The T. Wayne Kondor Builder of the Year Award, named after the late Wayne Kondor, was developed to highlight a builder that is involved in the Vermont Homebuilders and Remodelers Association, as well as his/her community.
Ward has been an active member of the Vermont Homebuilders and Remodelers Association (HBRA), serving as President of the Association in 2010. Ward also is a founding member of the Green Council, Government Affairs and Education Committees at HBRA. As a strong supporter and proponent of the building trades, Ward regularly testifies on building issues at the Statehouse in Montpelier, has been interviewed by various media outlets and has served on study committees as an expert in the residential field.
Throughout Ward’s community he is not only recognized for his round red spectacles but for his tireless efforts serving as vice-president of the Valley Art Foundation. Ward participates in the famous Warren Fourth of July parade and sponsors many local events including the Mad Marathon. He raised his two children in Warren and resides in Fayston with his wife Nancy.
Turtle Creek Builders is a hands-on custom home building and remodeling firm based in the Mad River Valley and serving all of central Vermont. They specialize in ‘green’ building practices in both the building and the construction process. Ward Smyth was the first builder in Vermont to be designated “Certified Green Professional.”