15 Dec Andy Place, Sr. receives Indiana Builders Association’s highest award
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) recently awarded the 2016 John C. Hart Presidential Award to Andy Place, Sr. of South Bend. Place is the president of Place Builders Inc. and served as 2010 IBA President.
The award is named in honor of John C. Hart, Sr. who served as Chairman of the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee in the early 1970s. Hart was known for being instrumental in restructuring Indiana’s property tax system with then Governor Doc Bowen. Hart is also the only Hoosier to serve as President of the National Association of Home Builders and one of five Hoosiers inducted into the National Housing Hall of Fame.
“The John C. Hart Presidential Award is given to a select few who have demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment and dedication to the housing industry,” said 2016 IBA President Jim Pressel. “I am honored to present Andy with this award recognizing his contributions.”
Place is a third generation home builder who was born and raised in South Bend. In 2015, Place was appointed by Governor Mike Pence to serve a four year term on the Indiana Housing and Community Development Board of Directors. Place also currently serves as a National Association of Home Builder State Representative and BUILD-PAC Trustee and is a Certified Green Professional and Certified Graduate Builder.
As a residential and commercial builder/remodeler with Place Builders, Inc. he has built over 1,500 homes. His father, Andrew S. Place, started the Indiana Builders Association in 1952 and is in the National Association of Home Builders Hall of Fame.
Place accepted the award from 2016 IBA President Jim Pressel at the IBA December Board of Directors Meeting.
About the Indiana Builders Association
The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) is a statewide trade organization representing Indiana’s home building, remodeling and light commercial construction industry. Established in 1952, IBA has 27 local affiliates organized into eight geographic areas across Indiana. IBA, along with its affiliates, are associated with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. The organization works to educate its members, the general public, elected officials and regulatory bodies to maintain and develop workable and affordable regulations and laws that enable the citizens of Indiana to own a home. More information can be found at www.buildindiana.org.