Thank a Framer Event September 28

Thank a Framer Event September 28

Norbord and Builders First Source will host a “Thank a Framer” event later this month.  Here are the details:

  • Thursday, September 28
  • 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • Lunch is provided
  • at Builders First Source, 259 Access Road, Spartanburg

You will also learn how Norbord and Home Builders Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, have teamed up to train more skilled workers in the construction trades.


Lots of Smiling Faces at the HBA 2015 Golf Classic sponsored by Waldrop Heating & Air.

Lots of Smiling Faces at the HBA 2015 Golf Classic sponsored by Waldrop Heating & Air.

Susan Vernon, APB, and Jeff Cothran address the teams before the shotgun start.

It was a great day for golf as the 2015 Golf Classic sponsored by Waldrop Heating and Air started at 11:30 with a shot gun start. The event was held at Verdae and included more than 130 players, 50 sponsors, and many volunteers. The event was presented by Piedmont Natural Gas with lunch from Chick Fil A sponsored by Builders First Source. The day concluded with an awards dinner sponsored by Stock Building Supply and dinner served by Travinia Italian Kitchen. There were also awards given to first, second, and third place teams as well as Longest Drive sponsored by GBS Building Supply and Closest to the Pin sponsored by DeckStore.

Congratulations to last night’s winners!

  • 1st place and $400 cash prize & Verdae Golf Package- Argos Cement Team- Richard Robarge, Todd Cox, Cass Brown, and Joe Denou.
  • 2nd Place and $200 cash prize- The Habitat for Humanity Team- Monroe Free, Tim Brett, Joshua Ratcliff, and Jim Reece.
  • 3rd Place and $100 cash prize- The Carter Lumber Team- Daniel Banks, Greg Collins, Matt Demarski, and Darcy Anderson.

Closest to the Pin, sponsored by DeckStore congratulations to Tod Cox

Longest Drive, sponsored by GBS Building congratulations to Matt Wiggins

We would also like to thank our sponsors and volunteers for their help and support in yesterdays event!

2013 HBA of  Greenville Golf Classic -May 6th

2013 HBA of Greenville Golf Classic -May 6th

The HBA of Greenville will host its annual Golf Classic on Monday, May 6th at Furman Golf Course.  The event is sponsored by Stock Building Supply with Piedmont Natural Gas as presenting sponsor. The Golf Classic is Captain’s Choice Format and will have a Shotgun Start at 11:30 am with lunch provided by Builders First Source. There will also be a chance to win a NEW Toyota provided by Toyota of Greenville at the Hole in One.
The Golf Classic will conclude with the Awards Dinner sponsored by Charter Busines.
There are still team and sponsorship opportunities available, please call the HBA office if you would like to participate.
Volunteers NEEDED: We also have a need for volunteers if you would like to help please contact the HBA office at 864-254-0133 or email Crystal Yanes at


Robert Markel, CGR: Thank you HBA members for bringing happiness to a Wounded Warrior

by Robert Markel, CGR, President, HBA of Greenville

By now I hope you have read or heard about your HBA of Greenville’s latest community service project and contribution to our community. Earlier this month your HBA of Greenville and many of our members unveiled a brand new kitchen for a retired U.S. Marine who was wounded in Iraq.

In September of 2006, Marine Sgt. Michael Batton was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, where he served as a headquarters platoon sergeant. During a mortar attack in December of that year, Batton sustained a traumatic brain injury. Sgt. Batton now lives in Mauldin with his family. Their home is comfortable, but their kitchen was not.

A team of HBA members led by Dillard-Jones Renovations LLC gutted the kitchen and replaced it with a more open, functional plan with a tile floor, granite countertops, ample cabinets, stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting. Dillard-Jones Renovations provided design and renovation services and HBA member companies donated products and services to make the $60,000 project possible.

I would like to thank these member companies for their support and contributions to this outstanding project to a truly deserving family: The Cook’s Station, GBS Building Supply, Old Castle Surfaces, Builders First Source, Progress Lighting, Sherwin Williams, Greer Flooring Center, and Gateway Supply Company. Please join me in thanking this exceptional team for their efforts.

Robert Markel, CGR, President