Home Builders Association of Greenville member Branch Banking and Trust, or BB&T as it is more commonly known, has announced plans to build a new mortgage services center in Mauldin.
According to the S.C. Department of Commerce, the financial services company will invest $30 million to construct a 140,000-square-foot facility on Butler Road, expected to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2017. The facility will house more than 600 employees who will “work primarily in administrative, back office and support functions,” according to a news release.
“With this state-of-the-art facility, we will be better equipped to provide our clients with superior service, as we help them fulfill the dream of homeownership,” said Tol Broome, BB&T mortgage lending president, in the release.
BB&T has more than 2,196 financial centers across 15 states and is a Fortune 500 company. The announcement of their new building is beneficial to both our industry and our community.
Did you know that the HBA of Greenville has been a partner with Meals on Wheels since 1971? The HBA’s relationship with Meals on Wheels was started by the HBA’s Womens’ Auxiliary, a group organized primarily by the wives of the Home Builders at that time. Since 1971 the HBA has supported Meals on Wheels with contributions and by sponsoring one and sometimes multiple routes.
Today the HBA continues to sponsor a route each Tuesday. Our regular volunteers are:
- John Bumstead, Piedmont Natural Gas
- Chuck Childress, BB&T
- Jerry Fay, Milestone Construction
- Michael Galloway, Galloway Custom Homes
- Scott Presley, Greer State Bank
- Dan Rawls, Dan Rawls Company
- Brad Thompson, First Choice Custom Homes
- Cindy Thompson, First Choice Custom Homes
- Tom Ward, Home Team Pest Defense
Think you may want to help out? Our volunteers generally take the route about once every four to six weeks. It takes about two to three hours to pick up the meals at the Meals on Wheels office and distribute them to about 10 grateful recipients. If you are new to Meals on Wheels, you will need to participate in a short orientation session.
If you are willing to help the HBA with the Meals on Wheels route, please click here and indicate the dates you think you can take a route. Simply type in your name and select the date or dates that you can volunteer for the route. We are currently scheduling the route from June through August.
This week your HBA of Greenville had the honor of helping Meals on Wheels recognize its volunteers as a sponsor of the 2011 Volunteer Recognition Celebration.
At the celebration one of our dedicated members, BB&T, was honored as the 2011 Corporate Partner of the Year by Meals on Wheels. If you know someone at BB&T, please congratulate them on this important honor.
Your HBA of Greenville is proud of its 40-year involvement with Meals on Wheels. In fact, some of our volunteers have gone on to take routes of their own. Please help us continue this important community service project by volunteering.