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Fifth Annual Build-PAC Raises Over $17,000

The Fifth Annual Perfect Pair: Cigars & Single Malt Scotch, hosted by Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Build-PAC was held Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at the University & Whist Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

Each year HBA/DE holds this fundraiser to support its national Build-PAC efforts. With the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election, now is more important than ever to help support the efforts to keep housing as an important and integral piece of the national economy. Lake Coulson, NAHB Vice President of Government Affairs, and Fred Hoppe, 2015 BUILD-PAC Chair, spoke on the importance of national support. This year, the event  exceeded its goal once again, raising over $17,000.00 in supportive funds.


Fred Hoppe, 2015 BUILD-PAC Chair (Left) speaks on the importance of national support with Steve Bomberger (Right)

Aside from smoking cigars and drinking scotch, the event is a lot of fun, even for those who don’t smoke cigars or drink scotch. It’s a night of unwinding through networking, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and, of course, the auction run by Dave Curtis, Leon Weiner & Associates.


Dave Curtis, Leon Weiner & Associates, auctioning off assorted wine

Thanks to Doug Hershman, Bayard, who secured the University and Whist Club. Thanks to our Title Sponsor Harry Miller, Regal Builders and Noble’s Pond, and thanks to our Cigar Sponsor Roger Wollaston, Creative Floors. We certainly owe thanks to our Delaware BUILD-PAC Trustee Steve Bomberger for all his guidance and support. And, of course thanks to all that attended, participated at the auction and those that were unable to attend but still contributed.


From Left to Right: Kevin Kelly, Fred Hoppe, Kevin Whittaker, Meghan Everngam, Steve Bomberger, Lake Coulson

Special Thanks to all that donated goods for our auction:
George Beers, Delaware Valley Development Co.
Steve Bomberger
Steve Burnett, IFS Insurance
Capano Homes
Tom Curley, TC Electric
Dave Curtis
Fred Hoppe & NAHB Build-PAC
Bruce Jones & Jeff Bierlein, PNC Bank
Kevin Kelly
Leon Weiner & Associates
Michael Simeone, Unity Construction

To view all the pictures from the event, check out our Facebook Page.

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America.


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