The Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) named Greg Evans, owner at Redwoods, as its 2021 Dealer of the Year and Chris Agness, vice president at Lumber Insurance Services, as its 2021 Associate of the Year.

“Greg and Chris never falter on their commitment to our membership and have made a significant impact on our current success as well as our future,” Peyton Ridder, president of the LAT board of directors and president at Ritter Lumber, said. “We look forward to bestowing on these leaders our association’s most prestigious honor as it is well deserved.”

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The Dealer of the Year award is based on dedication to LAT and the industry, service to customers, participation in civic and community affairs, and developing camaraderie among LAT members. Evans served as the president of LAT’s board of directors from May 2020 to June 201 and continues to engage as a director and LUMPAC trustee, according to the LAT.

“As an LAT member, my work always feels relevant and impactful,” Evans said in a news release. “It is an easy decision to invest time and energy to support our membership and I have loved every minute of our work together. To be recognized by my peers in this amazing industry of ours who I respect and admire is an honor.”

The Associate of the Year award is based on level of service to LAT’s dealer members and dedication to and engagement with LAT for the betterment of the industry. Agness serves on LAT’s board of directors, is associate vice president of the executive committee, and co-chairs LAT’s membership committee.

“The men and women of our industry have had a tremendous role in my professional and personal development,” Agness said. “It is an honor to serve an industry that has given so much to me and my family. To be recognized by you is a milestone moment for me and I am grateful.”

Founded in 1886, the LAT is a non-profit trade association based in Austin, Texas, that represents lumber and building material dealers.