Jim Pigott Obituary, Death – In a poignant and unexpected turn of events, the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) family mourns the loss of one of its dedicated and longstanding members, Jim Pigott, Jr., proprietor of The Pigott Agency located in Mechanicsburg. The somber news came last week while Jim was attending an industry-related trade show in Toronto, Canada, adding a layer of complexity to the grief experienced by his colleagues and peers.
Jim Pigott, Jr. was not merely a business owner; he was a stalwart supporter of the home building industry, leaving an indelible mark on various associations and communities he touched throughout his illustrious career. At the local level, Jim held a distinguished position within the HBA of Metropolitan Harrisburg, where he served as a Life Director and took on the role of Associate Vice President. His commitment to the Pennsylvania Builders Association was equally profound, earning him the esteemed status of Life Director and the prestigious position of state Associate Vice President from 1989 to 1999.
Within the broader framework of the national home building community, Jim’s influence extended as he actively participated in numerous committees of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). His consistent attendance at PBA Committee and Board of Directors meetings showcased his dedication to shaping the industry’s future. Notably, Jim played a significant role in supporting BUILD-PAC, the political action committee of the NAHB, earning him the distinguished NAHB Associate Advocate of BUILD-PAC Award in 2021.
The PBA community expresses its gratitude for Jim’s unwavering service and dedication to the home building sector. His legacy lives on in the collaborative efforts he invested in, the relationships he nurtured, and the positive impact he had on the industry’s advocacy initiatives. His sudden departure leaves a void that will be felt by colleagues, friends, and associates alike.
To honor Jim Pigott’s memory, his family has planned a memorial service scheduled to take place in December. As the PBA family collectively mourns the loss of a cherished member, the thoughts and prayers of the entire community are extended to Jim’s grieving family. The memorial service will undoubtedly provide an opportunity for colleagues and friends to come together, share their memories, and pay tribute to a remarkable individual who made enduring contributions to the home building industry.
In this challenging time of sorrow, the Pennsylvania Builders Association stands united in remembrance of Jim Pigott, Jr., celebrating a life well-lived and a legacy that will forever resonate within the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.