-custom home, gated community in the foothills of south Reno. The Reserve at Monte Rosa will be located off of Mount Rose Highway, just east of the Thomas Creek intersection and includes the site formerly occupied by the historic Lancer restaurant.

The Reserve at Monte Rosa includes 64 home sites, an interpretive nature trail featuring life-sized bronzed animals from local artist Mike Boyce and a wildlife museum. The project officially broke ground in August of this year and is in the preliminary stages of construction. The grand opening is scheduled for July/August 2006, when the model homes will open to the public. HomeCrafters will open a sales trailer at the Monte Rosa location in early November 2005 and will begin taking reservations in December for the first limited release of eight homes.

Home sites range in size from one-third an acre to one acre, and incorporate the topography of the area to create a natural environment. Most homes will overlook the banks of Whites Creek, including views of downtown Reno, the Truckee Meadows and Mount Rose.

The Sanctuary at Monte Rosa museum will house and display a world-class, life-size collection of exotic wild sheep, ibex and other trophy animals. The museum will be owned and operated by Nevada Bighorns Unlimited.

For more information about HomeCrafters and The Reserve at Monte Rosa, call Lori Welsh of Dickson Realty at 741-5150 or log on to

Michael Hohl RV in Carson City was recognized as a 2005 Circle of Excellence winner by Winnebago Industries Inc.

For more than 20 years, Winnebago has recognized dealers for achieving superior customer satisfaction as it relates to the customers' sales and service experience with the dealer.

"We are pleased to acknowledge Michael Hohl RV on its excellence in sales and customer service," said Roger Martin, Winnebago vice president of sales and marketing.

Citizens for Affordable Homes, Inc. will host its fourth annual Strategic Planning Seminar 5-9 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Carson Nugget banquet room and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at The Carson Nugget. This year's event will again be sponsored by Citibank. CAHI partners and staff will make presentations Friday evening. Saturday will be a working session with the board of directors, financial partners and persons that may be interested in becoming involved with the organization.

The seminar is open to all CAHI partners, contributors and persons interested in becoming involved with the organization. Call 883-7101 for a reservation.

A check for $65,000 was presented to American Red Cross from Big O Tires. The donation was provided to help fund Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The money was raised by the company's 560 franchisees as well as from Big O Tires, Inc. and its parent company, TBC Corp.

Members of Laborers' Union Local 169/AFL-CIO recently repaved the parking lot of the American Red Cross in southeast Reno. Materials and labor totaled $30,000, which was donated under sponsorship of the Northern Nevada Laborers-Associated General Contractors Training Fund.

n Contact reporter Becky Bosshart at or 881-1212.


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