by Jennifer Sierra
On December 15, 2015 in Erlanger, Kentucky, The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky presented its annual awards at a ceremony held at the Holiday Inn Airport. “We are very proud of our award winners,” said Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. “This year’s winners helped to drive the association and industry forward in 2015. Some of them have been engaged in actively supporting our industry for over 20 years. We feel truly blessed that they are a part of our organization and lucky to have them,” he concluded.
Donald M. Wiedeman Lifetime Achievement Award – Mike Kegley; The B.O.L.D. Company
2015 President Tom Spille, Spille Builders and Developers (left), presented Mike Kegley, The B.O.L.D. Company (right) with the Donald M. Wiedeman Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was presented to Mr. Kegley for his years of service to the construction industry. Highlights of Mr. Kegley’s achievements include, President, Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky, President, Home Builders Association of Kentucky, National Area Chairman, National Association of Home Builders. Mr. Kegley provided testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business related to 1099 tax reporting issues.
Builder of the Year, Jim Cutter; Cutter Construction
Jason Yeager, 2014 President, Ashley Construction (right), presents the 2015 Builder of the Year Award to Jim Cutter, Cutter Construction (left). Mr. Cutter was recognized for taking on the challenge to build four homes in a short time in order for HomeFest Manhattan Harbour to be brought to reality.
Associate of the Year, JoEllen Thomspon; Star Building Materials
Brian Jones, C.K. Ash Insurance, 2015 Associate President (left), presents the 2015 Associate of the Year Award to JoEllen Thompson, Star Building Materials (right). Ms. Thompson received the award in recognition for her leadership in establishing and growing the masonry program that is a part of the Enzweiler Building Institute that is housed at the Home Builders Association’s headquarters in Erlanger.
Janis Beard Membership Award, Diana DeVore; Guardian Savings Bank
The winner of this award is Diana DeVore, Guardian Savings Bank (right). The award was presented by Janis Beard (left) and 2016 HBA President Tom Spille, Spille Builders and Developers (center). Ms. DeVore has dedicated two decades working on membership, retention, ambassadors and other committees throughout the association. Her focus for twenty years has been on the association’s membership; growing and fostering members in our industry.