HBASC Announces Thomas N. Bagnal Builder Member and Associate of the Year Awards

Columbia – On Saturday, November 9 at the annual Celebration of Excellence the HBASC will award Berkley White, President of Classic Commercial, Inc. and Jon Statom of Palmetto Exterminators, Inc. the Thomas N. Bagnal Builder member of the Year and HBASC Associate of the Year awards, two of the most prestigious HBASC awards. Both awards are given to individuals who demonstrate the same qualities as the awards namesake, Thomas N. Bagnal. These qualities include: tireless service to their community, Home Builders Association (HBA) and to the home building industry.

Berkley White will be honored for his tireless dedication to the home building industry and the HBA. Berkley has been a member of the Horry-Georgetown HBA since 1997 and is a co-founder of Classic Commercial, Inc. with his mother Susan and is joined by his wife Kim. Berkley has served as President of his local association and on the Boards of both the Horry-Georgetown HBA and the HBASC and is a Certified Master Builder.  Classic Commercial, Inc. has been chosen as the area’s exclusive member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program.

According to many of his peers, Berkley is a highly regarded home builder and member of his community. Rose Anne O’Reilly, Executive Director of the Horry-Georgetown HBA calls him, “an asset to the entire industry and his community. Berkley exemplifies the title “Thomas N. Bagnal Builder Member of the Year” for his efforts as a builder, member of our association, community volunteer and friend.”

Jon Statom has been an ardent supporter of the home building industry and a member of the HBA of Greenville for more than 10 years. He serves on committees and on the Board of the HBA of Greenville and continues to give generously of his time and resources. Jon has been active in local Habitat for Humanity renovations and Chairs the HBA of Greenville Community Service Committee. Jon’s fervent support of the home building industry and the HBA is evident in his actions and support.

According to Michael Dey, Executive Vice President of the HBA of Greenville, “Jon Statom’s tenet, which he practices every day, is to work toward the benefit of our community, industry and association.”  Jon has quietly, but consistently served our association for more than a decade, and has become a valuable member of our association’s leadership team.”

The HBASC commends both men on their commitment to the home building industry and to their community.

About the Thomas N. Bagnal Builder Member of the Year Award

The Thomas N. Bagnal Builder member of the Year and HBASC Associate of the Year awards will be presented at the  Celebration of Excellence on Saturday, November 9 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. Tickets for this event are on sale now at the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. For more information, call 803-771-7408 or visit HBASC Events Calendar.

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