Michael Herndon received the President's Award from Oklahoma State Home Builders Association executive vice president Mike Means, right. Herndon was honored as the state's top builder during the association's annual installation banquet Friday night in Tulsa. He is also outgoing president of the association.
Home Builder Michael Herndon, was honored Friday night (Jan. 20) as the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association's 2011 Builder of the Year.
Herndon is president of Herndon Construction of Kingston and is one of the state's leaders in construction of certified energy-efficient homes.
The award came at the state organization's annual awards banquet at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, attended by about 130 people.
Herndon is a longtime Southern Oklahoma home builder and outgoing president of the state home builders' organization. He was cited for his efforts not only in leading the state and his area's home builders, but in pushing for certification of home builders in a state that does not license home builders.
An advocate of energy-efficient homes, he built the first OG&E Positive Energy and Energy Star homes in Marshall County, and one of the first in Southern Oklahoma.
Herndon was instrumental several years ago in combining the Ardmore and Durant home builders' organizations as the Southern Oklahoma Home Builders Association, serving the Ardmore, Durant and Madill-Kingston areas. He also has served on the board of the state group, completing his term as president this month. He will continue serving on the organization's executive committee as immediate past president.
"I was a bit overwhelmed," Herndon said about his selection as the state's top home builder.
"It was an overwhelming honor that I didn't expect. There are so many in our group that are deserving, I was very surprised that they would honor me."
Last year's state Builder of the Year' Curtis McCarty of Norman, left, congratulates Michael Herndon of Kingston as the state's top builder this year during the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association annual installation and awards banquet, held in Tulsa.