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New HBASE Hall Of Fame Inductees

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire (HBASE) recently inducted three of its members into the HBASE Hall of Fame. This highest honor was bestowed upon these talented people and those accepting the honor of their behalf on December 13 at the HBASE Annual Holiday Gala.

Duane Bickett, Bickett’s Construction

  • Since serving on the HBASE Board of Directors since 1987, he’s been Vice-President, President, Treasurer and Remodeling Council Chair
  • Past recipient of the HBASE Builder of the Year Award, Remodeling Council Member of the Year Award, State & Local Spike of the Year Award, Sioux Falls Presidential Recognition Award, Home Show Booth Award, Parade of Homes Award
  • Chaired the following HBASE committees Public Relations, Retention, Home Show, Realtor Relations, Nominating, Executive, Personnel, Repair Affair, Membership
  • Served on the SDHBA Board of Directors since 1995 and also was President in 2000 and 2001all while helping  establish the Aberdeen, Pierre, Yankton and Mitchell HBA chapters
  • At the national level, he is a Life National Director, has chaired the Membership Committee and was the SD state representative from 2006 to 2012; also served as the National Area Chairman from 2012 through 2014

Don Dunham, Jr., Dunham Companies

  • Founded Dunham Companies in 1975, joined the HBASE in 1984
  • Impressive impact on both residential and commercial development in Sioux Falls over many years ranging from the outskirts of town to downtown
  • Developed multiple residential neighborhoods through Sioux Falls including Silver Valley, Golden Valley, Platinum Valley, Diamond Valley, Granite Valley and others
  • Downtown Commerce Center, multiple townhouse projects including the executive condos at 37th and Kiwanis
  • Active in the American Cancer Society, Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Sioux Falls

Kim Hefner-Hines, H & H Design Consultants

  • Joined HBASE in 1984 and has since chaired committees for Membership, Parade of Homes, Finance, Ambassadors and Associates
  • Served on HBASE Board of Directors since 1999 while  holding office of HBASE Treasurer from 2001 to 2004 and 2006 to 2011
  • HBASE project involvement over the years includes House in a Day, Product Show volunteer, Home Show volunteer, Parade volunteer, Clay Shoot volunteer, PAC Golf volunteer, Ambassador Club, Ronald McDonald House, Home Builders Care Foundation Charity Home 
  • Currently holds the most Spike credits (membership recruitment) in the HBASE with 620.5 points
  • Active at the state and national level as well while serving on SDHBA Executive Board and various NAHB committees

Courtesy: Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire

Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire Announces 2013 Industry Awards

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire (HBASE) is pleased to announce the 2013 Building Industry Award Winners.

“These awards highlight our top members in 2013 and are the most coveted honor a member of HBASE can receive,” said Kevin Zomermaand, 2013 President of HBASE.

HBASE Builder Member of the Year --- Culley Lebert, Lebert Construction
The HBASE is proud to present the 2013 Builder Member of the Year award to Culley Lebert, Lebert Construction. Culley has been an HBASE member since 2001 and will serve as the association’s President in 2015. He has served on a variety of committees and especially involved with Repair Affair while serving as both the committee chair twice and a project team leader many times. He worked on the Make-A-Wish project in 2012 and assisted at the Care Foundation Charity Home in 2013. Culley will serve as the chair of the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2014.

HBASE Associate Member of the Year --- Tim Forsch, MidAmerican Energy
The HBASE is proud to present the 2013 Associate Member of the Year award to Tim Forsch, MidAmerican Energy. Tim serves on the HBASE Board of Directors in addition to the following committees: Associates, Home Show Task Force and Parade of Homes. He will serve as the Co-Chair of the 2015 Home Show Committee. Tim has volunteered for such HBASE events as the Home Show, Parade of Homes, Dream Home Tour and Repair Affair.

Volunteers of the Year Award Winners --- Michele Rislov, First Bank & Trust
The Volunteer of the Year Award Winner for 2013 is Michele Rislov, First Bank & Trust for her high levels of commitment and dedication to the HBASE. In addition to her serving on the HBASE Board of Directors, Michele is also the current Treasurer for the association. When a volunteer is needed for any HBASE function, Michele is always the first person to step up to help out, whether it’s at the Home Show, Repair Affair, Dream Home Tour or a variety of other events such as the monthly HBASE membership meetings.

Remodeling Council Member of the Year --- Justin Eimers, Glass Doctor
The Remodeling Council of the Sioux Empire is proud to present the 2013 Remodeling Council Member of the Year award to Justin Eimers, Glass Doctor. He has played an active role on the Remodeling Council since joining in 2008. Justin’s Remodeling Council and all around membership efforts at the HBASE are greatly appreciated.

Courtesy: Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire


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