The Red Badger Award

The Red Badger Award

Persistence in problem-solving. Never giving up. Doing whatever it takes to service the needs of the customer. These are “Badger-like” behaviors that exemplify RedBuilt™ associates who win the annual Red Badger award.

 

2019 Red Badger Award Winner:

 

Tim Kolb, Project Manager in Boise, Idaho
March 2020 will be his 23rd year with RedBuilt.

  • Tim has a great depth of product and design knowledge. That, coupled with his attention to detail and passion for doing things the right way, allows him to anticipate issues before they arise.
  • What sets him apart is his empathy and ability to balance the customer’s needs with RedBuilt’s needs and keep both parties moving forward.
  • Tim always has a “let’s do this” attitude and uses it to encourage his team members around him.

In the words of a customer: “He has been awesome since his first day. He does everything he says he is going to do. He is great about following up, and if things aren’t getting answered fast enough, he calls to see if he can talk with others directly involved, to help expedite. He’s thorough, organized and a pleasure to work with. He’s great.”

Partnership With SmartLam

SmartLam North America™ and RedBuilt™ are proud to announce their partnership to supply Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers and contractors for projects using the popular mass timber building technology.

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Using Wood Products in Green Building Design

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COVID-19

RedBuilt knows that these are unprecedented times, and we are prepared to be flexible and adapt quickly to the changing landscape.

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Wood-related conferences for architects and engineers

If you’re looking for a design or building conference, here are eight upcoming events for both architects and engineers.

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Why you should prioritize carbon sequestration when building

Implementing green building practices means using fewer resources, reducing waste, and decreasing life cycle costs. Sustainable design yields faster lease up rates, higher resale value, and lower energy use.

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Associate Professional Engineer Certifications

We help people build commercial structures, and internally we help build people. 

We know that all structures have a blueprint to follow. Blueprints depict a clear picture of the finished product. Along with blueprints; there are key milestones along the way. Professional development is one of those milestones and a point of pride at RedBuilt.

That’s why we’d like to recognize three engineers in our crew that have reached an important milestone — becoming licensed professional engineers.

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“The 951” in Downtown Boise

All wood. Mid-rise. Mixed use.

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White Paper: Strut Bracing

Next time you see bundles of what looks like truss webs delivered with your RedBuilt™ open-web trusses, make sure your contractor understands the purpose and installs them—strut bracing is there for their safety.

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Walking the Talk: Safety and Quality

Safety and quality, two core values that established the company more than 50 years ago, still hold true with RedBuilt today. They sound good, yet how does RedBuilt really “walk the talk” when it comes to safety of its associates and the quality of our products?

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From lumber mill to flowerpot – the journey of lumber wrap

Because our trusses use a lot of MSR lumber, RedLam™ LVL or LSL, a lot of plastic lumber wrap is peeled off bundles as we get to work turning that material into RedBuilt trusses. At our Hillsboro, OR plant we bag up every bit of that wrap for recycling—adding up to about 5 tons per year!

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