Kristopher “Fibbs” Remington is being inducted into the Hall of Fame for his entrepreneurship and volunteerism to the citizens of Rensselaer and Brant Lake.
Kris is an alumnus of the class of 1994, which gives him the distinction of being the youngest inductee to the Hall of Fame thus far. His high school career involved being on the J.V. and Varsity football and baseball teams.
Following high school Kris attended both Hudson Valley and Schenectady Community Colleges before going into the family business started by his father Michael, Remington Blacktop. Following the sudden death of his father, Kris took over the business and subsequently expanded it to include construction, snowplowing and buying, renovating and leasing properties. The business covers the counties of : Albany, Columbia, Essex, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren and Washington to name a few. Kris runs his business like a true hometowner, hiring from within the city. Many of the properties he has purchased at auction, thus placing them back on the tax rolls. One of the most prominent is the Margaret Thather House on Broadway. Kris’ reputation as a fair landlord puts his properties in high demand.
Kris invests in his communities. In the winter of 2016-17, he assisted the elderly and veteran population of Rensselaer with snowplowing at little or no cost to them. On many occassions the City Public Works Department has referred citizens to Kris for issues like water in their basements. His reputation brought him the “Citizen of the Year” award in 2017. He and his business are known for being generous donors to the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Little League and political campaigns.
Kris was nominated by his friend and relative, alumna and Alumni Association Vice President, Deborah Reimann’74. Kris and his wife Christine reside on John St. in Rensselaer.
Kris Remington was nominated by Deb J Reimann