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R. KENT MORTENSEN

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R. KENT MORTENSEN

GENERAL OVERVIEW

R. Kent Mortensen has been involved in the construction industry for more than 30 years starting his own business in February of 1978. In those years, he has been a home builder and general contractor which has allowed him to work in every aspect of the residential and light commercial construction business. He has achieved a reputation of quality construction, integrity, fairness and honesty throughout the Boise area in Idaho. He has also been very involved with the local, state, and national building associations and has served in many leadership positions. He has served in construction related litigation as a professional witness, inspector of homes for construction defects and pour quality workmanship for attorneys and their clients. He has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America and has served in many positions in the scouting program.

He has been extensively involved in the following areas:
Residential Construction:
Sales & marketing, contracts & negotiation, business management, construction management, construction accounting & bookkeeping, material & cost estimating, energy usage calculations, framing/carpentry (12 Years), finish carpentry, residential drafting, concrete - foundation & flatwork, job scheduling, warranty work/customer service, fire damaged demolition and re-construction of residential homes, remodeling and additions to existing homes.

Commercial Construction:
Construction management, scheduling, material & cost estimating, etc.
Types of Commercial Construction:
    - Group Homes for assisted living (typical Residential type structure with ADA requirements)
    - Dentist Office’s (Stick Frame with masonry Veneer)
    - Bar and Grill (Block Construction)
    - Idaho State Liquor Store (Block Construction)
    - HVAC shop & Office (Block and Stick Frame)
    - Bank Building (Stick Frame)
These projects also included parking lot, parking lot drainage and curb construction

EDUCATION

Kent started his higher education at Ricks College with an emphasis in architectural drafting, which also included studies in engineering drafting, woodworking and finishes, cabinet construction and residential electrical wiring. He later changed his emphasis in studies to Building Technologies (now called construction management) at Brigham Young University which included studies in material and cost estimating, architectural drafting, sheet metal and ornamental iron, wood structure framing, etc.

He has also completed a course on the residential requirements of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)provided by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Completed several continuing education course’s over the years related to construction, provided by NAHB at their annual International Builders Show (IBS)

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENTS

Local Involvement

  • Member of the Building Contractors Association of South West Idaho (BCASWI) since 1987
  • Served the BCASWI as Vice-President Secretary in 1991
  • Served the BCASWI as 1st Vice-President in 1992
  • Served the BCASWI as President in 1993
  • Served as the Parade of Homes Chairman for the BCASWI in 1997
  • Since 1988 he has served on various BCASWI committees including but not limited to: Chairman of the Builders Council (3 years) Chairman of the Building Codes Committee
  • Currently Serving on the Board of Directors of the BCASWI as a Life Director
  • Served as Scout Master, Varsity Coach, Venture Crew Leader, Committee Chairman, Unit Commissioner, and many other positions for over 30 years for the Ore-Ida Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Served on Gov Batts Idaho Affordable Housing Advisory Task Force in 1997
  • Served in many leadership positions in the church that he attends

State Involvement

  • Served on the Idaho Building Contractors Association (IBCA) Board of Directors - Since 1989
  • Served as 2nd Vice President of the IBCA in 1996-97
  • Served as 1st Vice President of the IBCA 1997-98
  • Served as President of the IBCA 1998-99
  • Served on various committees for the State Association
  • Currently serving on the Board of Directors as a Life Director of IBCA

National Involvement

  • Served as a Director on the Board of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) January 1992 through January 1999 Then again from January 2007 to Present
  • Served as the Idaho State Representative to the NAHB January 2007 through 2009
  • Served as an Executive Director for the NAHB January 2007 through 2009

SPECIAL AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

    - Awarded “BUILDER OF THE YEAR” by his peers from the BCASWI in 1993
    - Awarded the “DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT” by the Bigfoot District, Boy Scouts of America
    - Awarded “BUILDER OF THE YEAR” by his peers from the IBCA in 2000
    - Awarded “COMPANY OF THE YEAR” by his peers from the IBCA in 2001
   - His company has received several awards over the years from the “Parade of Homes” including: Public’s Choice Award, Peoples Choice Award, Best Overall Parade Winner and many other awards.