Executive Officer of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association, Ashley Feaster addresses the club on Wednesday, July 14. - Photo by Michele Cleland
Ashley Feaster took on the role of the HHAHBA's Executive Officer in 2006, coming from the D.C. area where she spent six years working for the National Home Builders Association.
The Home Builders Association of Hilton Head, chartered in 1965, is a local
professional association whose membership has grown to over 500 member companies that include residential &
light commercial builders and remodelers from Hilton Head Island and
southern Beaufort County.
In addition to builder members, there are numerous
professional tradesmen and supporting businesses that include but are not limited to
subcontractors, retail and wholesale suppliers, architects, engineers,
mortgage lenders, realtors, and many others.
For over 35 years, these professionals have joined together
through the HBA of Hilton Head to improve all aspects of the building
industry in our growing area. Members of the HBA recognize the
importance of keeping pace with the fast changing technologies within
the industry and improving their businesses through information provided
by the state, local and national home builders publications and
activities. They believe that their participation in the Home Builders
Association is an investment in not only their company but the community
as well, i.e. their annual scholarship program - (5) $1,500 awards, building playhouses for charities, and their current involvement with the Gullah Museum project on Gum Tree Road.
In addition to networking opportunities, the association also offers members professional development programs and focuses on keeping members up to date on government regulations.
The HHAHBA also sponsors several public education publications and events such as the association's Low Country Home Magazine and seminars on "green building" as well as the annual Home & Garden Show held at the Mall at Shelter Cove each February.