Preston Gage Pitman

June 24, 1995 – May 19, 2018


When we are gone,

and people weep for us and grieve,

let it be because we

touched their lives with beauty and simplicity.

Let it not be said that life was good to us,

but rather, we were good to Life – Jacob P. Rudin


The Preston ‘Gage’ Pitman Scholarship honors the life of this young man who was following in his father Page Pitman’s footsteps toward a career in construction. In his honor the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) along with the Future Builders of America (FBA) will house the scholarship foundation for those that seek to fulfill a career in construction by attending a local technical college or community college in order to earn certifications toward their future career.

Applicants should be students in good standing at a secondary education program or post secondary trades program and recommended by their teachers with a strong interest in the construction industry or related trades who desire to pursue higher education opportunities but lack financial resources. An applicant should demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment in the construction industry upon graduation. Applicants must be from Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon and Wakulla Counties to be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Scholarship applications are available in January on the official website and through local High Schools and our local FBA Chapters beginning in January 2020. Awards are available in early Spring and will be paid directly to the educational institution. Students who are awarded with a scholarship will be announced during the annual Parade of Homes Award Gala.

Much thanks to our donors for supporting and honoring Gage Pitman and the Pitman Family through their donations to the scholarship fund.

Michael & Bonita Lambert
Philip Pomeroy, Prime Meridan Bank
Janis & Hiram Riggins
Angela & JD Andrews
Barbara Ray
Tom Woods
The Harringtons
The Andrews
Vicki & Warren Emo
Beth Davidson
Wendy Hollady
Daniel Hays
Mills Well Drilling Inc.
Peggy & J. Blake Barnidge
Kathy M. Lee, Realtor
Bobby Dollar Appliance Consultants
Eleanor & Tom Chalmers
Mike Hutto
Elizabeth Rafford
Becky Bergeron
Patricia Langston
Carolyn Faircloth
Stephanie Meyer
WoodmenLife, Chapter 2 & Chapter 168
Woodmen of World #460 and Camp 31
Woodmen of World Life Ins Society

To support the Preston ‘Gage’ Pitman Scholarship, please contact the Tallahassee Builders Association at 850.385.1414 or send your request to become a donor to Linn Glass, Executive Officer at

Click Here to Apply for the Preston ‘Gage’ Pitman Scholarship

Gage leaves us with these words

“Live a Little”