On November 10 your HBA honored and thanked our top PAC donors with a dinner in their honor. The dinner is hosted by Rick and Martha Quinn at their home in Travelers Rest. Rick Quinn, APB, is Chairman of SC Builders PAC, the organization that facilitates your association’s participation in the election process. Rick also is HBA of Greenville Past President and Treasurer and Legislative Chairman of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.
The members being honored for their contributions to the PAC in 2016 include:
Capitol Club: $1,000 – $2,500
Bob Barreto, GBS Building Supply
Rick Quinn, APB, Quinn-Satterfield
Gold Hammer: $500 – $999
Hal Dillard, APB, H. Dillard Company
Mike Freeman, APB, ACA/Freewood Contracting
Jason Bergeron, APB, Bergeron Custom Homes
Michael Dey, Home Builders Association
Silver Hammer: $250 – $499
Eric Hedrick, Cornerstone Contractors
Joe Hoover, APB, Hoover Custom Construction
Brian Lazarus, APB, LS Homes
Matt Shouse, APB, LS Homes
Bill Kane, APB, Ryan Homes
Jon Statom, Palmetto Exterminators
Richard Powers, Piedmont Natural Gas
Brittany Bailey, APB, Ryan Homes
Please thank each of these industry leaders for their generous support of the PAC. Also, please click here for a short one-minute video from Rick Quinn on why you should support the PAC.
It is not too late to make a contribution. Contact Michael Dey at your Home Builders Association at 864-254-0133 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the Political Action Committee this year:
J. Coleman Shouse
We would also like to thank everyone who came to the PAC dinner last night, including Mayor Dennis Raines and his wife. The attendees enjoyed fine wine and delicious food at Rick Quinn’s home at our annual event to celebrate PAC donors.
We would love to see you next year at the annual PAC dinner. Be sure to donate $250 or more to the PAC, helping us to create relationship with law makers in order to make your job and our industry better.
HBA of Greenville President Rick Quinn and Executive Vice President Michael Dey participated in a roundtable discussion with Mike Bennett, Chief of Staff of United States Senator Tim Scott.
Bennett visited Greenville this week and met with several business and economic development leaders from the Upstate.
Quinn presented data from the Economic Impact of Home Building Study commissioned by the HBA of Greenville. Quinn and Dey emphasized the association’s position on the following Federal issues:
- Preserve or gradually phase out the Federal government’s role in housing finance
- Maintain the current Mortgage Interest Deduction
- Address the over regulation of housing and small business which is stifling economic growth
Quinn and Dey discussed the importance of home building to the economy and the need to avoid Federal action that could cause another housing recession.
Rick Quinn, 2013 President of HBA of Greenville and President of Quinn-Satterfield, was elected statewide Chairman of S.C. Builders Political Action Committee (PAC).
S.C. Builder PAC is a cooperative committee administered by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. The purpose of the PAC is to raise money from HBA members to support candidates for office who understand and support the interests and agenda of South Carolina’s Home Builders. For each dollar raised for the PAC, 20 cents is used to support candidates for statewide office, like Governor, and for other committees and caucuses. The balance of the money is held in local funds for each participating HBA and used for local and legislative races. The PAC is governed by a Board of Trustees, of which Quinn is chairman. However, all local funds are directed by the local association. The HBA of Greenville’s local fund is directed by the HBA of Greenville Board of Directors with the advice of the Legislative Committee.
Quinn has been a Home Builder, developer, and real estate professional for more than 30 years. He has served on the HBA of Greenville Board of Directors since 2008, was Legislative Chairman in 2011-2012, served on the HBASC Legislative Committee since 2011, and has been the PAC Trustee from Greenville since 2011. Quinn was named HBA of Greenville Builder of the Year in 2008.
Your HBA of Greenville is working to resolve regulatory issues for stormwater management. This week President Rick Quinn, Executive Vice President Michael Dey, and HBASC Executive Director Mark Nix met with SCDHEC Commissioner Catherine Templeton to discuss the burdens that excessive stormwater regulation is having on home builders.
As a result, SCDHEC has agreed to participate in a Government Affairs Forum hosted by the HBA of Greenville. HBA members and local government officials will have the opportunity to present to DHEC staff specific examples of how recently-adopted or proposed permits are exceeding requirements of law and negatively impacting home building.
Specifics of the Government Affairs Forum are:
When: July 25, 2013, 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: TD Convention Center, Woodside Conference Center
Commissioner Templeton has announced that she will attend the Government Affairs Forum.