Reagan Van Cleave has joined CVBIA as its Membership Development Director. In this critical association position, Van Cleave will assist current members with maximizing their membership investment, provide outreach to prospective members, and promote the value of membership within the association and beyond. She succeeds long-time membership director Betty Axson, who recently retired. A graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a communications degree, Van Cleave was most recently a Membership
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.
Sam Cohen of Joey Corp. and Scott Gandy of Kempsville Building Materials teamed up last year to build a very special house at the 2019 Homearama: the Coastal Virginia Building Industry Association Scholarship House. Upon the home’s recent sale, they donated $17,000 to the CVBIA Scholarship Foundation. “It had been eight years since a Scholarship House was built and since the market had started to recover, I thought it was important that we bring back an annual tradition that began in 1966,”
$35,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDEDSeven 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 139 applications last month, looking at each student’s academic performance, community service activities and financial need. The 2020 recipients are listed below and each have received a $5,000 four-year scholarship*: (*Several of the awards are