Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you to our volunteers!

On Friday, November 11, a couple of our contractors and some Clemson students gathered to help mend a fence and build a gate for Thrive Upstate's Generous Garden. This is the second project that the Community Service Committee has helped Thrive Upstate with. Thank you to Tuck Williams of Homes of Hope and Eddie Howard of Howard Custom Builders for leading the way and to our Clemson students Derek Ryan, Adrian Bordon, Morgan Guarner, and William Hosenfeld for volunteering.

If you are interested in helping on our next project or joining the Community Service Committee please contact Abbey at

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Congratulations to Our Clay Shoot Winners!

Last Friday we spent the day with some of our members at the Clinton House for our Annual Clay Shoot. We had 10 teams who came to enjoy the food, weather, and comradery within our industry. Congratulations to our winners:

First Place Team
Piedmont Natural Gas
Richard Powers, Sandy Mills, Wayne Moore, and Mark Berry

Second Place Team
Kyle Mance, Tony Sexton, and Roger Owens

Third Place Team
GBS Building Supply
Nick Campbell, Michael Wilkins, David Kellett, Duffy Powers

Longest String AND Best Individual High Score
Piedmont Natural Gas
Richard Powers

Thank you to our sponsors for this event: Piedmont Natural Gas for presenting, GBS Building Supply for being the lunch sponsor, Progress Lighting for sponsoring the golf carts, and to all of our stand sponsors. Thank you to all of our teams and to The Heirloom Companies for making the special plaques for our winners.

Thank you to Angela Gardner of Zuendt Engineering for the team pictures. If you would like a copy of your team picture, please email Abbey at

Thank you to all of our stand sponsors as well!
Gateway Supply
GBS Building Supply
Jeff Lynch Appliance and TV Center
Piedmont Natural Gas
Progress Lighting
ProSource, LLC
Zuednt Engineering, LLC

Members Save Thousands with Member Rebate

All Home Builders Association of Greenville members are eligible for the Member Rebate Program, which gives money back when you buy from any of the vendors on this list, which you probably already do.

All Builder & Remodeler members can claim for any completed residential addresses from April 1 – September 30, 2016 that used any of the 50+ Manufacturer brands. The deadline to submit will be Wednesday, November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving!). You can submit claims here, and get more details about the program and how to submit claims here.

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Want to learn about the Member Rebate Program, how to claim, and ask questions? There are upcoming dates available for a 15-30 minute webinar that will explain the program and give you a chance to ask questions. Sign up for one of the available dates here.

Our Sympathies to the Dillard Family

Longtime member Harold L. "Larry" Dillard, 91 of Greenville, SC went to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 6, 2016. 

Born in Easley, SC on March 9, 1925, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Blanche Dillard. He graduated from Easley High School and served in the United States Army for 4 years during World War II. When he returned home, he enrolled and graduated from Furman University. Mr. Dillard worked as an independent insurance claims adjuster and owned Calhoun Claims Service for many years. He also owned and was President of H. Dillard Company, Inc. He built, owned and managed rental properties in the upstate. He always believed and thought everyone deserved good housing. Mr. Dillard was a member for many years of White Oak Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Finley Dillard; and 3 brothers, L.C., Lloyd and Kyle Dillard. He is survived by one son, Hal (a Past President of the Home Builders Association of Greenville) and his wife, Leah; and 3 grandchildren, Logan, Hayden and Heath, all of Greer.

The family would like to give a special thanks to all of the staff at Oakleaf Village at Thornblade. For four years they all made him feel special and at home.

As per the request of Mr. Dillard, a graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Memorial Mausoleum in Woodlawn Memorial Park with Dr. Ralph Carter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spread Truth,, or to the American Leprosy Missions,

Monday, November 7, 2016

Builder Ballot: Tomorrow is Election Day

Today is the big day: Election Day.

David Black (HBA of SC), Coleman Shouse, Richard Powers, Chuck Childress, Michael Dey, and Eric Hedrick meet with Congressman Trey Gowdy to present a campaign contribution from BuildPAC.
The right to vote is not only a privilege, it is a responsibility that each voter should take seriously. Elections are how our country chooses the leaders who will represent our interests in the halls of government.

Your Home Builders Association has formed two Political Action Committees that raise money from our members, screens candidates, and make contributions to the campaigns of the candidates that our Government Affairs Committee members and Board of Directors have determined will represent the interests of the Home Building, Remodeling, Land Development, and Light Commercial Contracting industries.

Election day is Today, Tuesday, November 8. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you are registered to vote, please plan to go to the polls. Not registered to vote? Why not?

Builder Ballot

S.C. Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates who will be on the ballot:
  • S.C. Senate District 5: Tom Corbin (R)
  • S.C. Senate District 6: William Timmons (R)
  • S.C. House District 22: Jason Elliott (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 18: Mike Barnes (R)
Build PAC has contributed to the following candidates who will be on the ballot:
  • U.S. Senate: Tim Scott (R)
  • U.S. House District 3: Jeff Duncan (R)
  • U.S. House District 4: Trey Gowdy (R)
About the PACs
South Carolina Builders PAC is a partnership between the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, Home Builders Association of Greenville, and other local HBAs in South Carolina. Its scope is local, statewide, and legislative races.

BuildPAC is a PAC organized under Federal Election Laws and managed by the National Association of Home Builders. It's scope is Congressional races. BuildPAC does not take a position on the Presidency.

The Government Affairs Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting candidates to the Home Builders Association of Greenville Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on local and legislative races. The S.C. Builders PAC Trustees determines contributions for statewide races, and the BuildPAC Trustees determines the contributions for Congressional races.