Seven local high school students were awarded a total of $35,000 from the Coastal Virginia Building Industry Association Scholarship Foundation during its annual academic awards program. A committee of association members reviewed applications recently, looking at each student’s academic performance, community service activities and financial need. The 2021 recipients are listed below and each have received a $5,000 four-year scholarship*: (*Several of the awards are “named” scholarships endowed by a
CVBIA installs 2021 officers, directors Jeff Bruzzesi was installed Tuesday, Dec. 8, as 2021 president of Coastal Virginia Building Industry Association. Formerly two separate home builders associations, the Tidewater Builders Association and Peninsula Housing & Builders Association joined forces in early 2020 as one regional organization. A Virginia Beach resident, Bruzzesi is owner of Closet Factory, a closet design and home organizational company he acquired in 2004. Bruzzesi, who has a degree in
Member honored for achievements in 2020 Outgoing CVBIA President Ryan Rose presented the 2020 Member of the Year award to John Queen of R.K. Chevrolet. Queen is a strong advocate for the association, recruiting members throughout the year and bringing in the most new members during a recent recruitment campaign.