The Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga celebrated its Annual Membership and Installation Dinner on Saturday at The Westin in downtown Chattanooga. More than 220 people attended the event that recognized member volunteer achievements and installed its 2018 executive committee officers and board of directors.
Executive Committee officers for 2018 include President Jay Bell, Bell Home Builders; Vice President Gabe Thomas, Collier Construction; Treasurer Jordan Cornelison, P&C Construction; Karl Sodergren, Sodergren Land Company and First Commerce; Immediate Past President Mike Croxall, Croxall Construction; and Association Council President Clay Cochran, Jody Millard Pest Control.
Several HBAGC members were recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the association, industry and community, including:
Rookie of the Year
Kelly Elmore, Mark Hite Team, Keller Williams Realty
Doc & Tracy Denton, Better Homes & Gardens, Signature Brokers
Associate of the Year
Karen Flores, SmartBank
Ralph Chumley Service Award
Marty Hilliard, Home & Lawn Care Services
Builder of the Year
Jay Bell, Bell Home Builders
Developer of the Year
Barry Payne, Barry Payne Development
Presidential Award: Peaches Searles, American Rooter & Portables
Presidential Award: Jordan Cornelison, P&C Construction
Presidential Award: Dale Mabee, Urban Renaissance Group
Dr. Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County Superintendent of Schools, was the keynote speaker.