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May/June 2020

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REGAL Awards Remodelers Council High Performance Building Council Sales & Marketing Council Home & Garden Show 2020 Scholarship Recipients Welcome New Members Upcoming Meetings & Events

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REGAL WINNERS The 31st REGAL Awards Gala – Havana Nights – was held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. In addition to the many awards presented, attendees enjoyed live entertainment, cigar rolling, dinner, drinks and dancing throughout the evening. The Sales & Marketing Council would like to congratulate all REGAL Circle and REGAL Award Winners and once again thank our gracious sponsors. See the REGAL Circle Awards at the SMC page at BIAofCentralSC.com.

31st annual REGAL Award Winners 2019 Community Service Award 2019 Best Radio Commercial Pavilions at Centennial Park, Ft. Jackson Associate - LawyerLisa, LLC - Choose Great Southern Homes, Mungo Homes, Your Attorney Essex Homes, Hood Construction, and C. Essex Homes - Let Freedom Ring Covert Homes     2019 Best Advertising Video 2019 Best Website B. Cobblestone Park, DR Horton Mungo Homes C. Mungo Homes – Home Is Where the   Heart Is 2019 Best Mobile Website   Mungo Homes 2019 Best Overall Advertising Cam                                                                        paign 2019 Best Special Promotion A. Saluda River Club C. Great Southern Homes - 100K Give C. Great Southern Homes- Best Builder Away 2x/3x In a Row!   Individual - Jeff Lawler, REALTOR® 2019 Best Landscape Design Free Times Best of Columbia 2019 Saluda Hill     2019 Best Local Charitable Event 2019 Best Use of Social Media Coldwell Banker - Dancing with the Stars Associate – LawyerLisa, LLC   Builder – Essex Homes 2019 Best Interior Merchandising Individual – Jeff Lawler, REALTOR® $200,000-$275,000   Hurricane Builders- Spring Meadow

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REGAL WINNERS $275,000-$400,000 Mungo Homes at The Roland- Bluefield $400 & Up Saluda River Club - The Venado   2019 Best Product Design - DETACHED Under 1500 Square Feet Production Builder: Great Southern Homes- The Myrtle   1501-1800 Square Feet Production Builder: Mungo Homes- Allerton- Sterling Bridge 40   1801-2200 Square Feet Production Builder: Essex Homes- Winston 2   2201-2600 Square Feet Production Builder: Eastwood- Fenwick   2601-3000 Square Feet Production Builder: Great Southern Homes- The Azalea Custom Builder: Saluda River Club – The Venado   3001-3500 Square Feet Production Builder: Great Southern Homes- The Camden II   Over 3500 Square Feet Production Builder: Great Southern Homes- The Gardenia II   2019 Best Product Design - ATTACHED Under 1500 Square Feet Production Builder: Great Southern Homes- The Destin Custom Builder: Saluda River Club – The Hillside   2019 Best Outdoor Living Space Saluda River Club

2019 Best High Performance Home Great Southern Homes – The Underwood C (328 Berlandier Lane)   2019 Mortgage Member of the Year Beth Walker, Guild Mortgage

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REGAL WINNERS 2019 Attorney Member of the Year Gary Pickren, Blair Cato Pickren Casterline   2019 Marketing Professional of the Year Susan Longshore, Essex Homes   2019 Sales Support Specialist of the Year Denise Henderson, DR Horton   2019 Internet Leads Specialist of the Year Faith Felix, Mungo Homes   2019 Closing Coordinator of the Year Chelsea Hawkins, Mungo Homes   2019 Sales Executive Rookie of the Year Rachel Lovaas, Mungo Homes Units Sold – 24, Dollar Volume Closed $5,267,702   2019 Sales Executives of the Year Under $160,000 Deborah Anderson, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage   $160,000 to $200,000 Leisha Smith, Essex Homes   $200,000 to $250,000 Emily P. Smith, Re/Max Purpose Driven

$250,000 to $300,000 Nicole Davis, Executive Construction Homes represented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage   $300,000 to $350,000 Willette Wilson, Essex Homes   $350,000 to $400,000 Shayla Riley, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage   Over $400,000 Kathy Johnson, Eastwood Homes   2019 Mortgage Lenders of the Year $200,000 to $250,000 Athena Leventis, Guild Mortgage   $250,000 to $300,000 Tricia Vinson, Ameris Bank   $300,000 to $400,000 Shawn Daughtry, Ameris Bank   Over $400,000 Kimberly Branham, Synovus   2019 Community of the Year Single Community - Blythewood Crossing by Great Southern Homes Master-Planned - Cobblestone Park by DR Horton   2019 Phoenix Award Cobblestone Park by DR Horton   2019 SMC Member of the Year Susan Brownlee   2019 Chairman’s Award Mary Morgan Kerlagon



REGAL Award Gala Sponsors Platinum Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors

Lounge Sponsor: • Great Southern Homes Dessert Sponsor: • Ameris Bank Bar Sponsor: • Essex Homes Step & Repeat Sponsor: • Mungo Homes and Cigar Bar Sponsor: • Robert Rice Insurance Agency Photography Sponsor: • Executive Construction Homes, LLC Restroom Sponsor: • Clark’s Termite & Pest Control and Irmo Lock Company

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Platinum Corporate Sponsor: • The State Media Company Gold Sponsors • C  oldwell Banker Residential Brokerage • Cool Care Heating & Air • Dominion Energy • Guild Mortgage • Hurricane Builders • M  idland Mortgage Corporation • New American Funding Silver Sponsors • C  lark’s Termite & Pest Control • F irst Community Bank • Home Pest Control Company Bronze Sponsor • BMC • S  outhern Traditional Homes www.BIACentralSC.com 7


REMODELERS COUNCIL February Remodelers Council Meeting

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Our annual Memorial Day BBQ Sale did not take place as scheduled this year. We are waiting to see if we can reschedule that for another date this year. The sale is a fundraiser for the council’s use on community service projects, scholarships and other council needs.

Keep an eye on the calendar at BIAofCentralSC. com and your inbox for further updates.

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Before the country shut down due to COVID-19, the Remodelers Council met at Seawell’s for a membership meeting. We had over 20 members in attendance and enjoyed networking, drinks, dinner and a guest speaker. We were pleased to have Todd Beiers, City of Columbia Commercial Plans Examiner. Mr. Beiers was invited to our meeting as part of an effort to keep lines of communications open between local inspection departments and our members. He gave us a lot of insight into the inspection process in the city and how to keep projects moving along smoothly.

Virtual Remodelers After Hours with Phase One Consulting In May of 2020, we started to open up some businesses, but we weren’t quite ready to meet in person yet. But, we were ready to have a meeting of some sort, so we partnered our members at Phase One Consulting to put on our first virtual Remodelers After Hours. Using a popular video conferencing software called Zoom, we all met via computer and smartphone. Chairwoman Kristen Meetze welcomed the group and gave some council updates (see below). CJ Disharoon of Phase One led us in a vodka martini making session to get things rolling. James “Bugsy” Graves joined in to present CJ with his newly-earned Certified Master Builder (CMB) designation from the HBA of SC (see photo).

After that, Pam Crane and the team lead us on a tour of their space on Rosewood Drive and told us about their business. It was a different way to have a meeting, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Council Updates The Columbia Remodelers Awards have been postponed due to COVID-19. Entries will be due September 14 with judging on or around the 23rd. We are currently reconfiguring the program to allow for electronic entries and contactless judging of projects if the homeowner prefers. We’ll get the entry packets out to everyone as soon as all of that is sorted. Don’t forget to take before and after photos and videos of your projects, and

talk to your homeowners about the awards to get them on-board early. Our June Remodelers After Hours is scheduled to be hosted by Century Glass. This meeting will be held on the Zoom video conference service. Register at our website.



February Remodelers Council Meeting The membership of the High Performance Building Council (HPBC) met on February 13 at Seawell’s for a general membership meeting. Chairman Trevor Michael installed the leadership committee of the council during the meeting. Following dinner, Trevor taught the group about moisture detection instruments used in home inspections. Being able to see the moisture content in building materials and coupling that with thermal imaging tools gives inspectors and home raters a look be-

hind the walls as to what is going on. It is a useful tool in finding the cause of many problems in buildings. Keep an eye on BIAofCentralSC.com for upcoming HPBC meetings and events.

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SALES AND MARKETING COUNCIL February Cocktails & Connections

The Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) held a Cocktails & Connections event at Pawley’s Front Porch on February 19. The social gathering was sponsored by Modern Exterminating.

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HOME & GARDEN SHOW 2020 Home & Garden Show

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The 54th Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show was held March 13 – 15, 2020 at the SC State Fairgrounds. The show featured over 200 exhibitors and vendors. The show was held amid uncertainty concerning the novel coronavirus pandemic. Although all precautions were taken to ensure the sanitization of the venue, attendance was markedly down from previous years. Despite all that was going on, the show looked fantastic and reports from exhibitors and attendees are positive. We’d like to thank the many members, exhibitors and volunteers and sponsors who helped to make the show happen, and we are looking forward to the 55th Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show March 12 – 14, 2021.

Home & Garden Show Sponsors:

Lanyard Sponsor:

Member Preview Sponsors:

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BEST IN SHOW: Saluda Hill, Inc.


HOME & GARDEN SHOW Judges’ Picks: Best Displays The Home Show Chairman, Bill Earle of Great Southern Homes, along with other Home Show Committee members walked the show after all of the displays were set up and gave an award to what they felt met the criteria for best display in each building, outdoor areas and for the overall show. Exhibitors in the Home & Garden Show put together some very impressive displays, so this is no easy task.

Here are the winners of the 54th Home & Garden Show Booth Awards:

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• Best in Show: Saluda Hill, Inc. • Best Outdoor Display: Tranquil Escapes • Goodman Building Award: Bowers Landscaping and Irrigation • Cantey Building: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden • Ellison Building: Southeastern Salvage


GOODMAN BUILDING AWARD: Bowers Landscaping and Irrigation

CANTEY BUILDING: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

ELLISON BUILDING: Southeastern Salvage

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HOME & GARDEN SHOW Judges’ Picks: Innovation Awards

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The Committee also looked for products or lines that show the best combination of design, functionality and innovation, as well as its usefulness to consumers and/or home builders. These are the Home & Garden Show Innovation Awards. • Best Kitchen Product: Lazy Lee, The Closet Factory • Best Bath Product: Kohler Shower System, Southern Siding & Window • Best Energy Efficient Product: Husqvarna Auto Mower, Super Sod • Best Green Building Product: Outdoor Furniture, Sugar Hill Amish Furniture

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• Best Home Technology Product: Wine Dispenser, The Nest – A Cregger Company • Best Indoor Living Product: REME Halo LED Whole Home Air Purification System, Wilson’s Refrigeration & Air • Best Outdoor Living Product: Ceramic Coating, Rhino Shield • Best Window and Door Product: Lutron Auto Shades, Budget Blinds • Most Innovative Building Material Product: Epoxy Countertops, Epoxy Creations

Thanks to all of the exhibitors for putting on an appealing and friendly show, to the many volunteers who gave their time in energy into making a great show and to the 2,500+ attendees who came out over the weekend to enjoy the show.



Fifty Students Receive Scholarships From Building Industry Charitable Foundation Over the past twenty years, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $636,250 in scholarships to children of Association members and other students who meet criteria set for the program. This month, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation will award an additional $62,000 to students. The scholarship program is funded by annual events, including the BIA Golf Classic presented by 84 Lumber and through private contributions to the Foundation.

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Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Recipients: • Caroline LaFitte, University of South Carolina • Elizabeth LaFitte, University of South Carolina • Grace LaFitte, Clemson University • Lawson Leidinger, Clemson University • Natalie Lewis, University of South Carolina • Nathan Edward Long, University of South Carolina • Sullivan Grace Longshore, University of South Carolina • Morgan Elizabeth Lowman, University of South Carolina • Savannah Lucas, University of South Carolina • Luke Meetze, The Citadel • Jonnie Morgan, Clemson University • Morgan Morrison, University of South Carolina • Garrett Nix, Newberry College • Olivia Nix, Anderson University • Anna Francis Peacock, Clemson University • Camille Riddle, Winthrop University • Tucker Riddle, Clemson University • Matthew Rush, The Citadel • Andrew Smith, Lenoir-Rhyne University • Harrison Rhodes Sparks, University of South Carolina • Blake Spencer, Clemson University • Madison Sterne, University of South Carolina • Addison Twine, Clemson University • Hannah Twine, University of South Carolina • Hampton Williams, Clemson University

• Katherine Arthur, Lander University • Rebecca “O’Neal” Best, University of South Carolina • Meagan Bostic, University of South Carolina • Bethany Boyd, University of South Carolina Upstate • Perry Bumgarner, University of South Carolina • Joseph Castellano, Clemson University • Mary Elizabeth “Eliza” Cate, Clemson University • John David Cate, Clemson University • Bailee Clark, Midlands Technical College • Franklin David Clark, University of South Carolina • P earce Barron Coggeshall, University of Mississippi • Meredith Covert, University of South Carolina • Aubrey Delk, Clemson University • Carlyn Lee Duke, College of Charleston • Rachel Evatt, Wofford College • Emerson Fite, University of South Carolina • Elliot Freeman, Lander University • Kyler Grey Geib, Midlands Technical College • Sophia Gerace, Clemson University • Carson Reid Halter, Presbyterian College • Griffin Harden, University of South Carolina • Jacob Harding, The Citadel • Cailan Jones, University of South Carolina • Tyler Kurtz, University of South Carolina • Matthew Lacoste, University of South Carolina

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WELCOME NEW BIA MEMBERS These are the latest new members in the BIA of Central SC. All of these folks joined the association from March through May 2020.

Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina Members are reminded to login at BIAofCentralSC. com to register for meetings. We recently upgraded the onl-line member experience so all members will have to re-create login credentials. If you haven’t done so already, follow these steps: 1. Click “Member Login” at the top of any page at BIAofCentralSC.com 2. Click “Not yet registered? Sign up now.” 3. Enter the e-mail address we have on file for you. 4. Open the e-mail the system sends and follow the instructions. If you have any problems, contact us at (803) 256-6238 or e-mail info@columbiabuilders.com

Builder Members:

Carolina Gold Construction LLC Dennis Corporation Hurricane Builders Hurricane Builders Hurricane Builders Hurricane Builders Hurricane Builders Hurricane Builders Old Glory Construction

Cody Arave Mark Johnston Ayde Morales Jazmin Rodriquez Karina Romero Avery Smith Danna Vargas Diana Zaragoza Todd Lewis

(803) 951-0803 (803) 227-8542 (803) 936-9686 (803) 936-9686 (803) 936-9686 (803) 936-9686 (803) 936-9686 (803) 936-9686 (803) 513-2277

Chris Register Bill Lominick Virginia Lacoste Jeffrey Wheeler Brantley Waites Tripp Waynick Steve Medlin James Gibbs Tab Reed

(803) 669-2574 (803) 321-7315 (803) 345-5888 (803) 360-0772 (803) 356-3030 (803) 607-6100 (803) 513-5504 (803) 513-5749 (706) 359-3127

Associate Members:

ACT Seamless Gutters Big Pine Logging Capital Kitchen & Bath Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Elite Audio GHO, LLC, dba bioPURE Sumter Medlin Air Conditioning & Heating Plumbing Solutions, LLC Reed Ice & Propane

Sorry to see you go...

These members have dropped their membership in the association. Let them know you miss them and invite them to come back to the BIA.

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AVISTA Belter & Associates Inc. Columbia Fireflies DR Horton, Inc. First Community Bank Metro Lex Builders Premium Window & Door, Inc. Real Value, Inc. Realty Haven Rumsey Construction & Restoration Triangle Brick WB Marketing Group

Matthew Bridges George Bradley Nick Spano Jared Paull Jacob Crowder Richard Hook Yates Reynolds Syed Ahamed Lauren Taylor Grace Weller Larry Chavous Jacob Hester

(803) 764-5961 (803) 732-4004 (803) 888-3002 (803) 800-4476 (803) 719-1005 (803) 359-5236 (803) 807-9212 (803) 699-1120 (803) 281-8121 (803) 764-0222 (803) 312-3910 (803) 467-1814



Here’s a quick look at what we have planned for the coming months. Please note that all dates and times are subject to change. See the calendar at BIAofCentralSC. com for the best information and login at the site to register for meetings and events. Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina

June 15 - 19

NAHB Spring Leadership Virtual Meetings See NAHB.org for information and to register

Tuesday, June 23

Virtual Remodelers After Hours, 4:30p, Zoom Network with fellow members and learn more about Century Glass. Register on-line to get Zoom meeting credentials.

Friday, July 3

BIA Office closed in observance of Independence Day

Tuesday, July 14 Builder Speed Networking, 8:45a, Seawell’s Builders and Associates can start signing up now. Contact Alex Williams at the BIA Office to sign up Thursday, August 13 BIA General Membership Meeting, 11:30a, Seawell’s Join us at Seawell’s for a General Membership Meeting luncheon with special guest, Mick Mulvaney who served in President Donald Trump’s cabinet as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as well as acting White House Chief of Staff until 2020. Register to attend in person or virtually at our website. Tuesday, August 25

Builder/REALTOR Fish Fry, 6PM, The Hall at Senate’s End Tickets will be on sale soon.

Rescheduled Events: SAVE THE DATES!! BIA Golf Classic | Thursday, September 3, Ft. Jackson Golf Club TOUR OF HOMES | September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 CRA/CBA Entry Due Date | Monday, September 14 M. P. Nieri Bass Classic | Friday, October 9 Memorial Day BBQ and SMC POUR WAR will be rescheduled - stay tuned! www.BIACentralSC.com 15



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Blueprint May/June 2020  

The official publication of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA). The May/June 2020 issue features recaps of th...

Blueprint May/June 2020  

The official publication of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA). The May/June 2020 issue features recaps of th...


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