Dear fellow HBA members,
I normally don’t address rumors, but several members have approached us concerning a rumor that we had sold Mungo Homes to a national builder.
For the record, this is absolutely false and further, we have not even been approached concerning any of our divisions. We do business with many associate members and those relationships are very important to us, so it was important to let everyone know the truth with certainty.
We thank Earl and the HBA board for allowing us to distribute this through the HBA channels so everyone will know the truth.
Steven Mungo, CEO
|Steven Mungo and Mike Lowman|
On Thursday, September 20 at the annual Celebration of Excellence dinner in Columbia the Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC) honored Steven Mungo, CEO of Mungo Homes, and Ed Byrd, CEO of Southeastern Insurance Consultants, Inc., with the Thomas N. Bagnal Builder member of the Year and the HBASC Associate of the Year 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.
Steven Mungo was honored for his tireless dedication to the home building industry and the HBA. Mungo Homes has been a member of the HBA of Greenville since 2010. The Mungo Homes, headquarters in Columbia, also operates in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Raleigh, and Savannah. Steven has served as President and on the Boards of both the HBA of Greater Columbia and the HBASC.
|Ed Byrd and David Gully|
Ed Byrd has been an ardent supporter of the home building industry and a member of the HBA for more than 10 years. He has actively served the HBA and continues to give generously of his time and resources. Ed has testified in Senate and House Committee hearings on behalf of the home building industry and the citizens of South Carolina. Ed’s fervent support of the home building industry and the HBA is evident in his actions and support.
The Board of Directors of the HBA commends both men on their commitment to the HBA, home building industry, and to their community.
Steven Mungo, CEO of Mungo Homes, was recently honored by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC) with the inaugural 2010 Champion of the American Dream Award.
The Champion of the American Dream is awarded to an individual in recognition of their leadership and efforts in keeping the American Dream of home ownership affordable. The importance of home ownership cannot be understated. A home is the most valuable asset many families will ever own, but additional regulatory costs keeps many families from owning a home. For every five hundred dollars added to a house, 1,809 South Carolina families are priced out from owning their own home.
According to HBASC President, Mike Lowman, “Steven has proven to be a stalwart champion of protecting the American Dream in South Carolina and he honors our industry with his tireless dedication to keeping housing affordable.”
Steven has been a member of the HBASC and the HBA of Greater Columbia since 1986. He has been inducted into the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame, awarded the Builder Executive of the Year by the HBAGC Sales & Marketing Council three times, and received the Gordon A. Harrison Award in 2007. In 2008, Mungo Homes was the first South Carolina-based builder to receive the National Housing Quality Award — the new home building industry’s highest honor for quality construction and customer service. Steven is a Certified Master Builder and was the 2010 President of the HBASC.
Steven is a graduate of Wofford College and a native of Columbia. He serves on many local Boards, including Lexington Medical Center, EdVenture Children’s Museum, and the Medical University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Maria, have two children and are active members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
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.