SAN ANGELO, Texas – San Angelo Home Builder’s Association wins multiple awards at state level
The San Angelo Home Builder’s Association won multiple top awards from the Texas Association of Builders, going up against associations from Texas cities of all sizes at the recent Texas Housing Hall of Honor and Excellence in Leadership Dinner in Austin.
Taking home the Association Accomplishment of the Year award, the San Angelo Home Builder’s Association was acknowledged for its many contributions to Tom Green County during 2015 which include:
Raising $ 12,500 for Hospice of San Angelo with the Home & Garden Expo.
Creating a task force with the city of San Angelo and Planning and Development Services to reorganize operations in overcoming an $ 80,000 annual budget shortfall.
Partnering with the Texas Builders Foundation to raise over $ 300,000 in endowment donations for students who are working toward a construction trades certification or industry-related degree.
Kelly-Moore Paints was awarded Philanthropist of the Year.
“The main reason for nominating Kelly-Moore for (this honor) was their incredibly generous endowment donation to the Texas Builders Foundation for $ 125,000,” said HBA Executive Officer Kristen Oliver.
“Kelly-Moore’s donation in 2015 paved the way for other business and individual donations in the community,” Oliver said. “Contributions began pouring in to the foundation to establish many scholarship opportunities for students of the building industry for years to come.”
The endowment will go to fund scholarships for students interested in pursuing formal education in the building trades.
Michael Biggerstaff, president of Biggerstaff Homes, won the prestigious Developer of the Year award.
Working in the building industry for over 30 years, Biggerstaff recently was the first developer to incorporate gray water technology into his “Saddle Ridge” housing development.
“Serving on many local committees, boards, state and legislative groups, are just a few examples of Biggerstaff’s contributions to Tom Green County,” Oliver said.
In 2015 Biggerstaff:
Formed the task force to develop a new fee schedule for the City of San Angelo Planning and Development Services.
Headed a group to work with the Historical Society and Fort Concho to replicate a grand bandstand from the 1880s.
Donated the first endowment to the Texas Builders Foundation for $ 25,000 and raised over $ 200,000 in endowments from local individuals and businesses for the HBA.
“A man of great character and humility, Biggerstaff has mentored numerous HBA members, and plans to continue to work with the HBA and Texas Builders Foundation for many years to come,” Oliver said.
The Texas Housing Hall of Honor, a prestigious group within the Texas Association of Builders, celebrates men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the building industry.
The Texas Association of Builders is dedicated to creating a positive business environment for the housing industry by addressing the housing issues of the people of Texas.