Since its founding in 1944, BASF has been very fortunate to have powerful, talented, and creative leaders. They led the Association and our Board of Directors through many decades of business cycles. Most importantly, they always kept one thing paramount in their minds: what was best for the entire industry — not for a particular member or company. It continues to be our guiding principle.
A number of our Board Members have distinguished themselves in this way and have been honored by being inducted into the BASF Housing Hall of Fame, received the coveted title of Spirit of the Industry, or in rare instances, were so highly esteemed and were awarded both honors. BASF is proud to present these members to you here.
BASF Lifetime Achievement Award
The Builders Association of South Florida Housing Hall of Fame honors those who have made significant and lasting contributions to the building industry, community and to the Builders Association of South Florida. It is the highest honor of our Association to be inducted into the BASF Housing Hall Fame, as inductees are nominated by fellow BASF members, and confirmed by the Housing Hall of Fame Board of Governors.
Builders Association of South Florida’s Housing Hall of Fame Members
|2019 Senator Bob Graham||2004 Andrew Witkin||1994 Stanley Tate|
|2019 Tom P. Murphy, Jr.||2003 Eduardo Camet||1991 James Albert|
|2017 Truly Burton||2003 Alvah Chapman||1991 Adolph Berger *|
|2017 Marianna Perez||2003 Jorge Perez||1991 Max Goldstein *|
|2015 Fred Abbo||2002 Jonathan Fels||1991 Emil Gould *|
|2013 Oscar Barbara||2002 Barry Pollock||1991 J.V. Shelhorse *|
|2012 Jim Carr||2000 Omar “Butch” Gaudette||1990 Eli Adams, Jr. *|
|2012 Jim Werle||2000 Deborah Reyes||1989 John Arbib *|
|2011 Noah Breakstone||1999 Armando Codina||1989 Charles Babcock, Jr.|
|2010 Irwin M. Adler||1999 William Dowd||1989 George Berlin *|
|2009 Richard Horton||1999 Martin Fine *||1989 Michael Cannon *|
|2009 Luis Rabell||1999 Merrett Stierheim||1989 Ralph DeMeo|
|2008 Lawrencce Kahn II *||1998 Lester Goldstein *||1989 Sam Gordon|
|2007 Joseph Goldstein, Esq.||1998 Robert Traurig *||1989 Herschel “Hank” Green *|
|2007 Neisen Kasdin, Esq.||1995 Jay Janis||1989 Lenny Miller *|
|2006 Robert Legg||1995 Jay Allen Siegel||1989 Al Singer *|
|2005 Stanley Price, Esq.||1994 Susan Highsmith *|
|2004 Robert Bonnet|
The Al Singer Spirit of the Industry Award
The Al Singer Spirit of the Industry Award was developed in 1998 to recognize BASF members who exemplify the spirit of the building industry. This award recognizes an individual whose lifetime contributions have made a significant difference to the BASF, the industry and the community. The criteria is based on four, essential personal qualities needed for strong leadership: Conviction, Courage, Dedication and Excellence.
Past Recipients of the Al Singer Spirit of the Industry Award
|2021 Jose Gonzalez||2010 Shahin Etessam||2003 Lester Goldstein *|
|2019 Richard Gomez||2009 Jonathan Fels||2002 John Arbib *|
|2017 Ben Solomon, Esq.||2008 Richard Horton||2001 Herschel “Hank” Green *|
|2015 Joseph Goldstein, Esq.||2007 Luis Rabell*||2000 George Berlin *|
|2013 David Saul *||2006 Miriam Alvarez||1999 Lenny Miller *|
|2012 Deborah Reyes||2005 Sanford Miot *||1998 Al Singer *|
|2011 Stanley B. Price, Esq.||2004 Deborah Reyes|
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