HBA of Greenville sponsors EPA Lead Paint Seminar open to all

The Home Builders Association of Greenville is hosting a Lead Paint Seminar presented by the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, September 29, 3 p.m., at the TD Convention Center.

The seminar is open to the entire home improvement industry compliments of the Home Builders Association of Greenville.

The seminar will feature speakers on the various aspects of the new lead paint rule.  EPA is beginning to step up its enforcement of the lead paint rule, so it is important for the home improvement industry to understand and comply with the rule.

Speakers include:

  • 3:00-3:30 What is Abatement?: Lead Abatement Training Components, Greenville Technical College, Joy Finch
  • 3:30-3:50 Statistics: South Carolina Health Department Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, M.L. Tanner
  • 3:50-4:10 Legal implications of not complying, Childs Thrasher, of Gallivan White and Boyd
  • 4:20-4:40 Are You Insured? (Insurance options available, costs and coverage), Palmetto Insurance, Howard Cox
  • 4:40-5:10 Proper use of Lead Testing Equipment Lead Check, W. Jonson
  • 5:10-5:40 Renovation and Repair Painting Rule, EPA Region 4, Andrea Lippitt
  • 5:40-6:00 Questions and Answers
Following the seminar participants will receive a complimentary ticket to Big Thursday, the preview party for the Southern Home and Garden Show held on the show floor in the TD Convention Center.
Howard Cox Honored as Top Agent for Self Insurers Fund

Howard Cox Honored as Top Agent for Self Insurers Fund

Andrew Woodham, marketing manager of the South Carolina Homebuilders Self Insurers Fund, presented Howard L. Cox an award as the Number One Producer for the Self Insurance Fund.

The award was presented to Cox at the most recent agents advisory council meeting. Woodham said, “Howard was our very first agent and continues to work hard and provide outstanding leadership and service to his clients and our fund. His experience is valuable to our industry.”

Howard is a Certified Insurance Counselor who specializes in risk management for Home Builders.

HBA Annual Meeting and Associate Appreciation Recap

HBA Annual Meeting and Associate Appreciation Recap

Top: Mike Lowman, President of Mike Lowman Homes, Columbia, SC, and Vice President of HBA of South Carolina, speaks at the HBA of Greenville Annual Meeting.

Bottom: Howard Cox, Home Builders Insurance, receives his Super Spike award for 379 spikes from President Tom Dillard, the result of years of hard work recruiting and retaining HBA members.

The HBA of Greenville held it annual meeting and Associate Appreciation dinner this week. More than 50 members and guests gathered to recognize the association’s Associate members, Spike Club members, and to do the business of the association.

Mike Lowman of Mike Lowman Homes in Columbia, SC, addressed the membership and discussed his plans for 2011 as he prepares to become president of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. Joining Lowman was Mark Nix, Executive Director of the HBA of South Carolina.

Special guests included four members of the NAHB Student Chapter at Clemson University and their faculty advisory, Dr. Roger Liska.

The gathered members also elected the association’s Board of Directors for 2011:

  • President: Wayne Moore
  • President-Elect: Hal Dillard
  • Vice President: Robert Markel, GMR
  • Treasurer: Chuck Childress
  • Associate Vice President: Scott Presley
  • Immediate Past President: Thomas Dillard, CGP
  • President’s Appointee: Richard Powers
  • Associate Director: Larry Hazenfield
  • Associate Director: Lou Hutchings
  • Builder Director: Hardy Peters
  • Builder Director: Chris Bailey
  • Builder Director: Alan Boone
  • Builder Director: Mike Freeman, GMB
  • Builder Director: Brad Thompson, CMB
  • Associate Director: Michael Cox
  • Associate Director: Jim Blume
  • Associate Director: Tom Ward
  • Associate Director: Eric Hedrick
  • Builder Director: Dan Rawls

Please congratulate and support the 2011 Board of Directors.

Please also thank our Builder sponsors for making complimentary Associate Appreciation Night possible:

  • Freewood Builders
  • Hollison Custom Homes, LLC
  • Harold Moore Builder, Inc.
  • Sadler Company, Inc., of Greenville
  • Addison Homes, LLC
  • H. Dillard Co., Inc.
  • Dillard-Jones Builders
  • Quinn Satterfield, Inc.
  • Gabriel Builders
  • First Choice Custom Homes