The Home Builders Association of Georgia recently held its Fall Board of Directors and Annual Meeting of the Membership at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia. Over the course of two days, members attended productive committee meetings such as Associates Council, Budget and Finance, Regulatory Affairs, and Governmental Affairs. The meetings led up to the Board of Directors meeting and Annual Meeting of the Membership on the final day. Members were able to network during events such as the Georgia Power Welcome Reception held at the nearby Cotton Sail Hotel Rooftop Bar.
On September 11th, HBAG hosted its annual Awards and Installation Banquet. Prior to the banquet, HBAG members socialized and enjoyed fine wines and hors d’oeuvres at a wine-testing benefitting Build-PAC.
At the banquet new officers were sworn into office and HBAG’s highest honors were awarded to members and local HBAs. Jerry Konter of Konter Quality Homes received The Presidential award from Rob DeRieux. for his “gregarious nature and enthusiastic loyalty to the Home Builders Association of Georgia.”
In remembrance of September 11th, Lt. Hank Brady gave a heartwarming speech. Lt. Brady was a recent recipient of an Operation Hero House, a program founded by HBAG Vice President/Treasurer, Lamar Smith of Lamar Smith Signature Homes in Savannah. The 2014-2015 officers are: Ted Noe, President; Neal Davis, Vice President;
Lamar Smith, Vice President/Treasurer; Bobby Cleveland, Vice President/ Secretary; Rob DeRieux, Immediate Past President; Amanda Roland, Associate Vice President; and Mary Mardis, GEOC President. Patty Rietkovich of Home Builders of Greater Savannah was installed as Secretary of the Georgia Executive Officers Council. The HBA of Greater Savannah won 2 GOAL Awards this year for 2014 Best New Project: “Sam Tram Event” and 2014 Best Educational Program: “HBA Education Program”