Skip Brewerof Walnut Cove Builders in Arden, N.C. andSean Sullivanof Living Stone Construction in Black Mountain, N.C., recently achieved the status of Accredited Master Builder designation. There are only 3 individuals who have this designation in the Greater Asheville Area. Graduates of the AMB program must complete an intensive series of 40 hours of course work, during which they learn about the newest trends and technology in the building industry. This designation is achieved only after first completing the Accredited Builder program of 72 hours coursework. The Asheville Home Builders Institute, the educational arm of the Asheville Home Builders Association, provides these courses locally for the North Carolina Builder Institute. An Accredited Master Builder designation is recognized statewide and identifies top professionals in the building industry. Participants also have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow builders on solutions to many everyday problems encountered in the industry. To keep their designation current, graduates must complete an additional eight hours each year. Skip Brewer is the President-Elect of the Asheville Home Builders Association and Sean Sullivan is a Past President of the association. The Asheville Home Builders Association has been your homebuilding resource since 1966. Our mission is to educate and support members, contribute to the local community, and represent the local, state, and national building industry. Affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and the North Carolina Home Builders Association, the Asheville HBA (www.ashevillehba.com) represents more than 600 companies from the community.