OBIE Awards Judges Needed! Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Atlanta SMC are putting on our annual awards program – The OBIE Awards, which recognizes outstanding industry professionals and offers HBA members the opportunity to compete with their peers in a variety of categories. We are seeking judges from around the country to score the various entries and help determine the winners. Interested judges please email Emily to complete the application by 5.26.17.
The Golf Classic is Captain’s Choice Format. Shotgun Start begins at Clark’s Termite and Pest Control and prizes. Don’t miss the chance to win a NEW GM vehicle with a hole-in-one at the designated hole, sponsored by Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet. . Lunch is provided for each registered player and volunteer. Following the golf tournament, an awards banquet will include dinner sponsored by
Join us for our quarterly Builder Breakfast at The Epicurean on Thursday March 16th from 7:30 – 9 a.m., sponsored by Gage Insurance with Builders Mutual. Our featured speakers will be Paula Gucker, Assistant County Administrator and Herb Yingling, Chief Building Official-both of Greenville County. They will be covering the new Greenville County Building Department Reorganization and fee schedule.
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It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague, Leigh Ann DeYoung.
Leigh Ann has been a member of the HBA team since 2012. She initially joined our team in sales for the Southern Home and Garden Show. She became the Director of the Home Show in 2013. In 2015 she assumed a new role marketing the Home Show as she began expanding her marketing firm, N-tegrate.
Leigh Ann was diagnosed with cancer last May and underwent surgery in June.
She leaves behind her husband of 20 years, Bryan DeYoung, and her two children, Thomas, age 17, and Catherine, age 12. Leigh Ann also is the brother of Joe Satterfield of Quinn Satterfield.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 9, 12 noon, at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC 29615. Visitation will be held before the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established a scholarship fund for the children.
Thomas and Catherine DeYoung Education Fund
Carolina Foothills FCU
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Home Builders Association of Greenville member Branch Banking and Trust, or BB&T as it is more commonly known, has announced plans to build a new mortgage services center in Mauldin.
According to the S.C. Department of Commerce, the financial services company will invest $30 million to construct a 140,000-square-foot facility on Butler Road, expected to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2017. The facility will house more than 600 employees who will “work primarily in administrative, back office and support functions,” according to a news release.
“With this state-of-the-art facility, we will be better equipped to provide our clients with superior service, as we help them fulfill the dream of homeownership,” said Tol Broome, BB&T mortgage lending president, in the release.
BB&T has more than 2,196 financial centers across 15 states and is a Fortune 500 company. The announcement of their new building is beneficial to both our industry and our community.