Category Member News


President’s Pen – January 2015

It’s no secret the industry, and in turn, the Association took a hit over the last several years. But our numbers are climbing back up and the industry is showing some very positive signs. Conditions are improving, but it’s a much different market than we were in before the housing bubble burst. Prices for building …


WCFHBA Celebrates 50 Years

Chartered in 1965, the Wilmington Cape Fear Home Builders Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Association has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings and currently has both full and part-time staff members, a 28-member board of directors, and over 800 members. The history of the housing industry is the history of the …


Installation of 2015 Officers and Board of Directors

The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) announces the installation of its 2015 president, Shawn Horton, who along with the North Carolina Home Builders Association region one Vice President, Hiram Williams, swore in the 2015 officers and board of directors at a meeting in mid-December. The new individuals will take office beginning January 1, 2015. …


Chili Cookoff Winners Announced

                The Association held a Chili Cookoff in conjunction with its November Membership Mixer on November 13. Fourteen members battled it out for the titles of Overall Winner and People’s Choice Winner. Acousticreations was number one with the official judges to snag the Overall Winner Award and Just …


Member Burrows Smith Wins Pelican Award

Congratulations to member Burrows Smith on his Pelican Award from the North Carolina Coastal Federation. “In the development world, they want to do things they did last year,” he said. “I like to do things that make sense, and if it’s more economical, then it makes sense.” Finding better ways to control the poisoned runoff …


Member Monday: Hopkins & Associates

Name: Jimmy Hopkins, Broker Company: Hopkins & Associates Description of Company: Real estate team with Intracoastal Realty Corp. How long have you been a member? 8 Years Why did you join the Association? To support the industry. If you could instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would you give?  …


Member Monday: Keller Williams

Name: Stephanie Gasparovic, Broker/Realtor Company: Keller Williams Brief Description of Company: Keller Williams is an innovative real estate company whose main focus is to create a Career Worth Having, A Business Worth Owning and a Life Worth Living. How long have you been a member of WCFHBA? I think since 2009 Why did you join …


Member Monday: Overhead Door Company of Wilmington

Name: Jeffrey Jewell, Branch Manager Company: Overhead Door Company of Wilmington Description of Company: We sell and service garage door and openers and loading dock equipment for residential, commercial and industrial applications. How long have you been a member of WCFHBA? Since 1986 Where are you from originally and what brought you to Wilmington? I …


Banks Channel Plumbing & Mechanical Certified by NWBOC

Amy Olson, owner of Banks Channel Plumbing & Mechanical LLC of Wrightsville Beach, has been certified as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the first national certifier of Women Business Enterprises.  Over 700 public and private sector individuals participated in establishing the Standards and Procedures …


Wilmington Area Home Builders Celebrate the American Dream of Homeownership in June

In good times and in bad, homeownership is truly the cornerstone of the American way of life. The Wilmington – Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) will be celebrating National Homeownership Month in June. For many people, the opportunity to own a home has always been a cherished ideal and a source of pride, accomplishment, …

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