Is recognition the greatest motivator?
For Ron Penton, Preconstruction and Business Development Manager of LaRosa Building Group, receiving the 2021 Allied Member of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects is certainly a well-deserved honor. But his motivation stems from his commitment to construction excellence, his passion for working collaboratively with his team, and his fierce determination to provide innovative solutions to complex challenges.
The Allied Member of the Year award, launched in 2018, recognizes Allied Members who are not architects, but by their interest, participation, and concern have promoted and contributed significantly to the profession of architecture through their membership and participation in the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Ron has been a part of the AIA Connecticut Allied Committee since the launch of the committee in 2018. Prior, he worked with AIA both formally and informally and regularly attended their conventions for decades.
A veteran of the construction industry since 1987, Ron has led more than 150 projects from initial conception through design and preconstruction planning into full construction. His credentials include more than 40 years of business development, project management, and field experience in construction and engineering. Ron has worked on design-build, fast-track, general construction, general trades, construction management, and construction administration projects.
“I have enjoyed working with a wide range of architects during my career and appreciate the recognition,” says Ron Penton.
An award may be an external motivator. But for a seasoned professional like Ron, who has embraced every type of project, from commercial, municipal, institution, multi-family, residential new construction and renovation projects, the pride of success is the driving force that has earned him the respect of both his internal and external team members and this prestigious award from the American Institute of Architects.