Emmons, Mahoney Named Patchan Scholarship Winners
Debbie Emmons, CGA, vice-chairman of the Florida Home Builders Association Remodelors™ Council, and Patrick Mahoney, CAPS, chair of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association Remodelors™ Council in Tennessee, are this year’s recipients of the NAHB Remodelers Bryan Patchan Scholarship.
Both recipients are longtime professionals in the remodeling industry.
The Bryan Patchan Scholarship is a $1,000 award given to the chairman or vice-chairman of a local NAHB remodelers council for travel expenses to attend the NAHB Spring Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C. The application-based award was created to recognize Bryan Patchan’s commitment and decades of service to NAHB Remodelers.
In addition to attending the board meetings, scholarship recipients participate in leadership orientation activities hosted by the NAHB Remodelers national leadership and staff, and get a chance to see the inner workings of the association.
Further, they learn more about the relationship between NAHB and NAHB Remodelers and take part in legislative action on Capitol Hill.
With the assistance of the scholarship, Mahoney was able to attend a spring board meeting for the first time in 20 years. “Remodelers are creative and personable,” he said. “Everyone was more than willing to share experiences and suggestions.”
Emmons said she appreciated the opportunity to see what she called “the heartbeat of the U.S. building and remodeling industry.” She found the committee members open and receptive to her opinions. “My presence was welcomed and my input was encouraged,” she said.