Councils & Committees
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One of the many benefits of membership in the Home Builders Association of Greenville is the opportunity to work with fellow members to advance the interests of our industry, and the mission of the Association, through your participation on a committee. Volunteering for a committee is a great way to support your Association and industry, and to help bring new ideas and programs to the membership. All members who serve in leadership positions, including committee members, assume an important role in the Association.
Volunteering for a committee is a great way to support your Association and industry, and to help bring new ideas and programs to the membership. All members who serve in leadership positions, including committee members, assume an important role in the Association.
Sales & Marketing Council
From educational training to the interchange of ideas, networking and recognition, the Sales & Marketing Council of the Upstate supports new home sales and marketing professionals. Learn More, Earn More is our motto. Visit the SMC of the Upstate page to get involved.
Professional Women in Building Council
The Professional Women in Building Council of the Upstate aims to maintain a high level of professionalism for women in the building industry through continuing education and professional development, the interchange of ideas, and networking. Empower, Enhance, and Encourage is our moto. Visit the PWB of the Upstate page to get involved.
Government Affairs Group
James Speer, APB, Chair (CarsonSpeer Builders)
Our Government Affairs program is divided into four committees that focus on specific areas of our advocacy program. The Government Affairs Group provides oversight of these four committees and is made up of the chairmen of the commitees, as well as theAssociation President, President Elect, SC Builders PAC Trustee, and HBASC President when he or she is from Greenville. In addition to providing oversight of the four committees, the Government Affairs Group also provides leadership on State and Federal policy and relationships.
Building Codes Committee
Matt Shouse, APB, Chair (LS Residential)
The Building Codes Committee focuses on the triennial update to the building code as well as maintaining a beneficial relationship with our local building code enforcement officials around the Upstate.
Developers and Engineers Committee
Jamie McCutchen, PE, Chair (CCAD Engineering)
The Developers and Engineers Committee focuses on land use policy and relationships with zoning and development officials in local government. Membership is not limited to engineers and developers, and the committee also works on other development issues like utility policies.
Workforce Development Committee
Jon Statom, Chair (Palmetto Exterminators)
The Workforce Development Committee focuses on policies and relationships to increase available workforce for construction as well as opportunities to train future construction workforce candidates.
Political Education Committee
Dave Hagan, APB (Ryan Homes)
The Political Education Committee guides the Association’s participation in the electoral process and educates the membership about future political races and candidates. The committee raises funds for the Association’s two PAC, South Carolina Builders PAC and BuildPAC, and advises the Board of Directors and PAC Trustees on contributions to the various candidates, as well as issues campaigns. Membership in this committee is limited to members who have made a $250 contribution to the Association’s PACs.
Jarrett Smith, APB, Chair (Smith & Webb, LLC)
Establishes goals for Association membership growth and development. Works with the Board of Directors, members at-large, and Association staff to recruit new members. Committee membership is open to any member in good standing.
Associate Members Committee
Alan Wilson, Chair (Clark’s Termite & Pest Control)
Coordinates programs and events to bring associates and builders together for networking and education. Committee membership is open to any Associate member in good standing.
Community Service Committee
Richard Bernath, Chair (Southern Traditions Window Fashions)
Selects beneficiaries for and facilitates the Association’s participation in charitable works. Committee membership is open to any member in good standing. Click here to learn more about Community Service through the Home Builders Association of Greenville.
Sales and Marketing Council of the Upstate Board of Trustees
Nichole Moore (Berkshire Hathaway C.Dan Joyner)
Governs the affairs the Sales and Marketing Council of the Upstate. Board members are elected by the members of the SMC for specific terms of office.
Professional Women in Building Council of the Upstate Board of Trustees
Sarah Ratcliff, Chair (Michael’s Janitorial and Floor Service)
Governs the affairs the Professional Women in Building Council of the Upstate. Board members are elected by the members of the PWB for specific terms of office.
Southern Home & Garden Show Committee
Ben Moseley, Chair (The Heirloom Companies)
Governs the planning the Southern Home & Garden Show, which is produced twice a year on the first full weekend of March and the third full weekend of September. Committee membership is open to any member in good standing.
Ben Moseley, Chair, Secretary-Treasurer (The Heirloom Companies)
Oversees the financial integrity of the Association. Committee membership is composed of the Secretary-Treasurer, President, President Elect, and Vice President.
James Speer, APB, Chair, President (CarsonSpeer Builders)
Responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer and advises the CEO on matters related to Association staffing. Committee membership is composed of the President, President Elect, and two members of the Board of Directors appointed by the President.
Bob Barreto, Chair, Immediate Past President (Falcon Real Estate Development)
Responsible for identifying, recruiting, and providing training to future leaders of the Association. Committee membership is composed of up to seven members elected by the Board of Directors to include the Immediate Past President, President, and five additional members, who serve two-year terms.
Mike Freeman, GMB, APB, Chair (ACA/Freewood Contractors)
Oversees the integrity of the Association’s building. Committee membership is composed of three members selected by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.
Lindsay Simpson, APB, Chair (Ryan Homes)
Governs the production of the annual Bridge Awards program and banquet held each year in the late Winter or early Spring. Membership in the committee is open to any member in good standing.
Parade of Homes Committee
Holly May, Chair (Blackstream Christies International)
Governs the production of the annual Parade of Homes. Membership in the committee is open to any member in good standing.
If you are already a member and want to get more involved, consider joining one of our Committees. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your request. Please specify which committee you would like to join.