SUHBA Names 2010 Members of the Year


SOUTHERN UTAH – Businesses of the Southern Utah Home Builders Association are honored annually for extraordinary association, industry and community service excellence with the presentation of the 2010 SUHBA “Members of the Year” awards.

The selection criteria are derived from many factors including local association service (local, national or state), community service, and various other positive contributions the business makes to the community and the Association.

This year we are pleased to present six SUHBA members with an award.


Matt Hill, Burton Lumber

Burton Lumber
Burton Lumber

Burton Lumber has been SUHBA Members since 1993 and has been a great sponsor of the Parade of Homes.  Burton Lumber & Hardware Company, the oldest lumber company native to Utah and still in operation, was organized in 1911 and has been serving the contractor trade and retail public for 100 years.  The company was founded by the Burton family and continues to be owned and operated by them, with the family’s fifth generation now active in the business.  Presently Burton Lumber has 6 locations – the corporate headquarters which includes a truss manufacturing plant, door shop and wall panel plant in Salt Lake, and full service lumberyards in St. George, Lindon, Holladay, Layton, and Logan.  Burton Lumber is a full line building material supply company specializing in lumber, trusses, windows, garage doors, fireplaces, and paint and stain grade interior and exterior doors and millwork.  Burton Lumber also offers installation of many of these products.  Burton Lumber has built its business by helping Utahns build their businesses, their homes and their communities.  It has been a successful, strong and growing partnership since 1911.  Through their service, technology and industry knowledge, Burton Lumber is poised to remain “The Contractor’s Choice” for many years to come.

Matt is originally from Denver and has worked at Burton Lumber for 16 years, and been the manager for 10 years. He has three wonderful children, 16, 14 and 4 and he enjoys supporting his children in their athletic endeavors. He also enjoys playing and umpiring softball, and a good round of golf.


Morris Peacock, Hinton Burdick CPA’s & Advisors

Morris Peacock
Morris Peacock

Morris J. Peacock, Managing Partner of HintonBurdick CPAs & Advisors since January 1992, graduated Magna Cum Laude receiving Bachelor of Arts and Master of Accountancy degrees from Southern Utah University in 1990. His academic achievements placed him on the Dean’s List and earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Morris has been an active member of SUHBA since 1998.  Morris currently serves as the Treasurer on the SUHBA Board. He assists SUHBA with its finances and provides monthly financial reports for the Board. His dedicated service to SUHBA has been outstanding.

Morris has extensive experience including audited financial statements, , compiling and reviewing personal and business financial statements, helping make forecasted/projected financial statements, setting up computer system designs, and corporate, partnership and individual tax returns.

Morris serves a wide variety of businesses and governmental entities including colleges and universities, real estate development companies, construction companies, housing authorities, retailers and wholesalers, physicians and medical centers, cities, counties, and towns, cooperating associations, non-profit organizations, and special service districts.

Morris is a specialist for the Utah State Auditor’s Office, where he acquired extensive experience in auditing areas of state treasurer’s office – public treasurer’s investment fund, workers compensation fund, State Tax Commission, college and university audits, among others.

Morris and his wife Mary Jo are the proud parents of twin girls. He is an avid sportsman and loves to hunt, fish and spend time in the outdoors.


Casey Brown, Better Professional Painting

Casey Brown
Casey Brown

Better Professional Painting has been in business over 28 year and the father and son team of Steven and Casey Brown arrived in Southern Utah over 20 years ago. They have been members of SUHBA since 1998. Casey has been an active member with SUHBA serving on the Membership Committee since 2009, and currently serves as the Chairman for the Committee. He is a strong advocate for SUHBA membership and for the building industry.  Casey credits the success of Better Professional Painting with 14 great employees, great customers and great leadership from his father. This company has served the community by painting the Children’s Justice Center with no charge for labor or materials, painted the Doctor’s Volunteer Clinic, and even painted the SUHBA offices on Mall Drive.

Casey is a devoted single dad to one seven year old daughter and a two year old son. Casey appreciates and thanks all his employees, his father, his customers, and his children.


Tracy Ence, Ence Homes

Tracy Ence
Tracy Ence

The Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA) has been very fortunate to have the support of Ence Homes as an active member since 1984.   Ence Homes has played a vital role in the health of the construction industry in Washington County.

Tracy Ence has provided support by serving on the SUHBA Board of Directors for several years and has contributed countless hours by actively participating on the Government Affairs Committee and through representation at local municipality meetings. Ence Homes has participated in every Parade of Homes since inception in 1991 and has played an important role in the continual success by building beautiful homes every year.  In addition, they have supported community building projects for non-profit organizations like the Doctors’ Volunteer Clinic, Dove Center, and the Jubilee Home.  Ence Homes has sponsored multiple SUHBA and community events and programs. Through their dedicated service and many contributions, the local Southern Utah housing community has benefited tremendously.

Ence Homes is recognized for its commitment to building energy efficient homes and reducing greenhouse emissions.  Ence Homes has been an outstanding leader in setting high building standards in our community.

Since it was founded in 1957, Ence Homes has built more than 8,500 homes throughout Southern Utah and Eastern Nevada.

The Southern Utah Home Builders Association recognizes Ence Homes as an outstanding builder in our community and appreciates the many contributions they have made in protecting and improving our local housing industry.

Tracy has served on several SUHBA Committees and Councils, including service as the SUHBA President.  He is currently serving as the Parade Chairman and the Chairman of the Storm Water Task Force.  Tracy is always there when SUHBA needs him, and he and Troy have taken the company to a higher level.

Tracy is respected by his peers.  While he would prefer to be working with the trade contractors and suppliers on the jobsite, as an owner of the company with his brother, Troy Ence, he must spend much more time inside than he prefers.

He is supported by his wife Leslie, 3 daughters and 1 son, Cody, who works with him in the Real Estate side of the business, and 4 grandchildren.

Special Awards

From time-to-time SUHBA observes individuals who should be recognized for the ethics and examples of service to the community.  More importantly their actions show all of us by example the type of principles our industry is striving to represent to our peers and our customers.

These awards are not given out every year, but this year we want to recognize two individuals. These awards are different and are given for different reasons.

2010 Above and Beyond Outstanding Service Award

Austin Anderson, AJ Construction

Austin Anderson
Austin Anderson

Austin was raised in Eastern Idaho. He began his career in construction in 1990 while still in high school.  Upon graduation, he worked on many large commercial projects from Seattle to San Diego. He met his wife, Lalonni, in 1994 and decided to settle down in St. George where they now have 3 beautiful daughters.  Austin started AJ Construction, Inc. in 1994. He joined SUHBA in 1998 and has served on the Education Committee, Parade Committee and currently on the SUHBA Board of Directors.  He has been a participant in the Parade of Homes for eight straight years. Austin takes great pride in the success of AJ Construction, Inc. He credits that to great employees, quality subcontractors, and his membership in such a great organization as SUHBA. He is excited to be able to give back to an Association that has given so much to all of us in education and the promotion of our industry.

Austin handles his personal and business issues with dignity, ethics and integrity. He works tirelessly with homeowners and other parties involved to make sure his homeowner is 100% satisfied. The building industry is lucky to have a man like him who goes above and beyond what is required or expected.

2010 Hall of Fame Award

Rick Rosenberg

Rick Rosenberg
Rick Rosenberg

Rosenberg & Associates has been members of SUHBA since 1998.  They have donated resources for the Doctor’s Volunteer Clinic and Habitat for Humanity.  Rick Rosenberg has served many years on the SUHBA Board of Directors as the Government Relations Liaison, served on the Scholarship Committee, Government Relations Task Force, Workforce Housing, Rock Walls Special Committee, Parade Inspections, Building Codes & Inspections Task Force, and Associate Vice President on the Executive Committee.  Carol has been thankful that an individual with such expertise could be by her side in so many different challenges throughout the years.  He is absolutely one of the best sources of information on issues she has worked with, and to have him supporting our causes has been awesome.  She reports he is also a heck of a lot of fun!

Outside of SUHBA, he has served as a member of the Dixie Area Workforce Housing Affordability Committee, and on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council. He has been active in the urban fisheries program, the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers and very involved in scouting for over 25 years.  And in his spare time, Rick currently serves as Santa Clara City Mayor and tries to get as much fly fishing in as he can.

Rick is an invaluable component to Southern Utah and Southern Utah Home Builders Association team.  We appreciate the many hours Rick has spent on behalf of SUHBA and the community.

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