Little Star congratulates Patrick Richard who was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels before he left office as a member of the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission. Patrick is working with Little Star – Lafayette on renovating several areas including the playground. He is a residential and commercial builder in Lafayette and a member of the Builders Association (BA) of Greater Lafayette. He serves as an Area Vice President and State Director for Indiana Builders Association (IBA), and is former president of the Builders Association of Greater Lafayette.
The Commission adopts the code of building and fire safety laws that affect all buildings classified as Class 1 or Class 2 structures in the state of Indiana. The Commission also reviews applications for variances, appeals of state and local orders, and reviews local building ordinances.
“I was one of six people that IBA asked to submit a resume to the Governor for consideration,” said Patrick. “I’m not sure how many other groups had an opportunity to submit folks from their association to be considered, but I am honored! It was a surprise because a couple of months passed without any noise about the position…and then, BAM, I got the call. I am filling a term being vacated and the appointment is only until the end of June of 2013. I hope to be reappointed. Thank you, Little Star, for your support, business and friendship over the years.”