Thursday, September 20, 2012

HBA of Greenville expands into Laurens County

Your Home Builders Association of Greenville expanded its market area to include Laurens County.  The expansion was the result of action by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders.

NAHB members presently in Laurens County are now members of the HBA of Greenville.  The HBA of Greenville welcomes the following new members:
  • Carolina Concrete Company
  • West Fairview Landscaping
  • Scott Brown Builders, Inc.
  • Shultz Enterprises, Inc.
  • JMB Builders
  • BR Builders
  • Laurens Electric Cooperative
  • Wickliffe Insurance Services
  • Team Builders, Inc.
Please welcome these new members.

The association that previously represented Laurens County, HBA of Laurens-Newberry, will dissolve.  Newberry County is now a part of the HBA of Greater Columbia.

Your HBA of Greenville market area now matches the boundaries of the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area and includes Greenville, Pickens, and Laurens counties.  If you do business in our market, shouldn't you be a member of the Home Builders Association of Greenville?

21st Century Building Expo & Conference 9/26-9/28

The 10th Annual 21st Century Building Expo and Conference will be underway September 26 through September 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. This trade show will offer courses and networking opportunities to help you make the most of your time. During this three day event you can obtain many certifications and designations such as your Certified Green Building Professional or Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation. There will also be many other opportunities for continuing education.

The event will be open daily from 7:30 a.m to as late as 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 27.  The Expo ends at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28.

For more information and a complete list of events and classes or to register please call 1-800-662-7129 or visit the 21st Century Building Expo website.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Local HBA members to receieve Builder Member and Associate of the Year awards.

The Home Builders Association of South Carolina is to recognize the recipient of The Thomas N Bagnal Builder Member and Associate of the Year Award on Thursday September 20th at the annual Celebration of Excellence. The awards will go to Steven Mungo, CEO of Mungo Homes and Ed Byrd of Southeastern Insurance Consultants, Inc. Both awards are given to members who demonstrate the qualities of Thomas N. Bagnal- tireless service to their community, home builders association (HBA) and to the home building industry.

Steven Mungo has been a member of the HBA since 1986 and has expanded his business outside of South Carolina to both North Carolina and Georgia. In 2008, Mungo Homes was the first builder in South Carolina to receive the National Housing Quality Award and in 2012 was named America's Best Builder by Builder Magazine.

Ed Byrd has been a member of the HBA for over 25 years and has testified in Senate and House Committee hearings on behalf of the home building industry and the citizens of South Carolina. He is a member of several local HBA's at the HBASC.

The HBA of Greenville would like to thank both men for their service and commitment to our industry and to their community.

The Celebration of Excellence will be held at the River Banks Zoo and Garden in Columbia on Thursday, September 20th. Tickets are available for purchase at the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. Please call 803-771-7408 for more information or click here to visit the South Carolina HBA website .