2020 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award

Larry Kendall

The Group, Inc.

Founding Partner

Author of Ninja Selling


Larry Kendall has been a leader of the real estate industry for 45 years. He is a founding partner of The Group, Inc. which has regularly been nationally recognized as one of the best run and most productive real estate companies in the United States in market share, per agent sales volume, and business innovation.  Additionally, Larry is a co-creator of the Ninja Selling System, used by more than 80,000 real estate and other sales professionals worldwide.  His book, Ninja Selling: Subtle Skills. Big Results. was an Amazon best seller and number one new release in its first week. It received the Axiom Business Book Awards Gold Medal as the best new sales book for 2018.

Bravo! Entrepreneur – Larimar County

Mike Bergerson

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies



Bravo! Entrepreneur – Weld County

Jeff Demaske

Journey Homes

Founder & Partner


Bravo! Entrepreneur – Weld County

Larry Buckendorf

Journey Homes

Founder & Partner


Larry Buckendorf is General Counsel and a principal of Journey Homes, LLC, the largest privately held homebuilding operation in Northern Colorado. He is also principal of Crow Creek Construction, LLC, a pipe infrastructure company. Mr. Buckendorf oversees the internal management of homebuilding operations and direction of all development projects. Mr. Buckendorf has extensive land development, project management, finance, legal and accounting experience. Mr. Buckendorf has worked with Jeff Demaske of Journey Homes since 2001, both focusing on developing the market position of the homebuilding operation. In addition to homebuilding, the Journey Homes organizations develop numerous apartment projects and formerly banking operations prior to the sale of Advantage Bank in 2019. Larry is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Board of Accountancy (CPA-inactive).