At the 11/19/15 HBADE Board meeting the following Associate members were nominated by builders for exceptional service this past month to HBADE. Beginning with these nominees, all nominations will be collected at each monthly Board meeting, for voting next November 2016 for Associate of the Year.
Ed Minch, Energy Services Group, for conducting classroom and field training to builders and code officials in Sussex County on the energy code. Nominated by Mark Fitzgerald
Thom Marston, Energy Services Group, for conducting classroom and field training to builders and code officials in Sussex County on the energy code. Nominated by Mark Fitzgerald.
Barbara Kleger, Kleger Associates, for organizing and moderating recent builder panel at Mid-Atlantic 55+ education event. Nominated by Mick Kenney.
Debra Young, Empowerability LLC, for co-organizing and moderating recent membership mixer in Newark hosted by the Associates Council. Nominated by Kevin Whittaker.
John Johnson, Karins and Associates, for co-organizing and sponsoring the hors douvres at the recent membership mixer in Newark hosted by the Associates Council. Nominated by Kevin Whittaker
Mike Janis, RCI Printing and Graphics, for co-organizing and securing the venue for our recent membership mixer in Newark hosted by the Associates Council. Nominated by Kevin Whittaker.
Congratulations to all!
November – December 2015
January Group Healthcare Renewals
January Individual Healthcare Renewals
December 2015 Rate Increase
Workers Compensation has always been n major concern for our businesses. The Delaware Insurance Department has approved a 7% increase, effective 12/1/15. Although this increase is less than expected it is an increase none the less and will effect your bottom line. We have a unique solution for most industry classes and we invite you to contact us to learn more about our program. To discuss your specific company and industry class(es), call us at 302-654-8823.
The Home Builders Association Annual Membership Meeting
The Home Builders Association’s, annual membership meeting, was held yesterday afternoon at the Clubhouse at Noble’s Pond in Dover. The purpose of the meeting is to review the activities of the Association over the past year and elect our Board of Directors for the coming year.
For the written summary of our Association activities in 2015 please click here.
Congratulations to the following members elected to our Board for 2016. They will be inducted at our next Board meeting and introduced to all at our Leadership and Legacy Ball December 12, 2015 at World Café Live in Wilmington:
President: Kevin Whittaker, Whittaker Brothers
Senior Vice President: Scott Bradley, Bestfield Homes
Associate Vice President: Debra Young, EmpowerAbility, LLC
New Castle County Vice President: Matt Egan, Benchmark Builders
Sussex County Vice President: Mark Fitzgerald, Schell Brothers
Kent County Vice President: Mary Field, Noble’s Pond
Treasurer: Jeff Haggerty, Grubb Lumber
Secretary: Richard Forsten, Saul Ewing
Immediate Past President: Fred Fortunato, Benchmark Builders
Directors – Builders
Mick Kenney, McKee Builders
Debra Finocchiaro, Leon Weiner & Associates
James Stevenson, OneCall Services
Bob Taylor, JS Homes
Bob Thornton, Silverstock Builders
Mark Gandy, Middletown Kitchen and Bath
Directors – Associates
John Johnson, Karins and Associates Engineering
John Ford, Re/Max Associates
Scott Wilcox, Whiteford Taylor Preston
John Gormley, PRO-Build
Mike Riemann, Becker Morgan Group, Inc.
Jim Wright, Artisans’ Bank
John Tracey, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
Mike Easton, Horty & Horty, P.A.
November 20, 2015
Home Builders Association of Delaware would like to welcome our new members!
Sandy Caloway, Lighting Consultant
Bruce Emerson, General Manager
Dover Electric Supply Company
Mark Gandy, President
Middletown Kitchen and Bath LLC
Zoe Stewart, Store Manager
Justin Frost, Asst. Design Development Manager
The Tile Shop
October 15, 2015
Martin, Pidgeon, and Ratner Honored for Charitable Efforts
Dover, DE, — The Delaware Association of Realtors recognized Bayard Williams, the New Castle County Board of Realtors President-Elect, as its 2015 Realtor of the Year. The award was presented by DAR President Eric Braunstein during the association’s recent Annual Convention & Trade Expo, held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
The award honors the Delaware Realtor who is outstanding in a given year based on service to the Realtor organization on the national, state, and local levels as well as business accomplishments and community volunteerism. As a result of the honor, Williams will represent Delaware at the upcoming National Association of Realtors Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego.
In addition to serving as President-Elect for the New Castle County Board, Williams also serves as chair of the NCCBOR Public Policy Committee, an RPAC trustee, and a member of its Executive and Finance committees. At the state level, he is a member of the DAR Board of Directors and a member of DAR’s Public Policy and DelPAC committees.
A REALTOR® since 2005, Williams is also a member of the Delaware Association of Homebuilders and this year is a sponsor of both KW Cares and Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids at the Springer Middle School as well as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Good Neighbor Award Winners
Working to highlight Realtors who make a positive impact in their communities, the DAR also recognized at its Convention the three winners of local Realtor associations’ Good Neighbor awards. The charities for which the three Realtors volunteer also each received a $1,000 donation from the DAR. The local Good Neighbor Award winners are:
The DAR Convention was attended by more than 600 Realtors and 35 exhibitors, including the following charities: Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Club of Delaware, and Home of the Brave.
The Delaware Association of Realtors serves as the voice for real estate in Delaware and has more than 3,700 Realtor members, all of whom subscribe to the strict Code of Ethics of the National Association of Realtors.
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