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Summit Custom Homes' Senior VP/COO Named One of Professional Builder's "40 Under 40"

Kohen is a “very talented and dedicated executive, and is absolutely deserving of this award. He certainly is representative of the next generation of leadership and innovation in home building,” commented Summit’s President and CEO, Fred Delibero.

Professional Builder received more than 100 submissions for this year’s awards.

“When selecting candidates, we primarily look for impressive and concrete accomplishments, such as contributions to noteworthy revenue and company growth, integrating new systems or technologies that reduced cost, and giving back to the community,” said Kyle Clapham, Professional Builder’s Managing Editor.

Zalman has certainly achieved some impressive accomplishments throughout his personal and professional life. In 1995, at the age of 15, his family immigrated to the United States to escape religious persecution and to seek out better opportunities. It was through his parent’s love and dedication to bettering their family that Zalman adopted his “failure is not an option” approach to life. Zalman and his wife, Veta, were married at 19 years old and had twin boys a year later. While working an average of 60 hour weeks, Zalman earned a dual-major bachelor’s degree and then, upon graduation, continued his education earning a Master of Business Administration degree.

Today, Zalman and Veta have three children: twin boys, who are now 14, and a daughter, who is 5. Through hard work and discipline, Zalman was promoted to Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Summit Custom Homes, a $75+ million dollar company, in 2012 where he is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the business. He says that “a combination of hard work and dedication, plus the support of a loving family…as well as being surrounded by encouraging and motivating people, has enabled me to achieve great successes this far, and I look forward to continued success in the future.”

To view the article online, visit www.probuilder.com/2014-professional-builder-40-under-40-awards

For more information about Summit Custom Homes, visit www.summitcustomhomeskc.com or call 816-246-6700.

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At Summit Custom Homes, there is a lot to celebrate! In the March 2014 issue of Professional Builder, the award-winning home builders’ own Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Zalman Kohen, was featured on the magazine’s “40 Under 40” list. As described by the article, the 40 individuals who made the list “represent the next generation of leadership and innovation in home building.”
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