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News Release

Larimer County Promotes Eric Fried to Chief Building Official

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Nov 27, 2012

Contact Information:

CONTACT: Candace Phippen, Building & Code Compliance Supervisor, 970-498-7724
FROM:Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150


Larimer County is pleased to announce its promotion of Eric Fried to Chief Building Official as of November 29, 2012. Fried replaces current Chief Building Official Tom Garton who is retiring at the end of the year. Fried is looking forward to his new job, "I am excited by the opportunity to lead our County's exceptionally skilled and hard-working Building Department into the future with all its challenges."
Eric was hired as a County building inspector in 1997.  Prior to that time, he worked as a building inspector in the Denver metro area and in California.  He switched over to a code compliance officer in June 2009 due to budget issues in the Building Department, performing building inspections as well as investigating building and zoning code violations.  
Eric is a certified Chief Building Official as well as a residential and commercial combination building inspector. He is also certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Associate. Eric has been instrumental in making sure ‘green building’ information is available on Larimer County’s web site, the Virtual Courthouse,
Eric holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Studies from Harvard University. “Eric’s background and experience are well matched for future growth and changes facing the Building Department in today’s economic environment,” according to Building & Code Compliance Supervisor Candace Phippen.
Tom Garton retires after 24 years with Larimer County.
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