No oil..."we don't need no stinking oil." I'd say it's been a pretty good year for my peeps back home in North Dakota. The NDSU Bison won the FCS Football Championship...again, the UND Fighting Sioux won the NCAA Hockey Championship, Carson Wentz could/should go #1 in the NFL draft tomorrow evening, and now the St. Wenceslaus Church in Dickinson, ND wins the best Commercial Stone Design at the CID Awards. There's just no stopping us!
A bit on the CID awards from their website "The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Submissions for the 2016 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards are open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers and other professionals who demonstrate design and/or installation excellence in residential and commercial projects, giving special recognition to stunning stone and tile. Regardless of who submits the entry, awards will only be given to the project architect/designer or installer within the designated award category."
"To be eligible: Projects must have been completed within the past two (2) years (January 2014 – December 2015), Projects can be located within or outside North America, and
firms must be from North America - firms outside North America are eligible for awards in the international category."
"Projects will be judged and awarded based on technical installation and design, as well as international design and sustainable design. Projects will be judged on their levels of creativity, craftsmanship, and outstanding use of materials and achievement in the use of tile or stone within the residential and commercial project categories. Of particular interest are projects that demonstrate an original or unusual use of materials, incorporate an innovative technology, reflect installation excellence or successfully combine aesthetics with function in a unique and interesting way."
There's something about being from a small town and even something more if you're from a small town in North Dakota. We take great pride in North Dakota success...maybe because we know what it takes for anyone to think about us or maybe it's because feel like we know everyone in the state. I know the boys and I have celebrated with many of our North Dakota brothers and sisters!
Also, statewide, I think we hold each other accountable for our actions as well. Could you imagine if Carson Wentz ends up on TMZ like Johnny Manziel? His parents, brother, coaches, teammates, friends, neighbors, or anyone else who claims North Dakota as home would put a stop to it pretty quickly...we won't allow anyone to drag our good name through the mud!
Anyways, congratulations to the design team at Creative Edge Master Shop in Fairfield, IA, but this moment is ours, the few, the proud, the North Dakotans.