2017 HAMMER AND TROWEL RECIPIENT Congressman James E. Clyburn
In recognition of his outstanding service as the Sixth District Congressman for South Carolina and for his unwavering support of the South Carolina home building industry.
Congressman Clyburn has been closely allied to the residential construction industry since 1993 and has been instrumental in supporting legislation that promotes the residential building industry, and more importantly, home ownership for the citizens of South Carolina. He has been a staunch supporter of the home builder agenda and has been a leader on every affordable housing issue for more than two decades. Congressman Clyburn has always been a strong supporter and a friend to the Home Builders Association and to our industry.
Previous winners of the Hammer and Trowel Award 1983 StateTreasurerGradyL. Patterson, Jr. 1984 FormerStateRepresentativeT. MoffattBurriss 1985 StateSenatorHughK. Leatherman, Sr. 1986 FormerStateRepresentativeE. CrosbyLewis 1987 FormerGovernorCarrollA. Campbell, Jr. 1988 StateSenatorGlennF. McConnell 1989 S. H. “Chip” Kirby 1990 JohnT. Watkins
1991 StateRepresentativeGeorgeH. Bailey 1992 FormerLt. GovernorNickA. Theodore 1993 No award given
1994 StateSenatorThomasC. Alexander 1995 Congressman A. G. “Joe” Wilson 1996 FormerGovernorDavidM. Beasley 1997 U. S. Senator Lindsey Graham 1998 StateRepresentativeWilliamE. SandiferIII 1999 StateRepresentativeJamesH. Harrison 2000 HouseSpeakerDavidH. Wilkins 2001 State Representative Bob Walker
2002 State Senator Verne Smith and U. S. Senator Strom Thurmond 2003 StateSenatorHughK. Leatherman, Sr. 2004 State Senator Vincent Sheheen 2005 State Representative Tracy Edge 2006 State Senator Greg Gregory 2007 State Senator Jim Ritchie
2008 State Senator Larry A Martin and State Representative Dwight A. Loftis
2009 State Representative Harold Mitchell 2010 Speaker of the House Robert “Bobby” Harrell 2011 State Senator Billy O’Dell 2012 State Representative Chip Huggins
2013 Not Awarded (Recognized those who served in Military) 2014 State Senator Nikki Setzler 2015 State Senator Harvey Peeler 2016 Governor Nikki Haley SCBJ