GAHBA Names Annual Award Winners, Installs Officers

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) held its 2019 Installation and Awards Program on Thursday, January 17, at the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by the installation ceremony. During the event, the GAHBA’s 2019 executive officers and board members were sworn in, and award winners for 2018 were recognized.

The GAHBA’s 2018 award winners are:

Builder of the Year: Chris Knight of Knight Homes

Associate of the Year: Carl Valenzano of The Erosion Company (TEC)

Lewis Cenker Award: Rob Myers of Colonnade Enterprises

Presidential Award: Steve Goodsell of S.A. Goodsell Development and Donna Mathis of Haven Design Works

Council Chairman of the Year: Rose Humphrey of Knock

Chapter President of the Year: Stokely Weinberg of Stokesman Luxury Homes

Spike Award: Vince Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Builders

Atlanta-area builder Vince Longo took the oath of office that night to become 2019 President of the GAHBA. He started his company, Vincent Longo Custom Builders, in 2000 and has been an active member of the GAHBA since 2007. In his speech delivered at the installation, Longo outlined his plans for the upcoming year, including increasing engagement among members.

“I am honored to serve as 2019 President and tremendously humbled to be an ambassador for this great association,” Longo said. “I feel like we are all family here. That spirit of inclusion is found in all areas of the association from the board room to the class room to the chapters and to the streets of this huge city. This is it, this is the spirit of the GAHBA – to engage everyone we come into contact with through the association to make them feel the home we all feel.”