TBA installs 2017 officers, board

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December 28, 2016

Tidewater Builders Association
installs new leaders for 2017

Douglas C. Smith was installed as Tidewater Builders Association’s 2017 president at a ceremony Dec. 6 at Founders Inn in Virginia Beach.  Smith is the trade association’s 59th president.

A Chesapeake native and graduate of Virginia Tech, Smith is vice president of construction and sales for Hearndon Construction, a home building and development company founded in 1975 by his father, Carroll Smith, and the late William J. Hearring.  Smith has a master’s degree from George Washington University and served in the Army National Guard until 1996.
In addition to his long-time involvement with TBA, Smith, a former teacher,  has been active with the Economic Development Association of Chesapeake, the Chesapeake Public Schools Education Foundation, the Hampton Roads Realtors Association and the Chesapeake Sports Club.
Joining Smith as 2017 TBA officers are:
Scott Gandy, president of Kempsville Building Materials, vice president;
Patrick Reynolds, president of Ashby Development L.L.C., treasurer; and
Les Ore, owner of Ore Builders L.L.C., secretary.
Joining TBA’s Hall of Fame are past presidents Sam Cohen of Joey Corp., Bill Halprin of S.L. Nusbaum Realty, Pete A. Kotarides of Kotarides Builders, John Olivieri of Associated Development  and Ed Sadler of Sadler Building Corp.
The TBA Board’s elected builder directors are: Jackson Andrews, Jackson Andrews Building and Design; Steve Bishard, Bishard Homes; Chris Ettel, VB Homes; Andrea Kilmer, ESG Enterprises; Basil  Kotarides, Kotarides Builders;  Jeff Kroll, Kroll Enterprises; Cheryl McLeskey, McLeskey & Associates; Lana O’Meara, Designs of Distinction;  Stephen Quick IV, Stephen Alexander Homes; and Rick Savino Jr., Kirbor Homes.
Elected associate directors include: Laurie Arcand, TowneBank; Jeff. Bruzessi, The Closet Factory; Sandy Canada, Canada & Associates; Kim Curtis, Tidewater Home Funding; Emily Farley, Atlantic Bay Mortgage; Jim Ferber, TowneBank;  Toby Harris, Movement Mortgage;  Donald Knight, Virginia Natural Gas; Jack Lane, TowneBank Mortgage; Lisa Parker, Dragas Mortgage; Van Rose, Rose & Womble Realty; and Steve Tinkham, Cox Communications.
Serving as National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) directors are: state Sen. Bill DeSteph, Oceanside Building; Jim Ferber, TowneBank; and  Ryan Rose, Christopher Kait Construction.
Serving as NAHB Alternate directors are: John Barnes, Today Homes Inc. t/a omeHomes HoChesapeake Homes; Joe Pushak, Bonded Builders Warranty Group; and Scott Strickland, Strickland Homes.
Serving as Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) Directors are: DeAndre Coke, Northwestern Mutual;  Matt Froehler, J.M. Froehler Construction; Scott Gandy, Kempsville Building Materials; Donald Knight, Virginia Natural Gas,  Robin Newhouse, Dominion Virginia Power; Pat Norton, Kempsville Building Materials; John Olivieri, Associated Development; Les Ore, Ore Builders; Patrick Reynolds, Ashby Development; Brenda Reid, Howard Hanna/William E. Wood; Carl Shubert, Towne Development; and Aaron VanDyke, Ryan Homes.  John W. Ainslie Jr., Ainslie Group, serves as HBAV Region VIII vice president.

Also installed were: Adam Saich, BMR Investments, chair of the Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council; Claudia Monahan, The Closet Factory, chair of the Building & Remodeling Industry Council; C. Grigsby Scifres, Williams Mullen, TBA general counsel; Kirk B. Levy, Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy, associate general counsel; Fred Napolitano II, Scholarship Foundation chair; and Michael D. Newsome, NAHB national area chair.
Member honored for achievements in 2016
Outgoing TBA President Erin Widener presented the 2016 Member of the Year Award to Greg Harrell of Kempsville Building Materials.  In announcing the recipient of the annual award, which recognizes a company or individual for outstanding contributions, Widener applauded Harrell’s and Kempsville Building Materials’ generous support of the association’s Cornerstone Foundation, as well as their membership recruitment efforts.
Channing Pfeiffer
cpfeiffer@tbaonline.org, (757) 420-2434 x250