Area civil engineer, home builder win Ethics in Business Awards

Congratulations to Rory Causseaux of Causseaux, Hewett and Walpole on his recognition for Ethics in Business! Front Street managing director Nick Banks is honored to serve on their board of advisers. Help us congratulate leaders who are just as invested in the community as they are in business!

From The Gainesville Sun

Civil engineer Rory Causseaux and home builder Ivan Solbach received Ethics in Business Awards from the Rotary Club of Gainesville during a luncheon ceremony Tuesday at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

The club established the award three years ago to recognize business people for contributions to business excellence and the highest standards of ethical conduct based on the club’s Four Way Test emphasizing honesty, fairness, goodwill and benefits for all.

“We want to demonstrate that following the Four Way Test is actually good for business,” Chris Conner, program coordinator, said in a news release. “The people who have been recognized this year and in previous years are proof that ethics and success go hand in hand.”

Causseaux is CEO of Causseaux, Hewett and Walpole, which employs more than 50 people and handles 800 to 1,000 projects a year helping property owners through the regulatory process.

He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Climb for Cancer Foundation, and CHW has supported Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, Toys for Tots and Friends of the Children. Causseaux is active in the Rotary Club of Gainesville Sunrise, the Rotary Foundation, Westside Baptist Church, and has served on the boards of Gateway Bank, the Builders Association of North Central Florida and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Solbach and wife, Jennifer, started Ivan Solbach Company as a residential home builder in 2004. According to a news release, the company is recognized for its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental awareness.

The Solbachs support the March of Dimes and other organizations that help children, including the Shands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which cared for their son at birth four years ago.

Nominations for the awards were solicited from the community and nominees interviewed by students from the Poe Center for Business Ethics Education and Research at the University of Florida. A Rotary committee made the final selections.

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Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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