Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Call for Nominations for Builder, Associate, and Remodeler of the Year

Your Home Builders Association asks that you recommend a member for our annual BB&T Builder of the Year Award, Richard A. Ashmore, Sr., Associate of the Year Award, and Remodeler of the Year Award. The awards are given to a members who freely gives of his or her time, efforts and participation in order to make the HBA of Greenville a stronger organization for all of its members. These members serve the industry through participation on HBA Committees and with special projects of the Home Builders Association. Each represents the highest level of integrity and honesty in the home building industry. Below is a list of recent recipients:

Builder of the Year:

  • Wayne Moore, 2012
  • Thomas Dillard, 2011
  • Brad Thompson, 2010
  • Todd Usher, 2009
  • Rick Quinn, 2008
  • Ted Smith, 2007
  • Coleman Shouse, 2006
  • Ted Smith/Ron Taylor, 2005
  • Keith Smith, 2004
  • Jim Gregorie, 2003
  • Dan Rawls, 2002
  • Clyde Rector, 2001
  • Bill Fuller, 2000
Richard A. Ashmore, Sr., Associate of the Year:
The Board of Directors has renamed the Associate of the Year Award the Richard A. Ashmore, Sr., Associate of the Year Award. Richard Ashmore was President of Ashmore Brothers Inc. He was a member of the HBA of Greenville until his death in 2011, and was inducted in to the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame.
  • Jon Statom, 2012
  • Jason Freeman, 2011
  • Scott Presley, 2010
  • Eric Hedrick, 2009
  • Chuck Childress, 2008
  • Tom Ward, 2007
  • Scott Presley, 2006
  • Lou Hutchings, 2005
  • Richard Powers, 2004
  • Sandy Wiygul-Bell, 2003
  • Robert Murphy, 2002
  • Gary Gilliam, 2001
  • Richard Powers, 2000
Remodler of the Year:
The Board of Directors also voted to bring back the Remodeler of the Year Award, which has not been awarded in more than 10 years.  The recipient should derive his or her primary business from residential or commercial remodeling activities.

  • Clyde Rector, 1998
  • Miller Crittendon, 1999
  • Robert Markel, CGR, 2012
In addition, these awards also may be given to members of the association:

  • Community Service Award
  • Membership Award
  • Spirit of the HBA Award
  • Committee Chairman of the Year Award
  • Rookie of the Year Award
These awards may be given to a political or community leader:
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • HBASC Champion of Housing Award
If you know of a member or other person who should receive one of these awards, please send your nomination to Michael Dey at  Your nomination will be confidential.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Flood Insurance Seminar is January 13

Your Home Builders Association has partnered with the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors to offer a seminar on the recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.  
  • When: Monday, January 13, 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Where: GGAR Conference Center, 50 Airpark Court, Greenville
  • Cost: No charge to HBA of Greenville members
The purpose of the seminar is to update HBA and GGAR members on the changes resulting from the legislation that renewed the National Flood Insurance Program for another five years.  Those changes have resulted in dramatic increases in flood insurance premiums for some homeowners and in some cases have threatened potential real estate transactions.  It is important for Home Builders to understand how the new rules will impact owners of homes built in flood-prone areas.  In addition, Remodelers who are familiar with the new rules may be able to leverage that knowledge to secure new business.

This is not just a Coastal Issue. Property owners and transactions are being impacted all over the Upstate.

Speakers include:
  • Lisa S. Jones, CFM, ANFI, CPM, Principla, Carolina Flood Solutions
  • Robert Hall, PE, CFM, Flood Plain Administrator, Greenville County
  • Jacqueline Chelbezan, PE, PH, CFM, Assistant City Engineer-Environmental, City of Greenville
The agenda will include a comprehensive briefing of the changes in the law regarding flood insurance by Lisa Jones, and briefings from Robert Hall and Jacqueline Chelbezan on local flood management ordinances and resources for evaluating the flooding risk of property in the Greenville area.

The seminar is free to HBA of Greenville members. To register at, click here.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Kimberly Kelly to host the First annual Southern Home and Garden Bridge Awards.

kimberly kelly Productions, LLC - Greenville, SCGreenville native and TV personality Kimberly Kelly scheduled to emcee the 2013 Southern Home and Garden Bridge Awards sponsored by GBS Building Supply.
The Bridge Awards Gala will be held Thursday, January 30, 2013 at the TD Convention Center.

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