The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame trustees inducted Michael P. Nieri from Great Southern Homes, and J. Coleman Shouse from Lazarus-Shouse Homes LLC into the prestigious honor society last week for their work in and support of South Carolina’s home building industry. Both men were presented the trademark medallion and plaque during a ceremony on July 14th in The DeSoto Savannah in Savannah, GA.


"The South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame trustees have unanimously voted that Michael Nieri and Coleman Shouse will join the ranks and be inducted into the prestigious honor society for their work in and support of South Carolina’s home building industry tonight" said Kenneth E. Ormand Jr., Chairman of the S.C. Housing Hall of Fame Trustees.


Michael P. Nieri is an incredible champion of housing and has had a profound effect on the housing industry. Building beautiful homes and communities for South Carolinians with his company, Great Southern Homes, Nieri  has gone above and beyond with his efforts with the Building Industry Association of Central SC, but is most widely recognized for his philanthropic efforts as the President of the Building Industry Charitable Foundation.


J. Coleman Shouse has led an incredible career in both the public sector, sales arena, and development sector. His amazing work ethic, integrity, and industry activism are demonstrated throughout his professional career and commitment to public service. Shouse’s dedication has impacted affordable housing and those who make a career in the industry today.


"We couldn’t have asked for better nominees than Michael and Coleman because of their unwavering efforts to protect the home building industry and the American dream of homeownership," said Ormand. "The South Carolina home building industry has been fortunate to have these champions working for the benefit of our citizens."