Join us in congratulating our 2020 Annual Awards recipients who were recognized virtually at our annual meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2021 for their contributions to our Association, industry and community.
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-three years ago. This award recognizes continuous, outstanding contributions to the Builders Association and the community at large over a long period of time.
Tom Hall, Windsor Homes was awarded the 2020 Eugene Gulledge Award. Having been involved in the building and real estate industry for the past 35 years, Tom has been involved with the Builders Association for more than twenty years. He has served in a variety of roles on our Board of Directors, including President in 2015 and continues to serve as a State Director. Tom has championed many initiatives for our Association, including the formation of our Young Professionals group, along with growing our membership and encouraging member engagement. Tom has been an active participant in our community service projects include Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat and ReBuilding Hope. In 2015 he was recognized as our Builder Member of the Year and continues to be even more involved today, serving as our Membership and Build PAC committee chairs, as well as a regional vice president with the North Carolina Home Builders Association. His long-standing dedication and commitment are to be commended, not just for our association, but for our industry and community.
Associate Member of the Year
Rebecca Lenz, Lenz Designs was awarded the 2020 Associate Member of the Year Award. Rebecca has been an active member for the past four years since joining the Association. She has served on several committees including Membership; Young Professionals; Golf; Community Service; and Construction Careers. In addition, she has served on the GBA Board of Directors the past three years, currently serving on the Executive Committee as our Associate Vice President. Rebecca is a true Ambassador for our Association.
Builder Member of the Year
Will Yearns, Granville Homes was awarded the 2020 Builder Member of the Year Award. He has been involved for the past 12 years serving in a variety of leadership roles, including on the GBA and TREBIC Board of Directors. Our Association benefits from his innovative ideas and leadership, especially chairing our Construction Careers committee. Will was instrumental in the formation of our Jobs Portal…and is currently championing ways to move our Construction Careers initiatives forward with measurable results. He has been active in our Young Professionals group as well as our Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat builds. This year he is serving as our GBA President while also spearheading our workforce development initiatives.
Cynthia Blue, City of Greensboro received the 2020 Kavanagh Award for her ongoing commitment and support of affordable housing. Cyndi has worked with the City of Greensboro for the past 20 years. She is currently the Division Manager for Housing Services under the Neighborhood Development Department. Cyndi led the Storm Recovery Alliance team comprised of the City staff, local non-profits and developers to rebuild neighborhoods impacted by the tornado in east Greensboro in 2018. To date more than 55 homes have been repaired and 20 new homes built.
Tom Hall, Windsor Homes and Scott Allred, Precept Construction were recognized with the 2020 President’s Award for their contributions “over & beyond” in 2020, spearheading a membership drive resulting in 50 new Association members during a pandemic. Both are past presidents of our Association and continue to remain active members serving on our Board of Directors in state and national director roles.
Rich & Kathy Dumas, R & K Custom Homes were recognized with the 2020 Lewis Award for utilizing the most Association members in the construction of their Parade home, working with more than 40 Associate members.
Membership Recruiter of the Year
Tom Hall, Windsor Homes was recognized as the 2020 Membership Recruiter of the Year award for recruiting the most new members this past year.
Please join us in thanking each of these industry leaders for their dedication and commitment to our Association, industry and community.