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The Official Magazine of the Greater Houston Builders Association March 2020|Volume 33|Number 03

Solutions from Slab to Sky

FEATURES 08

President's Message: Build a Better Business with GHBA

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Advocacy Report: EPA Releases Final Navigable Waters Protection Rule

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The Message is Clear. We Need More Housing

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Houston Remodelers Council Receives National Awards

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2019 Spikes of the Year Honored

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Local Suppliers Step Up for Benefit Homes Project in its 40th Year

Your association offers a plethora of benefits meant to enhance your business and help you become a better industry partner. That means more satisfied customers, a better perception from the community, and ultimately a stronger industry for all of us. The final Navigable Waters Protection Rule defines “waters of the US” and helps conclude nearly five years of uncertainty regarding the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

The economy is ‘growing but slowing,’ said the "Bowtie Economist," Dr. Elliot Eisenberg at GHBA's Economic Forecast Luncheon. Eisenberg outlined the state of the economy, its effect on new home construction and sales, and the outlook for 2020. The takeaway? We need more housing, especially affordable housing. The GHBA Remodelers Council was honored to receive three national CADRE awards, and a longtime member, Dan Bawden, was inducted into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame during the International Builders Show in January. Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts are the largest source of growth for the association. Congratulations to our 2019 honorees; you are truly GHBA’s member champions! Dozens of companies are helping to celebrate the 40th anniversary of GHBA's Benefit Homes Project by stepping up to ensure the home is built at little cost by donating their materials, labor and services to its construction.

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Sandcastle Homes Renovates Agape Development Home in Third Ward

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Gain a Competitive Edge with a Professional Designation

Agape's Paris House is complete, thanks to a partnership between Sandcastle Homes and GHBA's Custom Builders Council. The renovated office and counseling center will offer work placement and counseling for the young men and women of Agape.

Departments 08 10 24 28 30 32 38 39 40 42 44 45 46 48 49 50

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

Upcoming Events 14 20 22 26 36 41 43 47

Houston's Best PRISM Awards 2020 Spring Golf Tournament New Member Orientation Tex-Mex Cookoff SMC Realtor Rendezvous Annual Scholarship Program CBC Luncheon feat. David Weekley RMC Charity Garage Sale

Earning a professional designation is a great way to distinguish yourself from the competition. In celebration of National Designations Month, all designation courses are discounted in March. GHBA will also offer the full Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) designation series in 2020. The best time to start is NOW!

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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

Build a Better Business with GHBA W

hen I am asked what is important to me as the 2020 GHBA president, my answer is "I do not focus on any one issue." My focus is on all issues that include membership, education and charitable endeavors. Each of these helps to further raise awareness about GHBA and what we represent, both within the association and just as importantly within the greater Houston community. GHBA benefits awareness—my ultimate goal. My January article focused on why everyone in the homebuilding and remodeling industry should belong to their local HBA. Now I’d like to expand on that with some ideas of how to maximize your membership for those new members, those thinking of joining and those who perhaps have been members for a while and may not yet be realizing all of the benefits available to them. The benefits and motivation for joining will be different for each category of members—associates, builders, remodelers, etc. While benefits can also include the rewarding experience of involvement in charitable causes, I want to focus this article on the benefits to our businesses and thus ourselves. The key to maximizing your membership is simple—participate. Build your network by attending events, whether monthly luncheons, cook-offs, fishing or golf tournaments. There are plenty of opportunities to make professional connections and even friendships. Secondly, get involved. Join a committee, board, or one of the charitable projects. The investment is one of time. Think of it as an investment in your marketing efforts. You can include others in your company in this endeavor to increase the results and share the fun. Lastly, sponsorship. Whatever your budget may be, there are opportunities for sponsorships for as small as a few hundred dollars, up to thousands. A very effective and economical option is a tabletop sponsorship at one of the monthly council/committee luncheons. This provides another opportunity to introduce yourself. After all, people do business with those they know, so become known! Participate, get involved, sponsor. You’ll be surprised how these small efforts will add up to help grow your business. Another significant benefit to builder and remodeler members is the TAB contracts package. These contracts provide invaluable protections while being continually updated to comply with statutory requirements imposed upon us by state laws and regulations. The contracts are free to custom builder and remodeler members—far cheaper than paying an attorney for the same.

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Let’s not forget about the educational benefits provided by the GHBA. Courses are available for every need—from technical training to business building skills and more. For example, the ABCs of Home Building Series offers a plethora of technical topics from foundation through roofing, blueprint reading, and virtually everything in between. Send your superintendents, construction or project managers, lead carpenters, foremen or anyone involved in production to learn both the basics and the ever-evolving technological advancements. Continuing education is not just for builders! GHBA offers an educational series for every type of member including: The Nuts & Bolts of Remodeling, The Sticks & Bricks of Sales and Marketing, and the newest addition, The Building Blocks of Business. If you’re ready to step it up to the next level, consider earning a professional designation. The NAHB University of Housing courses offer the opportunity to learn crucial business skills such as estimating, scheduling, customer service, marketing, financial management, etc. Whether you are a novice business owner or more seasoned, a designation will raise your game and show customers that you mean business. These professional courses not only earned me three NAHB designations, more importantly they taught me important lessons which I’m sure helped me avoid potential trip-ups over the years. We are fortunate here in Houston to have most of these classes offered in a single year. Many other HBAs do not have the support to do so. Take advantage of these benefits to enhance your business and become a better industry partner. This translates into more satisfied customers, a better perception from the community, more lucrative business, and ultimately a stronger industry for all of us. I hope you find this information helpful and maximize the benefits of membership to your success. n

By GHBA President

Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS,

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ADVOCACY REPORT

EPA Releases Final Navigable Waters Protection Rule

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n late January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army published the final Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) in the Clean Water Act (CWA). This helps conclude nearly five years of uncertainty regarding the 2015 Clean Water Rule that unnecessarily increased the scope of what was to be regulated under the WOTUS provision. The ramifications of the 2015 rule would have been severely punitive on business—especially for the home building, land development, construction and transportation infrastructure sectors. The new rule, which was announced by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, will clarify the definition of jurisdictional waters into four categories as well as outline what are not to be considered “waters of the U.S.” The four categories of waters that will be considered “waters of the United States” or jurisdictional waters are: •

Territorial seas and traditional navigable waters (large rivers and lakes)

Perennial and intermittent tributaries to those waters (must flow more often than just after one precipitation event)

Certain lakes, ponds, and impoundments (contribute surface water flow to a traditional navigable water or territorial sea)

”After decades of landowners relying on expensive attorneys to determine what water on their land may or may not fall under federal regulations, our new Navigable Waters Protection Rule strikes the proper balance between Washington and the states in managing land and water resources while protecting our nation’s navigable waters, and it does so within the authority Congress provided,” Administrator Wheeler said. This latest step followed the actions of the EPA last September when they repealed the 2015 joint Clean Water Act (CWA) WOTUS definition and rule. Continued on next page >>>

Wetlands adjacent to jurisdictional waters

The final rule also lists 12 examples/criteria for what should not be considered “waters of the United States.” Some examples of those include: groundwater, including groundwater drained through subsurface drainage systems; ephemeral streams, swales, gullies, rills, and pools; stormwater run-off and directional sheet flow over upland;

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many farm and roadside ditches; artificially irrigated areas, including fields flooded for agricultural production.

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>>> "Advocacy," continued from pg 10

The final Navigable Waters Rule is a welcomed announcement for the GHBA after years of confusion and legal involvement. Since 2015, the GHBA, along with other local development stakeholders (TARGET), have been a party in a lawsuit to fight against the rule and to remove the weakest and most scientifically vulnerable portion of the rule—the Texas Coastal Prairie Wetlands provision. That provision would have subjected the Texas Coastal Prairie Wetlands to subjective case-by-case analyses and regulators would have been directed to consider them as a system. The Texas portion of the rule was a broad, subjective, “catch-all” approach derived by regulators to establish jurisdiction over vast swaths of land where they had no previous jurisdiction. Now that the Texas Coastal Prairie Wetland provision has been deleted from the final rule, land use options will be less restricted and mitigation costs for developers should be more uniform. This is good news for the homebuilding industry in Texas and our region. As we know, the success of the Texas economy depends in large part on the availability of reasonably-priced housing and to keep housing affordable, we must fight this type of government overreach.

Let Your Voice be Heard... It’s Time to Join HOME-PAC There is a lot at stake during this election cycle, particularly in the postHarvey political climate. As we saw with the City of Houston’s overreach in its revised Ch. 19 floodplain regulations, the candidates elected can have a significant impact on the homebuilding industry moving forward. Our continued commitment to HOME-PAC is vital to the homebuilding industry and protecting housing affordability and consumer choices. Through HOME-PAC, we are able to pool our resources and unite to support the best qualified, pro-housing candidates for local and state office. By contributing at a council level, you can participate in voting for who the GHBA endorses in these races. If you would like to get more information on membership requirements, please contact Tala Odat at todat@ghba.org or (281) 664-1433. n

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FEATURE STORY

The Message is Clear.

We Need More Housing T

he "Bowtie Economist" Elliot Eisenberg, PhD, addressed more than 900 guests at the recent GHBA Economic Forecast Luncheon held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Eisenberg outlined the state of the economy, its effect on new home construction and sales, and the outlook for 2020.

(L to R): Keynote speaker Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, the Bowtie Economist; GHBA CEO Casey Morgan; GHBA President Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS

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The economy is ‘growing but slowing,’ Eisenberg says. Why? GDP will slow to 2% in 2020, slightly lower than 2019. Household debt is not painfully high, according to Eisenberg. Homeowners aren't overborrowing and rates are generally low. There is no bubble in the housing market and auto loans are generally okay. Student debt, though, is a problem as younger households have more debt which is delaying their evolution into adulthood. "Total debt is okay though," Eisenberg continued. "Households are generally happy because unemployment is so low at 3.5 percent. Just because we are 10+ years in a growth market does NOT mean a recession is imminent. " How does energy play into this?

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There are things wrong within the oil and gas industry. "We have too much of it," said Eisenberg. "The U.S. is the largest producer of oil. There's not much demand for it so the price isn't very high."

Natural gas is also down below $2 for 1,000 BTUs which is not worth drilling for, and this hurts corporate investment and plant, equipment and manufacturing. These all slow the economy. There is also weakness occurring reflected by lower auto, recreational and truck sales. "There is clearly a mild recession in manufacturing," said Eisenberg, "but manufacturing isn't as important to our economy as it was 30 or 40 years ago." A leading indicator in the third quarter 2019, remodeling activity is also a bit down. But there is still 88 percent of the economy that isn't manufacturing or remodeling, and that 88 is doing well. "The dollar is surprisingly strong," explained Eisenberg. "It is at its highest level since 2003. The GDP growth is slowing but still growing, but it cannot grow fast with our weak population growth and labor productivity growth." Why did we have an increase in spending in 2018? "Because of the 2017 tax cuts that generated a stimulative that changed America's behavior. We bought cars, trucks, planes because they are expensable."

State of Housing in Houston "There is not enough housing," said Eisenberg. "We need more, especially affordable housing, but this hasn't

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been possible due to government regulations and lack of labor." Builders are building more expensive homes. 60 percent were under $200,000. Now 60 percent are $300,000 to $400,000+. "With costs the way they are, it is virtually impossible to build a home under $200,000," added Eisenberg. Home prices are going up, but income isn't moving compared to the cost of the house. The gap is getting bigger. Home prices are going up because builders are under building by 350,000 to 400,000 houses a year for the past 10 years. There is nothing to buy. Inventory is at its lowest since 1983, with entry level homes non-existent.

2019 GHBA "OF THE YEAR" WINNERS HONORED AT FORECAST LUNCHEON PHOTO TOP, LEFT: Peter Barnhart, Caldwell Companies, accepts the GHBA Developer of the Year Award. Pictured with Casey Morgan, GHBA CEO. PHOTO TOP, RIGHT: Kena Aegesen with Hotchkiss Insurance Agency (right) is tapped as the 2019 Associate of the Year.

Who are today's buyers?

PHOTO BOTTOM, LEFT: Mike Dishberer, Sandcastle Homes (right) is honored with a Presidential Citation from 2019 President John Williams (left).

Buyers can qualify for loans because they have jobs and lenders aren't lending money to people who can't afford to buy. However, Fanny and Freddy are allowing people down payments of 3 percent. But beware, the demographics can determine the course of homebuilding. It is a fact that there are more younger millennials than older millennials, that could be a problem if builders don't build houses. Eisenberg concluded by reiterating that there is not a housing bubble, there is no credit crisis. and rates will most likely not rise. "Household debt is down, and we are in great fiscal shape. People are moving to Texas in droves and this is the fastest growing state in the nation. Unemployment is low in Texas and payrolls are up in both Texas and across the country. Build less expensive homes and build, build, build more of them!" Want more in-depth analysis? Watch the full video replay of Dr. Eisenberg's presentation at bit.ly/ghbaforecast2020. n

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Houston Remodelers Council Receives National Awards

PHOTO ABOVE: GHBA Remodelers Council members at the National Home Builders Association’s CADRE Awards. Pictured left to right are: Rob Hellyer, Amy Robinson, Donna Buenik, Dan Bawden, Melanie Heinrich, Sherry Pruitt and Kevin Vick.

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he Greater Houston Builders Association’s (GHBA) Remodelers Council was honored to receive three national awards, and a longtime member was inducted into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas on January 21, 2020.

Bawden Inducted to Remodeling Hall of Fame Dan Bawden, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP, of Legal Eagle Contractors, was inducted into NAHB's Remodeling Hall of Fame. Dan has an award-winning, 40-year career in remodeling and new construction and served as the 2017 NAHB Remodelers Council chairman. Dan is a champion for those with physical challenges, promotes independent living, and helped build the Certified Aging-in-Place (CAPS) program. Dan was recently honored with the National Instructor of the Year by the NAHB.

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Houston RMC Honored with Three CADREs The Council Awards for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence (CADRE) are presented annually to local remodelers councils and individuals whose work exemplifies the best practices of the remodeling industry. The CADRE is the NAHB Remodelers’ highest national award for work at the local level. The Houston Remodelers Council received three awards for 2019: Community Service Project, Public Relations and Associate of the Year. Community Service Project of the Year

The Community Service Project CADRE was received on behalf of the Remodelers Council by board member Melanie Heinrich of Trifection Remodeling & Construction; current Remodelers Council President William Cole, CGR, CAPS, of

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Divine Renovation; and Past President Sherry Pruitt, CGR, CAPS, of Whodid It Designs | Remodeling. The GHBA Remodelers Council strongly believes in sharing its expertise with community non-profit organizations, specifically with a goal of improving facilities that serve the homeless. The GHBA has had a 16-year partnership with HomeAid Houston to provide remodeling and small construction services to area homeless care agencies. In April 2019, more than 50 volunteers from the Remodelers Council — representing more than 40 companies — worked closely to remodel several apartments to benefit A Caring Safe Place/Lydia’s Place, an organization committed to providing housing and services for homeless men who suffer from addiction and/or are HIV positive. The council also worked with the Santa Maria Hostel, which provides services to women including homeless female veterans, to renovate and make improvements to a multi-purpose area. Best Public Relations Campaign

The Public Relations CADRE was presented to the council for promoting the message “Hire a Professional Remodeler” for 20 years to Houston-area consumers through print, social media, radio and TV. During this time, two hurricanes caused extensive damage to the city and made homeowners realize the importance of hiring professional contractors who are trustworthy. The award was accepted by Donna Buenik, GHBA director of builder programs, and Amy Ahlbrand Robinson, public relations board director for the past 11 years.

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PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR: Thank you to: Ironwood Connection

REQUEST A TEAM SIGN UP FORM.

GIFT BAG SPONSOR:

Thank you to: HomeTeam Pest Defense

LONGEST DRIVE SPONSORS: ( SOLD OUT ) Thank you to: The Sherwin-Williams Paint Company and Smooth Moves Services

STRAIGHEST DRIVE SPONSOR:

We still have exceptional sponsorship opportunities available. Showcase your company’s name/logo in a fun day out on the greens. Register now!

Thank you to: Corey Construction

INDIVIDUAL HOLE - ( SOLD OUT )

Thank you to: Advantage Benefit Solutions, Builders PostTension, Capital One, Capital Technology Group, Centricity , DPIS Builder Services, IBS Capital, LLC, Milgard Windows & Doors, O’Hagin, Perfection Supply, Venetian Stairs/Indital USA

AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS:

DRIVING RANGE SPONSOR: $375 (1 Available) GOLF CARTS SPONSOR: $750 (1 Still Available) Thank you to: Roy O. Martin / OSB, L.L.C.

THE PIN FLAG SPONSOR - $200 (17 Opportunities Available) Name on souvenir flag at a putting green.

PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 FOR SPONSORSHIP.

Thank you to: PPG Paints

DOOR PRIZE SPONSOR: - $100 (Unlimited)

I would like to participate as a __________________________________________SPONSOR for $ ________________ NAME: ________________________________________________________________________________________ PHONE: ____________________________________ EMAIL: ____________________________________________ Company Name: ________________________________________________________________________________ (EXACTLY AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR ON SIGNAGE)

______YES, PLEASE RESERVE A CART FOR ME ($25) Check Enclosed MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: Greater Houston Homebuilders Assoc. - GHBA

_______NO, I WILL NOT NEED A CART.

Charge my Credit Card: AMEX VISA MC Card #_______________________________________________ Exp: ____________ Name on Card: ________________________________________________________ Signature: ____________________________________________________________

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FAX FORM WITH PAYMENT TO (281) 970-8971

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT PEGGY MEANS AT (281) 664-1431 or pmeans@ghba.org


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I N V I T E D

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION

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NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

4 p.m. - Orientation 5 p.m. - President’s Reception & Networking GHBA EDUCATION CENTER 9511 W Sam Houston Pkwy N Houston, TX 77064 Register at ghba.org/calendar

THIS EVENT IS IDEAL FOR:  New GHBA members  Anyone would like to be more involved  Need help deciding which councils and committees would be most beneficial to your company? Or determining which sponsorship opportunities make the best use of your marketing dollars and put you in front of your target audience? GHBA members have so many opportunities. Where do you know where to start? Come hear from seasoned members of the Associate Council, Remodelers Council, Bay Area Builders Association, Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division and many others about how they have made their GHBA membership work. Afterwards, stay and network with 2020 GHBA President Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS, and the board of directors!

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INFO: Cynthia Fagan cfagan@ghba.org 281.664.1425

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2019 FEATURE STORY

Spikes of the Year Honored Congratulations to our 2019 honorees. You are truly GHBA’s member champions, and we appreciate you. Our industry needs you, our ambassadors and leaders who want to see our industry strengthen and grow. To join the recruitment efforts as a Membership Committee member or Spike, contact Cynthia Fagan at cfagan@ghba.org or (281) 664-1425. n Pictured (L to R): Debbie Page, 1st Texas Fire Protection/1st Infiniti

Enterprises; D'Ann Brown, StrucSure Home Warranty; and GHBA Past President John Williams. Congratulations, Debbie and D'Ann!

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HBA’s top recruiters for 2019 were honored at the association’s annual Installation Celebration, January 18 at the Briar Club. There was a tie for the Membership Spike of the Year award, between D’Ann Brown with StrucSure Home Warranty and Debbie Page with 1st Infiniti Enterprises Inc./1st Texas Fire Protection. Each had 13 New Member Spikes. For the fourth year in a row, Debbie Page was also the Retention Spike of the Year with 62 retained credits. These ladies are outstanding GHBA members because they are incredibly assertive and active participants at all association events. Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts are the largest source of growth for the association. GHBA’s “Spikes” are the membership leaders, building the voice, power and influence of our industry. On every level, Spikes bring grassroots growth and stability, which further develop the general membership and leadership pipeline. D’Ann has been a member for nearly 20 years and currently serves as Membership Committee chair, while Debbie, who has been a member for 23 years, is serving as Retention Committee chair. These ladies lead by example. They are both among the first to answer the call for membership drive participants, and their enthusiasm is contagious among the volunteers!

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Local Suppliers and Vendors Step Up for the GHBA Benefit Homes Project in its 40th Year D

ozens of companies are helping to celebrate the 40th anniversary of GHBA's Benefit Homes Project by stepping up to ensure the home is built at little cost by donating their materials, labor and services to its construction. HistoryMaker Homes recruited these companies and has completed its Alder Plan in Sierra Vista, a Land Tejas community.

community. We are honored to be able to build this home with their contributions so that two local charities will be able to change the lives of those in need. We look forward to the upcoming Vendor Appreciation Luncheon where we can formally say thank you and also celebrate the 40th anniversary."

The Alder Plan is a 3,176 square foot, two-story home Proceeds from the sale of the home will be donated to featuring an open and spacious home design with two local charities, HomeAid Houston and Operation five bedrooms and four bathrooms. This plan also Finally Home. Since the project showcases a downstairs master began, nearly $12 million has bedroom and generous game been raised. room upstairs as well as a threeIn its 40 years, the Benefit car garage. Homes Project has donated Vendors donating include: Allpoints Surveying, DPIS Builder ABOUT THE BUILDER: nearly to Services, Excell Foundations, Universal Forest Products, Family owned and operated local charities. Windstorm Group, Mohawk, TWI, since 1949, HistoryMaker Homes Country Wide Roofing, Deep Blue launched in Dallas-Fort Worth Comfort, Rock Materials, Builders and expanded over the decades Choice Inc., Royal Baths/Countersource, Flooring to become a premier builder of more than 800 homes Services, Advantage Gutters, Factory Builder Stores, across the region in 16 developments. Sherwin-Williams Paint, Builders FirstSource, Perfection "HistoryMaker has entered the Houston market with Supply and Jacobs Overhead Door. a beautiful line-up of designs," said Terry Swenson, Each year two or three homes are built for the Benefit PR director of the GHBA. "They were familiar with the Homes Project. The homes offer a variety of the most Benefit Homes Project and were quick to commit popular features and amenities on the market today. to participate." They are sold at market value and proceeds benefit "Building their Alder Plan in partnership with Land Tejas, HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. a longtime supporter of the GHBA, is a win for both the “We are honored to complete our Benefit Home as the future homebuyer and the two charities receiving the GHBA marks its 40th anniversary in 2020," said Mickey proceeds from the sale. We can't thank them enough Pizzitola, HistoryMaker's Houston division president." for their generosity," Swenson added. HistoryMaker has an extensive base of vendors, suppliers and trades who are willing to give back to the

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OU R CHA RITIES

HistoryMaker has an extensive base of vendors, suppliers and trades who are willing to give back to the community. We are honored to be able to build this home with their contributions so that two local charities will be able to change the lives of those in need. —MICKEY PIZZITOLA, HISTORYMAKER

MORE INFO:

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 | MARCH 2020

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Available Sponsorships

Gran Jefe Sponsor: Logo on Chef’s Aprons • 15 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

Maraca Sponsor: Entertainment Sponsorship • 10 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

Jalapeño Popper Wristband Sponsor Logo on Wristbands • 12 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

Piñata Express Sponsor: Turn-In Container Sponsorsorship Company Logo Stickers on Containers • 10 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

SOLD!

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The Alamo Judging Area Sponsor: Logo on Signage in the Judge’s Tent Area • 12 Tickets to Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

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El Premio Sponsor: Company Name on Awards Present Awards to Winning Teams • 10 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

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La Cantina Sponsor: Beverage Sponsorship Logo on Koozies • 12 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

SOLD!

Matador Sponsor: (LIMIT 5) 7 Tickets to Event Escort your group of judges around the booths • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

SOLD OUT!

Bandana Sponsor: • 5 Tickets to Event • Logo imprinted on the bandanas worn by the judges • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

SOLD!

El Baño Sponsor: $500 Porta-Potty Sponsorship • 5 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events Bandito Sponsor: $500 (Unlimited) • 5 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events Noche Buena Sponsor: Company Name on Sponsors Banner • 10 Tickets to Event • Signage at Event • Recognition at Event and in Houston Builder magazine and GHBA online calendar of events

SOLD!

Contact: Peggy Means at pmeans@ghba.org or 281-664-1431 for more information.

THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS* BANDANA BANDITO MATADOR SPONSOR: SPONSORS: SPONSORS:(Sold Out) Datasmart/Duncan Ferguson Bath, Kitchen (Unlimited Sponsorship) Security & Lighting Gallery Venetian Stairs/Indital USA RoyOMartin/ Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. AWARDS SPONSOR: Legends Architectural BEVERAGE WRIST BAND Stone SRG Stairs NOCHE BUENA SPONSOR: SPONSOR: SPONSOR: RoofTec Builders Post-Tension The Sherwin-Williams ENTERTAINMENT StrucSure Home Warranty Advantage Benefit Paint Company SPONSOR: Solutions *As of print date.3/20 Carrier Corporation Ltd. | Houston Builder | MARCH 2020 Greater Houston Builders Association – BSuncoast uilding aPost-Tension, Better Future 27 APRON SPONSOR: Hotchkiss Insurance Agency

JUDGING AREA SPONSOR: Dupure

TURN-IN CONTAINER SPONSOR: HomePro Home Technologies


Sandcastle Homes Completes Renovation of Agape Development Home in Third Ward

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enovation work has been completed on Agape Development's Paris House in Houston's Third Ward, thanks to a partnership between Sandcastle Homes and GHBA's Custom Builders Council (CBC). The project was led by Sandcastle's Nicole Keown and assisted by project manager Steven Speer. Paris House is a 950 sq. ft. home that was converted into an office and counseling center. The enhancements will provide a more modern space for day-to-day operations and provide a place for work placement assistance and counseling for the young men and women working with Agape. Nicole and Steven began by handling much of the demolition themselves as they removed the exterior siding, gutted the interior and loaded trash in preparation for the upcoming improvements. Additional work provided by the CBC and numerous trades and vendors included: removal of deteriorated materials inside and outside of the building for full restoration; replacing windows and drywall; installation of paneling, new trim and interior doors and cabinets; refinishing the interiors of a bathroom and breakroom; providing fixture replacements and new countertops. Work also included installing new flooring, new paint and hardware and replacing the fencing on the property. Agape identifies existing properties that have in some cases, been abandoned or are in total disrepair and refurbishes them. The houses provide stable housing for young adults who are

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in crisis or, as in the Paris House, a place for education and life skills training. At the same time these renovated houses revitalize the community. With its location within Houston’s historic Third Ward, the faith based Agape Development’s Gateway Houses are part of a residential program to help 18-25 year olds make the transition to healthy adulthood by assisting with housing, utilities, food and transportation while providing counseling, job preparation and guidance in continued education. The following companies donated to the renovations. EC Contractors provided sheetrock, paint, exterior siding, and window replacement. Sandcastle Homes provided interior demolition. Juan Hurtado donated carpentry. Houston Carpet Service provided the flooring. Western Pacific donated building materials. Other vendors included Kent Moore Cabinets, Rolando Delgado Landscaping, Coastal Plumbing and Aztec Glass and Mirror. "HomeAid is so grateful to Nicole, Steven and the entire team who donated time, materials and labor to make this a successful renovation," said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid. "Sandcastle Homes has been a long-time supporter of the vision and mission HomeAid has adopted, and they never hesitate to recruit the team that makes these projects happen. Thank you to the entire crew!"

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Tee Time is Fun Time at HomeAid's 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction April 9, 2020 at Wild Cat Golf Club 9 a.m. Shotgun Start

SILENT AUCTION

Familiarize yourself with the line-up of incredible auction items already on board! •

Weekend as an Astronaut Experience for two in Florida

Memberships to The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Jack Nicklaus Hand Signed Masters Scorecard & Photograph Collage

“Date Night” at Painting with a Twist

SoulCycle class passes

And many more!!

THANK YOU TO OUR GROWING LIST OF SPONSORS! PLATINUM TITLE SPONSOR GLASSCRAFT GOLD AWARDS SPONSOR BUILDERS POST-TENSION GOLD BAR SPONSOR FLOORING SERVICES

GOLD BREAKFAST SPONSOR CROSSFIRST BANK

GOLD LUNCH SPONSOR TAYLOR MORRISON | DARLING HOMES GOLD EVENT BAG SPONSOR THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION

GOLD GOLF CART SPONSOR WEYERHAEUSER GOLD TOWEL SPONSOR TRENDMAKER HOMES

SILVER STRING SPONSOR TRI-TECH ENGINEERING, SURVEYING PLANNING SILVER SNACK SPONSOR BANK OF AMERICA | MERRILL LYNCH

BRONZE SPONSOR BEC ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS BGE, INC. DÉCOR BUILDERS HARDWARE DPIS BUILDER SERVICES ELECTROLUX JP HART LUMBER ROCK MATERIALS TEXAS AMERICAN TITLE CO. CLOSEST TO THE PIN HOME OF TEXAS TRI-TECH ENGINEERING, SURVEYING, PLANNING

SILVER BEVERAGE CART SPONSOR LONGEST DRIVE SPONSOR ACES BUILDERS WARRANTY MIKE DISHBERGER ROOFTEC DRIVING RANGE SPONSOR TONER HOME MATTERS HANOVER COMPANY SILVER KOOZIE SPONSOR HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSOR SAMSUNG HOME APPLIANCES M/I HOMES SILVER MULLIGAN PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR SUPER CARD SPONSOR SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT CO. ANDRADE CONCRETE & HOLE SPONSORS CONSTRUCTION 2-10 HOME BUYERS WARRANTY

O'HAGIN, LLC

TEAMS 84 LUMBER AMEGY BANK BANCORP SOUTH BANK BAYOU CITY RISK BEC ENGINEERS AND CONSULTANTS CHESMAR HOMES CITIZENS BANK DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES MIKE DISHBERGER EMPIRE COMMUNITIES GEHAN HOMES INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS OF HOUSTON IES RESIDENTIAL META PLANNING & DESIGN METRIE M/I HOMES PINNACLE TILE & FLOORING INC. SATTERFIELD & PONTIKES SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT CO. TAYLOR MORRISON | DARLING HOMES TEAM NAMASTE

TTS COUNTERTOPS WEYERHAEUSER ZANDER HOMES

HomeAid Joins Fort Bend Women's Center to Add Housing

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omeAid Houston and Fort Bend Women's Center (FBWC), have teamed up to expand the FBWC campus with a 3,225 sq. ft., one-bedroom, four-plex that will be built as part of its Rio Bend community. HomeAid is facilitating the construction by identifying and recruiting a Builder Captain to construct the four unit building at reduced cost. The four-plex will house four residents who are recovering from domestic violence or sexual assault.

of what they do," said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid Houston.

Since 1980, FBWC, the primary Fort Bend County provider of free, integral support services for survivors, has helped nearly 50,000 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to heal from the trauma of their abuse and move forward to independent lives free of violence and fear.

Fort Bend County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. In 2016, there were 3,265 reported incidents of family violence and 245 sexual assaults. In 2017, 136 women in Texas were killed by their intimate male partner. When survivors access emergency shelter and are ready to move on to independence, they face barriers to securing affordable housing. A study of residents in domestic violence shelters nationwide found that 84 percent of survivors needed help finding affordable housing.

Over the past 10 years, the FBWC has been serving survivors with increasingly complex emotional, psychological and physical needs. Many have experienced abuse throughout their lives and have suffered traumatic brain injury due to head trauma and/or strangulation. 97 percent are at or below the federal poverty level and most have at least one child to support. "When the opportunity to work with FBWC on this new construction came to fruition, we were excited to be a part

"Most of the women they see would end up homeless or worse if it weren't for this agency. We are in talks with a potential Builder Captain who understands the magnitude of domestic violence and its generational repercussions and look forward to beginning the construction process," she added.

"We are very excited about working with HomeAid to make the Rio Bend dream a reality," said Vita Goodell, executive director of FBWC. "Together, we'll be building a place where domestic violence survivors and their kids can heal and thrive."

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Education Corner

UPCOMING COURSES DESIGNATION COURSES

GENERAL EDUCATION

(NAHB University of Housing Courses)

(Not for designations)

Codes and Quality Control

Framing Seminar

RCS DESIGNATION SERIES Instructor: Dave Yelovich, CGB, CGP Date: Tuesday, March 11 Time: 1 pm to 5 pm Fee: $195 members / $235 non-members

ABC’S OF HOME BUILDING – A BUILDER EDUCATION SERIES Instructor: Dave Yelovich, CGB, CGP Date: Tuesday, March 17 Time: 2 pm to 4 pm Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members

Content: Define quality within your company by identifying five essential quality components. Learn to set performance expectations based on this quality foundation. This course outlines a superintendent’s responsibilities regarding codes and provides tips on how to enforce code compliance on the job site.

Content: Join us as we discuss all aspects of framing a house. From string lines to tilting up walls, joists, rafters, stairways and arches, this two-hour course will cover all the bases—including proper punch-out after the frame is up. This course will also explore green framing techniques.

Financial Management

Introduction to QuickBooks® Desktop

Approved for: GMB, GMR Instructor: Bill Shaw, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP Date: Tuesday, March 24 Time: 9 am to 5 pm *Discounted Fee: $250 members / $390 non-members

Instructor: Dwayne Briscoe Date: Tuesday, March 3 Time: 4 pm to 6 pm Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members

Content: Improve productivity and increase profits by applying essential financial management techniques used in successful businesses. This course for building professionals discusses financial tools you can apply immediately to achieve financial success. Learn how to work with annual operating plans and budgets, financial reports and operating ratios, and revenue forecasts that control profitability and identify adjustments. Who should attend? Remodelers, residential builders of all sizes, commercial contractors

SAVE BIG IN MARCH! March is National Designations Month, and in celebration, we’re slashing prices! NAHB Designation courses are discounted all month long. Take advantage of lower rates and begin your journey towards a professional designation now.

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Content: Confused by QuickBooks? Avoiding your books? You’re not alone! This introductory course will cover the basics and get you started using the QuickBooks Desktop Premier-Contractor Version. Topics covered: • How to create a company file • How the Customer and Vendor Centers work • Understand the Report Center • Using Estimates for Progress Invoicing • Overview of the Report Center

2020 GHBA EDUCATION PARTNERS

ACES Builders Warranty Inc. Legends Architectural Stone Builders Post-Tension

Milgard Windows & Doors

CenterPoint Energy High Efficiency Homes Program

Norbord Industries

Exterior Inspections Fox Energy Specialists Huber Engineered Woods

Perfection Supply RoyOMartin/Corrigan OSB Suncoast Post-Tension The Sherwin-Williams Co.

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Education Corner

GAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION I

n today’s evolving market, it’s more important than ever for building-industry professionals to maintain their competitive edge. Earning a professional designation from NAHB Education can be a great way to distinguish yourself—and your company—from your competition. Having a designation tells clients that you have honed your business skills and have superior training, hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of your profession. Designation holders can also take advantage of valuable networking opportunities during their enrollment, working closely with expert instructors and other professionals within their field and outside their specific areas of expertise.

SPOTLIGHT ON RCS GHBA WILL OFFER THE ENTIRE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT (RCS) DESIGNATION SERIES in 2020 (one class per month for eight months) The Residential Construction Superintendent series of courses are geared toward budding field superintendents and can benefit current site personnel wishing to excel in this position. Eight courses cover issues and subjects identified by NAHB members as critical to a field or site supervisory job. Upon successful completion of all eight courses – each four hours in length – a Residential Construction Superintendent designation is awarded. HBI’s Residential Construction Superintendent designation series covers the following core competencies: • General Project Management • Planning and Scheduling • Budget Management and Cost Control • Customer Service and Homeowner Relations • Safety and Security • Codes and Quality Control • Hiring, Training and Supervision • Office and Subcontractor Relations

For more information on earning a professional designation, visit ghba.org/education or contact Peggy Means at pmeans@ghba.org; 281-664-1431. Greater Houston Builders Association – Building a Better Future | Houston Builder | MARCH 2020

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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!"

JANUARY RETENTION SPIKE

BUILDERS Allegro Builders Lambert Arceneaux 402 Arlington Houston, TX 77007 (713) 880-8899 lambert@allegrobuilders.com www.allegrobuilders.com Blue Kite Building Group Matt Kimich 31435 Bearing Star Ln. Tomball, TX 77375 2817855486 matt@bluekitebuilding.com www.bluekitebuilding.com Burbank Construction & Design, LLC Brandi Burke P.O. Box 1695 Willis, TX 77378 (281) 682-6069 burbankconstructiontx@gmail.com Calpakis Development Inc Michael Calpakis 1415 North Loop West Ste. 300-05 Houston, TX 77008-1664 (713) 256-5949 contact@calpakis.inc Hudcon, Inc. Chris Hudson 448 W 19th St #418 Houston, TX 77008 (619) 405-6375 chris@hudconinc.com

Keyes Development Co Leslie Keyes 816 E 25th St Houston, TX 77009 (713) 702-6084 leslie@lesliekeyes.com www.lesliekeyes.com ProTek Construction Texas LLC Kristine Hansen 6606 FM 1488 STE 148 Magnolia, TX 77354 (936) 449-0015 hansenkg@gmail.com Sharper Construction Services Robert Sharp 935 W. 41st Street Houston, TX 77018 (281) 215-5152 robert.sharp@ sharperconstructionservices.com sharperconstructionservices.com REMODELERS One Call Enterprises Kyle Pentecost 2429 Bissonnet #223 Houston, TX 77005 (832) 800-4441 sales@onecallcorp.com Relocate and Renovate Inc. Adele Segel 14781 Memorial Dr. Ste 40 Houston, TX 77079 (281) 497-3017 adele@relocateandrenovate.com www.relocateandrenovate.com

K & C Classic Homes Karl Hansen 28811 FM 2978 Magnolia, TX 77354 (832) 934-2388 karl@kandcclassichomes.com www.kandcclassichomes.com

ALLEN LUSK

Texas American Title Company

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MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

ASSOCIATES 314 Construction Solutions DBA 314 Roofing Solutions Andy Kelly 8805 Jones Rd, Ste. C101 Jersey Village, TX 77065 andy@314roofing.com 314roofing.com Andrade Concrete & Construction Richard Burcaw 14010 A Luthe Rd. Houston, TX 77039 (832) 655-8491 richard@andradeconcrete.com www.andradeconcrete.com Arise Enterprises, Inc. Jim Merkey 9401 Raven Lake court Cypress, TX 77433 (281) 859-8810 Merkey@sbcglobal.net AriseEnterprisesInc.com B/S/H (Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau) Joe Gonzales 26322 Groveton Court Katy, TX 77494 (281) 217-0408 joe.gonzales@bshg.com www.bshg.com Capital One Jennifer Hale 27301 S Lazy Meadow Way Dr. Spring, TX 77386 (281) 216-3399 jennifer.hale@capitalone.com www.capitalone.com Celebrity Title Co LLC Letitia Townsend 19219 Katy Freeway, Ste. 250 Houston, TX 77094 (281) 578-4035 ltownsend@celebritytitle.com www.celebritytitle.com

Church Foundation Repair C. Chris Church 2121 Brittmoore Rd, STE 5500 Houston, TX 77043 (713) 468-8400 marketing@churchco-tx.com churchfoundationrepair.com

Preferred Home Technologies John Alimeke 14519 Cullen Blvd Ste, H Houston, TX 77047 (281) 272-5276 jca@phtsecuritysystems.com www.phtsecuritysystems.com

Tracy Design Studio, LLC George Tracy 2444 Times Blvd, Ste. 260 Houston, TX 77005 (713) 503-4248 geotracy@tracydesignstudio.com www.tracydesignstudio.com

Crestron Electronics, Inc. Shirley Hernandez 5120 Woodway Dr., Ste. 119 Houston, TX 77056 (281) 703-6902 SHernandez@crestron.com www.crestron.com

Quick Roofing Jay Coleman 22546 Franz Rd Katy, TX 77449 (281) 980-0315 jay@quickroofing.com www.quickroofing.com

Trident Capital Connections Eden Vick 19006 Candleview Drive Spring, TX 77388 (281) 415-2488 eden@tricapconnect.com www.tricapconnect.com

EnergyLink Brittney Williams 2308 County Road 160 Alvin, TX 77511 (832) 265-4858 bwilliams@theenergylink.com www.theenergylink.com

Rivers Barden Architects Joe Rivers 718 Richmond Ave Houston, TX 77006 (281) 845-9801 joe@riversbarden.com www.riversbarden.com

AFFILATES Justin Cox Chesmar Homes 450 Gears Road, Suite #400 Houston, TX 77067 (713) 578-0808

Mainland Stoneworks Kevin Bertelsman P.O. BOX 1120 Alvin, TX 77512 (281) 824-9696 kevin@mainlandstoneworks.com mainlandcustommarble.com

Servpro - Woodlands/Conroe Frank Reed 2436 Peyton Rd Houston, TX 77032 (832) 777-8619 freed@servpro9734.com servprothewoodlandsconroe.com

Modern Insurance Partners Eric Stein 21977 East Wallis Drive Porter, TX 77365 (844) 890-5060 arika.martin@insuredsolutions.net moderninsurancepartners.com

Stewart Title Christina Sacco 2925 Richmond Ave., Ste. 1500 Houston, TX 77098 (713) 816-6288 christina.sacco@stewart.com

Mogonye Land Tech, LLC Clee Mogonye P. O. Box 2457 Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (281) 462-4370 clee@mogonyelandtech.com www.mogonyelandtech.com

The GeMROI Company Kendall Jackson 100 Hill Ranch Lane New Waverly, TX 77358 (832) 452-7022 kjackson@gemroi.com The Seth Brothers Kunal Seth 14090 SW fwy, Suite 220 Sugar Land, TX 77478 1-855-SETH-BRO kunal@thesethbrothers.com thesethbrothers.com

Michael Hundl Chesmar Homes 450 Gears Road, Ste. 400 Houston, TX 77067 (281) 598-1111 Michael Willett Chesmar Homes 450 Gears Road, Ste. 400 Houston, TX 77067 (832) 797-7788 Houston Association of Realtors Adam Olsen Team Adam Olsen 1400 13th Street Huntsville, TX 77340 (832) 274-6065 Houston Association of Realtors The Golden Group Realty Denisse Encarnacion Lopez 6730 West Tidwell Rd Houston, TX 77092 (832) 503-5773

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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 ABC Home & Commercial Services Absolute Drywall Service, LLC Action Custom Homes LLC Air Specialist, Inc. Allan Edwards, Builder Andrade Custom Builders Ashlar Development LLC ASID Aspire Fine Homes Associa Houston Associated Builders Group Assurance One of Texas, LLC Bay Oil Company Bayway Homes Behr Paint Co. Belmont Custom Homes Bentley, Bratcher & Associates, P.C. Berg-Oliver Associates, Inc. Builders Post-Tension Houston Association of Realtors - Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Bilmar Homes, LLC Blackline Engineering, LLC Bleyl Engineering Blue River Custom Builders, Inc BW Granite Design Buster & Cogdell Builders, LLC BW Granite Design CAM Construction, LP Cambria Capital Builders & Designers, LLC / Contour Interior Design Carte Blanche Builders LLC Casada Homes and Remodeling CastleRock Communities Centricity CLM Mortgage Colina Homes Concourse Development Corbett, Wingard-Ray Crestwood Custom Homes, Inc. Custom Cabinets by Design Dacor Appliances Daltile Corporation Davanti Homes David James Palmore Custom Builder Divine Renovation Dixie Plywood Company Domain Builders

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MEMBER NAME Ed Szymanski Gary Maze Tim Gregory Dave Pelton Allan Edwards Richard Burcaw Mike Miller Janie Mitts Moore David Gordon CGP, GMB Veronica LeBlanc Cris Orzabal Scott Ashley Brooks Smith Jon Skeele Larry Moreau Charles Whiteford III Greg Bratcher Susan Alford Greg Madrey Beverly Jordan, ABR, MCNE, ALHS

JOIN DATE 2019 2016 2015 1983 1998 2015 2013 2014 2006 2016 2016 2018 2015 1999 2019 2011 2017 2003 2019 2014

Bill Pittman Asim Tufail Derek Wind, PE Tylor Hearn Bora Ozkan Cooper Cogdell Ahmet Sakinan Jeff Patrizi Sarah Jo Snell Karun Magon

2015 2017 2010 2006 2019 2012 2012 2003 2015 2013

Jim Schwabenland Garrett Casada Lance Wright Bill Deal Sandra McDowell Kenneth Williams Harry Masterson Daniel Brown Kenny Kocich Michael Lancon Emily Rigsby Tamra Rivera Kevin Ashcraft David Palmore William Cole CAPS, CGR Monica DeBoer Donald Milbauer

2014 2019 2009 2003 2017 2012 2011 2016 2010 2018 2018 2018 2009 2013 2010 2007 2018

COMPANY Eagle Point Solutions Ellen Lighting & Hardware Emily June Designs EnergyGuard Foam Insulators Factory Builder Stores Frost Bank Gabriel Home Builders, Inc. Galleria Homes LTD Geotech Engineering & Testing Greater Houston IAHSP Chapter Greater Houston IAHSP Chapter- L’ements Design LLC Greater Houston IAHSP Chapter- Simple Elegance Greeneco Builders, L.L.C. Hacienda Services, Inc. - dba Censeo Homes Hahnfeld Partners Contracting HAR - Keller Williams South West HAR - Keller Williams Realty SW HAR-Platinum One Properties, LLC Hettig/Kahn Holdings, Inc. Hillwood Historymaker Homes Houston Area Roofing Contractors Association Houston Carpet Service Icon Electric Inc. IJK Home Construction, LLC J. A. Drake Companies Inc J. L. Bass Building, Inc. Joe B. Allen Joe Ochoa Roofs & Even More Johnson Development Corporation Johnson Petrov LLP JRG Builder & Remodelers Kathryn C. Wheat, LLC Keechi Creek Builders Kidd Roofing Knudson, LP Kraftsman Commercial Playground & Water Park Equipment Kuehn Custom Homes, LC Kurk Homes Land Advisors Organization Landev Engineers, Inc. Legacy Company, Inc. Lenore Kimmel Lipka Home Builders LJA Engineering Inc. LoanDepot Madera Fine Homes Mason’s Mill & Lumber Co, Inc Matt Powers Custom Homes and Renovations Melrose Custom Homes Member Home Loan Meritage Homes Corp Mill Creek Custom Homes Morning Star Builders, LTD MTW Pipeworks On Point Custom Homes, LP

MEMBER NAME Michael Weekley Zilla Anis Emily Spanos Gary Cox Allen Prough Jasmine Sadeghpour Jeannine Nuzzi Vernon Young Jr. David Eastwood, P.E. Taresa Lutz Lala Didrikson Mary Scalli George Kopecky Ernest Lambert John Pack Imran Bhaidani Tenzesta Marie Smith Geraldine Salazar W Barry Kahn Russell Bynum Mickey Pizzitola Sarah Burns Mike Frank Pamela Pelton Danith Keo James Drake John Bass Joe Allen Joe Ochoa Christen Johnson Andrew P. Johnson, III Gonzalo Garcia, CGR, GMB, CAPS ,CGP, GMR Kathryn Wheat Brandon Lynch GMB, CGP CAPS Marcus Mathews Patricia Joiner Mark Soderberg Weston Kuehn Chris McGinley Kirk Laguarta Bob Boozer Corey Williams Lennar/Village Builders Timothy Lipka Karina Moreno Jim Weir Frederick Wood Eric Boer Matt Powers Sal Campise Carly Schorr Kyle Davison Lance Abel Yvonne Cummins CAPS Jeff Melbourne John Leggett CGB

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JOIN DATE 2019 1989 2019 2007 2009 2011 1999 2005 1988 2014 2019 2019 2012 2011 2013 2019 2019 2019 2005 2016 2017 2018 1975 2017 2019 2004 1997 2016 1995 2009 2015 2004 2019 2008 2019 1990 2004 2010 1999 2003 2015 2016 1993 2011 1999 2010 2012 2018 2004 2014 2019 1987 2019 2003 2017 2007


COMPANY Patrick Lopez Building Services, LLC Pedco Roofing Inc. Penberthy Custom Builders Perfect Image Signs & Graphics Peterson HomeBuilders, Inc. The Pinnell Group PlainsCapital Bank Power Plus Primo Doors ProBuild Homes LLC QCB Custom Homes R3BUILD Construction Services, LLC Red Dog Dumpsters Refined Custom Builders, LLC. Regency Garage Doors ReStore- Habitat NWHC RG Miller Engineers Richard Price Custom Homes, Ltd Rio Grande Fence Company RKA Marketing, LLC dba National Restoration Technologies Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC Rock Materials RoofTec Royal Design Build Co. RoyOMartin/ Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. Ryko Development, Inc. Samsung Schwartz, Page & Harding, L.L.P. SiEnergy Sierra Classic Homes, Inc. Silvan Homes, Inc. Southern Front Doors Southwest Homes of Houston Stahlman Lumber Company Standard Electric, Inc. Steven Allen Designs, LLC Stonehenge Classic Homes, Inc. Sugar Creek, Ltd. Tamlyn Texas Pools, Inc. Texas Remodel Team Thomas Garage Door Tidal Renovations LLC Travis Homes, LLC Tri-Tech Wan Bridge Group Waters and Associates, Inc. Waterway Builders, LLC Weber-Balke Foundation Co Wendell Legacy Homes Westpark Homes, LLC WFD Investments, LLC Wilbow Corporation Windham Builders Woodfin Contractors, Inc. Yellowstone Landscape Zuhne

MEMBER NAME Patrick Lopez Brian Crawford Jason Penberthy Mike Connell D. C. Peterson Daniel Pinnell Will Cropper W Mark Kehrer Jason Fortenberry Moises Cigala Quatro Brooks Cory Germon Timothy Whyte Bryan Upton GMB,CGB Dani Garcia Carolyn Stevens Andrew Paderanga Richard Price Jr. Alejandro Galvan Jack Hopkins Himesh Gandhi Jamey Joseph Sara Green Matthew Reibenstein Tony Rocha Lisa Clark Matt Johnson Howard Cohen Daniel Pope Ron Chamberlain CGB, CGP, GMB Jan Friedli Jesse Salinas Jeff Wyatt Theresa Word Greg Self Stephen Heiman David Crow Brian Foster Miguel Gonzales Paul Oman Timothy Fox John Thomas Richard Graves John Speer Larry Hoffman Danting Li Louis A. Waters, Jr. John Bible Shann Balke Josh Wendell Jordan Mack Walter Spears Becky Ullman L. Windham III Michael Woodfin Brenda Beltran Rick Pal

JOIN DATE 2017 2002 2013 2012 2012 2009 2015 2015 2019 2019 2014 2019 2018 2014 2017 2016 1990 1982 2017 2014 2015 2011 2003 2011 2008 1997 2016 2009 2012 1999 2012 2009 2011 2012 2002 2014 2000 2004 1992 2003 2015 2006 2018 2018 1997 2018 1994 2016 2016 2017 2019 2019 2019 1998 2011 2018 2018

MEMBERPROFILE BARRICADE® BUILDING PRODUCTS is a leading manufacturer of building materials. With a focus on house wrap, structural sheathing, roof underlayment, and tapes and flashing, Barricade takes pride in the delivery of superior service, high performance, and timeless innovation. Over 35 years strong, Barricade Building Products has gained recognition as an industry leader. In 1986, Barricade became the second company to introduce house wrap. Barricade has positioned itself to not only provide high-performance products, but to foster long-term relationships, inspire collaborative best practice sharing, and continuously set the stage for company growth. That, matched with an employee culture of pride and opportunity, Barricade provides products made with dependability and life-long service, backed by a team you can trust. To learn more, visit barricadebp.com or contact Darcy Overby at (952) 221-7025; doverby@barricadebp.com.

MEMBERPROFILE ARISE ENTERPRISES INC. is a full-service electrical contracting company with branches conveniently located in West Houston and Dallas, Texas. Since 1987, Arise has been the premier choice for recessed lighting, landscape lighting, repair and replacement of breaker boxes, room additions, LED lighting of all sorts, custom lighting and other residential electrical work. Arise also specializes in commercial electrical installation, troubleshooting and repair, including subdivision tennis courts, pools and parks, strip centers, corporate offices and large warehouses. Owner Jim Merkey has been a Master Electrician for 37 years, and he is passionate about his work. Arise’s professional staff of electricians share his passion to get the job done right and leave behind nothing but happy customers. Arise technicians are committed to “working clean,” making sure they leave the premises better than when they arrived. Honest and hardworking, you can bet they’ll be there on time and work until the job is done. Just ask our long list of repeat clients! Whether it be a circuit repair, or wiring an entire backyard to light up the garden and patio, Arise looks forward to to every new project that lies ahead. To learn more, visit ariseenterprisesinc.com or contact Jim Merkey at (281) 859-8810; merkey@sbcglobal.net.

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BEC AUS E W E AL L K NO W T H AT W I T H E V E RY D EA L ...

it takes

Two toTango PR ESE NTE D B Y

THUR S APRIL 2 6-9PM LIVE DJ spinning the hits!

Price

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Attn: Sales & Marketing Professionals

EXPO SHOW & PARTY E V E N T

Liberty Hall at

for Builders, Developers, Mortgage Companies, Title Companies or any other company that markets their business to REALTORS®:

Ticket price includes admission to expo, two drink tickets, and (1) chance per guest to win the Trip Give-Away! REGISTER TO ATTEND ghba.org/calendar

THIS EVENT IS DESIGNED

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ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

5150 Westheimer Rd. (at Sage Rd.) Houston, Texas 77056

AND SERVICES TO REALTORS®

GAL L ERIA

Now thru 3-15-20: $40 After 3-15-20: $50

TO SHOWCASE YOUR PRODUCTS

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

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Design & Concept: adMANgination

BOOTH THEME COMPETITION

SECURE YOUR

EXHIBITOR BOOTHS BOOTH COST: $1,000

Includes 8’X 10’ booth with 6’ table, standard expo pipe & draping

LIMIT 2 BOOTHS PER COMPANY*

Take Top Honors AWARDS FOR BEST BOOTH THEMES!

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 – $2,500 Logo on signage at DJ Booth • Four (4) tickets to the expo • Two (2) valet passes

professional Head Shots Sponsor – $2,500 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 Contact: Mel Audain

*Event details are subject to change without notice.

Valet Sponsor – $2,500 Logo on signage at Valet Station and on event valet passes • Four (4) tickets to the expo • Two (2) valet passes

maudain@ghba.org or 281-664-1428

P UR C H A S E Y OU R T IC K E T S NO W. Register to attend at: ghba.org/calendar THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS**

PR ES ENT ED BY

Swag Bag Sponsor

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photo Booth Sponsor

Expo Guide Sponsor

Dance Floor Sponsor

Money Grab Sponsor

Trip Give-Away Sponsor

EXH IBI TORS L IST TO DATE** ACES Builder Warranty AIRIA Development Benchmark Mortgage Builder Boost BRPS Title

Core Details

Empire Communities

Johnson Development Corp.

David Weekley Homes Drees Custom Homes Elyson by Newland

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Grand Dominion Homes

KW Signature Legend Homes/ Princeton Classic Homes

Reverse Mortgage Funding Rise Communities Simple Elegance

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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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Spring Into Action and Plant the Seeds for Growth M

uch as January is a time to set your goals and intentions for the new year, spring is a chance for renewal and energy. As nature blooms with freshness, we can also bloom with ideas and solutions on how we will meet the rest of the year. It’s time to spring into action and plant the seed for growth! If you attended the GHBA Forecast Luncheon earlier this year, you heard Dr. Elliot Eisenberg say the economy is in a cooling period, but that the “decline is benign” — especially for Texas. And it’s particularly true for Houston, where low interest rates and available homes are energizing home sales. But even if interest rates march upward and home sales cool down a bit, we can be assured that the market will rev back up quickly. Here are a few seeds you can plant now so you’ll be ready when your business blossoms:

Define ‘growth’ What does growth look like for your company? Most of us would say more home sales, but think about what that’s

PHOTO ABOVE: GHBA Sales and Marketing Council donates funds to HomeAid Houston. Left to right are: Carrie Roehling, SMC past president; Emilee Proctor, HomeAid Houston; Kirsten Robbins, HomeAid Houston; Carole Brady, HomeAid Houston; and Shannon Gaskamp, SMC 2020 president.

going to take in terms of operations, staffing, facilities, etc. Once you have a clear picture of what it entails to meet or exceed your sales goal, you can start preparing.

Listen to your buyers Do you have a program in place that

solicits buyer feedback? Do you know what kinds of homes and features (whether it be in a home or in a community) your buyers want? If the answer is no, then make it a priority. If it’s a yes, congratulations! Now it’s time to dig deep into all of this information you have collected and try to identify emerging trends that can help guide

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future floor plans, amenities, sales approaches, etc.

Don’t forget core values There is a surge of excitement when you see big sales numbers rolling in, but that’s not going to continue if you grow so big or so fast that you can’t deliver on what has fueled your success. Make sure you stay true to your core values and help others in your company do the same.

Keep building relationships We’ve all had mentors at some time or another, and maybe now you even are one. So, you know how important working relationships can be. Continue to build those relationships by staying active in professional organizations (maybe like the GHBA?) and taking advantage of networking opportunities.

And about those networking opportunities... I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you that the deadline to enter the year’s biggest networking opportunity — the Houston’s Best PRISM Awards — is this month (March 12, to be exact). The awards program is a terrific way to get your company name in front of 800+ industry professionals either as a finalist/ winner or by becoming a sponsor. There are several new categories for associate members and developers to enter, so make sure to check them out soon at ghbaprismawards.com. If you’d like to be a sponsor, reach out to Mel Audain at 281-664-1428 or maudain@ghba.org.

st and out with S AM !

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+) 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

COMING UP: PRISM 2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES

Deadline: March 12 Enter at ghbaprismawards.com REALTOR RENDEZVOUS

Join the 2020 SAM list!

Thursday, April 2 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Booth space available now!

Call Cynthia at (281) 664-1425 to find out more.

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COUNCIL UPDATE

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL

2020 Associate Council Chair

PAT WILSON

Legends Architectural Stone

Giving Back “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands—one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – AUDREY HEPBURN

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t the Greater Houston Builders Association this quote could not resonate more with our membership and community. If you weren’t at the Associate Council luncheon on February 6, you missed an opportunity to learn more about GHBA President Rob Hellyer, and his message of bringing awareness to the public about what “good” the association contributes to the community. From our HomeAid Houston charity, which focuses on building hope and homes for Houston’s homeless families, children and veterans, to my personal favorite, Operation Finally Home, which provides homes and home modification to America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our great nation.

Speaking of giving back to our community and keeping theme with our GHBA President Rob Hellyer’s contributions to the community, the GHBA features a scholarship program and awards several scholarships every year. This program is available to the children of all GHBA members, so please spread the word. If you are looking to get more involved, please consider dedicating your time to the Scholarship Committee. We need volunteers to help raise funds, as well as review the submissions. For more information, please speak with Peggy Means at the GHBA or Greg Tomlinson with Builders Post-Tension. The March calendar is packed with “can’t miss” events. On March 5, the Associate Council will be hosting ever-popular purchasing managers and we have an excellent panel to talk about the optimistic Houston housing market in 2020. Join us as Darling Homes, Century Communities and Gehan Homes gives our associates

insight on the industry and helpful tips on how to get a foot in the door with local homebuilders. Don’t forget about the Associate Council Golf Tournament on March 26 at Quail Valley. It’s not too late for teams, so grab your pals and hit the course with us. Pin Flag sponsorships are still available, as well. I hope to see everyone in their best “Roaring Twenties” themed attire! If you are looking for ways to give back to our community, our friendly GHBA staff and associate members are always here to inform and provide mentorship. Don’t waste any time getting involved and contributing to this great organization as we are all unique in our talents – get plugged in and serve on one of our many committees! Remember, “the meaning of life is to find your gift; the purpose of life is to give it away,” says William Shakespeare.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 ASSOCIATE COUNCIL ANNUAL SPONSORS

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GHBA

COMING UP: ASSOCIATE COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Topic: Purchasing Managers Panel Thursday, March 5 11:30 a.m. at GHBA Education Center 9511 W Sam Houston Parkway N, Houston, TX 77064

Scholarship Program

Cost: $25 earlybird; $30 after Mar. 4 Sponsored by:

SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT

Thursday, March 26 at Quail Valley Golf Course 9 a.m. Shotgun Start Sponsorships available now! Contact Peggy at pmeans@ghba.org

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Thursday, April 2 11:30 a.m. at GHBA Education Center 9511 W Sam Houston Parkway N, Houston, TX 77064 Cost: $25 earlybird; $30 after Apr. 1 Sponsored by:

Apply or Donate @ www.ghba.org/scholarship-program Presented annually by the Associate Council, this scholarship provides assistance to members’ children in pursuing a college degree.

INAUGURAL TEX-MEX COOKOFF

Friday, May 1 at Tri-Tech 10401 Westoffice Houston TX 77042 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Eligibility: Every employee of a member company is eligible for their child to apply. Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

You make this possible!

Thursday, May 7 11:30 a.m. at GHBA Education Center 9511 W Sam Houston Parkway N, Houston, TX 77064 Cost: $25 earlybird; $30 after May 6 Sponsored by:

Scholarships are made possible through the donations of generous association members. All funds donated go directly to student scholarships. This is a tax deductible donation to the GHBA Charitable Foundation (Tax ID # 46-4656185). Donations are kindly requested by May 1, 2020.

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COUNCIL UPDATE

CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL

Build Your Legacy with CBC By 2020 Custom Builders Council Chair

JASON GUSTAFSON, CGB,CGP Winshire Green, LLC

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ave Yelovich, compliance director for Tilson Home Corporation, brought great clarity to CBC luncheon attendees at the February luncheon. He provided a helpful overview of OSHA's standards and regulations and how necessary it is that every company should train their employees, regardless of their position. Is your onsite safety plan in place? If you thought the February luncheon was good, just wait until you hear what's in store for March!

To volunteer or donate to CBC's charity work day event, contact Donna at dbuenik@ghba.org. We will be doing light gardening, mulching, cleaning rain gutters, along with some minor repairs.

COMING UP:

Your participation is vital to accomplishing your Council’s mission. It's also a great opportunity both personally and professionally. We hope to see you growing your business at one of our 2020 meetings and events. Visit www.ghba.org/calendar for more information or to register.

11:30 a.m. at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr., 77024

We are honored to welcome David Weekley as the keynote speaker. In 1976, 23-year-old David Weekley started his own home building company. Now more than 40 years later, the company has sold more than 90,000 homes and expanded to 20 cities across the nation. Come get inspired at this special luncheon event. In addition to luncheons, the council is also planning for the annual charity project work day on April 25 at Casa de Esperanza. Casa strives to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for atrisk infants, children and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs. Every child deserves a home that provides safety, health, permanence and hope!

CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Thursday, April 16

Cost: $45 earlybird; $55 after Apr. 9 Sponsored by:

Tabletops: Builders Post-Tension; Carrier

Corporation; Datasmart/ Duncan Security; Ironwood Connection; RoyOMartin/Corrigan OSB, LLC

CBC CHARITY WORK DAY

Saturday, April 25

9 a.m. at Casa de Esparanza 2811 Corder St., Houston, TX 77054 *Must be a CBC member to participate

CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Thursday, May 21

11:30 a.m. at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr., 77024

Cost: $45 earlybird; $55 after May 14 PHOTO: At the January CBC luncheon, Dave Yelovich shares tips for keeping your team safe on the jobsite and out of OSHA's crosshairs.

Sponsored by:

Tabletops: Closet Factory; Expressions Home Gallery; Gulf and Basco; Huber Engineered Woods; Milgard Windows & Doors

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 CBC ANNUAL SPONSORS

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DIVISION UPDATE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS DIVISION

2020 Montgomery County Division Chair

BRANDON LYNCH Keechi Creek Builders

Hotter than a Houston Sidewalk

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ouston’s housing market is hotter than our current weather, and showing no signs of cooling down. It’s hard to believe the first quarter of 2020 has nearly reached its end. Looking ahead, this next quarter is sure to continue to be a strong contender for our building industry. Home sales across the greater Houston metro areas are still rocketing with historically low interest rates. According to the latest monthly Market Update from the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), 4,699 single-family homes sold in January compared to 4,112 a year earlier. That represents a 14.3 percent increase—the seventh consecutive positive month and the greatest January sales volume hike in seven years. Although economists are warning of a national recession in 2020, Houston’s economy is typically on a different cycle than the rest of the nation, driven

predominantly by oil prices. Although prices are still fluctuating due to a slowdown in demand and fear over what is happening in China, the Middle East, and this being an election year, as long as we stay above $45 a barrel, oil companies are still profitable. We have seen more relocation activity in 2019 than previously seen over the last three years and many major oil companies are hiring again. Houston’s economy is not 100 percent reliant on oil companies; according to ABC13, 45 percent of Houston’s jobs rely on oil. While oil companies have become more conservative in hiring and spending, they have stabilized, and as they hire again, the housing market will continue to follow. Keep yourself updated by getting involved in any of the various councils, committees, divisions or just volunteer; there are more than 200 events each year to choose from. Find your niche and get involved!

PHOTO: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough (center) shared his vision for 2020 at the January luncheon. Pictured with Kristina McKaleb, ACES Builders Warranty; Yessie Gonzalez, Advantage Benefits Solutions; and MCBDD President Brandon Lynch.

COMING UP: MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS DIVISION LUNCHEON

Wednesday, March 25 11 a.m. at Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Dr, Woodlands 77381 Cost: $50 earlybird; $60 after Mar. 18 Sponsored by: SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Tabletops: Milgard Windows & Doors, Suncoast Post-Tension, Thorntree Slate & Marble

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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

94%

200+

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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COUNCIL UPDATE

REMODELERS COUNCIL

remodel

houston!

2020 Remodelers Council President

WILL COLE, CGR, CAPS Divine Renovation

Falling Upward

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f you're in business, you're going to fail. I don’t mean that you want to, or that you didn’t plan to succeed, or you’re not up to the challenge. I mean life happens, and sooner or later you’re going to fail. You will be late to a meeting, forget your husband or wife’s birthday, mis-order materials. Then there are the things beyond your control like, Mr. Customer, the truck that was transporting your back-ordered cabinets from Illinois slid down a hill into a snow bank and cannot be recovered for a month. Yes, true story. Things like this are going to happen and the way you deal with them will reflect heavily on your success as it says everything about who you are. Handling these situations with dignity can turn an oftenirritated client into one of your biggest, most vocal fans. One that sings your story over and over at each party he or she invites you to. Let’s consider what the average consumer wants. I’ll bet most would call you a rock star if you delivered what they ordered on time. In other words, to be labeled as really, really good, there is a lot of wiggle room. Their biggest concern is when something goes wrong, no one will care, or take responsibility, or return their calls and everyone will turn off their phones and hide. So, what can you do? Although tragic, these situations can become an opportunity of great potential, if you follow these five steps: Listen to their Story: Calmly with reflection and empathy. As you truly are sympathetic to their situation and truly wish the event never occurred.

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Stay Calm: When responding to questions, talk in a low, unopposing voice with a slower than normal cadence without any aggressive body language. Let them vent and don’t push back. Wait until they have it all out. Take Responsibility: Apologize and apologize often. Repeat the situation back to them to allow them to know you heard what they said and understand their frustration. Say, Mr. Customer, I understand your frustration. Tell them “I want to make this right. What will make it right?”: Most customers will say something like get another set of cabinets here tomorrow and get them installed. As it

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is Christmas and their cabinets are down a ravine, we know this is not possible. Therefore, tell them you will do whatever it takes and suggest another possible solution. Make them a promise and follow through no matter what.

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After you and your client have agreed on a course of action, call them daily with a status update. This is your time to shine. The truck may be stuck, there is a blizzard, and everyone is on Christmas vacation however, they are lucky to have a problemsolving go-getter like you on their side.

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In closing, who do you want to be and what are you willing to do the become that person? We’re often told that stressful situations bring out who we really are. I’d argue it’s not about finding out who you are, it is about creating who you are.

Charity Garage Sale

The Charity Garage Sale is an opportunity for remodelers, suppliers and homeowners alike. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, right? Obviously, we won’t be selling junk, but we will be selling those items donated by our fellow members and others who see this as a good cause. For those who come to shop, there will be treasures available at very favorable prices. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the council’s annual charity projects. We invite members to participate in whatever way you can. If you aren’t sure what is needed, please contact Nick Cubbler, Stacy Argo, Richard Arnold, our Garage Sale Committee chairs.

Support our Sponsors

Thank you to the many sponsors who have been supporting the Remodelers Council for years and who are again committed to the council. Without their generous support we would not be as successful as we are. Whether they are annual sponsors, special event sponsors or tabletop exhibitors at our monthly meetings, these associates deserve our support. Please remember to give your business to our sponsors.

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Berry Center | 8877 Barker Cypress Rd, 77433 The fastest way to help people in need is to donate! Please donate your tax-deductible appliances, cabinets, countertops, electronics, hardware, building materials, lights, etc. Anything you can spare, we can sell! All proceeds from the 12th Annual RMC Garage Sale are used to fund the council's local charity projects. VOLUNTEER/DONATE: Contact Donna Buenik, dbuenik@ghba.org, 281.664.1429

Two Dropoff Locations Available: PUBLIC STORAGE: SPACE B113

14050 NW Freeway, 77040 on the East side of Hwy 290 and just South of Fairbanks N. Houston, 713-437-3507 Hours: 6 am to 9 pm, 7 days/week •

To enter, push *1665694# on the keypad located to the left of the gate.

Turn right at the first alley. B113 is at the end on the right.

Open the unit by entering code 2846 and press the lever to release the lock and remove the key.

Thursday, March 12 at 11:30 a.m. Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr., Houston, 77024

All items must be on pallets. Place all items as far back as possible, leaving room for new drop-offs.

Cost: $45 earlybird; $55 after March 5

Send a picture of your donation to Nick Cubbler, 713-245-6366 or Linda Ingalls, 713-409-8978.

Make sure to replace the key in the lock box and the box is locked.

Use the same CODE to exit

COMING UP: REMODELERS COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Topic: Luis Cortes of Echo Workshop will discuss "Enhancing the Overall Wellness of Your Design." The push to connect nature and man-made spaces has led to a movement referred to as Biophilic Design. Learn more about this exciting new trend and how you can incorporate into your home designs.

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Call 281-350-3355 and ask for the receiving department. Let them know you would like to deliver a pallet/pallets for the GHBA Garage Sale.

PALLETS ONLY!

REMODELERS SPEED SELLING EVENT

Tuesday, March 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dave & Busters, 6010 Richmond Ave. Houston TX 77057

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OFFICERS AND LEADERSHIP GHBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ROB HELLYER PRESIDENT

KEITH LUECHTEFELD VICE PRESIDENT

DEBBIE PAGE ASSOCIATE V. P.

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

JENNIFER KELLER SECRETARY

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

GHBA’S TAB DIRECTORS

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

LISA GENTRY TREASURER

IAN FARIA LEGAL COUNSEL

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

March

April

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Wednesday, March 4 1:30 p.m. - Developers Council

Wednesday, April 1 1:30 p.m. - Developers Council

Thursday, March 5 9 a.m. - Education Committee

Thursday, April 2 9 a.m. - Education Committee

11:30 a.m. - Associate Council Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - Associate Council Luncheon

4 p.m. - GHBA Board Meeting

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - REALTOR Rendezvous

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - New Member Orientation & President's Reception Monday, March 9 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - ABS Employee Benefits "Lunch & Learn" Thursday, March 12 11:30 a.m. - Remodelers Council Luncheon, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr, 77024 Thursday, March 19 11:30 a.m. - Custom Builders Council, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial (at Voss) Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Remodelers Council Garage Sale, at Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Rd. 77433 Tuesday, March 24 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Remodelers Speed Selling, at Dave & Busters, 6010 Richmond Ave. 77057 Wednesday, March 25 11 a.m. - Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division Luncheon, at The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Drive 77381 Thursday, March 26 9 a.m. - Associate Council Spring Golf Tournament, at Quail Valley Golf Course, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City 77459

EDUCATION COURSES

Tuesday, March 3 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Intro to Quickbooks Desktop Wednesday, March 11 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Codes and Quality Control (RCS Designation Series) Tuesday, March 17 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Framing (ABCs of Home Building Series) Tuesday, March 24 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Financial Management (NAHB Designations Course)

Thursday, April 9 11:30 a.m. - Remodelers Council Luncheon, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr, 77024 Monday, April 13 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - ABS Employee Benefits "Lunch & Learn" Thursday, April 16 11:30 a.m. - Custom Builders Council, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial (at Voss) Wednesday, April 22 11 a.m. - Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division Luncheon, at The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Drive 77381 12 noon - Volume Builders Committee Meeting 2 p.m. - Volume Builders Top Golf Speed Selling Saturday, April 25 9 a.m. - Custom Builders Council Charity Work Day, at Casa de Esperanza, 2811 Corder St. 77054

EDUCATION COURSES

Wednesday, April 8 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Safety and Security (RCS Designation Series) Tuesday, April 21 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Plumbing (ABCs of Home Building Series) Tuesday, April 28 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - CAPS I: Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility (NAHB Designation Course) Wednesday, April 29 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - CAPS II: Design Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (NAHB Designation Course) Thursday, April 30 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - CAPS III: Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (NAHB Designation Course)

May MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Friday, May 1 12 noon - Tex-Mex Cook-Off, at Tri-Tech, 10401 Westoffice, 77042 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 Wednesday, May 6 1:30 p.m. - Developers Council Thursday, May 7 9 a.m. - Education Committee 11:30 a.m. - Associate Council Luncheon 4 p.m. - GHBA Board Meeting Monday, May 11 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - ABS Employee Benefits "Lunch & Learn" Thursday, May 14 11:30 a.m. - Remodelers Council Luncheon, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr, 77024 Thursday, May 21 11:30 a.m. - Custom Builders Council, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial (at Voss) Wednesday, May 27 11 a.m. - Montgomery County Builders & Developers Division Luncheon, at The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Drive 77381

EDUCATION COURSES

Wednesday, May 13 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Hiring, Training and Supervision (RCS Designation Series) Tuesday, May 19 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - The Electrical System (ABCs of Home Building Series)

*Dates subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings held at the GHBA offices, located at: 9511 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, Tex. 77064. For tickets, visit:

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