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BIA Annual Awards

At the end of each year, the BIA holds its annual Inaugural Celebration and Awards Ceremony recognizing outstanding members from the past year. The incoming President and Board of Trustees are sworn in, and the outgoing President is recognized. In addition, members are honored for encouraging the American dream of homeownership, maintaining professional excellence and supporting the standards and policies of the BIA.

Irving E. Schottenstein Builder of the Year Award

This award was renamed in honor of the late Irving E. Schottenstein, co-founder of M/I Homes, and is given to a builder member for encouraging the American dream of homeownership, maintaining professional excellence, and supporting the standards and policies of the BIA.

  • 1984: Ed Lynch
  • 1985: Irving E. Schottenstein
  • 1986: Steve Potter
  • 1987: Roger Hatch
  • 1988: Dave Zager
  • 1989: Bill Fannin, Sr.
  • 1990: Jack Wallick
  • 1991: Kevin Knight
  • 1992: Charlie Ruma
  • 1993: Ernie Fritsche
  • 1994: Don Borror
  • 1995: George Skestos
  • 1996: Romanelli/Hughes
  • 1997: Robert A. Webb
  • 1998: Dave Wickline, Sr.
  • 1999: Edward A. Bacome & Philip G. Fankhauser
  • 2000: Robert Schottenstein
  • 2001: Carlyle Perry, Jr.
  • 2002: Bob Yoakam
  • 2003: William Fannin, Sr. & William Fannin, Jr.
  • 2004: David Haid & Brian Jimenez
  • 2005: Craig Tuckerman
  • 2006: Centex Homes
  • 2007: Ted Uritus
  • 2008: Vince Kollar
  • 2009: Bill Owens
  • 2010: Howard Schottenstein
  • 2011: Zenios Michael Zenios
  • 2012: Mark Braunsdorf
  • 2013: Dave Brown

Associate of the Year Award

This award is given to an associate member in recognition of high business and ethical standards and contributions to the home building industry and the BIA.

  • 1984: Bill Clarkin
  • 1985: Milt Lewin
  • 1986: Bob Hohl
  • 1987: Don Jones
  • 1988: Jack Graff
  • 1989: Fritz Smith
  • 1990: Larry Bellman
  • 1991: Virgil Smith
  • 1992: Russ Shaeffer
  • 1993: Bill Reynolds
  • 1994: Page Vornbrock
  • 1995: Tim Williams
  • 1996: Karen Dennis
  • 1997: Pamela K. Yost
  • 1998: Bruce Burkholder
  • 1999: Jeffrey L. Lamp, Wilbur C. Strait
    2000:
    Ann Misiolek
    2001:
    Terry Macko
  • 2002: Craig Bohning, Jason Coffee, Rich Williams
  • 2003: Pamela Yost
  • 2004: Scott Green, Marianne McCarty-Collins
  • 2005: Keith Sharrock
  • 2006: Jason Goldberg
  • 2007: Robin Hand
  • 2008: Adam Lewin
  • 2009: Dick Gossett
  • 2010: Natalie Moore
  • 2011: David Shaver 
  • 2012: Kevin Kershner
  • 2013: Christopher Eramo

Remodeler of the Year Award

This award is given to a builder member who is active in remodeling in recognition of high business and ethical standards and contributions to the home building industry and the BIA.

  • 1986: Elvin Henson
  • 1987: Jerry Kitzler
  • 1989: Brian Wiland
  • 1990: Ron Landis
  • 1992: Pat Jewell
  • 1993: Ron Landis
  • 1995: Lew Teale (declined)
  • 1996: Jeffrey S. Brown
  • 1997: Jeffrey S. Brown
  • 1998: William W. Owens
  • 1999: William W. Owens
  • 2000: J. Robert White
  • 2001: Mike Stumpf
  • 2002: Bob Fry
  • 2003: William S. Owens
  • 2004: Dave Fox
  • 2005: Todd Schmidt
  • 2006: Marc Gliatas
  • 2007: Michael Matrka, Inc.
  • 2008: Nicholson Builders
  • 2009: Bill Bryan, Marc Gliatas
  • 2010: Marc Gliatas
  • 2011: Mark Toot
  • 2012: George Cleary
  • 2013: Mark Toot

Citizen of the Year Award

This award is given to a non-BIA member who has performed service resulting in major benefits to the community and the building industry.

  • 1952: James T. Foley
  • 1953: Parker Carwick, Paul Winters
  • 1955: Julie O. Suarez, Vivienne I. Suarez
  • 1957: Paul R. Gingher
  • 1958: Preston Davis
  • 1959: Grove F. Clements
  • 1960: T. Kline Hamilton
  • 1961: Wilbur T. Collins, C.C. Guthrie,
    Robert K. Levy, Don E. Weaver
  • 1962: Delmar G. Starkey
  • 1963: John W. Galbreath
  • 1964: James Ralph Riley
  • 1965: The Columbus Dispatch
  • 1966: John Elam
  • 1968: M.E. Senenbrenner
  • 1969: William S. Guthrie
  • 1970: James B. McIntosh, James B. Rhodes
  • 1971: Novice Fawcett
  • 1972: Samuel L. Devine
  • 1973: Tom Moody
  • 1974: Mel Tharp
  • 1975: John W. Kessler
  • 1976: Chalmers Wylie
  • 1978: Daniel M. Galbreath
  • 1979: Melvin Schottenstein
  • 1980: Michael Dorrian
  • 1981: Jimmy Crum
  • 1982: R. David Thomas
  • 1983: John McConnell
  • 1984: Melvin V. Dodge 
  • 1985: Walter English
  • 1986: John F. Havens
  • 1987: Peter H. Edwards
  • 1988: Robert W. Weiler
  • 1989: Katherine La Veque
  • 1990: Max W. Holzer
  • 1991: Don Shackelford
  • 1992: Harley E. Rouda, Sr.
  • 1993: Lewis R. Smoot, Sr.
  • 1994: Leslie H. Wexner
  • 1995: E. Gordon Gee
  • 1996: Warren W. Tyler
  • 1997: John H. McConnell, Dimon R. McFerson,
    Ron Pizzuti, John F. Wolfe
  • 1998: Roger A. Reynolds
  • 1999: Matthew D. Habash
  • 2000: Senator Bruce Johnson
  • 2001: Chris Bauserman
  • 2002: Mayor Michael Coleman
  • 2003: Deborah Martin
  • 2004: Senator Steve Stivers
  • 2005: Congressman Pat Tiberi
  • 2006: Mayor Don Schonhardt
  • 2007: Todd Hanks
  • 2008: Ty Marsh
  • 2009: Larry Metzger
  • 2010: Tracie Davies
  • 2011: Kenny McDonald
  • 2012: Dennis Stapleton
  • 2013: Governor John Kasich 

Washburn Schofield Memorial Award

This award is named in honor of Earl Washburn and Byron Schofield, two outstanding past BIA members, and is given to a member of the BIA who has performed service resulting in major benefits to the building industry and the community.

  • 1951: Russell R. Fling
  • 1952: J. Frank Mooney
  • 1953: Walter J. Shapter, Jr.
  • 1954: Ernest Fritsche
  • 1955: Wilburn K. Kerr, Sr.
  • 1956: Ivan H. Gore
  • 1957: Raymond S. Barry
  • 1959: George G. Byrd
  • 1960: George J. Igel, Sr.
  • 1961: Cecil K. Rose
  • 1962: Warren E. Wittman
  • 1963: Harold G. Kayne
  • 1964: W. Ed Bogen
  • 1965: Karl W. Kumler
  • 1966: John E. Sandefur
  • 1967: Bryon E. Schofield
  • 1968: Ralph Metzger
  • 1969: Walter Brown
  • 1970: Harry L. Thomas, Jr.
  • 1971: William S. Fannin, Sr.
  • 1972: James V. Pickett
  • 1973: Albert F. Dorton
  • 1974: Corwin L. Knowles
  • 1975: Robert C. Rankin
  • 1977: W. Roger Hatch
  • 1978: Norman E. Millard
  • 1979: Lowell Hatch
  • 1980: Milton Lewin
  • 1981: Clifford Hall
  • 1982: Fritz Smith
  • 1983: George Frank, Robert Hohl
  • 1984: Ed Lynch
  • 1985: H.R. Ransom
  • 1986: John A. Esper
  • 1987: Charles J. Ruma
  • 1988: Jim Sutliff
  • 1989: Jack Graf
  • 1990: F. Stevens Potter
  • 1991: Larry Bellman
  • 1992: Donald L. Cary
  • 1993: Dave Wickline, Sr.
  • 1994: William Thornton
  • 1995: Page Vornbrock
  • 1996: Llewellyn J. Teale, Jr.
  • 1997: Daniel M. O'Brien
  • 1998: Martin A. Graff Jr.
  • 1999: Harrison W. Smith, Jr.
  • 2000: Edward Bacome
  • 2001: Giorgio Bittoni
  • 2002: Keith Sharrock
  • 2003: Carlyle Perry, Jr.
  • 2004: Charlie Driscoll
  • 2005: Adam Lewin
  • 2006: Scott Shively, Shelley Shively
  • 2007: Ben Hale
  • 2008: Ann Misiolek
  • 2009: Craig Bohning
  • 2010: Craig Tuckerman
  • 2011: Robert E. Yoakam, Jr.
  • 2012: Charles E. Ruma
  • 2013: Jason Goldberg
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