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Redondo Beach City Council honors Kristina Ripatti with the Key to City and awards Proclamations to Cornerstone Construction Group and over 35 donors.
 
In an emotional presentation, Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin honored Kristina Ripatti with the Key to the City and Cornerstone Construction Group, Inc.'s Vic and Linda Braden and their daughter Stella Braden Rothluebbers with Proclamations at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2006.
 
Cornerstone Construction Group accepted the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" challenge of completing a new custom home for the Ripatti-Pearce family, compressing a standard nine-month construction schedule into one week. They were then responsible for finding the team of builders, contractors and tradesmen to make the family's dream a reality.
 
Beckett & Beckett, Inc. and ShareFest were also recognized by Mayor Gin with Proclamations for their efforts. Beckett & Beckett was responsible for all public relations activities and ShareFest oversaw all volunteer interactions. Along with Cornerstone Construction Group they were the Lead Benefactors associated with the project.
 
Additional awards included an inspirational speech by Councilwoman Janice Hahn, whose District 15 includes the area where Kristina and Tim serve, and Senator Debra Bowen's office presentation of Certificates of Recognition to the three Lead Benefactors.
 
During a recess of the City Council meeting, Mayor Gin presented Proclamations to 33 major donors involved with the build:
 
Douglas Leach, Architect
 
Abdy Parsa
 
Hawthorne Electric Supply Co.
 
Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery
 
Tom Lusk, Veterans Hauling
 
Dave Shaw
 
Mitch Merrell
 
Dave Elliott & Neal Drinkward, Elliott-Drinkward Construction
 
Willie Gutierrez, Island Pacific Electric
 
John Deathredge, So. Cal. Edison
 
Shannell McMillan, Alpine Door & Trim
 
Randy Langsdale, One-Way Heating & Air
 
Bob Osborne, Action Roofing
 
John Johnson, His Life Woodworks
 
Dale Kuester, Alpine Development
 
Tony O'Rourke, O'Rourke Construction
 
Rick Mirabito, Advanced Painting
 
Sean Bennett, Bennett Landscape, Inc.
 
Karen Collins, Living Color Landscapes
 
Mike Turkheimer, WestNet Cable Service
 
Ian Burnett, The Installation Co.
 
Tom Farrell
 
John Phillips, DDS Plumbing, Inc.
 
Rick Noble
 
Pat & Todd Caldwell, Eyedeal Flooring
 
Oscar Perez, RBH Insulation
 
Mike Prock, Stonebridge Development
 
Gary Yamashita, Tri-City Glass
 
Bob McGaha, Custom Garage Door Systems
 
Don Hawley
 
John Collins
 
Larry Murakami
 
Beau Okata & Pete Alexander, The Fireplace Guys
 

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