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2015 HBA/DE Fall Golf & Crab Feast: Rain or Shine!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 — The Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) held their annual Fall Golf & Crab Feast at Odessa National Golf Course. Initially, it was thought the event may be cancelled due to the increasingly poor weather conditions. Yet, despite the looming weather, attendees took the green to enjoy an afternoon of golf. The event boasted 27 Foursomes and 142 Overall Attendees.


JS Homes Foursome checking for closest to the pin

The weather remained calm at the start of the event through the early afternoon. However, rain eventually began to cover the course. Despite this, Jeff Haggerty, Grubb Lumber, noted, “Some of my best golfing memories are from those with bad weather.” A sentiment that attendees seemed to share, as many of the foursomes persevered and finished their 18 holes.


HBA/DE Golfers enjoy beer, crabs and steak

After golf, during the crab feast our Golf Chairman, Jeff Haggerty, recalled the impact that the late, Joe Capano, had, not only on this event, but the industry as a whole, urging others to participate in local and national activities. At the end of the night, all the winning golf prizes were donated to the Capano Family Scholarship Fund at the University of Delaware.


Jeff Haggerty, Grubb Lumber, speaking on the importance of local & national involvement

Special Thanks To Those Who Contributed Their Winnings:
1st Place, Bath, Kitchen & Tile Center: Mark Gandy, Tony Rosetti, Steve Barnard, and Brad Foos.
2nd Place, Grubb Lumber: Jeff Haggerty, Brendon Welch, Darrell Evans
3rd Place, Pro-Build: John Gormley, Steve Gibson, Jim Pollina, Vic Fernandes
4th Place, AZEK/TimberTech: Rick Hardy, Drew Coleman, Jason Zarzycki, Brad Burr
Closest to the Pin & Longest Drive Winners: Ron Airey, Brendon Welch, Charlie Barnett, Al Krushecki, Pat Matesdes, Alicia, and Vic Fernandes

Special Thanks To Our Volunteers
Dee Cairo, Excel Business Systems
Phil Dunlevy, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
Thom Marston, Energy Services Group
Sharon Moore, CPG Building Products
Brian Rickards, Benchmark Builders
CJ Roberts, Weyehaeuser

Thanks To Our Sponsors
Artisans Bank – Tee Hole Sponsor
AZEK/TimberTech – Tee Hole Sponsor
CNB – Tee Hole Sponsor
DuPont – Dinner Sponsor
Energy Services Group – Tee Hole Sponsor
Geo-Technology & Associates – Tee Hole Sponsor
Grubb Lumber – Tee Hole Sponsor
Horty & Horty – Tee Hole Sponsor
Leon Weiner & Associates – Tee Hole Sponsor
Sharon Moore – Cigar Sponsor
Morris & Ritchie Associates – Tee Hole Sponsor
Saul Ewing – Straightest Drive Sponsor
Schell Brothers – Tee Hole Sponsor
Shone Lumber – Tee Hole Sponsor
State Farm Insurance, Rick Downes – Tee Hole Sponsor
Watershed Eco, Longest Drive Sponsor
Wells Fargo – Beverage Station Sponsor
Whiteford Taylor Preston – Golf Ball Sponsor

You can view all the photos from the event by visiting 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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