Builder Hall of Fame Award: Gary Kerns
Builder Hall of Fame Award
KCHBA established the George W. Byers Award in 1972. This award paid tribute to builders providing distinguished service to the homebuilding industry. In 1993, this honor evolved to become the Builder Hall of Fame Award. Award recipients have demonstrated a lifetime of service to the industry, the association and the community. The 2020 Builder Hall of Fame Award is presented to Gary Kerns, president of Gary Kerns Homebuilders.
Gary is a third-generation home builder. Focusing his business in the Northland, Gary joined the HBA in 1999 because he wanted to put a home on the Parade. Since then, he has served and/or continues to serve on the Parade Committee, co-chairs the Membership Committee, is a board member and was president in 2018. Gary will serve as Parade chair in 2021.