|Congressman Jeff Duncan addresses members of the Home Builders Association|
This last week the Government Affairs Committee and Board of Directors met with Congressman Jeff Duncan (Representative of the S.C. 3rdDistrict) to discuss GSE reform, immigration reform and labor shortages, the mortgage interest deduction in tax reform, a proposed time extension to review the EPA’s expansion of the Clear Water Act, and refining patent laws concerning patents on common construction techniques.
HBA members met with the Congressman over coffee at a new model home at West Farms, a new development in Fountain Inn by Mungo Homes.
“We appreciate the opportunity to meet with Congressman Duncan and for the valuable discussion he engaged in with everyone concerning these issues that affect home building, construction, and home buying,” Mike Freeman, Home Builders Association President, said.
The HBA will meet with Congressman Trey Gowdy May 13.
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.
The Home Builders Association of South Carolina is to recognize the recipient of The Thomas N Bagnal Builder Member and Associate of the Year Award on Thursday September 20th at the annual Celebration of Excellence. The awards will go to Steven Mungo, CEO of Mungo Homes and Ed Byrd of Southeastern Insurance Consultants, Inc. Both awards are given to members who demonstrate the qualities of Thomas N. Bagnal- tireless service to their community, home builders association (HBA) and to the home building industry.
Steven Mungo has been a member of the HBA since 1986 and has expanded his business outside of South Carolina to both North Carolina and Georgia. In 2008, Mungo Homes was the first builder in South Carolina to receive the National Housing Quality Award and in 2012 was named America’s Best Builder by Builder Magazine.
Ed Byrd has been a member of the HBA for over 25 years and has testified in Senate and House Committee hearings on behalf of the home building industry and the citizens of South Carolina. He is a member of several local HBA’s at the HBASC.
The HBA of Greenville would like to thank both men for their service and commitment to our industry and to their community.
The Celebration of Excellence will be held at the River Banks Zoo and Garden in Columbia on Thursday, September 20th. Tickets are available for purchase at the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. Please call 803-771-7408 for more information or click here to visit the South Carolina HBA website .
NAHB announced that The Mungo Companies has been awarded the Builder Advocate of the Year award in the Green Building Advocacy category. The award was presented at the National Green Building Conference in Nashville last month.