Adam Posted March 10, 2009 Share Posted March 10, 2009 A good friend, Kirk Beck, died on Wednesday. He was young, about 50, super intelligent, and eternally positive. Incredibly bright, his input was always excellent, and many decisions to bring on a new product, or improve a current formula were based on his input. We spent the morning last Saturday, when he helped me test new products, and our competitor's. I filmed him demonstrating some new products. He was a truly great guy, one with integrity, and was always there to help. I was in Portland for the Roadster Show, when I learned that he had taken his own life. It makes me sad as hell, and even a little mad. I think of him constantly, and wish there was a REWIND button on life. I'd take him for a nice road trip, and then Walking through the airport, it made me want to make eye-contact with everyone, and smile. If there was a single person who felt as sad as Kirk must have on Wednesday morning, and a smile could help turn them around, I sure would like to offer that helpful smile. If you knew Kirk, the services will be Thursday, and info is here: http://www.ebuildingservice.com/team.php More info on Kirk from his company website: "Kirk Beck left this life unexpectedly last Wednesday, March 4th. Kirk was there at eBS's beginning, and many aspects of what the company is today were products of his lively, fertile and inventive nature. Kirk spent his entire working life in the business of construction and commercial property maintenance. People who worked with him said often that there was nothing he didn’t know about his field. He was capable of anything a tenant or customer asked of him, from a simple upgrade to a major rehabilitation project, such as the conversion of the Tabor Grand in Leadville to housing and retail units. Before being part of eBS’s start-up, three years ago, Kirk spent 16 years with Colorado and Santa Fe Land Company, a company which specialized in the rehabilitation and renovation of distressed properties. A specialist also in security applications, Kirk enjoyed high-level DOD security clearances, working on extremely sophisticated government security systems, including triple-redundant, never-fail, mission-critical applications for military and defense contractors. His work was recognized with honors and awards from a variety of sources, including a National Preservation award, a Colorado State Preservation award, and a Stephen H. Hart Preservation award from the Colorado Historical Society. Kirk was also a devoted family man. He leaves behind his wife, Cindy and family, who deeply mourn his passing. He will be remembered by all of us as a gentle, caring man; a person of great attention to detail, both in the projects he undertook, and in his relationships with coworkers and customers. He had a ready sense of humor and a tireless sense of dedication. He also had deep interests in other fields than that of his profession: he was an avid bicycle racer in the 70s, and never lost his love of things automotive, particularly sporting and vintage trucks. This latter hobby, which was his passion, would take him all over the country. Kirk was a driving force in our work team. We miss him terribly, and will always hold him dear in our memory." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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