Suzanne Graham, the incoming Florida Home Builder’s Association (FHBA) president, presided over the installation, which drew a crowd of more than eighty local builders, HBA members, elected officials and members of the community.
“I am really pleased with how well-represented our local builders are on our board and I look forward to working with our new officers this year,” said HBA Executive Vice President Alan Anderson.
The new officers and directors for the HBA are:
President, David Hunihan, Neal Communities
1st Vice President, Jaclyn Ohman, Baron Construction
Treasurer, Drew Smith, Two Trails, Inc.
2nd Vice President, Mike Rahn, USAmeriBank
Secretary, Jimmy Stewart, LWR Communities
Immediate Past President, Michael Rego, John Cannon Homes
Immediate Past 2nd VP, Melissa Shapiro, Bradenton Herald
John Neal, John Neal Homes
Meredith Rogers, Lee Wetherington Homes
Crystal Holtzclaw, Whetstone Engineering & Testing
Bill Jarvis, Lakewood Ranch Commercial
Rob Allegra, Allegra Homes
Matt Russell, Coast to Coast Pools
Tom Brady, Brady Insurance Group
Tom Ernst, D & D Garage Doors
Bill Waddill, Kimley-Horn & Associates
During the ceremony, Bill Smock of Gator Plumbing was presented with the Big Spike award for helping to bring in and retain new members, and Dave Wick of Medallion Home was presented with the “Richard Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award” for his continued service and dedication to the HBA and the residential construction industry for over the past 15 years.
This honor comes just weeks after Wick received the Life Directorship honor from the Florida Home Builders Association for over 10 years of service to them at the state level.
About the HBA:
The HBA is a residential construction trade association representing Manatee and Sarasota counties. Our 400+ member companies are committed to providing top quality and environmentally oriented housing to the community. As advocates for equal housing, the association works closely with local government to insure code and regulation concerns are administered fairly for the betterment of the industry. The HBA members are involved and committed to giving back to our great community and the Sarasota Slam is just one of those events that demonstrate our support to Manatee and Sarasota. For more information, visit www.hbamanatee-sarasota.org