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Successful Sixth Annual BUILD-PAC Event Held September 14th

The Sixth Annual Perfect Pair: Cigars & Single Malt Scotch event was held Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at the University  & Whist Club in Wilmington, Delaware. Thank you to our title sponsor Harry Miller of Regal Contractors; and Doug Hershman, Cooch and Taylor, for being our club host. The event was hosted by Hammer and Nails Club of Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBA/DE) in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Build-PAC.


Each year HBA/DE holds this fundraiser to support its national Build-PAC efforts. With the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election, now is an important time to support their efforts to keep housing an important and integral piece of the national economy.

The evening began with hors d’oeuvres and samplings of fine wiskey. Everyone then moved outside to the patio to enjoy cigars sponsored by Roger Wollaston, Creative Floors Inc. Jim Tobin, NAHB Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, gave a few words about the national election and political issues, followed by Mark Grahne, BUILD-PAC Trustee, Delaware.


The night quickly changed from relaxed to lively when the live auction began with our one in only, Dave Curtis, who was our awesome auctioneer.


Thank you to our live auction item donors:

George Beer, Delaware Valley Development Compancy, Flyers  vs. Calgary Tickets
Jeff Bierlein & Bruce Jones, PNC Bank, Winterthur Museum Framed Print
Steve Burnett, IFS Insurance, Eagles vs. Atlanta Tickets
Richard Campbell, Bath Kitchen & Tile, Cal Ripken Jr. Signed Jersey
Tom Curley, TC Electric, Capital Grille $150 Gift Card
Dave Curtis, Group Golf Round at Fieldstone Golf Club (This led to some lively bidding so Dave donated two extra golf rounds to appease everyone who was bidding.)
NAHB Build-PAC, A Cube of Washington’s Finest Private Label Cigars



Thank you also to:

Eugene Graf IV,2016 BUILD-PAC Chair, who said a few words and his wife Erin

Morgan Giovannucci, our NAHB Field Rep.

For the attendees who did not partake in wiskey and cigars, they still had fun and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere to unwind and do some networking. Thank you to all who attended, participated in the auction and to those unable to attend, but made a donation. With everyone’s generosity, we were able to raise over $10,000.







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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