Mike Gurnoe named Housing Professional of the Year

We recently recognized client Superheroes at our 18th Annual Travois Conference! Since 2015, we’ve honored industry professionals doing amazing work in their communities. This year’s conference and awards luncheon was held in Marina del Rey, California.

Mike Gurnoe, maintenance director for Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority (RCCHA), was named Housing Professional of the Year!

“It was a surprise to receive this recognition,” said Mike Gurnoe. “Thanks to Cheryl Cloud, executive director of Red Cliff Housing Authority, and Lauren DuCharme, Travois Design senior architect, and the rest of the Travois team. It is greatly appreciated.”

Mike received this award for his superhero work ethic and experience! He performs routine maintenance, rehab and modernization, while successfully navigating five Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments. Mike’s impressive resume includes the construction of a new supportive housing facility, Oski-Ombendaam (New Hope), and the much-needed rehabilitation of 38 single-family homes, the RCCHA office and a community center building.

I’ve been fortunate to work with Mike! He has a calm demeanor, soft voice, a listening ear, and a “we can do that” attitude. He applies his knowledge to every project and exemplifies the characteristics needed to manage a project, stretch a dollar and battle the Wisconsin elements to deliver a quality project on time. 

With a great sense of humor, reasonable expectations and the ability to motivate and lead his department productively for timely results, he is a positive leader, role model and a cornerstone of housing development for the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Congratulations, Mike!


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