Ethan Collier Named Home Builder Of The Year

Friday, December 14, 2012

Local general contractor Ethan Collier, president and CEO of Collier Construction, has been recognized as the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga's Home Builder of the Year.

According to Teresa Groves, executive officer of HBAGC, this annual award recognizes a builder who exemplifies the organization's mission of promoting quality building practices in the Chattanooga area. 

"Collier Construction is known in the community for maintaining excellent standards, so we felt Ethan was very deserving of this award," said Ms. Groves.

In 2009, Collier made a commitment that every new home his company built would be better built certified. This certification program outlines specifications for energy efficient building, as well as requirements for testing upon completion. These evaluations yield tangible data regarding a home's energy performance. Collier Construction completed its first better built home in 2010, and certification data revealed that the home is actually 36 percent more efficient than a code-built home. 

In 2012 alone, Collier Construction has built 11 high-end custom homes and completed 25 other projects, including charitable work such as the new camel track at the Chattanooga Zoo.

"I'm extremely honored to have been named Home Builder of the Year--some great builders have won this award in the past, so I'm among good company on that list," said Mr. Collier. "Beyond that, I think this award also sheds light on what HBAGC is doing to help grow and develop business in our area through its support of the building industry."

Collier Construction has been a member of HBAGC since 2004. Mr. Collier is also involved with the Home Builders Association on both state and national levels.


Real Estate Transfers For April 16-23

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register’s Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register’s Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503. For questions regarding this report, please call Chattanoogan.com at 423 266-2325. GI numbers, listed when street addresses are not available, refer to the location of transactions (book number and page number) ... (click for more)

HEB Board Approves PILOT For Chestnut Street Apartments

The city's Health, Education and Housing Facilities Board voted 6-1 on Wednesday in favor of a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) for a $2 million apartment project on Chestnut Street. The five-story, 220-unit apartment building is planned on the Southside near Main. Officials of the Kore development firm said they carried out a similar project in Birmingham without a tax abatement. ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke To Give State Of The City Address Monday Night

Citizens across the community are invited to attend Mayor Andy Berke’s second annual State of the City address, which will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Chattanoogan Hotel. The event is free and open to the public. “The State of the City is an important time to celebrate our accomplishments, discuss our challenges and chart a new course together,” said Mayor ... (click for more)

Anonymous Facebook Posters Pose Possibility Of Signal Schools Separating From Hamilton County School System

"Should Signal Mountain Schools separate from the Hamilton County School System?"   That’s the question posted on a Facebook page titled, simply, Signal Mountain Independent School District.   The creators of the page do not identify themselves. “(W)e certainly don’t want our kids dragged into the issue or targeted for special treatment by any ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The P.S. To A Sad Story

Back in the days when we were determined that the Chattanooga News-Free Press would have the best sports section in the country, I was traveling a whole lot. For example, back then I would be leaving today or tomorrow for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, this after hardly recovering from a week spent at The Masters. And, as it happens with those who are constantly in search for tomorrow’s ... (click for more)