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By Bryce Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of HBA of F-M
The HBA of F-M is a diverse volunteer-driven trade organization serving the homebuilding industry made up of over 900 Builder, Associate and Affiliate members. Last month, our top volunteers were honored!
Builder and Associate Volunteer of the Year are the most prestigious awards a member can receive in recognition of their efforts to support the Association and their community. These members are nominated by their industry peers and judged by a committee of past award winners and current HBA staff. Congratulations to:
Builder Volunteer of the Year winner
Serving as HBA president this year, Dustin has gone above and beyond in taking action to engage emerging professionals in the homebuilding industry. He helped establish the Future Leaders and Entrepreneurs Exchange, a group dedicated to serving the needs of the next generation of HBA leaders. The group’s goal is to further professional development, networking and knowledge of the building industry. He also worked with HBA student chapters to prepare them to compete at the International Builders Show in Orlando.
Associate Volunteer of the Year Winner
All while running her own business, Monica has served as a long-time Parade of Homes Committee leader. She has helped the HBA navigate many different changes, from awards to event date adjustments, to upgrades in Parade technology. Monica is focused on workforce solutions, serving as this year’s Home Builders Care Foundation president. She volunteers at many events like career fairs, school visits, the Health, Tech and Trades Career Expo and more. Monica was also involved in the HBA’s annual Holiday Drive, gathering donations for residents at the Dakota Boys and Girl Ranch.
The HBA of F-M also presents an award annually to a member working to further community outreach and charitable efforts through its Foundation, Home Builders Care. Congratulations to:
Home Builders Care Volunteer of the Year winner
This year, Sylvia was a key player in remodeling our local Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch youth home. It’s a place dedicated to helping troubled kids by providing guidance to help them become their best selves. She donated her time and resources to the project alongside many Home Builders Care volunteers. They remodeled the basement family room, kitchen and living room of this impactful youth home. Sylvia has a passion for promoting workforce development and inspired young kids by being a judge at the Lego Homebuilding Competition at the Home & Garden Show. She is also active in the local schools to provide internships and job shadowing for students interested in interior design.
Bryce Johnson has been with the HBA of F-M for 25 years, serving as its executive office over the past 19 years.
HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF FM
The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead promotes an environment in which members and their businesses can prosper.