James Speer, APB

By: James Speer, APB
   President, Home Builders Association of Greenville
   Partner, CarsonSpeer Builders

Each year the Home Builders Association of Greenville honors its members for their contributions and achievements at the annual Bridge Awards presented by GBS Building Supply.

Individual 2017 Bridge Awards honorees are:  

James Speer, APB, Chris Bailey, APB, and Tommy Coker, GBS.

BB&T Builder Member of the Year  
Chris Bailey, APB, Builder and Founder, Stoneledge Properties

Chris Bailey, APB, is a member of the association’s Board of Directors. His company, Stoneledge Properties, recently started an exclusive new home community, Le Jardin. Stoneledge Properties also is a builder in the new Hartness community, Hollingsworth Park at Verdae, and several other communities in the Upstate.

Eddie Howard, APB.

Palmetto Exterminators Remodeler of the Year  
Eddie Howard, APB, Owner, Howard Custom Builders

Eddie Howard, APB, is founder and owner of Howard Custom Builders an award-winning remodeler and builder. Howard Custom Builders is a supporter of the association’s community service activities and an exhibitor and contributor to the Southern Home and Garden Show.

James Speer, APB, Jamie McCutchen, PE, and Tommy Coker, GBS.

Richard A. Ashmore, Sr., Associate Member of the Year, Sponsored by BB&T
Jamie McCutchen, PE, President, CCAD Engineering

Jamie McCutchen is an instrumental leader of the Home Builders Association’s team of members who advocate for housing affordability and private property rights. Jamie currently serves as Chairman of the association’s Developers and Engineers Committee.

James Speer, APB, Nicole Ratcliff, PWB Chair, Holly May, Bruce Buckless, Acopia Home Loans, and Tommy Coker, GBS.

Acopia Home Loans Professional Woman in Building Award
Holly May, Realtor, BlackStream LLC

Holly May served as the 2017 Chairwoman the Professional Women in Building Council of the Upstate. She also was a Director of the Home Builders Association of Greenville.

Richard Bernath, Community Service Chairman, Jon Statom, Palmetto Exterminators, Tuck Williams, and Matt Shouse, APB, HBA President Elect.

Dan Rawls Community Service Award sponsored by Palmetto Exterminators
Tuck Williams, Home Works of America

Tuck Williams leads Home Works of America in the Upstate. Home Works is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization that provides home repair services to low-income homeowners while mentoring and discipling youth in the process.

Matt Shouse, APB, and Ben Moseley.

Committee Chairman of the Year
Ben Moseley, The Heirloom Companies

Ben Moseley has served as Chairman of the association’s Southern Home and Garden Show Committee. He also is Secretary-Treasurer and a member of the association’s Board of Directors.

James Speer, APB, Gene Dukes, Jarrett Smith, APB, and Tommy Coker, GBS.

Membership Award
Jarrett Smith, APB, Smith and Webb, LLC
Gene Dukes, Ferguson Enterprises

Jarrett Smith and Gene Dukes serve as Co-Chairmen of the association’s Membership Committee.

Matt Shouse, APB, and Nathan Kemper.

Rookie of the Year Award
Nathan Kemper, PestBan

Nathan Kemper became involved in the Home Builders Association in 2017 when he relocated to Greenville from Atlanta.

Matt Shouse, APB, and Mike Freeman, APB.

Spirit of the HBA Award
Mike Freeman, APB, ACA/Freewood Contracting

Mike is a long-time member and epitomizes the Home Builders Association. He was president of the association in 2014, is a National Director, and a loyal and generous contributor to the Southern Home and Garden Show.