Congratulations to Keith D. Koeller for being awarded the 2009 Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence at this year's 16th Anniversary of the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar. This award, affectionately termed the "Ollie", was inspired by the legacy of Retired Judge Jerrold S. Oliver who is considered by most to be a "founding father" in the alternate resolution process in construction defect claims and litigation.
Since 1996, West Coast Casualty Service, Inc. has been presenting this annual award in his honor to commendable recipients demonstrating Judge Oliver's loyalty and tireless commitment to the construction community. Keith certainly demonstrates these characteristics and truly stands out among his peers.
Each year, thousands in the construction community are asked to nominate an individual they deem worthy of this award. Out of all previous "Ollie" nomination processes, this year's response is the largest received. It is evident by Keith's receipt of this award that he invokes this same spirit of commitment, contribution and trust for the betterment of the entire construction defect community. Congratulations Keith!