Sunday, February 2, 2014

GHBA Announces the "Of the Year Awards" for 2013

The GHBA recently announced the "Of the Year Awards" for 2013 Volume Builder, Custom Builder, Developer, Remodeler and the coveted Bud Inscho Associate of the Year award at the 73rd Anniversary Extravaganza held at the Hotel ZaZa. Dan Bawden with Legal Eagle Contractors and Toy Wood, CEO of the GHBA, presented the awards. The Extravaganza event also marks the installation ceremony for the incoming GHBA board of directors and officers. The annual "Of the Year" award winners are selected by industry peers.

Volume Builder of the Year 2013:Trendmaker Homes

The 2013 award went to Trendmaker Homes. The award was accepted by Will Holder, Trendmaker president. Mark Welch with David Weekley Homes, the previous year’s recipient, was onhand to present the award. Trendmaker Homes was chosen for its involvement in the community and the association. The company has been a long time supporter of HomeAid Houston, and has provided leadership through political action and participation in education at GHBA and in the new University of Houston Masters’ program. The Trendmaker team is also a key participant in the growing Green Built Gulf Coast program.

Developer of the Year 2013: Lisa Clark, Ryko Development

The 2013 Developer of the Year award was presented to Lisa Clark with Ryko Development, GHBA’s first female president, for her long time membership in the association on various councils and committees, including the Developers Council, government affairs, political action and HomeAid Houston.

"She makes a difference wherever she is," said Toy Wood, CEO of the GHBA. "Lisa is now a two-time winner of this award."

The 2006 awardee, Parke Patterson of Parke Patterson Land Development, presented the award.
Custom Builder of the Year 2013:Greg Hawes, Jamestown Estate Homes

The 2013 Custom Builder of the Year award was presented by the 2012 recipient, Dave Gordon of Whitestone Builders. "This award goes to a person who has served in the leadership of the Custom Builders Council, assisting the council with everything from contracts to policy," said Toy Wood. "The winner for 2013 is Greg Hawes, Jamestown Estate Homes."

Remodeler of the Year 2013: Jim Nowlin, Remodeling Concepts Inc.

The 2013 Remodeler of the Year, Jim Nowlin of Remodeling Concepts Inc., has been a leader for the Remodelers Council for many years and has maintained outstanding work and a reputation for professionalism and excellence within the industry. Jim also took a leadership role as president of the council in 2013. The award was presented by president of the NAHB Remodelers Council, Bill Shaw of William Shaw and Associates Inc.

Bud Inscho Associate of the Year 2013: Judy Bonica, Ferguson Bath, Kitchens & Lighting Gallery
Judy Bonica with Ferguson Bath, Kitchens & Lighting Gallery was honored as the 2013 Bud Inscho Associate of the Year. The 2012 recipient, Denny Patterson with BMI, presented the award. Judy was honored for her service at the GHBA and within her industry. She serves with passion and integrity. She is also a leader in various positions on committees, councils and divisions and she volunteers wherever she is needed.

Presidential Citations were also presented at the event. These awards were given to GHBA members for their outstanding contributions to the association.

2013 Presidential Citation Honorees are:
Amy Robinson with Ft. Bend Publishing — Amy was presented the citation for her many years of volunteering at the GHBA and promoting the association, especially the Remodelers Council.
Christy Stratton with Connecting Houston Home — Christy was honored for her involvement with the GHBA as a great promoter and educator. She has been instrumental in building stronger ties between the GHBA and the Realtor community. Christy was responsible for the GHBA’s unique Fall Event, a breakfast with superstars David Weekley, Leigh Steinberg, and Dave Blanchard.

Earl Chamberlain with BMC Building Materials — A relative newcomer to the GHBA efforts, but someone who immediately jumped in with both feet, never missing a beat and always ready to help is honoree, Earl Chamberlain with BMC Building Materials.

Steve Wilson with Allpoints Surveying — Steve Wilson is a member that everyone knows because he is a regular visitor. Steve volunteers for everything from the Benefit Homes Project to the Associate Council’s Annual BBQ Cookoff, where he comes fully loaded with his barbeque rig.

John Williams with Brighton Homes — John Williams received this honor as a highly active volunteer with the growing Young Professionals in its advocacy efforts. In addition to the YP Committee, he also serves on the GHBA board and the executive committee.

Carl Stephens with Stephens-Tingley & Associates — A long time member, Carl Stephens received this award for sharing his experience and business acumen with the association and his commitment and prowess in the political action arena. His face and work is well known within the city of Houston.

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