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Vol. 39 No. 4 2019

President’s Message 2019 Board of Directors

Joan Swift

Executive Committee / Officers

2019 GBA President


Joan Swift, SwiftCreek Construction and Real Estate Services, LLC

1st Vice President Ford Matthews, FM Contracting, LLC


hings are gearing up as we move into fall. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some cooler weather along with our Fall Parade of Homes on Saturday &

Sunday, October 12-13 & 19-20. The Parade not only provides a chance to see the latest in home design trends but it’s a great opportunity to talk with builders and others who participated in the construction of these homes.

2nd Vice President Will Yearns, Granville Homes

As we continue to deal with the shortage and demands on our labor force, our

Associate Vice President

Carolyn Byrum, Carpet and Flooring Super Mart, Inc.

Secretary Nadine Khazzaka, Marble Granite World, Inc.


Construction Careers initiative is working to take steps to help members connect with those looking for employment…from high school and community college students to adults under and unemployed. We are launching a Jobs Portal on the GBA website. We encourage you to participate in this member-only benefit by posting job openings you have throughout the year. In addition, volunteer to join us in the classroom as we

David Stone, D. Stone Builders, Inc.

share career opportunities with students.

Immediate Past President Mark Disney, Disney Construction Co.

Community service has always been an integral part of our Association’s DNA. We

Presidential Appointees

had a great turnout for our Habitat Women Build workday and lots of fun installing LVT flooring. Our Young Professionals group sponsored a School Supply Drive this

Linda Ball, The Real Estate Book Ed Butler, Brickwood Builders, Inc. Tim Marion, Marion Tile & Flooring

summer to support the Teacher Supply Warehouse for Guilford Education Alliance.

Board of Directors

And planning is underway for our Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat build to be held

Builder Directors

homes since starting this every other year initiative in 2003. There’s opportunities for all

Craig Fleming, NorthRidge Group Ben Grant, Empire Building & Remodeling Susan Mowery, Building Dimensions, Inc. Kevin Pegram, Kylind Services, Inc.

Associate Directors Eric Apple, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Rebecca Lenz, SR Design Group, Inc. Kari Mann, Re/Max Realty Consultants Pete Vitola, Smith Phillips Building Supply

Remodelers Council

David Millsaps, DLM Builders, Inc.

Sales & Marketing Council Bill Sims, Windsor Homes

State Directors

Tom Hall, Windsor Homes Steve Monroe, Steve Monroe Enterprises Van Smith, Tradition Homes

National Directors

Scott Allred, Precept Construction, LLC Leslie Gunter, Gunter Custom Homes and Design, LLC John Hodgin, John Hodgin Construction Co., Inc.

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October 26-November 1 constructing four homes for Habitat…bringing our total to 64 members to participate. Reach out to any of our participating builders or GBA staff to learn more. In addition, there are numerous upcoming events to meet and network with industry members. Ferguson is hosting Oktoberfest on October 17 with proceeds benefiting construction careers. Our Fall Skeet Tournament will be held November 7 followed by our Associates Expo on November 14.

We wrap up the year with our Holiday Jingle

& Mingle on December 5 which includes the installation of our 2020 Board of Directors. NCHBA’s fourth quarter meeting will be held in Pinehurst on December 11 celebrating a very successful year for our state association under the leadership of GBA member Phil Warrick as NCHBA President…as well as celebrating the induction of GBA member Gary Hill in the NC Housing Hall of Fame. As I close out my year as your president, it has been a true honor to serve. I greatly appreciate all the support and encouragement throughout the year. I couldn’t have done it without a dedicated Board of Directors, committee members and Association staff who work tirelessly to promote and advance new initiatives for our Association. I encourage you to take advantage of your GBA membership by utilizing the many benefits and services offered to you…as well as finding a place to get involved and connect with other industry members. Working together we create a stronger and more valuable association.

Saturday & Sunday October 12-13 & 19-20 1:00 – 5:00 pm Admission is FREE


Fall Parade of Homes PARADE OF HOMES Greensboro Builders Association

Builders Arden Group, LLC Brian Thompson Homes, LLC Builders MD, LLC


t’s time for our Fall Parade of Homes to be held on Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13 & 19-20 in conjunction with the Home Builders Association of WinstonSalem. Newly constructed homes will be on tour throughout Guilford and Forsyth counties for two consecutive weekends showcasing the latest in home design trends. Homes will be open from 1 – 5 pm each day. Admission is FREE.

Promote the Parade Join us in promoting the Parade of Homes by placing magazines in your offices and showroom…placing information on your website…and sharing our social media posts on Facebook and Instagram. As you tour the homes, share your photos using the hashtags #GSOParadeofHomes #GreensboroBuilders

A Simple Gesture Help us support A Simple Gesture by bringing canned foods when you tour the Parade homes. Your food donations will provide much needed assistance to school pantries throughout Guilford County. Look for the green bag at any Parade home.

Special Thanks to our Parade of Homes SPONSORS:

Building Dimensions, Inc. Crosspointe Homes / P4 Construction, LLC D. Stone Builders, Inc. Disney Construction Co. Don Mills Builders, Inc. D.R. Horton Friddle and Company, Inc. Gingerich Homes, Inc. Huntley Builders, Inc. John Marks & Associates, Inc. J R Kellam Contractor, Inc. Kevin Jones Design-Build Kickin’ Clouds, LLC Naylor Custom Homes Otey Construction, Inc. Precept Construction, LLC R & K Custom Homes R S Dezern Construction, Inc. R. Andrews Builders, Inc. Ray Bullins Construction Co., Inc. Tradition Homes Walraven Signature Homes, LLC Windsor Homes



Welcome New Members Builder J E Helms Construction, LLC Commercial Contractor

John Helms (336) 763-3686 Sponsor: David Anderson

C & R Builders of NC, Inc.

Multi-Family / Land Developer Robin Yaun (336) 255-8453 Sponsor: Ford Matthews

Associate AC Gutters, Inc.

Gutters Amadeo Cortes (336) 587-3268 Sponsor: Matt Walraven

Affordable Surface Products of Greensboro NC

Marble & Granite Suppliers Michael Caviness (336) 375-5672 Sponsor: Robert Millican ALFIE Investors Mortgages Matt Craig (828) 776-8632 Sponsor: Scott Allred

Avitech, Inc. King Electric Co., Inc. Audio Visual/Home Automation Lighting Billy White (336) 286-6500 Brian King (336) 226-8889 Sponsor: Leslie Gunter Sponsor: Susan Mowery Burt Electric Co., Inc. KT Plumbing, LLC Electrical Contractors Plumbing Contractors Art Johnson (336) 399-3225 Shannon Auprey (336) 500-8668 Sponsor: Rich Dumas Sponsor: Tom Hall Business Improvement Phillips Painting Services Painting Contractors Technologies Eric Phillips (336) 337-0425 Home Automation & Security Sponsor: Tony Collins Robert Beeler (336) 540-8822 Sponsor: Ford Matthews Smith Phillips Building Supply Carter Lumber Building Materials Pete Vitola (336) 722-8167 Building Materials Sponsor: Joan Swift Jack Draper (336) 300-8160 Sponsor: Joe Gonzales Sorrell Waterproofing, Inc. Waterproofing & Cond. Suppliers Cooper Electrical Construction Co. Rodney Sorrell (336) 643-1770 Electrical Contractors Sponsor: Tom Hall Howard Cooper (336) 275-8439 Sponsor: Tom Hall Southern Elevator Company, Inc. Elevators Garage Door Pro Stephen Edwards (336) 274-2401 Garage Doors Sponsor: Mike White Kelly Gordy (336) 501-6025 Sponsor: Susan Mowery

Trotter Brothers Flooring Flooring Supplier Cooper Trotter (336) 282-2013 Sponsor: Rebecca Lentz

Affiliate Smith Phillips Building Supply Rob Powell (336) 722-8167 Southern Elevator Company, Inc. Rachael Wayt (336) 274-2401 BB&T Eric Fitzgerald (336) 547-2064 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Yost & Little Realty Kathy Haines (336) 339-2000

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Builder News Continuing Education for General Contractors Signed into law by Governor Cooper, continuing education (CE) requirements for general contractors becomes effective January 1, 2020. At least one qualifier of a licensee will be required to complete 8 hours of CE as a condition for license renewal each year. Two (2) hours will be a mandatory course written by the Board and the other (6) hours will be elective courses. GBA is planning to provide courses in Greensboro once curriculum has been developed. We will continue to monitor and provide updates from the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors as we receive them on our website. If you are not receiving email updates from NCLBGC – sign up at

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist October 30 – November 1

Earn the national Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation locally. Classes are held from 8:30 am – 5 pm at the GBA office. Registration form can be found on the GBA website. For additional information, contact Michelle Harris at (336) 855-6255 or email her at

Associates Expo November 14

BUILDERS & REMODELERS: Plan to attend our annual Associates Expo on Thursday, November 14 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport on Hwy 68. This is a BUILDER-ONLY invitation event to meet with exhibiting Associate Members. Food… networking…great prizes…while gathering information on new industry products and services. There is no charge to attend but we do ask that you RSVP by November 11.

International Builders Show January 21-23

Las Vegas

Registration is underway for the building industry’s largest event the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS). Experience construction demos, new products and learn hot trends at this year’s show in Las Vegas. Early registration discounts available through November 15. Additional Information:

Spring Parade of Homes April 25-26 & May 2-3

Mark Your Calendars: Start making plans NOW to showcase new residential construction next spring! Take advantage of early registration deadline by submitting commitment forms by January 17, 2020. Final registration deadline is February 14, 2020.

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Are you looking for a career? Are you outgoing? Ever consider a profitable career in building material sales? Beeson Hardware and Lumber Co. is looking for motivated individuals to join our sales team as a full time outside salesman. Your duties would include the selling of all products related to the construction of new homes, including windows, exterior/interior doors, millwork and more. We also have positions available for material estimator, inside sales support and sales coordinators. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7am to 4pm Construction is going strong, let us help you start your career now! Full benefits package available. Send resume to:



Associate Member Spotlight

Did you know that our Associate Members represent more than half of the Greensboro Builders Association membership? Our Builder members couldn’t do what they do without you. So not only during Associate Appreciation Month...but all year long…we want to say THANK YOU to our Associate Members!

Associates EXPO Thursday, November 14 4:00 – 7:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn Airport – Hwy 68 Associate Members: Take advantage of this annual marketing event to promote and market products and services to GBA builder and remodeler members. It’s a great way to increase visibility by gaining valuable face time with area contractors. This is a Builder & Remodeler Only invitation event. Exhibit space is limited…contact Mavis Holcombe at (336) 706-6942. 6


Members In Action Community Service

Members In Action Networking

Industry News Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat October 26 - November 1

We’re building four homes in White Oak Heights the week of October 26 November 1. Special thanks to our builder teams currently working on finalizing plans and schedules…along with our suppliers and trade contractors who are donating and/or discounting materials and labor for this year’s build. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

NEW: Job Listing Service GBA Member-Only Benefit Knowing how critical the labor shortage is for our members, as part of our Construction Careers initiative, we are launching an online job posting service. The website link to a listing of available jobs in our industry will be shared with Guilford County Schools and GTCC students looking to enter the workforce throughout the year…as well as other organizations promoting employment opportunities.

Brickwood Builders, Inc. CAD Home Crafters, LLC Disney Construction Co. Granville Homes, LLC JLB Remodeling, Inc. John Hodgin Construction Co., Inc. John Marks & Associates, Inc. Keystone Homes Lansink Custom Homes, LLC Naylor Custom Homes New Age Builders, Inc. Ray Bullins Construction Co., Inc. Silverstein Construction Corp. SwiftCreek Construction Tall Matt Construction, LLC

It’s not too late to get involved and help during the week of the build. Volunteers are needed to assist with logistics and hospitality…as well as the construction of the homes. Contact any of our participating builders; John Hodgin, Raising Roofs Chair (336) 362-0163; or GBA staff Cheryl Collins (336) 855-6255 and/or Mavis Holcombe (336) 706-6942.

Construction Careers Day Tuesday, October 29

Construction Technology students from Weaver Academy will be joining us on Tuesday, October 29 at our Raising Roofs site to talk with industry members about career opportunities in construction. If you would like to participate, contact Cheryl Collins at or (336) 855-6255.



We are in the process of populating the job portal with current positions available and need your participation. This is a complimentary member-only benefit to post job openings you may have. Visit to create an online account and begin posting available positions. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Cheryl Collins at (336) 855-6255 or

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Below is a listing of several upcoming meetings and events. Utilize the GBA website to find additional information and to register for various events.

Membership Meetings Oktoberfest @ Fergusons

Oct 17

5:00 – 7:30 pm

Holiday Jingle & Mingle

Dec 5

5:00 – 7:30 pm

Special Events TREBIC Pig Poultry Politics

Oct 10

4:30 – 7:00 pm

CAPS Courses

Oct 30 – Nov 1

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Fall Skeet Tournament

Nov 7

9:00 am – 12 noon

Associates Expo

Nov 14

4:00 – 7:00 pm

Home Tours Fall Parade of Homes


October 12-13 & 19-20

Community Service


Raising Roofs…

October 26 – November 1

Builders for Habitat


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2019 Annual Awards Call for Nominations Builder Member of the Year Associate Member of the Year Eugene Gulledge Award Kavanagh Cup Nomination form and a list of past recipients can be found on the GBA website. All nominations are due by December 31, 2019 14

1 - 5 pm


If you are looking for a place to connect and help the Association achieve its annual goals…we have several advisory and planning teams that would welcome your participation.

Membership Construction Careers Young Professionals Community Service Special Events (Golf & Skeet Tournaments) Marketing & Communications To learn more, contact the GBA office at (336) 855-6255 or email

Skeet Tournament Thursday, November 7

9:00 am

Shane’s Sporting Clays

Registration includes 50 rounds of ammunition, 14 stations, and an Awards Lunch following the tournament. Register by November 4.

Thursday, December 5 5:00 - 7:30 pm

Starmount Forest Country Club $25.00 per person

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