Dwight 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. Hikel 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. Hikel 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. Hikel’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Crossroads Community Church in Hampstead, Md.