June 2012 Membership LuncheonBy
We had a very busy June Membership Luncheon. Thank you to our sponsor, Charter Business. They discussed the great products that are available to our members. Pictured are Don Rees, Major Accounts Executive, Steven Gorman, Marketing Manager, Shelly King, Sales Manager, John Boyd, Regional Sales Manager, Stuart Booth, Tech Ops Supervisor, and Kevin David, Construction Coordinator. Don’t hesitate to call them to find out how they can help improve your office’s communication system or how they can help you with new construction projects.
The Sales and Marketing Council also presented the 2012 Parade of Homes Realtors’ Choice Awards. Each year a select group of top Realtors in the parish tour Parade Homes and rate them in a variety of categories. Ron Lee Homes won Realtors’ Choice Award (best overall score) and Best Floor Plan for their house in TerraBella Village. Welbilt Custom Homes won Best Kitchen for their Abita Springs Parade Home and Best Master Bath for their Masters Point Parade Home. Highland Homes won Best Curb Appeal for their TerraBella Parade Home. Pictured are Sharon Ripoll, SMC Vice-Chair, Jeff Lassere of Welbilt Custom Homes, Ron Lee of Ron Lee Homes, Jules Guidry of Highland Homes and Anne Sarphie, SMC Chair.
In March, the Sales and Marketing Council held a series of classes where STHBA members could earn the Certified Aging in Place Specialists Designation. Dodie Adams,CSP, CGP, CAPS, CGB of Integrity Builders (pictured center) is our newest CAPS designation holder. Also pictured are SMC Vice-Chair Sharon Ripoll (left) and SMC Chair Anne Sarphie (right).
We also welcomed a new member. Chris Boudreaux of Eagle Eye Renovations & Construction was able to join us. We had a number of other new members join the Association in May, but they were unable to make the luncheon: Keith Barnes (Precision Elevator Company, LLC), Allen Dugas, Sr. (Haaswood Homes, Inc.), Gerard Junot (R&J Construction, LLC), Peggy Labara (Dave’s Construction, LLC), Kenny Lauber (Kenny Lauber Construction, LLC), Josh Mayeaux (Bayou Custom Painting), and Kim Roberts, Jr. (Roberts Construction, LLC).
This month we also celebrated our members that had milestone anniversaries. A few of those were able to join us to celebrate. Pictured: Joanne Crespo of Gotcha Covered Window Fashions celebrating 5 years; Cheryl Murphy of Floor To Ceiling, LLC celebrating 10 years; Chad Hamilton of Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights celebrating 5 years; Jackie Raffray of Perque Flooring celebrating 10 years, A. J. Cushing of Tony Herring & Associates celebrating 15 years; and Doug Hendry of Miltenberger & Co. celebrating 30 years. Not Pictured: 5 Year Anniversaries: Deryl Boudreau (Pan American Power, Inc.), Brian Ellison, Sr. (Ellison Electrical, LLC), Cheryl Ellison (Ellison Electrical, LLC), Marc Jones (Marc Jones Construction, LLC), Terry Maddox (St. Tammany News), Donna McManus (Home Bank), Reggie Ougel (BPT Gulf Coast), Adam Sambola (Sambola Painting), Allen Tingle (Allen Tingle, LLC), and Michael Vickers (Vickers Construction); 10 Year Anniversary: Ronald Duhe (R J Duhe & Assoc., Inc.); 15 Year Anniversaries: Michael Piazza (Piazza Architecture Planning), Robert Roussell (Northshore Design), and Jason Yancey (Yar Construction); 20 Year Anniversary: Greg Gordon (Gordon Construction); 30 Year Anniversary: Billy Owen, Jr. (Owen’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C, Inc.)