NJBA Honors Annual Industry Award Recipients

NJBA held its Annual Awards Luncheon on January 24th, honoring those who made outstanding contributions to the building industry over the prior year. NJBA President John Kirkenir stated, “The Industry Award winners honored have all demonstrated an outstanding commitment to NJBA and the building industry in NJ. Their dedication to our association is invaluable and I offer my sincerest congratulations to everyone who was honored yesterday afternoon.” NJBA CEO Carol Ann Short, Esq. added, “The support from these dedicated members enables NJBA to effectively advocate on behalf of the building of industry in NJ. I offer my appreciation and congratulations to all who were honored.” Please click here to view photos from the event.

2017 Industry Award Winners:

Special Service
Thomas F. Troy, Sharbell Development Corp.

Rising Star
Richard Boisch, USI Insurance Services

Suzzane Kronenfeld, Gloria Nilson & Co Real Estate

Builder of the Year
George T. Vallone, Hoboken Brownstone Company

Associate of the Year
Jeromie P. Lange, Maser Consulting

Builder Continuing Service
Dwight Wesley Pittenger, Esq., Pittenger Homes

Associate Continuing Service
Gary S. Forshner, Esq., Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP

Builder Hall of Fame
Carl J. Goldberg, Canoe Brook

Associate Hall of Fame
Thomas F. Carroll, III, Esq., Hill Wallack

Remodeler Hall of Fame
Philip A. Calinda, Jr., Millennium Custom Homes

Silver Hammer
Tim Schaeffer, Tim Schaeffer Development Corp.

Silver Handshake
Tony DiLodovico, Bowman Consulting Group

Golden Hammer
Joseph F. Riggs, K. Hovnanian Homes

Spike Advocate
Christopher Amato, CMM Custom Homes

Distinguished Service
Senator Ronald L. Rice

Preservation of the American Dream
Henry J. Kelly, Jr., The Kelly Group

Affordable Housing
Contributors to NJBA’s Affordable Housing Litigation Fund

Distinguished Service for Outstanding Political Action
Debra Tantleff, Tantum Realty, LLC

Distinguished Service in Mixed Use Development
Ronald S. Ladell, Esq., AvalonBay Communities

Meritorious Service Award
Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos
Assemblyman David P. Rible

Associate Awards

These awards were created by the NJBA Associates Committee. The Associate Appreciation Award is presented to a builder member who lives by the creed, “its good business to do business with a member.” The Ironman Awards are presented to Associate members chosen by their local association for exemplary participation in NJBA committees and activities.

Associate Appreciation Award
Christopher Amato, CMM Custom Homes

Builders League of South Jersey
Bill Cappuccio, Allura USA

Builders Association of Northern NJ
John Kelly, Builders FirstSource

Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of NJ
Jeff Brazezicke, Blue Ridge Lumber

Shore Builders Association of Central NJ
Kristin Marzarella, All County Enterprises