WILMINGTON – The Home Builders Association of Delaware named Fred Fortunato, of Benchmark Builders, their recipient of the Leon N. Weiner Builder of the Year during our Leadership & Legacy Ball, on December 7th.
Presenter and last year’s recipient, Scott Bradley of Bestfield Homes, cited Fortunato’s unfailing commitment, demonstrated leadership qualities in promoting the industry, and participation in political events. Fortunato has served the Association this year on numerous committees involving the Delaware Home Show, Energy Code Committee and our Nuts-and Bolts meetings with both New Castle County and Kent County.
The Leon N. Weiner Builder of the Year is awarded annually to the builder member who has best served the interests of his fellow members, the association and the community. The award is named in memory of Leon Weiner, longtime advocate and champion of fair housing both nationally and in Delaware. Leon served HBADE as President in 1957, was NAHB Chairman in 1967 and continued to serve for many years thereafter. By awarding the Builder of the year, HBADE hopes to inspire local builders to seek leadership roles in organized home building and to continue to work for the good of the state and national organizations.
Fred, great job!