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GFWBA's Timeline

1945- The “Fort Worth Builders Association” was formed with $750 in the bank and 200 members; Joe Driskell is President

1946 – A.C. Luther is President of the Association

1948 – NAHB (formed in 1943) holds its first regional conference in Fort Worth; W.B. Todd is President of the Association

1949 - C. Allen True is President of the Association

1950 – Association hires its first part-time staff; J.C. Llewellyn is President of the Association 1951 – Fort Worth’s first New Home Tour is held and featured 21 homes; Wm. C. Carter is President of the Association; Joe Driskell named TAB President

1952 - R.A. Baxter is President of the Association

1953 - R.B. Billings is President of the Association

1954 – Ralph Campbell is President of the Association; Dick Hughes named NAHB President; GFWBA publishes Texas Home Magazine 1955 – A.A. Jackson is President of the Association and first Builder of the Year; Rattikin Title Company named first Associate of the Year

1956 – J. Lamar Stuckert is President of the Association; Texas Home Magazine renamed Fort Worth Home Builder; Association purchases offices at 104 Allen Street

1957 - C.P. Hadley is President of the Association

1958 – R.W. (Bob) Driskell is President of the Association; Association establishes construction management program at TCU

1959 –Ted C. Peters is President of the Association;  Larry Blackmon named TAB President

1960 – M.D. Buchman is President of the Association; Association celebrates 15th Anniversary with 269 members; Name changed to “Home Builders Association of Fort Worth & Tarrant County”

1961 – Walter Browning is President of the Association; Association jurisdiction grows to include Johnson, Hood, Parker, Palo Pinto and Wise counties; “Home Builder” wins national award

1962 – M.B. Fleet is President of the Association; 50,000 attend “Kaleidoscope of Homes” featuring 112 homes

1963 - C.D. Nicols is President of the Association

1964 – Jack Visant is President of the Association; Membership at 300 and first independent membership directory is printed

1965 – Vern Gladwin is President of the Association; Association celebrates 20th Anniversary; New logo introduced

1966 – J.B. Nelson is President of the Association; Larry Blackmon becomes NAHB President; Association receives Grand Award and Merit Award for membership

1967 – Herman J. Smith is President of the Association; M.D. Buchanan become TAB President; Walt Nelson named Executive Officer

1968 – Mike R. Thompson is President of the Association; “Home” dropped from name, making officer new name “Builders Association of Fort Worth & Tarrant County”

1969 – Dave Ritz is President of the Association; Association sells office building and moves to White Lakes Hills

1970 – J.B. Sandlin is President of the Association; 25th Anniversary; Articles of Incorporation restated from “50 Years” to “Perpetual”; Rene Adams named Executive Officer

1971 – Robert C. Findlay is President of the Association; Association receives membership awards; membership reaches 400; Brentwood Stair Road site selected for new office building

1972 - S.J. Whiteside is President of the Association

1973 – J. Tom Shelton is President of the Association; Association completes construction on Brentwood Stair Road offices and moves in

1974 – Bob Spies is President of the Association; Herman J. Smith becomes TAB President; “Know Your Builder” bumper sticker campaign

1975 – Jimmy Rogers is President of the Association; Membership reaches 800; “Home Owners Warranty” (HOW) program approved; Joe Driskell named honorary Builder of the Year

1976 – Bill Seay is President of the Association; 225 Builders join HOW; Association wins national membership awards

1977 – John Parrish is President of the Association; Golden Hammers awarded to all Past Presidents; Membership reached 1,125 and earns national awards

1978 – Al Taub is President of the Association; R. C. Findlay named TAB President; Rene Adams named President NAHB Executive Officers Council

1979 – Jack Garner is President of the Association; Membership tops 1,500

1980 – Robert Sullins is President of the Association; Association wins two NAHB Grand Awards for membership

1981 – Don D. Rodgers is President of the Association; Herman J. Smith named NAHB President; Membership reaches 1,744

1982 - Dewayne Leeds is President of the Association

1983 – Bob Rogers is President of the Association; TAB hosts first Legislative Rally Day

1984 – Bill Youngblood is President of the Association; Brentwood Stair Road offices expanded; Membership at 2,187; Jimmy Rogers named TAB President

1985 – Don Little is President of the Association; Membership 2,365; Associates Night draws 4,753; Womens Auxillary is largest in Nation

1986 – Ben Brooks is President of the Association; Associates Night sets record attendance at 5,055; Ground is broken on Women’s Haven Shelter

1987 – Mearl McBee is President of the Association; Herman J. Smith inducted into Housing Hall of Honor

1988 – Ralph Shelton is President of the Association; J. B. Sandlin installed as TAB President; “Kaleidoscope of Homes” name resurrected for

1962 show and hosts 10 builders

1989 – Ron Formby is President of the Association; First BuildPAC golf tournament held; J.B. Sandlin named TAB President; Colleyville lawsuit settled

1990 – Doug Mauldin is President of the Association; Patsy Garner serves as NAHB Convention Chair; Becky Oliver named NAHB Associate of the Year

1991 – Mike Sandlin is President of the Association; Arelyn Cox installed as TAB President; Fourth “Kaleidoscope of Homes” hosts 13 builders; Spring Tour of Homes launched; Rene Adams retires

1992 – Gary Panno is President of the Association; Jerry Eisner named Executive Officer

1993 – Ross Calhoun is President of the Association; Ron Formby installed as TAB President; “Kaleidoscope of Homes” features first Smart House in the nation; 159 homes in Spring Tour of Homes

1994 – Larry Cole is President of the Association; Builders Roundtables meetings are established

1995 – Bob Madeja is President of the Association; Herman Smith Memorial and National Housing Endowment created; Herman J. Smith Legend award created - the Herman J. Smith family receives the award; Diamond Award created

1996 – J. B. Sandlin awarded Herman J. Smith Legend Award; Association receives Katie Sherrod Award in recognition for charity house fundraiser

1997 – Matthew Wortham is President of the Association; Name officially changed to “The Greater Fort Worth Builders Association”; Becky Olvier awarded Herman J. Smith Legend Award

1998 – Doug Gilliland is President of the Association; Gary Sheffield installed as TAB President; Dallas joins 7th annual Spring Tour of Homes; Kristi Sutterfiled hired as Executive Officer

1999 – Ken Hackett is President of the Association; Ron Formby awarded Herman J. Smith Legend Award; Association rebuilds scam victims home as community service project

2000 – Gary Sheffield is President of the Association; J.B. Sandlin presented with “Lifetime Achievement Award”; Tbe BA Education Foundation renamed “J.B. Sandlin Foundation”

2001 – Lynn Motheral is President of the Association; Becky Oliver receives the Bill Polley BuildPAC Award; Barbara Hackett wins TAB Title Industry Professional Award

2002 – Kosse Maykus is President of the Association; Doug Gilliland is elected TAB President; Kristi Sutterfield named TAB Executive Officer; Associate of the Year Award renamed “Rupert Pridemore Associate of the Year”; Ted Schlossman receives TAB Lifetime Achievement Award.

2003 - Matthew Speight is President of the Association; Gary Sheffield receives the Herman J. Smith Legend Award

2004 – Scott Sandlin is President of the Association; Bob Bennet becomes Executive Officer; Womens Council created

2005 – Jim Haddock is President of the Association; 60th Anniversary celebrated; Douglas Gilliland receives the Herman J. Smith Legend Award

2006- Bob McCaslin is President of the Association

2007 - Randall Garrett is President of the Association; Patsy Smith is awarded the GFWBA Lifetime Achievement Award

2008 – Danny Moss is President of the Association; Association sells Brentwood Stair Road offices and moves to Liberty Bank Building; Rene Adams receives the Herman J. Smith Legend Award

2009 - Cary Clarke is President of the Association

2010 – Shane Golden is President of the Association; Jon Samson hired as Executive Officer; 20th Anniversary of Kaleidoscope of Homes; Kimberly Eaton-Pregler hired as Director of Special Events; Herman Smith, J.B Sandlin, Ron Formby and Gary Dollgener inducted into the GFWBA Housing Hall of Honor

2011 – Jay Brown is President of the Association; Association moves offices to Water Gardens Place in Fort Worth; Ted Schlossman inducted into the Texas Housing Hall of Honor; Bush Firm TAB Associate of the Year

2012 – John Montgomery is President of the Association; Ted Schlossman awarded Herman J. Smith Legend Award; Association launches new website; Sharon Liles-Love hired as Director of Operations

2013 - Lee Hughes is President of the Association; Fred Parker is awarded the GFWBA Lifetime Achievement Award; Arelyn Cox and Gary Sheffield are inducted into the GFWBA Housing Hall of Honor

2014 - Doug Boyd is President of the Association; GFWBA Young Professionals Committee is formed; Patsy Smith is inducted into the GFWBA Housing Hall of Honor

2015 - Jeff Avery is President of the Association; Kimberly Eaton-Pregler named GFWBA Executive Vice President; GFWBA launches first annual Marketing Guide; Ross Calhoun, Bob Madeja and Lee Nicol are inducted into the GFWBA Housing Hall of Honor

2016 - Lynn Motheral is President of the Association; Fred Parker is inducted into the GFWBA Housing Hall of Honor

2017 - Gary Nordling is President of the Association; Richard Davis and Danny Moss are inducted into the GFWBA Housing Hall of Honor

2018- Don Allen is President of the Association; Patsy Smith inducted into the Texas Housing Hall of Honor; John Montgomery is inducted into the GFWBA Housing Hall of Honor

2019 - Bill Bettis is President of the Association; Associate's Council and Women's Council are reestablished;  Mentorship program is started



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