The Association’s Annual Awards were presented on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Starmount Forest County Club. The following individuals and organizations were recognized for their contributions to the Association, the community and the building industry.
Eugene Gulledge Award
The Eugene Gulledge Award for Distinguished Service is the highest honor given by the Builders Association. It is named in honor of Eugene Gulledge who founded the Greensboro Builders Association sixty-one years ago. This award recognizes continuous, outstanding contributions to the Builders Association and the community at large over a long period of time.
David & Leslie Millsaps, DLM Builders, Inc. were awarded the 2018 Gulledge Award. Having been involved in the remodeling industry for the past 25 years, David and Leslie have been active members of the Builders Association, as well as the GBA Remodelers Council. They both have served in a variety of leadership roles, including chairing the Remodelers Council and Tour of Remodeled Homes. Both hold several national designations including Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR); Certified Green Professional (CGP); and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). Giving back to the community is important to them individually and to their business from participating in our Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat builds, ReBuilding Hope community service projects, to traveling across the state and country to assist communities in need dealing with natural disasters. Locally, they are very active with historic preservation and Boy Scouts.
Builder Member of the Year
Ford Matthews, FM Contracting, LLC was awarded the 2018 Builder Member of the Year Award. Since forming his remodeling and building company eleven years ago, he has been an active member of the Builders Association and GBA Remodelers Council, chairing both the Remodelers Council and Tour of Remodeled Homes. He annually participates in community service projects. He was actively involved in the formation of two new Association initiatives, our Young Professionals Group and Construction Careers Committee. Ford holds the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) national designation. He has served on the GBA Board of Directors for the past 5 years, and is currently serving as the Association’s First Vice President.
Associate Member of the Year
Tim Conklin, BMC was awarded the 2018 Associate Member of the Year Award. Tim has been an active member and strong supporter of the Builders Association the past eight years. He serves on our Associates Council Advisory Team. He actively participates in community service projects including Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat and ReBuilding Hope. This past year Tim was involved with our Construction Careers initiatives, spending time with Guilford County students sharing insights into career opportunities in our industry.
Two Association members were recognized for outstanding volunteer efforts this past year. Rebecca Lenz, SR Design Group and Jay Gaffney, Windsor Homes.
Rebecca in her first year of membership was actively engaged and involved in a variety of committees, membership meetings & events, bringing a strong sense of leadership and enthusiasm.
Jay led a grassroots effort to collect and deliver much needed supplies for Hurricane Florence victims in the Pender County area, engaging local businesses, schools and governments.
R & K Custom Homes received the 2018 Lewis Award for utilizing the most Association members in the construction of their Parade home, working with more than 44 Associate members.
Leticia Nieto, Ilan, Inc. was recognized as the 2018 Membership Recruiter of the Year award for recruiting the most new members this past year.