2019 Annual Awards

The Association’s Annual Awards were presented on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Starmount Forest County Club. The following individuals and organizations were recognized for their contributions to the Association, the community and the building industry. Join us in congratulating each recipient.

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-two years ago.  This award recognizes continuous, outstanding contributions to the Builders Association and the community at large over a long period of time.

Linda Ball, Cinch Home Services was awarded the 2019 Eugene Gulledge Award.  Having been involved in the building and real estate industry for the past 35 years, she has been extremely involved with the Builders Association for more than twenty years. From serving as Associate Director, Vice President and Secretary on the Board of Directors…to actively participating on many of the Association’s committees…Linda brings a contagious enthusiasm that inspires others to get involved. In 2009 she was recognized as Associate Member of the Year and continues to be as involved today as when she initially joined the Builders Association. Her long-standing dedication and commitment are to be commended.

Builder Member of the Year

Ed Butler, Brickwood Builders was awarded the 2019 Builder Member of the Year Award. Since forming his remodeling and building company more than 15 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, spearheading our ReBuilding Hope initiative. Ed holds the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) national designations. He has served on the GBA Board of Directors and currently serves on the Executive Committee as well as our Construction Careers committee.

Associate Member of the Year

Craig Fleming, Fleming Engineering was awarded the 2019 Associate Member of the Year Award.  Craig has been an active member and strong supporter of the Builders Association and TREBIC for many years.  His experience and expertise have been invaluable when dealing with regulatory and land development issues.  Craig has served on both the GBA and TREBIC Board of Directors, as well as numerous industry task forces.

Kavanagh Award

Sofia Crisp, Housing Consultants Group received the 2019 Kavanagh Award for her ongoing commitment and support of affordable housing.  She has worked extensively for years providing education for first-time home buyers along with housing counseling and post purchase education.

Lewis Award

Rich & Kathy Dumas, R & K Custom Homes was presented the 2019 Lewis Award for utilizing the most Association members in the construction of their Parade home, working with more than 42 Associate members.

Membership Recruiter

Scott Allred, Precept Construction was presented the 2019 Membership Recruiter of the Year award for recruiting the most new members this past year.