Home Builders Association of the UP wins 2 Awards

North Central UP

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – HBA of the Upper Peninsula was awarded Best Educational Program for the Architects, Builders and Contractors program and Best Community Service Project for their Project Jade program with an Award of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

“It is truly an honor for the hard work and professionalism of the HBA members involved to be recognized with this Association Excellence Award,” said Sarah Foster, Executive Officer of the HBA of the UP. “Project Jade could not have happened without the support of these businesses and individuals in the community. It really is a team project. 41 Lumber, Signs Now, and Hall Contracting are the 3 main companies doing the work behind the scenes for each sign and Jennifer Bleckiner is the professional behind the boards customizing them for each school. Neily Collick, Jade’s mother, is the person with the idea to put these signs here in the UP – so now it is representing special needs kids everywhere.”

“The Architects, Builders and Contractors Forum happens every January and is an all day event providing continuing education all day to HBA members for very little cost,” said Foster. “It is paid for completely by sponsors and provides them with the credits they need to keep their licenses renewed. We are very proud of this program and look forward to find new topics to add every year.”

The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program that recognizes outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ association and executive offices in the field of association management. EOC membership is made up of staff executives that direct over 650 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ association.

“The best of the programs and services local and state HBAs offer our members across our Federation are embodied in the AEA submissions,” said Brian Miller, EOC President and Executive Vice President of the BIA of Northern Kentucky.

“The award winners not only are deserving of the recognition given to their efforts but share their experiences across the NAHB Federation. One of the strongest attributes within the EOC is our ability and willingness to share our efforts and results as professional association managers with our counterparts across the nation. These professionals and their HBAs should be held in high regard given their accomplishments and rightful recognition,” Miller said.

The winning entries will be added to the NAHB website, so that other executives and associations across the country can access and learn from them in order to provide better service to their own members and community.

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