The National Association of Home Builders’ National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has named Hal Von Nessen, MIRM, the 2010 recipient of the Bill Molster Award. The award was presented to Von Nessen, president of RESH Marketing, at The Nationals Awards gala, held during the International Builders’ Show this week.

The award is named for Bill Molster, who was responsible for the development of NAHB’s Marketing Department and ultimately the National Sales and Marketing Council. Bill joined NAHB in 1955 as a special assistant to the executive director, and in that position was responsible for finding ways of increasing and expanding the services of the association. He was recognized by his peers with the establishment of the “Bill Molster Award” as a tribute to his extraordinary service to the NSMC. Since 1965, this award has been given annually to individuals who have made major contributions to furthering the goals of the NSMC and the Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM).

Von Nessen is a past president of the Institute of Residential Marketing and a 2010 Inductee in the SC Housing Hall of Fame. He also has been certified by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as a Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM), Certified Marketing Professional (CMP), Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP), and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). In addition, he is a principal instructor for the certification programs of NAHB.