Modern Christmas Tree designer, architect, and engineerLawrence “Bud” Stoecker spent the majority of his professional life building A-frame modern homes in the Rocky Mountains. The triangle shape of the A-frame was near and dear to his heart, because the business provided the money to feed his family. Money was scarce and so he sacrificed when he could. Sometimes this meant building things instead of buying them. One year for Christmas, it was a workbench for his 4 year old grandson Adam. Another year it was an ice skating rink in the family backyard. His Christmas tree was the family favorite. These stories exemplify his greatest characteristics. He was creative, funny and selfless.