Jeff Smith, JT Smith Companies
HBA Member since 2011. HBA involvement includes: 2014 Street of Dreams Chair, Street of Dreams Developer and Builder, Production Builder and Developer Council member and HBA Board member. Area of the industry represented: Builder/Developer. Biography: Jeff Smith founded J.T. Smith Companies in 1991 as a residential land development company. Today J.T. Smith continues to develop land as well as build single family homes and apartments. More than 20 years of experience in real estate has given Jeff a unique ability to conceptualize new neighborhoods and multifamily projects in ways that accentuate local surroundings and increase the quality of life for its residents. J.T. Smith is a two-time award winner in the NW Natural Street of Dreams and is currently developing the 2015 NW Natural Street of Dreams neighborhood in Lake Oswego.
BUILDER DIRECTORS (3 year seats)
Alan DeHarpport, Solstice Custom Homes
HBA member since 2002. HBA related involvement includes: Past HBA Board member 2006-2013 and Government Relations committee chair of 2006. Area of the industry represented: Builder/Developer. Biography: Alan is a residential real estate developer, builder, and broker in Washington County, Oregon. After meeting the challenges of the 2007 – 2012 market, he is looking forward to continuing the successful building of custom homes with his company, Solstice Custom Homes. His skills include skillful negotiating with emphasis on developing long-term relationships with clients, building consensus and managing group decision-making with ease.
Jeff Fish, Fish Construction NW, Inc.
HBA member since the 1980’s and more recently since 2001. HBA involvement includes: Member of HBA Board and Government Affairs and Political Action Committee, Ultimate Open House participant and National Director. Area of the industry represented: Infill Builder/Developer. Biography: Jeff has been a home builder for over 40 years, is the current Chair of the Portland Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) and is also an active liaison to several other committees representing the home building industry within the City of Portland. Jeff has built 8 PAC houses and has been an active participant in HBA shows, tours and programs.
Tom Liesy, TA Liesy Homes Northwest, LLC.
HBA Member since 2006. HBA involvement includes: HBA Board Member, TRH participant and Production Builder Committee member. Area of the industry represented: Builder/Developer. Biography: Tom is a certified master builder, who has 25 years of experience as a general contractor in all types of construction. Tom started his career in construction at the age of 14. After working for Scott Miller, the owner of The Golden Hammer in Portland, Tom gained the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain his contractor’s license when he was just 18 years old. Tom has also served as a State Director for the Oregon Home Builder’s Association and currently teaches construction management courses at the Northwest College of Construction. In 2008, he won the excellence award for single family home under $250k.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS (3 year seats)
William Joseph, Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, LLP.
HBA member since 2004. HBA related involvement includes: HBA Board member, Executive Committee member, and Government Affairs and Political Action Committee member. Area of the industry represented: Associate. Biography: Bill is a partner at law firm Dunn Carney, where he leads the Construction and Design team and specializes in litigation and transactional work related to the construction industry. He has extensive experience in litigation of various types, and also handles corporate and real estate transactional matters. Bill was named Associate of the year in 2010 by HBAMP and was later awarded the Bill McNutt Award by Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter in 2013.
Andrew Tull , 3J Consulting, Inc.
HBA Member since 2011. HBA related involvement includes: Government Relations chair, GR and PAC vice-chair, member of HBA’s peer review representatives on Metro’s Buildable Land Inventory working group. Area of the industry represented: Trade Contractor Biography: Andrew Tull is a Principal Planner and Urban Designer at 3J Consulting who aims to mainly work on residential projects. This year, he has been involved in working with the City of West Linn through an ongoing Development Code update. Andrew is anticipating a significant amount of involvement over the next few months with the HBA’s responses to the City of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan update and Metro’s Urban Growth Report. He attends HBA events as well as political fundraisers for the HBA’s endorsed candidates. Andrew is also a member and/or a regular attendee of meetings of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, The National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, the West Side Economic Alliance, and the Clackamas County Business Alliance.
Steve Stolze, SLS Custom Homes and Remodels (3 year seat)
BA member since 1983. HBA involvement includes: PRO member, PRO chair, PRO Executive Committee member, HBA Board member, Tour of Remodeled Homes chair and participant; HBA Remodeler of the year. Area of the industry represented: Residential building and remodeling. Biography: Steve Stolze has been the principle of SLS Custom Homes and Remodel for over 32 years, having completed many new home construction projects as well as focusing for the past 10 years on primarily home remodel. Steve is a Certified Master Builder and has been a member of the HBA since 1983 and active in many HBA activities, shows and home tours.
Andrew Morphis , CLEAResult (1 year seat)
HBA member since 2013. HBA involvement includes: PRO member and HPC chair. Area of the industry represented: Associate. Biography: Andrew has over 15 years of experience in the building industry with a focus on bringing sustainable, energy-efficient construction methods and technologies to the market. At CLEAResult Consulting, Inc., Andrew helps oversee the Energy Trust of Oregon Existing Homes program. His previous work includes development of the Home Performance Division of Green Hammer Inc., a design/build firm with a sustainable focus and running his own remodeling company. His interaction with the trades is highly personalized and reflects his lifelong commitment to making operational decisions that reflect a “triple bottom line” of economic, environmental and social objectives. Andrew has also served as a board member of the Home Performance Guild of Oregon, and serves on the steering committee for the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.
Our 2015 President Elect is Nate Bond of Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry, with Drake Butsch of First American Title moving up into the seat of First Vice President.