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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Serenity House & Frank Schipper Construction Win Awards at Annual California Construction Banquet

Local Santa Barbara construction company, Frank Schipper Construction Co., was recently honored twice by the Associated General Contractors of California at their 25th Annual Awards Banquet held on April 14, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.


This event honors the “best of the best” in California construction and awards AGC member achievements. These awards are considered by many to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in California.

Frank Schipper Construction Co. was a finalist in the category of “Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job – Builder” for the company’s work on Serenity House, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care’s inpatient hospice house that provides care for hospice patients whose needs cannot be met at home. This 2012 Constructor Award category recognizes a builder’s ability to create a beautiful construction on a challenging building site. The award went to Harbison-Mahony-Higgins Builders, Inc. for Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center Expansion in Sacramento.

Frank Schipper was also presented with the 2012 “Education Friend Award” by the AGC Education Foundation. This is an AGC entity that awards scholarships to students and promotes construction education throughout California. Schipper, now the retired president of Schipper Construction Co., served as President of AGC of California in 2001, and established the AGC Education Foundation.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care President & CEO, Lynda Tanner, attended the awards banquet and was thrilled to help Schipper Construction Company receive recognition as an award-finalist for their work on Serenity House. Serenity House is one of the most unique hospice homes of its kind in California and across the country, where patients are cared for in a serene and homelike setting. Serenity House provides around-the-clock medical care from a team of specially trained doctors, a nurse practitioner, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, hospice aides, and volunteers that support emotional, spiritual, and practical concerns.

Frank Schipper Construction Company is a team of construction professionals committed to building relationships governed by: Integrity in all decisions and dealings, Innovation that adds value to the client, project, and company, and Quality without compromise as the basis for every decision made and task performed. For more information on Frank Schipper Construction Company, call (805) 963-4359.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is the leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive home health and hospice services in Santa Barbara. Visiting Nurse provides high quality, comprehensive home health, hospice, and related services necessary to promote the health and well-being of all community residents, including those unable to pay. It serves all of Santa Barbara County, including Santa Ynez and Lompoc Valleys. Established in 1908, Visiting Nurse is one Santa Barbara’s oldest nonprofit organizations. For more information on Visiting Nurse & Hospice care, call (805) 965-5555.

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