Join us in congratulating our 2021 Annual Award recipients. The following individuals and organizations were recognized for their contributions to the Association, the building industry and community as part of the Greensboro Builders Association’s annual meeting on March 17, 2022.
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-five years ago. This award recognizes continuous, outstanding contributions to the Builders Association and the community at large over an extended period of time.
Gary Silverstein, Silverstein Construction was awarded the 2021 Eugene Gulledge Award. Gary has been involved in the building industry for more than 30 years. He was a founding member and chairman of the Triad Green Building Council; an active member of the Housing Foundation and community service committee; has participated as a builder team leader in every Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat build since its inception in 2003. Gary recently served as the volunteer chairman of Community Housing Solutions. Gary provides his expertise and resources throughout the Association, industry and community.
Builder Member of the Year
Van Smith, Tradition Homes was awarded the 2021 Builder Member of the Year Award. Van has been involved in the Association for the past 15 years serving in a variety of leadership roles. He has chaired our Builders Council while serving on the GBA Board of Directors the past seven years. Van currently serves as a NCHBA State Director as well as an active TREBIC member. Van has also participated as a builder team member in our Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat builds.
Associate Member of the Year
Tim Marion, Marion Tile & Flooring was awarded the 2021 Associate Member of the Year Award. Tim has been involved in the Association for more than 25 years. He has been an active member within our Remodelers Council and participated in the annual Tour of Remodeled Homes for many years. Over the past two years, Tim has chaired our Remodelers Council, while also serving on the GBA Board of Directors and Membership Advisory Team.
Jim Sandnop was awarded the 2021 Kavanagh Award for his long-standing commitment and support of affordable housing. Jim recently retired as construction manager with Community Housing Solutions, a position he has held for the past ten years. As a licensed general contractor with a tremendous heart for helping others, Jim has led hurricane and disaster relief trips across the country for years, as well as numerous community service projects locally focused on affordable housing needs, both new construction and renovations.
Rich & Kathy Dumas, R & K Custom Homes received the 2021 Lewis Award for utilizing the most Association members in the construction of their Parade home, working with more than 40 Associate members.