Columbia, SC – Mike Satterfield, EVP/CEO of Great Southern Homes, Inc. was named the Richard N. Sendler award winner. This award is sponsored by BMC and is voted on by past presidents and associate vice presidents of the BIA and the recipient must project a community image that adds stature to the association; exemplify standards promoted and supported by the association; institute innovative and creative ideas that have improved the housing industry and have unquestionable character and integrity.
After being a member of the association for many years Mike joined the BIA Board of Directors in 2015 as a Builder Director and rose to lead the organization as President in 2018. In addition to his duties on the board, he was involved in the BIA Golf Classic and in building the membership of the association. In fact, he sponsored the most new members in 2017 and received the Frank D. Clark SPIKE of the Year that year. In recognition of all he has accomplished, the membership voted him the 2017 Builder Member of the Year. Recently, Mike has continued to be active with the association by participating on other committees, including leading the Membership Committee in 2020.
The 2020 BIA Associate Member of the Year is Bill Earle, Director of Strategic Marketing of Great Southern Homes. Bill has been a member of the Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) since 2004 and an Affiliate member of the BIA since 2019. He has served as Chairman of the Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show since 2018 and will continue to serve in that position for the 2021 show this May. He is an active member in the SMC and BIA. In his role at Great Southern Homes, he is active with the annual TOUR OF HOMES and many other events throughout the year. As Director of Strategic Marketing for Great Southern Homes, he assists in exploring new market opportunities across South Carolina and leads the research component of the business. He oversees the marketing, advertising, and digital advertising of the company as well. The Associate Member of the Year Award is sponsored by Stanley Martin Homes. Members of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA) voted for their choice of nominees for the Associate Member of the Year Award.
The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina would like to commend the award winners on their hard work and dedication throughout the year. They have not only served the building industry well, but the Columbia community and the entire state have benefited from their dedication and work.