Pixel Tracker

Friday, December 14 , 2018, 7:05 am | Fair 50º


Home Builders Association Honors Leadership, Looks to the Future

At the annual Home Builders Association 2009 Leadership Recognition Dinner last month, more than 100 members heard housing industry top executives predict what the future holds for the building community.

Guest speaker Bob Rivinius, California Home Building Industry Association president and chief executive officer, said the association will continue educating decision-makers on how to help the state and nation recover from the current economic crisis.

Outgoing 2008 President Maury Froman of Rottman Froman Communities presented the Builder of the Year Award to Terry Flatley of Flatley Homes, Associate of the Year to Urban McLellan of The Urban Company, the Government Affairs Award to Rick Engineering, a Special Recognition Award to Jeanne Helphenstine of South County Realty, and the President’s Award to HBA Executive Officer Jennifer Phillip and Government Affairs Director Jerry Bunin.

“This has been a pretty tough past year. The economic crisis that has plagued our industry for the past few years has surpassed our industry and now affects virtually every type of business,” Froman noted. “But in spite of all these things, this association has a lot to be proud of as we have accomplished a number of very positive things for our industry this past year.”

Incoming President Derek Hansen of The Towbes Group said, “As one of the stewards of the American Dream of home ownership, it is imperative that the home building industry remain positive about what we do. We cannot control the markets or the lenders. Building quality homes that our customers can be proud to call their own is and always has been what makes Central Coast home builders unique.”

In addition to Hansen as president and Froman as past president, the association installed its 2009 officers: John Theisen of Midland Pacific Building Corp. as vice president, Shawn Reed of Robbins Reed Inc. as secretary and Clarence Cabreros of Rabobank, NA as treasurer.

The association also installed its 2009 board of directors: Lisa Toke of Andre, Morris & Buttery; Dave Cox of Barnett Cox & Associates; John Campanella of Bermant Development Company; Liz Moody of Cannon; Travis Fuentez of Fuentez Family LL; Tawnya Lettau of Chase; Jim Gray of Chicago Title; Tony Westbrook of Coastal Reprographics Services; Kevin Irot of First American Title; Terry Flatley of Flatley Homes, Steve Lott of The Gas Company; Greg Nester of Greg Nester Homes; Maria Lyon of Heritage Oaks Bank; Jim Acton of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty; Chris Skiff of Horizon Multi-Housing; Jon Luker of Luker Framing; Ken Triguiero of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing; Steve Scott of R.W. Scott Construction; Jeanne Helphenstine of South County Realty; Urban McLellan of The Urban Company; Laurie Tamura of Urban Planning Concepts; and Gary Politte of Watt Communities.

Jerry Bunin is the government affairs director of the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.