Greenville MSA Featured in Eye on Housing

The Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which covers Greenville, Pickens, and Laurens counties, is the latest market to join NAHB’s Improving Markets Index.  The index identifies markets that are improving based on three measures: 1) rising housing prices, 2) rising building activity, and 3) rising job creation.

NAHB featured Greenville last week on its blog, Eye on Housing.  Featured in the report were comments from HBA of Greenville President Elect Rick Quinn and Director Matt Vaughn.  Vaughn made note of a key issue that may impact home building as the housing market improves: “What’s scary is that unless there is some quick large-scale development I’m afraid we will run out of finished lots by the end of 2013.”

Read the entire report at Eye on Housing by clicking here.

Click here for a video of NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe discussing the Improving Markets Index.

Note that the last factor causing Greenville to join the Improving Markets Index was house prices.  Housing prices in Greenville, while relatively stable, were not improving sufficiently until now to put our market on the list.  Now that demand is catching up and surpassing supply, housing prices have been steadily rising in the Greenville area for the last six months.

Call for Nominations to HBA of Greenville Board of Directors

Dear HBA of Greenville Membership,

The HBA Nominating Committee has begun work on identifying and recommending to the membership a slate of officers and directors for 2013.  Elections will be held at our Annual meeting in November.

If you have an interest in serving in one of the following positions, or know of a member we should consider, please contact Michael Dey, Executive Vice President of the HBA of Greenville, or me or a member of the Nominating Committee.

The following positions on the HBA of Greenville Board of Directors are open for nominations:

  • Vice President
  • Associate Vice President
  • Director, Associate Member (3-year term) (2 vacancies)
  • Director, Builder Member (3-year term) (2 vacancies)
In addition, the Nominating Committee recommends to the Board of Directors members to be elected to the HBA of South Carolina Board of Directors and the National Association of Home Builders Board of Director. If you have an interest in serving in one of these capacities, please contact Michael Dey, or me or one of the members of the Nominating Committee.
I would like to thank the members of the Nominating Committee for their participation:
  • Wayne Moore, Chairman, Harold Moore Builder
  • Robert Markel, CGR, Vice Chairman, Hadrian Construction Company
  • Bob Barreto, GBS Building Supply
  • Rick Quinn, Quinn-Satterfield
  • Matt Vaugh, Homeowners Mortgage
  • Susan Vernon, Dillard-Jones Builders
Wayne Moore, Immediate Past President
HBA of Greenville Announces New President and Board of Directors

HBA of Greenville Announces New President and Board of Directors

HBA of Greenville Announces New President and Board of Directors

Greenville, SC – The Home Builders Association of Greenville announces the election of the Association’s 2012 Board of Directors and President, Hal Dillard of H. Dillard Company.  All will be sworn in on January 19, 2012, at the association’s Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon.
“Our local association is committed to assisting the community in finding businesses that are reputable, local, and qualified to service all of their home-related needs in upstate South Carolina,” said Dillard.
Newly Elected 2012 Board of Director:
President, Hal Dillard, H. Dillard Co., Inc.
President Elect, Robert Markel, CGR, Hadrian Construction Company
Vice President, Rick Quinn, Quinn-Satterfield
President’s Appointee, Lou Hutchings, GBS Building Supply
Director, Bob Barreto, GBS Building Supply
Director, Susan Vernon, Dillard-Jones Builders
Director, Seabrook Marchant, The Marchant Company
Director, Deana Long, Builders First Source
Director, Indu Vakharia, Unique Builders
Director, Joe Hoover, Ryan Homes
Continuing members of the 2012 Board of Director:
Associate Vice-President, Scott Presley, Greer State Bank
Past President, Wayne Moore, Harold Moore Builder
Treasurer, Chuck Childress, BB&T
Secretary, Scott Lynch, Hollison Custom Homes
Director, Chris Bailey, Stoneledge Properties
Director, Michael Cox, Home Builders Insurance
Director, Jim Blume, First Savers Bank
Director, Alan Boone, Advanced Renovations
Director, Mike Freeman, GMB, Freewood Builders
Director, Larry Hazenfield, ProBuild
“We are excited to end 2011 on a high note and begin gearing up for a successful new year,” said Michael Dey, Executive Vice President of the HBA of Greenville. “I am confident that our Board of Directors, with the leadership of Hal Dillard, will lead our organization toward achieving our goals.”
Dillard begins his term as President after a successful year as President-Elect and several years of serving diligently on the Board of Directors.
The Home Builders Association of Greenville is a professional trade association of 400-member companies representing the home building and light commercial construction industry in Greenville and Pickens counties.

Click here to read the press release on the HBA’s new leadership team at
Click here to read the press release on the HBA’s new leadership team at

Congressman Trey Gowdy Will Speak at HBA Government Affairs Forum August 31

Congressman Trey Gowdy Will Speak at HBA Government Affairs Forum August 31

UPDATE: The Government Affairs Forum featuring Congressman Trey Gowdy has been postponed until August 31, 8:30 a.m., at the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors.

Congressman Gowdy has been called back to Washington by Speaker of the House John Boehner so that Congress can work on the raising of the Federal debt limit.

What: HBA of Greenville Government Affairs Forum

Speaker: Congressman Trey Gowdy

When: Wednesday, August 31, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Greater Greenville Association of Realtors Office, 50 Airpark Court, Greenville

HBA of Greenville Legislative Committee Chairman Rick Quinn announced that Trey Gowdy, Republican Congressman from the Fourth Congressional District, will speak at the next HBA Government Affairs Forum.

The forum will be held jointly with the Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, chaired by Bill Kane of Ryan Homes.

The Government Affairs Forum is where association leaders and members can hear first hand from government officials. Recent appearances have included the administrators of Greenville County and the City of Greenville, as well as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives.

Reservations are not required, but are encouraged. To register, click here. Continental breakfast will be served.

Richard Harris Quinn

Richard Harris Quinn of Greenville died Saturday, June 18, 2011.

He was the son of the late Ethel Harris and Kirby Jernigan Quinn. Mr. Quinn graduated from Greenville High School and the University of Georgia. After serving in the United States Air Force, he worked in both the furniture business and in real estate. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Quinn is survived by his wife, Kay Stribling Quinn; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Harris Quinn, Jr. (Rick) and Martha Wilson Quinn; daughter and son-in-law, Farell Quinn and James Johnston McGinness; six grandchildren, Taite Stribling Quinn, Harris Buchanan Quinn, Greer Cleveland Quinn, Emma Farell Quinn, James Johnston McGinness, Jr., Thomas Quinn McGinness; and sister and brother-in-law, Melinda Quinn Furman and Joseph Earle Furman. Mr. Quinn is predeceased by two brothers, Kirby Jernigan Quinn, Jr. and Charles Edward Quinn.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 22nd at three o’clock at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Friends are invited to visit with the family following the service in the adjacent church atrium.

Memorials may be made to the Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, 4605 Belton Highway, Anderson, SC 29621; ARK Hospice, 117 Broadbent Way, Anderson, SC 29625; Alzheimer’s Association of Greenville, 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601; Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2310 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605; or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements by The Mackey Mortuary, 311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC 29607, 864-232-6706.