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Steve King, vice president of construction lending with Quantum National Bank, was honored with the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s (HBA) Lewis Cenker Award at the Greater Atlanta HBA’s Installation and Awards Program on January 25.

King has worked for Quantum National Bank since July 2011. Before joining Quantum, King was a lawyer with the firm O’Kelley & Sorohan, served as the president of Windward Homes for 15 years and began his career as a lender in Texas.

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In addition to his business accomplishments, King is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. After more than 20 years in the Air Force, King retired from his military career with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Before beginning his career, King graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his law degree from the Atlanta Law School.

Since his move to Atlanta, he has been an active member of the Greater Atlanta HBA. In 2002, he served as the Gwinnett County Chapter President and in 2009, he served as the HBA president during the worst economic downturn in recent history. He is currently a Life Director on the HBA Board of Directors. He has also led the charge of fighting homelessness by donating his time and resources to HomeAid Atlanta, the officially designated charity of the Greater Atlanta HBA. King joined the HomeAid Atlanta Board in August of 2012 and has served as the organization’s treasurer since 2015. In addition to these important positions, King involves himself in the effort to end homelessless by serving on the Shelter Development Committee and the Executive Committee.

“Steve has been a tremendous asset to our mission to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. As a former builder, his expertise has helped us evaluate potential projects and his connections through his current career as a banker have helped us recruit builder captains and potential annual giving partners. He supports our Essentials Drive and facilitates contributions through Quantum National Bank to our Annual Giving Campaign and the SMC Silent Auction to benefit HomeAid. Steve keeps us on track by helping to develop our annual budget and monitoring our monthly spending,” HomeAid Atlanta said.

As well as endlessly contributing to the Greater Atlanta home building industry and HomeAid Atlanta, King enjoys a balanced personal and work life. He dedicates his personal time to being the best brother, father, and husband he can be. King enjoys travel, being right, drinking beer and brewing his own beer at home, which has earned him several awards.

Congratulations to Steve King for winning the esteemed Lewis Cenker Award! Established in 1984, the Lewis Cenker Award is the HBA’s most prestigious award that honors an individual’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the advancement of the housing industry. To symbolize the status of this award, it was named in memory of one of the industry’s icons – Mr. Lewis Cenker, who was President of the Greater Atlanta HBA in 1960 and the only member of the Greater Atlanta HBA to serve as President of the National Association of Home Builders.