Congratulations to Pinnacle Award Winners

Congratulations to Pinnacle Award Winners

Home building industry professionals were awarded the Home Builders Association of South Carolina’s most prestigious awards last week in Asheville, NC. The thirteenth annual Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony was held to honor the recipients of the Pinnacle Awards.

About the Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards were created to honor those in the home building industry who have achieved the highest standard of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem solving and customer satisfaction. This competition is a privilege of membership, as well as a means of challenging our members to greater levels of achievement. The Pinnacle Award recognizes the craftsmanship of the best home builders and remodelers in South Carolina, based on five categories:

  • Green Building
  • New Construction
  • Remodeling
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Best Subdivision/Community
The 2015 Pinnacle Award winners from Greenville are:
     
Jason Armstrong, Ron Tate, and Gus Rubio (respectively) receiving their awards.

Jason Armstrong, Ron Tate, and Gus Rubio hold their awards at the Celebration of Excellence ceremony


Jason Bergeron and Susan Peace-Vernon pick up their awards at the HBA office.

The HBA of Greenville is proud to have five of our members recognized for their hard work and dedication to the excellence of the industry.


Three Approved Professional Builders from Greenville Take Home Statewide Honors

Three Approved Professional Builders from Greenville Take Home Statewide Honors

Home building industry professionals were awarded the Home Builders Association of South Carolina’s most prestigious awards last week on Hilton Head Island. The twelfth annual Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony was held to honor the recipients of the Pinnacle Awards.

The Pinnacle Award recognizes the craftsmanship of the best home builders and remodelers in South Carolina. Fifteen Pinnacle Awards were given in five categories:

  • new home construction
  • remodel projects
  • energy efficiency
  • subdivision/community
  • sales & marketing

The 2014 Pinnacle Award winners from Greenville are:

Also winning Pinnacle Awards from around South Carolina are:

  • New Home Construction – $200,000 to $499,999: Saluda River Club – Andy White (HBA of Greater Columbia)
  • New Home Construction – $500,000 to $749,999: Reclamation by Design, Ltd. – Ron and Pat Strimpfel (Hilton Head Area HBA)
  • New Home Construction – $750,000 to $999,999: Central Signature Homes, LLC – David Gully (HBA of Oconee)
  • New Home Construction – $1,500,000 to $1,999,999: Ken Black Builders, Inc. and Chapman Design Group, Inc. – Don Chapman (HBA of Anderson)
  • Best Achievement in Energy Efficiency: Central Signature Homes, LLC – David Gully (HBA of Oconee)
  • Remodeling Project – $149,999 and less: Gamble Home Services – Tori Stein (Charleston HBA)
  • Remodeling Project – $150,000 to $249,999: Gamble Home Services – Tori Stein (Charleston HBA)
  • Remodeling Project – $250,000 to $499,999: Gamble Home Services – Tori Stein (Charleston HBA)
  • Remodeling Project – $500,000 and more: Icon Construction of SC, LLC and Chapman Design Group, Inc. – Don Chapman (HBA of Anderson)
  • Best Subdivision/Community: Saluda River Club – Andy White (HBA of Greater Columbia)
  • Best Overall Sales & Marketing: Saluda River Club – Andy White (HBA of Greater Columbia)
  • Best Interior Merchandising for a Model Home: Saluda River Club – Andy White (HBA of Greater Columbia)

Pinnacle Award winners will be highlighted in the upcoming S.C. Builder Journal and presented on the S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism websites to emphasize the craftsmanship and quality of S.C. residential builders.

About the Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards were created to honor those in the home building industry who have achieved the highest standard of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem solving and customer satisfaction. This competition is a privilege of membership, as well as a means of challenging our members to greater levels of achievement.

Three HBA member companies receive Pinnacle Awards, Statom honored

Three HBA member companies receive Pinnacle Awards, Statom honored

HBA of Greenville honorees at the Pinnacle Awards

Three member companies of your Home Builders Association received Pinnacle Awards at the South Carolina annual conference in Hilton Head earlier this month.

Pinnacle Award Honorees:

  • Stoneledge Properties, Best Overall Green Construction
  • Gabriel Builders, Best New Home Construction, more than $5 million
  • John DuBonn Builders, Best Remodeling Project, more than $150,000

Statom honored as Associate Member of the Year
Jon Statom of Palmetto Exterminators was honored as the South Carolina Associate Member of the Year.  Read the full report on Statom by clicking here.

About the Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards were created to honor those in the home building industry who have achieved the highest standard of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem solving and customer satisfaction. This competition is a privilege of membership, as well as a means of challenging our members to greater levels of achievement.

Check out the Bridge Awards
HBA members will now have an opportunity to compete at the local level with the Southern Home and Garden Bridge Awards presented by GBS Building Supply.  Click here for more information on entering the Bridge Awards.

Three HBA of Greenville Builders Receive Pinnacle Awards

Three HBA of Greenville Builders Receive Pinnacle Awards

Gus Rubio, Bruce Pasquarella, CGP, and John DuBonn

Three Builder members of the Home Builders Association of Greenville were honored with Pinnacle Awards during a ceremony in Columbia on September 20. In total, home builders statewide were honored.

Earning Pinnacle Awards from Greenville were:

Rubio is a member of the HBA of Greenville Board of Directors and Pasquarella is the 2009 President of the HBA of Greenville.

The Tenth Annual Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony was held to honor the recipients of the Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards recognizes the craftsmanship of the best home builders and remodelers in the Palmetto State. Pinnacle Awards are selected in six categories – new homes, remodel projects, green building, energy efficiency, subdivision/community and sales & marketing.

About the Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards were created to honor those in the home building industry who have achieved the highest standard of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem solving and customer satisfaction. This competition is a privilege of membership, as well as a means of challenging our members to greater levels of achievement.

HBASC honors many at Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach

Last week the HBA of South Carolina met for its annual meeting and convention in Myrtle Beach. Members participated in numerous education sessions. The highlight of the week was the Celebration of Excellence, where several were recognized for their contributions to the South Carolina housing industry.

Hall of Fame

Representative William E. “Bill” Sandifer and John Templeton were inducted into the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame.

Representative Bill Sandifer is a strong champion of housing who has had a remarkable affect on the housing industry. He recognizes the impact which the housing industry has on the economy and has worked tirelessly to protect it. Rep. Sandifer’s efforts have been instrumental in keeping home prices affordable so that all South Carolinians will have a chance to realize the American Dream of home ownership!

John Templeton has had a long career in developing quality housing opportunities, which has added to the quality of life for a large number of S.C. families. His professional career led to his passion to advocate for property rights and affordable housing and his founding of the S.C. Landowners Association.. Mr. Templeton has been a leader in the effort to preserve and to even restore the right of South Carolinians and people around the country to control their own property. His efforts have been instrumental in shaping and making successful what is likely the most significant property rights movement in the nation.

Builder and Associate of the Year

Calvin Snow of CVS Builders, LLC, in Greer and Frank B. Norris of the Frank B. Norris & Company, Inc., in Columbia are the 2011 recipients of the Thomas N. Bagnal Builder Member of the Year and HBASC Associate Member of the Year awards, two of the most prestigious HBASC awards. Both awards are given to individuals who demonstrate the same qualities as the awards namesake, Thomas N. Bagnal. These qualities include; tireless service to their community, home builders association (HBA) and to the home building industry.

For more than 30 years, Greer’s Calvin Snow has been building and remodeling homes, and 17 of those years has been with CVS Builders, Inc. Snow is very active in the Greater Spartanburg HBA, currently serving as vice president and twice voted as Builder of the Year in 2008 and 2010. On the state level and in addition to District 4 Vice President, he serves on the Certified Master Builder Committee. Snow is a supporter and sponsor of his high school alma mater, Byrnes High School, serves on the Spartanburg Board of Tax Appeals and has worked on numerous Habitat for Humanity projects. He and his wife, Sharron, have 3 children, Robert, Julia, and Matthew, and two grandsons, Isaiah and Eli.

According to many of his peers, Snow is a highly regarded home builder and member of his community. Jennifer Bradey-Hoy, Executive Director of the HBA of Spartanburg, calls him, “An asset to the entire industry. There may be no better person who exemplifies the title ‘Thomas N. Bagnal Builder Member of the Year’ than Calvin Snow for his efforts as a builder, member of our association, community volunteer, friend and family man.”

Frank Norris has been an ardent supporter of the home building industry and a member of the HBA for more than 40 years. He has served as committee chairs on both the local and state associations and continues to give generously of his time and resources. Frank Norris has testified in Senate and House Committee hearings on behalf of the home building industry and the citizens of South Carolina. He has played vocal rolls in reducing the statute of repose from 13 to 8 years, fighting to oppose the mandate for sprinklers in houses; as well, he has met many times with lawmakers throughout the discussions of the Crossman case involving general liability for builders.

According to Earl McLeod, Executive Director of the HBA of Greater Columbia, “Frank Norris started his company more than 25 years ago with the tenet to provide the tools and service to make those in the building industry successful. A goal he continues to practice every day for the benefit of our community, industry and Association.” Frank continues to be an active supporter of the Columbia HBA; has given his time serving on the board for the local chapter of the National Association for Mental Illness; and also serves on the board for Sharing Precious Memories, a non-profit organization that provides trips for families of special needs children who otherwise could not afford to travel. Frank and his wife, Mackey, have two sons, Sadler and Charley.

The HBASC commends both men on their commitment to the home building industry and to their community.