Kip Oram (Alpine Lumber retired) graduated from C.U. in 1969 and entered the Marine Corp that same year. He was Honorably Discharged in 1974. Kip started his lumber career with Foster Lumber Co in 1975 in Boulder, CO. He moved to a Manager position with Diamond Lumber, Laramie, WY 1980, was Manager of Diamond Lumber, in Boulder, CO 1981 – 1985, Manager of Alpine Lumber, Louisville, CO 1985 – 1986, named Vice President & General Manager, Alpine Lumber Co. 1986 – 1990, and as President of Alpine Lumber Co. 1991 – 2005 when he retired.
Kip has been an active and supportive member of the MSLBMDA since and served on the MSLBMDA Board of Directors from 1995-2000 and as our President in 1998-1999. He was named Lumberman of the Year in 2003 and as our Industry All-Star 2004-2006.
Kip has been very active in the industry serving as the HBA Denver Community Services Committee Chair – early 1990’s, served on the Home Builders Foundation Board of Directors 1994 – 1996, the Easter Seals Board of Directors 1992 – 1997 and again from 2012 to Present. He is serving on the Easter Seals Camp Advisory Committee from 2001 – Present.
In addition to the awards he has received from the MSLBMDA, Kip received the Easter Seals Lilly Award (for the outstanding volunteer of the year) in 1994, the HBA of Metropolitan Denver’s Associate Of The Year 1996, and was the 2013 Gala Honoree for Service & Dedication to Colorado Easter Seals.