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Building Relationships

The Golden Hammer Award is presented quarterly to that Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association member or organization that has tirelessly given of their time and resources to make the communities of Horry and Georgetown Counties a better place to live. We commend them for helping to build relationships that in turn build better and stronger communities.


  • Candidate must be a member in good standing of the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association
  • Qualifying criteria include but are not limited to the following:
  • Shares generously of their knowledge, skills and resources
  • Provides leadership and development through coaching and mentoring
  • Provides a charitable service to an individual or community segment in need

All entries will be carefully reviewed with the winner determined by his/her:

  • Impact on individuals, groups or segments of the local community
  • Coordination & Creativity of the activity and the degree of difficulty
  • Implementation of activity and results achieved

Nomination Process

Candidates for the Golden Hammer Award may be nominated by fellow members of the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association or by residents/businesses of Horry or Georgetown Counties.

The Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association will notify winners, along with the individual/business that nominated them. Winners will be announced quarterly and recognized by their peers during the first membership luncheon of the quarter.

The information below must be included:

The following candidate is nominated for ONE of the following categories:

Individual or Business?


Student Programs

Academy for Technology and Academics


The Horry Georgetown Homebuilders Association, in association with the Academy for Technology and Academics, is pleased to announce a partnership that provides training for students interested in the building and construction industry. According to HGHBA Vice President, Martin Pettigrew, “This partnership will help ensure the future of our industry by providing employees that are proficient, understand the importance of teamwork, and are skilled communicators.” In July 2016, students from the Academy were inducted into membership of the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.
Horry Georgetown Technical College


HGHBA member, D.R. Horton works closely with the Construction Management Program at Horry Georgetown Technical College. They have found the college’s internship program to be a sound investment in the future of their organization as well as that of aspiring students.
“Working with Horry Georgetown Technical College has been a great experience,” said Bryan Doster.  “We have found quality students who fit in with our culture and perform at a high standard. There is a growing need for competent employees in the home building industry. In the Myrtle Beach area alone, we expect that demand to continue for the next 5-7 years. Horry Georgetown Technical College is helping to fill that need.”
  The premier building industry association in Horry and Georgetown Counties