Installation & Awards
Each year, we recognize the individuals and companies that make the Athens Area HBA what it is today.
The Dan Saye Builder of the Year
The Dan Saye Builder of the Year award is named after one of Athens’s largest builders- the builder who designed and built Beechwood. Mr. Saye was a longtime supporter of the Athens Area HBA. A past president of the Athens Area HBA and also the Home Builders Association of Georgia, it is an honor that we are able to recognize builders who have followed in Mr. Saye’s footsteps making the Athens Area HBA and our community what it is today.
The Henry E. Wages Associate of the Year Award
Henry E. Wages was a long-time member of the Athens Area HAB. He was the owner of an HBAC company that was located near the Athens Ben-Epps Airport. Mr. Wages was a loyal supporter of the Athens Area HBA for many years. Since his death many years ago, we have shown our appreciation for many years by honoring those who have followed in the steps of Henry E. Wages of being an advocate and loyal support of the Athens Area HBA.
Sub-Contractor of the Year
The Sub Contractor of the Year Award is presented to a COMPANY that provides excellent products and services to our members and community.
Professional of the Year
The Professional of the Year Award was established to recognize an Associate Member in a professional field who is dedicated to serving our Association and the home building industry.
2021 Award Winners
The Dan Saye Builder of the Year - Marcus Wiedower- Bulldawg Builders
The Henry E. Wages - Associate of the Year - JR Allred- Dalton Carpet One
Sub-Contractor of the Year - Jackson EMC
Professional of the Year - Lauren Harrell- Lauren Harrell Design
2020 Award Winners
The Dan Saye Builder of the Year - Alan Cannon- ABC Installations
The Henry E. Wages - Associate of the Year - JR Whitfield- Harbin Lumber
Sub-Contractor of the Year - Harbin Lumber
Professional of the Year - Chris Drane- Askew Appliance
Mrs. Jean Channell Award- Mrs. Jean Channell
2019 Award Winners
The Dan Saye Builder of the Year - John Newland - JOMA Construction
The Henry E. Wages - Associate of the Year - Cindy Haddon- Walton EMC
Supporter of the Year - Harbin Lumber Company
Supporter of the Year - Jackson EMC
Sub-Contractor of the Year - Askew Appliance
Professional of the Year - Geoffrey Derber - Raymond James