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The Home Builders Association of Kentucky recently recognized the work of two area builders.
Bobby Whitehead, a custom home builder for more than 27 years, was honored with the Norris “Pup” Robertson Builder of the Year ward.
Whitehead is the sixth recipient the award, which applauds outstanding efforts on behalf of Kentucky’s housing industry, according to a press release.
Whitehead appreciated being recognized by his peers, he said.
“It was pretty awesome,” he said. “I was just in shock.”
Whitehead has served as a state director for more than 15 years and served a variety of HBAK committees including membership, registered builder, legislative, codes, area vice presidents and the executive committee, according to a press release. Also, he has served as president of the Lincoln Trail Home Builders Association for three terms and has been a member of the board of directors since 2001.
HBAK assistant director Sherry Grim, who has worked with the association for 33 years, noted Whitehead's devotion to his trade.
"Bobby is one of the most dedicated and professional builders I know in the state of Kentucky," Grim said.
Additionally, a Lincoln Trail area builder earned recognition in the state association's Annual Kentucky Design and Remodeling Awards.
Charlie Corbett, of Patriots Pointe Custom Homes, in the Rough River Lake area, took home first place for home additions, first place for new 2,000- to 3,000-square-foot home and second place for general remodel.