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Welcome to the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association

The Greater Fort Worth Builders Association (GFWBA) is a non-profit trade association representing hundreds of companies affiliated within the homebuilding industry throughout the Greater Fort Worth region. The Greater Fort Worth Builders Association is one of twenty-eight local associations that make up the Texas Association of Builders (TAB). in addition, we are affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). An active board of directors and volunteer committees, made up of leaders from local builders, trade contractors and businesses associated within the real estate industry, lead the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association in its mission.

Mission Statement & Guiding Principles

Our primary purposes are to provide information exchange, communication and education for members; to interact with local, state and federal legislative bodies to foster a positive building climate; to provide a forum to implement policies that affect the building industry; and to promote professionalism among our members.

      Cheryl Bean, GFWBA President

HOWDY Fellow GFWBA Members,

Let me begin by informing all of you that we were forced to postpone Municipal Awards Night because our speaker Beth Van Dyne had to cancel too late to engage another speaker.  Evidently, the GOP retreat to prepare for the November election cycle was scheduled for the same weekend and she cannot miss it.  We plan to rebook for mid-November and will let you know as soon as it is scheduled.

The Winter TAB meetings were held in Austin at a new venue on April 5th-7th.  GFWBA was well represented this year with > 14 members attending.  We are also playing a significant role in leadership with Don Allen serving as VP -Secretary, Heather Laminack as Chair of PWB, Bill Bettis as the Area 2 Vice President, Rod Vochatzer as Chair of Associates Council, James Rodriguez leadership on the new Energy codes, John Montgomery’s role with Hammer & Nails and GFWBA participation on the various councils.  Some of the highlights include …

  •    Lt Governor Dan Patrick spoke to us about the significance of housing affordability on the Texas economy.  He supports our industry and is aware of the impact of rising costs and property taxes.  He stated that he plans to support further reductions in property taxes.
  • The PWB “Wine Pull” was both fun and a real money-maker that will go towards a scholarship fund for women in the building industry.
  •  GFWBA received recognition for exceeding our HomePac goal … 167%!
  •  Hammer & Nails held real-time discussions on TAB support of specific politicians running for office
  • Code discussions including concerns raised by various local chapters.  We learned that cities do NOT have to accept a code update in its entirety!  (e.g. exterior shut-off for electrical power).

Regarding local elections, we have reached out to several victors with endorsements and checks to solidify relationships as we move forward.  We have also provided support to some run-off candidates.  A questionnaire was also sent to candidates to determine their positions on the building industry.  Several responses were received that impacted our support.  During the last month, we have met with …

  •   Tim O’Hare – candidate for Tarrant County Judge
  •  Chris Boedeker – candidate for Johnson County Judge
  •  Rep Brian Harrison – U.S. District 10

Gov’t Affairs also met with Lauren Prieur, Assistant Director of TPW.  She presented the city’s road infrastructure improvement plans as well as Proposition:  $360,218,300 A for Street and Mobility Infrastructure improvements.  GFWBA has decided to endorse this Proposition A as it is critical for future residential developments.

The GFWBA Golf Tournament presented by First National Bank Mortgage, held on April 13th brought a lot of wind, sun, and golfers out to play the Texas Star Golf Course.  A good time was had by all.  We owe a big thanks to our sponsors, the volunteers, our executive staff.  Our sponsors included:

  •  First National Bank Mortgage                    Presenting Partner
  • Texas Appliance & Builders Supply             Hospitality Tent
  • Atmos Energy                                         Golf cart Partner
  • FACETS                                                 Dinner & Awards Partner
  • Lunch Partner                                        Huber Engineered Woods
  • Photography                                          Realty Pro Shots
  • Beverage Cart Partner                            Fox Energy Specialists
  • Beverage Cart Partner                           Andersen Windows & Doors    

  •  Par 3 Hole Sponsors
  • o    Roy O Martin
  • o    Pinnacle Bank
  • o    Peloton Land Solutions
  • o    Texas Door & Trim

  •  Hole Sponsors
  • o    Pella
  • o    Kelly-Moore Paints
  • o    ARCXIS
  • o    Builder Direct Sales Group
  • o    Builders First Source
  • o    Maverick
  • o    Lee Lighting
  • o    First National Bank Mortgage
  • o    Texas Insulation
  • o    Award Surveying
  •      Putting Green Partner JetStream Outdoor Cooling & Heating
  •     Chipping Range Partner              Samsung

Sunbelt is around the corner on July 13th-14th.  Please sign up to attend.

Membership is continuing to grow thanks to the hard work of the Membership Chair, Diane Kessler, and her team of helpers.  Our new staff person responsible for Membership and Public Relations is also on-board.  Come by the office to meet her, Kaitlin Smith.

Finally, the “Find-A-Builder” Initiative is progressing along.  We should have a beta test site available in the next 2-3 weeks.  Everyone will need to update their information on the website to take full advantage of it.  We will be sending out a notification with instructions as well as status as soon as it is available.

Until next month … Happy Trails.

Cheryl Bean

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