Fairfield, CT, June 1, 2016 – This year marked the 70th anniversary of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County(HBRA). At their annual meeting held on June 1st at the Trumbull Marriott, new officers and board members were installed, two scholarships were awarded to local students and two of the association’s members were honored for their support of the organization.

The evening  included the installation of Chris Steiner, Vice-President of Steiner, Inc. as President of the HBRA of Fairfield County. Roy Steiner, a Past President of the organization in 1986 and 1991, and Chris’ father, took part in the ceremony as did Richard Steiner, Chris’ great uncle who was President of the HBRA in 1975. Chris’ late grandfather, Ernest was also President of the association in 1955, making Chris a fourth generation builder and third generation President of the organization.

The Associate’s Council, a committee of the HBRA, presented the 2016-17 Associate Council awards to Scott Hobbs, co-owner of Hobbs Inc, a nationally award winning builder out of New Canaan, and Joanne Carroll, President of JMC Resources, the publisher of CT Builder Magazine and producer of the CT Home Building Industry (HOBI) awards were honored for their support of the membership and building industry.

“Scott provides predictable excellence to all of the projects that Hobbs, Inc. is involved,” said Steven Roth, President of the Elevator Service Company and co-chairman of the Associates Council. “Scott as a Builder Member, consistently engages our Associate Members whenever possible, creating a successful relationship that is cost effective and efficient.”

“Joanne Carroll has touched many, if not all, of our lives,” said Propane Pete Battaglio of Hocon Gas and co-chairman of the Associates Council “Through Joanne’s publicized articles and advertising expertise, she has connected many Associate Members and Builder Members; thus, increasing their effectiveness. Her professionalism and dedication to the HBRA is remarkable and profound.”

Celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County is the leading consumer and commercial resource for home building, remodeling and land development in Fairfield County. The organization’s mission is to promote, protect & improve the building industry while providing consumer awareness and community involvement.

For more information, call Gina Calabro, Executive Officer at (203) 335-7008 or e-mail: hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com. To learn more about the HBRA organization, visit: www.BuildFairfieldCounty.com.