TBA expands board in 2015, creates Housing Hall of Fame

I. Reese Smith Jr., owner of Reese Smith Construction and co-owner of Builder Solutions, was installed as Tidewater Builders Association’s 2015 president on Dec. 10. He has been a TBA member since 2001 and was appointed to the board in 2007. He has been co-chair of the association’s Suffolk Municipal Affairs Committee and chair of the TBA Scholarship Selection Committee. A graduate of George Mason University, with an MBA from Old Dominion University, Smith has also been a member of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Board.

Joining Smith as 2015 TBA officers are:

Erin S. Widener, president of The Widener Corp., vice president;
James R. Ferber, president of Monarch Bank Real Estate Group, associate vice president;
Douglas C. Smith, vice president of Construction and Sales for Hearndon Construction, secretary; and
Timothy S. Culpepper, vice president of Robinson Development Group, treasurer,

New to the association’s board structure this year is the TBA Housing Hall of Fame, whose inductees — many of them past presidents and long-time board members – will have a voting seat on the board. They are:

Jeffrey W. Ainslie, Ainslie Group; Richard L. “Tuck” Bowie, Terry/Peterson Cos.; Ramon W. Breeden Jr., The Breeden Co.; William J. Fanney, retired; Paul J. Farrell, Rosewell Corp.; Scott M. Gandy, Kempsville Building Materials; Richard D. Guy, Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock; Larry R. Hill, L.R. Hill Custom Builders; Doyle E. Hull, retired; John W. “Chip” Iuliano III, ABT Custom Homes; Robert A. Lawson, The Lawson Cos.; Frederick J. Napolitano Sr., Pembroke Enterprises; Frederick J. Napolitano II, Napolitano Homes; John C. Napolitano, Napolitano Homes; Vincent A. Napolitano, Napolitano Homes; Michael D. Newsome, Clark Whitehill Enterprises; Richard E. Olivieri, Pembroke Enterprises; John H. Peterson Jr., Terry/Peterson Cos.; Stanley Waranch, Buxbaum & Waranch; Howard M. Weisberg, Clark Whitehill Enterprises; Wendell A.White, Bayside Building Corp.; Robert A. Widener, The Widener Corp.; Donald L. Williams; Alexander Builders; and Edward O. Yoder, C&F Mortgage.

The TBA Board’s elected builder directors are: James M. Arnhold, Home Associates of Virginia Inc.; C. Torrey Breeden, The Breeden Co.; Helen E. Dragas, Dragas Homes; Christopher J. Ettel, VB Homes; Taylor B. Grissom, Davenport Management Co.; Andrea M. Kilmer, ESG Enterprises; Basil O. Kotarides, Kotarides Builders; Cheryl P. McLeskey, McLeskey & Associates; Lana L. O’Meara, Designs of Distinction; Stephen B. Quick IV, Stephen Alexander Homes.

Elected associate directors include: Kenneth “Todd” Annis, 84 Lumber; Laura M. Arcand, TowneBank; Jeffrey L. Bruzessi, The Closet Factory; Sandra C. Canada, Canada & Associates; William “Toby” Harris, Movement Mortgage; Michael P. Healy, Superior Equipment Sales; Donald F. Knight II, Virginia Natural Gas; Jack H. Lane, Monarch Mortgage; D.J. “Jimmy” Rogers, Newtown Building Supplies; J. Van Rose Jr., Rose & Womble Realty; Timothy S. Smith, Smith & Keene Electric Service; and R. Steve Tinkham, Cox Communications.

Serving as National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Directors are: Del. William R. DeSteph Jr., Oceanside Building; Patrick L. Norton, Kempsville Building Materials; C. Ryan Rose, Christoper Kait Construction; and Bradley J. Waitzer, Signature Management Corp.

Serving as NAHB Alternate Directors are: John R. Barnes, Today Homes Inc. t/a omeHomes HoChesapeake Homes; Steven W. Bishard, Bishard Homes; Joseph N. Pushak, Bonded Builders Warranty; and Scott Strickland, Strickland Homes.

Serving as Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) Directors are: John W. Ainslie Jr., Ainslie Group; Robin Newhouse, Dominion Virginia Power; John C. Napolitano, Napolitano Homes; John Olivieri, Associated Development; Richard E. Olivieri, Pembroke Enterprises; and Aaron Van Dyke, Ryan Homes.

Tammy W. Davis, Kotarides Property Management, is serving as chair of the Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council. Kim S. Curtis, Tidewater Home Funding,and Emily A. Farley, Atlantic Bay Mortgage, are serving as co-chairs of the TBA Membership Committee. S.L. “Sam” Cohen is returning as Homearama Committee chair.

Also installed were John H. Wray, Appliance Enterprise, chair of the Building & Remodeling Industry Council; C. Grigsby Scifres, Williams Mullen, TBA general counsel; and Kirk B. Levy, Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy, associate general counsel.

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