HBA Elections, Bylaws Amendment, and Annual Meeting

To: Home Builders Association of Greenville Members

From: Matt Shouse, APB, President, Vice Chairman, Leadership Development Committee

James Speer, APB, Immediate Past President, Chairman, Leadership Development Committee

Re: Leadership Development Committee Report

As we approach the end of another year, your association will hold elections for our 2020 Board of Directors. Our Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m., at Elevations Cabinetry and Design by GBS. The Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast.

The Annual Meeting agenda will consist of election of the 2019 Board of Directors as well as on a proposal to amend our bylaws. We expect to convene the Annual Meeting at approximately 6:45 p.m., after the winners of the Chili Cook Off contest are announced.

As a member of your Home Builders Association, you are encouraged to exercise your privilege of voting on the slate of officers and directors who have agreed to lead your association in 2020 and on the proposed bylaws amendment. To do that, you can attend the annual meeting on October 24, or you can submit a proxy form to our Secretary-Treasurer, Scott Presley, who will cast your vote for you if you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting.

A Report of Nominations and proxy card have been mailed to each member in good standing at the mailing address we have on file for you.

Voting Online
The Report of Nominations is posted below.  To vote online, click this link and follow the instructions.

If you attend the annual meeting, the vote you cast there will be the vote that is counted. If you are not able to attend the Annual Meeting, please vote by proxy.

2020 Slate of Officers and Directors

The Leadership Development Committee met June 11, 2019, and August 6, 2019, as well as informally by email.  Michael Dey, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, also issued a call for nominations on behalf of the committee by publishing the call in Builder Review, the association’s newsletter.  The following is a report of nominations made for the various offices of the Home Builders Association of Greenville, S.C., Inc.  These nominations were reviewed and ratified by the Board of Directors at their meeting on August 20, 2019, and are recommended to the General Membership of the Home Builders Association of Greenville to be voted upon and approved in the manner provided for by the Bylaws and policies of the association.

Position                                        Member                                                                          Term Ends

President                                       Bill Kane, APB, Ryan Homes                                          12/31/2020

President Elect                              Ben Moseley, The Heirloom Companies                         12/31/2020

Vice President                               Steve Carson, APB, CarsonSpeer Builders                    12/31/2020

Associate Vice President              Dustin Hughes, Jeff Lynch Appliance and TV Center     12/31/2021

Immediate Past President             Matt Shouse, APB, LS Homes                                        12/31/2020

Secretary-Treasurer                      Chuck Childress, BB&T                                                   12/31/2021

Director                                         Chris Bailey, APB, Stoneledge Properties                       12/31/2022

Director                                         Drew Hamblen, APB, Fairview Custom Homes               12/31/2021

Director/SMC Chairman               Trina Montalbano, APB, DR Horton                                  12/31/2020

Director/PWB Chairman              Emily Raines, APB, Dan Ryan Builders                            12/31/2020

Additional Directors continuing in unexpired terms

The Leadership Development Committee also reports that the following director, who has previously been duly elected, will serve in 2020 in the following position:

Position                                         Member                                                                         Term Ends

Director                                         Will Cord, APB, Daniel Builders                                       12/31/2021

Director                                         Dave Hagan, APB, Ryan Homes                                     12/31/2020

Director                                         Alan Wilson, Clark’s Termite and Pest Control                 12/31/2020

Bylaws Amendment

Your association’s Board of Directors also has recommended amendments to the association’s bylaws.  These amendments are part of a routine review of the bylaws for compliance with the law as well as amendments that have been proposed to improve the association’s ability to respond to a changing housing, construction, and real estate development industry.  These amendments are in three key areas:

  1. Implement reforms to the association’s membership model.
  2. Shorten the bylaws by removing matters that are better addressed in policy, particularly matters that may need to be changed frequently to adjust to a changing association business environment that will help the association remain relevant.
  3. Address any changes in law or mandates from affiliated associations.

To review the fully annotated bylaws amendments, and to read the report of the bylaws amendments, click on the links below.

Bylaws DRAFT

Bylaws Report

To implement these Bylaws amendments, the Board of Directors has approved three new policies and amended a fourth policy.  Click on the links below to download and review them.

Affiliated Dues Payment Policy

Attendance Policy

Membership Categories Policy

Rules of Order

Mission, Vision, and Values

Voting rules from the Bylaws

The Designated Member of each member company, and Affiliate Members of each member company, are entitled to one vote each.  Members may vote in one of the following ways:

  1. In person at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 24, 5:30 p.m., at Elevations Cabinetry and Design by GBS, 711 Congaree Road, Greenville.
  2. Authorize Secretary-Treasurer Scott Presley to cast your vote for you by signing the enclosed proxy card and returning it to the Association.  The deadline to submit a proxy card is Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5 p.m.
  3. Authorize Secretary-Treasurer Scott Presley to cast your vote for you by executing a proxy online by clicking here following the instructions.  The deadline to submit a proxy is Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5 p.m.

Quorum: A quorum is 10 percent of the members in each membership category (Builder, Associate, and Affiliate).

Click here to vote by proxy