Builders' association names Scherr president


December 15, 1991|By Edward Gunts

Bruce Scherr, president of Bruce Scherr Development Co. Inc. of Reisterstown, has been named the 1992 president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

A Baltimore resident and active member of the builders' association since 1985, Mr. Scherr was installed during the group's annual banquet earlier this month.

He will be supported by four senior officers who were also installed this month. They are Gary Blucher of Britania Development Corp., first vice president; Clark P. Turner of Clark Turner Homes, vice president/treasurer; Dwight Griffith of Griffith/Bilhant Builders, vice president/secretary; and Michael

Riemer of Riemer Meugge & Associates Inc., vice president.

New chapter presidents are: Richard Arnold, Annapolis chapter; Milton Horn, Anne Arundel County; Robert Agus, Baltimore; Stephen Smith, Baltimore County; Jeffrey Powers, Carroll County; James Blank, Cecil County; William P. Maloney, Harford County; and Joseph Firetti, Howard County.

Council presidents for 1992 include: Chris Devlin, Apartment Builders and Owners Council; Margaret Niland, Commercial Builders; Steven Koren, Land Development; Kathy Wheatley, Remodelors; and Mike Barrett, Sales and Marketing. John Kozelski of Village Builders was named president of the Home Owners Warranty Council of Maryland.

Earl Armiger, president of Orchard Development Corp. and past president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, was named the 1991 Builder of the Year.

Other awards went to Michael Riemer of Riemer Meugge & Associates, named Associate of the Year; Buzz Kolodny of Zamoiski/Paradies, Outstanding Ambassador; Mitch Dahne of Network Publications, Hammer of the Year; and Tim Hudson of Maryland National Mortgage Corp., Spike of the Year.

Baltimore's housing department has received bids from two non-profit developers who want to build low-cost rental housing at the northeast corner of Eager Street and Homewood Avenue in the Johnston Square urban renewal area.

Both bidders proposed three-bedroom "cooperative" town houses that would be rented to eligible residents for about $350 per month. The bidders are:

* Housing Assistance Corp. and Network Development Corp., which proposed a $2.7 million development with 49 modular houses built by the Ryland Corp.

* Baltimore Corporation for Housing Partnerships, which proposed a $2 million community with 42 houses built on site.

RF City officials hope to select one developer before the year's end.


The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors will donate a $16,000 Wang word processing system to Baltimore homeless advocate Bea Gaddy Friday at the Bea Gaddy Women's and Children's Center, 218 N. Chester St.

The system includes four work stations and two printers. It will be used at Ms. Gaddy's soon-to-open education center at 1608 Edmondson Ave.

"The board wanted to do something additional to further the cause of eliminating homelessness in Baltimore," said GBBR President William H. Hesson Jr. "Since Ms. Gaddy has made such tremendous progress in helping the homeless, we thought that the best way the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors could help would be by assisting the educational efforts Ms. Gaddy will be initiating."


Coldwell Banker Baltimore/Washington has appointed Helen Archer as director of Associate Training Programs for its north region. New Coldwell Banker associates include Bill Dottellis, who joined the Bowie office; Brenda Puderbaugh, Gaithersburg office; Gregg Pluemer, Harford County office; and Cynthia Bell, Eunice Herring and Peggy Swartz, Towson office.

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