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blueprint June/July 2009

Published for Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia 625 Taylor Street Columbia, SC 29202 (803) 256-6238 HBAGC EDITOR Bin Wincenski HBAGC PRESIDENT Barry Davis HBAGC EXECUTIVE OFFICER Earl McLeod

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Tour of Homes Recap 2009 Award Winners Deal or No Deal Premier Builder Club Single-Family Building Permits January - April 2009 Kershaw County Steak Out HBA Clay Shoot


Council News Member News Upcoming Events

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2009 TOUR of HOMES PARTICIPATING BUILDERS Berry Builders Capital Construction, LLC Carolina Custom Homes Circle H Builders Clifton Custom Homes Chrysanthemum Properties Del Priore Construction Donna Gardner Builders Dunbar Builders Essex Homes, SE Executive Construction, LLC Holiday Builders Inspired Communities Key Construction

Linger Longer Homes M&E Custom Homes Masterpiece Builders, Inc. Meridian Homes, Inc. Mike Lowman Homes, Inc. P & K Construction Pineapple Homes Rymarc Homes S. E. Miller Construction, Inc. Sendler Construction Co., Inc. Shumaker Homes Stylemark Homes, LLC Wickersham Homes, Inc.

FEATURED COMMUNITIES Featured Communities: ADESSO Cobblestone Park Crickentree Deer Lake

Lake Carolina Lakeshore at the Grove Peach Grove Villas Saluda River Club Westcott Ridge

2009 Award Winners UNDER $125,000 . Best Overall #26, The Dawson by Executive Construction, LLC Dawson’s Park, Lexington ,

Honorable Mention #29, The Brooke by Executive Construction, LLC Indigo Place, West Columbia , $126,000


- $200,000 . Best Overall #35, The Hutchinson by Holiday Builders Chandler Hall, Southeast Columbia

Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors SCE&G Essex Homes, SE The State newspaper

Honorable Mention #37, The Keowee AA by Essex Homes, SE Allan’s Mill, Southeast Columbia , $201,000-

$300,000 . Best Overall #47, The Kaeley by Essex Homes, SE Ashland Falls at Lake Carolina, Northeast Columbia Honorable Mention #1, The Remmington by Essex Homes, SE Magnolia Pointe, Irmo , $301,000-

$400,000 . Best Overall #11, The Reece by Clifton Custom Homes Westcott Ridge, Chapin Honorable Mention #50, The Charlestowne by S.E. Miller Construction, Inc. Harborside at Lake Carolina, Northeast Columbia


, $401,000-$500,000 .

Best Overall #32, The Sorrento by Key Construction /Holder Properties ADESSO, Downtown Columbia Honorable Mention #60, The Pelham by Circle H Builders Crickentree, Northeast Columbia , $501,000

- $750,000 . Best Overall #20, The Saluda by Dunbar Builders Saluda River Club, Lexington Honorable Mention #17, The South of Broad by Donna Gardner Builders Saluda River Club, Lexington , $750,000

& Above . Best Overall #53, The Concept Homes by Berry Builders Lake Carolina, Northeast Columbia


Steve Baudo joins the SPIKE Club


he membership of the HBA met on April 16 at Seawell’s for a General Membership Meeting and the exciting conclusion to our 2 month long HBA Deal or No Deal Membership Drive. We started the evening with a Builder Workshop called “Remodeling for Builders” presented by members of the HBA of Greater Columbia Remodelers. When building jobs get slim, builders often turn to remodeling jobs, and there is a world of difference between the two. Builders interested in learning more about remodeling and the differences in estimating, scheduling and more are encouraged to join the Columbia Remodelers group for $95/year. The meeting began after the workshop and we got right into business. First up, we welcomed new members to the meeting. Twenty-one new members were at the meeting that night. After that, we recognized the members who bring in new members with our SPIKE Awards. Next up, we welcomed our special guest for the evening, “Howie Mandell” of HBA Deal or No Deal. “Howie” and the Banker took over the rest of the meeting and led the new member sponsors through the game. When it was all done, 20 prizes worth $100 each were given

away. After the prizes were given out, we drew one name from the new members sponsors and they won $1,000 in cash. Congratulations to Chip Daniels (represented by Andee St. John), our big winner for the night. Thanks goes to all of the members who participated in the HBA Deal or No Deal Membership Drive this year, the 20 sponsors who donated the prizes and made the game possible, and of course, “Howie” for keeping it fun. With your help, the HBA gained 30 new members. Thanks to the Sponsors of HBA Deal or No Deal (Pictured above): 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Bank of America Mortgage Corp, Carolina Home Mortgage Group, Clark’s Home & Construction Solutions, Colony Builders of Carolina, Inc., Covert Homes, LLC, Creative Tile, ERA Wilder Realty, Essex Homes, SE, McGuinn Group, Midland Mortgage Corporation, P & K Construction, Inc./Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Carolina New Home Specialists/Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc., Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc., S. C. Electric & Gas Co., Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC, Southern Signatures, LLC, Stock Building Supply, StrucSure Home Warranty/Sinclair Sales, and Weaver Systems, Inc.

Bob Wilkes reaches a new level in the SPIKE Club.

Mark Bostic picks up a new desk clock as he reaches a new level in the SPIKE Club.

Gus Brabham wonders if there’s a setting large enough for his new jewel.

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SINGLE-FAMILY BUILDING PERMITS (detached) Jan. - April 2009 City of Columbia

Town of Lexington

*Kershaw County

*Lexington County

*Richland County


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This information is compiled by the HBA of Greater Columbia every month. Contact Lynn Hawley at or (803) 256-6238 to receive this information regularly. The HBA of Greater Columbia sends out a Quarterly Economic E-newsletter to members. It contains this information and many more local homebuilding figures. If you do not receive it, please make sure we have your current e-mail address on file and that mail from us does not go into your spam folder.



2009 HBASC State Convention THE ANNUAL HBA OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CONVENTION will take place July 23 – 26 in Greenville, SC. The event will be located in the downtown Hyatt and touts many educational offerings, statewide networking opportunities, entertainment options and leisure time. If you haven’t yet signed up to attend, now is the time to do so. Contact the HBA of South Carolina at (803) 771-7408 or visit Educational Opportunities All master builders can receive all 10 renewal credits or more by attending the education courses at convention. • Model Sales Contract (Newly Completed) • Advanced QuickBooks • Estimating • Design Trends • Building Codes – What Every Builder/Remodeler needs to know? • Three Green Courses: -Intro to Green Building & Staying Green -Everything you need to know - NAHB Green Standards -How does your house rate? Green Rater & Energy Star DIVERSIFICATION, Capitalizing on New Business Opportunites – Thursday, July 23 Option fee course – NAHB GMB & CMB Designation Course Identify opportunities to build and diversify your business. This course examines more than twenty-five different opportunities within the construction industry that are ideal for expansion. Explore the different approaches and options diversification allows including commercial building, remodeling, special use structures and institutional projects. You’ll analyze the factors that affect success in diversification and learn the due diligence steps to take when preparing to diversify. Entertainment & Fun Thursday • SPIKE Club Party – SPIKE’s Got Talent & Karaoke Party • Fun For ALL after SPIKE Party – Cash bar & entertainment Friday • Exhibitor Trade Show & Luncheon • Free Night – Here’s some options: Catch a Greenville Drive Baseball Game Convention downtown restaurant packages Friday Night Jazz on Main “We’re talking in the streets outside the hotel” Saturday • HBA Competition “Amazing Race” • Commerce Club – Great views and the food is fantastic! • PAC Silent & Live Auction Reception • Grand Finale Prom Night! Dust off your old tuxedo or prom dress or just buy a new one and we will take you back to the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s with this fun evening of dinner and dancing.

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Green Building Council

Earth Fair and Recycled Regatta On Saturday, May 2 members of our council volunteered at the annual Saluda Shoals Earth Day. Members also built a boat from found materials for the 2nd annual Recycled Regatta held that day on the Saluda River. Although our team did not win the race, we did put forth a very good effort. Thanks to all of the members who participated: David Watkins, Pete Williams, Stan O’ Brien, Mark Bostic and his son Matthew, Larry Newton, Eric Johnson, Joseph Gilmore, and Beau McLeod. April Quarterly Meeting The membership of the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia met at Seawell’s on Thursday, April 23 for a Quarterly Meeting. Thanks to Chris Arthur of Sherwin-Williams for speaking to us about their lines of “green” paint and for answering all of our questions about it. May After Hours at Comfort Services Thanks to everyone at Comfort Services for a great After Hours event on Tuesday, May 12. Members in attendance learned more about the services offered by Comfort Services and about a new solar-assisted, 21 SEER heat pump. Clay Walsh of Civil Engineering was the big winner of the night with a brand new, digital thermostat with free installation. Our next After Hours will be held on Tuesday, June 23 at the Ascot Courtyards where we’ll see one of their certified green homes.

The new National Green Building Standard is available at our office. Call or stop by to get your copy. Only $32 for Green Building Council members ($36 for everyone else).



Columbia Remodelers

The Columbia Remodelers membership met at Seawell’s on Monday, April 20 for a Quarterly Meeting. Guest Speakers included building officials from Lexington County, Richland County and the City of Columbia. Special thanks to our meeting sponsor: Sun Shades & Graphics

May After Hours at STOCK Design Center. The membership met again on May 11 for an After Hours event at the STOCK Design Center in Columbia. Members got to see the newlyexpanded showroom, learn about the services offered by STOCK for remodelers and small contractors, and talk with many product reps.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia would like to honor our builder members by offering them the opportunity to become a HBA “Premier Builder”. Our “Premier Builders” will truly stand out in our association and be a coveted title.

Tony Thompson, CGR, CAPS, CGP, CMB of Remodeling Services Unlimited is the first member of the Premier Builder Club for 2009. We’ve confirmed that 87% of Tony’s trade partners are HBA Members

Below are the requirements and benefits of being a Premier Builder: Requirements: 1. 75% of the Builder’s Subcontractors or Suppliers are members of the HBAGC. 2. Builder Must be a member in good standing with the HBAGC 3. Builder must attend at least one (1) Meeting per quarter (Either a General Membership Meeting or committee meeting of the builder’s choice) 4. Builder must actively pursue new members (having recruited at least two (2) new members per year) Benefits: 1. Recognition at General Membership Meetings 2. Listed in the “BluePrint” Newsletter as a Premier Builder of the HBAGC 3. Recognition On the HBAGC Website 4. Recognition in the HBAGC Directory 5. Ability to use “HBAGC Premier Builder” logo in advertisements

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MemberNews Mary Sue Raynor, branch sales manager of the Irmo/Lake Murray office, describes Danny and Karen as “consummate professionals” and says that “they see the big picture and take care of the smallest detail. Both are true assets to our office atmosphere and are quite willing to help the newest agents, as well as the seasoned agents.”

A Trip Down Memory Lane

On Thursday, April 23 The Mungo Company/Mungo Homes celebrated Larry Slice and his 35 years with the company. Plans are in the works to name a street after Larry in one of the company’s neighborhoods.

Danny and Karen Hood named No. 1 Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® Team in South Carolina Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® is proud to announce that Danny and Karen Hood, from its Irmo/Lake Murray office, have been named the No. 1 team in the state of South Carolina for 2008. This award was presented on Wednesday, March 11. The No. 1 designation is based on the top Adjusted Gross Commission for all Coldwell Banker teams in the state of South Carolina. Danny and Karen have been in real estate sales since 1985 in the same Coldwell Banker United office. They are Life Members of the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association Circle of Excellence and frequent award winners for Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® both locally and internationally. They have served in the community and neighborhoods as their church’s youth coordinator (Karen), as a director of the Harbison Community Association (Danny), as members of the Lake Murray Power Squadron and in the Irmo Navy (Danny). They are members of Lake Murray Presbyterian Church. At present, Karen is a Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem with Lexington County Department of Social Services and a director of the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association. They are both members of the Sales & Marketing Council of Columbia.


Jeff Wheeler, Coldwell Banker United president and COO, said, “I have had the privilege of working with them both personally and professionally for 20 years. Danny and Karen continue to set the standard for excellent service in real estate. They have a vast amount of experience in all areas of our business, and consistently demonstrate our company’s commitment to unparalleled professionalism.”

Bryant Candidate for CIPS Designation David M. Bryant, owner of Metropolitan Development Inc. and principal/president of US Development Company, has successfully completed the CIPS curriculum for International Real Estate for Local Markets, recently held in Orlando, FL. The Certified International Property Specialist, or CIPS, curriculum is the educational foundation of the CIPS network, a designation awarded by the National Association of Realtors. It distinguishes CIPS designees as individuals who have both hands-on experience in international real estate transactions, as well as successful completion of an intensive seven-day program of study. Topics include special problems in international transactions; cultural and historical elements of the client’s region; and marketing properties and services. Individual classes are comprehensive and intensive. With this designation, Bryant will be the only developer/ Realtor in South Carolina to hold both the CIPS and CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member - in the state. Bryant began his real estate career shortly after graduation from USC, primarily focusing on high-profile coastal communities. He moved back to Columbia in 1999 after he sold his interest in a Low Country real estate development company and marketing organization. In 2004, he founded Metropolitan Development Inc., which specializes in urban infill developments and revitalization of specific undertakings. Last year, he also partnered with

MemberNews Tom and Jeff Prioreschi, principals of Capitol Places LLC, to form US Development, which is concentrating on downtown adaptive reuse residential and mixed-use properties in the Southeast.

Inspired CommunitiesSM Announces New Members to Sales Team Inspired Communities is proud to announce 4 exciting new additions to its sales team. This spring has been a busy one for Inspired Communities, including numerous sales in all 8 of its communities as well as extending opportunities to four individuals to join its sales team. The newest sales associates include Frances Limehouse, Judy Wyatt, Mary Beth Jones & Brenda Ciaccio. Frances Limehouse is the new community manager for Hampton Forest. Frances was most recently in general brokerage with ARI Realty. She was also with DR Horton for 7 years and has been in real estate for a total of 10 years. Mary Beth Jones is the new Community Manger at The Battery at Arsenal Hill. Mary Beth has previous experience in the real estate industry and comes to us most recently from Mungo Homes. Brenda Ciaccio was previously a top producer at DR Horton. Upon joining the Inspired team, she will be assisting in sales at The Battery at Arsenal Hill (downtown Columbia) and Saluda Springs (Lexington). Both of the Inspired Communities Southeast Columbia communities, Hampton Forest and Pennington Square will have the assistance of Judy Wyatt. Judy has a real estate background as well as a tremendously varied background in state health education issues and education administration. She has amassed a large circle of influence and we are excited about the networking potential she brings to our team. We are delighted to have these 4 experienced real estate professionals representing Inspired Communitiessm. Already members of the team are Gope Jones, Greg Moorer and Krystal Etheridge. The Inspired Sales Team is led by Mimi O’Hara – Director of Sales & Marketing for Inspired Communitiessm.

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M.C. Smith Memorial Bass Classic

The annual M.C. Smith Memorial Bass Classic was held on Thursday, April 9 on Lake Murray. Spinner’s Resort and Marina was the starting and finishing point again this year. We had 54 boats and 108 members and their guests participating in the tournament this year. Although we didn’t set any records, we had a good time on the lake. Special thanks goes to Scotty Tisdale who chaired the event for the first time this year. Great job, Scotty! Thanks also to everyone at Spinner’s, all of our sponsors and, of course, all of the participants.

Sponsors: ABC Supply Aun & McKay Law Firm Clark’s Services Dooley’s Sport Shop Lexington Development. & Builders, Inc. Mid-Carolina Electric Co-op S & T Grading & Excavating Shirey’s Home Improvement Team Spinner’s Resort & Marina” Stock Building Supply

Friends of M.C. Smith Dreher Plumbing Co. Hanson Law Firm Roy’s Wood Products

The anglers watch the weigh-in on the beach at Spinners Resort and Marina.


BIG FISH: 4.9 lbs Aun & McKay Law Firm – Pat Whaley and Herman Vining Prize: $400 +/BIGGEST JUNK FISH: 4.26 lbs Co-Mar – Shannon Shoemake and Shane Smith – Garr Prize: $50 FIRST PLACE: 15.90 lbs Builders FirstSource – Nolan Pulley and Will Dickens Prize: $1,000 SECOND PLACE: 15.75 lbs PHT Inspections – Ryan Raley and Charles Wilkie Prize: $500 THIRD PLACE: 14.90 lbs ABC Supply – Joey Sabbagha and Mark McCormick Prize: $250 SMALLEST CATCH (5 BASS): 9.9 lbs Jeffers Builders, LLC – Tim Sox and Kevin Fulmer Prize: $100

In 1st place with 15.90 lbs of fish was the Builders FirstSource team of Nolan Pulley and Will Dickens.


April 2009 New Members BUILDER AND BUILDER AFFILIATE MEMBERS Encore Development P.O. Box 12021 Columbia, SC 29211 Bridget Downing Ph. (803) 865-7650 Fax (803) 865-7696 Rymarc Homes 3740 Fernandina Rd., Ste A Columbia, SC 29210 Fax (803) 772-1919 William Lafayette Ph. (803) 798-4900 Greg Lehman Ph. (803) 513-3474

Jaqlene, Ltd. 707 Carriage Lake Dr. Lexington, SC 29072 John Hranica Ph. (803) 359-1326 MJS, Inc. 4910 Trenholm Rd., Ste C Columbia, SC 29206 Jud Smith Ph. (803) 743-0600 Fax (803) 790-0340 Neishih Boyd 1850 Atlantic Dr., #431 Columbia, SC 29210 Neishih Boyd Ph. (803) 463-3388 Fax (803) 731-9777

Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. 117 Creech Rd. Blythewood, SC 29016 Ph. (803) 754-8222 Fax (803) 735-0560 Becky Haas Desiree Merriweather Jim Minick Alice O’Bryant Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. 459 St. Andrews Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 Eva Langston Ph. (803) 798-1250 Fax (803) 731-7626

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 10120 Two Notch Rd., Ste 2, #309 Columbia, SC 29223 Kenny Kaufman Ph. (803) 935-4611

Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. 1061 Lake Murray Blvd. Irmo, SC 29063 Barbara Seward Ph. (803) 781-0088 Fax (803) 732-4517

Quality Life Solutions 1857-B Chapin Rd. Chapin, SC 29036 Randall Shuler Ph. (803) 932-4426 Fax (803) 932-4427

The State Newspaper 1401 Shop Rd. Columbia, SC 29201 Bill Buschmann Ph. (803) 771-8650 Fax (803) 771-8609

C K Supply P.O. Box 11377 Columbia, SC 29211-1377 Jason Grubbs Ph. (803) 779-5990 Fax (803) 799-7726

Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. 1022 Calhoun St. Columbia, SC 29201 Ph. (803) 252-2525 Ronald Bouknight Fax (803) 343-2620 Rebecca Hanlon Fax (803) 343-2603

Buck Thomas Electrical Service 305 Horseshoe Cr. Columbia, SC 29223 Don “Buck” Thomas Ph. (803) 788-3692 Fax (803) 736-6692

Casas De Flores, Inc. /Decorative Concrete P.O. Box 772 Chapin, SC 29036 Ysaul Flores Ph. (803) 345-8815 Fax (803) 345-8816

Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. 7601 Two Notch Rd. Columbia, SC 29223 Sean Brennan Ph. (803) 414-1175 Fax (803) 699-2209

Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS 10202 Two Notch Rd. Columbia, SC 29229 Reneé Culler Ph. (803) 206-6931 Fax (803) 256-0586

Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. 539 Columbia Ave. Chapin, SC 29036 Fax (803) 345-8790 William Coracy Ph. (803) 600-3929 Tiffany Smith Ph. (803) 345-8300

ASSOCIATE AND ASSOCIATE AFFILIATE MEMBERS All American Fence Services, Inc. 24 Valkyrie Cr. Columbia, SC 29229-3389 Joe Beachum Ph. (803) 513-6306 Fax (803) 419-0677

Columbia Builders Realty 217 Gauley Dr. Columbia, SC 29212 Marlene Sheard Ph. (803) 740-3743

Weaver Systems Inc. P.O. Box 9623 Columbia, SC 29290 William “Benji” Ashe Ph. (803) 776-6262 Fax (803) 776-6697

May 2009 New Members BUILDER MEMBER Blue River Industries P.O. Box 248 Camden, SC 29021 Benjamin Cedarland Ph. (253) 208-7686

ASSOCIATE AND ASSOCIATE AFFILIATE MEMBERS Advanced Contractor Solutions, LLC 1418 Laurel St. Columbia, SC 29201 Ron Finney Ph. (803) 223-5478 Ph. (803) 223-5478 Charwood Country Club 222 Club House Dr. W. Columbia, SC 29172 Rock Lucas Ph. (803) 755-2000 Fax (803) 755-2030 General Wholesale Distributors 201 Commerce Dr. NE Columbia, SC 29223 Dan Kudla Ph. (864) 277-9900 Fax (864) 277-9910 Maria Fernandez Real Estate 2431 Terrace Way Columbia, SC 29205 Maria Fernandez Ph. (803) 779-1258 Fax (803) 253-7677 Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors 10607 Two Notch Rd. Elgin, SC 29045 Joe Collier Ph. (803) 238-1518

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MemberNews Lapsed HBA Members

Larry Kimpland, First Choice Flooring

Kathy Garrick, Prudential Midlands Real Estate

Timothy Langfit, First Community Bank

Eileen Rumph, Prudential Midlands Real Estate

William Addison, First Savers Bank

Jeff Hinson, Prudential Palmetto Realtors

Walter Culbreth, G & W Enterprises

William Trapp, Red Knoll, Inc.

Elden Gillespie, Gillespie Fencing

Megan Cook, Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.

Duane Goodwin, Duane Goodwin Construction

Phillip Reames, Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.

Jay Bressler, Haynsworth, Sinkler, Boyd, PA

William Sinnett, Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.

Scott Adams, Adams Cabinet Works, LLC

Macy Long, Homes by Macy, LLC

Greg Lepley, Sears Contract Sales

Robert Rice, Allstate Insurance Company

Jamie Hook, Hook Contracting, LLC

Duane Dennis, Signature Homes Construction, Inc.

Jimmy Sauls, Allstate Jimmy Sauls Agency

Roger Hallman, Integrity Drywall Contractors, LLC

Andrew Jackson, Slickrete Construction, LLC

Laura Bush, B & W Construction

Fritz Waidner, Irmo Properties, LLC

Christine King, South Carolina Bank & Trust

David Walsh, The Blind Spot

J. B. Bishop, J & B Realty & Construction Co.

Ann Petty, Southern Residential Appraisal Service

Joe Trapp, Jr., Blythewood Utilities, LLC

JoAnn Dukes, J & R Cleaning

Michael Squirewell, Squirewell Builders, Inc.

Matt Brown, Brown CPA, LLC

Jon Lingwall, JNR Tile

Suzanne Pucci, Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner

Billy Edgerton, Bug Master Pest Control

Luther Reeves, Keller Williams of Columbia

Bobby Fuller, State Farm Insurance

Michelle Shreve-Thomas, Builders Design Source

Ros Moorhead, Kennedy, Watson,

Mary Karl Boepple, The State Newspaper

The following people are no longer members of the HBA. If you know or work with someone on this list, please encourage them to come back to the HBA as soon as possible.

Arnold F. Small, Butch’s Plumbing Service

McKenny & Associates

George Steiner, George A. Steiner Builder

Jan Mueller, Carolina Faux, Inc.

Ted Koon, Ted Koon Construction

Lee Andrews, T & H Construction Co., Inc.

Fred J. McCutcheon, Jr., Catastrophe Services, Inc.

Levi Rembert, L & R Residential Electric, LLC

Steven Styron, TallyHo Painting Services, LLC

David H. Day, Jr., Cayce Exterminating Co., Inc.

Jerry Martin, Jerry C. Martin Construction

Harold Driver, Three Rivers Mortgage

Brad Guthrie, Chapin Cabinet & Floor Co.

Leonard McCullough, Jr., McCullough

Glen Vandekerkhove, Glen Vandekerkhove

David Zeman, Committed To Quality

Residential & Commercial Svcs.


Gary Angel, Complete Contractor Service, Inc.

Charlie Musgrave, Jr., Musgrave Construction, Inc.

Ron Staley, Verde Design Build

Michael Davis, DET Builders, LLC

Michael Nemec, Nemec & Company

Ernest Washington, Washington Masonry

Robert Drook, Drook Painting

Gerald Lonon, Pace Engineering Consultants Inc.

Matt Spencer, Waste Management

Mark Ekovich, Elite Fencing & Woodworks, Inc.

Douglas Van Schaik, The Preserve @ POLO, LLC

Thomas Eppink, Thomas G. Eppink Law

Matt Culler, Professional Service Industries, Inc.

Jerry Dorneker, Essex Homes Southeast

Susan Crosby-Waters, Property Consultants

David Loy, Executive Management & Leasing


of Columbia, LLC

Kershaw County Steak Out

The annual Kershaw County Steak Out was held immediately after the Clay Shoot on May 14 at Hermitage Farm. About 120 members and guests enjoyed a steak dinner. Special thanks to Midland Mortgage Corp. for sponsoring this year (and the past seven years, for that matter)!

HBA Clay Shoot We presented the first HBA Clay Shoot on Thursday, May 14 at Hermitage Farm in Camden. Over 60 HBA members and their guests made up 15 teams for the shoot. Thanks to everyone who participated and to our sponsors. Special thanks to James Graves for serving as chairman and to Melita Team for volunteering at the event.

Sponsors StrucSure Home Warranty / Sinclair Sales Sloan Construction Co., Inc. Roy’s Wood Products, Inc. Carolina Ceramics Brick Co.

Palmetto Propane, Inc. F.J. Rabon Construction Company Hayes Building & Remodeling Safety Sponsor: L & B Drywall

1st Place

2nd Place

High Score

• F.J. RABON CONSTRUCTION • Frank Rabon, Ben Rabon, Chris Dinkins, Bruce Hall, Harvey Branham

• ERA WILDER REALTY TEAM • Cameron Queen, Ken Queen, Adam Delk, George Delk

Barry Davis (no relation to our current HBA President) scored the highest of any single-shooter.

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June & July

UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday, June 18

Summer Outing Golf Tournament, Golden Hills Country Club

Saturday, June 20

Summer Outing Family Day, Chickawa Center at the Saluda River Club

Monday, June 22

Remodelers After Hours, 5:30 p.m., Vintage Wood Brick & More

Tuesday, June 23

Green Council After Hours, 6:00 p.m., Ascot Commons Model Home

Thursday, June 25

SMC Quarterly Meeting, 9:00 a.m., Embassy Suites

Friday, June 26 2006

IRC Conversion Class, 8:30 a.m., Seawell’s $95 for HBA members/employees; $145 for non-members. Register by June 23 - (803) 256-6238

Friday, July 3

HBA Office Closed – Happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 6

HBA Board of Directors Meeting, 4:00 p.m., HBA Office

Thursday, July 9

HBA General Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s

Wednesday, July 15

Business Management for Builders class, 9:00 a.m.

July 16 - 17

Green Building for Building Professionals, 9:00 a.m. Sign up for both classes at

Monday, July 20

Columbia Remodelers Quarterly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s

July 23 – 26

HBA of SC State Convention – Greenville Greenbuild, Greenville, SC

August 14 - 16,

REDO/REMIX Home Improvement Show at the SC State Fairgrounds. Booth Space and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available. See or call (803) 256-6238 to sign up


IndexofAdvertisers 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty.................................... 16 BP Barber ............................................................ 18 Carolina Ceramics Brick .......................................... 20 Carolina Home Mortgage Group - Mandie Mills ........... 16 Casas De Flores Inc................................................ 13 Civil Engineering of Columbia.................................. 13 Columbia Wholesale Company ................................. 15 Concrete and Garage Innovations, LLC ...................... 18 Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company, Inc. ................ 13 Eagle Excavating Inc. ............................................ 13 Hanson Brick........................................................ 19 Granicrete.............................................................. 8 Labor Finders ......................................................... 8 LF Interiors .......................................................... 18 Sadler & Company ................................................... 3 SCE&G ................................................................... 2 State Farm Insurance - Erik Barron........................... 18

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