BB&T Home Mortgage signs on as the Presenting Sponsor of the Annual HBA LightHouse Awards
The LightHouse Awards recognize home building excellence among Hilton Head Area Home Builder Association members
The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association (HBA) is pleased to announce BB&T Home Mortgage as the 2018 Presenting Sponsor of the annual LightHouse Awards. BB&T representatives met with HBA leaders over the summer months to confirm the company’s commitment and present the HBA with the official sponsorship check.
The LightHouse Awards were established in 1999 as an annual program specifically for members of the Home Builders Association to recognize quality craftsmanship and design excellence in the construction of homes throughout the Lowcountry. In 2015, the HBA added new categories in sales, marketing and design in order to include achievements by Associate and Builder Members alike.
From September 6-9, 2018 HBA staff and LightHouse Committee members welcomed twelve different Building Industry Professionals from all over South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to physically judge each entry; a practice rarely seen in this digital age. Recruited individuals typically consist of a mixture of Builder/Remodelers and Architect/Designers from similar markets.
Judges spend two full days traveling throughout the Lowcountry to score New Home, Full Remodel, Partial Remodel as well as Architect Design entries that have been divided into categories based on final cost of construction and square footage. Sometimes one category will start deep within Sea Pines Plantation, send them clear over to the Islands of Beaufort and round out in Palmetto Bluff. This process, although not always the most economic, is what gives the HBA’s awards program integrity and assures each participant receives a fair competition experience.
“This awards program has remained steadfast in its commitment to excellence and although ever evolving, it will remain hands-on because true craftsmanship cannot be judged by photos but must be felt and experienced in person.” Stated Meg James, Executive Officer of the HBA.
“The backing of BB&T Mortgage is essential to the success of the LightHouse Awards program,” stated HBA LightHouse Awards Committee Chairman Dan Monroe. During the check presentation Monroe thanked BB&T Home Mortgage associates for their support stating, “BB&T’s commitment to our local Building Industry Professionals and the community we all
serve, is a testament to the success of our awards program, the talent of our local builders, and the character of BB&T Home Mortgage.”
“The Lighthouse Awards is a celebration of the finest homes and homebuilders in the Low Country. Every year we are amazed at the quality and originality of the homes produced by the members of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association. We at BB&T Home Mortgage consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of this event,” stated Susan Goodridge, Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer of BB&T Home Mortgage who presented the sponsorship check to HBA leaders along with Mortgage Loan Officer, Leo Evangelista.
2018 LightHouse Award winners will be announced at the 19th Annual LightHouse Awards Gala on November 9 at The Sonesta Resort and Spa on Hilton Head Island. For more information visit www.hhahba.com or contact the HBA at (843)681-9240.