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

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FEATURES

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Home and Garden Show

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21st Annual REGAL Awards

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Featuring over 300 home building, remodeling, landscaping and other exhibits Carribbean-Themed Black-Tie Gala

2010 Tour of Homes Holiday Ball

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Council News Member News Upcoming Events

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he 44th Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show was held March 12 – 14, 2010 at the SC State Fairgrounds. This event is presented by the HBA of Greater Columbia and features over 300 home building, remodeling, landscaping and other related exhibits. The show enjoyed over 10,000 attendees this year and exhibitors reported a very high quality crowd offering many leads for the various companies present.

Chairman Steadman and a group of volunteers from the Home Show Committee toured the show on the first day of operation and awarded exhibits with blue ribbon awards and Chairman Awards. Sixty companies were give blue ribbons for outstanding displays and bringing new products/services to the show. The chairman chose six displays as the best in their building or area and one as Best in Show. Here are the results:

. Best In Show Special thanks to Wallace Steadman who chaired the show this year, and to the HBA members who worked on the Home Show Committee.

Home Show Chairman Wallace Steadman (right) presents Richard Morris of Wall to Wall Stone with the Chairman’s Award for Best in Show.


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Thanks to those who sponsored the show this year

. Cantey Building

. Outdoor Pavilion

Rock Solid Brick Pavers & Stone, Inc. was awarded Best Booth in the Americraft Cantey Building.

Exhibits at the Home & Garden Show are in all five buildings and the outdoor areas. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives took 15 feet of that outdoor space and made an attractive, award winning display out of it.

. Moore Building The Moore Building is a great building in which to display during the Home Show, and it was made even better with the great display by Taylors Window & Screen, Inc.

. Hampton Building Anatoliy Stone Products put together a very nice booth in the Outdoor Living Center and was awarded the Best Booth award for that building.

Ticket Sponsor

We’d also like to thank the sponsors of the Preview Party held on Thursday, March 11.


The Sales & Marketing Council celebrated the 21 st Annual REGAL Awards on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Columbia Marriott. The Caribbean Black-Tie Gala, attended by over 350 guests, recognized the best our local building industry has to offer as well as industry professionals who excelled in the sales and marketing of new homes in the greater Columbia area.

The evening’s festivities began with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the awards program and concluded with guests dancing away the night to the tunes of Dave Gilbert with Party Time DJ’s. With all the excitement in the air throughout the entire evening it was more than apparent that Columbia’s real estate community is experiencing some very positive “Changes in Latitudes….Changes in Attitudes!” Congratulations once again to all of our 2009 winners and best wishes for continued success in the year ahead!

Special thanks to the 2009 REGAL Chairman, Jennifer Harding, and REGAL Vice-Chairman, Susan Longshore, for their time and commitment to our awards program.

Community Service Award

1801-2200 Square Feet – Mungo Homes “The Underwood” 2201-2600 Square Feet – Mungo Homes “The Richard” 2601-3000 Square Feet – McGuinn Homes for Vista Springs 3001-3500 Square Feet – Essex Homes, Inc “The Sandhill” Over 3500 Square Feet – Essex Homes, Inc “The Stevens”

Haiti Children Project - Founder, Wade McGuinn

Lifetime Achievement Award Hal Von Nessen – RESH Marketing Inc.

Best Product Design - ATTACHED

Best Website

Under 1500 Square Feet – McGuinn Homes “The Longford” 1501-1800 Square Feet – Inspired Communities “The Saluda” Over 1800 Square Feet – Inspired Communities “The Camden”

Single Community Lake Carolina – www.lakecarolina.com Multiple Community Essex Homes, Inc. – www.essexhomes.net

Sales Executive Rookie of the Year Bridget Downing – Essex Homes

Best Special Promotion

Sales Executives of the Year

$115,000 to $134,999 Sally Rymer Hoard, Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. $135,000 to $164,999 Robert Penny, RMS – Realty & Marketing Services $165,000 to $199,999 Jill Sanders, Mungo Homes $200,000 to $250,000 Marlo Polite, Mungo Homes Over $250,000 Doris Edwards, Lake Carolina Properties, Inc.

Community of the Year

A. Saluda River Club – Art on The River B. Inspired Communities – Hometown Heroes C. Lake Carolina – Harborside Lights

Mortgage Banker of the Year Owen Edwards – Midland Mortgage Corp.

Single Community – Turner’s Pointe Multiple Community – ADESSO Master-Planned Community – Lake Carolina

Best Interior Merchandising

Marketing Director of the Year

Judges’ Choice

Susan S. Longshore – Essex Homes, SE

McGuinn Homes

The James Georgaklis Award Builder Executive of the Year

Chairman’s Award

$135,000 to $184,999 Holiday Builders for Woodleigh Park at Lake Carolina $185,000 to $299,999 – Mungo Homes for Arbor Springs $300,000 to $499,999 – Essex Homes, Inc for Magnolia Point

Best Product Design - DETACHED

Under 1500 Square Feet – McGuinn Homes “The Wexford” 1501-1800 Square Feet – Essex Homes, Inc “The Jackson”

Sheila Harvey

A. John Covert – Covert Homes, LLC B. Wade McGuinn – McGuinn Homes C. Karl Haslinger – Essex Homes, SE

Platinum Corporate Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

The State Media Company

Harvey, Casterline & Vallini, LLP Shumaker Homes, Inc.

BB&T C & C Builders of Columbia, Inc. Signs & Graphics by Capitol Design

Platinum Sponsors

Essex Homes, Inc. Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises, Inc. Lake Carolina Mungo Homes

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Diamond Sponsors

D.R. Horton, Inc. McGuinn Group Midland Mortgage Corp. Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. Saluda River Club

Bank of America Clark’s Termite & Pest Control Coldwell Banker United Realtors Holiday Builders/Shelter Mortgage Inspired Communities RMS – Realty & Marketing Services RESH Marketing Consultants, Inc. SCE&G Gas Sales Wells Fargo Home Mortgage


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#3 – Ashley Dooley presents Susan Longshore with Essex Homes the REGAL for Marketing Director of the Year

#4 – Dan Shumaker congratulates Shelton Twine, RMS – Realty & Marketing Services, for a REGAL Circle Sales Manager Award

#5 – Yip Premier Real Estate Marketing Team, Over $8,000,000 in new home sales for REGAL Circle

#6 – Steven Mungo presents the Sales Executive of the Year to one of Mungo Homes’ very own, Marlo Polite

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#7 – John Covert receives the REGAL for Builder Executive of the Year – Category A from Jan Hadder-Jones

#10 – 2009 SMC Chairman Beth Gardner presents the Chairman’s REGAL Award to Sheila Harvey

#8 – Jimmy Derrick presents Karl Haslinger and Essex Homes with the REGAL for Best Product Design

#11 - Jeb Buckner presents the REGAL to McGuinn Homes for Best Product Design

#9 – Tony Hanson, Holiday Builders, receives a REGAL for Best Interior Merchandising from Tina Horne

#12 – Ryan Brandt of Saluda River Club accepts the REGAL for Best Special Promotion from Joey Von Nessen #13 - MC’s for the Evening

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CouncilNews

SMC Chairman Letter The New Year is off to a great start for the members of the Sales & Marketing Council. There are signs that the market is beginning to improve and everyone is optimistic about our future. After surveying our members in January we heard loud and clear that “Education” was a top priority for most that replied. We heard you and we have developed an education schedule with topics of interest for everyone. We have even included core and elective courses for your real estate licensing renewal. Please check out the education calendar to see if there is a course that would be of benefit to you. We also heard from many who wanted to become more involved in committees and leadership positions within the council. We are making every effort to reach out to all that want to be more involved. Member involvement is what makes our council so strong. We will continue to ask for input from members so we can assure that we are serving everyone effectively. Please let any Board Member or me know what you want out of the council. I am very excited with the progress we have made so far this year and I am confident that the best is yet to come. We have many great things in process for the remainder of 2010, so look out for the notices of each event to come. I want to thank everyone for their feedback so far and all the efforts of our members in making our activities successful. Many others and I are striving to make your Sales & Marketing Council membership an investment in your future success. I wish everyone all the best for 2010! Sincerely,

2010 SMC Education Calendar May 3

Second Session ABC’s of Building - Holiday Builders Wellesley

May 11

MCE & CCE (Con’t Edu Credit) Village at Sandhill Community Room

June 8

Wits & Grits: Time Management Location: TBD

July 13

Wits & Grits: Estate Planning sponsored and hosted by Rogers, Townsend and Thomas

August 10

Wits & Grits: Topic/Location TBD

September 14

Wits & Grits: Foreclosures and Short Sales sponsored and hosted by Rogers, Townsend and Thomas

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IRM I: Understanding Housing Markets & Consumers SCE&G Lexington, Instructor: Joey Von Nessen

October 12

Wits & Grits: Topic TBD – hosted and sponsored by Lake Carolina, presented by Carol Douis

Mike Lowman Chairman, Sales & Marketing Council of Columbia

WELCOME NEW SMC MEMBERS Patricia Carson Bank of America Andy Evans D.R. Horton, Inc. Cynthia Robbins ERA Wilder Realty Jessica Gaines, Macy Long and Bruce Stevens Essex Homes, SE

Nathan Arnold, Jamie Boney, Kelly Burnside, Diana Byrd, Bob Byorick, Jill Sanders, Bethany Way and Claudia Young Mungo Homes, Inc. Jackie Batte, Leslie Belou, Hunter Jackson, Diane Jones, Julika LaBrooy, Patrick McGivern, Jared Paull, Dawn Thurlby, Jordan Tilley and Justin Whitaker, Rymarc Homes

November 9

Wits & Grits Topic/Location TBD

December 14 Wits & Grits: Topic/Location TBD

THANK YOU to our March Meeting Sponsor & Continuing Education Course Host:

Mary Ann Leschick and Loretta Starr Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.

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CouncilNews

The Green Building Council of Greater Columbia was at the Home & Garden Show in March spreading the green word to attendees. We started off the show with a joint meeting with the local US Green Building Council (USGBC) chapter and a seminar on the value of going green. Chairman Bill Wichlei, CGP continued speaking on the subject with his “Be Green $ave Green” seminar that he presented each day of the show. Council members also joined the SC Energy Office in a display space in the Moore Building throughout the show. Show attendees stopped at the booth to learn about the Appliance Rebate Program offered through the SCEO and got to learn more about green building from our members.

The Green Building Council leadership has been asking for a redesign of the council website for some time now. In preparation for the Home & Garden Show, we did just that. Check out the newly redesigned website at www.ColumbiaGreenBuilders. com. We hope you find it to be more user friendly and helpful. While you’re there, check out our Green Building Council Blog. We’re the only group actively blogging in the HBA and we want you to participate. Got a thought about green construction? Wondering if anyone else shares your opinion on an issue? Found a good story about green building that you want to share with others? Submit it to the Blog or to Bin Wilcenski at bin@columbiabuilders.com and we’ll get it on the web! It’s easy to do and helps spread the green message to the masses.

Due to a

Todd Wagstaff Comfort Services Inc.

Eddie Weaver Weaver Systems, Inc.

Dick Wohlers Dick Wohlers Homes

Larry Harris Classic Systems, LLC

production

348 Orchard Drive West Columbia, SC 29170 (803) 772-4490 F: (803) 772-1953 Todd.wagstaff@comfortservices.com

P.O. Box 9623 Columbia, SC 29290-0623 (803) 776-6262 F: (803) 776-6697 eddiewweaver@aol.com

140 Rum Gully Lane Chapin, SC 29036 (803) 345-7020 F: (803) 345-7078 dickwohlers@aol.com

2610 Divinci Road West Columbia, SC 29170 (803) 755-6699 F: (803) 755-6699 larryharrisnap@sc.rr.com

Leslie Walker Southbridge Prop. & Const., Inc.

William Wichlei Green Avenues Construction & Remodeling

Eddie Wood American Insulation Co.

Timothy Kehoe Tim Kehoe

PMB 404, 10120 Two Notch Road Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 788-8349 F: (803) 788-8322

P.O. Box 2304 Lexington, SC 29071 (408) 504-8800 F: (803) 951-0494 kehoe12@earthlink.net

error, some of our members were excluded from the council listings in the 2010 HBA Membership

2222 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205 (803) 256-2638 F: (803) 256-2116 leslie7670@bellsouth.net

Clayton Walsh Civil Engineering of Columbia, Inc. 3608 Fernandina Road Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 798-2820 F: (803) 798-2826 clay@cecola.com

Directory. Here are the ones that were missing:

David Watkins Shumaker Homes, Inc. 5847 Shakespeare Road Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 513-8999 F: (803) 786-5464 david@shumakerhomes.com

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751 Mallet Hill Road, #9206 Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 338-5593 bwichlei@gmail.com

Peter Williams A-Therm Remodelors Inc. P.O. Box 6412 Columbia, SC 29260-6412 (803) 787-8897 F: (803) 738-0434 PDWmanualarts@hotmail.com

Robert Willm Willm Construction 2832 Burney Drive Columbia, SC 29205 (803) 256-3755 F: (803) 256-2903 lwillm@sc.rr.com

Michael Zabrocki Sparling-Gale Insulation & Specialties

Anthony O’Brien Paradime Earthworks

1 Sunbelt Court Columbia, SC 29203 (803) 796-8660 F: (803) 796-8927 michael.zabrocki@mascocs.com

P.O. Box 2561 Lexington, SC 29071 (803) 518-1253 F: (803) 732-0263 A@coladirt.com

Welcome

New Members Mike Derrick Derrick Homes 101-C Ministry Drive Irmo, SC 29063 (803) 407-0085 F: (803) 407-0089 mike@derrickhomessc.com

Todd Smith W.P. Law, Inc. 303 Riverchase Way Lexington, SC 29072 (803) 461-0599 F: (803) 461-0598 tsmith@wplawinc.com

Makeover for ColumbiaGreenBuilders.com

Home Show Green


MemberNews

Recognizing Remodelers The beginning of the year means that it’s awards season at the HBA and for the councils. The membership of the Columbia Remodelers voted on the Remodeler and Remodeler Associate of the Year Awards and the results were announced at our February meeting. Our 2009 Remodeler of the Year is Tommy Hollingsworth of T & H Construction Co., Inc. Our Remodeler Associate of the Year is Scott Heron of Creative Tile. Congratulations to both members on their accomplishments and thanks for your continued service to the council.

Tommy Hollingsworth of T & H Construction Co. Inc is named Remodeler of the Year

Scott Heron of Creative Tile is named Remodeler Associate of the Year

Also at the beginning of each year, we run the Columbia Remodelers Awards (CRA) program to recognized quality remodeling by our members. We receive 15 entries in 8 different categories this year. Two teams of judges visited each of the entries and winners were selected in each category. The results are listed below. See more at www.columbiaremodelers.com.

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Category 1 - Kitchen Remodel Under $40,000 Carolina Traditional Homes - McCardell Kitchen Remodel

Category 6 - Renovation/Room Addition Under $100,000 Design & Remodeling Solutions, LLC - Sello Residence Category 7 - Renovation/Room Addition $100,000 to $150,000 Design & Remodeling Solutions, LLC - Beale/Pierson Residence

Category 2 - Kitchen Remodel $40,000 - $75,000 Kirk Contracting - Gilbert Kitchen Category 3 - Kitchen Remodel Over $75,000 Hinson Cabinet & Supply - Zimmerman Kitchen Remodel

Category 8 - Renovation/Room Addition Over $150,000 Carolina Traditional Homes - Moore Renovation/Addition

Category 4 - Bath Renovation Under $20,000 John Westfall Renovations, Inc. - Johnson Bath Remodel

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Designation Driver

Category 9 - Outdoor Living Crystal Pools - Jordan Backyard and Pool

The Columbia Remodelers will present the two core

at Ferguson Enterprises

classes needed for the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation from the University of Housing this May 24 & 25 in Columbia. Completing these two classes and Business Management for Building Professionals will qualify a student for the CAPS designation.

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designation was developed by NAHB and AARP to help seniors and those with special needs find contractors and other industry professionals that can help with home design and construction. Please see the flyer in this newsletter or columbiaremodelers.com for more information.

Members of the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia and the Columbia Remodelers met for a joint After Hours at Ferguson Enterprises on Tuesday, March 23. About 60 members and their guests were in attendance. The folks at Ferguson did a great job (as usual) hosting the two groups in their wonderful Farrow Road showroom. Thanks to everyone at Ferguson Enterprises for a great meeting!

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Columbia’s Largest Open House of New Homes for Sale is the 2010 TOUR OF HOMES coming May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 from Noon to 6 p.m.

The annual scattered-site showing will offer

Plan books featuring all of the homes and

eight Featured Communities and forty-nine

Featured Communities on the TOUR will be

new homes for your inspection. The TOUR OF

available at all Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors

HOMES gives you the opportunity to see the

locations and at all of the eight Featured

best new home communities and homes in

Communities at no charge. Once you get the

every price range. Columbia’s finest builders

book, plan your route and go see some new

and developers will show you their innovative

homes.

ideas, special design features, dynamic floor

Saturday and Sunday, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and

plans and fine craftsmanship.

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While some

The TOUR OF HOMES will be open

model homes are decorated and furnished, many of the homes are not.

If you are

interested in seeing a finished or furnished

Get more information at www.columbiabuilders.com

model, please contact the real estate agent and they will be happy to assist you.

8 Featured Communities

The eight Featured Communities on the TOUR OF HOMES are ADESSO, Crickentree, Lake Carolina, Lexington Villas, Orchard Pointe, Peach Grove Villas, Saluda River Club, and Villages at Lakeshore.

Tour Builders Builders in the TOUR OF HOMES are B & B Master Builders, Inc., Blythe Building Company, LLC, Chrysanthemum Properties, D.R. Horton, Inc., Barry Davis Homes, Inc., Essex Homes Southeast, Holder Properties, Holiday Builders,

Lady Street Builders, LLC, Mike Lowman Homes, Inc., Mungo Homes, Inc., Paradime Construction Inc., Quality Custom Homes of SC, Shumaker Homes, Inc., Sovereign Homes, Sycamore Development, LLC, Vesta Builders, Inc.

Special thanks to the sponsors of the 2010 TOUR OF HOMES

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In Memory of Michael J. Mungo His legacy is his passionate support for the poor, including the education of so many and his faithful commitment to the church. The Columbia home building community is saddened by the unexpected loss of Mungo Company founder Michael J. Mungo on April 11, 2010 at age 82. He unquestionably shaped the housing landscape of the Midlands and made homeownership affordable to the masses. One of Columbia’s most successful businessmen, he always wanted to be remembered not for any of the 50-plus subdivisions he developed that shaped suburban Columbia, but rather for what those subdivisions enabled him to do for Columbia. His legacy is his passionate support for the poor, including the education of so many and his faithful commitment to the church. Born in Kershaw County, Mr. Mungo’s father died when he was a young boy and his mother sadly separated the seven children for financial reasons during the Depression. He lived with his sister in Rock Hill until he graduated from Rock Hill High School and joined the U.S. Army Corps from which he was honorably discharged in 1947. Driven to change his station in life from a “have not,” he knew that an education would be the key to his success. He worked his way through the University of South Carolina by starting and running a successful drywall business and completed his degree in only 2 1/2 years. Mr. Mungo married Mary Catherine Meech in 1950. He worked for the CW Haynes Realty Company until he enlisted with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After the war, he

started the Michael J. Mungo Company in 1954. With the completion of I-26 and the city’s population increasing, he predicted Columbia’s migration towards the suburbs. He was largely responsible for the development of Irmo/St. Andrews as well as for bringing water and sewer utility service to the area. After the death of his wife in 1978, Mr. Mungo retired at the age of 50 to pursue a life of philanthropy, leaving the company to sons Stewart and Steven. He concentrated on building the Michael J. Mungo Foundation which supports those in need. Having grown up poor, he felt a tremendous need to help others in similar circumstances. He understood the value of his own education and donated countless scholarships for disadvantaged youth; and established the Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor Award at USC.

He created the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Housing, now the S.C. Housing Authority, he helped establish the Statewide Homes Foundation, a self-help organization in the AfricanAmerican community for development of homes. He was a founding board member for Harvest Hope Food Bank and provided Providence Home with their first facility. He also helped pursue the missions of charities such as the Cooperative Ministry, Christ Central Ministries, HomeWorks, Sharing God’s Love, SCOA Cares and the Free Medical Clinic. Mr. Mungo was an ardent supporter of the University of South Carolina, and was the longest-standing Board of Trustees member, he served as chairman from 1988 - 1992 and was currently serving as a member of the Executive, Fiscal Policy and Intercollegiate Athletic committees.

Mr. Mungo was the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Order of the Palmetto in 1996; and, in 1997, the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives (NSFRE) honored him as its Outstanding Philanthropist. In 1996 he was inducted into the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame for his commitment to making a lasting contribution to housing in our state. March/april 2010 BLUEPRINT 15


NewMembers March 2010 New Members: Builder and Builder Affiliate Members: Cypress Home Services 1224 Old Swamp Rd. Swansea, SC 29160 Ted Mina Ph (803) 622-1991 cypresshomeservicesllc@yolasite.com

Design & Remodeling Solutions 144 Daybreak Dr. Gaston, SC 29053 Ph (803) 794-7993 Fax (803) 794-7978 ccinamon@sc.rr.com

Fici Homes & Construction 292 Newpark Pl Columbia, SC 29212 Jared Fici Ph (803) 466-5106 Fax (803) 466-5106 tazerfici@hotmail.com

Great Southern Homes, Inc. 425 Summit Terrace Ct., Bldg 2 Columbia, SC 29229 Maureen Swindall Ph (803) 699-4734 maureen@gshomes.gs

Lady Street Builders, LLC 1213 Lady St., Ste 300 Columbia, SC 29201 Anthony Carnaggio Ph (803) 256-1050 Fax (803) 256-2007 tcarnaggio@taylortheus.com

Lake Carolina Development, Inc. 300 Long Pointe Ln. Columbia, SC 29229 Jonathan Whitehead Ph (803) 452-0750 Fax (803) 865-5461 jwhitehead@lakecarolina.com

Legacy Construction Associates 15 Shadow Creek Ct. Columbia, SC 29209 Charles Merriweather Ph (803) 518-8762 edmerri@yahoo.com

MAKK Homes, LLC 1343 Fulmer Rd. Blythewood, SC 29016 J. Keith Berry Ph (803) 315-4804 makkhomesllc@yahoo.com

Masters Men Remodeling

The Wright Group

Mold Stoppers

Parker Davis Construction

121 Parkstone Way W. Columbia, SC 29170 Ph (803) 309-3211 Fax (803) 233-4740 thewrightgroup@sc.rr.com

128A N. Shorecrest Rd. Columbia, SC 29209 Jon Foster Ph (803) 404-6653 Fax (803) 783-3768 jon@moldstopperscolumbia.com

100 Cartgate Cr. Blythewood, SC 29016 Jonathan Hasty Ph. (828) 320-2611 jon@parkerconstruction.com

Associate and Associate Affiliate Members: Asset Realty, Inc. 667 Dulaney Bend Columbia, SC 29229 Adrian LaFosse, CSP Ph (803) 865-7340 Fax (803) 865-7143 sales@greatercolumbiahomes.com

Barnette’s Wallcovering 167 Stephenson Ln. Columbia, SC 29212 Leland Barnette Ph (803) 772-5444 Fax (803) 772-5441 ammiebarnette4@aol.com

Classic Address Signs 740 Ball Park Rd. Lexington, SC 29072 Frank Shealy Ph (803) 808-2844 Fax (803) 808-2844 frankshealy@gmail.com

Classic Systems, LLC 2610 Divinci Rd. W. Columbia, SC 29170 Larry Harris Ph (803) 755-6699 Fax (803) 755-6699 larryharrisnap@sc.rr.com

Cromer Pools & Spas 1215 Wilson Rd. Newberry, SC 29108 Bubba Cromer Ph (803) 321-6600 Fax (803) 321-6636 cromerpools@bellsouth.net

David’s 203K Consultant Service 218 Maple Ridge Rd. Blythewood, SC 29016 David Sovde Ph (803) 600-6594 Fax (803) 754-5533 builder4u2@aim.com

Dennis Corporation 1800 Huger St. Columbia, SC 29201 Andy Wessinger Ph (803) 252-0991 Fax (803) 733-6787 awessinger@denniscorporation.com

Howell Hardwood Flooring

167 Cascade Dr. Lexington, SC 29072 Chris McCutchan Ph (803) 210-6918 chris@mastersmenremodeling.com

P.O. Box 3002 Irmo, SC 29063 Todd Howell Ph (803) 600-7038 Fax (803) 345-2253 howellhardwood@bellsouth.net

NAI Construction, Inc.

Robert A. Keisler CPA PA

751 Jacobs Mill Pond Rd., #1112 Elgin, SC 29045 David Stout Ph (803) 665-0699 dave@naicompany.com

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P.O. Box 4071 Irmo, SC 29063 Robert Keisler Ph (803) 749-9293 Fax (803) 753-9122 robert@rakcpa.com

Mullen Technical Services, Inc. 285 Chapin Hwy, Unit G Chapin, SC 29036 Scott Mullen Ph (803) 945-2378 Fax (803) 345-0881 scott@mullentechnical.com

Pest Management Systems, Inc. 4458 Augusta Rd., Bldg. 2-C Lexington, SC 29073 James Sanderson Ph (803) 359-2774 Fax (803) 359-0448 pestmanagement@windstream.net

Re/Max Real Estate Consultants P.O. Box 280641 Columbia, SC 29228 Thomas Shumpert Ph (803) 518-2588 Fax (803) 867-7138 thomas@teamshumpert.com

Real Estate School of South Carolina 101 Medical Circle Dr., Bldg A W. Columbia, SC 29169 Melissa Sprouse-Browne Ph (803) 791-3800 Fax (803) 791-3604 reschoolofsc@bellsouth.net

Rogers Property Management, Inc. P.O. Box 1124 Lexington, SC 29071 Clifton Rogers Ph (803) 359-0793 Fax (803) 353-4924 clifton@rogersprop.com

Troy Lee Mikell Drywall 110 Starlight Dr. Columbia, SC 29210 Troy Mikell Ph (803) 750-1907

April 2010 New Members: Builder Members: Clifton Custom Homes 7320 College St., Ste 202 Irmo, SC 29063 Bryan Clifton Ph. (803) 407-7022 Fax (803) 407-7046 highergrounds500@bellsouth.net

DDC Properties, Inc. P.O. Box 23327 Columbia, SC 29224 Brian T. Davis Ph. (803) 518-4043 Fax (803) 788-1444 brian@davisandcocpa.com

Associate and Associate Affiliate Members: Cox Industries, Inc. P.O. Box 1124 Orangeburg, SC 29116 Keith Harris Ph (803) 928-5096 Fax (803) 534-1410 kharris@coxwood.com

Home Team Pest Defense 1436 Brighton Ave. Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 Suzanne R. Staton Ph (864) 987-9771 Fax (864) 987-9881 suzanne.staton@pestdefense.com

PlumbKrazy Plumbing Service 4768 Sunset Blvd., Ste 4 Lexington, SC 29072 Michael Bryan Ph (803) 356-6813 Fax (803) 356-3690 pkdispatch@sc.rr.com

Regions Bank 1010 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201 Vandy Hall Ph (803) 343-2283 Fax (803) 343-2293 vandy.hall@regions.com

Taylors Window & Screen, Inc. 1505 Buncombe St. Greenville, SC 29609 Emily Christensen Ph (843) 851-5800 Fax (843) 851-5570 emily.christensen@taylorswindows.com

Tidewater Environmental Services, Inc. P.O. Box 865 Charleston, SC 29457 John Collum Ph (803) 765-0070 Fax (803) 794-2148 john@tidewaterenvironmental.com


MemberNews SPIKE Achievements The following members have recently attained new levels in the SPIKE Club. Congratulations to each of them, and thanks for continuing to bring new members into the HBA of Greater Columbia. (Based on number of SPIKE Points per NAHB)

.ROYAL SPIKE Level 200: Steven Mungo .SPIKE Level 150: David Clark, Charles Sinclair

.GREEN SPIKE Level 75: Chuck Grimsley .GREEN SPIKE Level 50: William Godshall

.LIFE SPIKE Level 25: Patrick Dunbar .BLUE SPIKE Level 6 (New SPIKE): Alan Clayton, Julia DesChamps, Mike Satterfield

March was a big month for new members joining the HBA. Of the 27 new members in March, four were sponsored by one man. So, our SPIKE of the Month for March is Carl J. Berry of Sycamore Development, LLC. Special thanks to Judi McLeod and Wade McGuinn for sponsoring two members each in March. We had nine new members join the HBA in April. Each was sponsored by a different member, so we have a 9-way tie for this month. Thanks to these members for sponsoring a new member in April: Carl J. Berry, John Buzzell, Alan Clayton, John Covert, Barry Davis, George Delk, Bill Dixon, Patrick Dunbar, and Ruth Ellen Hardee.

New members at the April HBA General Membership Meeting included Harcourt Bull of Horne’s Pest Control, Inc., Andy Wessinger of the Dennis Corporation, Jon Foster of Mold Stoppers, David Sovde of David’s 203k Consultant Service, Paul Nevergoll of Handyman Connection, Suzanne Staton of Home Team Pest Defense, Charles Merriweather of Legacy Construction Associates, Jon Collum of Tidewater Environmental Services, Keith Berry of MAKK Homes, Brandon Jeffcoat of Clark’s Termite & Pest Control, Keith Harris of Cox Industries, and Joe Wright of The Wright Group

Let’s knock one out of the park for membership! The 2010 HBA Membership Drive is going on now. The baseball-themed drive features five teams of members working to bring in new members to the organization. The drive will be centered on May 10 – 12 when the bulk of the new members will be brought in. But, in case you didn’t join a team (or this newsletter comes out too late), you can still get involved and be rewarded for your efforts.

If you’re not on a team you can still get someone to join the HBA. Simply turn to page 4 of this newsletter for an HBA Application. Give that to a potential member with your name in the “Sponsored by” blank at the bottom. Make sure they return it to the HBA with dues payment by May 23. What you get: Double SPIKE Points and, if you bring multiple new members by May 23, special prizes from NAHB. See ColumbiaBuilders.com/GrandSlam for more information. March/april 2010 BLUEPRINT 17


The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia held the annual Holiday Ball in December 2009 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia. The black tie event features live music, drinks and dancing for members of the association and their guests. We also announce the winners of the Builder and Associate member of the year awards and induct the next president of the association during the evening (see the January/February issue for details).

Special thanks to the many sponsors that helped make the event such a success:

PLATINUM SPONSOR

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DIAMOND SPONSORS Harvey, Casterline & Vallini, LLP Midland Mortgage Corp. Mungo Homes Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc. SCE&G Shumaker Homes, Inc.

GOLD SPONSORS Bank of America Coldwell Banker United Realtors Holiday Builders McGuinn Construction Management Saluda River Club STOCK Building Supply Weaver Systems


may - june

UPCOMING EVENTS * May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16

TOUR OF HOMES – Columbia’s Largest Open House of New Homes

* May 10, 11, 12

GRAND SLAM - HBA Membership Drive

See columbiabuilders.com/GRANDSLAM for details

* Thursday, May 13

HBA Clay Shoot, 2:00 p.m., Hermitage Farm, Camden

Kershaw County Chapter Steak Out, 6:00 p.m., Hermitage Farm

* May 16, 17, 18

NAHB Green Building Conference, Raleigh, NC

* Thursday, May 20

Green Building Council After Hours, 5:30 p.m., Hampton Forest

* Friday, May 21

HBA Scholarship Program Entry Deadline, 5:00 p.m., HBA Office

* Monday, May 24

Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility – CAPS I class,

9:00 a.m., Seawell’s –

See registration form in this newsletter or at columbiaremodelers.com

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

* Tuesday, May 25

Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility – CAPS II class, 9:00 a.m.,

Seawell’s – See registration form in this newsletter or at columbiaremodelers.com

* Monday, May 31

Happy Memorial Day – HBA office closed

* Monday, June 7

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

* Wednesday, June 9

Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 9:30 a.m., HBA Office

* Thursday, June 10

Summer Outing Golf Tournament, 9:00 a.m., Golden Hills, Lexington

Summer Outing Party, 6:00 p.m., Location TBD

* Tuesday, June 15

President’s Reception for New Members, 5:30 p.m., HBA Office

* Thursday, June 17

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

* June 21 – 24

HBASC State Convention, Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa

More information and register at www.hbaofsc.com

* Monday, June 21

Remodelers/Green After Hours, 5:30 p.m., Hinson Cabinet Company

* *Saturday, June 26

HBA Family Fun Day, 9:00 a.m., Location TBD

* Monday, June 28

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

IndexofAdvertisers 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty....................................................2 BP Barber.............................................................................. 19 Carolina Ceramics Brick Company.......................................... 20 General Wholesale Distributors.............................................. 14 Sadler & Company...................................................................3 SCE&G.....................................................................................2

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