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Sep 12 2019

Mariani Receives Distinguished Associate of the Year Award from the North Carolina Home Builders Association

Jodi Vedelli

On September 11, during the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) STARS Award gala in Charlotte, NC, Katie Mariani, Senior HBA & Affinity Program Coordinator for Builders Mutual, received the Distinguished Associate Member of the Year award.

Mariani has been a member of the NCHBA since 2009.  During the last ten years, she has been active on the association’s membership committee and has worked to create new and innovative ideas for membership retention and recruitment.  Katie also works closely with the Executive Officers and Executive Secretaries of the local home builders associations (HBAs) in North Carolina to advance their training and educational opportunities.  She dedicates her time and talents to the mission of the NCHBA while reinforcing the importance of the 35 year partnership that Builders Mutual and the NCHBA share.

“I have witnessed first-hand the unwavering commitment Katie has made to the state and local home builder’s associations though her interaction, participation and leadership activities,” states Mike Gerber, SVP/Chief Marketing Officer at Builders Mutual.  “She has clear understanding of the value provided by the local associations and has made it her mission to help local leadership communicate that value to their members. She is highly regarded by her peers, local EO’s and NCHBA leadership and is a most deserving recipient of this award.”

Mariani graduated from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro with bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  She began her career in real estate and joined Builders Mutual in 2009.  In her initial Agency Relations role, she coordinated membership compliance with local HBAs and supported our agency partners.  Katie now serves as the Senior HBA & Affinity Program Coordinator and partners with local, state and national home builders associations to promote the value of Builders Mutual and membership across all organizations. 

Headquartered in North Carolina, Builders Mutual is one of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast’s leading writers of commercial insurance for the construction industry. Since its inception in 1984, Builders Mutual has broadened its territory beyond North Carolina to include the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Florida. The company provides commercial insurance coverage to more than 24,000 policyholders through more than 5,000 sales agents and employs more than 350 staff at its Raleigh headquarters.

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