TWO INDUCTED INTO THE North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame
Hiram Williams (center) of Hampstead, NC addresses the crowd after being inducted into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame.

find a fair solution to what was then a totally dysfunctional inspections department.

His negotiating skills and clear insights led the town to adopt most of his recommendations. And today he continues to serve as the co-chair for the Orange County Subcommittee of HBADOC’s Land Use/Government Affairs Committee. He was instrumental in creating the Code Official & Builder Alliance League of the Triangle (COBALT), an organization that works to bridge productive relationships with municipalities in order to improve the building permitting process.

Meyers is sought out for his advice and expertise on many other issues as well. When Meyers speaks, everyone listens.

Meyers matches his words with action. In 1990, he served as president of the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties. And he’s also served that HBA on its Board of Directors, scholarship committee, high performance building council, Builders Blitz committee and others.

In 2014 and 2017, Meyers was a Builders Blitz Builder, partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build two Habitat homes.

Meyers has also served the NC Home Builders Association on many occasions during his 35-year building career. He served on the NCHBA Executive Committee as Region III Vice President for two terms. He also chaired the NCHBA Building Codes Committee in 1998 when NCHBA passed legislation to put the NC Building Code on a three-year adoption cycle instead of revisions to the building code becoming effective after every council meeting. That proved to be such a good idea that NCHBA followed that up with legislation which put the building code on its present six-year adoption cycle.

Meyers isn’t one to brag about his accomplishments. He humbly serves both the industry he loves and the community he calls home.

Congratulations to these two deserving individuals!