Association Spotlight
L to R -Earl McLeod, Executive Director, Building Industry Association; Thom Chumney, Vice President, Building Industry Association; Jennifer Harding, President, Building Industry Association; Mark Hood, Hood Construction; Michael Nieri, Great Southern Homes, President Building Industry Charitable Foundation; John Covert, Covert Homes; Martin Wells, Gateway to the Army Association; ; Mike Satterfield, Great Southern Homes; Mike Cancilla, Essex Homes; Josh Miller, Mungo Homes; Bailey Covert, Covert Homes
Earl McLeod, Executive Director, Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina

The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA) and the Building Industry Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the Pavilions at Centennial Park located at Fort Jackson was held on May 21, 2019.

For the last seven months the Association and its members have been hard at work building the pavilions as part of Centennial Park, a gift to Fort Jackson to commemorate its 100 year anniversary. The BIA is gifting six pavilions to the Fort’s new Centennial Park valued at over $200,000. This partnership with the Building Industry Charitable Foundation will provide meeting places for the thousands of graduating trainees and their families who gather at the Fort almost every week.

Graduations take place 47 out of 52 weeks a year at Fort Jackson without much space for celebrations and reunions to occur. BIA members Great Southern Homes, Mungo Homes, Essex Homes, Hood Construction and Covert Homes agreed to solve this problem with the construction of six covered pavilions. The five builders partnered with industry associates to provide the pavilions free of cost.