about_us_slide3About Us

Welcome to the official website of the Georgia High Country Builders Association. Our goal is to serve the housing market by providing home builders, remodelers, and land developers with information and opportunities in Georgia.

The association represents our members in local government affairs and keeps them apprised of upcoming changes in laws and policies that may affect their businesses, as well as providing marketing, advertising, and networking opportunities through frequent membership meetings.

about_us_slide2By keeping builders and associates in North Georgia up to date on the latest news and information in the industry, we support the housing market and help the area grow.

about_us_slide1Georgia High Country Builders Association (GHCBA) is a trade organization representing the home building industry in Northern Georgia. GHCBA works to promote the home building industry in the local community and provides networking opportunities to its members. The organization encompasses primarily members from Gilmer County, but also includes some builders and associate members from Pickens, Cherokee, and Fannin Counties. Our members include homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, attorneys, realtors, the financial community, and a host of other groups and individuals. The GHCBA is one of more than 800 local homebuilder associations throughout the U.S. and is affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Georgia and the National Association of Home Builders.

Meet Our Board Members

The Georgia High Country Builders Association elects board members each year to serve as our leadership.

President – Devell Frady

Vice President – Shawn Cselle

Owner of Gilmer Building Components for fifteen years. Gilmer Building Components specializes in Truss manufacturing and residential and light commercial building.  The Cselle family moved to Gilmer County in 1998.

“I love this community and don’t believe I will ever leave.”

Vice President – Kent Reece

Owner of Reece Trim Carpentry and Construction Inc. for fifteen years.  Kent has been in the construction industry for 42+ years. Reece Trim specializes in interior finish carpentry and residential general contracting.  Kent is a lifetime resident of Gilmer County. He is happily married for 38 years and has one daughter and one son.  Kent’s son works alongside him and has been in the family business since 2006. The Reece family are members of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ellijay.

“I am Grateful to be in this area and local Mountain heritage. “

Treasurer – Robin Brookshire

Executive Officer & Secretary – Don Murray


Board Members at Large :

Jim DuPont- Sission DuPont and Carder

Michael Grant- Modern Rustic Homes

Dave Johnston- Retired (DCJ Builders Inc )

Crystal Nadolski- H&R Block

Ross McCain-Ross McCain Construction

Kent Reece-Reece Trim Carpentry & Construction, Inc.

Brian Pritchard-Envirofoam of North Georgia

Rodney Blanchard-Blue Ridge Mountain ConnectedHome

Board Committees:

North Georgia Living Showcase: Michael Grant, Devell Frady,  David Johnson

Golf Tournament: David Johnson, Crystal Nadolski, Rodney Blanchard, Jack Adams

Blue Ridge Builders Showcase: Ross McCain, Randy Marchman

Charities: Kent Reese, Don Murray

Membership: Shawn Cselle

Scholarships: Brain Pritchard (Gilmer), Ross McCain (Fannin)

Website: Rodney Blanchard, Michael Grant, Crystal Nadolski