Craig Forrest Reed was born February 3, 1969 and passed away on September 27, 2016 at Denver Health Medical Center in Colorado. Craig was the beloved son of Troy and Cassie Taylor Reed; beloved husband of Kim Berger Reed of Stillwater; brother of Shon Roark Reed of Oklahoma City and son in law of Jerry Berger and the late Kris Berger of Stillwater. Craig was preceded in death by his twin brother Derek Taylor Reed of Austin TX
Craig was born in Arlington, Texas. His parents moved to Duncanville, Texas when he was six months old. He moved to Stillwater with the family at age ten. He played baseball and tennis. He was an avid baseball card collector.
Craig graduated from Stillwater High School in 1987 with top honors including national honor society, Society of distinguished American high school students, junior achievement award for academic excellence among top two percent of juniors in Oklahoma, award for outstanding performance on national merit scholarship test, member of Latin club and Mu Alpha Theta. He was a member of the basketball team and took up guitar with an enduring love of music. He loved vacations with the family, especially skiing trips to Colorado.
After high school and living in Colorado he enjoyed the great outdoors and the beauty of the mountains. While working at Beaver Creek ski resort he became an avid expert snow skier. He moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado where he completed a BS degree in Psychology. He no longer wished to study psychology and began work as a carpenter in Boulder. He loved nature and the building industry. Later he returned to Stillwater and met Kimberlie Ann Berger. They were married on December 4, 2004 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands after moving to Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Craig combined his creativity and his innate business skills with other talents to found a successful company Accent Builders specializing in custom homes. The company was a fast growing and successful enterprise. He was a certified Green Professional and believed High Performance and Zero Net Energy homes were the future. Accent Builders was a proud member of Architecture 2030, a global initiative to reduce carbon emissions by making all new homes net zero by 2030. Craig was committed to being a leader in Building Science principles. Accent Builders gained recognition for building Virginia Beachs First waterfront Earth Craft green home and built the first home to qualify for the NAHB Green home in the entire state of Virginia.
Craig and Kim, the love of his life, enjoyed traveling and vacationing. His journey was much too short but his spirit will live on in our hearts and memories forever.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or Habitat for Humanity, Stillwater OK
Published on October 28, 2016