Thank You to Our Dedicated Volunteers and Those Who Donated Materials

Thank You to Our Dedicated Volunteers and Those Who Donated Materials

This past Saturday, February 13, your Home Builders Association of Greenville stepped out to help Habit for Humanity rehabilitate and weatherize a family’s home in Greer. With the help of donations from our members and volunteers from our Community Service Committee, we were able to complete the project despite the cold weather.
Thank you to Gateway Supply for donating the plumbing trim out needed for the bathroom and kitchen; thank you to Davis Services for taking care of the HVAC system; thank you to STEAMATIC of Greenville for taking care of the carpet and vinyl floor cleaning; and thank you to Tuck Williams of HomeWorks for taking care of pressure washing the siding and driveway.

Jon Statom of Palmetto Exterminators works with his son on interior projects like painting, adjusting doors, and installing some of the plumbing trim out that was donated by Gateway Supply.

Tuck Williams of HomeWorks works with other volunteers to cut trim, measure, and install newly weatherized exterior and interior doors.

Interested in volunteering? Join your Home Builders Association’s Community Service Committee to hear about all of the projects we are involved in. Call (864) 254-0133 to join!

Thank you again to those who donated:

Chili Cook-off event winning Best Dessert recipe. Ferga-licious Apple Dumplings.

Chili Cook-off event winning Best Dessert recipe. Ferga-licious Apple Dumplings.

If you were as curious as we were about what was in those delicious desserts and chili’s at the Chili Cook-off event sponsored by Gateway Supply you are in luck as we were able to snag the winning dessert recipe from Susan at Ferguson Enterprises. 
Here’s what you need to make Ferguson’s winning Ferga-licious Apple Dumplings.

· 2 whole Granny Smith Apples, Cored And Peeled
· 2 cans Refrigerator Crescent Rolls
· 1 1/2 sticks Butter
· 1 cup White Sugar
· 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
· ½ cans Mountain Dew
· Ground Cinnamon
Cut apples into 8 slices each.
Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.
Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir.
Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples.
Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.
Just in time for Fall! Yum!

Pictured: Susan Smith and Mark Pollard of Ferguson Enterprises.

Fall was in the air at Thursday’s Chili and Politics Event making it a success!

Fall was in the air at Thursday’s Chili and Politics Event making it a success!

While the rain may have dampened summer’s sting and allowed for cooler weather, it was a great night for Chili and oysters at the annual Chili Cook-off event on September 24th. This year’s event was hosted and sponsored by Gateway Supply Co, with oysters provided by Clark’s Termite and Pest Control, and the nights beverages sponsored by Greer State Bank.

The HBA of Greenville would like to congratulate the Chili and Dessert Cook off winners.
  • Best Dessert- Ferga-licious, Ferguson Enterprises.
  •  Best Overall- Mean Mama’s Chili, GBS Building Supply
  • Hottest Chili- Fire in the Bowl, Gateway Supply Co
  • Best Presentation- Flint Rubble Bubble, Ferguson Enterprises.

Thank you to everyone who brought a chili, dessert, or both. There was a great turn out with 9 chili entries and 5 dessert entries. We are looking forward to next year so get your aprons and recipes ready!

We would also like to thank those that donated school supplies to our School Supply Drive benefiting Greenville County Schools. Thank you!

Getting ready!


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