Craig Lloyd, chairman of the board of Lloyd Companies, was presented the 2017 Spirit of Sioux Falls Award during a special ceremony at the Sioux Falls Development Foundation annual meeting, Thursday, November 16, 2017. The award recognizes leadership excellence and dedication to the Sioux Falls business community and its economic growth.
In 1972, Craig and Pat Lloyd moved to Sioux Falls to manage a low-income housing community. Soon Lloyd branched out and started building homes. From 1979 through 1983, when most home builders were feeling defeated by the recession and high interest rates, Lloyd again rose to the challenge and continued to serve the Sioux Falls market, building—and selling—17 new houses. The secret to his success was the unwavering support of his wife Pat, their family and the ever-increasing pool of friends Lloyd made with his hard work, loyalty and commitment to Sioux Falls.
Today, Lloyd Companies manages over 5,000 apartment units and is a leader in commercial construction, especially with developments in the Uptown area. Craig and Pat have consistently shown their dedication to the Sioux Falls community, emphasizing the importance of making a difference in the lives of others.
“Craig Lloyd embodies the ideal of a great corporate citizen,” said Steve Statz, Development Foundation board chairman. “His life has been about finding ways to help grow Sioux Falls and South Dakota and make the place we live stronger and better. We’re proud to honor him with the Spirit of Sioux Falls Award.”
Statz was master of ceremonies for the annual meeting and gave an update on growth in the Sioux Falls area during 2017. In addition to presenting Lloyd with the Spirit of Sioux Falls Award, Statz named the 2017 winners of the Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarships: Tamara Jorgensen, a management major at the University of Sioux Falls, and Samuel Van Voorst, a Health Services Administration major at the University of South Dakota.
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