BIA Names Corporate Member of the Year and Commercial Contractor Member of the Year

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November 27, 2018
The Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA) have announced that Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC has been named 2018 Corporate Member of the Year and 84 Lumber has been chosen as the 2018 Commercial Contractor of the Year.
The Corporate Member of the Year award was created to recognize an outstanding member company of the association. This award takes into account a company’s contributions on the whole toward the betterment of the association, including financial support, use of company resources and representation of the association in an outstanding manner. Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC (SIC) is an independent insurance sales/consulting agency specializing in both individual and group health, life, and retirement licensed products for customers with a focus on insurance needs for the construction industry. SIC was founded in 2000 by Eric Wells and George Routon. Ed Byrd merged his firm (Professional Group Benefits, LLC/dba Norris-Byrd Group Benefits) with SIC in 2007. Byrd joined the HBA of Greater Columbia (now BIA of Central South Carolina) in 1987. He has been nominated by the National Association of Home Builders as the 2018 Associate of the Year.
84 LumberThe Commercial Contractor of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding Commercial Contractor member company of the BIA of Central South Carolina. This award takes into account a company’s contributions on the whole toward the betterment of the association. Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber is a privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber has been recognized on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Largest Private Companies. The leading building materials supplier ranks #125 among 229 businesses, up 35 spots from 2017. 84 Lumber has been featured on the renowned list nearly every year since it launched in 1985, and was also recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2016 and 2017.
The BIA of Central South Carolina would like to commend Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC and 84 Lumber 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.
At the annual BIA Holiday Ball on December 14, 2018 the association will announce the recipients of the Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year, Associate Member of the Year, Trade Contractor of the Year and the Richard N. Sendler Award. In addition, Jennifer Harding of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World will be installed as the 2019 President of the association.
For more information about the BIA of Central South Carolina, please visit or call (803) 256-6238.