Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Steven Mungo Awarded Champion of the American Dream Award

Steven Mungo, CEO of Mungo Homes, was recently honored by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC) with the inaugural 2010 Champion of the American Dream Award.

The Champion of the American Dream is awarded to an individual in recognition of their leadership and efforts in keeping the American Dream of home ownership affordable. The importance of home ownership cannot be understated. A home is the most valuable asset many families will ever own, but additional regulatory costs keeps many families from owning a home. For every five hundred dollars added to a house, 1,809 South Carolina families are priced out from owning their own home.

According to HBASC President, Mike Lowman, "Steven has proven to be a stalwart champion of protecting the American Dream in South Carolina and he honors our industry with his tireless dedication to keeping housing affordable."

Steven has been a member of the HBASC and the HBA of Greater Columbia since 1986. He has been inducted into the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame, awarded the Builder Executive of the Year by the HBAGC Sales & Marketing Council three times, and received the Gordon A. Harrison Award in 2007. In 2008, Mungo Homes was the first South Carolina-based builder to receive the National Housing Quality Award -- the new home building industry's highest honor for quality construction and customer service. Steven is a Certified Master Builder and was the 2010 President of the HBASC.

Steven is a graduate of Wofford College and a native of Columbia. He serves on many local Boards, including Lexington Medical Center, EdVenture Children's Museum, and the Medical University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Maria, have two children and are active members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

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