Everybody at the board room table may be willing to nod and agree to anything that is said. Everybody but one. And fortunately for us – or all the members of the HBA – he wanted questions answered before he let anything come to a vote. As loyal in his attendance as he was diligent in his duty to inquire, only a house closing kept him away from a board meeting. One. In two years. He is so consistently a part of our membership meetings that we may cancel if he doesn’t sign up. When it came time to solicit BuildPAC contributions from Board members, we found that his pledge was made and paid before others could reach for their wallets. With everything that is going on in his life, it is nothing short of amazing that he could devote as much time and passion to the HBA as he has – but he has, so the 2007 Director of the Year is Chad Collins, Collins Design-Build Inc.
Nicholas J. Tennyson, Executive Vice President HBA of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties
I've known Chad Collins for several years and in that time seen him grow his business to include all aspects of residential construction, from acquiring the lot to inspecting the finished project. His attention to detail and respect for his clients is enviable and further, he's very pleasant to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
Margaret Cannell, Executive Director, Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber
I have known Chad Collins since 2001 and have worked with him on numerous projects in which he was the G.C. I can tell anyone interested in doing business with Chad or purchasing his products that he is a very detailed person and insures great work is done on his projects. I can recommend him to anyone and would gladly have him do work for my closest friends and family. Can I say more!
Ammon Brock, VP, Brock Cabinets Inc
Chad is a well organized, customer-driven builder. His attention to detail is excellent. Chad's number one goal is customer satisfaction and he achieves that with all his projects. I highly recommend Chad for any project large or small.
Blake Dohner, Owner, Blake Distributions, Inc.
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Chad many times. He is tremendously organized and truly a pleasure to work with. Besides being a joy to know and work with, Chad is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. Chad has always demonstrated a strong work ethic and a dedication to success. It is for these reasons that I offer high recommendations for Chad Collins without reservation. His drive and abilities will truly be an asset to any establishment or client. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Scott Talbert, General Manager, Talbert Building Supply
Chad has proven himself to be a tireless worker in the effort to enhance and extend the influence of the HBA and the housing industry in the Triangle in general. I have had the privilege of serving with Chad as a board member of the HBA of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties. And found him to be engaged and passionate about building, marketing and selling the new homes he builds. Chad is an ambassador for our industry.
Frank Wiesner, MIRM
Chad is an intelligent, resourceful and energetic small builder. Builders and associates alike both respect and admire him. I got to witness Chad’s work first hand and believe he is dedicated to pursuing the skills & knowledge that will make him a better professional.
Barry Tutor, Bonded Builders Home Warranty
Chad Collins has always clearly communicated with us, scheduled work in a timely manner and never went outside our terms of payment - 30 days. We are privileged to be of service to Collins Design-Build because we appreciate quality in our work and when the builder is focused on quality and customer care as well, it makes our job so much easier.
Tommy Brown, President - Comfort Master, Inc.
I have worked with Chad on several occasions with mutual clients. Chad has not only received many awards for his expertise in building, but is a person who stands behind his product. Chad is thoughtful, conscientious and caring towards others both personally and in his work life; he is not just a great builder but a great person. Always reliable, Chad sees every project through and never lets his friends, colleagues or clients down.
Lori Bruhns - Owner/Professional Organizer, Everyday Tidy
Chad does a great job! Chad is a detailed oriented professional. Always a pleasure to work with him. I highly recommend him. Chad is a consummate professional. His attention to detail separates him and it shows in the quality of his work.
Jon Dehart - Branch Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage