News Release: 12/27/2017
Tidewater Builders Association installs new leaders for 2018
Scott Gandy was installed as Tidewater Builders Association’s 2018 president at a ceremony earlier this month at Founders Inn in Virginia Beach. Gandy is the trade association’s 60th president and the first associate member to hold the organization’s top elected position.
A Virginia Beach resident, Gandy started working at Kempsville Building Materials while still in high school and rose through the ranks to become co-owner in 1989. He became president of the building supply company in 1991 and has guided it through a number of transitions, all the while maintaining its status as one of the area’s leading building products suppliers. The company has more than 250 employees at eight locations in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
Gandy has been involved with TBA for more than three decades, serving as associate vice president for several terms, as well as chairing the Building Trades Academy Committee and participating on the membership, and home and garden show committees.
Joining Gandy as 2018 TBA officers are:
Patrick Reynolds, president of Ashby Development, vice president;
Les Ore, owner of Ore Builders, treasurer; and
Pat Norton, vice president of operations of Kempsville Building Materials, secretary.
The TBA Board’s elected builder directors are: Steve Bishard, Bishard Homes; Bob Deacon, Bishard Homes; Chris Ettel, VB Homes; Cody Hastings, Hasting Homes; Andrea Kilmer, The ESG Cos.; Basil Kotarides, Kotarides Builders; Lana O’Meara, Designs of Distinction; Tara Preston, Preston Homes Inc.; Stephen Quick IV, Stephen Alexander Homes; and Eric Shirey, Ryan Homes.
Elected associate directors include: Laurie Arcand, TowneBank; Jeff Bruzessi, Closet Factory; Sandy Canada, Sandra Canada; Kim Curtis, Tidewater Home Funding; Emily Farley, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group; Jim Ferber, TowneBank; Dianne Gordonn, Rose & Womble Realty; Connor McNulty, Movement Mortgage; Lisa Parker, Dragas Mortgage; Robbie Sampere, Builders First Source; Shirley Sasser, TowneBank Mortgage; and Steve Tinkham, Cox Communications.
Serving as National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) directors are: state Sen. Bill DeSteph Jr., Oceanside Building; Don Hauck, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Towne Realty; and Ryan Rose, Christopher Kait Construction Inc.
Serving as NAHB alternate directors are: John Barnes, Today Homes Inc. t/a omeHomes HoChesapeake Homes; and Jeff Tourault, Atlantic Foundations Inc.
Serving as Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) directors are: DeAndre Coke, Northwestern Mutual; Jocelyn Fetzer, Redi Carpet Sales of Virginia; Matt Froehler, J.M. Froehler Construction; Brad Furman, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Luke Kinser, Summit Construction Corp.; Robin Newhouse, Dominion Energy; Pat Norton, Kempsville Building Materials; John Olivieri, Associated Development and Management Corp.; Brenda Reid, Howard Hanna William E. Wood; Eric Shirey, Ryan Homes; Carl Shubert, Towne Development Corp.; and Paul Wallace, Wallace Brothers Homes.
Also installed were: Bonnie Casey, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, NextGen Committee chair; Adam Saich, BMR Investments, Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council chair; Grig Scifres, Williams Mullen, TBA general counsel; Fred Napolitano II, Napolitano Homes, Scholarship Foundation chair; and Michael Newsome, Clark Whitehill Enterprises, NAHB national area chair.
Joining TBA’s Hall of Fame is past president John Ainslie of Ainslie Group Inc. He is the 33rd member inducted into this prestigious group of TBA leaders.
Members honored for achievements in 2017
Outgoing TBA President Doug Smith presented the 2017 Member of the Year Award to three members whose service to the association was invaluable during his year in office.
Bob Widener of The Widener Corp. spent countless hours reviewing and analyzing Norfolk’s 804-page draft zoning ordinance, as well as leading the association’s Norfolk Municipal Affairs Committee.
Sam Cohen of Joey Corp. and Jeff Bruzzesi of Closet Factory stepped in at the 11th hour and partnered to build a home in the fall Homearama, after several other builders were unable to participate.