NAHB Mourns Passing of Dwight Hickel

Filed in Leadership, NAHB Cares by on February 14, 2017 2 Comments

Dwight HickelDwight Hikel, chair of the NAHB Building Systems Councils in 1994 and 2012, died on Feb. 7 in Westminster, Md.

Mr. Hikel, 78, had been the recipient of the S.A. Walters Award in 1996, the council’s highest honor, given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the building systems industry.

Mr. Hickel was the founder of Shelter Systems, a major manufacturer of wood structural building components in the Mid-Atlantic region.

An avid horseman and boater, Mr. Hickel was also a passionate advocate for Operation Finally Home and his local community college. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Joseph, two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.

A celebration of Mr. Hickel’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Crossroads Community Church in Hampstead, Md.

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  1. Matt Dobson says:

    Dwight was an incredible part of our industry and a great leader – he left his mark on our industry. He was also an excellent mentor, I learned much from him early in my career. Sad to hear this news.

    Prayers to his family.

  2. Matt Helminiak says:

    Few people can say that the impact they had on our community can be seen from space. Dwight and the rest of the people at Shelter Systems can see the fruits of their labor across hundreds of miles of the landscape. Thousands of us live in better homes because of Dwight’s vision.

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