Space Coast HBCA Hall of Fame
What is the Hall of Fame?
Because members are so important to the Space Coast HBCA’s strength, both as a voice for government advocacy and as a force for driving business to your company, the SPIKE Club was created to reward dedicated members who work to recruit, involve, and retain members. HBCA’s SPIKE Club encourages industry professionals to get involved with our association’s membership and its development.
SPIKES are our most valuable members of the association. When you recruit new members to the HBCA, both our association and the NAHB recognize and reward your actions as a SPIKE Club member.
Member-to-member recruiting efforts are the largest source of growth for the HBCA. SPIKES bring new blood to the association, which means new growth, stability and ideas, all invaluable to our continued relevance now and for years to come.
SPIKES help build the voice, power and influence of our industry, beginning right here at the Space Coast HBCA!
Joseph "Joe" DiPrima
Joe was born August 16, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York to Barney and Rose DiPrima. 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. In 1985, Joe was named the HBCA’s Builder of the Year in 1985!
Joe was also a founding member of two community banks and has been involved with many civic and charitable organizations.
Joe and his wife Penny were married in 2006. Joe has three children: RoseAnn, Sheri, and Diane and six grandchildren, Ryan, Morgan, Evan, Kyle, Gary, and Tanner.
Paul Joyal 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, and an inductee into the FHBA Housing Hall of Fame.
Paul was 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 an unwavering personal character, forged him an impeccable reputation across the State of Florida.