The Association's goals include working with its members to promote the residential building industry in general, and HVBRA members in particular.

Along these lines, a yearly scholarship grant of $1,000 has been established for BAHV members, their employees and families. A HVBRA member can also sponsor promising students that they believe would benefit from this scholarship.

All of the applicants for the HVBRA Scholarship have to complete an application with their grades, references and a brief essay of their career goals. Finalists are also interviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

If you are aware of a student who will be attending a post-secondary school this fall, please have them complete an application to apply for this scholarship.

Applications are available here in pdf format. All applications must be received by the Builders Association by May 2.

In 2007, the Hudson Valley Builders & Remodelers Association was formally established, which will house the Scholarship Endowment funds generously donated by the following sponsors:


Founder (Contributions $2,000 or more)

Robert & Jerard Hankin, in memory of Sam Hankin
Rowley Building Products, in memory of Robert Rowley
Vincent Bettina
Michael & Deborah Meyers
David Stenger
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Kuehner
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Deverman
Malcolm S. Meyerson
Luke & Donna Regier
EMS Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Brian & Valerie Rivenburgh

Chairman (Contributions $1,000-$1999)

Daniel Amatuzzo
Mr. & Mrs. William Gumb
Jim & Natalie Brooks
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Guterman
In Memory of Edgar Deverman
Ulster Savings Bank
In Memory of Thomas J. Rowe 

President (Contributions of $500-$999)
Brian & Valerie Rivenburgh
Thomas A. & Nicole Fini
Sam Rothbeind
Eric Wotton


Director (Contributions of $200-$499)

Robert & Marilyn Hankin - The Hankin Family
Jerard & Reggie Hankin - The Hankin Family
Lynn & Thomas Pretzfeld - The Hankin Family
Stuart & Elayne Hankin - The Hankin Family
RR Plumbing & HVAC Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. William Thomas
Mark Eickelbeck
John McHugh
Charles Raspler
Kohler Co.
CTX Mortgage
Dan Gueron
Dean Dutcher
Guy Harnett
Pablo Alvarez
William Flynn
Tri-State Elevator
Sam Rothbeind


For information on becoming a sponsor for the Scholarship Program, contact the HVBRA office. All sponsors will be acknowledged on a plaque at the HVBRA, in the HVBRA newsletter, annual directory and on the HVBRA web site.

For further information, please contact us at (845) 567-6600 or Email us at

Thank you to our sponsors


Welby, Brady & Greenblatt