February 2, 2011 - The Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders honored David Endy for a lifetime of service and achievement in advancing the systems-built industry and contributing to the efforts of the BSC.
Endy, president of Stratford Homes LP based in Stratford, Wis., received the S.A. Walters Systems-Built Achievement Award at an awards ceremony and luncheon held during the BSC's annual SHOWCASE event held in New Orleans Nov. 7-10. The S.A. Walters Systems-Built Achievement award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the industrialized housing industry in the United States.
"Since he first dipped his toe into the industry more than two decades ago, David has been a great example of how hard work and dedication can make you successful in the systems-built industry," said Vic DePhillips, 2010 BSC chair and president of Signature Building Systems, a modular manufacturer in Moosic, Pa. "It is because of these attributes and, more importantly, his dedication to helping the industry, that he is so deserving of this honor."
Endy became involved in the systems-built industry while working for VCI Capital of Long Lake, Minn., where he oversaw Stratford Homes, a small modular home manufacturer that VCI Capital had recently acquired.
Under Endy's guidance, Stratford Homes LP quickly grew and expanded, with Endy launching Stratford Building Corporation in Rathdrum, Idaho. He now serves as the president of both modular builders, as well as vice president of VCI Capital and treasurer of Schaefer Ventilation Equipment in Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Endy became a BSC member in 1990 and served as president of its Modular Home Council in 2004 and 2005.
In 2006, he became chairman of the BSC and championed its geographic expansion and systems-built industry awareness and advocacy. In 2007, Endy chaired the newly formed BSC Events Committee.
The S.A. Walters Systems-Built Achievement Award is named after the first chairman of the Home Manufacturers Councils, now the Building Systems Councils of NAHB, in 1986. He died in 1987 and the award's name was changed to the S.A. Walters award that year, the same year the HMC changed its name to the Building Systems Councils.