The Lewis Cenker Award is the highest honor given by the HBA to an individual who has made a lifelong contribution to the advancement of the homebuilding industry in Atlanta. The award is named after Lewis Cenker, who was president of the National Association of Home Builders in 1974 and is the only Atlantan to have held this prestigious office.

This year we are presenting two Lewis Cenker Awards. Both of our winners have been building in the metro Atlanta area for more than 25 years. Their work can be seen in intown Atlanta, as well as in north Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. Both winners were raised in Stone Mountain and are natives of Atlanta, where their family has close ties to the community and local economy.

Their company’s philosophy is “to take pride in our work, to build homes based on lasting relationships with the people who help us build and the people who own our homes.” Their corporate goal is to use talents and resources more efficiently, benefiting the home, the homeowner, the builder and the community.

Our first recipient earned his degree from the University of Georgia in Environmental Sciences. He was President of the HBA’s Gwinnett Chapter in 1999 and was named the Gwinnett Builder of the Year. In 2009, he was named Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Georgia. He has served on the HBA Board of Directors for eight years. He has also served as a HBAG and a NAHB director for many years. He is a Spike with 24 spike credits. He has also served many years on the HBAG Government Affairs Committee. He has also served countless years as a BPAC trustee. This winner is a car enthusiast and keeps a red Porsche that he takes out on weekend drives. He lives in Berkeley Lake with his wife, Pat.

Congratulation to Mark King.

Our second recipient graduated Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A. in Real Estate. He has been a HBAG and NAHB national director since 1992. He has served as Gwinnett Chapter President and was named Gwinnett Builder of the Year. He is a Life Director on the HBA Board of Directors. He is a Life Spike having accumulated almost 200 spike credits over the years. He is a founding member of the Housing Institute. He has served on the State Codes Advisory Committee and HBAG’s Regulatory Affairs Committee. In 2009, he was named Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Georgia. This Eagle Scout was the founding member of the Highway 78 Community Improvement District – the first CID in the Atlanta region. This winner and his wife Marty live in Loganville where they have raised their two children Kyle and Megan.

Our second recipient is Kenny King.

Join me in congratulating our 2011 Lewis Cenker Award recipients – Mark King & Kenny King.

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