DiPrima Custom Homes
Joe graduated from the University of Miami in 1956 with a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance. He operated a sub-contracting business in Miami until 1961 when he moved to Brevard County and began building custom homes under the name of D & D Construction. In 1964 the company was incorporated as DiPrima Construction Corporation. Joseph DiPrima has been President of the company since its inception 60 years ago. During the years leading to the present, Joe DiPrima has been involved in the development of many subdivisions, townhouse and apartment projects, business parks as well as the construction of commercial buildings and schools. In addition to his involvement with the DiPrima Companies, Joe was elected President of the Brevard Home Builders and Contractors Association, now the Space Coast Home Builders and Contractors Association, in 1964, 1971, and 1974. Joe was also named Builder of the Year and was a founding member of two community banks as well as being involved with many civic and charitable organizations.
Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (B.S. 1959, with high honors), and his Master’s Degree in Contract & Procurement Management (M.S. 1972) from Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to starting Joyal Homes, Paul spent 14 years in the Space Program working for Pan-American World Airways and The Boeing Company in various procurement and sub-contract administration positions. He was promoted to Procurement Chief for his final years with Boeing at KSC. His years in support of the Space Program commenced with the first man flight in space of Alan Shepherd through the Apollo Program and finishing with the Skylab and Apollo Soyuz programs. With his two brothers Bob and Danny, Paul organized and incorporated Joyal Homes, and began business in 1974. Serving as President, Joyal Homes successfully constructed and closed on over 2,000 projects. As a Leader in the community, Paul served as President of the HBCA in 1982 and 1983, while also receiving several local, state and national honors for home building excellence including; building the 1st LEED “Gold-Certified” home in Brevard County, being the first recipient of FHBA’s Paul Joyal Annual Pinnacle Award, an inductee into the Housing Hall of Fame, and a recipient of both the Brevard County Builder of the Year and the Florida Builder of the Year awards. An active supporter of the HBCA, Paul has earned more than 2,195 SPIKE points during his HBCA career. Paul Joyal’s dedication to the building profession, commitment to quality, and unwavering personal character, forged him an impeccable reputation across the State of Florida.
The HBCA Hall of Fame’s 7-person Selection Committee is charged with the vital task of continuing to be sure that new enshrinees are the finest the association has produced.
The Committee consists of current members, selected by the President and affirmed by the Board of Directors. All appointments are open-ended and approved annually Board of Directors. The Selection Committee meets annually beginning in May to elect new members. There is no minimum number for any class of enshrinees, but the maximum is number is four. Every candidate is carefully scrutinized by the committee and must receive a majority vote of the committee member before they can be elected.
Members must have been in good standing or in special circumstances as determined by the committee members. The member must have demonstrated significant, measurable achievement in their chosen field and/or must have effected a profound positive influence on the HBCA; and this includes being recognized as having reached and remained at the pinnacle of his or her field. Among the accomplishments taken into account will be offices held and areas of distinction within the association as well as the person’s overall impact on the HBCA and community during their era.
Nominees may be living or deceased.
A candidate may be living or deceased and may be nominated for Hall of Fame membership by any member of the community. Formal nomination shall be made using the nomination form prescribed for such purpose and made available to the public. The nomination form must be received by the HBCA professional staff by 12:00 p.m. on June 1st of the year of nomination. All applications are to remain confidential, to be shared among the HOF Selection Committee, Board of Directors, and the professional staff only. The collection of information relating to a nominee’s credentials, achievements, the impact and implications of those accomplishments, public awards and honors, and outside sources such as published articles, videos, etc. are the sole responsibility of the person making the nomination.
The 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be the featured event at the association’s annual Holiday Party.
Location: HBCA Cost: TBA
Time: 5:30 p.m.