Marshall Knight, owner of CPD Construction in Hertford, N.C., was honored for his dedicated service to the home building industry both as a member of NCHBA and for his tireless efforts to reform and improve the state’s building codes to help maintain housing affordability in North Carolina.
“Marshall has made a lasting contribution to the housing industry through his work in building and development, public service and building codes,” said Mike Carpenter, Executive Vice President of NCHBA. “He has distinguished himself as a proponent of homeowners’ and home builders’ rights even when facing the toughest of opponents.”
Knight has spent countless hours traveling across the state meeting with builders, legislators and the public in an effort to educate and rally support for the rights of homeowners and the building industry. Through his many years of involvement, he was able to bring information and knowledge to the N.C. Building Code Council contributing to effective building codes that would benefit both builders and the public. Marshall was awarded with a Resolution of Appreciation from the Chairman of the N.C. Building Code Council for his outstanding service and contributions.
Knight received a plaque at the ceremony inscribed with the following message, “Your commonsense approach to building codes and construction related issues, especially demonstrated during your 10-year service on the N.C. Building Code Council, as well as your vast expertise in the fields of plumbing, mechanical and electrical contracting, which you have shared in an effort to educate and rally support for the rights of homeowners and builders, have made lasting contributions to the residential building industry in North Carolina.”
Dan Tingen, owner of Tingen Construction in Raleigh, NC, was honored for his involvement in government affairs and regulation, particularly for his efforts to shape the N.C. Building Code Council while providing a strong, reasonable voice for the residential building industry. In 1999, Tingen was appointed by the Governor to serve on the N.C. Building Code Council and later became the first residential builder to be elected Chair of the Council. He was re-elected to the council in 2005 and 2011, and he will have served a total of 18 years at the end of his current term.
“Dan has shown exemplary leadership during his tenure on the Building Code Council,” Carpenter said. “He is a member who tries to lead by building a consensus among other members and has become the champion of the win/win situation.”
Tingen is actively involved in the home builders association, serving as a board member, President of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake Co. in 2006, NCHBA Region 3 Vice President and on numerous committees. He has a strong dedication to the association and the industry, representing the interests of home builders at numerous local city council meetings and being a supporter of Habitat for Humanity. As a valuable asset to the HBA, he is responsible for helping keep housing affordable in the Triangle market.
Tingen received a plaque at the ceremony inscribed with the following message, “Your passion for the association that you love and your commitment and tireless efforts on behalf of our industry and the public, as demonstrated by your 21 years of service on and leadership of the North Carolina Building Code Council, have been instrumental in reforms to the North Carolina Building Codes that maintain affordable, safe and structurally sound housing. Generations of builders and homeowners will benefit from your dedication.”
“These gentlemen inspire us and set the best example of what the home building industry stands for in our state – strength, integrity, honor and ingenuity,” said NCHBA 2011 President Bill Daleure. “The North Carolina Home Builders Association is proud to salute them.”
The Housing Fall of Fame’s Board of Governors selected the worthy inductees from an outstanding pool of candidates nominated this year. The primary purpose of the NCHHF is to honor men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to housing in North Carolina, the building industry, and to the North Carolina Home Builders Association. Knight and Tingen join only 23 previous inductees to the N.C. Housing Hall of Fame.