History of Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah
In June, 1955 Judge David Atkinson of the Superior Court of Chatham County signed the order which created the Home Builders Association of Savannah. The Association started with 27 Charter members and today stands strong with more than 485 members. Since its inception, the Association has had 6 Presidents including our current President, Mr. Matt Byrd.
The Association has grown tremendously during the past 65 years. We now have more than 15 committees and councils. We have a Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee in addition to an Engineers and Developers Council who works directly with City and County officials to help shape the way developing will take place in the future.
In recent years the HBA has had many exciting developments. In 1998 we developed our Effingham Chapter and a few years later we developed our Bryan County Chapter. It was at that point that we legally changed the name of the Association to the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah. In July of 2000 we moved into our brand new 4000 SF Office Building which houses our staff. The debt free building was built and paid for by the dedicated Members of our Association.
HBA of Greater Savannah Mission Statement
The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah (HBA) is a non-profit professional trade association that promotes home ownership and represents the concerns of the building industry of Chatham, Effingham, Bryan & Liberty counties.
The Association is dedicated to promoting the building industry through professionalism, community involvement, governmental affairs and member education.
"I have built so many friendships that have led to much business from the HBA. The generosity that this association gave to me and my family when we needed it means so much!
I feel like the relationships that you build in this organization are what you put into it. The old saying you reap what you sow is true.Build the trust and friendships and the business will come!
I can’t imagine how or where my business would be without the family and friends I have grown to love here. The Home Builders Association of Savannah is just awesome! So glad to be a part of it!"
Tracey Burdette, Renasant Bank
|2020||Robert Flanders||1998||C. A. Griffin||1976||James H. Snooks|
|2019||Matthew Johns||1997||Andrew J. Davis||1975||Fred Williams, Jr.|
|2018||Fred Bricketto||1996||Rande Duke||1974||Charles L. Burnsed|
|2017||Candler Wilson||1995||Jack Robertson||1973||M. O. Lee|
|2016||Candler Wilson||1994||Steve Hall||1972||Herbert R. Black|
|2015||Kevin Kirsch||1993||Dale M. Johnson||1971||Inman O. Sanders|
|2014||Mark Bouy||1992||Randall L. Davis||1970||W. James Smith|
|2013||Mark Bouy||1991||Jerry Konter||1969||Alvin L. Davis|
|2012||Mark Konter||1990||Linn C. Burnsed||1968||Thomas J. Beytagh|
|2011||Read Brennan||1989||Michael F. Ryan||1967||Bruce Remler|
|2010||Jerry C. Wardlaw||1988||Elliott B. Simmons||1966||Henry B. Waters|
|2009||Jim Walker||1987||Roy Moore||1965||Leroy Moore|
|2008||Matthew Young||1986||Stephen R. Thaggard, Jr.||1964||Troy A. Bouy|
|2007||Elizabeth Williams - Holley||1985||Stephen R. Thaggard, Jr.||1963||W. L. Merriman, Jr.|
|2006||Corde Wilson||1984||William Lattimore, Jr.||1962||John W. Ahern|
|2005||Jack Wardlaw||1983||James T. Turner, Jr.||1961||James M. Sullivan|
|2004||Stephen Remler||1982||Thomas J. Beytagh, Jr.||1960||Marshall Sturgess|
|2003||Lamar Smith||1981||James C. Wilson, Jr.||1959||Hugh Armstrong|
|2002||Fred T.Buck||1980||E. Craig Meyer||1958||Willard J. Teston|
|2001||Hector Lopez||1979||Preston Gilmore||1957||Cecil H. Mason|
|2000||William D. Fawcett||1978||Murray S. Marshall||1956||Cecil H. Mason|
|1999||Alan K. Emerick||1977||Charles M. Kilpatrick||1955||Clayton Powell|
Past Associate Vice Presidents
|2020||Carol Stone||2004||Andrea Powell|
|2019||Mandy Grubbs||2003||Jeff Morton|
|2018||Kyle Whitty||2002||Marty Daniel|
|2017||Terri Sherman||2001||Beth Darieng|
|2016||Tracey Burdette||2000||Bruce Peyton|
|2015||Janet Atwood Melton||1999||Mark Neville|
|2013||Byron Loomis - Served 15 months||1998||Karen Martin|
|2012||Tracey Burdette||1997||Deirdre Dowis|
|2011||Byron Loomis||1996||Pat Evans|
|2010||Byron Loomis||1995||Cindy Roberts|
|2009||John Bremer||1994||John Donnelly|
|2008||Ted Jones||1993||Linda Lee|
|2007||Ted Jones||1992||John Bremer|
|2006||Terri Sherman||1991||Ann Carroll|
|2005||Paula Mobley||1990||Woody Woodward|
Past Hall of Fame Recipients
|2019||Mr. Fred T. Buck||2004||Mr. Billy Herrin|
|2015||Mr. Lamar Smith||2004||Mr. Jerry Konter|
|2012||Mrs. Beth Williams - Holley||2003||Mr. Stephen Thaggard|
|2011||Mrs. Paula Mobley||2003||Mr. Bill Efird|
|2010||Mr. Harry Haslam||2002||Mr. James C. Wilson, Jr.|
|2009||Mr. Walter Corish||2001||Mr. Alvin L. Davis|
|2008||Mr. Edwin J. Feiler||2001||Mr. Bruce Remelr|
|2007||Mr. Jack Wardlaw||2001||Mr. E. Craig Meyer|
|2007||Mr. Jerry C. Wardlaw||2001||Mr. Preston Gilmore|
|2007||Mr. Murray Marshall||2000||Mr. Michael F. Ryan|
|2007||Mr. Steven H. Hall||1999||Mr. Troy Bouy|
|2007||Ms. Ann G. Carroll||1999||Mr. Bill Shearouse|
|2005||Mr. Fred Williams, Jr.||1999||Mr. Dale Johnson|
|2005||Mr. Louis C. Young, Jr.||1998||Mr. Frank Cullum|
|2005||Mr. Woodrow Dykes||1998||Mr. Clayton Powell|
|2004||Mr. Tom Beytagh||1998||Mr. Leroy Moore|