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Greenville Business Magazine

South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame Inducts Two Greenville Leaders

Jul 27, 2018 02:54PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Photo: (L-R) Michael Nieri and Coleman Shouse.

Home Builders Association of Greenville members Coleman Shouse and Michael Nieri were inducted into the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame this month. Both men are leaders of HBA of Greenville member companies and have served the home building industry in a wide capacity.

Shouse is currently the land development and entitlement manager for LS Homes and has previously served the HBA of Greenville in many capacities, including president in 2006. Shouse’s extensive planning and development knowledge have proved to be an invaluable asset to the Greenville community.

“Coleman is not flashy,” said Michael Dey, CEO and executive vice president of HBA of Greenville. “He doesn’t seek accolades. He just works to help make Greenville the great place that it has become. I can think of no other person in our association who is more deserving of the recognition of induction in the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame.”

Shouse was with the Greenville County Planning Commission for 14 years, and during his tenure, worked tirelessly to ensure that the housing industry and home builders were present and consulted when regulations were proposed and developed. He also was honored by Governor Beasley with the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor bestowed upon someone by South Carolina for contributions to his industry and state.

Nieri serves as president of Great Southern Homes based in Columbia and is known as the “Champion of Housing” through his continuous efforts with the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina. Nieri is a leading benefactor and president of the Building Industry Charitable Foundation and led the construction effort for three cottages at Boy’s Farm in Newberry.

The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the housing industry through their work in building and development, public service, and housing-related areas such as education, architecture, and planning.