Mike Colby, owner of Mike Colby & Sons in Richland, was named Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities.
He received the Builder Appreciation Award this week from the Building Industry Association of Washington. Given each year to one builder member of every local HBA, the award recognizes a member's contributions to the building industry.
Colby joined HBA in the early '90s and became a board member in 1992. He re-joined from 1996-2003, then took some time off to go back to school. He re-joined again in 2005 and has been an active member since. He re-joined the board in 2011, serving as vice president. He served as president in 2012 and will continue as president through 2013.
The HBA is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 600 member companies who employ almost 10,000 people in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla areas.