TWO INDUCTED INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA HOUSING HALL OF FAME

Gary Hill of Greensboro, NC and Lucius Jones of Wendell, NC are the newest members of the prestigious North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame. Hill and Jones were inducted during NCHBA’s Installation Dinner & Housing Hall of Fame Ceremony held in December in Pinehurst, NC.

The first inductee, Gary Hill has a long and distinguished record of service to our industry. At every point in his career, he has upheld the basic principle that housing should be attainable for everyone, regardless of financial status.

As a longtime member of the Greensboro Builders Association, Hill has spread the message about the importance of affordability. He served the association as its president in 1993 and has been a board member for the past 30 years. His leadership and commitment to the GBA is also evidenced by the numerous other roles he has held, including on the Sales and Marketing Council, Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and many others.

Hill has also played an important role in the development of the Triad Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition (TREBIC), which has grown into a critical public policy entity advancing responsible development while saving builders and developers from excessive fees and regulations. Gary Hill (at podium) of Greensboro, NC addresses the crowd following his induction into the North Carolina Housing Hall of Fame.

His substantial achievements have been recognized with the Greensboro Builder Association’s highest honor, the Eugene Gulledge Outstanding Service Award, in 1996 and 2011. He has also twice been named the GBA Builder Member of the Year.

Hill has been similarly dedicated to NCHBA, having the unusual distinction of serving two consecutive terms as president, in 2013 and 2014. He has also served as a regional vice president, an NC Builder Institute trustee, on the Hall of Fame Board of Governors as well as on numerous committees.

At the national level, Hill is a Life Spike, a Senior Life Director, and has served as the North Carolina State Rep. Never one to tire of giving back to our industry, Hill recently became the Executive Director of the Job-Site Safety Institute.

The second inductee, Lucius Jones has an equally impressive record of helping North Carolina families achieve the dream of home ownership.

Jones has been active in our industry since 1972, when he became a member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County. He started in housing as a lender working with both builders and homeowners as President of Wendell Savings and Loan in his hometown of Wendell, NC. He later became a builder himself, committed to