Parting Shots


Parting Shots

Scott Arquilla present Richard Brown with 2004 Hall of Fame Award

It’s the end of an era for the structural building components industry. Richard Brown, former President of Truss Systems (Oxford, GA), retired May 31. The industry sends its best wishes to a “true Southern gentleman.”

Since entering the roof truss industry in 1972, Richard has made several significant contributions, including serving as SBCA President (1998-1999) and as Chairman of the Carbeck Structural Components Institute. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame by his peers in 2004, and is a Diamond Club member of the SBCA Top Chord Club. (Above, Scott Arquilla (Best Homes, Inc., retired) presents Richard Brown with the 2004 Hall of Fame Award.)

“When I met Richard through the SBCA quarterly meetings, it was my first opportunity to work with a true Southern gentleman; he seemed to go out of his way to welcome me to the industry,” said Kendall Hoyd, a fellow former President of SBCA, and current CFO for Trussway Holdings, Inc. “Richard is an authentic person with a keen mind for business and a good heart to boot.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Thank you for your years of service, Richard, and enjoy your retirement!