June 16, 2016 Statewide Meeting | Charlotte

23 06 2016

We had a great crowd for the Summer Statewide meeting at UNC-Charlotte. Meeting provided information & tours of the Holshouser Renovation.
We heard from project team members about the challenges of renovating a campus building to fit in with the updated campus scheme. Members came from Greensboro, Raleigh, and Charlotte to tour the Star Award winning project. Click here to view photos from this event.

2016 Annual Conference Recap

13 06 2016

The CPN Annual Conference was held May 6-8, 2016 at The Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Inn, Hilton Head, SC. CPN members and guests from around the state “weathered the storm” for a terrific weekend of fellowship. Highlights included:

  • A welcome reception on “The Pier” complete with live music, seafood, a dolphin sighting, and a beautiful sunset.
  • The 2016-17 CPN of CPNI Board of Directors were voted in and took their oath of office.
  • Keynote Speaker Ted Abernathy, Economic Leadership,  held a lively discussion on the NC Economy and trends that are shaping our competitiveness. Download his presentation here from Dropbox.
  • 2016 Service Award Winners announced
  • 2016 Star Award Winners announced
  • Spectacular dinner, dancing, and photo booth fun!

Check out all the photos from this year’s conference. We hope to see all CPN members at the 2017 Annual Conference May 5-7, 2017 at the Boardwalk Inn, Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC.

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April 2016 Steeplechase Social Pictures

12 04 2016

CPN members enjoyed a Saturday of horse racing, tailgating, fun, and fellowship at the Stoneybrook 65th Annual Steeplechase at the Carolina Horsepark in Raeford, NC. Another fantastic social planned by Bobbi Brumsey, Osborne Brumsey & Associates, CPN Social Chair. Check out the photos and fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMBntS4wkzs – Check out the video of one of the races!

A Regional Glance at February…

17 02 2016

CPN is divided into regions representing each area of the state of NC. Western, Piedmont, and Eastern. Each region has been hosting non-formal events across the state for members to learn, snag CEU’s, and get to know each other. Events like lunch and learns hosted by CPN members, to a brewery gathering, and a cooking school French feast…take a look at what’s been going on so far this year.



January 2016 Statewide Meeting Recap

25 01 2016

The January statewide membership meeting was held in the eastern region at 302 W. Main Street in Durham, NC. Members and guests gathered to get updates on the association, CPNI volunteer trips, and learn about Self-Help. Kim Cameron, Team Leader, Self Help Real Estate Team went gave a good portfolio of the projects that Self Help is involved with in Durham and Greensboro. After the program, attendees gathered at 21C Museum Hotel in downtown Durham for drinks, appetizers, and networking. (21C Museum has glass door bathrooms that fog over when occupied…something worth checking out!)

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2015 CPN Sporting Clay Challenge Round-up

13 11 2015

Thank you to all the sponsors and shooters who celebrated Veteran’s day with CPN on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. CPN held our 2nd annual Sporting Clay Challenge at Hunting Creek Preserves in Harmony, NC on a beautiful fall day. Congratulations to 1st place winners -The Davie Construction Team (Bryan Bowles, John Stiltner, Kyle Winslow, Mark Muller)  & 2nd place winners – The Labor Source Team (CPN member Terry Lester, David Woods, Paul Yodis).

Over 50 shooters enjoyed a southern style lunch, raffles, prizes, and much more. Thank you to CPN member Dale Beatty, Purple Heart Homes for delivering a special Veteran’s Day message to our group.

The 2015 Shooting Committee organized a fantastic event to raise funds for the CPN Institute. A job well done. We look forward to next year’s tournament.

2015 Planning Committee

Richard Conner, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC – Chair
Janet Brooks, Clark Nexsen
Chuck Cardwell, SKA Consulting Engineers
Robert Coon, Scott Insurance
Mark Davis, Triad Design Group
Terry Lester, Labor Source
Ron Rothrock, Ron Rothrock & Associates
Jarrad Smith, IMCI
Leo Stepansky, Shelco LLC


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CPN of NC Golf Tournament Recap

9 10 2015

The CPN Golf Tournament was held on Tuesday, October 6th at Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, NC. Sapona Ridge Country Club is owned by the NASCAR legend Richard Childress. The 2015 Golf Chair Mark Davis, Triad Design Group and committee members Sun Breza, ECS Carolinas and Nick Vrettos, Vrettos Pappas Consulting Engineers organized a great tournament.

The festivities kicked off with a Lexington style BBQ lunch sponsored by R.L. Vanstory Co.  The day included networking, fun, and beautiful weather. Thank you to all the golfers who came out to support CPN and to all of our sponsors whose generous donations made the event possible. The reception featured yummy eats and the ball drop was a huge hit. 500 golf balls were dropped from a bobcat sponsored by DH Griffin Construction Co, the ones that fell closest to the hole were our grand winners.

Congratulations the First place winners –the New Atlantic Contracting Team (John Merrill, David Reeves, John Morrison, and John Deleonarois)

Congratulations to the second place winners – the HICAPS team (Keith Fuquay, Mark Koenig, Steven Fuquay, and Peyton Fairbank).

Ball Drop winners were:
1st ($400) – Steve Batten , Triad Design Group
2nd ($200) – Bill Richardson
3rd ($100) – Shawn McGinnis  McConnell Golf

We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2016!

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