Drew Brandt

Drew Brandt, owner of Portland, Ore.-based Intrepid Marble & Granite, has been awarded Oregon's 2003 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The yearly award is given to a small business that the SBA deems outstanding in performance, growth and sustainability, and also factors in whether or not the owner has given back to the community.

Intrepid Marble & Granite regularly gives certificates for free products to schools for auctions, and is presently sponsoring an industry fabricator in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 2003 Climb to Fight Breast Cancer.

Additionally, the company has provided product at cost for the Wallace Custom Homes Street of Dreams projects, from which all proceeds benefit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.