As­so­ci­a­tion honors mem­bers, in­stalls of­fi­cers and di­rec­tors

The Beaufort Gazette (Sunday) - - Real Estate & Homes - BY MEG JAMES [email protected]

Mem­bers of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion joined to­gether Dec. 20 at Callawassie Is­land Club in Bluffton for their an­nual in­stal­la­tion and awards lun­cheon.

Dur­ing the event, in ad­di­tion to in­stalling its 2019 of­fi­cers and di­rec­tors, the as­so­ci­a­tion pre- sented awards for Builder Mem­ber of the Year and As­so­ciate Mem­ber of the Year. These honors are pre­sented each year to as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers for their ded­i­ca­tion and con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity, the build­ing in­dus­try, and the Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion.

BUILDER MEM­BER OF THE YEAR

Michael Saba of Ar­ti­san Homes-Hilton Head was named the 2018 Builder Mem­ber of the Year.

Saba has been an ac­tive mem­ber of the as­so­ci­a­tion for more than 10 years. He is a two-time pres­i­dent of the board of di­rec­tors and ad­viser to as­so­ci­a­tion staff and in­dus­try peers.

AS­SO­CIATE MEM­BER OF THE YEAR

Bill Lud­wig of Pella Win­dow and Door Co., was named the 2018 As­so­ciate Mem­ber of the Year.

Lud­wig has been at the helm of the lo­cal Pella Win­dow and Door Com­pany branch for more than 30 years. He has vol­un­teered on the as­so­ci­a­tion’s fish­ing tour­na­ment com­mit­tee, and been a part of the 2018 HBA Re­mod­el­ers Coun­cil project at Wad­dell Mar­i­cul­ture Cen­ter.

OTHER HONORS

Sev­eral other awards were pre­sented dur­ing the af­ter­noon event.

“This year’s hon­orees have truly dis­tin­guished them­selves as lead­ers in up­hold­ing the as­so­ci­a­tion’s mis­sion,” said Matt Lyle of Lyle Con­struc­tion, the 2018 Home Builder As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent. “They are the best of the best and it is an honor to work along­side them in their ef­forts to strengthen the build­ing in­dus­try and our com­mu­nity.”

Re­tir­ing HBA mem­ber Su

● san Goodridge of BB&T Bank was awarded by out­go­ing pres­i­dent Matt Lyle of Lyle Con­struc­tion with the Pres­i­dent’s Award for her lead­er­ship and sup­port to the board of di­rec­tors.

<bul­let>Michal An­der­son of Cam­bria and Tim Golde of At­las Sur­vey­ing were pre­sented with HBA Ham­mer Awards. The Ham­mer Award rec­og­nizes mem­bers who work be­hind the scenes, en­sur­ing the suc­cess of as­so­ci­a­tion pro­grams, events and com­mu­nity ser­vice projects.

Linda Kling­man of HRCoas

● tal and out­go­ing Re­mod­el­ers Coun­cil chair­man Don Lee of D. Lee Builders were also pre­sented with framed prints in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their time and ef­forts vol­un­teer­ing for sev­eral events through­out the year.

Rob­bie East­land of NiteLites

● of Hilton Head Out­door Lights re­ceived the in­au­gu­ral Mem­ber Men­tor of the Year award in recog­ni­tion of his ef­forts to build a more ac­tive and en­gaged HBA mem­ber­ship.

2019 BOARD AND OF­FI­CERS

Alex James, direc­tor of gov­ern­ment af­fairs to the Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion of South Car­olina, in­stalled the 2019 Hilton Head Area Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion board of di­rec­tors and of­fi­cers.

At the helm as the 2019 pres­i­dent is David Gaal of Gaal Cus­tom Homes and Re­mod­el­ing. Gaal has been a mem­ber of the as­so­ci­a­tion for more than 10 years and served mul­ti­ple terms as a mem­ber, of­fi­cer and pres­i­dent to the board of di­rec­tors since 2008.

Join­ing Gaal on the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee as of­fi­cers are: Brian Quinn of The Twelve Oaks Group, vice pres­i­dent of ad­min­is­tra­tion; Matt Bader of Full Cir­cle De­vel­op­ment, vice pres­i­dent of mem­ber­ship; Bill Lud­wig of Pella Win­dow& Door Co., as­so­ciate vice pres­i­dent; Bran­don Ed­wards of Cameron and Cameron Cus­tom Homes, sec­re­tary/trea­surer; Matt Lyle of Lyle Con­struc­tion, im­me­di­ate past pres­i­dent; Mike Trezza of Pal­metto Ex­ter­mi­na­tors, im­me­di­ate past as­so­ciate.

Also serv­ing on the board of di­rec­tors are builder di­rec­tors Todd Bradley of Live Oak Builders; Richard Creamer of Rem­i­nis­cent Homes; Jim Ko­vach of Ko­vach Com­pany; Lou Peluso of H2 Builders; Dow Drury of Minto Com­mu­ni­ties; Pat Wirth of Hilton Head Re­gional Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity.

The board’s as­so­ciate di­rec­tors in­clude Michael Brown of At­lantic Spray Foam; Bill Fuge of Kinghorn In­surance Agency; Tim Golde of At­las Sur­vey­ing; Travis Kelly of Grayco Build­ing Cen­ter; Sam Lib­erti of Low Tide De­signs; Brant­ley King of Billy Wood Ap­pli­ance; Carla Ro­hal of Creg­ger Com­pany.

EX OF­FI­CIO IN­DUS­TRY AD­VIS­ERS

Re­mod­el­ers Coun­cil: Lou

Peluso of H2 Builders

In­surance Ad­viser: Bill Fuge

● of Kinghorn In­surance Agency

Le­gal Ad­viser: Denny Fraser

● of The Fraser Law Firm

Real Es­tate Ad­viser south of

The Broad: Brian Ki­nard of Light­house Re­alty

Real Es­tate Ad­viser north of

The Broad: Chris­tian Sher­bert of Tide­land Re­alty

Ar­chi­tect Ad­viser: Evan

Good­win of Pearce Scott Ar­chi­tects

ROB KAUF­MAN Kauf­man Photo

The 2019 Hilton Head Area Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion board of di­rec­tors.

Re­tir­ing HBA mem­ber Su­san Goodridge, cen­ter, of BB&amp;T Bank re­ceived the 2018 Pres­i­dent’s Award. Goodridge is pic­tured with HBA ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Meg James and out­go­ing HBA pres­i­dent Matt Lyle.

Michael Saba of Ar­ti­san Homes-Hilton Head was named the 2018 Builder Mem­ber of the Year.

PHO­TOS BY ROB KAUF­MAN

Bill Lud­wig of Pella Win­dow and Door Co., was the 2018 As­so­ciate Mem­ber of the Year.

Rob­bie East­land of NiteLites of Hilton Head Out­door Lights re­ceived the in­au­gu­ral Mem­ber Men­tor of the Year award.

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