* The Home Builders Association of Maryland, a nonprofit...


December 05, 1993

* The Home Builders Association of Maryland, a nonprofit advocacy group for the housing industry, installed its 1994 officers Wednesday, naming Clark P. Turner, president of Clark Turner Cos., as president.

Supporting officers include First Vice President Dwight Griffith of Griffith-Brilhart Builders; Vice President/Treasurer Douglas Moore of A & R Development Corp.; Vice President/Secretary John Martonick of Multi-Properties Inc.; and Vice President Mitchell Dahne of Maryland Agency Inc.

Other members of the association will serve as 1994 chapter presidents, including Rocco Pigneri for Annapolis; Spurgeon R. Eismeier for Anne Arundel County; Jim Ginsburg for Baltimore; Lou Breitenother for Baltimore County; Jim Piet for Carroll County; Donald Billing for Cecil County; Bob McGee for Harford County and Howard Saslow for Howard County.

Council presidents include Chris Devlin for the Apartment Builders and Owners Council; Carroll Brown, Commercial Builders Council; John Bowers Jr. for the Land Development Council; Mark vanReuth of the Remodelors Council; Nancy Gainer of the Sales and Marketing Council; and Bob Ward, Home Owners Warranty Council of Maryland.

The group recognized Martin Hill, president of Masonry

Contractors Inc., as 1993 Builder of the Year.

* The New Home Register, which publishes information on new homes for sale in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, has received the Magazine of the Year award from the Real Estate Guides of America.

The judges cited the new publication's "tremendous growth and proven effectiveness in both the homebuilder and Realtors markets."

The award was presented to Randy Bartow, Register founder and president, at the National Association of Real Estate convention Nov. 12 in Miami.

The magazine publishes floor plans, renderings, standard and optional features and other pertinent data. In January, it plans to expand to cover the Baltimore market.

* John E. Harms Jr. & Associates Inc. and Ruppert Landscape Co. Inc. have received the Excellence in Landscape 1993 Grand Award for "outstanding achievements in improving the environment," from the Landscape Contractors Association of Maryland, Washington and Virginia.

Harms was cited for designing and monitoring a project to create five independent wetlands in the planned Anne Arundel County community of Piney Orchard. Ruppert was honored for constructing the wetlands.

* Harkins Builders Inc. and Theodore F. Nelson, vice president of the Silver Spring company, were recognized for their "outstanding and exemplary work and contribution in support of minority economic development in the state" by the Maryland Minority Contractors Association.

Cited for awarding contracts to minority and disadvantaged businesses, Harkins has also received an award from the Maryland Department of Housing and Urban Renewal.

* Maryland Chapter No. 16 of the Institute of Real Estate Management has installed Thomas E. Crostic of Security Trust Co. as president for 1994. Other new officers are Joyce C. Stevenson, W. C. Pinkard & Co., president-elect; Leonard I. Frenkil Jr., Time Realty Co., treasurer; and Carol A. Jackson, Partners Real Estate Management Co., secretary. Ms. Jackson also received the Certified Property Manager of the Year Award for her dedication to the continuing education of chapter members.

* Metro Property Manage Inc. is now managing The Club at McDonogh Township Condominiums Association in Owings Mills, The Windsor Mill Cooperative in Woodlawn and Park-Garden Condominium Association in Pikesville.

* Riemer Muegge & Associates Inc. announced that Lyndon Hart has received his registered landscape architect license in the state of Maryland. A landscape architect in the Columbia-based firm's planning and design division, Mr. Hart has a master's degree in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University.


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