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NOVEMBER 2019

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GET SMART. CELEBRATING 20 YEARS page 19

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Houston's Best PRISM Award Winners Honored pg 26

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GET SMART. CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

The Official Magazine of the Greater Houston Builders Association November 2019|Volume 32|Number 11

FEATURES 09

President's Message: Building a Life of Gratitude

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Harris County Issues Clarification on Development Regulations

GHBA President John Williams shares his gratitude for the homebuilding industry and for the countless individuals who share the effort in serving the industry and the association.

Harris County recently adopted new drainage and floodplain management regulations, as well as new development requirements based on the updated Atlas 14 study of historical rainfall data. These changes have raised questions among the building and development community, along with issues that need resolution.

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Do Economic Recoveries Die of Old Age?

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HistoryMaker Partners with Local Vendors on GHBA Benefit Home

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HomeAid and RoofTec Provide New Roof for Vita Living Group Home

Dr. Elliot Eisenberg looks at why economic recoveries or expansions end, and in the process debunks the myth that recessions die of old age. HistoryMaker Homes and Land Tejas are partnering on a GHBA Benefit Home, one of three being built in 2019. HistoryMaker's vendors and suppliers stepped up when the request was made for donations of materials, services and labor to ensure their Alder Plan would be constructed with minimal cost. HomeAid's search to identify agencies that need construction related assistance recently led to Vita Living, a nonprofit that provides long-term comprehensive care and support for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. La Vita's Spring Branch location required a new roof, and GHBA member RoofTec quickly stepped up to the challenge.

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Houston's Best PRISM Awards Winners Honored

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GHBA Report Card

The very best in the Houston construction industry were honored in the categories of People, Product and Promotion at a star-studded awards gala in October. Congratulations to all of the Houston's Best PRISM Award winners and finalists on earning these coveted accolades. The GHBA staff, councils, divisions and committees have been busy lately! In case you missed it, here are a few highlights and successes from the third quarter of 2019.

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Get Smart Consumer demand for embedded, integrated smart home technology represents opportunities and challenges for new home builders. Getting it right increases business. Getting it wrong isn't an option. Datasmart Home Technologies, a 2019 GHBA Platinum Partner, helps builders get it right by focusing on their unique needs, which in turn creates happy homeowners. pg 19

Departments 09 10 22 24 38 40 44 48 50 52 54 58 59 60 61 62

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

Upcoming Events 14 20 39 45 46 49 53 55

Installation Celebration BBQ & Wild Game Cookoff YP Networking SMC Networking & Top Producers Million Dollar Circle Awards Frank Aranza Adopt-a-Family Project Montgomery County Forecast Luncheon Remodelers Council Holiday Party

Photo Album 26 Houston's Best PRISM Awards 43 Membership Drive 51 Product Expo

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

Building a Life of Gratitude have put your trust and confidence in me to lead this incredible organization.

By GHBA President JOHN WILLIAMS, K. Hovnanian Homes

J

ohn F. Kennedy once said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” November is the time of year we are all reminded to give thanks for the things that make life so remarkable. I believe gratitude is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted or confined to a single day on a single month, instead it should be a focus and driving force in life and shared every day. I’m incredibly grateful for the homebuilding industry and for countless individuals who have shared the effort in serving the industry, our association, and especially those who have touched my life along the way. I’m going to take this opportunity to share some of my gratitude. To start, I’m incredibly grateful to each of you, our association members, who

I have immense appreciation for Casey Morgan and her wonderful team at the Greater Houston Builders Association who are so deeply dedicated to our members and the community. Casey and her staff are the unsung heroes of the local homebuilding industry. I can tell you that most members only see a glimpse of the effort and devotion they invest on a daily basis in their service.

news blast about your efforts, but I want you to know they do not go unnoticed and you are an integral part of the livelihood of our industry. Speaking of companies, I especially want to pass along thanks to mine. K. Hovnanian Homes has been an absolute blessing for me. I’ve invested so much of my life into the success of the company and in turn they have invested deeply in me.

The GHBA is one of the largest and most effective home builder associations in the country. Having served multiple years as a board member on both the Texas Association of Builders and National Association of Builders, I can tell you that we are typically the model for other associations and this is largely attributable to the effort of current and former staff. There are many others who also contribute as volunteers.

I have the most incredible teams and leaders to work with and I’m deeply grateful to their commitment to our mutual success. Our division president, David Orlando, is one of the most hard-working and brilliant people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Thank you for your support of me and dedication to our division, the company and our associates. I’m very fortunate for an incredible work family and even more fortunate for my actual family.

To all of the GHBA board members, HOME-PAC members, committee and council chairs and board members, sponsors, as well as all of the individuals that engage within the GHBA, I give my deep thanks to you as well. We are only as strong as our members, and we continue to be blessed with a very active and engaged membership.

To my lovely wife, Patricia, and our two little blessings, Stella and Layla, you overfill my life with inspiration and love. You raise me up, challenge me, and show me so much beauty in each moment of life. You give me every reason and energy to be try to be the man you deserve. Thank you for your support and love.

Thank you as well to all the companies that invest their resources and people’s time in serving as good stewards of homebuilding. There are countless contributions that will never be mentioned in an article, or an email or a

Most importantly, I give all praise to God for leading me through this life, to this family, to this career, to KHOV, to this association, and to all of you. THANK YOU. n

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ADVOCACY REPORT

Harris County Issues Clarification on Development Regulations

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n June, Harris County adopted new drainage and floodplain management regulations, as well as new development requirements based on the updated Atlas 14 study of historical rainfall data.

At the time the GHBA, along with other development stakeholders, were able to work on some changes and have some questions resolved, but there are and will be issues that need resolution.

By BRADLEY PEPPER, Director of Government Affairs

Since then, we have been given further direction regarding vested rights and continued development in legacy projects. If you have design projects that are eligible for vested rights, you have three options:

1. 2. 3.

Not utilize vested rights, and continue on with the permitting process under the new regulations/requirements. Claim vested rights, and follow the process outlined on the Harris County Engineering Department’s website utilizing the affidavit and notes that acknowledge that the project is not being designed with best available data and may flood others, or; Have an engineer evaluate and self-certify that the project meets the intent of the new regulations in a manner consistent with a memorandum presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). (No affidavit required)

For option 3, if the engineer evaluates the design of the future development phases and technically demonstrates that construction of the proposed future development meets the standard of the adopted July rules, but not necessarily all elements rules, then the design will receive a development permit from the county. To see the ASCE memo, Harris County Engineering Department’s response and concurrence and answers to some FAQs, go to: www.eng.hctx.net/Portals/23/ASCE-Response-attach.pdf Continued on next page >>>

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>>> "Advocacy," continued from pg 10

Floodplain Easements Clarification In addition, the county has issued clarification on floodplain easement requirements in the following Codeword 1910-001.

Q: A:

When is Floodplain Easement required to be placed on a plat?

If the buildable area of each single family lot or multifamily reserve shown on the proposed plat does not fall within the 100 year floodplain per the latest FIRM panel or the 100 year boundaries of a final or administratively complete LOMA, LOMR or LORM-F (submitted to Harris County Flood Control District), then no floodplain easement will be required on the plat. If no floodplain easement is required, then delineation of floodplain boundaries is not required. Commercial reserves restricted against all residential do not require floodplain easements.

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Do the infrastructure regulations allow for floodplain easements to be dedicated via separate instrument?

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Floodplain easements may be dedicated by separate instrument prior to plat approval. Floodplain easements and dedicatory language/certifications must be shown on the plat regardless of how the easement is dedicated. For a copy of the code word go to: www.eng.hctx.net/Portals/23/Publications/CodewordFPMRegs1910.pdf

Government Affairs/Volume Builders Meeting on Dec. 10 The GHBA’s Government Affairs and Volume Builders Committees will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, December 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the GHBA boardroom. This meeting will cover a wide variety of topics both at the state and local levels. We will provide a recap of the November General Election and a preview of the December runoff election, as well as

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FEATURE STORY

Do Economic Recoveries Die of Old Age?

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Happily, however, various postwar changes in the economy have contributed to more robust and longerlived expansions! One key change has been the rise in the share of services produced in the economy and the concomitant decline in goods. This change has diminished the importance of inventory fluctuations and, as a result, has moderated the business cycle. The role of the federal government has also drastically changed. Since WWII, government activity has, among other things, increasingly focused on stabilizing the economy. In short, the government has gone from a laissez-faire hands-off attitude towards the economy to a forceful, countercyclical policy. This approach has not only prolonged business cycles but has, importantly, eliminated the pattern of cycles becoming increasingly fragile as they age. In a sharp reversal, it is now recessions that are increasingly likely to end the longer they last as policymakers take action to revive growth, such as passing tax cuts and spending increases and lowering interest rates. In closing, enjoy the current expansion. Treat it like a good friend or a fine glass of wine and savor every extra month together. While it is almost ten and a half years old, it might well last another year, two if we are lucky. Better yet, the recession that follows is not likely to be particularly deep, as there are no asset bubbles in the making, nor are the sectors of the economy that usually drive us into recession growing inappropriately quickly. n Article by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., president of GraphsandLaughs LLC. His daily economics and policy blog can be found at www.econ70.com.

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HistoryMaker Partners with Local Vendors on GHBA Benefit Home

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istoryMaker Homes and Land Tejas are partnering on a GHBA Benefit Home, one of three being built in 2019. HistoryMaker's vendors and suppliers stepped up when the request was made for donations of materials, services and labor to ensure their Alder Plan would be constructed with minimal cost. Proceeds from the sale of the home will be donated to two local charities, HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. The home is being built on a homesite donated by Land Tejas in Sierra Vista. This is Land Tejas' 17th lot donation for the Benefit Homes Project. Each year two to three homes are built for the Benefit Homes Project with donated land, materials and services by GHBA members. The homes offer a variety of the most popular features and amenities on the market today. They are sold at market value and proceeds benefit HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home. Since the fundraiser began 39 years ago, over $11 million has been raised.

In its 39 years, the Benefit Homes Project

has donated $11 million to local charities. O U R CH A R I T I ES

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“We are excited to participate in the Benefit Homes Project by building our popular Alder Plan," said HistoryMaker Houston division president, Mickey Pizzitola. “We value the work that the two charities who will benefit, provide our community. It is an honor to work with the Land Tejas team and our generous vendors, trades and suppliers." The Alder Plan is a 3,176 square foot, two-story home featuring an open and spacious home design with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. This plan also showcases a downstairs master bedroom and generous game room upstairs as well as a threecar garage. Family owned and operated since 1949, HistoryMaker Homes launched in Dallas-Fort Worth and expanded over the decades to become a premier builder of more than 800 homes across the region in 16 developments.

THANK YOU BENEFIT HOME VENDORS! A & C Construction All Points Group Advantage Gutters Builders Choice Inc Builders First Source Country Wide Roofing Datasmart Home Technologies Deep Blue Comfort Delta Faucet DPIS Builder Services Excell Foundations Factory Builder Stores Fashion Glass and Mirror Jacobs Overhead Door

Mohawk Flooring Moore Home Solutions Perfection Supply Progress Lighting ReyesTar Rock Materials Rosenburg Plumbing Royal Bath /Counter Source RT Masonry Sherwin Williams TWI Universal Forest Products Windstorm Group Windstorm Solutions

BENEFIT HOMES PROJECT—"A HOME FOR GOOD"

M/I Homes recently sold its Benefit Home in Bridgeland, and Chesmar Homes sold its Benefit Home in NorthGrove.

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.

PROVIDING PROTECTION IN A WORLD OF UNKNOWNS With more than 40 years of experience in the home building industry, we understand the unique challenges your business faces. We offer a personalized, consultative approach to protecting your investment. PROUD MEMBER:

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HomeAid and RoofTec Provide New Roof for Vita Living Group Home

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n HomeAid's search to identify agencies that need construction related assistance to continue their service to those less fortunate,Vita Living was an ideal fit. The agency is a 37-year-old nonprofit that provides long term comprehensive care and support for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). One of the agency’s 18 group homes, located in the Spring Branch area, required a new roof. This is a home where four adults who face extreme daily challenges reside. HomeAid reached out to RoofTec, a GHBA member and HomeAid partner on previous projects, to handle the task. RoofTec responded immediately by sending Jose Sandoval, a RoofTec field estimator and his crew. They arrived in the morning and completed the reroofing by the end of the day. The one-story home has been a part of the Vita Living program since 1996. Vita Living is committed to making a conscious effort to create a happy and healthy environment for the residents it serves. The agency’s 18 group homes support up to 78 residents. Each home is designed to

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accommodate the day to day challenges individuals with IDD face, such as bathing, eating and mobility, yet they are still real homes with bedrooms, living areas, kitchens and back yards that create a warm, home-like environment. "We are grateful to HomeAid and the professional RoofTec crew that stepped up so quickly to provide a new roof for the home in Spring Branch," said Joseph Cooper, CEO at Vita Living. "It was seamless effort and a gift from HomeAid that's longevity is appreciated by the residents of the home and our entire Vita Living team." Vita Living employs 130 people that include the home care staff, the Vita Living Center employees and administration. Specially equipped vans transport approximately 70 of the residents to the Living Center each day to participate in enrichment programs such as games, crafts and social interaction.Volunteers are also key to the success of the agency. In 2018, approximately 500 individual, corporate and church volunteers provided 1,754 hours of service.

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olunteers that included coworkers from various organizations, rodeo committee members and friends gathered at Boys and Girls Country in Hockley, Texas recently, to donate their time and "talent" to paint the fascia boards on a number of the agency's cottages. Each cottage provides a safe, nurturing environment for eight children who have come from crisis situations and then live with their teaching parents. HomeAid has partnered with Partners in Building, Lennar/Village Builders and currently Empire Communities on the construction of three cottages that are 8,100 sq. ft. each. Are you interested in volunteering with HomeAid Houston? Email info@homeaidhouston.org for more information.

HomeAid Project Receives Gift of Words

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special celebration was held in September at Boys and Girls Country that showcased the completion of the frame of an 8,100 sq. ft. cottage being built by partners, HomeAid Houston and Empire Communities. The team from Empire, HomeAid, Boys and Girls Country and Woodforest Charitable Foundation came together at the site to write words of encouragement and blessing on the frame to inspire hope and success for eight deserving boys from families in crisis. “This event gave everyone involved in this project a moment to reflect on what this structure and the Boys and Girls Country family means to these kids who have experienced more challenges than we can ever imagine," said James Miller, Empire Communities regional president. "We wrote messages of hope and blessings on the frame that we believe will carry through the boys' day to day living within these walls."

Funding for the cottage is being provided to Boys and Girls Country from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation. Rafael Casas with Empire Communities is construction manager for the project and works closely with Quintes Stark, chief operations and facilities officer for Boys and Girls Country. Boys and Girls Country is a Christian home for children who come from families in crisis. The agency serves as a beacon of hope for families and their children in times of hardship, offering them a reliable home life. The Boys and Girls Country program is a non-profit that was established in 1971. The program is made up of a network of 11 cottages. The children live with a married "Teaching Parent" and any children they may have, as well as two single Teaching Parents who raise these children as their own. The campus can accommodate 88 children ages 5 to 18.

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“DEARLY BELOVED, WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY...”

GRAND AWARDS A TRIBUTE TO

VOLUME BUILDER NEWMARK HOMES FINALISTS: Beazer Homes Taylor Morrison

CUSTOM BUILDER CASON GRAYE HOMES FINALISTS: Sierra Custom Homes On-Point Custom Homes P RESENTED BY TH E 2 019 TI TL E SPON SOR

REMODELER S AT U R DAY OCTOBER 5 — 2019 —

SNELLER CUSTOM HOMES & REMODELING FINALISTS: Memory Builders Creekstone Outdoor Living

6pm Cocktail Reception

7pm Dinner & Awards Presentation

DTWN HOU GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER

1001 Avenida de las Americas

DEVELOPER CALDWELL COMMUNITIES FINALISTS: The Howard Hughes Corporation Land Tejas

PROMOTION NEWMARK HOMES FINALISTS: Johnson Development Corporation Land Tejas

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B E S T PE OPL E

Marketing Professional of the Year Developer

Humanitarian of the Year - Business

THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION & Beazer Homes

Kim Phillips

THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION

Marketing Professional of the Year Volume Builder

Sales Manager of the Year Volume Builder

NEWMARK HOMES

TRENDMAKER HOMES

Katrina Taylor-McTear

Melissa Guerra

THE WOODLANS HILLS AND THE WOODLANDS

FINALISTS: Martha Gros, The Howard Hughes Corporation

FINALISTS: Megan Teel Signorelli Company Robert Sparks Sierra Classic Homes, Inc.

Dave Hewitt Meritage Homes

Royce Brooks, Jr., Ashlar Development

Chrysan Patton TRENDMAKER HOMES

FINALISTS: Courtney Bendig Meritage Homes

BRIGELAND

Mortgage Specialist of the Year

REALTOR® of the Year

Shijimon Jacob, Everest Realty FINALISTS: Imran Bhaidani,

Keller Williams SW Becky Drake RE/MAX The Woodlands/Spring

Sales Professional of the Year Volume Builder

Rookie Onsite Sales Professional of the Year - Volume Builder

BEAZER HOMES

DARLING HOMES

Gene Neves FINALISTS: Alisha Darby Chesmar Homes Robert Olveda Gehan Homes

Adam Sweet

Online Sales Professional of the Year Volume Builder

Warranty Service Professional of the Year Volume Builder

M/I HOMES

BEAZER HOMES

Karen Schieb

FINALISTS: Don Addison, M/I Homes Josh Clayton, Beazer Homes

FINALIST: Anais Estevez Beazer Homes

REALTOR® Team of the Year

Karen Green FINALIST: Priscilla Jones Chesmar Homes

The Seth Brothers Team exp Realty, LLC

Lifestyle Director of the Year - Developer

FINALISTS: The Franklin Team exp Realty The Icon Team - Keller Williams

JOHNSON DEV. CORP.

Construction Superintendent of the Year - Volume Builder

Aaron Oakley CHESMAR HOMES

FINALISTS: Victor Umana Taylor Morrison, Inc. for Taylor Morrison

Solomon Delaney FINALISTS: Mallory Collins, Ashlar Development Sylvia Morgese, Johnson Dev. Corp.

Construction Superintendent Skilled Trade Professional of of the Year - Custom Builder the Year - Volume Builder

Adam Glodt

SIERRA CLASSIC HOMES, INC. FINALIST: Jay Schimpf Morning Star Builders LTD

Matt Christensen ENERGY GUARD FOAM INSULATION

SMC Associate of the Year

Matthew Tyson

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D E VE L OPER S

Master Planned Community of the Year CALDWELL COMPANIES for Towne Lake FINALISTS:

Land Tejas for Balmoral The Howard Hughes Corp. for Bridgeland

Community of the Year CALDWELL COMPANIES for Willowcreek Ranch FINALIST:

Ashlar Development for The Groves

Master Planned Community Recreation Center of the Year LAND TEJAS for Balmoral

Community Recreation Center of the Year Developer CALDWELL COMPANIES

Signage of the Year - Developer LAND TEJAS for Balmoral FINALISTS:

for Willowcreek Ranch

The Howard Hughes Corp. for The Woodlands Hills

FINALISTS:

Ryko Development for Lakes of Bella Terra

Master Planned Community Landscape Design of the Year Developer CALDWELL COMPANIES for Towne Lake FINALISTS:

Toll Brothers for NorthGrove Caldwell Co. for Willowcreek Ranch Equestrian Center

Community Landscape Design of the Year Developer

FRIENDSWOOD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY for Tavola

Johnson Development Corporation for Harvest Green

Sales Information Center of the Year Developer

CALDWELL COMMUNITIES for Towne Lake FINALIST:

The Howard Hughes Corporation for Bridgeland

Hillwood Communities for Pomona

Master Planned Community Entrance of the Year - Developer THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION for The Woodlands Hills

FINALISTS:

Caldwell Companies for Towne Lake - Lakehouse Caldwell Companies for Towne Lake - Waterpark

Community Entrance of the Year - Developer JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION for Veranda

Model Home Park of the Year Developer

THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION for The Woodlands Hills

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CU STOM BUIL D E R S

Custom Home Design $1.5 Million to $2 Million TEXAS ELITE CUSTOM HOMES

Custom Home Design over $2 Million MIRADOR BUILDERS

Custom Home Design $500,000 to $750,000 SIERRA CLASSIC HOMES, INC. FINALISTS: Caldwell Homes Cason Graye Homes

Custom Home Elevation $1.5 Million to $2 Million TEXAS ELITE CUSTOM HOMES

Custom Home Design $750,000 to $1 Million BELLA TORRE HOMES

FINALISTS: Cason Graye Homes LeBlanc Custom Homes, Inc.

FINALISTS: On-Point Custm Homes Blake Craft, LLC Bella Torre Homes

Custom Home Design Under $500,000 MEMORY BUILDERS FINALISTS: On-Point Custom Homes, LP Zander Homes

Custom Home Elevation over $2 Million MIRADOR BUILDERS

Custom Home Elevation $1 Million to $1.5 Million WHITESTONE BUILDERS

Custom Home Elevation $750,000 to $1 Million MORNING STAR BUILDERS, LTD.

Custom Home Elevation $500,000 to $750,000 SIERRA CLASSIC HOMES, INC.

FINALISTS: Morning Star Builders, LTD Bella Torre Homes

FINALISTS: Blakecraft, LLC. On-Point Custom Homes, LP

FINALISTS: Cason Graye Homes Caldwell Homes

Custom Home Elevation Under $500,000 ON POINT CUSTOM HOMES, LP

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Custom Home Design $1 Million to $1.5 Million WILLIAM DAVID HOMES

Custom Garden / Patio Home CALDWELL HOMES

Custom Home Townhome Product Design MANZEL CONTEMPORARY HOMES

FINALISTS: FINALISTS: On-Point Custom Homes, LP - Fargo St. On-Point Custom Homes, LP - Dunlavy Zander Homes - Forum Drive NOVEMBER 2019 | Houston Builder | Greater Houston Builders Association – Building a Better Future Zander Homes - Schiller Street


2 0 1 9 HOUST ON ’S BEST PRISM AWARDS

Custom Home Kitchen Home Over $1 Million CASON GRAYE HOMES

Custom Home Kitchen Home $750,000 to $1 Million WHITESTONE BUILDERS

Custom Home Kitchen Home $500,000 to $750,000 CASON GRAYE HOMES

FINALISTS: Jamestown Estate Homes LeBlanc Custom Homes

FINALISTS: Bella Torre Homes Cason Graye Homes

FINALISTS: Cason Graye Homes On-Point Custom Homes, LP

Custom Home Kitchen Home Under $500,000 ON POINT CUSTOM HOMES, LP FINALISTS: Sierra Classic Homes, Inc. Zander Homes

Custom Home Specialty Room Home Over $1 Million

Custom Home Specialty Room Home Under $1 Million

TERMEER DESIGN GROUP, INC.

MORNING STAR BUILDERS, LTD.

FINALISTS: Alair Homes William David Homes

FINALISTS: Realex Homes Whitestone Builders

GREEN BUILDING Custom Home Outdoor Living Space CASON GRAYE HOMES FINALISTS: Blakecraft, LLC. Alair Homes

Volume Builder Green Building Single Family Project Custom Builder Green Building BEAZER HOMES Single Family Project STEVEN ALLEN DESIGNS, LLC

Custom Home Bath Home Over $1 Million TERMEER DESIGN GROUP, INC.

Custom Home Bath Home $500,000 to $1 Million SIERRA CLASSIC HOMES, INC.

Custom Home Bath Home Under $500,000 SIERRA CLASSIC HOMES, INC.

FINALISTS: FINALISTS: FINALIST: Cason Graye Homes On-Point Custom Homes, LP Zander Homes William Homes GreaterDavid Houston Builders Association – Building Better Future | Houston Builder | NOVEMBER 2019 Alaira Homes

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V OL U ME B UIL D E R S

Volume Builder 55+ Community of the Year WOODFALLS DEV. GROUP

Volume Builder Product Design $600,000+ DARLING HOMES

Volume Builder Product Design $500,000 to $600,000 J. PATRICK HOMES

FINALISTS: J. Patrick Homes Trendmaker Homes

FINALIST: Newmark Homes

Volume Builder-Developed Community of the Year PRINCETON CLASSIC HOMES

Volume Builder Product Design $400,000 to $500,000 NEWMARK HOMES

Volume Builder Product Design $350,000 to $400,000 M/I HOMES

Volume Builder Product Design $300,000 to $350,000 GEHAN HOMES

FINALISTS: Meritage Homes Beazer Homes

FINALISTS: M/I Homes Newmark Homes

FINALISTS: Toll Brothers Beazer Homes

FINALISTS: Beazer Homes Newmark Homes

Volume Builder Semi-Custom Product Design Under $1 Million FEDRICK HARRIS ESTATE HOMES by NEWMARK HOMES

FOR MARCELLO LAKES

Volume Builder Product Design $250,000 to $300,000 BEAZER HOMES

Volume Builder Product Design $200,000 to $250,000 GEHAN HOMES

FINALISTS: Newmark Homes Gehan Homes

FINALISTS: Chesmar Homes Legend Homes

Volume Builder - Family Room BEAZER HOMES

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FINALISTS: M/I Homes Signorelli Homes

Volume Builder - Bedroom WOODFALLS DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Volume Builder Product Design Under $200,000 GEHAN HOMES

Volume Builder - Specialty Room NEWMARK HOMES

FOR VILLAS AT WHITE OAK RANCH

FINALIST: Taylor Morrison, Inc. for Bonterra at Woodforest

Volume Builder - Kitchen TRENDMAKER HOMES FINALISTS: M/I Homes Empire Communities

Volume Builder - Bath J. PATRICK HOMES

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2 0 1 9 HOUST ON’ S BE ST PRISM AWARDS

Volume Builder Semi-Custom Home Front Elevation Over $1 Million

Volume Builder Semi-Custom Front Elevation Under $1 Million

Volume Builder Town Home Product of the Year DARLING HOMES

Volume Builder Garden Home/Patio Home of the Year DARLING HOMES

FEDRICK HARRIS by NEWMARK HOMES FINALIST: Fedrick Harris by Newmark Homes

FEDRICK HARRIS by NEWMARK HOMES

FINALISTS: Beazer Homes - Messina Beazer Homes - Grand Rouge

FINALISTS: Sitterle Homes Trendmaker Homes

Volume Builder 55+ Product Design Under $400,000 TAYLOR MORRISON

Design Center of the Year Volume Builder M/I HOMES

FINALISTS: Woodfalls Dev. Group - Torino Woodfalls Dev. Group - Verona

FINALISTS: Newmark Homes Meritage Homes

Volume Builder Model Home Park Design of the Year DARLING HOMES for Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

Volume Builder Interior Merchandising for a Model Home: $600,000+ DARLING HOMES FINALISTS: Empire Communities Trendmaker Homes

FINALISTS: Fedrick Harris - Cypress Fedrick Harris - Sugar Land

Volume Builder 55+ Product Design Over $400,000 DARLING HOMES

Volume Builder Interior Volume Builder Interior Merchandising for a Merchandising for a Model Home: $500,000 to $600,000 Model Home: $400,000 to $500,000 WOODFALL DEVELOPMENT GROUP NEWMARK HOMES FINALIST: J. Patrick Homes

FINALISTS: Newmark Homes Darling Homes

Volume Builder Interior Merchandising for a Model Home: $350,000 to $400,000 CHESMAR HOMES FINALISTS: J. Patrick Homes Shea Homes

Vol. Builder Outdoor Living Space Over $400,000 J. PATRICK HOMES Volume Builder Interior Volume Builder Interior Merchandising for a Model Home: Merchandising for a Model Home: $300,000 to $350,000 $250,000 to $300,000 GEHAN HOMES BEAZER HOMES

Volume Builder Interior Merchandising for a Model Home: Under $250,000 CHESMAR HOMES

FINALISTS: FINALISTS: Gehan Homes - Horizon Chesmar Homes - Driskill Taylor Morrison – Building a Better Gehan Greater Houston Builders Association FutureHomes | Houston Builder | NOVEMBER 2019

FINALISTS: Beazer Homes M/I Homes

Vol. Builder Outdoor Living Space Under $400,000 BEAZER HOMES FINALIST: J. Patrick Homes

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R E M ODE LE R S & A S SOCI AT E S

Whole House Renovation $500,000 to $750,000 MEMORY BUILDERS

Whole House Renovation $250,000 to $500,000 BELLA TORRE HOMES

Whole House Renovation Under $250,000 SNELLER CUSTOM HOMES AND REMODELING

FINALISTS: Southern Green Builders Morning Star Builders LTD

FINALISTS: Premier Remodeling & Construction Charanza Contracting Inc.

FINALISTS: Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling - Elm Grove VFR Texas

Home Addition Over $150,000 CREEKSTONE OUTDOOR LIVING

Home Addition Under $150,000 SNELLER CUSTOM HOMES AND REMODELING FINALIST: VFR Texas

Remodeled Bath Over $50,000 REMODELERS OF HOUSTON FINALISTS: JR Postel Group DSL Construction & Design

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Remodeled Bath $25,000 to $50,000 MEMORY BUILDERS

Remodeled Bath Under $25,000 VFR TEXAS

FINALISTS: Res Com Custom Builders Bella Torre Homes

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2 0 1 9 HOUST ON ’S BEST PRISM AWARDS

Remodeled Specialty Room CASA BELLA DESIGN GROUP

Remodeled Outdoor Living Space CREEKSTONE OUTDOOR LIVING

FINALISTS: Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling Morning Star Builders LTD

FINALISTS: Creekstone Outdoor Living Texas Custom Patios

Remodeled Kitchen $50,000 to $100,000 MEMORY BUILDERS

Remodeled Kitchen Under $50,000 PREMIER REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION

FINALISTS: RSFM Inc. Vick Construction & Remodeling

Remodeled Kitchen Over $100,000 SNELLER CUSTOM HOMES & REMODELING FINALISTS: DSL Construction & design Charanza Contracting Inc.

Private Residence Interior Design - Specialty Room CHAIRMA DESIGN GROUP FINALISTS: Chairma Design Group - Braeburn Chairma Design Group - Island Fern

Next month’s issue: Private Residence Interior Design - Master Bath EKLEKTIK INTERIORS

Private Residence Interior Design - Family Room EKLEKTIK INTERIORS

We’ll feature the entire list of PROMOTION WINS & FINALS!

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Education Corner

UPCOMING COURSES

GENERAL EDUCATION (Not for designations) Filling Out & Organizing Your TAB Contracts: A Builder’s Perspective

Design and Construction of Residential Foundations, Soils and Materials Testing

Instructor: Allen W. Griffin, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP, owner of Gryphon Builders, Viewpoint Designs, Gryphon Property Service and Construction Claims Experts Date: Wednesday, November 13 Time: 4pm to 6pm Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members

Instructor: David Eastwood, PE, Geotech Engineering Date: Thursday, November 14 Time: 1pm to 5:30pm Fee: $45 members / $60 non-member

This 2-hour course will cover: • Filling out your TAB contracts • Which form to include and how to fill them out • Negotiating your TAB contract with a client (or their lawyer) -Know when to hold and know when to fold • The cost of doing business under the TAB contract • Administering your contract during the construction process • Potential pitfalls and tips to avoid litigation

2019 GHBA EDUCATION PARTNERS

Content: This seminar is a must-see for builders, architects, structural engineers and developers. After taking this course, you will understand the basics and importance of geotechnical, materials and forensic engineering as it relates to residential design and construction. Eastwood will discuss: • Geotechnical field studies, laboratory testing, data analysis • Expansive soils and how to treat them for residential design • Foundation types, including slab-on-grade, post-tensioned, drilled footings, and helical pile systems • Foundations risks, the effects of trees, quality control and soil stabilization • Design of beach houses in places such as Galveston • A forensic evaluation of distressed residences in Houston, focusing on design, construction, materials, environmental conditions and wear and tear • Causations for foundation distress and repair techniques • Inground swimming pool design • Houston faults and how to build homes near them Who should attend? Remodelers, land developers, architects, planners, designers, residential builders, commercial contractors, engineers, real estate brokers and agents, subcontractors, specialty trades, manufacturers and suppliers, financial services professionals.

Elements of Proper Scheduling Instructor: Dave Yelovich, CGB, CGP Date: Tuesday, November 19 Time: 2pm to 4pm Fee: $35 members / $50 non-members

ACES Builders Warranty

Milgard Windows & Doors

Builders Post-Tension

Norbord Industries

CenterPoint Energy High Efficiency Homes Program

Perfection Supply

Environments for Living, Topbuild Home Services Fox Energy Specialists Huber Engineered Woods Legends Architectural Stone

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Content: The ABCs of Home Building series gives builders essential tools to be successful. One of the most important skills that must be mastered is the ability to schedule a job properly. Join us as we look at the elements of proper scheduling—and the regular maintenance of that schedule—for new home construction. If you are going to “feed the machine,” the ability to coordinate materials, time and labor is critical in our industry.

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W E LCO M E N E W M E M B E R S 2019 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!"

SEPTEMBER SPIKE OF THE MONTH

BUILDERS Bailey Custom Homes and Renovations LLC Grant Bailey P.O. Box 609 Tomball, TX 77377 (281) 850-1940 BaileyCustomHomes@gmail.com www.BaileyCustomHomesllc.com

DEVELOPERS Bold Fox Development Alex Kamkar 1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Ste 400 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (210) 213-9929 adkamkar@ boldfoxdevelopment.com

Dynamic Builders Design Build Diane Martin 3909 Bailey Rd. Manvel, TX 77578 (281) 844-0863 diane@dynamicbuildersdesign. com

Balcara Group, LLC Paul Davey P.O. Box 272188 Houston, TX 77277-2188 (713) 857-2325 paul.davey@balcaragroup.com www.balcaragroup.com

RPK Custom Homes, LLC Robert Kretschmer 1231 West 34th St Houston, TX 77018 (713) 870-1220 bobkretschmer@gmail.com YOLO Investments, LLC Ronald Clark P.O. Box 691667 Houston, TX 77269 (832) 956-0961 Lisa@yoloinvestmentsllc.com

Josh-Mara Development, LLC John White 754 Riverside Dr Palacios, TX 77465 (979) 244-6883 john@joshmara.com REMODELERS Casa Bella Development Joseph Licata 4415 Ingersoll St Houston, TX 77027 (713) 893-8325 joseph@casabelladevelopment.com Hestia Home Services Hannah Valentine 950 Echo Ln, Ste. 2093 Houston, TX 77024 (832) 871-5577 chase@hestiahomeservices.com www.hestiahomeservices.com

DAVID HODGES Bayou City Risk

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1st Infiniti Enterprises Inc./ 1st Texas Fire Protection

SEPTEMBER RETENTION SPIKE

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MEMBERSHIP DEPARTMENT

ASSOCIATES Avanti Stone Olivia Villacorta 8438 Rayson Rd. Houston, TX 77080 (713) 996-9100 oliviav@avantistones.com www.avantistones.com Averon Construction Regina Turner 448 West 19th St, Ste. 668 Houston, TX 77008 (281) 985-9591 Info@AveronConstruction.com averonconstruction.business.site Baker Nissan Christopher Kingham 19630 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77065 (832) 604-2308 ckingham@bakernissan.com www.bakernissan.com Creative Mirror Designs Roy Eriksen 15055 Fairfield Meadows Drive, Suite 130-12 Cypress, TX 77433 (713) 298-5205 roy.eriksen@sbcglobal.net www.creativemirrorhou.com Crescere Digital Randy Corson 39 N Provence Circle The Woodlands, TX 77382 (713) 582-1710 randy@crescere-digital.com www.crescere-digital.com DAP Inc. David Sunderman 5832 Petty St Houston, MD 77007 (713) 204-8646 DSunderman@dap.com www.dap.com

FNC Home Theater Alfonso Caro 24515 Katy Freeway #800 Katy, TX 77494 (281) 888-0111 acaro@fncservices.com fnchometheater.com Houston Cool Pools Mike Lopez 21902 Hwy 249 Houston, TX 77070 (281) 645-6631 mike@houstoncoolpools.com www.houstoncoolpools.com

Ultra Aire Dehumidifiers Bill Holz 4201 Lien Road Madison, WI 53704 (800) 533-7533 bholz@thermastor.com www.ultra-aire.com

Houston Association of Realtors- Keller Williams Signature Nyki Deets 8542 Sparkling Springs Drive Houston, TX 77095 (713) 894-9325 nyki79@yahoo.com

AFFILIATES Greater Houston IAHSP Chapter- Poppy Lane Staging & Interiors Cory Drost 2802 Silent Spring Creek Dr. Katy, TX 77450 (281) 734-0209 cdrost@poppylanestaging.com www.poppylanestaging.com

Houston Association of Realtors- NAN & Company Christie’s International Martina Shirey 2200 Post Oak Blvd. Ste 1475 Houston, TX 77056 (832) 603-2084 martina.shirey@nanproperties.com www.har.com

Houston Waste Services Bruce Gear P.O. Box 691027 Houston, TX 77269 (281) 817-1106 Harris County Community bgear@housotnwasteservices.com Services Department Rachelle Henderson Monterrey Railing 8410 Lantern Point Drive Raquel Garcia Houston, TX 77054 1723 Allen Genoa Road (713) 578-2000 Houston, TX 77502 rachelle.henderson@csd.hctx.net (832) 785-0092 www.cds.hctx.net monterreyrailing@yahoo.com Houston Association of www.monterreyrailing.com Realtors- Daytown Realty Jin Jin Progress LIghting 4555 Hwy 6 South, Suite T-2 Lauren Galindo Sugar Land, TX 77478 22414 S Rebecca Burwell (832) 646-2903 Katy, TX 77449 jjin2903@gmail.com (281) 923-7239 www.ke.com lgalindo@hubbell.com www.progresslighting.com Houston Association of Realtors- JLA Realty Supreme Lending Deborah Oliver Kimberly Toner 24615 Emerald Pool Falls 8111 Ashlane Way, Suite 205 Tomball, TX 77375 The Woodlands, TX 77382 (832) 398-1847 (832) 497-6763 doliver@soldbydo.com kimberly.toner@ supremelending.com

Houston Association of Realtors- RE/MAX Fine Properties Valore Lott 4500 HWY 6 Sugar Land, TX 77478 (281) 265-5533 valorelott@remax.net www.valorelott.com Houston Association of Realtors- Southern Star Realty Angela Washington 9910 Green Wich St. Houston, TX 77078 (832) 250-6230 angela@angelawashington.com LOCAL Affordable Home Builders of Texas LLC Mark Feinhandler 2870 Gessner Rd., # B-3 Houston, TX 77080 (832) 260-4085 markf@affordablehbtx.com affordablehomebuildersoftexas. com

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R E N E WA L S The following companies have shown their commitment to the industry by renewing their memberships. Companies in bold have supported the association for 10 years or more. Thank you! COMPANY 7706 Properties LLC Adams Homes Lone Star, LLC AGM Design Solutions, LLC AHI Supply Alamo dba Dorsett Albarran Architects, LLC All Star Construction, Inc. Apartment Advisors, Inc. Apex Stone, LLC ARC Glass LLC Arrow Exterminators ASGi Homes Aztec Portacans & Containers LTD B & B Industries Benedittini Cabinets, LP Bentley Homes Inc. dba Bentley Custom Homes LP Better Hands LLC Blessing Residential Inc. Brazos River Builders, LLC Capital Insulation, LLC Cea-Loveless Design Build, LLC. Charanza Contracting, Inc. Chelette Custom Homes City Homes of Houston CKI Wholesale Lock Supply Inc

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MEMBER NAME JOIN DATE Bonnie Ford 2016 Ryan Tapscott 2018 Melody Oviedo 2018 Ashlie Clark 2010 Bryan Pennington 2017 Franco Albarran 2018 Dennis Haws 1998 Richard Bowe 2004 Justin Jackson 2008 Brian Anderson 2016 Reese Coleman 2018 Bill Ellison 2013 Michael Fountain 2017 David Rodriguez 2011 Linda Fisher 2009 Menny Rosenbaum 2002 David Chiesa 2018 Andrew Glassel 2016 Keith Bronikowski 2016 Kyle Baker 2015 Robert Loveless 2017 Kenneth Charanza, GMB,CGR 1997 Larry Chelette 1993 Roger Farrow 1997 Patrick Collins 2004

COMPANY Clydesdale Homes, LP Cornerstone- A Division of Richelieu America LTD Cornerstone Overhead Garage Doors, LLC CRAFTED Custom Homes + Renovations Dan Roth Custom Homes Davis A/C & Heating, Inc. Devon Street Homes DPIS Builder Services Drees Custom Homes Echo Custom Homes LLC. First American Title-Homebuilder Division Foundation Homes, LLC Gryphon Builders Housing Capital Company Housing Capital Company Houston Association of Realtors- A2Z Real Estate Consultants Houston Association of Realtors- KW Memorial Houston Window Fashion Innovative Skylights & Attics Inspired By Jam, LLC Ivison Construction LLC James Hardie Building Products Kirksey Residential LLC KLG Ironwork, LLC/ DUOMO IRON DOORS LEAD Association Management, Inc. Lewis Construction Linc Plumbing LP Building Products M & M Lighting, LP M/I Homes Mako, LLC (DBA Padua Realty Company) Marek Brothers Company Mark W Todd Architects Inc. Master Key Builders, LLC Masterpiece Enterprises LLC Melton & Melton LLP Overhead Door Company of Houston Palmetto Homes Pepco Sales Prosperity Bank Protege Homes, Inc. Quality Drywall and Service, LTD ROC Homes Texas, LTD. Rock Fin Countertops Southeast Tile & Marble Co., Inc. Sueba USA Corporation Sun Pro Glass tinting Surface Systems Of Texas T.D. Cox Homes, LLC Tentori Designs Texas Operations & Professional Services TGB Construction Resources, LLC Third Coast Custom Homes LLC Tilson Home Corporation TTS Countertops & TTS Flooring Unlimited Integration Western Brick & Stone, a Headwaters Co. WG4G Homes

MEMBER NAME Darin Ward Steve Lawrence Iris Espinoza Curtis Lawson Dan Roth Bryan Davis Stephen Ray Clayton Morris Ken Callicott Kevin Sechelski Laurie Wilson Clayton Richter Allen Griffin Alyssa Pratka Brandi Roberts Zelda Cain Jen Tran Eric Land Dan Marshall Jody Cornelius Kurt Ivison Ron Wolma Jordan Webster Andres Selva Syd Talley Myron Lewis Wendi Lincoln Amy Pierce Allan Margolin Jay McManus Antonio Padua Patrick Trojanowsky Tara Steward Jim Hardwick Greg Stephens Steve Hammons Brad Gallion Timothy Crawford Greg Salter Craig Gentry Amir Khosrowshahi, GMB John Van Eps Eric Hymowitz Raj Settipalli Jim Bauer John Chiang Bob Hanson Michael Raney Thomas Cox Beto Tentori Nathan White Tony Uresti Lane Bertrand Brett Martin Gustavo Carrera Cindy Marsalia Eric Graves Brian Williams

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JOIN DATE 2001 2018 2012 2017 2017 1995 2006 2017 2014 2016 2004 2008 2017 2016 2016 2017 2018 2007 1999 2018 2018 1994 2011 2014 2015 2014 2015 2013 1989 2006 2018 1981 2017 2014 2017 2018 2005 2017 2018 2018 2007 2017 2003 2016 2010 2003 2016 2013 1990 2016 2013 2017 2011 2017 2010 2018 2006 2017


MEMBERSHIP DRIVE GROWS RANKS The GHBA hosted a Membership Drive in September, with 21 people recruiting on-site and another seven calling remotely. The drive was a success with five new members recruited that day. Overall, we recruited 36 new members during the September Membership Drive!

TOP RECRUITERS WERE: David Hodges, Bayou City Risk Debbie Page, 1st Infiniti Enterprises, Inc./1st Texas Fire Protection SPECIAL THANKS TO CHRIS HAWKINS,

Members truly do make the best recruiters. We appreciate all those who participated in the drive!

BAYOU CITY RISK, FOR COOKING A DELICIOUS MEAL FOR ALL THE DRIVE PARTICIPANTS.

ONSITE CALLERS

Robert Alcala, Chase Ivonne Beteta, Elsa Realty D’Ann Brown, Strucsure Home Warranty David Castle, DPIS Builder Services Erin Edwards, Smooth Move Services Doranne Furgoni-Baker, Materials Marketing Crystal Gregg, Class Valuation David Hodges, Bayou City Risk Christopher Kingham, Baker Nissan Richard Luebeck, Red Lion Realty Keith Luechtefeld, Shea Homes Alan Martinez, DataSmart/Duncan Security Kristina McCaleb, ACES Builders Warranty Victoria McDaniel, The Seth Brothers Terry Nesch, TONER Home Matters Dustin O’Neal, Costello, Inc. Debbie Page, 1st Infiniti Enterprises, Inc./ 1st Texas Fire Protection Carrie Roehling, Johnson Development Corp. Sonora Storm, Fyre-Stone, Inc. Jaime Virkus, Grand Dominion Homes Laurie Wilson, First American TitleHomebuilder Division

O F F S I T E PA R T I C I PA N T S

Abdul Barrazi, Ryko Development Inc. Rob Hellyer, Premier Remodeling & Construction Ericka Hill, Ravenna Homes Kendall McDermott, Allpoints Surveying Rick Phillips, First United Bank Mortgage Group Kevin Stuckey, Wan Bridge Group E.L. Craine, BRPS Title, a Brookfield Co.

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COUNCIL UPDATE

SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL

2019 Sales & Marketing Council President

CARRIE ROEHLING Johnson Development Corporation

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houghts of thankfulness automatically spin toward home life — family, friends and health — but there are plenty of things at work (beyond having a job and hopefully benefits) that deserve a nod of gratitude.

So, here is my list of work things I’ll be giving thanks for this month (and will try to remember throughout the year). Fridge stocked with water. Because hydration can keep your mind clear and your thoughts focused. Plus, it relieves a scratchy throat from when you’ve talked in meetings all day long.

Emails. No, I’m not crazy and yes, my inbox is flooded. But it is SO easy to communicate with people, thanks to email. (Can you imagine how scratchy our throats would be if we had all those meetings AND had to call everyone we wanted to communicate with?) The competition. Each and every little thing the competition does is a learning experience. Pay attention and perfect your game. A packed calendar. Again, not crazy. A busy calendar means no day is ever the same. Team members. Even if you work in a small office or you’re a one-person team, you have colleagues like fellow GHBA members with whom to talk and brainstorm.

Technology and someone to handle it when it goes wrong. I think we’re probably all in agreement there! Piles of paper. Because that means we’re busy and needed.

I know some (or maybe all) of these things might not be the first items that come to mind when someone asks what you’re grateful for at work. But gratitude is really about perspective. And managing that perspective to consider the positive aspects of your busy workday can lead to less stress, more empathy and greater optimism. And that means an overall better work experience. So, what are you grateful for?

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Something else to be grateful for — friendly reminders! Don’t forget about the November SMC networking event happening 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, on the recreation deck of the Mosaic Condominium Towers... luxury living at its finest in Hermann Park. It’s a mustattend event — not only will the setting be gorgeous, the views amazing, but we’ll be honoring Q4, 2018 as well as Q1-3, 2019 top producers and last, not least, announcing the 2020 SMC board. Also, get your calendars out now and put down Feb. 1, 2020 as a very important date. That’s when the 2020 Houston’s Best PRISM entries will begin.

COMING UP: SMC NETWORKING

Tuesday, November 12 6 to 9 p.m. on the Recreation Deck of the Mosaic Condominium Towers, Hermann Park, 5825 Almeda Rd. 77004 James Bond themed networking event honoring the Q2 & Q3 Top Producers, and introducing the 2020 SMC board of directors. PRISM 2020 ENTRIES OPEN

February 1, 2020 MILLION DOLLAR CIRCLE AWARDS

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (Fat Tuesday) Save the date -- and sponsor early! This year's theme is "Carnevale di Venezia." The Million Dollar Circle awards honor sales and marketing professionals who closed more than $1 million in new home sales during the 2019 calendar year. Help us honor the industry's best while celebrating a Venetian Mardi Gras!

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Reception & Awards Presentation

Fabulous

Silent Auction

ANNUAL EVENT RECOGNIZING NEW HOME SALES ACHIEVEMENT IN THE HOUSTON BUILDING INDUSTRY. Awarding Sales Associates, Sales Managers and REALTORS® who closed over $1 million worth of new single family homes, townhomes or garden homes during the 2019 calendar year. Attendance: 400+ Sales & Marketing Professionals. Exclusive sponsorships include the following: Company name or logo listed on GHBA website, in all event marketing and promotional materials, social media, and in on-screen presentations, event programs and signage (as applicable). Plus, company recognition as a Sponsor during the event (as applicable).

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The Venetian Title Sponsor – On stage opportunity to show promotional company video • Ten (10) tickets to the event

The “Sophia Loren” Silent Auction Sponsor – $2,000 Logo on all bidding forms and auction item displays • Six (6) tickets to the event

The Grand Canal Centerpiece Sponsor – $2,500 Company logo on all centerpieces • Eight (8) tickets to the event

The Gondola Decor Sponsor – $2,000 Company logo displayed in ballroom • Six (6) tickets to the event

The Rialto Dinner Sponsor – $2,500 (2 opportunities) Company logo on dinner menu • Eight (8) tickets to the event

“La Dolce Vita” Dessert Sponsor – $2,000 Company name or logo on dessert picks placed in each dessert served • Six (6) tickets to the event

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The “Pacino” Program Sponsor – Company name or logo on booklet (as applicable) • Six (6) tickets to the event

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The Piazza Photo Sponsor – Logo on photos taken in photo booth • Six (6) tickets to the event

The “Saluto!” Cocktail Sponsor – $2,000 (2 opportunities) Company name or logo on swizzle sticks or napkins placed at bars • Six (6) tickets to the event The “Maschera” Mask Sponsor – $1,750 Sponsor has oppotunity to pass out Mardi Gras masks to guests • Four (4) tickets to the event The Treviso Toast Sponsor – $1,750 Opportunity to propose a toast on stage • Four (4) tickets to the event The “De Niro” Doubloon Sponsor – $1,750 Company name or logo on a sweet “something extra” favor • Four (4) tickets to the event

The “Carnevale” Certificate Sponsor – $1,750 Company name or logo printed on each award certificate Opportunity to congratulate award recipients as they exit the stage with their certificates • Four (4) tickets to the event. The “Bellini” Beads Sponsor – $1,250 Sponsor has opportunity to pass out Mardi Gras beads at all tables. • Four (4) tickets to the event Million Dollar Sponsor – $750 Unlimited • Company listing on all marketing • Two (2) tickets to the event Contact: Mel Audain at maudain@ghba.org or 281-664-1428 *Event details are subject to change without notice.

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COUNCIL UPDATE

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL

2019 Associate Council Chair

GREG MADREY Builders Post-Tension

Grab Your Piece of the Pie

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uilding the dream... It’s as American as apple pie, and that’s what we all work to do in this industry, each playing our small part in helping builders turn the dream of home into reality for buyers across Greater Houston. And being a part of the GHBA is an especially great way to have your finger in the industry pie, giving you heaping helpings of networking events, opportunities to advocate for our industry, and educational programs. It all adds up to a lot to be thankful for. Speaking of being thankful, I want to send out a hearty thank you to our October Associate Council luncheon panel. Van Nguyen, executive vice president – sales and marketing of Grand Dominion Homes, and Kevin Stuckey, senior vice president of Wan Bridge Group LLC, were exceptional and made it easy as pie to learn more about these up-and-coming builders. We learned their insights on their challenges, like land shortage, and the strategies they are putting in place to overcome them. Thanks to their willingness to give their time and expertise, the many associates who attended are better prepared to meet the needs of builders in our market. I am also really thankful that the time for the 18th annual Associate Council BBQ & Wild Game Cook-off is finally here.

This year’s highly anticipated theme is 80s movies, so come chill and grill with some totally radical food, music and friends. You won’t want to miss getting your piece of the pie, so join us there on Friday, November 8 at Rock Materials in Tomball. We’re also gearing up for our Frank Aranza “Adopt-a-Family” project. Associates are encouraged to adopt a family from the Houston area by November 30. Then on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, volunteers will distribute gifts to adopted families. It’s a project that is truly heartwarming for the volunteers and helps make the holidays brighter for local families in need. For even more gratitude, I want to thank Pat Wilson, incoming 2020 Associate Council president, for the memorable farewell. I’ll look forward to great things from Pat and the entire Associate Council next year. And thank you to Builders PostTension for your support, as well. So, yes, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Remember as you eat your turkey and pie that it’s a time to give thanks for all the blessings in your life. If you’re like me, family and friends are at the top of your list – but also give thanks for the hardworking people in your industry. Everything we do builds each other up. Pie-pie for now.

PHOTOS: Associate Council President Greg Madrey, Builders Post-Tension (left), and Associate Council Vice President Pat Wilson, Legends Architectural Stone (right), compete for their piece of the pie at the October "Emerging Builders" luncheon.

COMING UP: BBQ & WILD GAME COOK-OFF

"Grill'n & Chill'n with 80s Movies" Friday, November 8 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a.m. at Rock Materials, 13315 Theis Lane Tomball, TX 77375 Cost: $15 wristbands; $500 team entry

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COUNCIL UPDATE

CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL

COMING UP:

2019 Custom Builders Council Chair

JIM BOB TAYLOR

CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL

D. L. Doyle Construction Co.

MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Expo Hits Trifecta of Prizes, Products and Ponies... Oh, and Contracts.

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he 17th annual EXPO was probably one of the most talked about in GHBA history—and in a very good way! We had an impressive showing at Sam Houston Race Park, sponsored by BMC. More than 500 builders and remodelers attended the CBC and RMC contract seminars throughout the day, sponsored by StrucSure Home Warranty and Builders Agent Network. Seminar speakers James Rudnicki and Ian Faria shared deeper insight into these newly released documents, which reflect the most recent mandates and case law coming out of Texas Legislative Session. This membersonly benefit is a fantastic value and can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees. After the seminars, builders and remodelers followed our program map sponsored by ACES Builders Warranty to visit more than 100 exhibitor booths showcasing the hottest new products and services—virtually everything you need to construct a home, plus additional features that can be added both inside and outside to enhance its look and comfort level. There were numerous unique exhibitors especially Santa Claus and the holiday row

sponsored by Toner Home Matters. Food and beverages were sponsored by: Grogan Building Supply, HomePro Home Technologies, SRG Stairs, and Western Pacific Building Materials. The simulcast horse racing sponsored by Builders Post-Tension was a huge hit, with Stephen Hann, Carolee Taylor and Danith Keo winning their individual races. A total of more than $1,600 was awarded to these winners. Builders winning the $750 Southwest Airline vacation packages sponsored by Sherwin-Williams were Susan Ewing, Creative Castles; Don Long, DSL Construction and Design; and Lisa Adams with Termeer Design Group Inc. GHBA recommends registering early for the 2020 Product EXPO to ensure a booth space at this popular event. Contact Donna Buenik at (281) 664-1429. Next up is the Custom Builders Council luncheon on November 21, which will feature a panel of building officials from Bellaire, Bunker Hill, City of Hunters Creek and Hedwig Village. See you there!

Thursday, November 21

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

Cost: $45 earlybird; $55 after Nov. 14 Topic: Building Officials Panel SPONSORED BY:

TABLETOPS: ACES Builders Warranty;

Builders Post-Tension, The Detering Co.; Emser Tile; Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery; Huber Engineered Woods; Ironwood Connection; Milgard Windows & Doors

CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL HOLIDAY NETWORKING

Thursday, December 19

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr., 77024 Cost: $55 earlybird; $65 after Dec. 13 SPONSORED BY:

TABLETOPS: Closet Factory; Expressions

Home Gallery; Grogan Building Supply; Huber Engineered Woods; Ironwood Connection; James Hardie Building Products; RoyOMartin/ Corrigan OSB; Smart Vent Products Inc.; and Venetian Stairs/Indital USA

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17th Annual GHBA

PRODUCT EXPO

Danith Keo with IJK Home Construction (left) wins the heat! Simulcast horse racing sponsored by Greg Tomlinson, Builders Post-Tension (right).

And they're off! Builders and remodelers competed in the Moneyball Horseracing event throughout the day.

Southwest Airlines vacation package winner Susan Ewing, Creative Castles (center) with Mario Delaguila, Hector Zamarripa, Lacey Swonger and Chris Rollins from Sherwin-Williams.

Racing winner Carolee Taylor, Centricity (center) with Jeremy Linzer and Greg Madrey, Builders Post-Tension.

Hoping for a chance at the Moneyball!

Don Long, DSL Construction and Design (center) was the lucky winner of a $750 Southwest Airlines vacation package courtesy of the Sherwin-Williams team.

Stephen Hann, Hann Builders (left) walks Moneyball races are a highlight of the Product Expo each year. away with his cash winnings, courtesy Congrats to the lucky winners who beat the odds! of BPT. Greater Houston Builders Association – Building a Better Future

Builders and remodelers got into the holiday spirit early this year on Holiday Row, hosted by Santa Claus himself and Toner Home Matters.

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DIVISION UPDATE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS DIVISION

2019 Montgomery County Division Chair

ALEX KAMKAR Bold Fox Development

A Season of Hope and Opportunity in Montgomery County I

n Greater Houston we have two seasons—hot and cold. It is quite refreshing to start experiencing the more enjoyable of our two seasons. In this column, I have tried to be a cheerleader for the homebuilders and developers. Recently, it has been a challenging time, a season of discontent. The overreaction from many bureaucrats and politicians post-Harvey has been swift and reckless. This overreaction has been fueled by fear, as opposed to data and scientific measurement. Amid those challenges, however, I have been pleasantly surprised.

My new company recently picked up its first land deal in the City of Conroe. The entitlement process there has been, dare I say, pleasant and straightforward. I’ve met with Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough several times this year. He comes across as an earnest and reasonable man who is doing his best to push Montgomery County forward into the future. Montgomery County has a sub 3.5% unemployment rate. If you want a job, you can get a job. The 249 expansion completion is coming into view. There are builders I work with who are

willing to build something larger than a 50’ lot product. So, yes, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are starting to decline. But the good news is that the season of discontent seems to be transitioning into a season of hope and opportunity in Montgomery County. To hear more about what's in store for Montgomery County in 2020, please join us for the annual Forecast Luncheon on Thursday, December 5. Lawrence Dean, regional director for Metrostudy, will discuss "The Past, Present and Future of Houston's Northward Growth." Don't miss it!

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COUNCIL UPDATE

REMODELERS COUNCIL

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2019 Remodelers Council President

SHERRY PRUITT, CGR, CAPS Whodid It Designs and Remodeling

A Life Worth Living "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." —President John F. Kennedy

Awards held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Several Remodelers Council members were honored with awards. Find the winners on page 26 of this issue or at www.ghba.org.

n November 14, the Remodelers Council is honored to feature Houston’s own Mattress Mack, Jim McIngvale, as keynote speaker.

Consider entering your own projects for next year’s event; it is a great way to feature a remodeling project and spotlight your business.

“You are here to help people—and that is a life worth living,” was the important message McIngvale related when he last spoke to the Remodelers Council. McIngvale has given back to our community for more than 30 years and was called a “Harvey Hero” after opening his stores to Hurricane Harvey refugees in 2017, and more recently, for people affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.

We have started working on the 12th Annual Remodelers Council Charity Garage Sale, which will take place on March 21–22, 2020 at the Cy-Fair Home and Garden Show in the Berry Center. This event is important for the Council, as all proceeds go towards renovating local GHBA designated charities such as Casa de Esperanza, Family Time, Santa Maria Hostel, Lydia’s Place and Wellsprings Village.

We expect a packed room, so make your reservations early!

Please consider donating product or volunteering your time. For more information, email Linda Ingalls at shr@shrremodeling.com or Donna Buenik at dbuenik@ghba.org.

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The final deadline to enter an application for the Leo Meerman and Bill Carter scholarships is Nov. 5, 2019. The Houston Remodelers Council awards the scholarships to honor the memory of former members, Leo Meerman and Bill Carter. Scholarships will be awarded at the Remodelers Council Holiday Party in December. More information and applications may be found on the Remodelers Council page of ghba.org. RMC members are also invited to write an article to be published in the Houston Chronicle. Articles must be between 300-500 words and include a high resolution project photo. Articles should be educational and not self-promoting. Please send to lorraine@idealconsulting.net. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your company and the Remodelers Council! I hope to see everyone at the meeting on November 14.

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COMING UP: REMODELERS COUNCIL MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Featuring Mattress Mack! Thursday, November 14 11:30 a.m. at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr., Houston, 77024 Cost: $45 earlybird; $55 after Nov. 7 SPONSORED BY: TABLETOPS: ACES Builders Warranty Inc.; Expressions Home Gallery; Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery; Ironwood Connection; Pella Windows & Doors; and Triton Stone Group of Houston REMODELERS COUNCIL HOLIDAY PARTY

Event Highlight: Induction of the 2020 RMC Board of Directors and “Of the Year” awards presentation Wednesday, December 11 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fratelli's 1330 Wirt Road (at Westview), 77055 Cost: $75 (RMC members only) COCKTAIL SPONSOR:

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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

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GHBA REPORT CARD

In case you missed it... here are a few highlights from Q3 2019 at your GHBA.

NEW MEMBERS

GROWING RANKS Associates (69.14%)

Custom Builders (16.05%)

Single Family Builders (2.47%)

The association added 81 new members in Q3 2019

Developers (4.94%)

Remodelers (7.41%)

EDUCATION

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2 NAHB Courses Professional designation courses

GOING GREEN

35%

11 courses offered 830 attendees

5 ABCs of Building, Sticks & Bricks of Sales and Marketing, Nuts & Bolts of Remodeling

41% Building Science SOLD OUT 2-day certification course

Specialized courses tailored to builders, remodelers and sales professionals

23% 3 General Education

Green Built Gulf Coast (GBGC) certified 133 new homes

BENEFIT HOMES PROJECT Chesmar Benefit Home on lot in NorthGrove, Toll Brothers community Sold - Total proceeds $241,000 M/I Homes Benefit Home on lot in Bridgeland, Howard Hughes community Sold - Closing in October

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COUNCILS & DIVISIONS

HALLMARK EVENTS

GHBA's monthly council luncheons are the perfect opportunity to connect with likeminded members, network and learn. Third quarter meetings were no exception, with topics ranging from legislative session updates, to annual forecasting, to tips from VPs of construction, and more. Associates

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Texas Bash smashed all records with nearly 1,000 guests in attendance to cheer on the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The 9th Annual Montgomery County Golf Tournament debuted at the NEW Palmer Course at The Woodlands Country Club with a sell-out 46 teams. More than 60 members tried their luck at the inaugural BABA Casino Night Event. Remodelers Council members enjoyed a weekend of family-friendly fun-in-the-sun at the annual Sandcastle Competition in Galveston.

ADVOCACY Government Affairs Committee Members of the Government Affairs Committee attended TAB’s summer board meetings at the Sunbelt Builders Show in August. Members participated in Government Relations, Codes and Standards and Developers Council Committee meetings as well as helping to direct TAB HOME-PAC contributions to some of our GHBA state legislative delegation members for their reelection campaigns. In September, members of the GHBA Government Affairs Committee met with the City of Houston Interim Planning Director Margaret Wallace Brown and members of her executive team to discuss plan review, walkable places/transit corridors and council’s action on the Planning Department’s Special Revenue Fund.

Developers Council In August, Harris County Engineer John Blount and Chief Planning Officer for Harris County Flood Control District Craig Maske discussed the newly adopted HCFDC Interim Guidelines and Criteria for Atlas 14 Implementation, as well as revisions to Floodplain Management Regulations and the Infrastructure Design Manual.

HOME-PAC Trustees participated in more than a dozen campaign fundraisers for elected officials and candidates throughout our region, as well as participating in the Houston Realty Business Coalition’s Annual Elected Officials Reception which drew more than 20 elected officials and candidates at the St. Arnold Brewery.

In September, Chris S. Ulmann, P.E., Manager Water Supply Division from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) joined Developers Council to discuss and review staffing, pre-purchase inspections, records requests for facility completion data and construction plans approval letters and bond application report format.

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

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stand out w ith SAM!

Associates make up about two-thirds of the GHBA membership and through extra financial commitments from sponsorships, they finance a large portion of the advocacy and ongoing work on behalf of the housing industry. The Sustaining Associate Member Program (SAM) is just our way of saying "thanks!" SAMs receive additional recognition throughout the year in Houston Builder magazine, with distinguishing ribbons at events, signage at the GHBA building, and more! Our SAMs really go the extra mile for the GHBA. If you see one of these superstar associates, please take a minute to say thank you. Learn more about the SAM program at www.ghba.org/sponsorships.

2019 GRAND ($10,000+)

ACES Builders Warranty BMC Builder's Choice Inc. Builders Post-Tension Capitol Technology Group Carrier Corporation Centricity DataSmart/Duncan Security Detering Co. of Houston DPIS Builder Services DuPure Environments for Living/TopBuild Home Services Expressions Home Gallery Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Fox Energy Specialists GlassCraft Door Co. Goodman Manufacturing Co. Grogan Building Supply HomePro Home Technologies Hotchkiss Insurance Agency Ironwood Connection Legends Architectural Stone LoanDepot LP Building Products Milgard Windows & Doors Norbord Industries

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ABC Supply ACME Brick AHI Supply Allpoints Surveying Benchmark Mortgage CenterPoint Energy Chase Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. ConnectOne Security Huber Engineered Woods Keller Williams – The Icon Team Modern Pest Control Pella Windows & Doors Reverse Mortgage Funding RoyOMartin/Corrigan OSB Texas Builders Finance Thomas Garage Door Venetian Stairs Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Health Insurance & Employee Benefit Plans Available to Members

GHBA members now have access to a full range of human resources, employee benefits, insurance and risk management solutions, through GHBA-endorsed provider Advantage Benefit Builders. Join larger pools of participants, with rates much more competitive than the open market For questions or quotes, email GHBA@ABSBenefitAdvisor.com

LU NC H 'N LEA RNS 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. GHBA Education Center 9511 W Sam Houston Pkwy N.

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OFFICERS AND LEADERSHIP GHBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOHN WILLIAMS PRESIDENT

ROB HELLYER VICE PRESIDENT

KENA ARMSTRONG ASSOCIATE V. P.

KEITH LUECHTEFELD SECRETARY

Kena Armstrong, CIC, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency Adam Aschmann, Tilson Home Corporation Abdul Barazi, Ryko Development Marco Cordon, GMB, Lennar Homes of Texas Yvonne Cummins, CAPS, Morning Star Builders, Ltd and Morning Star Renovations Randall Duncan, Datasmart/Duncan Security Ian Faria, Bradley Arant Zach Gavos, Keepsake Design & Build Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS, Premier Remodeling & Construction, LP Ericka Hill, Greeneco Builders Randy Jones, Terra Visions Alex Kamkar, Bold Fox Development Jennifer Keller, William Lyon Homes Don Klein, Chesmar Homes Keith Luechtefeld, Shea Homes Greg Madrey, Builders Post-Tension John Madsen, Bentley, Bratcher & Associates, P.C. Sharone Mayberry, Mayberry Homes, Inc Patrick Mayhan, M/I Homes Kendall McDermott, Allpoints Surveying Lindy Oliva, PulteGroup Dustin O’Neal, PE, Costello Engineering Sherry Pruitt, CAPS,CGR, WhoDid It Designs | Remodeling Carrie Roehling, Johnson Development Kunal Seth, The Seth Brothers Kevin Stuckey, Wan Bridge Group Ed Taravella, TARACORP Jim Bob Taylor, D.L. Doyle Construction John Williams, K. Hovnanian Homes Laurie Wilson, First American Title

PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEES Marco Cordon, GMB, Lennar Homes of Texas Rocky Flores, ROC Homes Texas, Ltd. Denny Patterson, Lone Star Air Systems Inc.

GHBA’S TAB DIRECTORS

JOHN MADSEN, CPA TREASURER

IAN FARIA LEGAL COUNSEL

John Williams Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS Kena Armstrong, CIC Adam Aschmann D’Ann Brown Lisa Clark Gonzalo Garcia, CGR,GMB,CAPS,CGP,GMR Allen Griffin Stephen Hann, CGR, GMB, GMR, CGP Victoria Hawes Sean Hodge Don Klein Randy Jones Leslie King, GMB, CGR, CAPS Matthew Reibenstein Ron Rohrbacher Ed Taravella

TAB LIFE DIRECTORS

DON KLEIN 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 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

John Williams Rob Hellyer, CGR, GMB, CAPS Adam Aschmann Don Klein Clayton Farmer, CGP, HERS, LEED AP, GBV, GBE, CEA, LEED-H GR, IECC, GBI Victoria Hawes Kathy Howard Leslie King, GMB, CGR, CAPS Renae Turnbaugh

NAHB LIFE DELEGATES

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

NAHB SENIOR LIFE DELEGATES

Randy Birdwell J.S. Norman, Jr.

COUNCIL PRESIDENTS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Ambassador/Membership Committee – D'Ann Brown Associate Council – Greg Madrey Benefit Homes Committee – TBD Community Developers Council – Ed Taravella Custom Builders Council – Jim Bob Taylor Education Committee – Dave Yelovich Government Affairs Committee – Mike Dishberger Green Built Gulf Coast – Nicole Keown & Jim Spurgeon HomeAid Board President – Patrick Mayhan HOME-PAC – Jim Holcomb Past President’s Council – Don Klein Retention Committee – Debbie Page Remodelers Council – Sherry Pruitt Sales & Marketing Council – Carrie Roehling Volume Builders Committee – Jeff Dye

GHBA DIVISION PRESIDENTS

Bay Area Builders Association – Patrick Mayhan Montgomery County Division – Alex Kamkar

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 Stay informed and connected at association meetings and events.

November MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Tuesday, November 5 11:30 a.m. - Bay Area Builders Association Luncheon, at La Brisa, 501 N Wesley, 77573 Wednesday, November 6 1:30 p.m. - Developers Council Thursday, November 7 9 a.m. - Education Committee

December MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Thursday, December 5 11 a.m. - Montgomery County Annual Forecast Luncheon, at Waterway Marriott Hotel, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands 77380 Friday & Saturday, December 6-7 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Frank Aranza Adopt-a-Family Project, at GHBA & Houston Housing Authority

4 p.m. - GHBA Board Meeting

Monday, December 9 11:30 a.m. - Advantage Benefit Solutions Employee Benefits "Lunch & Learn"

Friday, November 8 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. - 18th Annual BBQ & Wild Game Cookoff, at Rock Materials, 13315 Theis Ln, 77375

Wednesday, December 11 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Remodelers Council Holiday Party, at Fratelli's, 1330 Wirt Rd, 77055

Tuesday, November 12 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - SMC Networking & Top Producers, Recreation Deck, Mosaic Condominium Towers, Hermann Park, 5825 Almeda Rd. 77004

Thursday, December 19 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Custom Builders Council Holiday Networking, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr, 77024

11:30 a.m. - Associate Council Luncheon

Thursday, November 14 11:30 a.m. - Remodelers Council Luncheon, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr, 77024 5 p.m. - Young Professionals Networking Monday, November 18 11:30 a.m. - Advantage Benefit Solutions Employee Benefits "Lunch & Learn" Tuesday, November 19 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Volume Builders Clay Shoot, American Shooting Centers Thursday, November 21 11:30 a.m. - Custom Builders Council, at Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial (at Voss)

EDUCATION COURSES

Wednesday, November 13 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Filling Out & Organizing Your TAB Contracts Thursday, November 14 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Residential Foundations: Soils and Materials Testing Tuesday, November 19 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Scheduling Seminar (ABCs of Home Building Series)

January 2020

*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:

ghba.org/ calendar or call 281.970.8970

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Saturday, January 18 6 p.m. - 2020 Installation Celebration welcoming incoming President Rob Hellyer and the new Board of Directors, at The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Ln, 77027

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