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The Official Magazine of the Greater Houston Builders Association July 2020|Volume 33|Number 07

HomeAid Houston is launching a charitable space journey with Mission Control, the 2020 Houston Project Playhouse. Mission Control will not be gathering space data, but it will be raising awareness about homelessness in the community and raising much needed funds to help those less fortunate.

FEATURES 08

President's Message: Standing Strong

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Advocacy Report: Harris County Mandates Masks

As the homebuilding industry enters a period of cautiously optimistic recovery, let's stay strong and tenacious, and pull together as one.

The housing industry was fortunate to be deemed essential when the first “stay home” orders were issued, and members were able to continue working. As our economy begins to recover, it is important that we do our part to help avoid another shutdown.

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Reuber Family Honored with Mortgage-Free Home

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Building 'Homes for Good' Begins with the Developer

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GHBA Launches Training On-Demand

Operation FINALLY HOME held its first live-stream virtual dedication ceremony, in partnership with PulteGroup's Built to Honor Program, as U.S. Army SFC Justin Reuber and his family received keys to their new mortgage-free home.

As the GHBA Benefit Homes Project continues its 40th anniversary celebration, we honor the many developers who make this incredible work possible.

The GHBA is excited to announce the launch of a new virtual learning platform, now available to members. The first of many courses to launch are the ABCs of Framing, Electrical, Concrete and the Building Envelope.

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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HomeAid and First America Homes Launch 'Mission Control' Playhouse

This fundraiser is in partnership with the Houston Astros and the Astros Charitable Foundation. Mission Control is being built by First America Homes, the homebuilding division of The Signorelli Co. For a chance to win the playhouse, visit homeaidhouston. org to purchase raffle tickets. See page 24.

Departments 08 10 17 18 20 24 26 32 34 36 38 39 40 41 42

President’s Message Government Affairs Sustaining Associate Members (SAMs) Benefit Homes Project Education Department HomeAid Houston New Members & Renewals Sales & Marketing Council Custom Builders Council Remodelers Council Montgomery County Division HOME-PAC Roster Officers & Leadership GHBA Partnerships The Network

Upcoming Events 14 24 30 33 35

Houston's Best PRISM Awards 2020 Project Playhouse SMC Realtor Rendezvous Sunbelt Builders Show BABA Fishing Tournament

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

Standing Strong T

hose of you who attended the 2020 GHBA board installation in January may remember the theme “Standing Strong, Tenacity Takes Root in Houston.” NEVER, did I imagine that it would be a prophecy for the coming year, yet this is certainly a time in America to stand strong and be tenacious. I don’t know how much more I can say about the coronavirus, particularly something that hasn’t already been said dozens of times over the last three months of non-stop coverage. Shifting gears somewhat, let’s talk about what’s to come for the homebuilding industry and the future of America in

general. Although uncertainty abounds, there is justification for optimism. The question isn’t if we bounce back but when. America is resilient; we have been through hard times before and will be again. We in the homebuilding industry provide the most essential need in life second only to food and water—we provide shelter. Our fellow Americans will always need housing and we are there to provide it for them. The GHBA, TAB and NAHB are still at work on behalf of our industry to steer government regulation in a direction that allows us to build in a manner that ensures a

well-constructed home while meeting reasonable standards established by building codes. The GHBA is gradually resuming some normal activities; the office itself has reopened on a split schedule of sorts. Some of the staff are in the office while others continue working from home, alternating days in the office. Some live luncheons will resume in July with reduced attendance and social distancing measures in place. Education classes have already resumed via webinar and have been well received. We joined the GHBA for many reasons—to support the association that represents the interests of the industry in which we make a living. Growing our network of resources, building a brain trust of sorts. Education opportunities for everyone in our companies to help us raise the bar for the industry. What is important is that we all pull together. Set aside our differences and work together to bring about a long, if not rapid, recovery.

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ADVOCACY REPORT

Harris County Mandates Masks This was in response to several weeks of sharp increases in positive tests as well as hospitalizations. "To state the obvious, COVID-19 is now spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas," Abbott said, adding later “If those spikes continue, additional measures are going to be necessary." He said the state was rapidly increasing testing in hot spots and working with hospitals throughout the state to ensure they have the ability to treat Texans who test positive for COVID-19. Although there has been a serious spike in the spread of the virus, he said he has no immediate plans for a second shutdown of businesses saying, “Closing down Texas again will always be the last option.”

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ast month, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued an executive order that requires all people 10 years or older wear face coverings while in businesses or on commercial properties, including employees and all visitors and customers. The order states that all commercial entities in Harris County providing goods or services directly to the public must develop, post, and implement a health and safety policy. The Health and Safety Policy must require, at a minimum, that all employees or visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public.

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Individuals will not be fined or cited. Per the order, only business owners offering goods and services who do not enforce the provisions of the order — including ensuring all customers and employees wear masks, maintaining social distancing guidelines and turning away employees who feel sick — may face a $1,000 fine per violation. In addition to purchased masks, face coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas or handkerchiefs. On the same day that the Harris County order went into effect, Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference to update the state on the COVID-19 response as well as several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus.

That said, to avoid having to reinvoke “stay at home” orders, Governor Abbott implored Texans to follow public health protocols like staying home if you are sick or at risk, sanitizing your hands, practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings or masks. “When you go out, you should wear a face covering or mask,” Abbott said, “I know that wearing a mask will help us keep Texas open.” While this situation will continue to be fluid, we want to be responsible community partners as this pandemic persists. Our industry was fortunate to be deemed essential when the first “stay at home” orders were issued, so in most cases our members were able to continue working. But as our economy begins to recover from the first shut down, it is important that we do our part to help avoid another one. For

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more information on workplace health safety, visit https://open.texas.gov/.

July Primary Runoff Elections With our focus on the impact of COVID-19 on everything, it is easy to forget that 2020 is still a major election year. In addition to several top of the ticket races, like for the presidency and one of our two United States Senate seats 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. After what we have endured over the last few months, it hard to recall that we voted in the 2020 primary elections

on March 3 and that there are a few races that will be determined by a runoff election. The primary election runoff date was initially scheduled for May 26 but was moved to July 14. Early voting for the runoff started on June 29 and will run through July 10. There are only a few races in the primary runoff that are occurring in our region. HOME-PAC trustees screened candidates and made endorsements for two races. In the Republican primary for Texas House District 26, HOME-PAC supports Jacey Jetton (R- Sugar Land). In the Democratic primary for Texas House District 142, HOME-PAC supports Jerry Davis (D- Houston).

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Reuber Family Honored with Mortgage-Free Home

Operation FINALLY HOME live-streams virtual dedication ceremony in partnership with PulteGroup's Built to Honor Program

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.S. Army SFC Justin Reuber and his family received keys to their new mortgage-free home Friday, May 22 during a small, socially-distanced dedication ceremony at the homesite in Hockley, Texas, in the Centex community of Windrow. In the first of its kind event for Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH), the ceremony was recorded onsite and streamed on the organization’s Facebook page (fb.com/OperationFINALLYHOME).

Prior to the event, OFH Executive Director Rusty Carroll said, “We’re so excited to be able to celebrate the Reuber family with a virtual dedication. This celebration is different than anything we’ve done in the past, but we’re thankful to be able to share the event with supporters all around the country.” Carroll went on to thank the entire team that made the home’s completion possible during the difficult circumstances due to social distancing.

This format allowed supporters from across the globe access to the celebration, while maintaining a safe and socially responsible environment for the family and limited guests onsite.

The Reuber family was surprised with the news they were receiving the home during a Houston Texans game in November 2019. During the game, Reuber participated in a “Finish the Lyric” contest where he was tasked with guessing song titles with the word “home” removed. Songs included “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “I’m Going Home.” After guessing correctly, Reuber’s mystery prize was

The home was built by the PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program with the support of the Houston Texans and GHBA members who donated their materials and services.

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revealed – a brand new, mortgage-free home from Operation FINALLY HOME (see video at youtu.be/YFIYRHW5Haw).

About U.S. Army SFC Justin Reuber After U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Justin Reuber enlisted in 1999, he served back-to-back-to-back tours in Iraqi combat zones with less than a year at home between. Five days before he was to return from his final deployment in Iraq, Reuber and his convoy were conducting a routine check on an Iraqi police checkpoint. The Iraqi police abandoned their post, leaving their equipment and vehicles behind. Insurgents detonated on Reuber’s platoon, striking three of their four vehicles. There were massive casualties resulting in two fatalities and nine with injuries, including Reuber. He suffered a broken hand, broken leg and shrapnel wounds. He returned home and was assigned to become a military recruiter. While riding his motorcycle, a truck ran a red light and struck Reuber at a speed of 55 mph. In addition to breaking the same leg he had previously broken in Iraq, Reuber had a shattered pelvis and shoulder, broken ribs and a severed femoral artery. He remained in a coma for 42 days. Due to his prior combat injuries, Justin contracted an infection in his leg following the accident which ultimately required amputation. He also suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and migraines. For his valor, Justin received many accolades including a Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars and many more. Reuber medically retired after 16 years of service. He currently resides in Cibolo, Texas, with his wife, Hana, and their three children. Justin is a massive sports fan, and enjoys hunting, fishing and collecting sports memorabilia. ABOUT BUILT TO HONOR® | PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program recognizes and thanks returning military personnel who have been injured during their term of service by providing mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families. Launched in 2013, the program has built and donated more than 55 homes across the country. Built to Honor works in partnership with nonprofit organizations to identify veteran candidates. For more information about Built to Honor, visit builttohonor.org. Follow on Twitter @BuiltToHonor and fb.com/BuiltToHonor. ABOUT OPERATION FINALLY HOME | Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to provide homes and home modifications to America’s military heroes and widows of the fallen. In 2020, Operation FINALLY HOME is celebrating 15 years honoring heroes with homes, and recently launched its 200th project. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors and volunteers to help these heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home. For more information, visit OperationFINALLYHOME.org, follow @OpFINALLYHOME on Twitter and find us on fb.com/OperationFINALLYHOME/.

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BENEFIT HOMES PROJECT—"A HOME FOR GOOD"

Building 'Homes for Good' Begins with the Developer FINALLY HOME and HomeAid Houston. Both charities provide hope and homes to the less fortunate. The GHBA is proud to have partnered with so many incredible developers over the past 40 years. Many of them have donated multiple lots over time, and one in particular, Land Tejas has donated 17 lots! If you are interested in donating a lot to the Benefit Homes Project in 2020 or 2021, please contact Terry Swenson, director of public relations for the Benefit Homes Project at 281-382-9977.

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his 40th anniversary of the GHBA Benefit Homes Project is a milestone, with nearly $12 million raised since its inception. And it all begins with the developer who identifies a lot they are willing to donate. The logistics of that donation can vary by developers, as some who participate, own their lots outright and others have partners or investors they work with to ensure the lot is signed over to the builder. The Benefit Homes Project has been honored to work with dozens of developers of all sizes throughout its history. Many of these developers approach the GHBA on their own, as they are aware of the project and its success over four decades. Others contact a builder in one of their communities and ask to partner on a Benefit Home. And other partnerships are created when the GHBA reaches out to developers who have been leaders in the community. The Benefit Homes aid not only two GHBA charities, but also promote the developers who receive extensive media coverage every week throughout the duration of the project. From the announcement they’ve joined the Benefit Homes team and beyond the closing of the home, over $100,000 worth of publicity is provided for the developer’s community and their organization. Many developers who have participated are also motivated by the two charities the Project benefits—Operation

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UPCOMING COURSES DESIGNATION COURSES (NAHB University of Housing Courses) Business Accounting & Job Cost *WEBINAR* Approved for: CGB & CGR (Six hours of continuing education credits for: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM) Instructor: Jeff Hunt, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP Date: Thursday, July 23 Time: 9 am to 3 pm Fee: $250 members / $300 non-members Content: Your company’s success is based on managing your finances effectively. This course provides you with the basics of financial planning, budgeting, construction business accounting, job cost systems and financing options so you can track and analyze the cost of goods, overhead and individual job costs as well as communicate about them effectively. Topics include accounting terminology, a chart of accounts, types of records and reports to be maintained and financing alternatives. As a graduate of this course, participants will be able to: • Define concepts and terminology basic to construction business accounting • Describe the value and use of common financial reports in measuring business performance, job cost accounting and variance analysis • Identify the essentials of operating capital funding methods • Identify common construction and permanent mortgage products and the relative builder/client positions • Recognize the differences between active and passive income endeavors • Access templates for a personal budget, company budget, chart of accounts, an income statement and balance sheet reports Who should take this course? Everyone who plays a role in the success of a company needs to have a good understanding of business accounting and job costing. This course is designed for: business owners, vendors, trade contractors, trade professionals, service professionals, project managers and office staff.

Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals *WEBINAR* Approved for: CGB,CGR Continuing Education Credits: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, Master CGP, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM Instructor: Jeff Hunt, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP Date: Tuesday, August 25 Time: 9 am to 3 pm Fee: $250 members / $300 non-members Content: The days of "build it or remodel it and they will buy" are a thing of the past. Today’s customers are both demanding and selective and, thanks to the world of technology, they are very well educated. So how do you stand out from the crowd and make your brand relevant? This course will give you an overview of the many types of marketing and sales tools available to help you build your unique brand and a positive reputation so you can engage and motivate potential customers, clients and referral partners to choose your product or remodeling services. After the course, you will be given exclusive access to a Student FTP Site that provides additional resources for learning more about the sales and marketing techniques described in this course. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to: • Identify social media and emerging technology to enhance marketing • Describe time-tested and cutting-edge tactics to increase the effectiveness of advertising, promotions and public relations • Identify a variety of methods to generate and qualify sales leads • Describe positive strategies to gain the agreement and close the sale • Describe follow-through techniques that lead to great referrals

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Education Corner

GENERAL EDUCATION (Not for designations) Customers & Vendor Centers in QuickBooks Desktop *WEBINAR*

Building Builder Business Through Alliances *WEBINAR*

Instructor: Dwayne Briscoe Date: Tuesday, July 15 Time: 3 pm to 5 pm Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members Course will cover the following topics: • Adding and editing a new customer with sub-jobs • Reviewing: Estimates, Sales Orders, Invoices and Sales Receipts • Adding and editing a new vendor • Requesting W9 forms for tax filing purposes with insurance certificates • Entering and paying bills and credits • Define what forms are required when hiring an independent contractor for income tax reporting

(2 Hours TREC CE Credit) Instructor: E. L. Crain Date: Thursday, August 12 Time: 9 am to 11 am Fee: $45 members / $60 non-members TREC Provider - #9917 | TREC Instructor - #5152 TREC Class - #36670 | TREC - 2 hours CE Credit Content: Course designed to encourage building alliances to generate greater new construction sales and community traffic.

StormWater: TPDES MS4 and Enforcement Authorities *WEBINAR* Instructor: Patrick Hodgkiss, Compliance Resources Date: Thursday, July 16 Time: 2 pm to 3 pm Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members Content: Ever wonder why permitting Stormwater in different areas is, well... so different? This course will examine pressures that a local jurisdiction faces from the State of Texas and why. Students will be able to identify who the primary enforcement authority is for a construction site and determine what actions that the local jurisdiction may choose to take. The City of Conroe MS4 permit will be examined as a practical exercise.

Power Up with Color - Protect Your Equity with Winning Paint and Color Solutions *WEBINAR* Instructors: KAT Troulinos, TA Da by KAT, a division of Living the Dream Team; LaLa Didrikson, L’ements Design; and Cory Drost, Poppy Lane Staging Date: Tuesday, July 21 Time: 9 am to 11 am Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members Content: Join a “colorful” group of trained color experts to learn the mysteries of paint. Demystify this medium that can brighten a room—or make it one that you want to escape. You’ll leave with tools, tips and techniques that will add value to the homes you market, sell, buy, rehab or remodel. Register today and learn: • The do’s and don’ts of color and paint as well as space balancing • The biggest mistake rehabbers are making with color • Current color trends and what colors affect equity • Color correction tools for any space • How color affects emotion And…all recipients will receive a handout on specific colors to paint or not paint a space and the amount of money at stake and a helpful cheat sheet for neutral Sherwin Williams colors.

Job Costing in QuickBooks® Desktop *WEBINAR* Instructor: Dwayne Briscoe Date: Wednesday, August 19 Time: 3 pm to 5 pm Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members Course will cover the following topics: • Determine the best payroll option for various businesses and learn how to set up the payroll item list • Learn how long you are required by law to keep your records, from employee applications to employee terminations • Create custom liability payments to ensure proper accounting for tax liability agencies and understand the date of payment • Workers Compensation and how it relates to employers and employees in Texas

Design and Construction of Residential Foundations, Soils & Material Testing *WEBINAR* Instructor: David Eastwood, PE, Geotech Engineering Date: Thursday, August 20 Time: 1 pm to 5:30 pm Fee: $45 members / $60 non-members Content: A must-see for builders, architects, structural engineers and developers! After taking this course, you will understand the basics and importance of geotechnical, materials and forensic engineering as it relates to residential design and construction. Eastwood will discuss: • Geotechnical field studies, laboratory testing, data analysis • Expansive soils and how to treat them for residential design • Foundation types, including slab-on-grade, post-tensioned, drilled footings, and helical pile systems • Foundations risks, the effects of trees, quality control and soil stabilization • Design of beach houses in places such as Galveston • A forensic evaluation of distressed residences in Houston, focusing on design, construction, materials, environmental conditions and wear and tear • Causations for foundation distress and repair techniques • Inground swimming pool design • Houston faults and how to build homes near them Who should attend? Remodelers, land developers, architects, planners, designers, residential builders, commercial contractors, engineers, real estate brokers and agents, subcontractors, specialty trades, manufacturers and suppliers, financial services professionals.

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GHBA LAUNCHES ON-DEMAND TRAINING "The class was great and I like being able to watch segments multiple times. I think it would be great to have the full ABC’s of Homebuilding available online so that I can watch each one right before that stage of building a house to refresh on the material." — DAN ALEXANDER, SCHWAB DB

Never stop learning! Continuing education will help enhance your career, boost your professional image, increase your level of expertise, and put you at the cutting-edge of your field. It's the key to a more satisfying, more profitable career.

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"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the online/on-demand learning modules. I just completed the framing class and it was great to go slow when needed and go back and rewatch certain chapters. I’ll probably go back and still watch a few more of the chapters again just to solidify my understanding. Thanks so much for this incredible tool!" — MICHELLE CARRUTHERS, ABBY REALTY

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HomeAid and First America Homes to Launch 'Mission Control' Playhouse

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he recent successful launch of SpaceX was a pivotal event in the history of space travel and exploration that will become a new chapter in the history books. HomeAid Houston is writing history of its own with the charitable version of a space journey with Mission Control, the 2020 HomeAid Houston Project Playhouse, launching in a matter of weeks. HomeAid’s Mission Control will not be gathering space data, but it will be raising awareness about homelessness in the community and raising much needed funds to help those less fortunate. This is the 14th year for this HomeAid Houston fundraiser that is in partnership with the Houston Astros and the Astros Charitable Foundation. Mission Control is being built by First America Homes, the homebuilding division of The Signorelli Co. Throughout the years, playhouse has been displayed at Minute Maid Park during home games in late summer, but due to the current COVID-19 restrictions Mission Control may be docking at a number of high traffic locations within the community instead. Further details on ETAs and galaxies to come! Mission Control offers exciting features that include an operable Dutch-style spaceship door, a detachable slide, a flat screen TV, a gaming system and gaming chairs that appeal to children and adults of all ages. The playhouse is also designed in size to meet standard Houston community deed restrictions and is also modular to make it easily transportable. “HomeAid is grateful to the team of First America Homes/ Signorelli and the playhouse’s generous sponsors as they man

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Mission Control while working together to raise funds for future HomeAid projects,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston. “This year’s fluid circumstances are not stopping the Mission Control team in their quest to launch this fundraiser. We are also identifying and reviewing options for the landing of the Playhouse toward late summer, and once finalized we will be sharing that information with public.” The Mission Control team, led by Dave Barnhart, division president, Homebuilding Division includes Danny Signorelli, CEO; Ramiro Gonzalez, vice president of sales, Homebuilding Division; Kris Moreno, director of construction, Homebuilding Division; Kristen Rinewalt, purchasing manager, Homebuilding Division; Siedah Chaney, purchasing coordinator, Homebuilding Division; Sandra Ferguson, marketing director, the Signorelli Company; Angelina Naspretto, marketing manager, Homebuilding Division; and Codi Bishop, junior graphic designer, Homebuilding Division. For a chance to win the playhouse visit homeaidhouston.org to purchase raffle tickets. The drawing will be held later this summer, with the date to be announced. “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 Barnhart. “We are excited about this year’s space-themed design which I can say objectively is ‘out of this world’ with its detailing and amenities. We are looking forward to a splash down early this summer.”

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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!"

BUILDERS

Aloft Construction Group Johnnie Staggs 4771 Sweetwater Bvd #262 Sugar Land, TX 77479 (281) 242-0455 johnnie@aloftco.com Blanchard Brothers Construction LLC Gillus Blanchard 13308 Milo Dr Crosby, TX 77532 (281) 729-3696 gillusjustsold1@yahoo.com Excelsior Development Inc. Ken Harris P.O. Box 710722 Houston, TX 77271 (832) 216-8888 k_tharris@yahoo.com www.excelsiordevelopmentinc.com Kingsmen Homes, LLC Matthew Davis 26306 Meadow Lane Katy, TX 77494 (281) 543-0691 kingsmenhomesllc@gmail.com kingsmenhomes.com Layne Kelly Homes Bradley Smith 1031 Harvard Street Houston, TX 77008 (832) 441-9884 bradley@smithhomestx.com www.laynekellyhomes.com Ztowers Builders LLC Robert Zamora 1449 Highway 6, Suite 400 Sugar Land, TX 77478 (832) 500-4210 andrea@ztowers.net www.ztowersbuilders.com

REMODELERS

Blanchard Brothers Construction LLC. Gillus Blanchard 13308 Milo Dr Crosby, TX 77532 (281) 729-3696 gillusjustsold1@yahoo.com Gambone’s Custom Home Improvements, LLC Wendy Gambone 23211 Olive Ridge Court Katy, TX 77494 (832) 437-8898 wendy@gamboneschi.com GambonesCHI.com Patricia Buck Design, LLC Patricia Buck 1218 Krist Drive Houston, TX 77055 (832) 212-6269 patriciabuckdesign@gmail.com

ASSOCIATES

Eco-Soil Stabilizers Korbie Contreras P.O. Box 2602 Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830) 964-2158 kcontreras@eco-soil.org eco-soil.org Shoot2Sell Photography David Gonier 14186 Midway Road, Ste 105 Addison, TX 75001 (214) 272-3200 social@shoot2sell.net shoot2sell.net

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MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY... Being a member of the GHBA and becoming a part of the leadership ladder for the Associate Council has opened many doors for my career. It has given me the opportunity to network with other colleagues in the building industry, in which some have become personal friends. By being active in some of the various events, such as the BBQ Cook-off, Chili Cook-off and Golf Tournaments, I have increased my exposure to key people in the homebuilding industry who I might never have worked with otherwise. If you are not currently a member or involved in the GHBA, there is no better time than now to get involved. — JENNIFER MILLS, SENIOR ACCOUNT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, IRONWOOD CONNECTION

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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 NAME Action Landscaping The Allshouse Group LLC Anderson Canyon, LLC Anvil Engineering Ashworth Design & Remodeling, LLC Atlantic Exterior Specialist, Inc. Ballard Building Company Bluegill Inc.; dba Enerlogic; dba Bluegill Energy Builders Auction Company Butler Brothers Construction CAM Builders, LLC Champion Custom Home Builders LLC Charter Development Partners Circle Saw Shop, Inc. Craftsmanship By John, Inc. Creekstone Outdoors Dawson Foundation Repair, Inc. Design DCA Diamond D Custom Homes, LLC Echo Workshop Empire Continental Land LP Evans Cabinet Door Ltd. Fairmont Homes Farmhouse Stone First American Title-Homebuilder Division Flair Builders, LLC Flooring Services of Texas Design Gallery Fort Bend Builders Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity Franz Brothers Inc. dba Lancaster Homes Full Fledge Entertainment, LLC GAP Custom Homes Grace and Gold Homes LLC Gracepoint Homes Grogan Building Supply Hames Custom Builders, LLC Harbinger Cabinet Company High Performance Home Companies Holcomb Properties Company Holloway Builder & Developer Services Home Elevator of Texas HomeTeam Pest Defense House Revibe Houston Assn. of RealtorsRE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring Houston Glass Block Houston Post Tension, L.P. Incredible Homes, LLC Isokern Fireplaces by Earthcore J. Patrick Homes, Ltd. Jack Lin

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NAME Oscar Reyes Kurt Allshouse Tom O’Leary Matt Gray, PE Bruce Sommers Martin Geserick W. S. (Sandy) Ballard Richard Mogridge Bruce Sutter Bo Butler Mike Curley Mike Adalis Chris Forrest Clarence Miles John Gillette Sam Hickey Martin Dawson David Cox Mark Doggett Luis Cortes Steve Sellers Edward Rogers Michael Pelletier Jennifer Jones Dana Rodgers James Kent Graham Lynch Daniel Boucher Executive Director Chris Franz Anthony Oyedeji Stephen Box Elroy Gold Thomas Cox Greg Von Baden Nathan Hames Donald Cobb Lee Kurtas Jim Holcomb Ray Holloway Jan Rowland D’Nita Kuhn Ivahn Garcia Becky Drake Ken Bowman Angela Jordy Adam Bakir PE, GMR,GMB,CGP Nicole Cartica Joe DeGeorge Jack Lin

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COMPANY NAME Jay Neathery Johnson Development Corporation JP Hart Lumber Company KB Home Kevin Braziel Kirby Taylor Homes LK Custom Homes Inc Mark Gooch Designers, Inc. Mayberry Homes Inc McCauley Architectural Reviews, Inc. Mckenzie Drafting and Design McKim & Creed, Inc. Memory Builders Merrick Coastal LLC Mesken, LLC Mirror Gallery, Inc. Moderno Porcelain Works Morgan Air Services MSF Electric, Inc. Operation FINALLY HOME Park Lane Builders, Inc. Peramco, Inc. Philip J. Douglas, Inc. Pierce Construction Services PMW, Inc. Premier Gutter Solutions, LLC Prosperity Building Group, LLC Rinnai Royal Baths Manufacturing Company Royal Texan Homes LLC SHR Remodeling, Inc. Seaside Construction Shelton Builders, Inc. The Sherwin-Williams Paint Company Shree Homes Solid Foundations Ltd SpaceManager Closets Suncoast Post-Tension, Ltd. Susan Levy Terra Visions, LLC Texas New Mexico Power Texas Operations & Professional Services Total Floors Tri-Supply Company Tryon Homes, LLC. VanMor Properties Inc View Builders, Ltd. Weeks Spray Foam Insulation LLC West Side Drywall, Inc. Zuehlke Drywall Inc.

NAME Jay Neathery Shannon League Gordon McKnight Terry Harrison Kevin Braziel Rodney Meyers Lewis Krantz Mark Gooch Sharone Mayberry Janet McCauley Derrik Mckenzie Bob Terry Brent Zuber Barry Neptune Volkan Irgit Rodney Simmons Mike Boucher Steve Lyon Armando Lozano Lee Kirgan Steven Deutser Douglas Eibsen Phil Douglas Jacob Pierce Paula Mischer Matt Troyer MarJuana Williams John Sarzosa Bryce Boyd Mark Garraty Stephen Twarowski Jeff Ehrich Tres Shelton Mike Bernal Vishamber Odhrani Don Jackson Francis Nwabudike Michael McNall Susan Levy Randy Jones Christine Couch Nathan White Pat Mullin Cary McCoy Phillip Tryon Susan Vandagriff Jennifer Yager Austin Weeks Craig Hill Lloyd Zuehlke

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Our services include magazine-quality HDR photography, highdefinition video, aerial photos and video, custom post-processing including green grass and blue skies, virtual staging, Matterport 3D spaces, virtual tours, and too much more to mention here. Get scheduled fast, and get your images within 24 hours of the end of your appointment! See a full showcase of our services and pricing at shoot2sell.net or contact David Gonier at (214) 272-3200; social@shoot2sell.net.

Here at ECO-SOIL STABILIZERS, we stop foundation problems before they start! We PREVENT serious structural damage to any commercial, single or multi-family residential home lots, buildings, pools, sports courts, foundation movements and more. We save you time and money all while giving you peace of mind with a 10-year backed warranty. Eco-Soil Stabilizers is a family-owned and operated business. We have been treating soil in Texas for the past decade. We treat approximately 7 million square feet per year, and that is constantly growing. We build lifelong relationships with our clients large and small. To learn more, visit eco-soil.org or contact Korbie Contreras at (830) 964-2158; kcontreras@eco-soil.org.

MEMBERPROFILE Greetings! My name is Russell Shepard and I’m an NFL player of seven years from the Cypress community. My family and I founded SHEP BOYS WASTE MGMT LLC , where we specialize in providing modern portable restrooms, hand wash stations, septic pumping and other site services. Due to the COVID-19 in our country, sanitation and hand hygiene is extremely important to prevent the spread of the virus. As we move forward, all businesses should have policies in place in order to promote the best hygiene practices and ensure the availability of the necessary infrastructure, equipment and supplies. We take pride in providing what we believe the waste management industry is in much need of — safety, consistency and exceptional customer service! Our vision is to service our customers with FIVE STAR EXCELLENCE & INTEGRITY! We provide temporary and long-term rental solutions throughout Greater Houston and the surrounding areas. We service heavy construction sites, real estate development/remodeling, special events, backyard parties, disaster relief efforts and other business industries. Our dedicated team of professionals are ready to assist you!

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Give us a call, we would love to hear from you and excited to assist you with your next business project or special event. To learn more, visit shepboyswaste.com or contact Russell Shepard at (281) 758-5990; russell@shepboyswaste.com. Greater Houston Builders Association – Building a Better Future | Houston Builder | JULY 2020

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Instilling Kindness into Our Everyday Lives

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hat a crazy time it is (who isn’t saying that right now?). I ran across a quote recently that is certainly relevant for our current times: “Never look down on someone unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

When you’re talking with people, ask about their day and what’s going on in their lives. And then truly listen to their answers. It’s one of the most important ways to make a person feel valued.

There are big steps in our nation being taken right now toward that goal, but there are small acts of kindness that we can do every day that could have a big impact.

Tip generously

Here are some ideas:

Use your manners Your Momma told you to always say “please” and “thank you.” Do you still do that? It’s a sign of respect. Make both part of your everyday vocabulary. (Your Mom would be proud!)

Give compliments We’ve all gotten compliments. Remember how happy it made you feel? Spread the joy by giving compliments freely — but not without merit. Just be unafraid to speak up if you like someone’s work, someone’s shoes, someone’s car, etc.

Put away your phone Our cell phones seem to be a permanent extension of our hands sometimes. When engaging in a conversation, go ahead and set your phone down on your desk so your attention is directed solely at the person you’re speaking with.

Pick up the phone If it’s been a while since you’ve talked with an old friend, a neighbor or colleague, pick up your phone and give them a call. A text is nice — any kind of reaching out would be appreciated — but investing time into a phone call is especially meaningful.

We’ve all been doing this over the past few months as restaurants and their teams have struggled during the shutdown, but it shouldn’t take a pandemic to remind us to tip our servers generously for a job well done.

Be kind to those you may not like This one may not be the easiest, but showing a little kindness to someone who isn’t your best bud can go a long way in mending any hurt or hostile feelings.

Smile I’ll end with another quote: “Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.” – Stanley Gordon West A smile is contagious (the good kind of contagious). Smile at people, smile at yourself — you’ll be happier for it.

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COUNCIL UPDATE

CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL

The "New Normal" is Getting Old By 2020 Custom Builders Council Chair

JASON GUSTAFSON, CGB,CGP Winshire Green, LLC

States of America. We do know that homebuilding provides a meaningful multiplier effect. The NAHB published an article on April 2, 2020, stating that building an average new home generates 2.9 full time job equivalents. Building custom “above average” homes increases that multiplier.

The “New Normal” is getting old. What’s the “next normal” going to look like? In 1980, President Reagan said, “A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours.” He went on to provide a definition of recovery, but that gets us into politics. Whether depression or recession, “recovery” may well see home builders leading the charge. “The housing industry has often led the economy out of recessions,” according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Recessions

engender lower interest rates which spurs demand for homes. The Great Recession’s glut of distressed and foreclosed properties and regulators’ response of tightening credit dampened the typical rebound of housing coming out of a recession. Still homebuilding was part of the sluggish recovery. Today’s situation is quite different from the Great Recession or any other downturn. Government mandated shutdown is a first. No one knows what will be required to fire up this economic engine that we call the United

To ensure Houston homebuilders can succeed in doing their part to multiply, the GHBA has been working hard. During the pandemic, the GHBA has remained a fierce advocate for members through persistence and willingness to use online meetings, phone calls, emails and whatever it takes to keep connected and informed of industry issues. The same tenacity keeps our local needs front and center with government officials. The GHBA matters to your business. Pent up demand, constrained supply from the lock-down measures, combined with very low interest rates, paints a cautiously optimistic picture for homebuilders. What is good for homebuilders is good for the nation. Here’s to a robust recovery!

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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

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COUNCIL UPDATE

REMODELERS COUNCIL

2020 Remodelers Council President

WILL COLE, CGR, CAPS Divine Renovation

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n the midst of protests, I went to pick up lunch for my crew. As I sat in line at Chick-fil-A with the song “Imagine” by The Beatles playing on the radio, I glanced up and read a sign that said “choose joy.” Was this a sign from God? I doubt it. However, it did get me thinking. What are you looking for? We always find what we're looking for. For instance, think about the last time you were looking for a new car. With all that is going on with the virus, to see "the newest model" in person is quite difficult today. Your research and comparisons are done online, a choice is made, and you place your vehicle order. Then a curious thing happens, that vehicle that you could not see in person... is suddenly seen everywhere! It’s true, once we focus our mind on something (i.e. loneliness or friendship, pain or happiness, failure or success) that is exactly what we find. So why not focus on joy?

There is always something to be joyful or thankful about. You just must choose joy or choose to be thankful. During this pandemic we are safe in our homes, have plenty of food and a solid stream of movies to watch on the internet. Choose to be thankful and joyful for this. To build or not to build. Consider this real-life example. Divine Renovation was hired to build a coffee shop for Cadenza Coffee Company who has big plans. Their coffee shop has a full kitchen, pastry ovens, a stage and patio. They will serve real meals and have craft beer. When the stay at home order was given, I met with one of the owners inside their build out. He explained that his partner was having pandemic worries and fears and said they were considering stopping all construction to wait it out. I said, “Are you asking for my opinion?” He said, “Uh, sure.” I said, "From what you are telling me there are two possible

outcomes: number one, we continue construction and when this passes you will be way ahead, or number two we all are going to die... in which case if doesn't matter how much money you spend." Looking back and focusing on the positive has paid off. The kitchen equipment is scheduled for delivery next week and there will be craft beer in their fridges for the steamy days coming in July. I invite you to stop by and visit the Cadenza Coffee Company located right next door to our office (4928 Fulton St., Houston, Texas 77009). While you're there, give me a call at 713-515-1514 and I'll buy you your first coffee or beverage of choice.

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be considered educational to a homeowner and not self-serving. Send them to Lorraine@idealconsulting.net.

Support our Sponsors

We would like to personally thank our sponsors. Your support provides the Remodelers Council the opportunity to support our industry with educational and other services and our community with charitable services. For those currently on the sidelines, I ask that you first consider hiring a sponsor for your next project.

COMING UP:

PHOTO: A fun bunch, some of the Cadenza Coffee Co, owners have a Not a Surprise birthday party at our office.

REMODELERS COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Thursday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Dr., Houston, 77024 In-Person: $45 earlybird; $55 after July 2 Virtual Live-Stream: $20 Topic: Who you gonna call? When it comes to hiring expert witnesses for your residential construction case, the expert will be the heart and soul of your case. Our panelists will discuss common cases they are engaged in regarding all phases of the construction process, from design to completion, and how to avoid them. Panelists: Clayton Farmer, CGP, HERS, LEED AP, GBV, GBE, Bluegill Energy Allen Griffin, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP, Gryphon Builders Jeff Hunt, GMB, GMR, CGP, CAPS, CGR, Jeff Hunt Construction Sponsored by:

2020 BOARD MEMBERS

President: William Cole, CAPS, CGR, Divine Renovation, (713) 515-1514, Will@divinerenovation.com

Past President: Sherry Pruitt ,CAPS,CGR, Whodid It Designs | Remodeling LLC, (713) 899-0307, sherrypruitt25@gmail.com Vice President: Stephen Twarowski, CGR, CAPS, SHR Remodeling Inc., 832-347-1764, stephen@shrremodeling.com Secretary: Kelly Kirk, Greymark Construction Co., (713) 501-3028, kelly@greymarkconstruction.com

Treasurer: Bill Fuller, Fuller Services, (281) 477-0013, bill@fuller-services.com Education Chair: Sandra Crook, Greymark Construction Co., (832) 788-0086, sandra@greymarkconstruction.com Garage Sale Chair: Nicolas Cubbler, Semper Fi Contractors, (713) 245-6336, Nick.Cubbler@SemperFiContractors.coma

Garage Sale Co-Chair: Moe Toofan CAPS, TBR Construction, (713) 992-1210, info@tbrcon.com

Government Affairs: Jeff Roberts, TriFection Remodeling & Construction, (281) 808-1271, jeff.roberts@trifection.net

Charity Project Co-Chair: Melanie Heinrich, TriFection Remodeling & Construction, (281) 906-0136, melanie.heinrich@trifection.net

COMMIT TEES

Garage Sale Co-Chair: Stacy Argo, A-Plus Glass Services, (281) 932-6981, smra63@msn.com Garage Sale Co-Chair: Richard Arnold, International Flooring, (832)-282-3073, richard@ifhouston.com

Tabletops: ACES Builders Warranty; BMC; Mi Windows & Doors; Closet Factory; Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery; and Sherwin-Williams Paint

Speakers & Sponsors: Lorraine Hart, Ideal Consulting Services Inc. / Websites By Ideal, (832) 617-7067, lorraine@idealconsulting.net Membership Chair: Tenile Luttenegger, Emser Tile, (832) 660-3484, tenileluttenegger@emser.com

Charity Project Co-Chair: Cassie Milam, Detering Co. of Houston LP, (832) 978-4146, cdmilam@detering.com Special Events Co-Chair: Scooter Nicholson, BMC, (832) 520-6930, scooter.nicholson@buildwithbmc.com

REMODELERS COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Thursday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m. Houston Racquet Club 10709 Memorial Dr., Houston, 77024 In-Person: $45 earlybird; $55 after Aug. 6

Public Relations Chair: Amy Robinson, Ideal Consulting Services Inc. / Websites By Ideal, (832) 274-6212, ajahlbrand@yahoo.com

Home Show Chair: Trudy Traino, Triton Stone Co., (832) 642-4878, ttraino@tritonstonetx.com Special Events Co-Chair: Courtney Turner, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, (254) 580-5466, courtney.turner@Ferguson.com

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DIVISION UPDATE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS DIVISION

2020 Montgomery County Division Chair

BRANDON LYNCH Keechi Creek Builders

Recession Trouble? I

t’s official, folks. Summer is here in Texas! As more and more of our country slowly reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, the housing market is looking to still be in our favor. Since real estate and construction were deemed “essential services” in our metro area during the quarantine, the housing market held up much better than other cities across our great nation. With interest rates still at an alltime low, buyers are in a good position to get amazing deals. Builders in Texas and across the country entered 2020 with upbeat attitudes, encouraged by low mortgage rates and record low unemployment. That outlook has dramatically changed with the pandemic and the expected spike in job losses and wage reductions. Our last recession was triggered by loose lending and speculation in the home market, but housing is now on stronger footing.

Last time housing led the recession. This time it’s poised to bring us out of it. This time around the housing sector enters this recession underbuilt rather than overbuilt, meaning as the

economy rebounds – which it will at some stage – housing is set to help lead us out. Our housing market can quickly bounce back even more as the impact from the pandemic fades.

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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)

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

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

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Peter Barnhart Don Klein Harry Masterson Daniel Signorelli

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

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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.

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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 Kendall McDermott Heath Melton Casey Morgan Richard Muller

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

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.  Chairman’s Club ($10,000 +)  President’s Club ($5,000 +)  Governor’s Club ($3,000 - $4,999)  Capitol Club ($2,000 - $2,999)  Council Club ($1,000 - $1,999)

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

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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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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 Renae Turnbaugh

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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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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