The CBAC is one of the BRI’s seven component advisory councils, which cover all major segments of the construction industry, including commercial building, residential construction, remodeling, multifamily housing, cooperative and condominium living and governance, realty property management, and suppliers, specialty services and professional disciplines. The CBAC specializes in land use, building codes, working with state regulatory agencies, and monitoring developments on finance and credit topics, environmental issues, taxes and security. Members of the CBAC are given a forum to voice their concerns on issues facing commercial developers and builders, and property owners and managers. The council considers the topics and concerns raised by its industry members, and works with the BRI to help solve for them.
Nominees for each council were reviewed and voted on by those in attendance at the BRI’s November General Membership meeting last year. Stacey Tompkins, President and Owner of Tompkins Excavating, was nominated and seconded by directors sitting on both the Commercial and Residential advisory councils, as a result of her ongoing participation in and sponsorship of the BRI’s meetings and events, along with the essential role her company has played in the Westchester and Hudson Valley region over the past 36 years since its inception.
“Stacey is a dynamic, personable leader in her field. The Builders Institute deeply appreciates her unwavering support and we recognize her for the truly exemplary business leader that she is,” said Maggie Collins, BRI Director of Membership Services.
Under Stacey’s leadership, Tompkins Excavating has continued to grow from what was once a lawn mowing service provider to what is now a full-service commercial and residential excavation and landscape construction company, with a sister real estate development company in West Shore Enterprises. Outside of heading up the woman-owned, family-operated business, Tompkins has put in years of work helping to make a difference in her community. She’s volunteered for organizations like Community Cares of Mahopac, Support Connection, Habitat for Humanity of Putnam County, Armonk Outdoor Art Show, and Project Yellow Light, among others. She also supports the Putnam Valley Education Foundation and served on the Executive Committee and Is the former PTA Co-President. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, for which she now sits on the Board of Directors.
“We are proud to include Stacey as a director on our Commercial Building Advisory Council,” said BRI Executive Director Albert A. Annunziata. “In a business field primarily dominated by men, it is notable that Tompkins Excavating is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. Tompkins is also the proud recipient of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business of the Year award!”
Under Stacey’s leadership, Tompkins Excavating has also received a number of prestigious awards, including 914 Inc. magazine’s Women in Business Award (2016), a Family-Owned Business Award from Westfair Communications (2016), a Cornerstone Award from Habitat for Humanity (2015) and a Mature Trailblazer award for Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (2013).
“I am very honored to have been chosen to serve on this committee. I look forward to contributing, listening and learning from my fellow members to make a positive impact on our industry,” Tompkins said.
Tompkins Excavating began as a lawn mowing service and steadily grew into a full-service commercial and residential excavation company. This woman-owned, family-run company has faithfully offered commercial-grade quality construction services in Westchester and Putnam Counties for the past 36 years. For more information, visit their website at TompkinsExcavating.com.