REALTOR® Mercedes Tabano Recognized with Prestigious Career Achievement Award

By on November 24, 2020

Since 2012, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORSc (OBAR) has recognized longtime REALTOR® members with the Career Achievement Award. Recipients of the award have been with OBAR for 25 years or more, have a long history of involvement in OBAR committees and the Board of Directors, and give back to the Association and OBX community.

This year’s Career Achievement Award recipient is OBAR veteran Mercedes Tabano of Keller Williams. She has been a member of OBAR since 1982. Since 2004, Mercedes has served on 20 committees. She was the President of OBAR in 2007 and was awarded the prestigious “REALTOR® of the Year” award in 20087. Mercedes was recognized for her many years of committee experience and dedication as a REALTOR® in this community.

Long known for her saying, “REALTORS® are the Guardians of the American Dream”, when receiving the award Mercedes said, “I love being a REALTOR®, I am speechless!”

This year’s award was presented by 2014 Career Achievement Award recipient Rosemarie Doshier of the Doshier Team, LLC.

REALTORS® Recognized with the Career Achievement Award

2019 – David Perrot
2018 – Michael Davenport
2017 – Jackie Ricks-Sample
2015 – Artie Ange
2014 – Rosemarie Doshier
2013 – Stephanie Walker
2012 – James Perry
2011 – T Stockton Midgett
2010 – Anderson Midgett


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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