The Builder of the Year award is presented each year to a Certified Professional Home Builder member of the HBA 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 2010 Builder of the Year is David Clough.
David began his homebuilding career with summer construction jobs while attending college. A 1975 graduate of Princeton University, he went to work full time for a major national builder in Washington D.C. after college and moved to Atlanta in 1979.
In 1991, David founded Waterford Homes with the philosophy of a team approach, and it has grown to become one of the most respected privately-owned building companies in Atlanta, closing more than 2,350 homes in the metro area since its began. Waterford Homes currently builds in eight counties, with homes ranging from traditional family homes in suburban master-planned communities to townhomes in the city of Atlanta to luxury custom homes in Vinings.
David’s dedication to his business is one of the reasons Waterford Homes has been successful. Waterford has won several OBIE Awards, and David received the HBA’s 2005 Presidential Award for demonstrated leadership and commitment to the association and the building industry at large.
David has put his keen business sense and leadership skills to work to further the mission and goals of the HBA. David served as 2007 president of the HBA and has sat for five years on the HBA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee. David also serves on The Housing Institute Board of Directors, which administers the Certified Professional Home Builder of Georgia program.
David is a great supporter of HomeAid Atlanta, the HBA’s charitable arm. He has been a corporate sponsor of HomeAid Atlanta and has generously participated in the organization’s Fairway to Haven® Golf Classic for several years. He is a wonderful ambassador for HomeAid, continually encouraging his employees to support the organization through volunteerism and participation in fundraising events and other activities.
In addition to his local leadership roles, David represents Atlanta’s housing industry at the state and national levels. David served with distinction as the 2009/2010 president of the Home Builders Association of Georgia and the chair of its executive committee. During his year as HBAG president, David led the state association to prevent the mandating of fire sprinklers statewide, and he was instrumental in creating the recently launched health insurance plan that is available for all HBA members. David also serves on the National Association of Home Builders Board of Directors.
“As a leader, David is a tremendous asset and resource to the housing industry in Georgia. He continuously provided thoughtful and solid advice with only the best interests of our association and industry in mind,” says Les Stumpff, 2010 HBA president. “David has made many significant contributions to our industry, and I am grateful for his leadership and involvement.”
A devoted family man, David is the proud father of three adult children, sons Jeff and Drew, and daughter Lindsay. In his free time, David enjoys tennis, golf, boating, and skiing.
The HBA is proud to recognize David Clough as the 2010 Builder of the Year. Congratulations, David!