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VOL. 113 | NO. 245 | Tuesday, December 28, 1999

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Home Builders Association elects 2000 volunteer leadership team and sets goals for the new year Real Focus Home Builders elects volunteer leadership team, sets goals for 2000 The Memphis Area Home Builders Association is preparing to enter the new century with a new slate of officers and a list of new goals. Ken Garland, of Ken Garland Cos., has been elected to serve as 2000 president of MAHBA. Garland is a second-generation homebuilder whose family firm specializes in residential and light commercial construction. Prior to his election as MAHBA president, Garland served as a member of MAHBAs executive committee, member of its board of directors, chair of the Registered Builder Committee, chair of the Vesta Show Committee, chair of the Membership Committee and member of the Young Builders Committee. In 1997, Garland received MAHBAs Presidential Award for his contributions to the association and the industry. He has been a builder in the annual Vesta Home Show. Garland also is a director in both the Home Builders Association of Tennessee and the National Association of Home Builders. He is a Life Member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Million Dollar Sales Club, and past chair of MAARs Political Action Committee. Garland succeeds 1999 MAHBA president David Gribble of Clark & Clark. Gribble will continue to serve on the executive committee and board of directors as immediate past president and as chair of the past presidents council. Other officers elected by MAHBA for the upcoming year include David Parsons of David Parsons Construction Co., first vice president; Phil Chamberlain of Chamberlain & McCreery, second vice president; and John Duke of John Duke Builders, secretary-treasurer. Joining the newly elected officers are the following Registered Builder members of MAHBA elected to serve as members of the organizations 2000 board of directors: Mack Andrews, of Mack Andrews Homes; Lee Baum, of Baum & Co.; Ron Belz, Belz Enterprises; Phil Bryce, Bryce Homes; Jim Chambers, Chambers & Chambers Builders; Keith Grant, Keith and David Grant Homes; Billy Perry, Terry & Terry; Ron Sklar, Klazmer-Sklar LLC; Mark Snyder, Snyder Home Builders; Chip Tayloe, Tayloe Construction Co.; Eric Tucker, Inglewood Homes; and Bruce Upchurch, Bruce Upchurch Homes. Associate members elected to serve on the board include Mark Miesse, Miesse and Associates; Joe Maas, Acme Brick, Tile and More; and Ron Spurlin, Wittichen Lime and Cement. Ex-officio members of the board include Kevin Vaughn, Collierville Building and Development Council; Glenn Gray, Memphis Apartment Association; and Jon Catmur, Registered Professional Remodeling Contractors Council. MAHBAs goals for the upcoming year include: Advocate the interests of the building and development industry in all discussions and decisions about future growth and development in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties; Achieve state legislative approval of changes to the State Contractors License Law to allow for two-year license renewals; Sponsor a business management seminar with a nationally recognized speaker at no charge to the members; Explore the feasibility of sponsoring NAHBs "Build Green" program; Participate in a local Habitat for Humanity project; Conduct programs, projects, and events that will result in meaningful opportunities for Builder and Associate members to network and work together on issues that advance the industry; Explore the feasibility of revisions to the current Registered Builder/Registered Professional Remodeling Contractors Program. The evaluation will include but is not limited to enrollment fees, binding arbitration and royalty agreements with home warranty providers; Increase awareness of the functioning of the board of directors and expand the pool of potential board candidates by inviting non-board member guests to all board meetings. Evaluate the feasibility of creating new councils and committees to help ensure the needs of an increasingly diverse membership are met. The evaluation will focus on but not be limited to the following potential new committee and councils: Custom Builders Council; Production Builders Council; Commercial Builders Council; Fayette County Builders and Developers Council; and Tipton County Builders and Developers Council. Organized in 1944, MAHBA is the trade association representing the interests of the residential construction industry in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties. The mission of MAHBA is to serve members and the public by promoting the construction of quality homes by free enterprise.
PROPERTY SALES 61 262 16,169
MORTGAGES 28 132 10,054
BUILDING PERMITS 88 424 38,360
BANKRUPTCIES 36 92 7,564