January 24, 2011
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Schaffer Named NAHB Associate of the Year, Three Associates Honored
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Greg Schaffer

In recognition of his tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of home builders and remodelers and his charitable donations, Greg Schaffer has been named the 2010 Associate of the Year by NAHB.

Schaffer, vice president for the Contract Sales Division at American/Kennedy Hahn Appliance in Madison, Wis., was nominated for the award by the Wisconsin Builders Association.

“Greg understands that in this tough economy, builders need more support than ever from product manufacturers, suppliers and service providers — and his support has been unstinting,” said 2010 NAHB Chairman Bob Jones.

In 2004, Schaffer’s company pioneered a quality certification program launched by the NAHB Research Center; since then, the company has been recertified every year.

Schaffer is a longtime contributor to the state and national builder political action committees and his company makes regular product donations for builder-supported charitable projects such as the Ronald McDonald House and Extreme Makeover, Home Edition.

In 2008, he was honored with the Bright Spot Award for his ability to inspire others in the state association and to recruit and retain members. Schaffer is also active in his local home builders association, the Madison Area Builders Association, where he has served on the board since 1999.

In addition, three new members have been named to the Society of Honored Associates, a distinguished group of volunteers whose support of local and state home builders associations and contributions to NAHB sets them apart. Named this year were:

Schaffer and the new associates were honored at the annual Associates Breakfast on Jan. 13 during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

NAHB Associate members represent a diverse group of occupations involved in the home building industry, including subcontractors, utilities, title companies, interior designers, building material manufacturers and dealers and real estate agents, among others.

For more information, e-mail William Deiss at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8231.

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