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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Canada and McLeskey honored among Class of 2015 “Influential Women of Virginia”

Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced the Class of 2015 of “Influential Women of Virginia.” Among those receiving honors are Sandy Canada, Canada & Associates and Cheryl McLeskey, McLeskey & Associates LLC. Click here to read more.

VRLTA/Fair Housing Review, April 14

Annual Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act/

Fair Housing Review is April 14

Stay on top of your legal game and in the loop on any legislative changes by attending the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act/Fair Housing Review Tuesday, April 14, presented by Tidewater Builders Association’s Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council.

John G. “Chip” Dicks III of FutureLaw L.L.C. brings his vast knowledge of the topic to this all-day discussion of landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities, plus a review of fair housing law. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Founders Inn, 5641 Indian River Road in Virginia Beach.

Dicks has extensive expertise in the field of landlord/tenant and fair housing laws. Anyone involved in property management – from owners and leasing agents to maintenance superintendents and office staff – will benefit from this full-day, comprehensive program.

Dicks will cover current issues on the fair housing front, such as the hot regulatory issues, accessibility, etc. Each participant will take home a 340-page bound handbook that includes recent General Assembly updates, as well as a current copy of the Virginia Residential Landlord/Tenant Act, the Fair Housing Act and the Service Members Civil Relief Act. The seminar is certified by the Virginia Real Estate Board for continuing education credit and participants also will earn 25 Registered in Apartment Management (RAM) credits.

The seminar costs $95 for Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council members and $135 for nonmembers, and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. For more information or to register, contact Joyce Hearn at 305-9047 or
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Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show, March 6-8

MID-ATLANTIC HOME & GARDEN SHOW

10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. DAILY

MARCH 6, 7 & 8

VIRGINIA BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

The 30th annual Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden show will feature exhibitors presenting the latest trends in home improvement, outdoor living, landscaping and innovative home products.

· Celebrity Guests – Taniya Nayak, designer/HGTV (March 7, March 8); Paul James, gardening expert/HGTV (March 6, March 7, March 8); Ellie Krieger, chef and author/Food Network (March 8).

· Special Events – Craft Beer Tasting, Coffee University, Dreaming of Design Challenge, Outdoor Living Paradise Giveaway, Healthy Eating Challenge.

· Seven full-sale, beautifully designed outdoor living landscapes

· Taniya Nayak – Sponsored by B&T Kitchens & Baths. Taniya Nayak is one of the nation’s foremost interior designers. She became a household name as a design expert on HGTV and Food Network. From design to sell, Taniya’s million-watt smile and limitless creativity make her a well-known and popular designer.

· Paul James – Sponsored by K&D Round’s Landscape Services. Paul James, host of “Gardening by the Yard,” admits there was a time when he hated gardening. This dislike stemmed from digging Bermuda grass out of his father’s vegetable garden in the middle of August. Paul is available to discuss gardening concerns in K&D Round’s Landscape Services’ exhibit in Garden G.

· Beer Tasting Event – Sponsored by Bud’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Sample eight locally brewed craft beers from 1 to 5 p.m. daily during the show. Photo is required for proof of age. Smartmouth Brewing Company, O’Connor’s Brewing Company, Back Bay Brewing Company and Young Veteran’s Brewing Company are participating.

· Coffee University – Sponsored by Keurig/Green Mountain. Keurig is bringing an international flair to the show. The sensory professionals from Keurig will be on hand to talk about how coffee is grown, roasted and ground. They will offer samples of coffee from all over the world. As an added bonus, Keurig will give away a free brewing system every two hours.

· Dreaming of Design Challenge-A Salute to the Vibrant 80’s – Sponsored by Value City Furniture and PPG Paints. Four finalists have eight hours to bring their designs to life during the show under the watchful eyes of the show visitors. The winner receives a $1500 shopping spree at Value City.

· Enhance Your Lifestyle With the Outdoor Living Giveaway – Sponsored by K&D Round’s Landscape Services. Three Southside homeowners will win an instant outdoor living upgrade for their back yards! Grand Prize is an outdoor kitchen with a granite countertop and grill. Second prize is a custom designed water feature, and third prize is a wood burning fire pit. The professionals at K&D Round’s will deliver and install each of the prizes. Register for the giveaway at the event.

· Cookbook Signing and Healthy Eating Challenge – Sponsored by the Culinary Institute of Virginia, College of Culinary Arts of ECPI University, and State Farm Insurance. From 2 to 3 p.m. on March 8. Ellie Krieger, chef and cookbook author, will sign her cookbooks in the State Farm Insurance Exhibit, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., she will be on hand to preside over the Healthy Eating Challenge. Five teams of students from the Culinary Institute will prepare family favorite recipes with a healthy twist. Think chicken parm, with half the calories! One hundred tasting tickets will be sold for $15, with $10 going to the school scholarship fund. Those 100 members of the “Tasting Audience” will sample and judge dishes and are eligible to win several special prizes. Tasting Audience tickets can be purchased on line at www.midatlantichomeshow.com.

· ADMISSION IS $10 FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN 12 & UNDER ARE FREE, TIX ARE $8 FOR SENIORS 62+ AND MILITARY WITH ID

· EVENT IS HELD AT THE VIRGINIA BEACH CONVENTION CENTER WHERE PARKING IS FREE AND PLENTIFUL.

· FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE AT www.midatlantichomeshow.com.

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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TMHC Honors the Best of the Best

AREA’S MULTIFAMILY HOUSING INDUSTRY

HONORS THE BEST OF THE BEST AT ANNUAL AWARDS CELEBRATION

The area’s multifamily housing industry celebrated its achievements at the Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council’s Annual Awards of Excellence Celebration July 17 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. More than 625 members and guests gathered for the event, which is now in its 30th year.

Merit Awards were presented to individuals for outstanding performance and Awards of Excellence were given to outstanding apartment communities in South Hampton Roads, competing in categories based on when they were completed. Two new awards were also presented this year: the Residents’ Choice Award for the community garnering the most votes in an online competition and the Diamond Award for the community with a perfect score from the judges.

MERIT AWARDS

Nine individuals were honored at the banquet for their performance in the multifamily housing industry this past year. They include:

· Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Waitzer, Signature Management Corp.

· Multifamily Executive of the Year

Barry Tomlin, The Breeden Company

· Regional Property Manager of the Year Award

Lana Wilder, The Lawson Cos.

· Property Manager of the Year Award

Jamie Kane, The Breeden Company

· Leasing Consultant of the Year

Angela Nelms, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

  • Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Award

Scott Crumbly, Kotarides Property Management

  • Maintenance Employee of the Year Award

Jesse Myers

The Breeden Company

  • Above and Beyond Award

Alexandra Hinman, Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.

  • Associate of the Year

Katie Dickinson, First Atlantic Restoration Inc.

  • Residents’ Choice Award (given to the community garnering the most votes in an online competition.)

Belmont at Freemason, Kotarides Property Management

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

In addition to the Merit Awards, the winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence were also announced. This year, 97 communities competed for the honors in 11 award categories. The recipients were:

· Subsidized communities

Gold: The Rivers, The Lawson Cos.

Silver: Braywood Manor, W.H.H. Trice & Company

Bronze: Park Terrace, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

· Senior communities completed between 1975 and 1999

Gold: Stonebridge Manor, Frye Properties Inc.

Silver: John Knox Towers, The Lawson Cos.

Bronze: Holland House, Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.

· Senior communities completed between 2000 and 2009

Gold: Wesleyan Place, Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.

Silver: The Cottages at Great Bridge, Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.

Bronze: Brenneman Lakes, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

· Communities completed between 1940 and 1949

Gold: Archer’s Green, Signature Management Corp.

Silver: Mariner’s Watch, Frye Properties Inc.

Bronze: Sterling Oaks, Frye Properties Inc.

· Communities completed between 1960 and 1969

Gold: TIE Pinewood Gardens, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.; and

Park Towne, S.L. Nusbaum Realty

Silver: University Gardens & Terrace, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Bronze: Cambridge Manor, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

· Communities completed between 1970 and 1979

Gold: Weblin Place, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Silver: Kingsbridge, The Lawson Cos.

Bronze: Chartwell, The Lawson Cos.

· Communities completed between 1980 and 1989

Gold: TIE Ashbrook, The Breeden Company; and

Columbus Station, The Dragas Cos.

Silver: TIE Ghent Village, The Lawson Cos.; and

Woodbriar, The Breeden Company

Bronze: Shoreline, Clark Whitehill Enterprises

· Communities completed between 1990 and 1999

Gold: Campostella Commons II, The Lawson Cos.

Silver: Taylor Pointe, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Bronze: Woodbridge, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

· Communities completed between 2000 and 2009

Gold: Belmont at Greenbrier, Kotarides Property Management

Silver: Midtown at Town Center, Ripley Heatwole Co.

Bronze: Brenneman Farm, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

· Communities completed as of 2010 and later

Gold: Cambria at Cornerstone, The Breeden Company

Silver: Belmont at Freemason, Kotarides Property Management

Bronze: Monticello Station, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

· Diamond Award of Excellence (receiving a perfect score from the judges)

Park Towne, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Pinewood Gardens, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

The banquet also honored the graduates of TMHC’s Registered in Apartment Management (RAM) program. The graduates completed a 40-hour basic RAM training program in on-site management, the first step to acquiring the RAM designation, a Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved certification program.

The graduates include:

· BMR Investments: Jessica Carter, Stefanie Guerrero

· Boyd Homes: Candi Bryars

· Clark Whitehill Enterprises: Kathy Boswell, Stephanie Bryant, Lauren Rieke

· The Lawson Companies: Candace Sparrow, Jake Yorks Jr.

· S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.: Shannon Heederik, Mary Nelson Notaro, Rosa Parks, Heather Pinkerton, Seth Norman

· Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.: Lauren Keneagy, Edward Salyers

· United Property Associates: Wendy Lund, Denise Robinson-Jones

· W.H.H. Trice & Co.: Larrine Brown

· Wirth Development: Jacqueline Chavez

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Jeff Ainslie receives Distinguished Leader award

Jeff Ainslie, a past president of the Tidewater Builders Association and the Home Builders Association of Virginia, and President of Sales, Operations & Finance for Ainslie Group, was honored by LEAD Hampton Roads on Thursday, June 19th. Ainslie received the 2014 Visionary Leaders – Distinguished Leader award. “The Visionary Awards identify and celebrate inspiring leaders who promote, through their vision and actions, a strong and vibrant Hampton Roads. These annual awards are presented to those exemplary leaders among us who embody strength, innovation, perseverance and progress.” Congratulations, Jeff!

John Napolitano Installed as 2015 HBAV President

JOHN NAPOLITANO INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT
HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF VIRGINIA

John Napolitano of the Tidewater Builders Association was installed as 2015 President of the Home Builders Association of Virginia on Saturday, June 21st at the HBAV Annual Meeting. He was installed as the 58th President of HBAV by his father, Fred Napolitano, Sr. of Virginia Beach. Fred was president of HBAV in 1967. John’s brother, Vince Napolitano, was president of HBAV in 1995.

John is Senior Vice President of Napolitano Homes in Virginia Beach. He has served HBAV as First Vice President, Second Vice President and Membership Chairman. He is a Past President of the Tidewater Builders Association and also served the local association in many other leadership positions since he first joined the HBAV Board in 1996. In 2011 and 2012, John served HBAV as Chairman of the Legislative Committee, as a member of the Executive Board and as an HBAV Build-PAC Trustee.