Architectural Products of Virginia Vice President, David Henry, receives 2017 BHMA Award of Excellence



Kathleen Fletcher




Architectural Products of Virginia Vice President, David Henry,

 Receives 2017 BHMA Award of Excellence


NEW YORK (May 10, 2017)—The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is pleased to announce David Henry, AHC, vice president of sales at Architectural Products of Virginia (APV), as the 2017 BHMA Award of Excellence recipient for his commitment to serving the builders hardware industry through his support of architects, contractors and facility managers.

Each year, BHMA recognizes a non-member distributor or hardware professional who demonstrates outstanding service to the builders’ hardware industry. Since its founding, David has helped build a reputation for APV in the access control market as a security integrator. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, APV provides and maintains access control and video security systems, with a particular focus on buildings of higher education. David has also played a critical role in orchestrating the company’s comprehensive business model, which addresses the construction of these systems from the planning and specification stages to building and installation.

“David has been touted in the building and architectural community as a leader whose quality of work speaks for itself,” said Ralph Vasami, the executive director of BHMA. “David exemplifies the type of professionalism and perseverance that BHMA values, and we’re proud to present him with this year’s Award of Excellence.”

David began working in the builders hardware industry 45 years ago at Oscar F. Henry Company, a business owned and operated by his father in West Virginia. It was in 1972, under David’s supervision, that the Henry’s opened APV in Virginia Beach, VA—and later expanded throughout the state—before settling in Richmond. Today, APP is a third-generation business, operated by David and his two sisters, Susan Cox (president) and Diane Lunde (corporate secretary).

Since its origination in 1989, the BHMA Award of Excellence has honored 29 hardware professionals and distributors for their service and contributions to the building and architectural community.

To learn more about the award, or to see a list of past winners, visit



About the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA): The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is an industry leader in building safety and security. BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement for a product to bear the “BHMA Certified” mark—ensuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the website at.