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COBA Elect’s Neil Kelly veteran as 2014 President

 2014 Officers and Directors also Elected


(Bend,OR)-The Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) announces its newly elected 2014 President is a veteran in the building industry, Chuck Schermerhorn from Neil Kelly Design Build. Schermerhorn has spent 40 years working in the building industry and is admired for his successful management and leadership.  “2013 has seen a robust rebound in new construction and remodeling and I definitely see continued growth in 2104,” stated Schermerhorn. “COBA has chosen one of its most energetic and accomplished members to lead us in 2014. Chuck will do an exceptional job as President,” said COBA Executive Vice President, Tim Knopp.


COBA’s newly elected Officers and Board of Directors for 2014 include Officers, First Vice President Jay Campbell, Woodhill Homes; Second Vice President Dan Goodrich, Structure Development NW; Associate Vice President Justin Perkey, Franklin Brothers; Treasurer, Rockland Dunn, U.S. Bank; Secretary Debbie Baldwin, Century 21 Gold Country; and Past President Randy Miller, Attorney at Law.  Directors include Hayden Watson, Hayden Homes; Pat Kesgard, Compass Commercial; Galen Blyth, Noble Insurance; Jerry Bogart, Van de Bogart & Associates; Tate Morgan, OrePac; Jeff Payne, Panterra Homes; Ron Wanless, Technology Design Associates; Greg Welch, Greg Welch Construction & Jake Woodruff, Northwest Quality Roofing, LLC.


These Officers and Directors will lead the nearly 600 member non-profit independent trade association. The mission of COBA is to represent the building industry before government and the community, to promote high ethical standards within the building industry, to provide service to its membership and to defend opportunities of home ownership for all.



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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)


Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.


Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.


Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.


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Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)


Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

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