Congratulations to Pinnacle Award Winners

Congratulations to Pinnacle Award Winners

Home building industry professionals were awarded the Home Builders Association of South Carolina’s most prestigious awards last week in Asheville, NC. The thirteenth annual Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony was held to honor the recipients of the Pinnacle Awards.

About the Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards were created to honor those in the home building industry who have achieved the highest standard of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem solving and customer satisfaction. This competition is a privilege of membership, as well as a means of challenging our members to greater levels of achievement. The Pinnacle Award recognizes the craftsmanship of the best home builders and remodelers in South Carolina, based on five categories:

  • Green Building
  • New Construction
  • Remodeling
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Best Subdivision/Community
The 2015 Pinnacle Award winners from Greenville are:
     
Jason Armstrong, Ron Tate, and Gus Rubio (respectively) receiving their awards.

Jason Armstrong, Ron Tate, and Gus Rubio hold their awards at the Celebration of Excellence ceremony


Jason Bergeron and Susan Peace-Vernon pick up their awards at the HBA office.

The HBA of Greenville is proud to have five of our members recognized for their hard work and dedication to the excellence of the industry.


Susan Peace-Vernon Elected President

Susan Peace-Vernon Elected President

2015 Board of Directors Announced

Susan Peace-Vernon

Susan Peace-Vernon, Approved Professional Builder, has been elected President of the Home Builders Association of Greenville in 2015. Vernon is Vice President of Dillard-Jones Builders, a custom home building and development company based in Greenville.

Vernon is a professionally-trained interior designer who hails from a family of home builders. She manages Dillard-Jones relationship with its finish vendor partners and the company’s relationship with its customers.

Elected to serve on the 2015 Board of Directors of the Home Builders Association are:

  • President, Susan Peace-Vernon, Approved Professional Builder, Dillard-Jones Builders 
  • President Elect, Joe Hoover, Approved Professional Builder, Hoover Custom Construction 
  • Associate Vice President, Jon Statom, Palmetto Exterminators 
  • Secretary, Scott Warren, Approved Professional Builder, Dunn Custom Builders 
  • Treasurer, Chuck Childress, BB&T
  • Immediate Past President, Mike Freeman, GMB, Approved Professional Builder, ACA/Freewood Contracting
  • Director, Wayne Moore, Approved Professional Builder, Harold Moore Builder
  • Director, Gus Rubio, Approved Professional Builder, Gabriel Builders
  • Director, Scott Presley, Greer State Bank
  • Director, James Speer, Approved Professional Builder, Carson-Speer Builders
  • Director, Bob Barreto, GBS Building Supply

Established in 1960, the membership of the Home Builders Association of Greenville includes local and national builders, remodelers, commercial contractors, land developers, specialty contractors, manufacturers, financial and insurance professionals, realtors, and many others who offer products and services for homeowners and homebuyers. The voice of home building, the Home Builders Association offers education and training, marketing and recognition programs and special events for members and consumers including the Southern Home & Garden Show and Parade of Homes. In addition, the Home Builders Association of Greenville educates consumers about professional home builders and remodelers through the Approved Professional Builder and Remodeler program. The Home Builders Association gives back by encouraging and supporting community service efforts by its members and serving as an advocate for the home building industry.

HBA Board of Directors elects new officers, directors

The HBA of Greenville Board of Directors elected four new members to the association’s Board of Directors.  The following members were elected to fill unexpired terms on the Board of Directors:

  • Mike Freeman, GMB, Vice President.  Mike is President of ACA Freewood Contracting.
  • Susan Peace-Vernon, Secretary.  Susan is Vice President of Dillard-Jones Builders.
  • Gus Rubio, Builder Director.  Gus is President of Gabriel Builders, Inc.
  • Matt Vaughn, Associate Director.  Matt is market leader for Homeowners Mortgage

The HBA of Greenville  is a consumer resource for finding builders, remodelers, and home improvement specialists in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Membership includes local and national builders, remodelers, specialty contractors, manufacturers, financial and insurance professionals, realtors, and many others that offer products and services for homeowners and first-time homebuyers.

The HBA’s Board of Directors includes 20 professionals from within the association’s membership.  The Board is led by the association’s President, Robert Markel, CGR.  The association is managed by ten professional staff and consultants.

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.

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