Honorary Life Member

The Honorary Life Member Award pays homage to friends of South Carolina who enthusiastically support and tirelessly serve the University of South Carolina community.


This year’s recipient is Morris M. Cregger, Jr.

Morris M. Cregger, Jr. is the owner and CEO of Cregger Company, Inc. and of Cregger Capital Investments, Inc. Cregger attended Fork Union Military Academy before earning his bachelor’s degree in economics from Roanoke College, where he was an accomplished student-athlete.

Cregger used the lessons he learned from athletics throughout his very successful business career. In 1978, he purchased the plumbing division of Kline Supply Company and founded the Cregger Company, Inc., in West Columbia, South Carolina. In partnership with his wife, Sheila, he has grown the company into one of the top 40 largest distributors of plumbing, electrical and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning products in North America with 35 locations. Its subsidiary company, Cregger Capital Investments, Inc., has over 60 income-producing properties and holds equity positions in the development of several housing projects.

He is widely recognized throughout the wholesale industry as a leader, consultant and partner in plumbing, electrical and climate control operations. He has served on numerous industry and community boards and associations.