Ethan Collier, Jay Bell Elected To State HBA Posts

Monday, November 6, 2017

Two members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga HBAGC) were elected to positions with the Home Builders Association of Tennessee. During HBAT’s Fall meeting of the membership in Memphis, Ethan Collier was elected 2018 vice president – secretary and Jay Bell was elected Southeast Region Area vice president.

Mr. Collier, founder and president of Collier Construction in Chattanooga, becomes the first HBAT senior officer from Chattanooga in 34 years. He will become vice president – treasurer in 2019 and assume the presidency of the 2,600 member statewide association in 2020. Mr. Collier is currently the chairman of the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission, past president of HBAGC and has served on a number of local non-profit organizations.

For Mr. Collier, it was a rapid ascension from various local non-profit positions to the top of the HBAT ladder.

“It’s been a great learning experience every step of the way,” Mr. Collier said. “Being able to meet and connect with so many different people from the all corners of the state has been both fulfilling and challenging. I’m extremely proud of our local home builders association and the effort it has put into growing and becoming more involved at the state level. It’s very humbling to be elected to a statewide leadership position and serve our industry and membership.”

Mr. Bell is a second-generation builder in Chattanooga and Hamilton County and owns Bell Home Builders. As Southeast Region Area vice president, an office Mr. Bell has held for the past two years, he will represent local home builder associations in five different areas – Chattanooga and Hamilton County, Warren County, Cumberland County, South Central and the Ocoee Regional Builders Association.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be reelected by my peers at the state meeting,” Mr. Bell said. “Now, more than ever, our local associations need to work together and help each other out in order to best promote and protect our industry. I’m looking forward to continuing this service over the next two years and doing everything I can to support our builders, associates and affiliate members.”  


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