PBI awarded Business of the Year 2015

Peterson Builders was named Business of the Year from the Ogden Valley Business Association.  There was a banquet held and Ashley Cross of New World Distillery presented the award.  Here is a review of the presentation.


Nominations were solicited from all 80-something members of the Ogden Valley Business Association.  We had board-member nominated companies, member-nominated businesses and even a few self-nominated businesses.  Nominations counted as votes and this is the process that led us to name Peterson Builders as this year’s Ogden Valley Business of the Year.  I’d like to share a little information about this year’s honoree:

In 1976, Lynn Peterson started Peterson Builders at a shop by Lynn’s home in Eden.  It wasn’t until 8 years ago that they built the building over in the manufacturing zone, behind what is today, the Weller Allstate and Washworks building. 

Lynn Peterson is mostly retired now his sons, Ben and Jason Peterson, now run the company.  Lest you think that the patriarch of this family is not involve in the process, let me share a little story that will prove otherwise:  I first met Lynn Peterson one day, in the conference room, where we had the plans for New World Distillery all splayed out on the table.  Ben asked Lynn to come in and show us how we could make the building look “cooler”.  Lynn showed us a few things that will indeed make this building “cooler”.  This showed the company’s main goal in action:  “To insure that the customer’s goals are not only met but surpassed” So, while Jason describes his dad as “mostly retired,” I think the word “mostly” needed to be qualified.

There are several Peterson siblings who work for the company: David and Drew Peterson; Ben and Jason’s sons, Mason, Ryan, Porter and Jacob work in the summer months.  This is truly a family run business. 

The Peterson Builders’ motto is “Professionally Built with Integrity.” 

In 2013, Jason Peterson was named Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Utah.

Ben Peterson has served as an at Large member of the Ogden Valley Business Association as well as Secretary and Chairman.  They have allowed the OVBA board of directors to invade their conference room for monthly meetings and they have allowed the OVBA to use their storage facilities for deliveries of maps, phone books and other items.

In 2014, the Peterson Builders received the People’s Choice award in the Northern Wasatch Parade of Homes.  The winning home was built for Scot and Judy Kelly in Huntsville.

We are honored to receive this award.  We thank the Ogden Valley Business Association for all they do for this community.  

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