|Donna Smith, Kat Joyner, and Danny Joyner|
The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame inducted C. Dan Joyner (posthumous), Marc Ellis, and John W. Uldrick into the prestigious honor society for their work in and support of South Carolina’s home building industry. The induction ceremony occurred September 20 at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia.
“We couldn’t have asked for three better nominees than C. Dan Joyner, Marc Ellis, and Johnny Uldrick, because of their unwavering efforts to protect the home building industry and the American dream of homeownership,” said Kenneth E. Ormand, Jr., chairman of the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame Trustees. “The South Carolina home building industry has been fortunate to have these champions working for the benefit of our citizens.”
C. Dan Joyner’s contributions to the housing industry are varied and stem from his success in building one of the largest real estate brokerage firms in the U.S. He once listed one of his greatest accomplishments as, “finding homes for people.” However, his business success is not the story that defines C. Dan Joyner. How he gave back to his community and industry is what best reflects C. Dan Joyner. He was a driving force to support efforts to boost Greenville from a sleepy textile town into one of the “most livable” communities in America.
C. Dan Joyner died in January 2012. He was represented by his family at the ceremony led by his son, Danny Joyner, now President of Prudential C. Dan Joyner Realtors, and C. Dan Joyner’s wife, Kat Joyner. Keith Smith, CGP, a member of the Housing Hall of Fame and past president of the HBA of South Carolina and HBA of Greenville, and Donna Smith, Broker-In-Charge of Prudential C. Dan Joyner Realtors, presented the honor.
Also inducted were Marc Ellis, a home builder from Hilton Head Island who presently serves as State Representative to NAHB, and John (Johnny) Uldrick, a home builder from Greenwood and Region Vice President of HBA of South Carolina.
About the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame
Established in 1995, the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame has inducted 65 outstanding individuals from all over the state. Displayed proudly in the office of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the housing industry and to their communities, as well as the state of South Carolina and the nation, through their work in building and development, public service and housing-related areas such as education, architecture and planning.