Builder of the Year Tom Dillard with President Robert Markel

GREENVILLE, SC – The Home Builders Association of Greenville has named Tom Dillard, CGP, president of Dillard-Jones Builders, its 2011 Builder of the Year, and Jason Freeman, CEO of J. Freeman & Associates, its Associate of the Year.

Sponsored by BB&T bank, the HBA Builder of the Year award recognizes a builder member who makes a commitment of time and talent through committee and program participation that helps strengthen the association for all its members, and represents the highest level of integrity and honesty in the home building industry. The Associate of the Year award recognizes an associate member who has made a significant contribution to the local home building industry through volunteerism, member recruitment, and sponsorships.

Tom Dillard founded Dillard-Jones Builders, LLC in 2004. A member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program representing the national magazine in Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC, Dillard-Jones was named the Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year in 2011 and 2009 – the first homebuilder to win the prestigious national award twice. Dillard is a past president of the Home Builders Association of Greenville.

Jason Freemen is CEO of J. Freeman & Associates, an independent broker firm established in1999. A graduate of East Carolina University, Freeman is a member of the advisory boards of Bank of Travelers Rest, Fidelity, United Healthcare, and the Estate Planning Council of Greenville. He is an advisor to the board of the Home Builders Association of Greenville.

Other 2011 awards winners are: Committee Chairman of the Year, Richard Powers of Piedmont Natural Gas; Membership Award, Howard Cox of Home Builders Insurance LLC; Rookie of the Year, Matt Vaughn of Homeowners Mortgage; Spirit of the HBA, Deana Long of Builders First Source; and President’s Citations, Elizabeth Stronkowsy of North Main Building & Design, and Richard Powers of Piedmont Natural Gas.

The Home Builders Association of Greenville is a professional trade association of 400-member companies representing the home building and light commercial construction industry in Greenville and Pickens counties. For more information, call (864) 254-0133 or visit www.HBAofGreenville.com.