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ASSOCIATION HAPPENINGS AND INDUSTRY NEWS


HOUSE INTERIM CHARGES OF INTEREST
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On Nov. 25, Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen issued the following charges to be studied by the House of Representatives and their respective committees prior to the start of the next legislative session. Click here to view the following charges.
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JOIN US ON JAN. 21, 2020 FOR THE TEXAS RECEPTION AT IBS IN LAS VEGAS
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On Jan. 21, 2020 the Texas Association of Builders will host its yearly Texas Reception at IBS in Las Vegas inside the Wynn Hotel at Intrigue Nightclub from 4:30-7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for member builders and remodelers, and $75 for member associates. After Jan. 20, prices will increase to $75 for member builders and remodelers and $100 for associate members.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Texas Reception at IBS please contact Angelica Stehling at Angelica@TexasBuilders.org or (512) 476-6346.

Thank you 2020 Texas IBS Reception sponsors (as of 12/11/19):

Presenting Sponsors

     

     

     

Friend Sponsors:

American Standard Heating and Air
Trane

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2020 STAR AWARDS ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN
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The Texas Association of Builders is now accepting online entries for its 2020 Star Awards program. The Star Awards is held in conjunction with the Sunbelt Builders Show™. Participation is restricted to builders, remodelers, developers and associates who are members in good standing with their local home builders association. Individuals, products and advertising/promotional entries will be judged only if they were built, marketed or employed between Jan. 1, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2020. Now is your opportunity to review the categories and get your projects ready to enter for the 2020 Star Awards. For a PDF of the 2020 Star Awards Category List, click here. And to see project price points, click here. Enter before Jan. 14, 2020 to take advantage of the early bird pricing. Click here to enter.

Thank you 2020 Star Awards sponsors (as of 12/11/19):

     

     

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SECURE A BOOTH FOR THE 2OTH SUNBELT BUILDERS SHOW NOW
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Do you want to showcase your products and services in front of TAB members in a relaxed face-to-face environment, under one roof conference? Don't wait! Sunbelt exhibit sales are now open online and are on pace to sell out once again. Secure your location and participation today and add your name to the 2020 Exhibitor List. Join us in celebrating the 20th year of Sunbelt July 14 – 17 at the Gaylord Texan. For more information on exhibiting, click here.

Thank you Sunbelt sponsors (as of 12/11/19):


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RANDY BOWLING TAKES OVER AS TAB'S 2020 PRESIDENT; SENIOR OFFICERS INSTALLED
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The Texas Association of Builders swore in its 2020 TAB President at its Excellence In Leadership Celebration at the LINE Hotel on Nov. 21 in Austin, Texas. 2019 President Robert Wood passed the reins to Randy Bowling, while Michael Biggerstaff moved up to First Vice President. The Vice President/Secretary position welcomes Susan Wright, the first woman to serve on TAB's Leadership Board, and serving as Treasurer is Brett Martin. Wood now holds the title of TAB's Immediate Past President for 2020. READ MORE
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TAB HANDS OUT THE 2019 'OF THE YEAR' AWARDS
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The Texas Association of Builders capped off its Excellence in Leadership Celebration by honoring the 2019 "Of the Year" Award winners on Nov. 21 in Austin, Texas. These individuals were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the housing industry at the state, local and national levels. READ MORE
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TOMMY FORD RECEIVES THE FIRST RON CONNALLY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
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The inaugural Ron Connally Award of Excellence went to Tommy Ford for his unwavering dedication to the Texas Builders Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Association of Builders. Ford led the charge to ensure that the Foundation's main goal would be to bring more people into the residential construction industry by providing scholarships to students who are pursuing careers as construction trades professionals in Texas. Ford was the first major donor to the Foundation and is one of two founding members that continues to serve as a trustee.

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TAB PINS THREE LIFE DIRECTORS AT FALL BOARD MEETING
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At the Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 21 at the LINE Hotel the Texas Association of Builders had the honor of presenting three TAB Life Director Pins. Thank you Jay Brown (Greater Fort Worth BA), Susie Scadden (East Texas BA), and Susan Wright (Greater San Antonio BA) for your dedication to TAB and the homebuilding industry.

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LYLE JOHANSEN, GRANGER MACDONALD, EDDIE MARTIN AND THE LATE DAN MARKSON INDUCTED INTO TEXAS HOUSING HALL OF HONOR

Lyle Johansen, Granger MacDonald, Eddie Martin and the late Dan Markson were inducted into the Texas Housing Hall of Honor on Nov. 21 at the Excellence in Leadership Dinner in Austin, Texas. These trendsetters boosted the Texas Housing Hall of Honor total to 29 members.

They each have been instrumental in growing and protecting the Texas residential building industry. Johansen, who was executive vice president of TAB for 28 years, was instrumental in mobilizing the housing industry and allied forces that led to creation of the IRC, the first statewide building code in Texas. MacDonald is a proven leader of the home builders federation from the local to the national levels. Through his thousands of hours of volunteering, Granger's impact has made and kept housing affordable and attainable to all Texans. Legislatively, he has actively engaged in passages of numerous pieces of legislation that have positively impacted the residential construction industry. Martin is a believer in the homebuilding industry. He works tirelessly to support pro-housing candidates and policies on the local, state and federal levels. Through this philosophy and product innovation, Tilson Custom Home Builders has become Texas' largest custom homebuilder. Markson had a passion for service and affordable housing. Over his 30-year career, he spearheaded the creation of over 20,000 apartment homes in multiple states, mostly remaking decaying public housing projects into mixed income, vibrant communities. He created and incorporated an innovative Home Work First program into his communities, a service that offers residents a safe place for children for afterschool care, activities and homework assistance.

Thank you Texas Housing Hall of Honor and Excellence in Leadership Dinner sponsors:

Grand Dinner Sponsor:



Select Sponsors:

     

Thank You Also To:


Andersen Windows & Doors; Bush/ Rudnicki/ Shelton P.C.; Expressions Home Gallery; Fox Energy Specialists; Kelly-Moore Paints; McCoy's Building Supply; StrucSure Home Warranty; Texas Capital Bank; TopBuild Home Services; Tropicana Homes

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TAB WRAPS UP FALL BOARD MEETINGS BY HANDING OUT ITS 2019 PRESIDENTIAL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
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The Texas Association of Builders capped off one of its most productive and engaging board meetings by honoring its 2019 Presidential Distinguished Service Award winners. These individuals were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the association this past year.

2019 PRESIDENTIAL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Don Allen, Lackland Holdings/Riverside Homebuilders — Fort Worth, Texas
Brandon Baker, Wright-Built, LLC — Hawkins, Texas
Bush, Rudnicki, Shelton, P.C. — Dallas, Texas
Randy Jones, Terra Visions, LLC — Houston, Texas
Sam Mezayek, Mezayek Building, LTD — Tyler, Texas
Ray Tonjes, Ray Tonjes Builder, Inc. — Austin, Texas
Terry Weaver, Sterling Development Co — Midlothian, Texas

Thank you TAB Fall Board Meeting sponsors:

     

     

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END-OF YEAR GIVING: KEEP THE TEXAS BUILDERS FOUNDATION IN MIND
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This holiday season, please consider making a donation to the Texas Builders Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Association of Builders. To learn about the Foundation's activities and to make an online donation, visit TexasBuildersFoundation.org.

Are you doing any shopping on Amazon this holiday season? If so, purchase from smile.amazon.com and choose the Texas Builders Foundation as your charity of choice. A percentage of your purchase will then be donated to the Foundation.

Thank you for considering the Foundation as you make your end-of-year charitable giving decisions.

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LEARN ABOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS
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As a member of TAB, you are entitled to receive the benefits of programs and services that are not available to the general public. Many of these programs are discounted or enhanced for members. Programs include: Home and Auto Insurance brought to you by State Auto and the Texas Association of Builders; TAB Endorsed Insurance Program through the Builder Agent Network (General Liability, Builders' Risk, Worker's Compensation); IrriGRAY; Member Rebate Program; Model Construction Safety Program And Jobsite Safety Standards Package©; Texas Residential Construction Contracts Package Subscription; MyNPP.com; and more. Click here for complete information. In addition to TAB programs and benefits, NAHB and your local HBA offer a variety of programs to the membership. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with all of these great opportunities.
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TAB'S SPONSORSHIP CORNER — SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
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Let us help you in getting your company name in front of thousands of home builders across the state of Texas. Email or call Angelica Stehling at angelica@texasbuilders.org or (512)-476-6346.

2020 Upcoming Events
Jan. 21: Texas Reception at the International Builders Show — Intrigue Nightclub, Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
March 25-27: TAB Winter Committee and Board Meetings — JW Marriott, Austin, Texas
March 26: TAB HOMEPAC Winter Fundraiser — Austin, Texas
July 14-17: TAB's Summer Committee and Board Meetings — Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, Texas
July 15-17: Sunbelt Builders Show™ — Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, Texas
July 14: HOMEPAC FUNdango & Statewide Washers Tournament — Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, Texas
July 15: Builders' Bash — Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, Texas
July 16: Star Awards — Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, Texas
Nov. 11-13: TAB Fall Board Meetings — JW Marriott, Austin, Texas
Nov. 12: Texas Housing Hall of Honor and Excellence in Leadership Dinner — JW Marriott, Austin, Texas

Thank you, 2019 Title Sponsors:
Dear 2019 TAB Title Sponsors — Thank you for your incredible support throught 2019! We had great success and we appreciate you very much!

           

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