Members of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA) voted for their choice of nominees for the Byron Crosthwaite Residential Builder Member of the Year Award and the Associate Member of the Year Award. Sponsored by Knight’s Ready Mix, The 2020 Residential Builder Member of the Year is Kevin Steelman of LandTech Inc. of SC.
Kevin joined the BIA in 2007 and serves as Chairman of the Land Development Council representing the BIA before local governments on numerous land development issues. He graduated from Newberry College in 1995 with a BS in Accounting and then went on to earn his MBA from the University of South Carolina in 1997. Kevin currently serves as the President and CEO, Partner/Owner of LandTech Incorporated of SC and has been employed with LandTech since March 2000. From 1997-2000, he was an Audit Consultant at Arthur Andersen.
Kevin and his wife, Kelly, live in Columbia, and have two children, Skylar and Kevin, Jr.
The 2020 BIA Associate Member of the Year is Bill Earle of Great Southern Homes, Inc. Bill has been a member of the Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) since 2004 and an Affiliate member of the BIA since 2019. He has served as Chairman of the Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show since 2019 and will continue to serve in that position for the 2021 show this May. He is an active member in the SMC and BIA attending most meetings and events. In his role at Great Southern Homes, he is active with the annual TOUR OF HOMES and many other events throughout the year. As Director of Strategic Marketing for Great Southern Homes, he assists in exploring new market opportunities across South Carolina and leads the research component of the business. He oversees the marketing, advertising and digital advertising of the company as well. The Associate Member of the Year Award is sponsored by Stanley Martin Homes.
Mike Satterfield of Great Southern Homes, Inc. was named the Richard N. Sendler award winner. This award is sponsored by BMC and is voted on by past presidents and associate vice presidents of the BIA and the recipient must project a community image that adds stature to the association; exemplify standards promoted and supported by the association; institute innovative and creative ideas that have improved the housing industry and have unquestionable character and integrity.
After being a member of the association for many years Mr. Satterfield joined the BIA Board of Directors in 2015 as a Builder Director and rose to lead the organization as President in 2018. In addition to his duties on the board, he was involved in the BIA Golf Classic and in building the membership of the association. In fact, he sponsored the most new members in 2017 and received the Frank D. Clark SPIKE of the Year that year. In recognition of all he has accomplished, the membership voted him the 2017 Builder Member of the Year. Recently, Mike has continued to be active with the association by participating on other committees, including leading the Membership Committee in 2020 and serving on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.
Clark’s Termite & Pest Control was named Trade Contractor of the Year by vote of the Builder Members of the association. This is the second time they’ve won this particular award from the BIA.