Bartlett Elected President of BIA of Central SC

M.L. “Bart” Bartlett, Jr. was elected as 2017 President of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA), at the Annual Meeting of the Membership held October 11, 2016.  He will assume the duties of President in January 2017.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Mr. Bartlett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

M. L. "Bart" Bartlett, Jr.

Mr. Bartlett is admitted to practice before all State and Federal District Courts in South Carolina. He is certified by the South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator as a Circuit Court and Family Court Mediator. Mr. Bartlett is a certified collaborative lawyer and is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. He is one of the few lawyers in South Carolina with the credentials to train other lawyers and professionals in the Collaborative Law process.  Mr. Bartlett serves on the Board and is the President Elect for the South Carolina Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Mr. Bartlett and Mr. Colt A. Davis formed Bartlett and Davis Construction, LLC in 2007 specializing in residential construction in the greater Columbia area.  Mr. Bartlett has recently been elected as the incoming 2017 President of the Building Industry Association of Central SC. 

Mr. Bartlett is member of the Kappa Alpha Order and is married to Emilie Z. Bartlett, MD. They have identical twin boys, Louie and Lawton and their Standard Poodle, Annie.

Serving as officers of the BIA are Clint Galloway of Galloway Family Homes as Vice President; Brandon Jeffcoat of Clark’s Termite & Pest Control as Associates Vice President; Mike Satterfield of Great Southern Homes as Treasurer; and Jennifer Harding of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as Secretary.

In addition, the membership elected three Associates Directors and one Builder Director to the board each for two-year terms.  The Associate Directors are Lee Glaze, SCE&G; John Hinks, Jr., Lending Path Mortgage and Kim O’Quinn, Mungo Homes.  The new Builder Director is Mike Cancilla of Essex Homes, SE.

Chairpersons of BIA councils also have a seat on the BIA Board of Directors.  Included here are Kevin Steelman, LandTech Inc. of SC serving as Chairman of the Land Development Council; Zeke Riddle, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage serving as Chairman of the Sales and Marketing Council; Jennifer Cannon, Century Glass serving as Chairwoman of the BIA Remodelers Council; and Jenny Nettles, Epic Homes, LLC serving as Chairwoman of the High Performance Building Council.

Bartlett will be installed as President of the Building Industry Association at the Annual Holiday Ball on December 9, 2016.  All new board members began their terms in January 2017.