2021 Board of Directors
HBA Board President
Chad Durham, David Weekley Homes
Chad is the Austin Division President for David Weekley Homes. During his tenure, he has held several positions, including Senior Builder, Purchasing Consultant, Community Manager, Project Manager, in addition to Division President. He oversaw the Mueller master-planned community and led the launch and development of the company’s Central Living product in Austin. In his current role, Chad oversaw and led the successful launch of the company’s first self-developed, high-density community, as well as the relaunch of the Imagination brand in Austin. Chad has been an HBA Member for over 16 years and served in many leadership roles including Volume Builder Chair in 2018 and Membership Chair in 2019. Additionally, he has twice received the HBA’s prestigious President’s Award.
On a personal note, Chad is a TCU alum and was the 25th draft pick for the Houston Astros in 2001. He played for the organization from 2001-03.
Immediate Past HBA Board President
Joe Fowler, JHF Homes LLC
Joseph Fowler is the Principal Member of JHF Homes along with his wife Ashley. He has been building homes for 27 years. Having won numerous awards and accolades over the past 27 years, he has become a seasoned builder in the community. As a company owner and a custom homebuilder for the last 21 years, he has also achieved and maintained a Real Estate Brokers license in the State of Texas. On a national scale, Joseph is a Graduate Master Builder and a Certified Graduate Builder with the National Association of Home Builders. Joseph is a founding partner in CB USA Austin, an industry leader in materials purchasing. He has served on the Board of the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin for the last three years as Alternate Director, Director, President Elect, and now the President. Likewise, Joseph sits on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Builders, as well as a delegate to the National Association of Home Builders. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and a father of two.
President Elect/Infill Builders Council Chair
Scott Turner, Riverside Homes
For over twenty years, Scott Turner, owner of Riverside Homes, has been buying, selling and building homes in Central Austin. He began building custom homes in great urban neighborhoods like Bouldin and Zilker in 2001, and since then, his homes have been featured on HGTV & the Today Show. Scott continues to build on his knowledge of residential construction and development in Austin with projects ranging from individual custom homes to multi-unit urban infill developments. Also a licensed Realtor, Scott founded Turner Residential in 2003, and every year, his agents help clients buy and sell homes across the city.
First Vice President
John Jones, Scott Felder Homes
John is the Vice President of Operations for the Austin Division of Scott Felder Homes. A graduate of Southwest Texas State University, he brings more than 21 years of experience in residential construction as a Builder, Project Manager, Area Manager, Construction Manager, Vice President of Construction and Vice President of Operations. He has been named a MAX Awards Finalist for Superintendent of the Year three times, and won Construction Manager of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Additionally, he was named winner of the TAB Star Award for Construction Manager of the Year for all of Texas in 2012. In 2019, he served as a team leader for the Membership Committee Membership Drive and was also Vice President of the HBA Volume Builders Council in 2019.
Board Vice President of Education & Workforce Development
Sean Chandler, Chesmar Homes
Board Vice President of Finance:
Clare Branson, American Bank, NA
Clare is a Construction Lender at American Bank., N.A., providing financing to builders and homeowners in the Austin area for the construction of new homes, the remodel of an existing home or even to develop and build an entire community. She began her career in banking in Austin in 1983 and is now in her eighth year at American Bank, a family-owned community bank based in the Coastal Bend. Real Estate is a big part of her focus, supporting the HBA as a professional service association that can provide resources and support to builders and their trades. This is Clare’s second year as VP of Finance.
Board Vice President of Government Relations
Nancy Stroder, Taylor Morrisson
Board Vice President of Membership
Kevin Callender, Schlage Lock Company
Kevin is the Business Development Manager for Schlage Door Lock Company in Austin and San Antonio. He has a total of nine years working with Schlage and also has extensive experience providing appliances to local builders. He has been an active member of the HBA for over three years serving for one year on the Events Committee and three on the Membership Committee. He is passionate about the community the HBA provides as well as its ability to cultivate the ongoing success of the building industry when we all work together. He will be serving as the Membership Chair in 2021.
Board Vice President of Special Projects:
Lindsay Motley, Ashton Woods Homes
Board of Directors
Chapter Chair, Tommy Tucker, Johnson Development
Custom Builders & Remodelers Council Chair, Catherine Wilkes, David Wilkes Homes
HomeAid Chair, April Whitaker, Taylor Morrison
Infill Builders Council Chair, Scott Turner, Riverside Homes
Professional Women in Building, Julia Vazquez, MLA Geotechnical
Sales & Marketing Council Chair, Ashle Miller, Chicago Title Company
Volume Builders Council Chair, Andy Jacobs, Pulte Group
Young Professionals Council, Miranda Hardin, US Ecologic
Board Members At-Large
Keith Barker, Keith Barker Roofing & Solar
Melissa Brown, Cumby Group
Charlie Coleman, Lennar Homes
Brad Chelton, Brookfield Residential
Ron Glenn, Highland Homes
Duke Kerrigan, Hillwood Communities
Shawn Kirkpatrick, KB Homes
Zach Savage, Zach Savage Homes
Lee Whitaker, Pacesetter Homes