Home Builders Association Honors Leaders

Home Builders Association

Home Builders Association Honors Leaders

The HBA of Metro Portland will honor industry leaders and install their new board members at their annual gala, the Builders Ball

Portland, November 5, 2012 The HBA of Metropolitan Portland will honor outstanding service in the industry and install their 2013 President and new board members at their annual Builders Ball on December 1. The event will celebrate a rising confidence in the industry while acknowledging the leadership of the 2012 HBA President, Gordon Root and the outstanding work of the board and membership. This year’s Ball will support the HBA’s foundation, The Home Builders Foundation’s HomeAid project for the Goose Hollow Family Shelter.

The HBA’s annual achievement awards review nominees on the basis of leadership in the industry, membership involvement and community service. The honors for this year are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Awards for outstanding service include Tom Skaar, of Pacific Western Homes and Allie Edwards (posthumous).

This year’s Builder of the Year honor is awarded to Jeff Smith of JT Smith for showing excellent professional leadership at the HBA’s signature event, the NW Natural Street of Dreams as well as the Ultimate Open House and Reverse Trade Show.

The Associate of the Year award will go to Sherry Jordan of The Northwest Coaching Group for her extensive leadership on HBA communications, catering and education and her unflagging participation in HBA events and community volunteer opportunities.

The Remodeler of the Year honor will be given to Patrick Richardson of Murrayhill Remodeling for his support of the Professional Remodelers Organization (PRO) Santa House project, authentic business relationship style and representation of the PRO at the HBA’s Home & Garden shows.

The final award for Trade Contractor of the Year will be awarded to Thomas Adams of Classic Electric for his exceptional donation of time, expertise and materials to the Home & Garden show “Smart Home,” the NW Natural Street of Dreams, the PRO Santa House project as well as other HBA events.

Incoming 2013 board officers to be installed are President Steve Heiteen, owner of Steve Heiteen Construction, Jan Lewis of Tryon Creek Construction (First Vice-President), Nate Bond of Pacific Crest Cabinetry (Vice President-Treasurer), and Drake Butsch of First American Title (Vice President-Secretary). The full 2013 board roster is as follows

2013 Board of Directors

President                                             Steve Heiteen, Steven Heiteen Construction
First Vice-President                          Jan Lewis, Tryon Creek Construction
Vice President-Treasurer                 Nate Bond, Pacific Crest Cabinetry
Vice President-Secretary                  Drake Butsch, First American Title
Past President                                     Gordon Root, Root Holdings

Builder Developer Directors  

Alan DeHarpport, Roundstone Properties
Tony Marnella , Marnella Homes
Kevin Wann, Pacific Lifestyle Homes
Jeff Fish ,  Fish Construction
Jamie Harris, Elite Development
Philip Pahlisch, Pahlisch Homes
Rich Bailey , Rich Bailey Construction
Brian Schmidt, Olsen Homes
Nathan Young,  Nathan Young Construction

PRO Directors 

Erin Davis, Mosaik Design & Remodeling
Steve Frazier, Contract Furnishing Mart
Thomas Payne, Craftsman Homes Group

PRO Chair  

Steve Stolze, SLS Remodel & Additions

Associate Directors 

Kimberly Wheeler, Bank of the West
Victoria Garcia, Stewart Title
Bill Joseph, Dunn Carney & Tongue
Theresa Springer, Directors Mortgage
Gary Phillips, Gary’s VacuFlo
Jim Ferris, Red’s Electric

Political Action Chair       

Laurie Butler, First American Title

Government Relations Chair       

Mimi Doukas, Stone Bridge Homes

Membership Services & Communications Council Chair and Vice-Chair

Sherry Jordan, NW Coaching Group
Victoria Garcia, Stewart Title

Presidential Appointed Directors     

Matt Wellner, Metro Land Group
Brad Hosmar, Arbor Custom Homes

Past President Directors       

Jim Standring, Westland Industries, Inc.
Tim Roth, JT Roth Construction
Mike Arnett, Lifestyle Homes
Lee Zajic,  NW Renovations & Design
Karl Finkelnburg, Sterling Bank

OHBA Officer         

Dave DeHarpport, Four D Construction

Home Builders Foundation Officer

Roger Neu, NuPark Development


About Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland
The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland is the leading voice for the residential building industry, representing more than 1,000 builders, remodelers and industry professionals. Since 1942, the HBA has worked on behalf of the industry to promote diverse, affordable housing options to area residents.


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