Associate Award Winners and Nominees


Associate of the Year The NAHB Associate of the Year and Society of Honored Associates Awards recognize Associate members who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding contributions to the home building industry on the local, state and national levels.

Helmut Mundt, Program Administrator, HBA Builders Risk; New Orleans, LA

Helmut Mundt
HBA Builders Risk
Program Administrator
New Orleans, LA

Paula Badalamente, President, IMAGIO; Sterling Heights, MI

Paula Badalamente
Sterling Heights, MI

Ian Beaton, Director of Business Development, Labor Masters; Fargo, ND

Ian Beaton
Labor Masters
Director of Business Development
Fargo, ND

Michael Borodinsky, Vice President Builder Branch Manager, Caliber Home Loans; Edison, NJ

Michael Borodinsky
Caliber Home Loans
Vice President Builder Branch Manager
Edison, NJ

William Daffron, Residential and Commercial Account Manager, Alabama Power Company; Northport, AL

William "Joe" Daffron
Alabama Power Company
Residential and Commercial Account Manager
Northport, AL

Judy Dinelle, Brand Ambassador, 84 Lumber; Asheville, NC

Judy Dinelle
84 Lumber
Building Ambassador
Asheville, NC

Qadra Evans, Director of Industry Relations in New Construction, Zillow Inc.; Denver, CO

Qadra Evans
Zillow, Inc.
Director, Industry Relations, New Construction
Denver, CO

Alma Jacobs

Alma Jacobs, CMP, MIRM, CAPS
Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
Carolina’s Builder Relationship Manager
Charlotte, NC

Pam Lassen, Owner, Becker Lassen Insurance; Topeka, KS

Pam Lassen
Becker Lassen Insurance
Topeka, KS

Candice Menke, Mortgage Loan Originator, Black Hills Federal Credit Union; Sioux Falls, SD

Candice Menke
Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Mortgage Loan Originator
Sioux Falls, SD

Gaye Orr, President, Coldwell Banker Advantage New Homes; Raleigh, NC

Gaye Orr
Coldwell Banker Advantage New Homes
Raleigh, NC

Jason Staats, Partner, Rollins Cleavenger & Rollins; Charleston, WV

Jason Staats
Rollins, Cleavenger & Rollins
Charleston, WV

Lisa Stewart, Account Executive, Southern Title; Palm Coast, FL

Lisa Stewart
Southern Title
Account Executive
Palm Coast, FL

Associate Advocate of BUILD-PAC Award This award recognizes an outstanding Associate member who ardently supports and is dedicated to BUILD-PAC. The ideal candidate is someone who works to raise BUILD-PAC dollars through peer-to-peer methods and also goes above and beyond to help out on fundraising and educational events.

William "Billy" Ray, President, Houzit Construction and Remodeling LLC; Elgin, SC

William "Billy" Ray
Houzit Construction and Remodeling LLC
Elgin, SC

Will Infantine, NH BUILD-PAC Chair & Trustee, NH Home Builders Association; Concord, NH

Will Infantine
NH Home Builders Association
NH BUILD PAC Chair and Trustee
Concord, NH

Helmut Mundt, Program Administrator, HBA Builders Risk; New Orleans, LA

Helmut Mundt
HBA Builders Risk
Account Executive
Mandeville, LA

Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM) Award This awards is bestowed on one builder (or one local entity) who best exemplifies the motto, “It’s good business to do business with a member.” This award encourages builders to use the goods and services offered by Associates. It recognizes the builder who best exemplifies this important teamwork.

Eugene Graf IV, Owner/Manager, EG Construction LLC; Bozeman, MT

Eugene "Eugen" Graf IV
EG Constructions, LLC
Bozeman, MT

Tom Anhut, President, Waterstone Partners LLC; Cary, NC

Tom Anhut
Waterstone Partners, LLC
Cary, NC

Jim Chapman, President, Jim Chapman Communities; Atlanta, GA

James "Jim" Chapman
Jim Chapman Communities
Atlanta, GA

Julie DuPree, Owner, DuPree Homes; Knoxville, TN

Julie DuPree
DuPree Homes
Knoxville, TN

Tim Ruth, Co-Owner, McCreedy-Ruth Construction LLC; Riverside, IA

Tim Ruth
McCreedy-Ruth Construction LLC
Riverside, IA

Kevin Woodward, Owner, HarWood Homeworks LLC; Naples, FL

Kevin Woodward
HarWood Homeworks, LLC
Naples, FL