Beazer Homes names new VP
Beazer Homes has appointed Nick Peacock to the position of VP lender relations.
“Requiring a small number of performance-screened and locally selected lenders, referred to as our preferred lenders, to compete for our home buyers’ business means every customer has the opportunity to secure the right mortgage for their individual circumstances,” said Allan Merrill, president and CEO of Beazer Homes. “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Peacock and the extensive experience and knowledge he brings to our team. His work will help simplify and enhance the financing process for our homebuyers.”
Peacock has worked in the mortgage business for 26 years with experience working for various banks and lending institutions, as well as part of the financing arms of other public builders. He graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in Vermont with a bachelor of arts in economics.
NAHB competition winners design home for war veteran
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Design Committee has announced the winning team of its first-ever live design competition held during the International Builders’ Show (IBS) last month in Las Vegas. Four teams competed to design a home for Laura Sellinger, a U.S. Air Force veteran who sustained a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq.
The NAHB Design Committee partnered with the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and Operation Finally Home to create the competition, which was administered through NAHB’s Best in American Living Awards (BALA).
“For builders, remodelers, tradesman, suppliers, designers and others in our industry, working together to provide a home is one way we can give something back to America’s warriors who have suffered harm in service to our country,” said Kevin Kelly, NAHB’s first vice chairman and a builder and developer from Wilmington, Del.
Four teams designed a three-bedroom, single-family home to be built within the city limits of Clearwater, Fla. The home had to include universal design features, such as wide hallways and a large shower
The design teams had nine hours to complete a design and then submit it to the BALA judges. The four entries were judged by design professionals and IBS attendees, who voted via text.
“I think the winning design is truly creative, and I am honored to say that the home that will be built was designed just for Laura,” said Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, owner of Home Accessibilities, a residential design firm in Anchorage, Alaska.
The winning design team consisted of Mike Crocker, Jerry Messman and David Copenhaver of BSB Design in Des Moines, Iowa.
PrimeSource, Rebuilding Together form partnership
PrimeSource has entered into a yearlong partnership with Rebuilding Together to provide Grip-Rite products to disaster recovery efforts across the country.
PrimeSource will work to support Rebuilding Together affiliates in affected areas with Grip-Rite tools and building materials.
“PrimeSource and its Grip-Rite products have a long history of being there to get the job done, to help build and rebuild America’s homes and communities,” said Ken Fishbein, Co-CEO of PrimeSource Building Products. “As part of that commitment we are proud to support the long-term recovery efforts of Rebuilding Together’s Disaster Assessment and Recovery Team.”
Rebuilding Together affiliates have helped rebuild more than 1,000 homes along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, working on homes after floods in Nashville, and a regional effort in western Massachusetts after tornadoes swept through the area.
“The homeowners we serve are among those most severely impacted when disasters occur,” said Gary Officer, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “If their home is damaged or destroyed, they often lack the means or resources to rebuild and may lose everything. This is one of the most basic, most elemental examples of our core mission put into action — rebuilding a home for those who may otherwise lose everything. We rely on partners like PrimeSource to help us carry out this mission.”
The partnership kicked off during an Oct. 25, 2012 rebuild event in Orlando, Fla. where PrimeSource contributed resources and Grip-Rite tools to resident Linda Lipofsky, whose home was damaged by the 2004 Hurricanes Frances and Charley.