Association Spotlight (Continued)

Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association would like to congratulate husband and wife team, Ron and Patricia Strimpfel of Reclamation by Design. Ltd. for being recognized as the HHA HBA’s 2020 Premier Builder of the Year at the 21st Annual LightHouse Awards Gala on November 6. 2020 at the Sonesta Resort & Spa on Hilton Head Island. The Strimpfel’s have been active members of the HBA for over 30 years, serving multiple terms as members as well as officer of the Board of Directors. In 2014 Patricia Strimpfel served as the organization’s first and only female president to date. The Strimpfel’s have made it their mission to live up to the commitment of being an HBA Premier Builder, striving to solely utilize HBA members on all of their projects. They actively advocate, participate, mentor and support all aspects of the Association; assisting in preserving the integrity of the program.

In addition our 2019/2020 President, David Gaal of Gaal Custom Homes & Remodeling was honored with the Joseph C. Harden Community Excellence Award for continuing the work of Joseph C. Harden in creating new and better ways to make vibrant spaces for all Lowcountry citizens. Gaal was celebrated for the significant impact he’s made through projects with The Literacy Center, Deep Well’s Livable Housing Program, The HBA’s Education Foundation Scholarship program and more. “He is a wonderful example of how people can use their talent to give back to their community.” -Sandy Gillis, Executive Director Deep Well Project HHI “Dave lives his life in service to others and he recognizes that true greatness is not what you have, but how you invest and serve your community.” -Brad Steele, Executive Director The Literacy center

And finally Court Atkins Group, Kelly Caron Designs and Element Construction for their triple win for Kelly Caron Designs Studio located at 5778 Guilford Place in Historic Downtown Bluffton, SC taking home Best Architectural Design, Best Interior Design and Best in Light Commercial at the 21st Annual LightHouse Awards. SCBJ