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A SHARED PASSION FOR SERVICE

ACES & Design Tech Homes Champion the Fight Against Childhood Neurological Disease, pg 24

ALSO INSIDE: President's Message: United We Stand pg 6 March Primary Election Recap pg 10 Tips & Tricks for Conducting Stronger Conference Calls and Virtual Meetings pg 16 Benefit Homes Recruiting Builder & Developer Teams pg 20 'Mission Control' Project Playhouse Revealed pg 28



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The Official Magazine of the Greater Houston Builders Association April 2020|Volume 33|Number 04

A Shared Passion for Service

FEATURES 06

President's Message: United We Stand

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Advocacy Report: March Primary Election Recap

As the nation grapples to get the upper hand against COVID-19, we must stand together as a nation, a state, a city and a cohort of building professionals.

This will be a fluid and dynamic year in politics, with several seats open due to retirements, as well as a renewed focus on Texas as a potential swing state. Here's a recap of what went down in March elections and what's to come in runoffs.

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Remote Control: Eight Tips and Tricks for Conducting Stronger Conference Calls and Virtual Meetings

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GHBA is Recruiting Builder & Developer Teams for 2020

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Signorelli Co. and First America Homes Unveil Playhouse

No matter what kind of remote meeting you run, you can make it better by increasing your planning, tightening your delivery, leveraging technology and people, and taking stock of what works at what doesn’t. Here are eight simple steps to improve your next virtual gathering.

Forty years ago, the GHBA board of directors envisioned a charitable project that would bring the generosity of builders, developers and vendors together to give back to Houston. And thus the Benefit Homes Project was born. Get involved and join us in our 40th anniversary celebration!

First America Homes, a Signorelli Company, recently launched “Mission Control,” HomeAid Houston’s 14th annual Project Playhouse design. The space-themed playhouse will feature numerous amenities that appeal to children ages 1 to 100. This important fundraiser raises monies to help stabilize the lives of homeless men, women and children.

Greater Houston Builders Association Mission To provide advocacy, education, professional development, and valuable services to its members and the homebuilding industry. 9511 West Sam Houston Pkwy North, Houston, TX 77064 (281) 970-8970 phone; (281) 970-8971 fax

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ACES Builders Warranty, a 2020 GHBA Platinum Partner, and Design Tech Homes are proud supporters of the Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital (NRI). NRI's groundbreaking research aims to create therapies for many currently incurable neurological and neuro-degenerative conditions. ACES and Design Tech have a long history of working together in business, so it was a natural fit that they work together in supporting the incredible achievements of the NRI. pg 24

Departments 08 10 20 26 30 35 36 37 38 39 40 44 45 56

President’s Message Government Affairs Benefit Homes Project HomeAid Houston New Members & Renewals Sustaining Associate Members (SAMs) Remodelers Council Custom Builders Council Sales & Marketing Council GHBA Partnerships Montgomery County Division Officers & Leadership Calendar of Events The Network

Upcoming Events 11 13 14 18 22 26 34 37

Project Playhouse GHBA Scholarship Program Houston's Best PRISM Awards 2020 Spring Golf Tournament BABA Fishing Tournament SMC Realtor Rendezvous Membership Drive CBC Luncheon feat. David Weekley

Advertising/Editorial Information: Contact Brittany Feldmann at (832) 215-7232 or bfeldmann@ghba.org. Houston Builder encourages members to submit articles for publication. Articles should relate to members and to the homebuilding industry. For questions or to submit a letter to the editor, email bfeldmann@ghba.org.

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

United We Stand W

hen I sat down in January to put pen to paper, digitally of course, and write my first article for Houston Builder, I also compiled a list of possible topics for upcoming issues. It never occurred to me that perhaps I should consider an article addressing a pandemic.

I’m not going to make this article about advice on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus—we’re all bombarded daily with that information. Nor am I going to attempt to either pass on advice of how to prepare for or predict an economic downturn for the same reasons.

This is the most challenging article I’ve written to date. The news is evolving daily and I’m editing and rewriting almost as quickly as I can get it written, realizing that much of this could be irrelevant by the time it gets to you. It is March 16 as I write this article with an understanding that it will be approximately three weeks before you have the magazine in your hands. I hope and pray that the efforts and sacrifices made by everyone will have resulted in gaining the upper hand against COVID-19, and a lessening of the anxieties we all feel by the time this reaches you.

What I will say is that we, all Americans, have been through challenging times before...and we emerged triumphant. Few of us, including myself, experienced the Great Depression. Some, but not many, remember WWII. Most all of us remember 9/11 and the near collapse of the banking industry in 2008. To quote Thomas Paine, "These are the times that try men’s souls.” I’ll add women and even kids to that notion; the uncertainty is stressful and worrisome. We must know that this will pass and once again we will return to prosperity in the greatest society the world has known.

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We have been experiencing the loss of things we have taken for granted—travel, sporting events, concerts, crowded restaurants, festivals, conferences and the list goes on. For me, I feel at a loss in the morning when I usually read the latest about my hometown teams over a cup of coffee. Perhaps something positive will come from this, such as spending more time with family and close friends. Rather than air travel to faraway places we may jump in our cars and drive to the shore or the Hill Country for a getaway. Maybe I’ll put a dent in that stack of books I’ve been planning to read...someday. It is important in this day of great political divide in this country that we remember we are ALL Americans. We must stay united in the face of this challenge. It is in the Pledge of Allegiance: “One Nation under God, indivisible.” As many of you know by now, I have a penchant for famous quotes. I close with one that we’ve all heard, but probably few know the first recorded use: “United we stand, divided we fall.” It was in Aesop’s Fables, sixth century B.C. It is as true now as it was then. True unity would be a blessing to come out of this time. n

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ADVOCACY REPORT

March Primary Election Recap W ith our focus these days rightfully on the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our families, health, jobs and businesses, it’s easy to forget that just a month ago we voted in the 2020 Primary Elections and we are still scheduled to hold a presidential election in November.

Texas Congressional District 22: In the race to replace retiring Congressman Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land), Sri Preston Kulkarni won the Democratic primary. And in a 15-person Republican primary race, former Sheriff Troy Nehls will face Kathaleen Wall in the runoff.

Even without the coronavirus influencing every aspect of our daily lives, this will be a fluid and dynamic year in politics, with several seats open due to retirements, as well as a renewed focus on Texas as a potential swing state.

Texas House of Representatives District 26: In the race to replace retiring Rep. Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land), HOME-PAC endorsed candidate Jacey Jetton will face Matt Morgan in the Republican runoff, while Suleman Lalani and Sarah DeMerchant will face each other in the Democratic runoff.

In addition to several top-of-the-ticket races, such as the presidency and the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), every seat for our Texas Congressional Delegation (36) and Texas House of Representatives (150) will be on the ballot. Regardless of where you live, there are important races that represent you that will be on the ballot. With several members of our State House of Representatives delegation choosing retirement and some shake-up on several county commissioners courts, the GHBA HOME-PAC began actively screening candidates to endorse in a variety of races in January and will continue throughout the year. On March 3, following two weeks of early voting, the Republican and Democratic parties held their primary elections to determine who their candidates will be for the November 3 General Election. In races where multiple candidates filed and no candidate broke the 50% plus one vote threshold, there will be a runoff election. While a majority of our delegation incumbents won their elections and avoided the runoff, there are a few that deserve highlighting. United States Senate: In the race to face incumbent Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), MJ Hegar will face State Senator Royce West in the Democratic runoff. Texas Congressional District 7: In the Republican Primary race to face incumbent Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston), Wesley Hunt was able to defeat five candidates and collect 61% of the vote to avoid a runoff.

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Texas House of Representatives District 132: In the Republican Primary race to face incumbent Rep. Gina Calanni (D-Katy), former State Rep. Mike Schofield defeated Angelica Garcia to set up a rematch of the 2018 General Election. Texas House of Representatives District 135: HOME-PAC endorsed candidate former Jersey Village Mayor Justin Ray won the Republican Primary race to face incumbent Rep. Jon Rosenthal (D-Houston) in the General Election. Texas House of Representatives District 142: In the Democratic Primary, incumbent State Rep. Harold Dutton (R-Houston) will face current Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis (R-Houston) in the runoff for this safely Democratic seat. Harris County Commissioner Precinct 3: This is an open race to replace retiring long-time Commissioner Steve Radack (R-Houston). In the three person Republican Primary, Spring Valley Mayor Tom Ramsey received 70% of the vote to avoid a runoff. In the six-person Democratic Primary, Continued on next page >>>

By BRADLEY PEPPER, GHBA Director of Government Affairs

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>>> "Advocacy," continued from pg 10

Michael Moore will face Diana Martinez Alexander in the Primary Runoff. The Primary Election Runoff date was scheduled for May 26, but with the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, that date could be moved. The governor has already given local municipalities with May 2 elections scheduled the option to move their elections to November. We will keep you up to date with the most current election information as we receive it.

COVID-19 and Local Residential Construction Operations As the GHBA works to best help members during this uncertain time, it seems clear that one of the most important objectives from an industry perspective is to help cities and counties continue their residential construction operations, inspections and reviews. With a situation this fluid and the landscape changing daily, it is important that elected officials and development staff

Social distancing? Beat the blues and create a new HOTSPOT! In the GARAGE! Meyers Research* says: “Amenities are the key to attracting buyers.” and “People crave more unique spaces to connect with their family and friends.” The garage can be that unique, multi-purpose space. It starts with a quality garage floor coating!

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throughout our region know that we are here to support them and offer our feedback if and when they consider changes to their residential operations. With so many other sectors of the economy taking a hit, we want to keep the residential construction industry moving by providing innovative solutions for plan review, inspections, etc. that will help provide some economic stability during this unpredictable time. We anticipate that we will see consideration of operational changes in cities and counties moving forward. There is concern that some cities and states could consider a temporary suspension of residential construction work; however, states like California and Nevada have deemed residential construction and repair as essential business, and as a result, residential operations have continued. The GHBA will continue to strongly advocate for the continuation of local permitting and inspection operations as we move forward. If you receive information about a local municipality or county making changes to their permitting or inspection operations please contact bpepper@ghba.org. n

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FEATURE STORY

REMOTE CONTROL Eight tips and tricks for conducting stronger conference calls and virtual meetings

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espite large advances in technology, few people look forward to participating in remote meetings. When fellow participants fail to mute their lines, don’t give the interaction their full attention, or commit some other virtual-get-together sin, the mood of the group quickly deteriorates. So is there no hope for the countless teams who must connect through broadband instead of boardrooms? Of course not. By taking eight simple steps and following some proven guidelines, almost anyone’s virtual gathering can improve. Tip One: Keep the meeting’s focus narrow. The more specific your agenda, the less likely you will find your conversations jumping off topic. For example, instead of discussing office security training, narrow the

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focus to non-technology-related office security for customer-facing employees. By shrinking the field of discussion, you may realize you need less time and fewer people to arrive at a satisfactory decision. Tip Two: State the goal of the meeting at the beginning, end, and several times throughout to remind people why they are there and how they are expected to contribute. "Before we begin, I would like to thank Ted, Rhonda, Nel, Jerome, and Fred for joining the discussion today. Each of you comes from a different area of the business and can offer a perspective the rest of us may not readily see. As we move through the discussion, I’m going to call on you to offer your point of view. Our goal today is to come up with some preliminary topics for training our customer-facing

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employees on security measures they need to take to keep themselves, the company data, and our customers safe. When we’re done, we should have a robust list of non-technology ideas. We’re going to deal with technology during a separate meeting." Tip Three: Think like a newscaster. Newscasters plan in segments or blocks. Your agenda should do the same, and your language should advertise what’s happened previously and what’s coming next. "First, we’ve going to talk about our current occupancy rates, next we’ll look at forecasts for the next quarter, and finally, we’ll review plans to ensure we make our forecast."

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Edits might include such activities as removing weak or uncertain language. “I’m not sure, I don’t know, and this may be dumb” have no place in any meeting—especially a remote one. After all, if you don’t believe in or know about what you’re discussing, why should anyone else? Tip Five: If possible, use a platform that allows people to use cameras, chat, and screen sharing. Cameras allow people to use their faces and bodies to supplement their verbal messages. Cameras also keep people honest, as it’s difficult for most of us to multitask or go on mental vacation when you’re doing it in plain sight. Chat engages people’s fingers. If you are typing in a chatbox, you aren’t checking email, texting a client, or doing anything else unrelated to the meeting. Furthermore, chat levels the playing field and allows opportunities for both extroverts and introverts to weigh in at essentially the same rate.

Tip Seven: Be prepared to do a little warmup as you are waiting for people to join in. That means jumping on a call early and giving people something to do before the start of the meeting. If people are regularly late to your organization’s meetings, this is especially important. If you are using technology beyond the telephone, this is particularly easy. For example, you might set up a poll with everyone’s name listed and take attendance by asking them to select their names from the list. You could also show reminders (e.g. how to mute your line) and the notes from the last meeting and request people take a minute to review them. The possibilities are endless. The main idea, however, is to ensure that you don’t lose people who come early or on time to your remote meeting and that you can absorb people who join late with little disruption.

Tip Eight: View your remote meetings as works in progress. Ask those who participate what’s working for them and what isn’t. As teams change, technology evolves, and workplace demands vary, what works now might not work in the future. No matter what kind of remote meeting you run, you can make it better by increasing your planning, tightening your delivery, leveraging technology and people, and taking stock of what works at what doesn’t. The key is trying, assessing, learning, and repeating the cycle. Happy meeting! n A B O U T TH E A U TH O R :

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Screen sharing focuses people’s attention on the topic at hand. It’s human nature to want to look at something. If you can, do yourself a favor and provide visuals. One word of caution: do not read from your slides. If you put slides in front of a team, they’re going to read them. They don’t need you to insult the repeat what they’ve seen verbatim. Tip Six: Assign roles. You don’t have to be the leader, timekeeper, notetaker, and so forth. Delegation engages people and allows the leader to lead the meeting. Of course, role delegation will work best if you model what’s expected. For instance, provide a notes template and an example of notes to the notetaker and provide the timekeeper with some instructions, “Ted, I’d like you to serve as our timekeeper and agenda monitor today. If we wander off topic, please poll the group to ascertain whether we should deviate from the agenda or take the topic offline.”

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Benefit Homes Partners Receive Numerous Incentives

The goal was to do what GHBA members do best— build quality homes. These homes would then be sold at market value for a profit. The majority of that profit would be donated to charity. Over the life of this program, nearly $12 million has been raised.

• Houston Chronicle articles featuring each builder/ developer team are submitted each week. Written by GHBA's public relations director, the articles run online every week and in the Home section on Sundays. The value of this advertising is estimated to be more than $150,000 a year. Weekly readership of the Benefit Homes print articles is estimated to be over 400,000, including online viewing.

he GHBA is celebrating its Benefit Homes Projects’ 40-year anniversary in 2020. Forty years ago, the board of directors envisioned a charitable project that would bring the generosity of GHBA builders, developers and vendors together to give back to Houston. The GHBA formed the Benefit Homes Project and the mission became: To ensure a brighter future for the community’s less fortunate, through the heart and hands of the homebuilding industry.

The Benefit Homes charities are HomeAid Houston and Operation FINALLY HOME—both local Houston charities.

How the Benefit Homes Project Works Each year, two homes begin with the generosity of the developers who donate the home sites, and the builders who orchestrate the construction. It could not come together without the building industry vendors who donate time, labor and materials to complete the homes.

In its 40 years, the Benefit Homes Project has donated nearly

The participating Benefit Homes builder, developer and vendors receive extensive publicity throughout the year including:

Houston Chronicle Benefit Homes articles are also often picked up by other publications including the Houston Business Journal, Texas Builder Magazine and zoned papers. • Monthly articles in Houston Builder magazine, as well as other publications and features. • Articles and website links are featured in both charities’ newsletters and websites. These websites reach more than 20,000 Houston area consumers monthly. • Vendors and trades that participate in the Project are also highlighted in feature articles in the Houston Chronicle, the charity organization’s newsletters and in Houston Builder magazine.

$12 million to local charities.

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O UR CHARITIES • The Benefit Home groundbreaking will be covered by the Houston Chronicle and other local publications, as well as in Houston Builder magazine. • The Benefit Home Vendor Appreciation Luncheon and closing will be covered in the Houston Chronicle and Houston Builder magazine. If you are interested in learning how you can become a Benefit Home team member, contact Benefit Homes Project Liaison and GHBA PR Director Terry Swenson at terryswenson21@gmail.com

GHBA Benefit Homes Charities HOMEAID HOUSTON Building new lives for Houston's homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid Houston, a charitable 501(c)3 non-profit organization sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association, acts as a bridge between homeless care providers who need new or remodeled facilities and the Houston building community. After performing a comprehensive review of the care provider and their project, HomeAid recruits a Builder Captain from the GHBA membership and together, they enlist vendors and suppliers to donate their materials and labor for the construction of a shelter.

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Since 2003, HomeAid Houston has completed 54 projects adding more than $14 million in real estate to Houston's homeless community, and provided beds for more than 22,000 homeless men, women and children in our city. OPERATION FINALLY HOME Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH) addresses the most pressing needs of our returning heroes and their families—a home to call their own! OFH brings together homebuilders, the military and communities to build custom, mortgage-free homes for America's military heroes and the widows of the fallen, those who have worn America's uniform and sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values, providing a strong foundation to help them move forward with their lives. Since its inception in 2005 by GHBA builder Dan Wallrath, Operation FINALLY HOME has expanded operations in 30 states. Currently, Operation FINALLY HOME has over 160 homes either completed or in the planning stages. Nationally, Operation FINALLY HOME has completed (or in planning) more than 250 home projects in 33 states for veterans.

Contact Terry Swenson at (281) 382-9977 or terryswenson21@gmail.com for more information on how you can participate as a Benefit Home builder/developer or donate labor/materials as a Project vendor. Greater Houston Builders Association – Building a Better Future | Houston Builder | APRIL 2020

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“A bad day fishin’ is better than a good day at work...any day.”

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Tournament starts at 6 am • Crawfish served 1-5 pm

AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS Hand Sanitizers Sponsor - $2,850 • Company name on bottle and company logo on sponsor banner and listed in Houston Builder magazine. • Sponsor receives one fishing team entry with guided boat and • 4 tickets to Crawfish Boil. Lure Sponsor- $2,850 Company name on the lures, and company logo on the sponsor banner and listed in Houston Builder magazine. • 4 tickets to Crawfish Boil •

Thank you to our current sponsors!

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HomePro Home Technologies Beverage Sponsor Hotchkiss Insurance Agency Sunscreen Sponsor

RoofTec and The Sherwin-Williams Paint Company Trophy Sponsors SRG Stairs Dinner Sponsor StrucSure Home Warranty T-Shirt Sponsor

Suncoast Post-Tension Boat Bag Sponsor Trendmaker Homes Hat Sponsor Venetian Stairs/ Indital USA BAF Sponsor

Rod Sponsor - $1,200 Company name on rods purchased for drawing and their company logo on the sponsor banner and listed in Houston Builder magazine. • 4 tickets to Crawfish Boil

Turn-In Bag Sponsor - $500 Company name on the turn-in bags, company logo on the sponsor banner and listed in Houston Builder magazine. • 4 tickets to Crawfish Boil •

Drawing Sponsor - $500 (unlimited) Company logo on sponsor banner and listed in Houston Builder magazine. • 2 tickets to Crawfish Boil

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HOOK YOUR SPONSORSHIP TODAY! ASK FOR DETAILS. Contact: Peggy Means at pmeans@ghba.org or 281-664-1431 for more info.

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at the 2019 BABA Fishing Tournament & Crawfish Boil ALL PROCEEDS FROM  THE WASHER TOURNAMENT BENEFIT

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Washer Tournament Schedule:

2:00- 2:30 Registration, Washer Practice & Check-in 2:45 Tournament Rules Meeting 3:00 pm Tournament begins

Winners announced at end of washer tournament.

Washer Team entry $50 for two players. (Each players must also purchase a ticket to the crawfish boil. Ticket fee includes; Crawfish and 2 drink tickets.)

Washer Team Name________________________________________________ Washer Player One__________________________________________ Phone # _______________________ Washer Player Two __________________________________________ Phone # ________________________ Washer Team Entry: ____________ @ $ __$50.00______________ = $________________

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A Shared Passion for Service ACES & Design Tech Homes Champion the Fight Against Childhood Neurological Disease in Partnership with Texas Children's Hospital

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t is easy to be passionate about and consumed by the careers we love and care about. But finding a passion outside of work that your company can also be involved with is a winning prospect all around. ACES Builders Warranty is proud to have supported Texas Children’s Hospital for most of its 26 years in business, but thanks to the passion of one of our longtime customers, Design Tech Homes, our involvement for the past six years became laser focused as we began to share in that passion. Design Tech Homes founders, Mike and Barbara Feigin, became huge proponents of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital (NRI) seven years ago to honor Mike’s father, the late Dr. Ralph D. Feigin. Additionally, their two nephews were diagnosed with rare and incurable neurological disorders. Jacob has Angelman syndrome and his brother, Eli was diagnosed with an even more rare disorder – cask gene mutation. Mike and Barbara knew they had to do whatever they could to help, so they embarked on a new tradition of hosting a tremendously successful annual gala at their headquarters,

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Main Street America. Since the gala’s inception, more than $2 million has been donated to the NRI for research! Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine opened the NRI in 2011. Building on their considerable strengths in genetics, neuroscience and pediatrics, the NRI fosters a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment that will facilitate fundamental discoveries in neuroscience. The ultimate goal is to translate these discoveries into therapies for many currently incurable neurological and neuro-degenerative conditions. Since the NRI’s inception, more than 300 scientific studies have been published and more than 66 disease-causing genetic mutations have been discovered or co-discovered by their scientists. The most exciting progress lies in promising clinical trials for diseases like Rett syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Batten disease and tuberous sclerosis that have been launched as a result of NRI collaboration and research. In fact, the Feigin’s nephew, Jacob will begin clinical trials this year for a cure for Angelman. Additionally, clinical trials will begin this year for their friends, Missy and Wayne

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Herndon’s son, Will, to slow the progression of Will’s fatal disease. These clinical trials are the start of curing children with rare neurological disorders—something the Feigin’s thought they might never see. But the NRI could not make such strides without the generosity of community members like ACES Builders Warranty. ACES became involved with the NRI after Mike shared his story with our founder, Max Hoyt. Max and ACES had always been general supporters of the Texas Children’s Hospital, but Barbara and Mike’s story about their nephews tugged at Max's heart strings and inspired him to attend the first Main Street America Gala for the NRI. After hearing the NRI’s brainchild and world-renowned geneticist, Dr. Huda Zoghbi, speak passionately about the implications of the NRI’s research into related fields such as Alzheimer’s, mental illness, autism, and more, Max decided to funnel the ACES community partnership dollars directly to the NRI in support of this groundbreaking research.

groundbreaking research each year. Max and ACES are always the first to sign up for the following year’s gala! At the most recent gala last April, Dr. Huda Zoghbi announced exciting potential cures for Angelman syndrome utilizing gene therapy. Curing this and many other childhood neurological diseases would be a tremendous win for the NRI and families across the planet. Since ACES and Design Tech already had a long history of working together in business, it was a natural fit that they both work towards achieving incredible results by supporting the NRI. This shared passion has benefited the employees and founders of both companies, the NRI and the countless children that NRI’s research has helped. Consider cultivating passion outside of your career. If you don't already have a cause to be passionate about, try reaching out to some of your customers or networking partners to see if they are involved in a cause that you can identify with.

Representatives of ACES Builders Warranty have been For more information or to donate to the NRI, please visit: proud to attend the past seven galas hosted at Main Street waystogive.texaschildrens.org/events/mainstreet-america America and they all look forward to learning about NRI's Greater Houston Builders Association – Building a Better Future | Houston Builder | APRIL 2020 25


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REALTORS®: Meet the Exhibitors Browse, Mix, Mingle and Dance the Night Away *Event details are subject to change without notice.

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Sponsorships AVA I L A B L E

Exclusive sponsorships include the following: (1) One Expo booth, Company name or logo listed on GHBA website, in all event marketing and promotional materials, social media, event presentations, and signage (as applicable). Plus, company recognition as a Sponsor during the event (as applicable). interactive Graffiti Wall Sponsor – $4,000 Giant interactive Video ipad Sponsor – $3,000 Cocktail Sponsor – $3,000 Logo on signage at the Logo on signage at the (2 opportunities) rEAlTor® interactive Wall installation rEAlTor® interactive Video Display Company logo on drink stirrers or Sponsor representatives can man the exhibit Sponsor representatives can man the exhibit napkins • Eight (8) tickets to the expo • Six (6) tickets to the expo • Six (6) tickets to the expo • Four (4) valet passes • Four (4) valet passes • Four (4) valet passes Entertainment Sponsor – Logo on signage at DJ Booth • Four (4) tickets to the expo • Two (2) valet passes

professional Head Shots Sponsor – Logo on signage at the rEAlTor® professional photo Head Shots prize Drawing Give-Away Booth Sponsor representatives man the exhibit • Four (4) tickets to the expo • Two (2) valet passes

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P UR C HA S E YO U R T IC KE T S NO W. Register to attend at: ghba.org/calendar THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS**

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Core Details Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Johnson Development Corp. Ravenna Homes Lighting Gallery KB Home Reverse Mortgage Funding DataSmart/Duncan Security Kidd Roofing First United Mortgage Group Rise Communities David Weekley Homes Beazer Homes KW Signature The Groves by Ashlar Dev. Highland Homes Drees Custom Homes Benchmark Mortgage Legend Homes/ Elyson by Newland HoustonBuilderGuide.com Princeton Classic Homes Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Builder Boost Howard Hughes Corporation Empire Communities Liberty Home Builders BRPS Title Greater Houston Builders Association – Building a Better Future | Houston Builder | APRIL 2020 27 Empire Continental Land, LP Newmark Homes **As of print date. High Performance Home Co. Caldwell Communities

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Signorelli Co. and First America Homes Unveil Playhouse for HomeAid Fundraiser

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epresentatives from First America Homes, a Signorelli Company, launched “Mission Control,” HomeAid Houston’s 14th annual Project Playhouse at a recent HomeAid board meeting. The launch was the official unveiling of the design created by First America Homes, which will also be constructed by their team. Mission Control will be on display at Minute Maid Park during the Astros home stand from July 7 to July 29 in Section 150. The playhouse will feature numerous amenities that appeal to children ages 1 to 100. On hand for the launch from the design/build team were: Kris Moreno, director of construction, Homebuilding Division; Kristen Rinewalt, purchasing manager, Homebuilding Division; Siedah Chaney, purchasing coordinator, Homebuilding Division; Angelina Naspretto, marketing manager, Homebuilding Division, Codi Bishop, junior graphic designer and Sandra Ferguson, marketing director, the Signorelli Company. The team is being led by Dave Barnhart, division president, Homebuilding Division. Sandra Ferguson sold the first raffle ticket to HomeAid Houston President Jim Muska. Team Project Playhouse at First America Homes also includes CEO Danny Signorelli and Ramiro Gonzalez, vice president of sales, Homebuilding Division. “The unveiling was a much-anticipated event for the HomeAid

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board and staff,” said Jim. “This is a unique opportunity for the two companies to collaborate on an important fundraiser for HomeAid that will raise funds to help stabilize the lives of homeless men, women and children. We look forward to the playhouse’s temporary home at Minute Maid Park this summer.” First America Homes joined HomeAid’s Project Playhouse to help raise valuable funds to allow the non-profit to construct and remodel shelters for the homeless care agencies it works with. The Playhouse collaboration is also in partnership with the Houston Astros and the Astros Foundation. “On behalf of the entire First America Homes and Signorelli Company team, we are truly honored to have been selected as the builder lead for Project Playhouse this year,” said Dave Barnhart. “We are excited about this year’s space-themed design which features an operable Dutch-style spaceship door and a fun slide, along with a flat screen TV, gaming system and gaming chairs.”

PHOTO LEFT: Sandra Ferguson sells the first raffle ticket to Jim Muska, HomeAid Houston president. CENTER: Blast off to Imagination Land! The "Mission Control" Playhouse theme is any kid's dream. RIGHT: The unveiling of the 2020 Project Playhouse design. Pictured left to right: Carole Brady, Kendall McDermott, Kristen Rinewalt, Sandra Ferguson, Angelina Naspretto, Kris Moreno, Siedah Chaney

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Amstill Roofing Commits to Roof Repairs for HomeAid Non-Profits Amstill Roofing, a family owned residential re-roofing and roof repair company, has committed their services to HomeAid Houston by offering to replace up to five roofs for HomeAid's homeless care agencies within their service area per year. The agencies can call Amstill at any time to perform a weather integrity evaluation of the roof. If the roof was damaged by natural means, they will assist the nonprofit in filing a claim. Amstill will provide all the resources necessary to make sure that the property can be restored correctly. If the roof has met the end of its life cycle, Amstill will replace up to two of these per year at no cost. "Sam Stilley, the company's second generation owner has taken a personal interest to make sure that HomeAid and our agency partners are not burdened with costly repairs and replacement costs to restore these properties correctly when the time comes," said Jim Muska, president of HomeAid Houston. "HomeAid and our agencies are grateful for this commitment and are honored they want to partner with us to give back to a community that has served them well for nearly 50 years." Amstill Roofing was started by Frank Stilley in 1974. He and his son Sam have built Amstill Roofing into one of the largest residential re-roofing and roof repair companies in the area, taking care of thousands of homeowners' needs. "We believe our success for our staff and our company is

directly due to our local communities," said Sam Stilley. "It's hard enough living in a world where there are not enough people that wish to do good for others. We are proud to reach out to non-profits that could use assistance. The last thing we want them to worry about is a leaking roof when they have so many other things on their plate. We are looking forward to working with HomeAid and their agencies when the need arises." Amstill has already provided services to one of HomeAid's newest non-profit partners, Vita Living, with a roof in 2020 that was damaged in a storm. Vita Living is a 37-year-old non-profit that provides long-term comprehensive care and support for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

HomeAid Receives Donations from GHBA Councils "GHBA members are an example of the generous nature of Houston's homebuilding industry and we cannot thank them enough for all they have done over the past 17 years," said Jim Muska, president of HomeAid Houston. Past projects that have received funds from the GHBA councils include several renovation projects for Santa Maria Hostel, Casa de Esperanza, Agape Development, Crossroads and Wellsprings Village.

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hroughout the year, members of the GHBA are quick to embrace HomeAid as one of their many charitable causes.

In 2019, the GHBA Associate Council, Remodelers Council, Custom Builders Council,Volume Builders Council and the Sales and Marketing Council all selected HomeAid to receive funds raised through their various council activities. These funds were recently presented to HomeAid to further its mission, 'to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach'. The nearly $9,000 in funds gifted to HomeAid will be used to help pay for the charity’s 2020 “HomeAid Care” projects, a number of which are already in development. HomeAid Care projects are typically smaller in scope than other HomeAid projects, costing up to $50,000.

A 2017 HomeAid Care project that was funded in part by the Remodelers Council, for example, was a renovation of two homes for Agape Development’s Gateway Houses located in Houston’s historic Third Ward. This faith-based agency helps 18- to 25-year-olds make the transition to healthy adulthood by assisting with housing, utilities, food and transportation while providing counseling, job preparation and guidance to continue their education. Two homes, one for girls and one for boys, received major makeovers that included paint, flooring repairs and replacement, new windows, new doors, additional storage space in bedrooms, new air conditioning, roof repairs and new kitchen appliances. Upcoming projects include a refurbishment of space at the Krause Children’s Center, an on-campus living and treatment facility that has been treating abused, neglected, and troubled boys and girls from all over Texas since 1995. Treatment includes individual therapy and group therapy with an on-staff psychiatrist and therapists, spiritual care, and a full academic curriculum.

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W E LCO M E N E W M E M B E R S 2020 Membership Chair

D'ANN BROWN Strucsure Home Warranty

If you are interested in helping recruit members, the GHBA Membership/ Ambassador Committee invites you to the next committee meeting and lunch at the GHBA. For more info, contact Cynthia Fagan at 281-664-1425 or cfagan@ghba.org.

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On behalf of the GHBA, I would like to extend a big welcome to all of our new members! We couldn’t be more thrilled that you’ve made this commitment to the Houston building community as well as to your own business development. Visit ghba.org for information on all upcoming events or contact the Membership Department at (281) 664-1425 to get involved and put your membership to work! I am always happy to talk to new members about how to get involved or my personal experience with the GHBA. If you have been a GHBA member for a while, please take a minute to extend a warm “hello” and congratulate our newest members listed on the next page for supporting the building industry. And remember, "When doing business, call on a member first!"

FEBRUARY SPIKE OF THE MONTH

ALLEN LUSK

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FEBRUARY RETENTION SPIKE

BUILDERS Brian H Owens Interests LLC Brian Owens 2706 North Doral Missouri City, TX 77459 (281) 935-1069 bhojr@aol.com BuildFBG Kevin Frankel 7800 Washington, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77007 (713) 623-4646 tw@frankelbuildinggroup.com buildfbg.com D & M Creative Custom Builders Milton Downs 1775 N. Loop 336 East #15 Conroe, TX 77301 (936) 756-4140 milton52@dmcustomhomes.com Goodman Even Inc. Steven Goodman 5711 Clarewood, Suite D Houston, TX 77081-7206 (713) 539-2194 steven@goodeven.com www.goodeven.com Heritage Construction Services, LLC. Wesley Clark 18207 N. Eldridge Pkwy #A4 Tomball, TX 77377 (832) 761-1101 wclark@heritageconstructiontx.com heritageconstructiontx.com Ironside Developments Josef Giamalva 4520 Williamhurst Ln League City, TX 77573 (832) 374-3944 jcg@ironsidedevelopments.com www.ironsidedevelopments.com

Rockin M Construction, Inc James Mahaffey 12400 FM 39 S Normangee, TX 77871 (936) 349-2185 jwillmahaffey@yahoo.com Trust Construction And Remodeling Travis Nuchia 15001 Walden Rd Ste. 214 A Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 697-2923 tntnuchia@consolidated.net Waterford Custom Homes Monte Schauer 18302 Pamela Way Spring, TX 77379 (713) 829-8123 schauerhomes@aol.com www.waterfordcustomhomes.net DEVELOPER Gia Capital Long Nguyen 1849 Colquitt Street, Apt. 1 Houston, TX 77098 (713) 333-3059 longn@giacapital.com www.giacapital.com ASSOCIATES Armadillo Roofing Derwin Vincik 6327 N. Sam Houston Pkwy W. Houston, TX 77086 (281) 807-9993 derwin@rooftectx.com armadilloroofingtx.com Barricade Building Products Darcy Overby 9648 Rio Frio Trail Fort Worth, TX 76126 (952) 221-7025 DOverby@barricadebp.com www.barricadebp.com

JOHNNY PACK Colina Homes

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MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

Day Accounting Deborah Morrison 7918 Lichen Lane Spring, TX 77379 (713) 240-7920 dmorrison@dayaccounting.com www.dayaccounting.com

HABILIS Stone Works, LLC. Joseph Locks 13111 Golden Rainbow Dr. Cypress, TX 77429 (281) 857-0418 joe@habilis.co www.habilis.co

Double Oak Erosion Anya Reyes 22731 FM2920 Hockley, TX 77447 (979) 221-4762 areyes@doubleoakinc.com

Hands for Hire Houston Maire Fried 13100 Wortham Center Dr 3rd Floor Houston, TX 77065 (832) 622-0548 info@handsforhirehouston.com handsforhirehouston.com

Electrolux Major Appliances Wes Flowers 14407 Cindywood Dr. Houston, TX 77079 (281) 381-4610 wes.flowers@electrolux.com www.frigidaire.com Fidelity National Title Merita Okrinsky 23226 Red River Drive Katy, TX 77494 (281) 201-9000 merita.okrinsky@fnf.com www.fidelitytitlehouston.com Floor Zone LLC Jeff Megow 2500 Central Parkway, suite V Houston, TX 77092 (713) 683-7003 jmegow@floorzonellc.com www.floorzonellc.com Gallant Garage Coatings & Surfaces, Inc. Bret Locke 4930 Mission Lake Ct. Richmond, TX 77407 (281) 762-9707 gallantgarage@comcast.net www.gallantgarage.com

Peckar & Abramson, PC Brittany O’Brien 3050 Post Oak Boulevard Suite 500 Houston, TX 77056 (713) 568-1500 bobrien@pecklaw.com pecklaw.com Purple Shirt Realty Robert LaHue 11200 Broadway St. # 2743 Pearland, TX 77584 (832) 551-9151 purpleshirtagent@gmail.com www.purpleshirtrealty.com

Hargrove Roofing Mae O’Brien 2522 Yale Street, Ste. 200 B Houston, TX 77008 (713) 425-3771 mae@hargroveroofing.com hargroveroofing.com/

Runway Proptech, LLC Nicole Godfrey 3110 Thomas Avenue, Ste. 121 Dallas, TX 75204 (469) 580-4716 nicoleg@runway.com.au runwayproptech.com

NextHome Elite Advisors Houston Luxury Living Candace Blue 77 Sugar Creek Center Blvd. Ste. 600 Sugar Land, TX 77478 (832) 545-8444 candace@houstonluxuryliving.com www.houstonluxuryliving.com

South Texas Brick & Stone Cassie Milam 6800 Helmers Street Houston, TX 77022 (281) 759-3100 cdmilam@detering.com www.southtexasbrick.com

Noel’s Fine Floors Noel Perez 3706 E. Walnut St. Pearland, TX 77581 (832) 265-8989 noelsfinefloors@yahoo.com

The Master’s Craft Flooring Julie Gates 565 Garden Oaks Blvd Houston, TX 77018 (832) 799-0294 jcg@themasterscraft.com www.themasterscraft.com VoidForm Products, Inc. John Snyder 6151 Cowley Road Fort Worth, TX 76119 (817) 975-0326 john.s@voidform.com www.voidform.com

HAR AFFILIATES Houston Association of Realtors - Champions Real Estate Trevon Joseph 12325 Shadow Creek Pkwy #11209 Pearland, TX 77584 (832) 901-0710 joseph@trevonjoseph.com Houston Association of Realtors - Keller Williams Memorial Jenny McZeal 2217 W. Main St. Houston, TX 77098 (832) 808-9667 jennymczeal@kw.com Houston Association of Realtors - Realm Real Estate Professional William Eng 4400 Post Oak Parkway, Ste. 100 Houston, TX 77027 (713) 992-7460 choosong.eng@gmail.com Houston Association of Realtors- Keller Williams Houston Metropolitan Anna Snegirev 5050 Westheimer Rd. Ste 200 Houston, TX 77056 (281) 221-5335 anna_realtor@hotmail.com Houston Association of Realtors- The Compass Group Vickie Bramblett P. O. Box 2203 Friendswood, TX 77549 (832) 277-2061 vickiebramblett@flash.net Houston Association of Realtors- Vylla Home Nikki Nguyen 8634 E Rachlin Ct. Houston, TX 77071 (713) 876-2253 nikki.nguyenre@gmail.com

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MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

R E N E WA L S The following companies have shown their commitment to the industry by renewing their memberships. Companies in bold have supported the association for 10 years or more. Thank you! COMPANY 1st Texas Fire Protection Advanced Lifts & Elevators - Stairlift Store AMCAP Home Loans Anderson-Hanson-Blanton Artisan Brothers LLP ASID- Beth Lindsey Interior Design, LLC Assist2Build, LLC Atlas Foundation Repair AVS Concepts BASF Corporation Benchmark Mortgage Bentley Building Bulletin (Permit Information & Stats) Best Insulation Blakecraft Custom Builders BMC Brian H Owens Interests LLC Brickland Homes, Inc. Brinks Door Locks (Hampton Products) Builders First Source Caldwell Companies Chairma Design Group Champions Columns and Shutters, Inc. Chesmar Homes Chesmar Homes City Cottage Builders Coburn Supply Crossroads Construction, LLC Custom Creations By Dean, Inc. Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation Detering Company of Houston, LP DHK Development, Inc. DPFG, Inc. DSL Construction & Design Dupont Elevated Custom Homes Elevated Development Envision Design Build Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Frankel Building Group Gallant Garage Coatings & Surfaces, Inc. GB General Contractors, Inc. George Weaver, Inc. Gia Capital GlassCraft Door Company Greymark Construction Company Gulledge Co. Inc. Harris County Community Services Department Herring Home Services Home Elevator of Houston Houston Association of Realtors - Redi Realtors Houston Association of Realtors- Adam Olsen Team Houston Association of Realtors- Angela Chavez Houston Association of Realtors- Exit Ford Realty

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MEMBER NAME JOIN DATE Debbie Page 2015 Peggy Stanford 2016 Matthew Brodd 2004 Ana Blanton 2016 J. Carter Noonan II, 2004 Beth Lindsey 2019 Jeff Gaines 2012 Robert DeShazer 2010 Rusk Elatassi 2015 Ron Heidt 2017 David Jackson 2010 Lindy Bohlke-Hernandez 1998 Travis Lafayette 2016 Doug Blake 2019 Sharon Johnson 2010 Brian Owens 2020 Rosemary Bickford 1991 Chris Francis 2016 Caleb Summers 2011 Peter Barnhart 2000 Cindy Aplanalp - Yates 2014 Molly Andrews 2002 Michael Willett 2020 Justin Cox 2020 Patrick Rollins 2016 Julie Johnson-Pitts 2019 Adam Josef 2015 Dean Gaertner 2008 Jack Carter 1999 Cassie Milam 1984 Douglas Konopka 2017 Rick Rosenberg 2017 Don Long 2011 Kevin McLain 2009 Henry Kahn 2018 Jason Hassenstab 2019 Jack Knowlton 2008 Lindsey Root 2003 Jim Frankel 1989 Bret Locke 2020 Gil Boyles 2001 George Weaver 1988 Long Nguyen 2020 Pat Polansky 2004 Kelly Kirk 1996 Steve Gulledge 2010 Lisa Champagne 2017 Cody Herring 2014 Jay Knapp 2012 Otis Winters 2019 Adam Olsen 2020 Angela Chavez 2018 Shanisha Greer 2018

COMPANY Houston Association of Realtors- Tammy Bateman Realtors Image Electric Infinity Classic Homes, LLC Ironside Developments Jamestown Estate Homes LP JCS Construction Services, LLC Jeff Paul Custom Homes, Ltd. JELD-WEN Windows & Doors LeBlanc Custom Homes, Inc Legacy Granite & Marble Co., Inc. Lippold Custom Homes, Inc. Living Improvements Marsh & McLennan Agency McCaw Cabinetry, LLC McCord Development, Inc. (Generation Park) McKinley Homebuilders METRIE Mike Totten NEEZO Studios Inc. Neuma Doors Norbord Industries Nuvo Builders LLC Omega Restoration & Remodeling Omega Wine Rooms Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. Pelican Builders, Inc. Perry Homes Porcelanosa Preferred Builders, Inc. Premier Remodeling & Construction, L.P. PulteGroup Rausch Coleman Homes Houston, LLC Remodeling Concepts, Inc. Resource Staffing Saenz Development, LLC Sasha Homes Shepherd Steel Doors & Windows Southern Charm Construction Stephens-Tingley & Associates Stingray Services, Inc. Sullivan Brothers Builders Sunshine Fun Pools Texas American Title Company Texas City Cottages, Inc. The Bath & Kitchen Showplace / Moore Supply - Stafford Tilson Home Corporation Tilson Home Corporation Tradition Services LLC Trend Homes, Inc. Triton Stone Group of Houston Waterford Custom Homes Winfrey Design Build, LLC Wood Custom Homes

MEMBER NAME David Blythe Larry Boykin Mike Wilkinson Josef Giamalva Victoria Hawes Jim Brennan Jeff Paul Cody Reynolds Todd LeBlanc Gilbert Rivera Neal Lippold Brian Thibodeaux Terry Mann Randall McCaw Rick Yarbrough Amanda De Rosario Geoffrey Bond Mike Totten Aline Maalouf George Castro Ken Jolliffe David Wennagel David Feldmeyer David Feldmeyer Robert Preiss Robert Bland Michael Brisch Ignacio Ruiz Ronnie Gajeske Rob Hellyer Gustavo Viecco Randy Thrash Jim Jowlin Dan Hines Carlos Saenz Kris Krozel Stanton Scott Tom Bielamowicz Carl Stephens Tina Daugherty Scott Burrer Dennis McMillin Allen Lusk Marc Schwettmann Dottie Duhe Adam Aschmann Edward Martin Ted Mielke Joe Larrow Trudy Traino Monte Schauer Bruce Winfrey Philip Wood

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A SPIKE is a member who understands that HBA membership is invaluable to their business, and wants others in the industry to enjoy the same success while contributing to the strength of the local, state and national industry. Listed below are individuals who have taken on the recruitment role. You, too, can become a SPIKE! May is an excellent month to get started as it is NAHB membership drive month. SPIKES will receive triple credits for new members brought in during the month of May. The GHBA is also holding a contest with prizes for the top recruiters during the month of May. For more information about becoming a SPIKE, call Cynthia at 281-664-1425. GRAND SPIKE 1000+ Credits Allen Lusk Jonathon Casada Leslie Woods

Texas American Title Company Jonathon Custom Estate Homes ACES Builders Warranty, Inc.

Kevin Frankel Tim Welbes Richard Mogridge Jeff Hunt Amy Huynh Christy Stratton Roger Farrow Jr Greg East Jim Nowlin Steve Von Hofe Larry Abbott Stephen Paxson

Frankel Building Group The Howard Hughes Corporation Bluegill / Enerlogic dba Bluegill Energy Jeff Hunt Construction Emersyn Homes Christy Stratton / Coach-Speaker-Instructor City Homes of Houston Winfrey Design Build, LLC Remodeling Concepts, Inc. Sitterle Homes of Houston Abbott Contracting, LLC Paxson & Associates, P.C.

GREEN SPIKE 50 - 99 Credits

1376.75 John Gillette GMB, CAPS Craftsmanship By John, Inc. 98.75 1268.25 Brian Hagen Gallant Financial 98.50 1127.50 Greg Tomlinson Builders Post-Tension 96.75 Bo Butler Butler Brothers Construction 96.50 Tommy Bailey Tommy Bailey Home, Inc. 96.00 STATESMAN SPIKE 500 - 999 Credits Lone Star Air Systems 93.25 Keith Rodgers HAR- Realty One Group Experience 802.75 Denny Patterson GB General Contractors, Inc. 93.00 Chris Hawkins Bayou City Risk 610.50 Ryan Boyles David Weekley Homes 93.00 Kathleen Stadler Eric L. Davis Engineering, Inc. 583.25 Suzi Bayer Tilson Home Corporation 89.25 Jerry Stevenson The Stevenson Group/One Digital 547.75 Edward Martin KC Cox Weyerhaeuser Wood Products 84.75 David Gordon Aspire Fine Homes 82.00 SUPER SPIKE 250 - 499 Credits BENTLEY, BRATCHER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 81.00 Tom Walker Rausch Coleman Homes Houston, LLC 422.50 John Madsen Newmark Homes Houston LLC 79.50 Dan Bawden Legal Eagle Contractors Company 400.50 Mike Moody TONER Home Matters 79.50 Curt Jones Builders Select Insurance Group 391.50 Terry Nesch Concourse Development 78.25 Kirk Wickline Goodman Manufacturing Company Inc 386.25 Harry Masterson Bayway Homes 77.00 Brian Stevenson The Stevenson Group/One Digital 376.00 Jon Skeele JRG Builder & Remodelers 76.50 Kevin Holland Cervelle Homes, LTD 367.50 Gonzalo Garcia Morning Star Builders, LTD 73.25 Debbie Page 1st Infiniti/1st Texas Fire Protection 365.50 Ted Cummins Peramco, Inc. 73.00 Mike Dishberger Sandcastle Homes, Inc. 353.50 Douglas Eibsen Suncoast Post-Tension, Ltd 71.75 Bill Stevens Metro Wholesale Distributors 304.25 Larry Stadler Greymark Construction Company 71.25 David Weekley David Weekley Homes 277.75 Leslie King Pattie Huey Better Homes and Gardens R.E. Gary Greene 71.25 Steve Rudin Loyd Russel Homes, LP 71.00 ROYAL SPIKE 150 - 249 Credits Cavalry Construction, Inc. 70.75 Stephen Hann,CGR,GMB Hann Builders 253.75 Frank Jones Bayou City Risk 69.75 Randall Birdwell Past President 239.50 David Hodges Land Tejas Companies, Ltd. 69.00 Brian Binash Allan Walter Homes 233.25 Al Brende Ferguson, Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 64.50 Will Holder Past President 216.75 Lindsey Root Past President 62.00 Rob Hellyer Premier Remodeling & Construction, LP 210.50 Mickey Norman 61.50 Lisa Clark Ryko Development, Inc. 190.25 Amy Robinson Legends Architectural Stone 59.75 Don Klein Chesmar Homes 186.00 Pat Wilson CitySide Homes, LLC 59.00 Randy Bayer Past President 176.25 Joe Flynn Lennar/Village Builders 58.25 Toner Kersting TONER Home Matters 164.00 Don Luke JWilliams Staffing Texas, LLC 55.75 Wayne Ball Lone Star Building & Construction Services 159.00 Stacy Rummage Dan Marshall Innovative Skylights & Attics 155.75 Mike Manners Elan Development, LP 155.75 LIFE SPIKE 25 - 49 Credits Bill Shaw Remodelers of Houston 48.25 Kurt Watzek Historymaker Homes 47.50 RED SPIKE 100 - 149 Credits LeBlanc Custom Homes, Inc 39.00 Brandon Lynch Keechi Creek Builders 148.50 Todd LeBlanc The Howard Hughes Corporation 37.00 Edward Taravella TARACORP 146.00 Lona Shipp Meadowlark Custom Homes 35.25 Allen Griffin Gryphon Builders 142.00 Sam Kuehn Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling 34.50 Kevin McLain Dupont 139.00 Matt Sneller Goodman Manufacturing Company Inc 33.75 Parke Patterson Parke Patterson Land Development 133.50 Edward Neumann Timberlake Cabinetry 32.75 Breck Powers LBJ Construction, LP 132.25 Jim Wyatt 3D Builders, LLC 32.00 E'Delano Craine The Real Estate U Show 91.1 FM 131.50 David Daniels Bluegill / Enerlogic dba Bluegill Energy 27.50 James Frankel Frankel Building Group 128.75 Clayton Farmer, CGP 1st Infiniti Enterprises, Inc. 27.50 Adam Bakir Incredible Renovations 128.25 Andy Loyd Revere Mortgage Funding 27.50 John St. John John R. St. John Const, Inc./JSJ Inc. 128.00 Vicki Cheairs AMCAP Home Loans 26.50 Kena Armstrong Hotchkiss Insurance Agency, LLC 122.00 Dale Couch Camden Development, Inc. 25.50 D'Ann Brown StrucSure Home Warranty 120.75 Steve Hefner Trademark Quality Homes LLC 25.00 Kevin Duncan ABC Supply Company, Inc. 117.00 Keith Radcliffe 116.50 116.25 116.25 115.25 113.25 112.25 110.50 109.50 108.75 108.00 103.50 101.75

SPIKE CLUB 6 - 24 Credits Kathy Howard Max Hoyt Kevin Vick Scott Stevens Thomas Cox W Barry Kahn Victoria Hawes, CGB, CGP Lorraine Hart Rick Phillips Matthew Reibenstein Tom Byer Alan Dossey Jay McManus Dan Gezella

Environments for Living, Topbuild Home Svcs ACES Builders Warranty, Inc. Vick Construction & Remodeling Inc. Stoecker Corporation T.D. Cox Homes, LLC Hettig/Kah Holdings, Inc. Jamestown Estate Homes, LP Ideal Consulting Services/Websites by Ideal First United Bank Mortgage Group Royal Design Build Co. Byer Builders, Inc. D R Horton/Emerald Homes/Express Homes M/I Homes Ashton Woods

24.50 24.00 23.75 22.50 22.00 21.50 19.50 19.50 19.25 19.00 18.75 18.25 17.00 17.00

Marco Cordon Randy Lutz Kevin Bertelsman Eric Alarid Sharone Mayberry Jeff Solomon Doranne Frugoni-Baker Laurie Wilson James Rodriguez Stacy Argo Steve Wilson James Rudnicki Jim Russ Dudley Ray Dustin O'Neal Ian Faria Maria Frank Steven Deutser Shannon Gaskamp Teresa Riehl Scott Frankel Jim Bob Taylor Bob Birner Carrie Roehling Stephen McNiel Randall Duncan Ross Britton Michael Van Bob Douglas Michael Thorn-Leeson Jim Lemming Murphy Yates James McVaugh Debbie Silver Nancy Cagle Bruce Sommers Kenneth Charanza John Williams Kim Lawrence Terry Shuffler Jaime Virkus Tom O'Leary Chris Franz Tenile Luttenegger Jeff Vance Cindy Hinson Lindy Bohlke-Hernandez Ronny Carroll, Jr Y'vonne Cummins Keith Leuchtefeld Sarah Jo Snell Eric Hymowitz Alex Kamkar Raymond Wilburn Richard Price, Jr Rick Dernehl Ron Stevens Jim Ellison Randy Jones Ron Stevens Jeff Roberts Kevin Stuckey Craig Jones Dennis McMillan Jessica Goehring Abdul Barazi Jacob Monteith Kristina Jones

Lennar/Village Builders 17.00 Western Pacific Building Materials 16.75 Mainland Stoneworks 16.75 Tilson Home Corporation 15.50 Mayberry Homes Inc 15.50 Allpoints Surveying 14.75 Materials Marketing Corporation 14.25 First American Title-Homebuilder Division 14.00 Fox Energy Specialists 13.50 A-Plus Glass Services, Inc. 13.00 Allpoints Services 12.50 Bush Rudnicki Shelton, PC 12.00 EHRA Engineering 11.75 Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc. 11.50 Costello, Inc. 11.50 Bradley Arant 11.00 Cabinets & Designs, Inc. 10.75 Park Lane Builders, Inc. 10.75 Legend Home Corp/Princeton Classic Homes 10.75 Taylor Morrison 10.00 Frankel Building Group 10.00 D.L. Doyle Construction Company 10.00 Renewal by Andersen of Houston 10.00 Johnson Development Corporation 10.00 Creative Property Restoration, Inc. 9.75 DataSmart/Duncan Security 9.75 US Eco Logic, Inc. 9.50 Enterra Homes 9.50 Johnson Development Corporation 9.50 Tilson Home Corporation 9.00 Partners in Building, LP 9.00 Harbour Classic Builders, LLC 9.00 McVaugh Custom Homes 8.75 HomeTeam Pest Defense 8.50 EyeSite Surveillance, Inc. 8.50 Ashworth Design & Remodeling, LLC 8.50 Charanza Contracting 8.50 K. Hovnanian Homes 8.50 Allpoints Surveying 8.00 Trendmaker Homes 8.00 Grand Dominion Homes 8.00 Anderson Canyon, LLC 7.50 Franz Brothers, dba Lancaster Homes 7.50 Emser Tile and Natural Stone 7.50 Factory Builder Stores 7.50 Lennar/Village Builders 7.00 Bentley Building Bulletin 7.00 Ronny Carroll Custom Homes 7.00 Morning Star Bldrs/Morning Star Renovations 7.00 Shea Homes 7.00 Cambria 7.00 ROC Homes Texas, LTD 6.50 Bold Fox Development 6.50 Chesmar Homes 6.50 Richard Price Custom Homes, Ltd 6.50 Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc. 6.50 Stevens Landscape Services 6.50 Beazer Homes of Texas, LP 6.00 Terra Visions, LLC 6.00 Stevens Landscape Services 6.00 Trifection Remodeling & Construction 6.00 Wan Bridge Group 6.00 Long Lake, Ltd. 6.00 Sunshine Fun Pools 6.00 Builder Agent Network 6.00 Ryko Development, Inc. 6.00 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 6.00 DR Horton/Emerald Homes/Express Homes 6.00

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GHBA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE PRIZES BBQ Lunch provided Join for Top by Greg Tomlinson, Us! Recruiters Builders Post-Tension in May & Chris Hawkins, A Bayou City Risk FUN DAY!!

Prospect Leads will be Provided Triple NAHB Incentive SPIKE Credits Coupons for the Month for New of May Members

HELP GROW YOUR ASSOCIATION! Join the GHBA Membership Department for a fun day of recruiting. We’ll provide the leads, just bring yourself.

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Lunch Sponsored by:

Where: GHBA 9511 W Sam Houston Pkwy N Houston, TX 77064

For details, contact Cynthia Fagan at cfagan@ghba.org or 281-664-1425

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

BUILDERS POST-TENSION BPT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE Builders Post-Tension is a concrete reinforcement material supplier founded in 2001 by Greg Tomlinson, Brian Conley, and the late Rocky Phillips (1955-2011), whose hard work and operational wisdom played a vital role in the success of our company. With Post-Tensioning Institute certified plants in Haltom City and Houston, Texas, BPT serves over 300 customers across Texas in the building of single-family homes, multifamily homes, tennis courts, commercial slab-on-ground, high-rise commercial structures, and more. Our dedicated staff possesses a combined overall experience in excess of 150 years in the industry. Our company motto is “BPT is customer service,” so we pride ourselves on serving our customers with the utmost professional care, assisting each as if they were our only customer. Through our partners, we can aid with locating concrete turnkeys, engineering services, and labor for installations to make your job easier and your project, seamless. An American-owned company, we work hard to do right by our customers, our industry, our employees, and our community. And we will work hard for you. For those of you we already service, thank you for your business. And for those of you we have yet to work with, we look forward to working with you soon. Visit us at builderspt.com or call (281) 873-9500.

s t and ou t w i t h SAM ! Associates make up about two-thirds of the GHBA membership and through extra financial commitments from sponsorships, they finance a large portion of the advocacy and ongoing work on behalf of the housing industry. The Sustaining Associate Member Program (SAM) is just our way of saying "thanks!" SAMs receive additional recognition throughout the year

in Houston Builder magazine, with distinguishing ribbons at events, signage at the GHBA building, and more! Our SAMs really go the extra mile for the GHBA. If you see one of these superstar associates, please take a minute to say thank you. Learn more about the SAM program at www.ghba.org/sponsorships.

2020 GRAND ($10,000+)

Join the 2020 SAM list! Call Donna at (281) 664-1429 to find out more.

ACES Builders Warranty AIRIA Development Corp. BMC Benchmark Mortgage Builders Choice Inc. Builders Post-Tension Carrier Corporation Centricity Champions Stone Co. DataSmart/Duncan Security Detering Co. of Houston DPIS Builder Services DuPure Expressions Home Gallery

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Fox Energy Specialists Gulf & Basco HomePro Home Technologies Hotchkiss Insurance Agency Ironwood Connection Legends Architectural Stone Milgard Windows & Doors Norbord Industries Perfection Supply Rooftec Sherwin-Williams Co. SRG Stairs StrucSure Home Warranty Suncoast Post-Tension

2020 PREMIER ($5,000+)

ABC Home and Commercial Services Allpoints Surveying Centerpoint Energy Exterior Inspections Huber Engineered Woods Keller Williams – The Icon Team RoyOMartin/Corrigan OSB Texas Builders Finance Thorntree Slate & Marble Venetian Stairs Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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COUNCIL UPDATE

REMODELERS COUNCIL

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2020 Remodelers Council President

WILL COLE, CGR, CAPS Divine Renovation

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his month my mind was taken back to a conversation I had with an associate who was about to leave for another company. I noticed their lack of passion as they were finishing their last two weeks and encouraged them to work as hard as they could and do the best job they ever had. That way, once they were gone, they would be missed. To drive the message home, I told a story about an old carpenter who was ready to retire:

He (the carpenter) told his employer his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife and family. His employer was saddened that he was moving on and asked the carpenter to build just one more house as “a personal favor.” The carpenter agreed, however, it was easy to see that his heart was not in it. When the carpenter finished, he sheepishly called the builder to inspect the house. He knew it was shoddy and far from his usual standards. To his surprise the builder walked right up to him with a big smile and handed him the keys and said, “this is your house, my gift to you.” Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your years of service and friendship. The carpenter was shocked! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into what we are building. Then with shock we realize we must live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently.

Someone once said, “Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your attitudes and the choices you make today, build the "house" you live in tomorrow. In closing, build wisely my friends!

The Charity Garage Sale:

As you know the Charity Garage Sale, Speed Selling and all meetings and events have been canceled until further notice. However, let us not forget the generosity of those who donated materials, assisted with their transportation and storage, made phone calls and for those who planned to help during the function. I believe I speak for everyone at the GHBA and the Remodelers Council when I say, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Moving Forward:

It looks like we are going to spend a lot of time sheltering in place. My hope is that you are with your family and that everyone is healthy. Also, that you have not already watched everything on Netflix, like me.

Reaching Out:

This could be your time to reach out to people you have not seen in a while. Give them a call, an email or shoot them a text. Remember to check up on your family and friends that live alone. This will be like no other natural disaster we have encountered. This time we cannot walk down the street and visit with neighbors or volunteer at a local church. It reminds me of something my friend Greg once said, “I went out looking for a friend and there was no one there, I went out to be a friend and there were friends everywhere.” In closing, I ask God to bless your families, friends and our country. Also, remember to be someone’s friend.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 RMC ANNUAL SPONSORS

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THURsday, MAY 21 HOUSTON RACQUET CLUB

A LEGACY OF BUILDING DREAMS & ENHANCING LIVES

FEATURING DAVID WEEKLEY Join David Weekley for a candid discussion on home building and how you can stay a leader in the industry after 40 years of building. SPONSORED BY:

TABLETOPS:

Thursday, May 21 Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77024

Tickets: $45/member (earlybird) $55/member (after May 14)

11 am - 11:30 am Registration & Networking

Register at

INFO/SPONSORSHIPS Contact: Donna Buenik dbuenik@ghba.org 281.664.1429

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*Cancellation for full refund must by made 7 days in advance.

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COUNCIL UPDATE

SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL

2020 Sales & Marketing Council President

SHANNON GASKAMP

Legend Home Corporation / Princeton Classic Homes

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kay, raise your hand if you were rushing March 12 to input your last Houston’s Best PRISM award entries into the system. My hand is raised, and it certainly isn’t because I forgot the date! For all our good intentions to be days ahead of the awards deadline — or any deadline — we often find ourselves at a deadline’s door listening to the clock tick away precious time. And because of the rush I’m guessing several of us shared last month, I thought a few time management tips might be in order. Maybe there are one or two here that might have you working smarter and not harder!

Create Time Management Goals These aren’t goals on what you’re going to accomplish; rather, they are goals on how you’re going to save time during your day. Do you find yourself falling into the social media rabbit hole only to emerge 30 minutes later? Save Facebook and Instagram for lunch only. Give yourself permission not to text back until later if your message is not an emergency or not work-related.

Set More Goals This one is about what you’re going to accomplish. Pick your priorities at the beginning of the week and then daily, set the goals that will help you accomplish your priorities. For me, I like to pick three big to-dos to check off my list each week. And on the flip side, I also like to review all that I accomplished last week, which gives me a can-do boost for the week ahead.

Get Out the Red Pen When making your weekly or daily list, do you really think you’ll

accomplish all 20 items you just wrote down? There are only 24 hours in a day, no matter how much you want there to be more. Be realistic and scratch off the tasks that are secondary priorities and then focus on your main goals.

Delegate Sometimes, you’re just not going to get it all done. It’s okay! Determine who on your in-house or agency team is best suited to help you accomplish what needs to get done.

Don’t Get Overwhelmed Sometimes everything that needs doing can be almost paralyzing. Maybe you don’t look at the whole picture every day and break it down into manageable tasks. Give yourself a few quick, easy to-dos so you can quickly mark things off your list for fast progress.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL ANNUAL SPONSORS

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2020 GHBA PARTNERS

PINNA CLE PA RT NERS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

P L ATI N UM PA RT N E R S DIA M OND PA RT NERS

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RENEWAL RATE OUR MEMBERS SEE THE VALUE IN THEIR GHBA PARTNERSHIPS, WITH NEARLY ALL OF THEM RETURNING AS PARTNERS YEAR AFTER YEAR.

1,200% GROWTH

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, THE PROGRAM HAS GROWN FROM JUST 3 PARTNERS IN 2007 TO 42 IN 2019!

67%

GO L D PART N E R S

EVENTS ANNUALLY GHBA PARTNER SPONSORSHIPS MAKE OUR EVENTS WORK! FROM LARGE EVENTS AND EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS, TO LUNCHEONS AND NETWORKINGS, THEY CANNOT HAPPEN WITHOUT OUR SPONSORS. THANK YOU!

ASSOCIATES MAKE UP TWO-THIRDS OF THE GHBA MEMBERSHIP AND THROUGH THEIR EXTRA SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENTS, THEY FINANCE A LARGE PORTION OF THE ADVOCACY AND ONGOING WORK ON BEHALF OF THE HOUSING INDUSTRY.

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DIVISION UPDATE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS DIVISION

2020 Montgomery County Division Chair

BRANDON LYNCH Keechi Creek Builders

Oil Prices Crash 25% as Oil War Begins

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ussia has just sparked what may end up being among the ugliest oil price wars in recent history, and Saudi Arabia is firing back. As the two oil superpowers face-off, American oil companies may end up as the biggest victims. Now some oil analysts are anticipating barrel prices as low as $20 within the year. Some experts have suggested that Russia's move is intended to counter U.S. shale producers and hit back against the U.S. for targeting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany. The shocking move by the Saudis is both a market share grab as well as a loud signal to Moscow that it is finished playing games. Within seconds of the market opening on Sunday night, oil prices plummeted as much as 30 percent, driving crude to its lowest level in four years. The Brent crude benchmark fell from $45 a barrel to $36.44 at the time of writing, while WTI plummeted from $40.45 to $32.97, in one of the single worst drops in recent history. This time period is definitely a buyer’s market. Interest rates keep dropping, and the outcome for our market is completely unknown at this time.

COMING UP: MCBDD AXE THROWING NETWORKING EVENT

Wednesday, June 24 at Texas Axe Throwing 23300 North Fwy, Spring, TX 77373

PHOTO TOP: GHBA President Rob Hellyer swears in the 2020 MCBDD board; PHOTO BOTTOM (L to R): GHBA President Rob Hellyer; Matt Sneller, Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling; Brenda Denny, Chairma Design Group; MCBDD President Brandon Lynch

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 MCBDD ANNUAL SPONSORS

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Strength in Numbers

THANK YOU

2020 HOME-PAC supporters! CHAIRMAN’S CLUB ($10,000+) Kathy Britton Jim Holcomb (Chair) Jason Golan Larry Johnson Jim Lemming Michael Manners Mike Moody (Vice Chair) David Weekley

PRESIDENT’S CLUB ($5,000 - $9,999) Peter Barnhart Don Klein Harry Masterson Daniel Signorelli

Adam Bakir Abdul Barazi Bruce Barclay Erika Blythe Kristal Casey Mike Christopher Lisa Clark Marco Cordon Bill Dalton Scott Davis David Eastwood Roger Farrow Austin Garrett Jason Gustafson Rob Hellyer

GOVERNOR’S CLUB ($3,000 - $4,999) Mike Dishberger Jeff Dye

CAPITOL CLUB ($2,000 - $2,999)

Howard Cohen Christopher Gilbert Jim Goettee Andrew Paderanga Jon Skeele

COUNCIL CLUB ($1,000 -$1,999) Kristen Hogan Jimmie Jenkins Andrew Johnson Michael Johnson Patricia Joiner Randy Jones Alex Kamkar Jennifer Keller Trey Lary Ernest Loeb Keith Luechtefeld Brandon Lynch Heath Melton Kendall McDermott Casey Morgan

NOT?

Can You Afford

Richard Muller Sean Mulroony David Oliver Dustin O’Neal Bryan Phillips James Reid Stephen Robinson Jim Russ Douglas Singleton Carl Stephens Kevin Stuckey Ed Taravella Becky Ullman Mark Welch John Williams

to Participate

Changes in state and local law or regulations could be detrimental to your business and bottom line. Your contribution to HOME-PAC is an investment in the future of our industry and one of the most affordable options for political involvement.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Yes, I will support HOME-PAC 2020 as a... VOTING TRUSTEE: Voting trustees may make payment in as many as four installments, but may not vote until fully paid. Chairman’s, President’s, Governor’s, Capitol and Council Club Trustees receive one vote. q Chairman’s Club ($10,000 +) q President’s Club ($5,000 +) q Governor’s Club ($3,000 - $4,999 q Capitol Club ($2,000 - $2,999) q Council Club ($1,000 - $1,999)

NON-VOTING MEMBER: q Sustaining ($250 - $999)

q Foundation ($1 - $249)

Total Amount $______________________ Name _____________________________________________________ Company __________________________________________________ Email _____________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________ Payment Method:

q PERSONAL check enclosed

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Card # ______________________________________ Exp ___________ Name on Card ______________________________________________ Signature __________________________________________________ No corporate donations accepted. Please make personal checks payable to HOME-PAC and mail to: 9511 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston, TX 77064 Political contributions must be personal and are not tax deductible.

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The Builders2Trades (B2T) website was created as a resource for builder, developer and remodeler members of the the Texas Association of Builders to search for skilled tradespeople and valued suppliers in one location. This service allows you to search for tradesmen and suppliers. Submit information for free at www.bit.ly/TAB-B2T!

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OFFICERS AND LEADERSHIP GHBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ROB HELLYER PRESIDENT

KEITH LUECHTEFELD VICE PRESIDENT

DEBBIE PAGE ASSOCIATE V. P.

JENNIFER KELLER SECRETARY

Abdul Barazi, Ryko Development D’Ann Brown, CGA, CGP, StrucSure Home Warranty Will Cole, CAPS, CGR, Divine Renovation Randall Duncan, Datasmart/Duncan Security Ian Faria, Bradley Arant Shannon Gaskamp, Legend Home Corporation/Princeton Classic Homes Zach Gavos, Keepsake Design + Build Lisa Gentry Jason Gustafson, CGB, CGP, Winshire Green, LLC Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS, Premier Remodeling & Construction, LP Ericka Hill, Ravenna Homes, LLC Johnny Hollins, J.G. Hollins Builders Jennifer Keller, William Lyon Homes Nicole Keown, CGB, CGP, Sandcastle Homes Inc. Keith Luechtefeld, Shea Homes Brandon Lynch, GMB, CGP, CAPS, Keechi Creek Builders Kendall McDermott, Allpoints Surveying Heath Melton, The Howard Hughes Corporation Sean Mulroony, Highland Homes Houston, LTD Terry Nesch, TONER Home Matters Lindy Oliva, PulteGroup Debbie Page, 1st Infiniti Enterprises, Inc./1st Texas Fire Protection Kevin Stuckey, Wan Bridge Group Ed Taravella, TARACORP Kevin Vick, CAPS, CGP, CGR, Vick Construction & Remodeling, Inc. Mark Welch, David Weekley Homes John Williams, K. Hovnanian Homes Laurie Wilson, First American Title-Homebuilder Division Pat Wilson, Legends Architectural Stone Nicole Zimmermann, HistoryMaker Homes

PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEES D’Ann Brown, CGA, CGP, StrucSure Home Warranty Randall Duncan, DataSmart/Duncan Security Mark Welch, David Weekley Homes

GHBA’S TAB DIRECTORS

LISA GENTRY TREASURER

IAN FARIA LEGAL COUNSEL

Kena Armstrong, CIC Adam Aschmann D’Ann Brown, CGA, CGP Lisa Clark Gonzalo Garcia, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, GMR Allen Griffin, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP Stephen Hann, CGR, GMB, GMR, CGP Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS Sean Hodge Don Klein Keith Luechtefeld Matthew Reibenstein Ron Rohrbacher

TAB LIFE DIRECTORS

JOHN WILLIAMS PAST PRESIDENT

CASEY MORGAN EXECUTIVE VP & CEO

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Adam Bakir, P.E., GMB Randy Bayer, GMB Suzi Bayer, CGA, CSP, CGB Randy Birdwell Ronny Carroll Jonathon Casada, GMB KC Cox, CGA, CAPS, CGP Mike Dishberger, GMB Jim Frankel, GMB Russel Garrison Kathy Howard,Environments for Living Jeff Hunt, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP Barry Kahn Andy Loyd Eddie Martin Keith Rodgers, CGA, CSP Bill Shaw, CGR, GMB, CAPS Kathleen Stadler

GHBA’S NAHB DELEGATES

Adam Aschmann Don Klein Clayton Farmer, CGP, HERS, LEED AP, GBV, GBE Victoria Hawes Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS Kathy Howard Keith Luechtefeld

NAHB LIFE DELEGATES

Randy Bayer, GMB Suzi Bayer, CGA, CSP, GMB Dan Bawden, JD,CAPS,CGP,CGR,GMB Jonathon Casada, GMB, CAPS KC Cox, CGA, CAPS, CGP Mike Dishberger, GMB Stephen Hann, CGR, GMB, GMR, CGP Jeff Hunt, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP Barry Kahn Charles Leyendecker Mike Manners Eddie Martin Tom Richey, CMP, MIRM David Walton

NAHB SENIOR LIFE DELEGATES

Randy Birdwell J.S. Norman, Jr.

COUNCIL PRESIDENTS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Ambassador/Membership Committee – D'Ann Brown Associate Council – Pat Wilson Benefit Homes Committee – TBD Community Developers Council – Ed Taravella Custom Builders Council – Jason Gustafson Education Committee – Dave Yelovich Government Affairs Committee – Mike Dishberger Green Built Gulf Coast – Nicole Keown & Jim Spurgeon HomeAid Board President – Jim Muska HOME-PAC – Jim Holcomb Past President’s Council – John Williams Retention Committee – Debbie Page Remodelers Council – William Cole Sales & Marketing Council – Shannon Gaskamp Volume Builders Committee – Jeff Dye

GHBA DIVISION PRESIDENTS

Bay Area Builders Association – Ericka Hill Montgomery County Division – Brandon Lynch

GHBA STAFF Executive Vice President and CEO Casey Watts Morgan - (281) 664-1432 CMorgan@ghba.org Director of Government Affairs Bradley Pepper - (281) 664-1430 BPepper@ghba.org Director of Builder Programs Donna Buenik - (281) 664-1429 DBuenik@ghba.org Director of Membership/Marketing Cynthia Fagan - (281) 664-1425 CFagan@ghba.org Director of Special Events Melvina Audain - (281) 664-1428 MAudain@ghba.org Director of Education and Career Services Peggy Means, CGA - (281) 664-1431 PMeans@ghba.org Publisher - Print & Web Brittany Feldmann - (832) 215-7232 BFeldmann@ghba.org Public Relations Director Terry Swenson - (281) 382-9977 TerrySwenson21@gmail.com Chief Financial Officer Griff Godwin, CPA - (281) 664-1427 GGodwin@ghba.org Accountant Lincoya Ferguson - (281) 664-1434 LFerguson@ghba.org Government Affairs Coordinator Tala Odat - (281) 664-1433 todat@ghba.org Membership Coordinator Vilma Bonilla - (281) 664-1426 VBonilla@ghba.org Administration & Builder Programs Coordinator Simone Castille - (281) 664-1439 scastille@ghba.org Office Manager Janet Todd - (281) 664-1424 JTodd@ghba.org HomeAid Executive Director Carole Brady - (281) 664-1436 cbrady@homeaidhouston.org HomeAid Director of Development Kirsten Robbins - (281) 664-1438 krobbins@homeaidhouston.org Administrative Accountant Lisa Gentry - (281) 664-1440 lgentry@homeaidhouston.org HomeAid Events and Operations Coordinator Emilee Proctor - (281) 664-1435 eproctor@homeaidhouston.org

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April

June

ALL APRIL MEETINGS AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED

Wednesday, June 3 1:30 p.m. - Developers Council

May

11:30 a.m. - Associate Council Luncheon

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Tuesday, May 5 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Bay Area Builders Association Luncheon, La Brisa Mexican Grill, 501 N. Wesley Dr., League City 77573 [TENTATIVE] Thursday, May 7 9 a.m. - Education Committee [TENTATIVE] 11:30 a.m. - Associate Council Lunch [TENTATIVE] 4 p.m. - GHBA Board Meeting [TENTATIVE] Thursday, May 14 11:30 a.m. - Remodelers Council Luncheon, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr, 77024 [TENTATIVE] Thursday, May 19 9 a.m. - Associate Council Spring Golf Tournament, at Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City 77459 [TENTATIVE] Thursday, May 21 11:30 a.m. - Custom Builders Council, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial (at Voss) [TENTATIVE] Wednesday, May 27 11 a.m. - Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division Luncheon, at The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Drive 77381 [TENTATIVE]

EDUCATION COURSES

Tuesday, May 12 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - The Electrical System (ABCs of Home Building Series) [TENTATIVE] Wednesday, May 13 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Hiring, Training and Supervision (RCS Designation Series) [TENTATIVE] Wednesday, May 20 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Customer and Vendor Centers in QuickBooks Desktop [TENTATIVE]

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Thursday, June 4 9 a.m. - Education Committee

Monday, June 8 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - ABS Employee Benefits "Lunch & Learn" Thursday, June 11 11:30 a.m. - Remodelers Council Luncheon, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr, 77024 Friday, June 12 6 a.m. - BABA Fishing Tournament, Waterman's Marina, 14302 Stewart Rd B, Galveston 77554 Thursday, June 18 11:30 a.m. - Custom Builders Council, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial (at Voss) Wednesday, June 24 11 a.m. - Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division Luncheon, at The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Drive 77381

Know who you’re doing business with? When you do business with a fellow association member, you know who you are dealing with. Your mutual success is important to the viability of your industry and of your association.

EDUCATION COURSES

Tuesday, June 9 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Storm Water Presentation Wednesday, June 10 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - General Project Management (RCS Designation Series) Monday, June 15 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Diversification: New Profits for Builders (NAHB Designation Course, GMB) Tuesday, June 16 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - The HVAC System (ABCs of Home Building Series) Wednesday, June 17 9 a.m. to 12 noon - TREC Course #37317 (ABCs of Homebuilding Series)

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Wednesday, June 17 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Job Costing in QuickBooks® Desktop Thursday, June 18 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Guidelines for Design & Construction of In-Ground Swimming Pools in TX

*Dates subject to change. We are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will notify members of any additional event rescheduling. For the most up-to-date schedule visit ghba.org/calendar. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings held at the GHBA offices, located at: 9511 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, Tex. 77064.

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