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2010 HBA calender The major events and meetings for 2010 are listed below. All dates, times and locations are tentative and may be changed. Please check this newsletter and the HBA website at for updates throughout the year. Continuing Education offerings at other HBAs are noted in grey.

SMC Quarterly Membership Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Remodelers/Green After Hours, 6:00 p.m., Hinson Cabinet Company HBASC State Convention, Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa Summer Outing Golf Tournament, 9:00 a.m., Golden Hills, Lexington The Challenge of New Home Sales Management IRM IV Course, Hilton Head, SC Summer Outing Family Day, Location TBD

Thursday, July 15 Monday, July 19 Thursday, July 22

HBA General Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s Remodelers After Hours, 6:00 p.m., ProSource of Columbia Kershaw Chapter Membership Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Green Building Council Quarterly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s

Monday, August 9 August 11-12 Thursday, August 12 Thursday, August 19 Monday, August 23

BAR/PREP Exam Course, HBASC, Columbia, SC Marketing Strategies, Plans and Budgets IRM II Course, Myrtle Beach, SC General Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s Kershaw County Chapter Membership Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Green After Hours/Field Trip, 6:00 p.m., Location TBD Columbia Remodelers Quarterly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s

September 8-9 Thursday, September 9 Friday, September 10 Wednesday, September 15 Thursday, September 16 Friday, September 17 Tuesday, September 14 September 20-21 September 22-26 Thursday, September 23 September 24-26

Green Building for Green Professionals Course, Charleston General Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s Business Management for Building Professionals Course, Charleston, SC Increased Profits Through Effective Builder/ Broker Cooperation Course, Greenville, SC SMC Quarterly Membership Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Market Focused Residential Design Course, Greenville, SC Multicultural Sales Techniques and Strategies Course, Greenville, SC Remodelers/Green After Hours, 6:00 p.m., -AvailableUnderstanding Housing Markets & Consumers IRM I Course, Columbia, SC NAHB Fall Board of Directors Meeting, New York, NY REDO/REMIX Home Improvement Show Preview Party, 6:30 p.m., Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center REDO/REMIX Home Improvement Show, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

October 6-8 October 9-14 Thursday, October 14 Monday, October 18 Thursday, October 21 Monday, October 25

Certified New Home Sales Professional Course, Charleston Parade of Homes at Olde Park, Forest Acres Table Top Night, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s HBA Golf Classic Green Building Council Annual Membership Meeting/ Election of Officers, 6:30 p.m., The Palmetto Club Kershaw Builder/Realtor Oyster Roast, 5:30 p.m. Columbia Remodelers Annual Meeting, 6:30 p.m., The Palmetto Club

Friday, November 5 Monday, November 8 Tuesday, November 9 Wednesday, November 10 Thursday, November 11 Thursday, November 18

BAR/PREP Exam Course, HBASC, Columbia Off-Site Project Management Course, Greenville, SC On-Site Project Management Course, Greenville, SC Profitable Business through Quality Practices Course, Greenville, SC Annual Meeting of the Membership/Election of Officers/ Spike Night, 6:30 p.m., Location TBD BIG THURSDAY Oyster Roast

Thursday, December 2 Friday, December 10 Thursday, December 16

SMC Annual Membership Meeting, 9:00 a.m. HBA Holiday Ball, 6:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel Kershaw County Chapter Christmas Party, 7:00 p.m.T


Wednesday, March 3 Friday, March 5 Wednesday, March 10 Thursday, March 11 Thursday, March 11 Friday, March 12 March 12-14 March 15-16 Wednesday, March 17 Tuesday, March 23 Thursday, March 25

HBAGC Builders Day at the Capitol, 8:00 a.m., Palmetto Club BAR/PREP Exam Course, HBASC-Columbia, SC Customer Service Course, Charleston, SC Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show Preview Party, 6:30 p.m. Sales & Marketing Course, Charleston, SC Construction Contracts & Law Course, Charleston, SC Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show, SC State Fairgrounds Lifestyle Merchandising, Advertising & Promotional Strategies IRM III Course, Greenville, SC Market Focused Residential Design Course, Greenville, SC Remodelers/Green After Hours, 5:30 p.m., Ferguson Enterprises SMC Quarterly Membership Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, April 5 Tuesday, April 6 Wednesday, April 7 Thursday April, 8 Wednesday, April 14 Thursday, April 15 Friday, April 16 April 17 – 22 April 19-21 Thursday, April 22 Friday, April 23 Monday, April 26

Business Accounting and Job Cost Course, Greenville, SC Estimating for Builders & Remodelers Course, Greenville, SC Scheduling Course, Greenville, SC HBA General Membership Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Seawell’s Designing for an Active Adult Course, Charleston, SC Kershaw County Membership Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Selling to Active Adults Course, Charleston, SC M.C. Memorial Bass Classic, 6:30 a.m., Spinners Resort Trends & Research Methods for Active Adult Lifestyle Course, Charleston, SC NAHB Spring Board of Directors Meeting/Legislative Conference, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC Certified New Home Sales Professional Course, Columbia Green Building Council Quarterly Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Seawell’s Housing Construction as a Selling Tool Course, Charleston, SC Essential Closing Strategies Course, Charleston, SC Remodelers After Hours, 5:30 p.m., Creative Tile Lexington

May 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15, 16 Thursday, May 13 Friday, May 14 May 16-18 Monday, May 24 Tuesday, May 25

2010 Tour of Homes, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. Kershaw Clay Shoot, 2:00 p.m., Hermitage Farm, Camden Kershaw Steak Out, 6:00 p.m., Hermitage Farm, Camden Increased Profits Through Effective Builder/Broker Cooperation Course, Charleston, SC NAHB Green Building Conference, Raleigh, NC Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility CAPS I Course, Columbia, SC Columbia Remodelers Quarterly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Seawell’s Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility CAPS II Course, Columbia, SC




Thursday, June 17 Monday, June 21 June 21-24 Thursday, June 24 June 24-25 Saturday, June 26







blueprint January/February 2010

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

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Big Fun at Big Thursday HBASC Legislative Day Where Do My Dues Dollars Go? Kershaw County Chapter Christmas Party Awards for 2009


Council News Member News Upcoming Events



1 We stepped up the entertainment this year with live music from DUBA! Thanks to Weaver Systems for sponsoring the band. 2 A look at the crowd of over 200 attendees at the 2009 BIG THURSDAY Oyster Roast. 3 Attendees gathered around tables of hot, freshly steamed oysters all night long. 4 Outgoing Remodelers Chairman Tommy Hollingsworth (center) with Marie and Eddie Weaver. 5 HBA President David Hilburn poses with Vickie Amick and Beth Gardner, winners of the Official BIG THURSDAY Chicken Man art raffle. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets in the raffle‌ we raised $500 for the SC Honor Flight which will send one WWII Veteran to Washington, DC this year.






BIG Fun at B I G T H U R S DAY The Columbia Remodelers and the Sales & Marketing

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Council of Greater Columbia presented the BIG THURSDAY Oyster Roast on Thursday, November 19

Heisman Level Sponsors:

at Carolina Walk Park. Over 200 members and their guests filled the park for an evening of fun. Everyone enjoyed oysters and chili all night long plus open bars and live entertainment. The event will be back next year on the Thursday prior to Thanksgiving, and we’ll have plenty of tickets for everyone.

MVP Level Sponsors: Creative Tile

T & H Construction Co., Inc.

Lucas Insulation

TOMA Construction

Midland Mortgage Corporation

Willm Construction

Sun Shades & Graphics, Inc. DECEMBER 2009 BLUEPRINT 7

Where Do My Dues Dollars Go? “Where do my dues dollars go,” and “what am I getting for what I pay?” These questions are most often asked by new members and by members who have not participated in the association for several years – until a dues increase occurs or your membership is up for renewal. Suddenly, the association is asked to prove itself. Once proven, the member usually discovers that the services provided – either directly or indirectly – are higher in value than the actual amount of the total dues. Let’s take a look at the HBA of Greater Columbia and what services are provided. The total dues that the HBA of Greater Columbia currently invoices members is $450 for Associates and $475 for Builders. It is important to know and remember that each is split between three different associations - our local HBA, the HBA of South Carolina (HBASC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dues Split: - NAHB = $150 - HBASC = $90 - Local HBA = $210/Associates; $235/Builders - Total = $450/Associates; $475/Builders Let’s first take a look at the $150 that is sent to NAHB. That money is your membership in the national association. As part of that membership, you get legislative representation on the national level. Promoting legislation that is favorable to homebuilding is something that must be done. No member can afford to do it alone at the national level.

rights to jobsite safety… these items are occurring on a daily basis. You can’t find anyone willing to monitor the hundreds of proposed regulatory and legislative changes that are occurring at such a great rate AND speak up on your behalf for only $90 a year… except for the HBA of SC. In addition to this, the HBA of SC offers education classes, administers the Certified Master Builder (CMB) designation program, runs the SC Housing Hall of Fame and Pinnacle Awards, presents the annual State Convention for members and works with local HBAs on a variety of meetings, events and legislative needs. Finally, what about the money that stays right here at the HBA of Greater Columbia? A professional staff is retained to implement association policies and to carry out the work of the association as determined by the HBA Board of Directors on behalf of the membership. Thanks to the work of our Executive Director, our association has a strong reputation with local elected officials. This reputation helps get HBA members in front of elected officials and issues thus fostering a positive work environment for members of our industry. (Most times these local issues, policies and taxes are focused directly at home builders and/or land use issues. This is the reason that builders and land developers pay higher membership dues than do other members.)

In addition to this representation, NAHB enrolls each member in the Member Advantage program. This program gives you discounts on many items including car rentals, hotel stays, office supplies, computers, and even vehicle purchases! If you’re in the market for any of these products or services, you could recoup your total yearly dues in one purchase (and many members have)!!!

The HBA of Greater Columbia also keeps up strong community relations, provides education and training for members, develops and maintains open lines of communications between members and the public, plans meetings and programs for members (see our yearly calendar in this newsletter), and many, many other types of membership services. If you’d like an even better understanding of how hard this association works for the membership, please call us and schedule to sit in on one of our Board of Director’s meetings this year, or get involved with one of the many committees we have available.

Next is the $90 we forward to the HBA of SC. At the state level, your dollars support representation in the legislature as well as in various offices of state government. The HBA of SC is continually monitoring proposed laws and regulations that will affect your business. Issues from building codes to land use, environmental and energy codes to taxes, and property

Together, the three associations (local, state and national) form one of the nation’s largest and strongest trade organizations that benefit an industry of such fundamental importance. Our associations comprise the only organization working around the clock exclusively in the interest of the residential building industry.


Kershaw County Chapter Christmas Party The membership of the Kershaw County Chapter of the HBA held their annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 17 at the Camden Country Club. Attendees enjoyed dinner, drinks and dancing while spending time with fellow members and friends. Thanks to the sponsors of the party:

F.J. Rabon Construction Co. Palmetto Utilities Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors

Left to Right: Dan and Joan Riddick with C. Ray Miles and his wife Patsy. Doug Robinson gets a hug from Melita Team

2009 HBA President Barry Davis was at the party to present Robin McLeod with a plaque and to thank her for her service as Chairperson of the Kershaw County Chapter since 2007. George Delk of C & C Builders, Inc. will serve as Chairman of the Chapter in 2010. Holly and Tommy Hayes enjoying the live entertainment at the Kershaw County Christmas Party JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010 BLUEPRINT 9


2010 SMC Chairman Letter The New Year is here and I am privileged and honored to serve you as the Chairperson of the Sales and Marketing Council for 2010. As we close the books on 2009, I encourage everyone to set their sights on a prosperous future and plan on tremendous success to come. No matter what the economy may be for this time or our area, it is more important to have the right attitude than to have the right circumstances. The Sales and Marketing Council exists to help its members be successful in the sale of new homes in any economy. It is my goal, with the support of our Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, to make sure that your membership is a key part of your future successes. We will offer education, networking and other activities to help you improve yourself and your professional opportunities. I want the council to be whatever you need to accomplish these objectives. In order to do that I will need to hear from you, the members, so that I know what you want the council to focus on to your benefit. I plan to reach out and ask you for your thoughts on a regular basis and will adjust the council’s objectives to the needs of our members. In closing, I thank you for your membership and the honor of serving you as Chairperson. I am truly excited about the possibilities of the New Year and look forward to helping everyone achieve the level of success they desire. Please use your membership as the tool for success it is designed to be and let me know how the Sale and Marketing Council can best help you.

Mike Lowman 2010 SMC Chairman

2010 SMC Board of Directors Position/Name Chairman: Mike Lowman Vice Chair: Edwin Gerace Treasurer: Marlene Sheard Secretary: Jennifer Harding Immediate Past Chairman: Beth Gardner Past Chairman: Nancy Nelson Publicity/Marketing Chair: Ashley Dooley Media Representative: Donna Yount Membership Chairman: Michelle Rabun Program Chairman: Rob Haney Education Chairman: Judy Downing REGAL Chairman: Susan Longshore Ambassador Chairman: Debra Warner Community Service Chairman: Sheila Harvey


Company Mike Lowman Homes, Inc Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc Columbia Builders Realty/Bank of America Coldwell Banker United Realtors RMS Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc McGuinn Homes SCE&G Essex Homes, SE Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc Essex Homes, SE Rymarc Homes Harvey,Casterline & Vallini, LLC

SMC Calandar of Events

CouncilNews March 25 – SMC March Quarterly Meeting, Embassy Suites, 8:45 am

Continuing Education Seminar, Embassy Suites

April 19, 20, 21 – (CSP) Certified New Home Sales Professional Course April 26 – ABC’s of Building Part I April 29 – Tour of Homes SNEAK PEEK May 3 – ABC’s of Building Part II May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 – Tour of Homes June 17 – SMC June Quarterly Meeting, Embassy Suites, 8:45 am

Continuing Education Seminar, Embassy Suites

September 16 – SMC September Quarterly Meeting, Embassy Suites, 8:45 am September 20, 21 – (IRM I) Understanding Housing Markets & Consumers October 9 - 24th – Parade of Homes at Olde Park November 18 – BIG THURSDAY Oyster Roast, Carolina Walk Park, Ticket Required December 2 – SMC Annual Meeting, Embassy Suites, 8:45 am

2009 SMC Board Members share in a little holiday fun at the end of the year appreciation party.

SMC Annual Meeting Over 130 SMC Members and guests attended the SMC Annual Meeting on December 3 at Embassy Suites. Hannah Horne, news anchor with WIS-TV News, was our special guest speaker. The 2009 Board of Directors were recognized and the 2010 officers were installed. To wrap up the year with a little holiday cheer, members and guests participated in a holiday trivia game which while chaotic was a lot of fun. Happy Dollar Time resulted in $330 being donated to St. Lawrence Place and we collected over 115 lbs. of goods for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Thank You to our Meeting Sponsor

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Kendrick R Chiles, Midlands Realtors, LLC; Lelia Joy Glover, Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.; Ted Johnson, Saluda River Club; Tricia Kim, Mungo Homes; Edmund H. Monteith, Saluda River Club JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010 BLUEPRINT 11


Hilburn Elected President of Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia David Hilburn of South Capital Group, Inc. and Midland Mortgage Corporation will serve as President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC) in 2010. He has been a member of the association since 1986 and has been on the HBA Board of Directors since 2003. David has been active in association events including service as chairman of the Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show and the Parade of Homes. He is also involved with government relations for the association on the local, state and national levels. David was born in Charleston, SC where he attended Middleton High School. He then attended the University of South Carolina where he double-majored in Finance and Insurance and Economic Security. After college, David went into the construction lending and banking industry. He currently is with Midland Mortgage Corporation where he has worked since 1997. In addition to his 21 years as a construction loan officer, he has 19 years experience in residential and commercial development with South Capital Group, Inc. He and his wife Karen are members of Columbia’s First Baptist Church.

Serving as the 2010 HBA Board of Directors are: Wade McGuinn, McGuinn Group as Vice President; Hal Von Nessen, RESH Marketing as Associates Vice President; Tony Thompson, CMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP, Remodeling Services Unlimited, Inc as Treasurer; and Carl J. Berry II, Sycamore Development, LLC as Secretary. In addition, the HBAGC elected one Associates Director and three Builder Directors to the board for terms of two years each. The Associate Director is John Butcher of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. Builder Directors are Steve Baudo of Baudo & Associates Home Builders, Inc., Allyson Way Hank of Sovereign Homes, and Jim Fadell of Rymarc Homes. Chairpersons of HBA councils also have a seat on the HBA Board of Directors. Included here are Bill Dixon of Mungo Homes, Inc. serving as Chairman of the Land Development Council; George Delk of Delk Homes, Inc. as the Chairman of the Kershaw County Chapter; Mike Lowman, CGP of Mike Lowman Homes, Inc. serving as Chairman of the Sales and Marketing Council of Greater Columbia; Johnny Del Priore of Del Priore, Inc. as Chairman of the HBA of Greater Columbia Remodelers; and, Bill Wichlei of Bill Wichlei Builder as Chairman of the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia. Hilburn was installed as President of the Home Builders Association at the Annual HBA Holiday Ball on December 5, 2009. All new board members began their terms in January 2010.

Spike of the Month Congratulations to Wade McGuinn of McGuinn Group who brought two new members into the association in January 2010, thus becoming our first SPIKE of the Month. For February, we have a nine-way tie. Each of the following members brought in one new member this month: - Carl J. Berry, B & B Master Builders, Inc. - Jessica Chase, Essex Homes Southeast - Frank D. Clark, Clark’s Services, Inc. - Barry Davis, Barry Davis Homes, Inc. - Johnny Del Priore - Mitchell Flannery, D.R. Horton, Inc. - James G. Graves, Colony Builders of Carolina, Inc. - David Hilburn, Midland Mortgage Corp. - Wade McGuinn, McGuinn Group - Wallace Steadman, Stier Supply Co. Thanks to all of these folks for bringing in a new member. If you’d like to see your name on this list in the future, simply sponsor a new member in the HBA. Make sure your name is in the “Sponsored By” blank at the bottom of their membership application to get credit.


Membership Directory Correction Correction to pg. 37 of the new HBA Membership Directory:

Byron Lawson Builders, LLC

3547 Dreher Shoals Rd., Ste 2 Irmo, SC 29063 Byron Lawson Ph: (803) 543-6052 E: W:

2009 Awards

Barry Davis Named Builder Member of the Year by Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia Each year the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC) holds its annual Holiday Ball in Columbia. It’s an evening of fun and celebration, and recognition of those who have helped the home building industry throughout the year. Prior to the Holiday Ball, the HBAGC membership votes for their choice of nominees for the Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year and the Award William H. Peters Award recognizing the Associate member of the year.

1 The 2009 Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year is Barry Davis, CMB of Barry Davis Homes, Inc. Barry has been a member of the association since 1989. He has served on the HBA Board of Directors since 2006, serving this year as President 1 of the association. Davis has presented homes in many Parade 2 of Homes and Tour of Homes events over the years. He is a member of the Builder/REALTOR Joint Legislative Committee and the HBA Political Education Committee. Davis attends many HBA meetings as well as the HBA of South Carolina and National Association of Home Builders annual conventions. In addition to his duties as President of the association this year Barry also attained the Certified Master Builder designation from the HBA of South Carolina and joined the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia. Barry was born in Charleston, SC and raised from the age of three in Columbia, SC, where he attended A. C. Flora High School. He then attended the University of South Carolina for a few years and then entered the U.S. Navy Reserves. Upon completion of his time in the Reserves, he continued his education at what is now Charleston Southern University where he attained a B.S. in Marketing with a minor in Economics. After college Barry worked as a buyer for Rockwell International, Materials Manager for Owens Steel, and with Cooper Air Tools. Today, he is owner and president of The Barry Davis Company, Inc. He and his wife, Earline, have two children, Alan S. Davis, a Civil Engineer in Columbia, and Craig C. Davis, Band Director at York High School. Barry and Earline are members of Lexington United Methodist Church.

2 The Home Builders Association also gives an award for Associate Member of the Year. This award, named after William H. “Billy” Peters, recognizes a member who represents the association in an outstanding manner in the business community, and who devotes tireless service to the improvement of the association. This year’s recipient of the William H. Peters Award recognizing Associate Member of the Year is James W. “Jimmy” Derrick of Coldwell Banker United REALTORS. Jimmy has been a member of the HBA since 1986. He regularly attends local and state HBA including Sales & Marketing Council of Columbia meetings. Throughout his many years involved with the HBAGC he has shared

his time and talents with the association and fellow members. Perhaps his greatest contribution to our group, and to Columbia on the whole, is his work helping charitable organizations including the HBA Charitable Foundation. He uses his great personality and skills as an auctioneer to encourage others to dig deep and help those in need. He could very easily be called The Voice of Charitable Giving in Columbia. We appreciate his work in this area and with our association.

3 The Gordon A. Harrison Award is given each year to an outstanding home builder in the spirit of the man it is named after. Harrison is remembered for his high personal character and integrity, and his commitment to helping others. This year’s recipient of the Gordon A. Harrison Award is John A. Zeigler, III of Zeigler Home Builders. John 3 has been a Builder Member of the HBAGC since 1991 and has been 4 on the HBA Board of Directors since 1998. He served as President of the Association in 2005 and was awarded the Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year for the same year. John as presented homes in many Parade of Homes and Tour of Homes events in Columbia, which has helped earn the reputation as a high-quality custom homebuilder. He is active in the HBAGC having served as Chairman of the Columbia Revmodelers council in 1997, as a current member of the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia, and attending many local, state and national HBA meetings. Zeigler has over 30 years of construction experience in a custom cabinet shop and experience in wholesale and retail building material sales. He has a degree in carpentry technology from Midlands Technical College. He is married to wife Cherie and attends LongCreek Presbyterian Church. He has three daughters, Lauren Zeigler Brooks, and Chelsey and Daytona Zeigler.

4 The association also awarded Civil Engineering of Columbia, Inc. as Corporate Member of the Year. The people that make up Civil Engineering are active in the HBAGC, the Land Development Council and the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia. They regularly attend meetings and, furthermore, lend their expertise to help the association and fellow members whenever possible. Civil Engineering of Columbia, Inc. also contributes financially to HBA events and meetings through sponsorships. We are proud to name them the Corporate Member of the Year. The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia would like to commend the award winners on their hard work throughout the year. They have not only served the home building industry well, but the Columbia community and the entire state have benefited from their dedication and work.




Big Deal Grand Prize winner Matthew Tucker with Cecil Brazell of C & C Builders of Columbia, Inc. and Leigh Anne Nettles from Whit-Ash on Gervais. Matthew won $10,000 in furnishings from Whit-Ash by buying a home during The Big Deal promotion presented by the HBA of Greater Columbia. The Big Deal made many winners The Big Deal promotion was a joint effort of the HBA and builder community to stimulate home sales through positive communications on the local housing market and an extra incentive to the consumer. The promotion ran from August 1 through October 30, 2009. Builders listed over 400 available homes for sale on a website as part of The Big Deal. When purchased, the homebuyer received $1,000 off the price of the home, coupons for discounts on products and services for the home and they were entered in a drawing for a grand prize of $10,000 in furnishings from Whit-Ash. The promotion resulted in thousands of visitors to The Big Deal website and 59 new home sales. Thanks to our Corporate Sponsor, SCE&G, and all of the HBA Members who made this promotion a great success.

Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show Coming March 12-14 The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC) presents the 44th Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show at the SC State Fairgrounds Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 2010. The Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show is the largest home and garden exhibition in the Midlands and will feature displays in all of the buildings at the state fairgrounds. Over 300 construction, home improvement, and outdoor products exhibits fill the Americraft Cantey, Ellison, Moore, Ruff and Hampton Buildings, and outdoor areas. A number of educational seminars are offered daily by exhibitors on a variety of topics like home building, home buying, remodeling, gardening and green remodeling and building. Seminars are free to attend with admission to the show. In addition to the many tried-and-true products and services presented at the show each year, many exhibitors will display new items at the show. See what new and exciting products are available in 2010 at the Home & Garden Show. Also, energysaving products will be spotlighted throughout the event. If that’s not enough to get your attention, exhibitors will be giving 14

away over $20,000 in prizes including everything from yardsticks to televisions. You’ve got to come to the show in order to register to win, so don’t miss out! This year, the Home & Garden Show will be host the kick-off of Keven Cohen’s 11th annual Radiothon for Leukemia. On Friday, March 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. WVOC 560 AM will broadcast live from the Home & Garden Show to kick-off this annual charitable fundraiser. Listeners will be able to callin to make donations and show attendees will be able to make donations while at the show. Exhibitors will be able to participate through donations to the cause as well. A portion of the proceeds from Home & Garden Show tickets will also go to the Radiothon. The Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show will be held Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the SC State Fairgrounds. For more information on the Home & Garden Show, please visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia website at (click on Home Show logo) or call us at (803) 256-6238. Exhibit space is now available. If you have a product or service for the home and you’re interested in being part of the show, please contact the HBA of Greater Columbia.




Builder Member:

Builder and Builder Affiliate Members:

Columbia Housing Development Corporation 1225 Lady St., Ste. 201 Columbia, SC 29201 W. Crawford Young Ph. (803) 545-3775 Fax (803) 545-3772

Associate Members: Fireplace Distributors, Inc. 7542 State Hwy 34 East Ridgeway, SC 29130 Paulette Faust Ph. (704) 721-0001 Fax (704) 721-0007

New Developments Group 2311 Park St. Columbia, SC 29201 Isabelle Martinez Ph. (803) 465-0216 Fax (803) 779-0493

Spa Crest Direct 1755 Manassas Dr. Charleston, SC 29414 Rob Sayre Ph. (843) 514-5898

D.R. Horton, Inc. 120 White Rock Ln. Lexington, SC 29072 Andy Evans Ph. (843) 284-5000 Fax (866) 518-8685

Derrick Homes 101-C Ministry Dr. Irmo, SC 29063 Mike Derrick Ph. (803) 407-0085 Fax (803) 407-0089

Turner’s Pointe 101 Turner’s Circle Lexington, SC 29072 D. Melton Ph. (803) 622-2080 Fax (803) 957-3871

Associate and Associate Affiliate Members: Clark’s Termite & Pest Control P.O. Box 465 Irmo, SC 29063 Brandon Jeffcoat Ph. (803) 781-4991 Fax (803) 781-6089

Essex Homes Southeast 120 Cromer Rd. Lexington, SC 29072 Jessica Gaines Ph. (803) 466-5560 Fax (803) 783-0011

Handyman Connection 3402 Fernandina Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 Paul Nevergoll Ph. (803) 772-9514 Fax (803) 772-9517 hc1500@handymanconnection. com

Horne’s Pest Control, Inc. 4232 Wheeler Rd. Martinez, GA 30907 Harcourt Bull IV Ph. (706) 863-5354 Fax (706) 868-7819

ITC Millwork, LLC P.O. Box 1618 Indian Trail, NC 28079 Shane Higginbotham Ph. (866) 482-8746 Fax (704) 821-1473 shane.Higginbotham@

Real Estate Mortgage Network 1550 Dutch Fork Rd. Irmo, SC 29063 Randy Brown Ph. (803) 732-5781 Fax (803) 749-0850

New members at the January HBA General Membership Meeting (Left to Right): Tim Kehoe; Carlton Segars, Segars & Associates; Brandon Mooring, Mooring Home Builders; John Banks, Always Green Grass Painting Co.; Ann Marr, Coldwell Banker United REALTORS; Crawford Young, Columbia Housing Development Corp.

Lapsed HBA Members The following people have lapsed from the membership of the HBA. If you do business with any of these folks please encourage them to rejoin with us as soon as possible.

January: Jamie Blalock, Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc. Ronny Bailey, Bailey & Yobs, Inc. Anthony Hernandez, Bank of America Mortgage Builder Division Terry Spires, Best Distributing Co. of Columbia Pete Cieslak, Brick Industry Association SE Region Susie S. Carlson, Coldwell Banker United REALTORS Eric Hennington, Foundation Mortgage Corp. Larry Kleine, Granicrete of South Carolina James Kesler, J K Interiors Lynn Seay, Lynn Seay Interiors John D’Alpe, Masterpiece Builders Kevin McGee, McGee Real Estate Company, Inc. Terry Bryant, Parksite David Perry, David Perry Agency/Nationwide Insurance Mike Miller, Robbins and Miller Construction, LLC Elton McCullough, Shadalawn Builders and Remodelers James Gunter, Straight Line Painting Scott Todd, Todd Construction, LLC Kelly Collins, Trim Plus, Inc. Chuck Turner, Tryco Masonry, LLC George Rabon, Wentworth Printing Corp.

February: Andy Aun, Aun & McKay PA, Attorneys at Law Timothy Branham, Branham Construction Brian McGee, Brian’s Heating & Cooling, LLC Bryan Clifton, Clifton Custom Homes J.P. Scurry, Community Concepts, Inc. Ronnie Edenfield, D.R. Horton, Inc. Hunter Lyles, Diamond Pointe II, LLC Caleb Wright, Done Wright Carpentry, Inc. Albert J. Dooley Jr., The Dooley Law Firm Keith D. Grice, The Drawing Board, Inc. Frank Martinez, Frank’s Woodworking, Inc. John Wall, Grateful Deeds, LLC Jeff Grow, Grow Electric, Inc. Mike Ray, H. B. Engineering, Inc. Cliff Hall, Hall Builders, LLC Freeman Hall, Freeman Hall Masonry Julia DesChamps, Inspired Communities Julie M. Jones, Inspired Communities Timothy O. Jackson, Tim Jackson Construction, Co., LLC Tommy C. Kaiser, Tommy Kaiser Construction



Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Carolina Lake Carolina held the 6th annual Polar Bear Plunge on a very cold Saturday morning this January. Forty-five Polar Bears ranging in age from 5 to 51 participated and the event raised $345 for Childrens’ Charities of the Midlands.

Monteith Joins Saluda River Club Executive Team South Carolina Real Estate Pro Assumes Sales/Marketing Duties South Carolina real estate executive Edmund H. Monteith, Jr. has joined Saluda River Club as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. SRC principals Walter Taylor, Bill Theus and Andy White announced the appointment. Monteith, a South Carolina native, began his real estate career in 1997 with The Mungo Companies in Irmo, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for more than a decade. In 2007 he became Senior Vice President of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS. A past president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia and its Sales and Marketing Council, Monteith will serve as President of the Central Carolina REALTORS Association in 2010. He is an active Rotarian, past president of the Irmo Chamber of Commerce and a current member of the Lexington Chamber and The Committee of 100. “Edmund is a talented and experienced real estate and marketing professional who understands the industry from the inside out,” said SRC principal Walter Taylor. “Saluda River Club is one of the most exciting residential developments in the Southeast and Edmund’s dynamic personality and market insight are an ideal fit. Andy, Bill and I look forward to his leadership as we see the community through completion and sell-out.”




UPCOMING EVENTS * tHursday, Feb. 25

Kershaw County Chapter Meeting, 6:00p.m., Quality Inn, Lugoff

* friday, Feb. 26

Final Entry Deadline for 2010 TOUR OF HOMES

* Wednesday, mar. 3

HBAGC Builders Day at the Capitol, 8:00 a.m., Palmetto Club

* thursday, mar. 4

Ambassador’s Club Meeting, Noon, HBA Office

* thursday, mar. 11

Home & Garden Show Preview Party, 6:30 p.m. Ticket Required

* Mar. 12 - 14

Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show, SC State Fairgrounds

Limited exhibit space is still available!! Call (803) 256-6238 today!

* tuesday, mar. 23

Remodelers/Green After Hours, 5:30 p.m., Ferguson Enterprises

* Wednesday, Mar. 24

Legislative Luncheon & Briefing, 11:30 a.m., Damon’s Restaurant

Visit with Legislators, 1:30 p.m., State House

Bird Supper Reception & Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Columbia Marriott

See the flyer in this newsletter to participate or call (803) 256-6238

* thursday, Mar. 25

SMC Quarterly Membership Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

* thursday, apr. 8

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

* Friday, apr. 16

M.C. Memorial Bass Classic, 6:30 a.m., Spinner’s Resort, Lake Murray

See the flyer in this newsletter to participate or call (803) 256-6238


IndexofAdvertisers 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty................................................................... 17 Abbey Carpet & Floor............................................................................. 18 Albert Porth Remodeling........................................................................ 19 Always Green Grass Painting................................................................. 18 BP Barber............................................................................................. 19 Capital Property Group.......................................................................... 18 Carolina Ceramics Brick Company......................................................... 20 Coldwell Banker Limited Realtors - Ann Long Marr................................. 18 Columbia’s Home Improvement Guide.................................................... 17 DR Horton............................................................................................. 17 Essex Homes......................................................................................... 17 General Wholesale Distributors.............................................................. 17 Handyman Connection........................................................................... 19 Hanson Brick......................................................................................... 19 ITC Millwork.......................................................................................... 10 Real Estate Mortgage Network, Inc......................................................... 12 Sadler & Company................................................................................... 3 SCE&G.................................................................................................... 2


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Blueprint 2010 January February  

The newsletter of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia. January/February Issue featuring 2010 President David Hilburn on the co...

Blueprint 2010 January February  

The newsletter of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia. January/February Issue featuring 2010 President David Hilburn on the co...