Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire Announces 2019 Industry Awards
SIOUX FALLS, SD, DECEMBER 9, 2019 ---The Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire is proud to announce the 2019 Home Building Industry Award Winners. “These awards highlight our top association members who have helped to make significant contributions to the association throughout the year,” said Dusty Rallis, 2019 Association President.
Builder Member of the Year
Cory Hjellming, Hjellming Construction
Cory has volunteered as a Repair Affair™ team leader since 2018. He served on the Building Codes and Legislative Committees as well as the association Board and the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation Board. Corey served as the 2019 Chair of the Workforce Development Committee and also the Remodeling Council of the Sioux Empire. He has been a very dedicated volunteer for the association’s various workforce efforts throughout the community.
Associate Member of the Year
Colleen Elcock, First Bank & Trust
Colleen serves on the Events, Home Show and Repair Affair Committees and has been a Board member for the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire since 2014. She has been very dedicated to the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation while serving on its board of trustees since 2010 where she served as the Chair in 2012 and 2018, Secretary from 2014 to 2016 and currently holds the role the foundation’s Secretary and Treasurer. Colleen volunteers annually at the Sioux Empire Home and Repair Affair events.
Volunteer Member of the Year
Will DeWitt, Kwik Kerb
Will serves on the Sioux Empire Home Show Committee (chaired in 2018) and is on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire. He has volunteered to help at general membership meetings in addition to volunteering for multiple shifts at the Sioux Empire Home Show where he went above and beyond to help coordinate a featured outdoor living area at the show.
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Mike Metzger, Metzger Construction, Inc.
Mike served as President of the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire in 1994 and served on the Board of Directors from 1989-2014. He was awarded Builder of the Year in 1992 and has participated and chaired a number of committees. Mike has been very involved at both the National and Local Home Builder Association levels and most recently, Mike has volunteered as a Team Leader for the annual Repair Affair community service day event.
Hall of Fame Inductee
Tom Hines, Frisbee’s Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Electrical
Tom has served on the Board of Directors from 2001-2006 and 2015 to current day. He has chaired a number of committees including Education, Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation and the Sioux Empire Home Show. Tom was awarded the Associate of the Year award in 2004 and served on the state Board of Directors as an alternate from 2012-2015.
Presidential Award Winners
Corey Johnson, G. A. Johnson Construction and Chane Patten, Builder’s Millwork & Window
Dusty Rallis, 2019 President of the association awarded Corey Johnson and Chane Patten a Presidential award for their guidance this past year.