The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) has elected Chuck Howe and Steven Hudgins to the National Association board of directors. They were elected by an electronic vote of the association membership in December 2022 and will be officially introduced at the MBCEA Annual Conference opening session on May 8, 2023, in Nashville.
“I am excited to welcome both Chuck and Steven to the board,” says Jennifer Heimburger, MBCEA president. “Their wealth of experience is a great asset as we continue to grow and lead the industry moving forward.”
Chuck Howe, senior vice president of field operations at Bobbitt Construction Inc. and COO of Radius Builds, began his AEC career at a civil engineering firm before starting his own construction company. After eight years, Chuck sold his share of the business and joined the Radius team in 1992. With a 37-year career in construction, he knows that a good contractor is only as good as its people. He holds a general contractors license in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Steven Hudgins, LEED AP, president, Rainwater Construction Co., started in the metal building industry in 2001 as a district sales manager for Steelox Building Systems. He then worked in various sales, management and executive roles with Star Building Systems and Butler Manufacturing. While at Butler Manufacturing, Steven served on the Architect Committee for the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). In July 2021, Steven became president of Rainwater Construction where he is an owner/managing partner. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Steven holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the College of Charleston and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
The complete 2023 MBCEA Board of Directors consists of Jennifer Heimburger, President; Art Hance, Past President; Robert Tiffin, Vice President; David Leinbach, Treasurer; Justin Beall, Secretary; Directors Tucker Cope, Douglas Collins, Tom Granitz, Bryan Harshbarger, Jarrod Turner, David Tomchak, John Paul Lawrence, Chuck Howe and Steven Hudgins; and Chapter Presidents Orris Schlabach, Michael Cain, Dan Halme, Jennifer Pfeil, Randy Sharber, Wade Hobbs, Don Moore, John Juzswik, Jeff Wolgamott, John Iveson, Sarah Toth and Jesse Evert.
For more information on MBCEA’s board of directors, educational programs, AC478 accreditation and the Annual Conference, visit www.mbcea.org.