FHBA AWARDS
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What Is An FHBA Award?

FHBA awards advance the purposes of the Association by recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of industry leaders. Award recipients exemplify the best in industry standards for excellence in design and marketing.

Any member or non-member of FHBA may be nominated for any award depending upon the award criteria and the qualifications. No member of an Awards Committee may receive an award during their term of office. In addition to an annual financial review, the Executive Director and the Board of Directors shall review the nature and purpose of all awards on a five-year cycle or more frequently as needed.

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HOF-Logo-GoldThe primary mission of the Florida Housing Hall of Fame is to honor men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to housing in Florida, the building industry, and the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA).  A secondary purpose is to promote a positive image of Florida’s building industry to the general public through increased awareness and education.

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2017 Award Recipient – William “Bill” Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Award Recipient – Mike Rahn

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 Award Recipient – Len Tylka

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominees for induction into the Florida Housing Hall of Fame are selected from (4) categories:

    1. Builder/Developer
    2. Trades Professionals and Suppliers
    3. Government
    4. Industry-allied Professionals (all others involved in the building industry; including but not limited to lenders, architects, engineers, land planners, manufactures, educators, media personnel, trade association staff)

Potential nominees are collected from various sources:

    1. Local Home Builders Associations
    2. Hall of Fame Governors and Members (with approval of local HBA, if applicable)
    3. Members (with approval of local HBA, if applicable)

All applications should be submitted electronically through the local Home Builders Association corresponding to the applicant’s residence.

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The Builder of the Year Award recognizes a leader in the industry who continuously exhibits best practices, phenomenal leadership qualities, and expertise in the field. Builders of the Year are selected annually by the FHBA Past Second Vice Presidents’ Council and announced at the Fall Leadership Conference.

2017 Award Recipient – Ronnie Kirchman

All applications should be submitted electronically through the local Home Builders Association corresponding to the applicant’s residence.

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The Associate of the Year Award encourages expertise in the industry and outstanding leadership qualities. Associates of the Year are selected annually by the FHBA Past Presidents Council and announced at the Fall Leadership Conference.

2017 Award Recipient – Kimberly Mackey

All applications should be submitted electronically through the local Home Builders Association corresponding to the applicant’s residence.

 

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The Stephen D. Gidus Remodeler of the Year Award recognizes a certified industry professional who exhibits best practices, expertise, and exceptional leadership qualities as a Florida remodeler.  Remodelers of the Year are selected annually by past winners and presented at the Fall Leadership Conference.

All applications should be submitted electronically through the local Home Builders Association corresponding to the applicant’s residence.

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Eagle Awards are presented annually by the FHBA President for exemplary service for enhancing the building industry’s business environment and announced at the Fall Leadership Conference.

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The Dick Baker Award is named in the honor of the Northeast Florida BA Past President who demonstrated incredible courage and a fighting spirit while suffering from the disease that claimed his life. The Award recognizes individuals who showed the same remarkable resolve in dealing with life’s adversities. The award is selected by the FHBA President and CEO/Chief Lobbyist and is announced at the Fall Leadership Conference.

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The Paul Joyal Pinnacle Builder of the Year Award was established by George Cooper and named after Paul Joyal, a Melbourne home builder and member of the Florida Housing Hall of Fame, who has consistently done business exclusively with members through his 30+ year career.

The Paul Joyal Pinnacle Builder of the Year Award is presented to a member for doing a high percentage of business with FHBA members. The honor is sponsored by and selected by FHBA’s Associate Members/Trades Council and is announced at the Fall Leadership Conference.

2017 Award Recipient – Bob Miller 

 

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The Mike Davis Affordable Housing Award was created, and approved by the Executive Committee during the 2011 SEBC, to honor a state or local government official who has championed the cause of affordable housing. The award is selected by the FHBA Senior Officers, the Governmental Affairs Committee Chair and the CEO/Chief Lobbyist and is announced during the Fall Leadership Conference.

2016-latvala-headshot 2016 Award Recipient – Sen. Jack Latvala

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The award honors a woman who is: active in the Home Builders Association and the building industry; a positive role model for other women in the industry; a leader in their company and at their local HBA; a “take-charge” woman with innovative ideas who is willing to share and mentor with others to make a difference in their industry and/or local HBA; a proven leader outside the HBA that draws positive attention to the HBA; respected inside and outside the HBA; and the personification of positive values. Award recipients are selected by an FHBA Senior Officer, a Local HBA Executive Officer and the SEBC Committee Chair and Vice Chair. The award winner is announced during the Fall Leadership Conference.

2017 Award Recipient – Kathy McDaniel

All applications should be submitted electronically through the local Home Builders Association corresponding to the applicant’s residence.

 

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The Champion of Housing Award is presented to a legislator who has shown exemplary service for enhancing the building industry in Florida.

2016 Award Recipient – Sen. Travis Hutson

2016 Award Recipient – Rep. Matt Caldwell

2015 Award Recipient – Rep. Dan Eagle

The Robert & Amy Harper Award recognizes an individual who gives unselfishly of their time and talent to the Future Builders of America (FBA) program, exemplifying the generosity of Robert and Amy Harper. The award recipient is selected by the FBA Foundation and the award is presented at the Fall Leadership Conference.

2017 Award Recipient – Rick Ilmberger

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