Mission real estate agent Cal Crawford is the 2013 recipient of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board's John Armeneau Professional of the Year award, the highest honour bestowed by the association.
The longtime resident is the managing broker of Landmark Realty Mission.
The award recognizes outstanding leadership and dedication professionally and within the community.
After more than 30 years in real estate, 24 of which have been serving the community of Mission, Crawford is well known for his expertise in management, training and sales.
For 10 of those years he served organized real estate by volunteering on behalf of the FVREB, most notably on its brokers' council.
"Cal is one of our most knowledgeable, dependable and respected realtors and brokers. He has dedicated himself to our profession, elevating it to the highest level by displaying impeccable standards of business ethics and teaching those same standards to hundreds of colleagues over the years," said Scott Olson, FVREB president.
"At the same time as giving his all to our profession and his family, he has contributed nonstop for over two decades to the betterment of Mission. Every profession and community wants and needs selfless people like Cal."
Over the years, the District of Mission has honoured Crawford with a Special Citizen Recognition award, a Citizen of the Year award and a Business Leader of the Year award.
Crawford is the 28th Fraser Valley member to be recognized with a Professional of the Year award, announced at the FVREB AGM on February 20. Crawford accepted the award the following weekend. The award was renamed in honour of John Armeneau in 1996, a North Delta realtor who for more than two decades was a role model and mentor to other Fraser Valley realtors.