b'THE OFFICIAL NFBA MAGAZINEJOHN HILLLEADING BY EXAMPLEEach year NFBA recognizes one individual with the highest honor of the associationthe Bernon G. Perkins Award, named in honor of a true pioneer of the post-frame industry. Perkins furthered the pole buildings evolution from a temporary structure SPECIAL RECOGNITIONinto a long-lasting one.We keep his legacy at the forefront by annually recognizing an individual that has shown exemplary dedication to the post-frame industry. T he 2018 Bernon G. Perkins Awardin the development of the NFBAs Post-Recipient was John Hill. John firstFrame Marketing Initiative.This first-of-became involved in the post-frameits-kind collaborative industry marketing industry back in 1988 when he was namedeffort was aimed squarely at providing GeneralManagerofLesterBuildingsnew opportunities for everyone operating Clear Brook, Virginia operation.In thoseinthepost-frameconstructionspace.early years, John focused on expanding aJohn truly believed that if it was good strong Midwestern brand to the east coast.forpostframeitwasgoodforLester Over the years, as he assumed broaderandfreelysharedinsightsgatheredat responsibilities in the company, he was charged with growing the Lester businessLester with the association in an effort byincreasingtheapplicationofpost- tobenefittheindustryasawhole.frame construction to markets that hadHewillinglychallengedtheindustry not traditionally been served.As Nationalbyleadingbyexample;contributing Accounts Manager in the late 90s, Johnfinancially and asking others to follow.developed relationships that resulted inToday,JohnisPresidentofLester the rollout of national commercial buildingBuildings. Outside of work, he thoroughly programs such as Purina Mills Americasenjoys spending time with his growing Country Store, Sears Hometown Stores,family, golf, pheasant hunting, Kansas andBestFriendsPetCarefacilities.CityChiefsfootball,KansasJayhawks In 2004, John joined the Board of Directorsbasketballandhomeimprovement.of the National Frame Building AssociationJohn is not only an amazing husband, andeventuallybecameChairman,fatherandgrandparentbuta apositionheheldfrom2009-2011.tremendous ambassador for post frame.HebroughtanadmirablespiritofIfyouknowofsomeonedeservingof collaboration and that aforementionedthe Bernon G. Perkins Award in 2020, work ethic to his role.He worked withnominatethembyvisitingwww.nfba.others to expand the use of post-frameorgandclickingontheAwardstab. constructionintothecommercialQuestions? Call NFBA at 800-557-6957. marketplace, and played an integral roleNominations are due by January 11, 2020.28 /FRAME BUILDER -NOV2019'