Friday, November 21, 2014

2014 Bridge Awards Coming March 2015! Get your entry form today.

As a way of recognizing the best craftsmanship and professionalism in the industry, The Home Builders Association would like to present the Second Annual Bridge Awards. This Awards ceremony will recognize the best and brightest of the categories, outlined below.
·         New Homes
·         Full Home Remodel
·         Partial Home Remodel
·         Green Building
·         Special Feature
·         Sales and Marketing
o   Web-Based Marketing Program
o   Community Promotion (Community of the Year)
o   Special Promotion
o   Individual Sales Achievement (Million Dollar Circle)
·         Individual (in addition to HBA recognition)
o   Builder of the Year
o   Associate of the Year
o   Remodeler of the Year
o   Sales Agent of the Year
-  Unit Volume
-  Dollar Volume
o   Sales Executive of the Year
-  Unit Volume
-  Dollar Volume
o   Lender of the Year
The New Home, Full Home Remodel, Partial Home Remodel, and Green Building Categories will be broken down into price after all entries are received.
For more information on entry and sponsorship opportunities click here. Entries will be judged February 2015 and the winners will be recognized at the 2014 Bridge Awards Ceremony on March 19, 2015. Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase the craftsmanship and professionalism you put into your projects, enter today!  

Greenville Tech Building Construction Technology Program welcomes HBA Members

On Wednesday, November 19th, several HBA Members met with Greenville Tech's Building Construction Technology Division. The group toured the classroom and met with current students.
This was a great opportunity for HBA members, who are interested in hiring trained employees, to learn about the programs and curriculum at Greenville Tech and meet the faculty and staff.

For more information on the this event or the Construction Technology program please contact the HBA office or David Ackerman with Greenville Tech's Construction program.

Great event last week at the SMC Educational Event at Addison Homes!

What does it look like behind the walls of the first mainstream Zero Energy Home in Greenville SC? 
That's a question Greenville HBA's Sales & Marketing Council asked - and Addison Homes answered! On Tuesday, November 11 Builders and Agents met at Addison's model home in Trailside for a "pre-drywall tour".
Construction is currently under way, so this educational event was all about taking a look at the energy-efficient products and processes you won't see again once the walls go up. Todd Usher, president of Addison Homes, provided an overview of the house as a system; in addition, representatives from vendors including Dow Solar, Velux, Icynene, Prime Energy Group and Wood Insulating were on hand to answer questions about their products.

Did you miss this Learn More, Earn More opportunity "Behind the Walls of a Zero Energy Home"? The SMC of the Upstate will have more education sessions in 2015. Some of the upcoming events include our Builder/ Realtor Panel on January 15th and Housing Market Forecast on February 3rd.  
Todd Usher, President of Addison Homes explaining the features of the Zero Net Energy Home


Past President's Luncheon, sponsored by J-Freeman & Associates

On December 3rd your Home Builders Association will have our annual Past Presidents Luncheon at Larkins' on the River, sponsored by J-Freeman & Associates. There will be lots of stories and plenty of advice for the incoming 2015 HBA President. The group will also welcome current president Mike Freeman of ACA/ Freewood Contracting to their distinguished club.

Thank you for your service and dedication to our association and the industry!

Past Presidents who have served the HBA of Greenville:
1960 and 1961 Donald Baltz
1962 Edgar Teasley
1963 John Taylor, Jr.
1964 M. Graham Proffitt
1965 Marion Uldrick
1966 Eugene Rackley
1967 Lloyd W. Gilstrap
1968 Edward H. Hembree
1969 W. N. Leslie
1970 Larry Gibson
1971 Levis Gilstrap
1972 John Cothran
1973 Harold Newton
1974 Ray Dempsey
1975 J. W. Roberts
1976 James Vaughn
1977 W. Glenn Hawkins
1978 David Balentine
1979 A. James Nelson
1980 A.J. Prince
1981 Ralph Hendricks
1982 David Douglas
1983 Wm. H. McCauley
1984 Bobby Sexton
1985 Don Franklin
1986 Dee Smith
1987 Jerry Marsh
1988 James Leary
1989 Ed Burgess
1990 Joe W. Jelks, III
1991 Don Rex
1992 Dennis Waldrop
1993 Lynn Yeargin
1994 Rodney Edwards
1995 Doug Ashmore
1996 William (Billy) Dunn
1997 Tim Justice
1998 and 1999 Gale Crawford
2000 Wayne Moore
2001 Richard Merritt
2002 Jim Gregorie
2003 Keith Smith
2004 Hal Dillard
2005 Clyde Rector
2006 Coleman Shouse
2007 Dan Rawls
2008 Todd Usher
2009 Bruce Pasquarella
2010 Thomas Dillard
2011 Wayne Moore
2012 Robert Markel
2013 Rick Quinn
2014 Mike Freeman 

Please rsvp for this event by Wednesday, November 26th.
* This event is only open to Past Presidents of the HBA of Greenville. *

Monday, November 17, 2014

Judges Needed: Parade of Homes, Columbia

The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia is in search of a few good members to serve as judges for their annual Parade of Homes.  This year's parade features a holiday theme.

Judging will take place on Friday, December 5, 2014, 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at the Gates of Windemere at Longcreek Plantation.  Judges will be invited to participate in the member preview party beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Interested members are asked to contact Heather McDonald, HBA of Greater Columbia, at 803-256-6238 or

This WEEK! Greenville Tech Open House Luncheon for HBA Members

Mark your calendar now for November 19, 11:30 a.m.  Greenville Tech's Building Construction Technology Division will host an Open House for HBA members.

This will be an opportunity for HBA members, who are interested in hiring trained employees, to learn about the programs and curriculum at Greenville Tech and meet the faculty and staff.  You also will have the opportunity to meet students, your future employees.  Lunch will be served.

UPDATE: The luncheon will be held in Building 106C (Carpentry/Masonry/Plumbing) of Greenville Tech's Main Campus, 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.

Please RSVP to the HBA Office by calling 864-254-0133, email, or register online by clicking here.