Charter Highlights The goals and ideals of the York Builders Association have remained steadfast for five decades – its reputation for integrity and excellence in the industry has grown with the support of many dedicated members. In the code of ethics printed in a 1967 edition of “Growing with Historic York County,” a publication produced by the members of the Association to inform new residents of the “well-kept” community, you can find these inspiring words: “Home ownership can and should be within the reach of every American family. American homes should be welldesigned, well-constructed and well-located in attractive communities with educational, recreational, religious, and shopping facilities accessible to all. American homes should be built under the free American enterprise system.” It was the National Association of Home Builders desire to put these beliefs and rights in writing, and it was the creation of the York Builders Association that brought these liberties to life in York County. CHARTER HIGHLIGHTS: •
In 1963, a local businessman named Donald Epstein needed to know more about the law governing highrise apartments - he never expected that his letter to the Pennsylvania Builders Association would present a golden opportunity for PBA Executive Vice President Herbert M. Packer, Jr., when he stated, “Frankly, I’d give my eye teeth to organize a local association in York County.”
In September 3, 1970, the association adopted an emblem created by local artist Albert Cozzi. Glenn E. Brenneman, 1974 president, worked with the artist to design the imagethe original colors were green, black and white, highlighted by the symbol of York, the white rose.
“We felt strongly that the builders in York and York County should organize, but we were a little gun shy of joining with a national organization, since we were just new to it.” - Norman L. Baughman.
In 2009 a new logo was designed to reflect the Association’s name change from ‘York County Builders’ to ‘York Builders’ Association. This time the design would connote the housing industry in an effort to make the public more aware of the Association’s causes. The colors changed to lime green and royal blue, hues signifying renewal and stability.
The second home of the York Builders Association, purchased after membership outgrew the original location.