Your HBA Honors Top PAC Donors

Your HBA Honors Top PAC Donors

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 mdey@hbaofgreenville.com.

PAC Appreciation Dinner

PAC Appreciation Dinner

Thank you to those who attended our PAC Dinner last Thursday, November 10. The group, which consisted of $250+ donors to the PAC, enjoyed drinks and steak at Rick Quinn’s home.

Attendees included Michael and Karen Dey, Rick and Martha Quinn, Bob and Karen Barreto, Mike and Rhonda Freeman, Brittany and Chris Bailey, Eric and Teresa Hedrick, Matt Shouse, Bill Kane, Richard and Mary Powers, Jon and Jennie Statom, Brian Lazarus, Joe Hoover.

If you would like to donate to the South Carolina Builders Political Action Committee, please contact your Home Builders Association of Greenville at (864) 254-0133.
Builder Ballot: Tomorrow is Election Day

Builder Ballot: Tomorrow is Election Day

Today is the big day: Election Day.

David Black (HBA of SC), Coleman Shouse, Richard Powers, Chuck Childress, Michael Dey, and Eric Hedrick meet with Congressman Trey Gowdy to present a campaign contribution from BuildPAC.

The right to vote is not only a privilege, it is a responsibility that each voter should take seriously. Elections are how our country chooses the leaders who will represent our interests in the halls of government.

Your Home Builders Association has formed two Political Action Committees that raise money from our members, screens candidates, and make contributions to the campaigns of the candidates that our Government Affairs Committee members and Board of Directors have determined will represent the interests of the Home Building, Remodeling, Land Development, and Light Commercial Contracting industries.

Election day is Today, Tuesday, November 8. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you are registered to vote, please plan to go to the polls. Not registered to vote? Why not?

Builder Ballot

S.C. Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates who will be on the ballot:

  • S.C. Senate District 5: Tom Corbin (R)
  • S.C. Senate District 6: William Timmons (R)
  • S.C. House District 22: Jason Elliott (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 18: Mike Barnes (R)

Build PAC has contributed to the following candidates who will be on the ballot:

  • U.S. Senate: Tim Scott (R)
  • U.S. House District 3: Jeff Duncan (R)
  • U.S. House District 4: Trey Gowdy (R)

About the PACs
South Carolina Builders PAC is a partnership between the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, Home Builders Association of Greenville, and other local HBAs in South Carolina. Its scope is local, statewide, and legislative races.

BuildPAC is a PAC organized under Federal Election Laws and managed by the National Association of Home Builders. It’s scope is Congressional races. BuildPAC does not take a position on the Presidency.

The Government Affairs Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting candidates to the Home Builders Association of Greenville Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on local and legislative races. The S.C. Builders PAC Trustees determines contributions for statewide races, and the BuildPAC Trustees determines the contributions for Congressional races.

The Chili Cookoff was a Delicious Success

The Chili Cookoff was a Delicious Success

Our annual Chili Cookoff was another great success this year! Thank you to more than 100 of our members who showed up to try the different chilis, take a look at the newly renovated Ferguson showroom, have some oysters, and enjoy a night among friends. We are grateful to have such a wonderful community in our industry!

A big congratulations to our Chili Cookoff and Dessert Contest winners!
Hottest Chili
Tex Mex Heat
Eddie Howard, APB, Howard Custom Builders
Best Presentation
Sweet Beats Heat
Bryn Brutosky, APB, Ryan Homes
Best Chili
Gale’s $10,000 Chili
Richard Bernath, Southern Traditions Window Fashions
Best Dessert
Ferg-a-licious
Susan Smith, Ferguson Kitchen and Bath

The Professional Women in Building Council hosted a balloon pop and raffle to raise money for the South Carolina Builders Political Action Committee. Thank you to everyone who popped a balloon and entered the raffle, and congratulations to our many winners!

Thank you also to our sponsors for helping us with this event–thank you to Ferguson for hosting and being the presenting sponsor; thank you to Clark’s Termite and Pest Control for providing and cooking the oysters; and thank you to Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet for sponsoring the chili and dessert contests.

The Competition is Heating Up: Chili Cookoff Scheduled for November 1

The Competition is Heating Up: Chili Cookoff Scheduled for November 1

Bring your appetite on November 1st at the newly renovated Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting showroom on Woodruff Road for the Annual Chili Cookoff. Clark’s Termite and Pest Control will sponsor the oyster roast and Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet will sponsor the beer and wine bar. Take a bite of competition and enter the chili cookoff or dessert contest! Not a talented cook? Come help us judge the tasty entries.
Want to win some prizes? The Professional Women in Building Council will host a balloon pop to raise money for the Political Action Committee. Buy a raffle ticket to pop a balloon and a win a prize, from gift cards to a an olive oil tasting for 20. All members are welcome to this annual event.