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!


US LBM announces their intent to partner with GBS Building Supply

GBS represents US LBM’s first partnership in the Carolinas as it actively pursues other opportunities to broaden its presence in the Southeast U.S.

Significantly enhances the ability to service an expanding customer base as the U.S. housing market recovery continues
Greenville, South Carolina – September 22, 2015 – US LBMHoldings, LLC (“US LBM”) announces its intent to acquire GBS Building Supply of Greenville, SC from its employee shareholders. The acquisition is expected to close on October 5, 2015. Bob Barreto will continue leading GBS’s day-to-day operations with his existing team in his current role as CEO and President. 
In 1972, a group South Carolina-based homebuilders, under the leadership of R. Buford Landers, established a company to serve as their own supply source while also meeting the needs of all professional homebuilders. GBS has grown from a startup with just 10 employees to an employee-owned company with a staff over 100 strong. Today, GBS operates 6 locations across the Carolinas supplying windows, doors, stone, roofing, siding, millwork, lock hardware, columns, trim, mouldings, cabinetry, countertops, decking & railing, gypsum, lumber & plywood, insulation, and other building materials. In addition, GBS Building Supply operates a custom molding & millwork center and offers kitchen design services and floor system design. 
“GBS is excited to join the US LBM team,” said Bob Barreto, CEO and President of GBS Building Supply. “This new partnership allows us to continue to invest in operations and enhance customer service at all our locations. The opportunity for growth for our employees, customers, and vendor partners is extraordinary.” 
“GBS Building Supply is a great addition to the US LBM family and continues our strategy to diversify from both a product and geographical perspective,” said L.T. Gibson, President & CEO of US LBM. “GBS has a proven team with a history of success. We are excited to partner with their associates and look forward to future opportunities together in the region.” 
For more information on GBS BuildingSupply, go to gbsbuilding.com. 
US LBM is a collection of leading buildingmaterial distributors across North America operating 165 locations in 22 states. It is the 3rd largest building products distributor in the United States, and recipient of the 2015 ProSales Dealer of the Year award. US LBM implements the philosophy of local management and leadership to capitalize on the premier reputation of its operating companies and local customer relationships. www.uslbm.com 
Contacts: US LBM Holdings 
Michael Kauchak 
Marketing Manager 
(630) 450-9549; 
2014 Bridge Awards Entry Packets Available!

2014 Bridge Awards Entry Packets Available!

As a way of recognizing the best craftsmanship and professionalism in the industry, The Home Builders Association would like to present the Second Annual Bridge Awards sponsored by GBS Building Supply. This Awards ceremony will recognize the best and brightest of the categories, outlined …click here 
Entries will be judged February 2015 and the winners will be recognized at the 2014 Bridge Awards Ceremony on March 19, 2015. Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase the craftsmanship and professionalism you put into your projects, enter today!  

HBA to thank yearly sponsors at Annual Sponsorship Luncheon.

HBA to thank yearly sponsors at Annual Sponsorship Luncheon.

Your HBA would like to thank each of our generous sponsors at the Annual Sponsorship Luncheon on August 27th at Progress Lighting.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m, for more information or to register please contact the HBA office at 864-254-0133.
This years sponsors include: