The Builder of the Year award is presented each year to an Atlanta HBA member who has demonstrated his commitment to professional excellence. This award recognizes a builder for his contributions to furthering the goals and mission of the association through volunteer efforts within the association, the housing industry and in community and charitable programs. The 2011 Builder of the Year is Steve Palmer.
This year’s winner is a veteran of the homebuilding industry. He started his career in Northern Virginia. In Virginia, he was the Vice President of Finance for Trafalgar House Residential in McLean, Virginia for 13 years where he was very involved in the local homebuilders association. He came to the Atlanta area over 12 years ago and served as Chief Financial Officer for Bowen Family Homes. He is now the Chief Financial Officer for Home South Communities and is a Principal in Fieldstone Properties. He was the Gwinnett Chapter President in 2003/2004. He is a Life Spike having accumulated almost 200 spike credits over the years. He is also a Life Director on the HBA Board. As a Board member, he has held the office of Secretary, Treasurer and was elected HBA President in 2008. He is a manager of the HBA’s Builder Resource Fund and an active member of the HBA’s Finance Committee. He continues to serve on the HBA Board and continues to be very active in industry affairs. He is also a HBAG Board member. He is a CPA and has B.S. in Accounting from Washington & Lee University.
He is a devoted father to his children Evan, Ethan and Brittany and loving husband to his wife Amanda.
Congratulations to our 2011 Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association Builder of the Year – Steve Palmer!