If you don’t know Rep. Bill Sandifer, you should.
Rep. Sandifer has been awarded the Hammer and Trowel and has been recognized for his career-long contributions to the home building industry by being inducted into the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame.
Chairman Sandifer also is our “go to guy” for legislation that benefits our industry and members. Now Rep. Sandifer is being harassed by anti-business, anti-growth and anti-building groups. Among other things, Chairman Sandifer personally led the legislative efforts to stop the Fire Sprinkler Mandate in 2011. In 2008 he sponsored the legislation that shorted the Statute of Repose by 5 years.
We need the Chairman’s help to support our initiative on curtailing the expansion of the Building Code, addressing abusive business license fees, as well as several other bills that directly affect our industry.
You are invited to a reception honoring Representative Bill Sandifer, Chairman, SC House Labor, Commerce and Industry, on Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the The Solé Gril, 700 Bypass 123, Seneca, SC. Even if you cannot attend the event, please consider making a contribution to Chairman Sandifer’s reelection campaign, and help find a friend in the industry who will do the same.
Sandifer For the House
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.
The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame trustees has announced that Representative William
E. “Bill” Sandifer of Seneca and John Templeton of Charleston will be inducted into the prestigious honor society for their work in and support of South Carolina’s home building industry.
“We couldn’t have asked for two better nominees than Representative Bill Sandifer and Mr. Bill
Templeton because of their unwavering efforts to protect home builders 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 two champions working for the benefit of our citizens.”
Representative Bill Sandifer is one 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.
“Without the concern and actions of these two personalities, our industry would not have been
able to weather the recent economic storm and would not have been able to maintain the level of
strength which it has today,” said Ormand. “I congratulate the accomplishments of Mr. Templeton and Rep. Sandifer and I welcome them into the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame.”
Rep. Sandifer and Templeton will accept their nominations into the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame on
Thursday, July 14 during the S.C. Home Builders State Convention at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes. For information about the state convention, visit the HBASC website by clicking here.
About the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame
Established in 1995, the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame has inducted 63 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.
To view a list of the members of the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame, click here.
Builder Brad Thompson, President of First Choice Custom Homes, and Scott Presley, Vice President of Greer State Bank, were honored by your Home Builders Association of Greenville as Builder of the Year, and Associate of the Year, respectively, for 2010.
Thompson and Presley were honored during the HBA of Greenville’s General Membership Meeting January 20, 2011, at the Carolina First Center. More than 100 HBA members and guests assembled to honor these and other award winners and to install the 2011 Board of Directors
Guest speaker for the evening was Steven Mungo (pictured with Thompson and Presley), President of the Mungo Company and Immediate Past President of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. Mungo talked about the importance of adjusting one’s business model to the new economy in order to survive, and made reference to the book, “Who Moved My Cheese?”, and recommended it to members as a source of inspiration.
Also honored Thursday evening was The Honorable Bill Sandifer of the South Carolina House of Representives and Chairman of the House Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee. Sandifer received the South Carolina Champion of Housing Award for his contributions to the Home Building industry and support of the association during its battle over Automatic Fire Sprinklers in 2010. In presenting the award, HBA Executive Vice President Michael Dey called Rep. Sandifer, “a true friend of Home Builders.”
Several HBA members also were honored during the evening:
2010 Commitee Chairmen:
- Barbara Ryan, Atherton Company, Sales and Marketing Committee
- Robert Markel, CGR, Hadrian Construction, Remodelers Committee
- Scott Presley, Greer State Bank, Bylaws Committee
- Coleman Shouse, Lazarus Shouse Communities, Legislative Committee
- Wayne Moore, Harold Moore Builder, Home Show Committee
- Brad Thompson, First Choice Custom Homes, and Angela Santerini, Allora, Membership Committee
2010 Committee Chairman of the Year:
Brad Thompson, First Choice Custom Homes, Membership Committee
2010 Membership Award:
Angela Santerini, Allora
2010 Rookie of the Year:
Deanna Long, Yoder’s Building Supply
Spirit of the HBA Award:
Elizabeth Stronkowsky, North Main Building and Design
President’s Citation Award:
Laura Majszak, Premier Garage
Scott Presley, Greer State Bank
Also Thursday evening, the 2001 Board of Directors was installed. The ceremony featured the installation of the 2011 President of the HBA of Greenville, Wayne Moore. The 2011 Board of Directors includes:
- Wayne Moore, Harold Moore Builder, President
- Hal Dillard, H. Dillard Company, President Elect
- Robert Markel, CGR, Hadrian Construction Company, Vice President
- Scott Presley, Greer State Bank, Associate Vice President
- Scott Lynch, Hollison Custom Homes, Secretary
- Chuck Childress, BB&T, Treasurer
- Tom Dillard, Dillard-Jones Builders, Immediate Past President
- Richard Powers, Piedmont Natural Gas, President’s Appointee
- Tom Ward, Home Team Pest Defense, Director
- Eric Hedrick, Cornerstone Contractors, Director
- Brad Thompson, First Choice Custom Homes, Director
- Dan Rawls, Director
- Michael Cox, Home Builders Insurance, Director
- Jim Blume, First Savers Bank, Director
- Alan Boone, Advanced Renovations, Director
- Mike Freeman, Freewood Builders, Director
- Larry Hazenfield, ProBuild, Director
- Lou Hutchings, GBS Lumber, Director
- Hardy Peters, Reedy Construction, Director
- Chris Bailey, Stoneledge Properties, Director
- Seabrook Marchant, The Marchant Company, Ex-Officio Director
Please take a moment to congratulate all who where honored this week.
The evening was sponsored by ten companies that offered a table-top display for the evening’s participants to visit:Steamatic
- James Hardie
- Homes and Land Magazine
- Great Outdoors
- Capital Bank
- Heirloom Stair & Iron
- Priority One Security
- Palmetto Exterminators
- Lowe’s of Greer
- Homeowners Mortgage
Please thank these companies for their support of your HBA of Greenville.