Annual Industry Awards Luncheon

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The NJBA Industry Awards Program was created more than 40 years ago to recognize the outstanding accomplishments in the building industry. While the categories have evolved over the years, the concept is still the same – to honor building industry professionals and what they symbolize in our industry. Join us at NJBA’s Industry Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, at the Stone Terrace for the presentation of these awards. Show your support for those who have done so much for your industry.

Schedule of Events

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Check-in

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Industry Awards Program


2:45 pm – 4:45 pm: NJBA Board of Directors Meeting

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Registration is not required for the NJBA Board Meeting.

Award Recipients

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
The contributors to the Affordable Housing Litigation Fund

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

Distinguished Service in Mixed Use Development
Ronald S. Ladell, 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
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


Jan 24, 2018

Start Time - End Time

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Location

2275 Kuser Rd Hamilton Township, NJ 08610 United States

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