This year at the 2011 Springfield Missouri Contractors Association Dinner, NAWAC (The National Association of Women in Construction ) Southwest Missouri Chapter presented Sapp Design Associates’s Pam Haldiman with this years VESTA Award.  VESTA is Greek and stands for one who rules with devotion and help.  To be eligible for this award you have to have more than 10 years in construction and Pam has over 30 years Experience.  Also many letters of recommendation must be submitted as well and reviewed by a group that is not associated with the construction industry. Here is just  a few snips  of what people had to say about Pam.

After the tornado in Joplin, Missouri that destroyed the Franklin Technology Center, The School District hired SDA Architects and Pam developed a close relationship with our staff and contractor. It was very apparent that she was respected throughout this project. Her previous experience in working with other Technology Centers enabled her to move fast and understand the complexities of a building such at the FTC. It is with very high regard, that I recommend Pam Haldiman.

Dave Rockers – Director Franklin Technology Center

Pam Halidiman is the best listener I have ever known and she then causes that listening to become buildings; building that are beautiful, functional, on budget, on time and that the children of this district love.

Richard L. Henson, Ed.D. – Superintendent of Clever R-V Schools

It is without hesitation that I recommend Mrs. Pam Haldiman, She has worked tirelessly to serve our district and our patrons. Each of the four construction projects Pam has assisted with in our district have turned out to be incredible assets to our school system with students in mind as she worked in partnership with our board, administration, and staff to create a learning environment that was appropriate for each group.

John E. Jungmann – Superintendent of Monett R-1 Schools

As a Project Superintendent for RE Smith Construction Co for the past twenty years I have worked with many Architects on construction project of various sizes and scope. As an architect I have found Pam to be a step above the rest, professional in every way. Her honesty and integrity is without question. Pam has a great vision for a project along with an ability to understand and work through problems that always arise during construction. Her leadership has helped me to complete many successful projects. In a word Pam has “Class”, something you don’t see a lot these days.

John Carr – Project Supt. RE Smith Construction