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The Builder Brief The Builder Brief
January 2008
The Builder Brief
THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER SAN ANTONIO BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
INSIDE:
Winner!
Buzzer Beaters
A Salute
...and more!
The Greater San Antonio
Builders Association
is proud to announce
our 2008 President
Michael Moore
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January, 2008
FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
MICHAEL
MOORE
Ironstone
Development
Executive Officers
Michael Moore
President
Fred Elsner
First Vice President
Gary Wilkerson
Vice President, Treasurer
Jack Uptmore
Vice President, Secretary
Albert Hernandez
Associate Vice President
Becky Oliver
Executive Vice President
GSABA Staff
On behalf of the Officers, Directors and
Membership of the Greater San Antonio
Builders Association, I would like to extend our
gratitude to Mike Hollaway, Mike Hollaway
Custom Homes, for a great year under his
leadership. The time and effort given during not
only his Presidential year, but the three years
leading up to the Presidency, sets an example
for the rest of us to follow. This was a
commitment of the heart and a great example
of his love for this industry. I would encourage
each of you to consider giving back to the
industry by volunteering to serve in one of the
many positions of leadership in this
Association.
I would also like to congratulate the
prestigious list of our “Of The Year” recipients
for 2008. Our Associate of the Year is Albert
Hernandez, No-Burn of Bexar County. Our
Associate Legend Award went to Keith Zars of
Keith Zars Pools. The Distinguished Single
Family Builder of the Year Award winner was
Armadillo Homes. Builder of the Year was
earned by John Friesenhahn of Imagine
Homes and our James I. Campbell Lifetime
Achievement Award went to David Anderson
of David Anderson Custom Homes. Each of
these individuals has been committed to
improving the industry for all of our members and
we congratulate them for their continued support
of the Association.
We start 2008 off with a bang! Jack
Inselmann will be front and center with the
Housing Forecast on January 7th at the Omni. As
I write this article, the tickets are long gone
because this is always a sell-out event for GSABA
and SABOR. Following the Forecast, our PreRodeo Party and Chili Cook-Off is set for January
25th, Friday night. We have changed the location
to accommodate a larger crowd. It will be at the
Kendall County Fairgrounds. So be sure and look
for details! We need everyone to turn out for this
SABPAC event. Without our SABPAC funds, our
political advocacy efforts would be severely
daunted. Time and again, GSABA’s involvement
and ability to access our elected officials has
proven to be essential in protecting our industry
against unnecessary increases in the cost of
doing business.
By the way, this a fun night and it is a great
opportunity to bring your spouse or significant
other out for a good time!
For our builder members, the Spring Tour is
around the corner. This is an excellent vehicle to
spotlight your product to the homebuying public.
(Cont’d on Page 7 )
Sonja Gutierrez
Assistant Executive Officer &
Parade of Homes Coordinator
[email protected]
Natalie Johnson
Director of Finance
[email protected]
Kim Kapavik Shrum
Director of Government Affairs
[email protected]
Jennie Donnelly
Membership Director
Expo Show Manager
[email protected]
Glee Handy
Administrative Assistant/Membership
[email protected]
In This Issue: January, 2008 Volume 41, Number 1
From the President’s Desk . . . . . . . . . 3
Membership News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Building Believers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Associates Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mastercraft Plumbing January Mixer . 7
Holiday Gala & Installation . . . . . . 8 & 9
Sales & Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Certified Sales Professional Course . 11
Government Affairs . . . . . . . . . 12 & 13
Spotlight of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Custom Builders Council . . . . . . . . . 15
Eugene Dawson Honored . . . . . . . . . 16
Building Believers Salute . . . . . . . . . 16
Vernon Wentz Honored . . . . . . . . . . .18
New Member Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Pre-Rodeo Chili Cook-Off . . . . . . . . . 21
Retention Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Renewals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
2007 Charity Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Builders Showcase Expo ‘08 . . . . . . .27
Spring Tour of Homes . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Endowment Contributors . . . . . .30, 31
Thanks, Lori Caldwell . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Kimberlyn Kalmus
Events/Education Director
[email protected]
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Traci Gotlieb
Expo Coordinator/Web Administrator
[email protected]
Publisher/Editor
Michele Lock
Lock Marketing Concepts, Inc.
January, 2008
SAN
ANTONIO
BUILDERS
ASSOCIATION
GSABA is a local trade association that offers opportunities to its members to display their products and services. We make
no representation, express or implied, regarding the qualifications of members or the quality of their products and services, but
invite you to examine them for yourself.
The Builder Brief is the official publication of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association. The Builder Brief (USPS # 996680) is published monthly by Lock Marketing Concepts, Inc. Periodicals postage paid in San Antonio, Texas. POSTMASTER: Send
address changes to 3625 Paesanos Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78231. GSABA offices are located at 3625 Paesano Parkway, San
Antonio, TX 78231; phone (210) 696-3800; fax (210) 692-3459. A subscription to The Builder Brief is $15.00, included with each
membership. Additional subscriptions are available to members at $35.00 per year, or $60.00 per year to non-members.
©2008, Greater San Antonio Builders Association
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MEMBERSHIP NEWS
MIKE
HOLLAWAY
Mike Hollaway
Custom Homes
“I look
forward to
seeing all of
you at the
Membership
Mixer”
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I’m back! I just can’t get enough! After an
amazing year as your President, I’m proud to reassume the role of Membership Chairman. I’m
looking forward to this year, as we will once
again be giving away a beautiful Toyota Tundra
thanks to our friends at Red McCombs Toyota.
Our main focus this year will be retention. Our
success in 2007 was unparalleled, and we have
to keep all of those new members happy. Losing
them would be a terrible thing. Join me in my
efforts to keep all of our members, pick up the
phone and call!
If you are a member, and you find yourself
questioning the benefits of the Greater San
Antonio Builders Association, think about this:
Your GSABA membership is like purchasing
a hunting license on a private game preserve.
Just having the license in your pocket doesn't
guarantee that you'll bag any game. However,
if you go out and hunt armed with the right
tools and knowledge, you'll greatly improve
your chances.
Marketing, Networking, Advertising, Industry
Awareness, Education and Training, – these are
the tools you need to keep a successful business
growing! These are the tools that you can find
with GSABA!
Please call the GSABA staff – they are very
competent and very eager to help!
I look forward to seeing all of you at the
Membership Mixer that is being held this month
at our building on 3625 Paesanos Parkway –
hosted by Mastercraft Plumbing! As always,
Mixers are a great way to meet new people and
make valuable contacts with the most influential
people in the real estate industry! Start your New
Years Resolutions with us on January 17th, at
5:30 p.m.
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January, 2008
BUILDING BELIEVERS
Happy New Year
STEVE
CRAIG
The Bank of
San Antonio
GSABA welcomes the
opportunity to serve all of
our members in promoting
their faiths through works
of good deeds in our
community. Contact the
offices of GSABA
at 696-3800 for
The Builder Brief deadlines.
I hope your Christmas and New Year’s Day
celebrations were “merry and bright”. This time
of the year gives us the opportunity to give to
others and to spend time with family and friends.
It is also a time to reflect on the blessings and
challenges of last year. I encourage you to take
time as we begin the New Year to establish new
personal and corporate goals. Now is the time to
think about “being great in 2008.”
Charley Mann, Executive Director of the
Barabbas Ministries was the speaker at our
December luncheon. He gave a great
presentation on this San Antonio based prison
ministry. As a former police officer with SAPD,
his old war stories were quite interesting. The
ministry’s mission is to receive prisoners in
Christ immediately after they are released from
incarceration and effectively reintroduce them
into a normal Christ centered life. If you are
interested in more information about this
ministry, please contact Charley at 210-3676549.
Finally, I would be remiss if I did not
personally thank each and every one of you who
helped in November with the Thanksgiving
luncheon for our service men and women from
Lackland AFB, TX. I received a thank you note
from Lt. Col. Jeff Jenkins, Commander, 737th
Training Support Squadron, thanking us for a
memorable time. In addition, there were some
special individuals who “stepped up” and
generously contributed in order to make this
luncheon possible. Next time you see any of
these folks listed below, let them know how
much you appreciate them:
Wanda Herber–Steve Heflin
Architect /Builder,
Becky Oliver – GSABA
(Cont’d on Page 7 )
January, 2008
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ASSOCIATES’ COUNCIL
ALBERT
HERNANDEZ
No-Burn of
Bexar County
“Now would
be great time
to make
your goals
for the year.”
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Happy New Year and Welcome to 2008. As
many of you know I will be serving you as the
Associates Council President for a second term.
2007 Was a great year for the Association and
for the Associates Council and I want to
continue to expand on what we have built in my
second term.
My goals for this year are to increase
builder and associate interaction, increase
associate member participation and increase
your business opportunities. Your goals should
be to increase your attendance at all
Association events, increase your participation
in Associates Council which will lead to an
increase in your business opportunities.
I want to make sure that I do my best to
represent the Associates Council to my fullest
capacity. In order for me to do that, however, I
need you to be active in the Associates Council
and give me your thoughts. I want to hear from
you. I need to hear ideas on how we can
improve builder-associate interaction. I need to
know the things that are not working for you
and I also need to hear the things that are
working for you. I want to work together with
you to make sure that you are getting full
advantage of everything the Association has to
offer.
Now would be a great time to make your
goals for the year. One of your goals should be:
“I will become more involved with GSABA.” As
long as you are doing more this year than you did
last year, you are putting yourself and your
company in a better position to succeed than you
were last year. So what are you going to do to
become more involved this year? Will you join an
event committee? Will you be a part of the Parade
of Homes at Cibolo Canyons, or at the Builders
Showcase Expo at the Alamodome? Will you
attend every Membership Mixer? Will you attend
the fishing tournament, skeet shoot and golf
tournaments? Even if you only do one more thing
this year than you did last year, you will doing
yourself a great service.
If you have any questions about how to get
involved or what committees are available,
please be sure to call me at 210-240-7351 or
email me at [email protected] today. I want
you to be as successful as you can be because
our industry and our Association is only as
successful as our members are.
Together I know we can make 2008 another
great year for GSABA and a great year for you
and your company.
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January, 2008
Building Believers
(Cont’d from Page 5)
Upwards – Max Lucado
Betty Skidmore – Portland Auto Sales
Marc Fortson – Don Craighead Homes
Bob Simms – 360 Mortgage Group
Steve Heflin – Steve Heflin Architect/Builder
Claude Herber – Ambassador Grass Farm
John Gibbs – Durango Doors
Sid Wolfe – Builders Showcase Expo
Margaret Wood – Steve Heflin Architect/Builder
Brian Alston – The Total Source
Kim Ghez – Presidio Title
Zana Paiz – Val-Pack
Kachina “K” Smith – Steve Heflin Architect/Builder
Looking forward to seeing you at our January luncheon on
Thursday, January 31st at the Greater San Antonio Builders
Association at 11:30 a.m. Don’t forget to bring a lunch and a
friend and we will supply the drinks!
Thought for the month: “If you can’t feed a hundred
people, then feed just one.”
Mother Teresa
Mastercraft Plumbing
Set to Host
Membership Mixer
Mastercraft Plumbing is excited to invite the entire
membership of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association to
the January 17, 2008, Membership Mixer, being held in the
Ray Ellison Auditorium at the Greater San Antonio Builders
Association (3625 Paesanos Parkway). Start 2008 the right
way! Attend and enjoy great food, great drinks, great company
and a chance to network with the most influential people in
real estate: GSABA Members!
If you have any questions about the Membership Mixer,
please call (210) 696-3800.
When:
Where:
Who:
Why:
January 17, 2008, 5:30 – 7:30
GSABA, Ray Ellison Auditorium
3625 Paesanos Parkway, San Antonio, 78231
All members and guests!
Great networking, food, drinks, and prizes!
President’s Desk
(Cont’d from Page 3)
As we move through a slowing market in 2008, it will be
important that all our members utilize every marketing event
we provide to showcase their homes. There are some great
incentives out there for those that participate in the Spring
Tour. Call Sonja at 210-696-3800 for details.
The International Builders Show will be Feb. 11-16 in
January, 2008
Orlando. If you are interested in attending, it is not too late to
register. If you have never been, the number of great seminars
you can attend is mindboggling, not to mention the thousands
of products you can see in the one and one half million square
feet of exhibit space.
I look forward to serving as your President during 2008 and
I look forward to each of you participating in our events!
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Holiday Gala & Installation of Officers
Over 300 members dressed for an elegant evening and
delighted in a fabulous dinner at the La Quinta Inn & Suites
Conference Center on December 7th for GSABA’s Annual
Holiday Gala & Installation of Officers to celebrate another
exceptional year for the Greater San Antonio Builders
Association.
Among those celebrated, Albert Hernandez of No Burn of
Bexar County was named Associate of the Year, Keith Zars of
Keith Zars Pools was named Associate Legend of the Year,
Armadillo Homes was named Distinguished Single Family
Builder of the Year, and John Friesenhahn of Imagine Homes
was named Builder of the Year. David Anderson of David
Anderson Homes was given the James I. Campbell Lifetime
Achievement Award. The crowd welcomed the new slate of
officers, lead by Michael Moore of Ironstone Development,
installed as President for 2008. Fred Elsner has taken the
First Vice President position, Gary Wilkerson will serve as
Vice President-Treasurer, and Jack Uptmore will join the
Executive Committee as Vice President Secretary. Heading up
the Associates Council as Associate Vice President of GSABA
is Albert Hernandez.
Others recognized for outstanding achievement at the
Gala were Rick Montelongo of Montelongo Homes and
Remodeling and Dominick Alongi of Pest Shield Pest Control,
Inc. who were both issued a Presidential Citation from
outgoing President Mike Hollaway. Angel Morales of
Mormeck Homes on the coveted Spirit Award, which goes to
the company who uses the most GSABA members in its dayto-day operations.
John McNair of McNair Custom Homes and Dominick
Alongi of Pest Shield Pest Control were named Builder and
Associate Spike of the Year, respectively, for bringing in 63
members collectively.
The Gala audience waited, breath held, as the winner of
the brand-new Toyota Tundra was announced. The winner
was John McNair of McNair Custom Homes. Special thanks
to Red McCombs Toyota for helping us create an incredible
incentive!
Thank you to all who attended and participated in the
Holiday Gala & Installation of Officers!
2008 Executive Officers
2008 Newly Elected Board Members
Mike Hollaway, Beverly Koehn, Michael Moore and Norman Dugas
Becky Oliver with Toyota truck winner, John McNair
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January, 2008
A Special Thanks to Our Holiday Gala Advertising Partners
CPS Energy
Hollywood-Crawford Door Co.
Pest Shield Pest Control, Inc.
Builders First Source
CRT Flooring
Frost Geosciences
Hart Components
John Stuart Sitework
Pape-Dawson Consulting Engineers
V.K. Knowlton Construction & Utility
Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning
Keith Zars and Mike Hollaway
Michael Moore congratulates John Friesenhahn
David Anderson
Angel Morales and Jack Uptmore
Dominick Alongi with Mike Hollaway
January, 2008
Mary Anna Gannon,
SMC President
Rick Montelongo and Mike Hollaway
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Albert Hernandez and Mike Hollaway
Armadillo Homes
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SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL
Sales & Marketing Council Awards Breakfast
McMillin Homes
Well, we had another packed house last month
at the third quarter SMC Awards Breakfast. If you
were not in attendance, you missed a very
informative and motivational speech from Rick
Montelongo. “He ROCK’S!”
those within your company who you believe would
benefit from the SMC education and networking.
We would love to see representatives from your
design staff, purchasing department, realtor
relations, vendors, etc.
“We look
forward to
celebrating
your success.”
Mark your calendars for the 4th Quarter SMC
Breakfast on Friday, January 26th . This is an event
specifically put together to honor you and your
colleagues. We look forward to celebrating your
success. More information can be found at
www.sabuilders.com.
Be sure to RSVP and submit the names of your
4Q07 top sales associates to Kimberlyn Kalmus at
(210) 692-3459 (fax), or email Kimberlyn at
[email protected] Each recipient will be
recognized at the breakfast with an award, as well
as, recognition in The Builder Brief and other local
media.
MARY ANNA
GANNON
Please note: the awards breakfast is open to all
GET INVOLVED!
Be pro-active in your Builders Association in 2008!
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January, 2008
It's still not too late to get in on this great sales course!
Certified Sales
Professional Course
January 8-10, 2008
$400 per person for 3-day course
Sell More and Earn More
This designation course will strengthen your fundamental
selling skills and teach you the natural and logical process of
home selling using proven sales techniques - greeting,
qualifying, demonstrating, handling objections and closing which will increase your income as you sell more new homes!
Relate To Your Customers
You'll discover how to motivate buyers by understanding their
psychological needs and desires. You'll study market research
that provides insight into your customer's buying process and
learn how to close the sale based on this information.
Call Kimberlyn Kalmus at 210-696-3800,
or e-mail [email protected]
for more information!
January, 2008
Do you know
how important the real estate
development, home building
and construction industry is to
San Antonio's economy?
• Our industry generates approximately 1/6 of
the area's economic output.
• Our industry employs more than 131,000
people in the San Antonio area.
• Our industry has an economic impact of
$19.4 BILLION each year.
• Our industry is the 2nd largest economic
generator, 2nd to the financial services
industry.
• Our industry has a local payroll of
$4.4 BILLION each year.
• Our industry generates over $163 MILLION
in local tax revenue.
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The Builder Brief • 11
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Why Gamble With Your Future?
by Kim Kapavik Shrum, Government Affairs Director
NORMAN
DUGAS
Dugas Diversified
Development, L.C.
LIZ
PRUSKI
D.R. Horton
Why gamble with your future when you can
shape it? Property rights, development and
building issues, impact fees, immigration,
improper code enforcement . . . the list goes on
and on. But, the GSABA Government Affairs
Committee is here to address all of your
concerns!
members should come ready to work! We will
discuss the focus of the GAC and what issues are
important to our industry. We will form a “plan of
action” and in some cases, a “plan of attack” to
deal with current problems. We will meet with
local leaders and form relationships that will
carry us through when we are not “winning.”
The Government Affairs Committee is
responsible for tracking issues of public policy
locally and working with our leaders to make
sure the interests of our members are always
represented in regulatory decisions. In addition,
the Committee follows statewide and national
issues that will affect GSABA members and
participates on these levels as necessary. Over
the last few years, the GAC has met “as
necessary” instead of holding regular meetings.
The format has worked quite well, but it is time
to start rebuilding the Committee and get more
members involved.
The Government Affairs Committee will be
Chaired by the incredibly intelligent and
fabulous, Mr. Norman Dugas of Dugas
Diversified Development, L.C. Norman is a
residential developer and has developed over
3,500 lots in and around San Antonio. His
background as an attorney, a SAWS Board
Member, and on various committees locally
makes him the ideal candidate to lead the “New”
Government Affairs Committee
In 2008 the Government Affairs Committee
will begin to hold regular meetings that will be
open to all GSABA members. The GAC makes a
positive impact on your business through the
behind-the-scenes work, and you can be part of
that impact by joining the GAC. Committee
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Assisting Norman with her extensive
knowledge of the home building industry and
fortitude is the extraordinary Liz Pruski with D.R.
Horton. As the new Co-Chair for the Government
Affairs Committee, Liz brings almost 10 years of
experience as the Construction Office Manager
at D.R. Horton, dealing with the City of San
Antonio and will be a perfect fit for the GAC. Liz
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January, 2008
Government Affairs
(Cont’d from Page 12)
is well-known at Development Services and she knows how to
keep staff on their best behavior.
Over and over, we have heard from our local leaders that
they understand that our members have problems, but it
means more to them when the people who are affected by
new regulation come speak to them. So help us continue our
efforts to build stronger relationships with our local officials,
protect affordable housing in San Antonio, and ensure your
business is protected from unnecessary regulations.
Side Setbacks and Fire Rating
Many of you will remember reading about this issue earlier
in the year. We would just like to remind you about the new
requirements on side setbacks and fire separation distance for
overhangs. The new fire separation distance is 5 feet from the
property line, and any projection – including the overhang –
must comply with the one-hour fire rating requirement in
Section R302 of the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC).
best for their company. There are currently 3 options:
• Change future plats to comply with the 2006 IRC (make
sure lots are wide enough to accommodate the home with 5’
between the overhang and the property line).
• Change future home designs to comply with the 2006
IRC (design a more narrow product to fit on the lots that have
already been developed so there is 5’ between the overhang
and the property line).
• There is also currently one method approved for the firerating on the underside of the overhang (if the overhang
extends into the 5’ setback). The soffit detail construction will
consist of 1) Layer of 5/8" Type X Gyp Board, 2) Layer of Fiber
Cement siding (e.g., Hardiplank or other), 3) No Burn Primer, 4)
Weatherproofing top coat sealer.
Please note this is on projects going forward. If you have
plats with Plat ID numbers issued before January 1, 2007, you
are still subject to the current guidelines.
Each builder will have to determine which solution works
New GSABA Email Addresses
Sonja Gutierrez
Kim Kapavik Shrum
Glee Handy
Traci Gotlieb
Assistant Executive Officer &
Parade of Homes Coordinator
[email protected]
Director of Government Affairs
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant/
Membership
[email protected]
Expo Coordinator/
Web Administrator
[email protected]
Natalie Johnson
Director of Finance
[email protected]
January, 2008
Jennie Donnelly
Membership Director
Expo Show Manager
[email protected]
Kimberlyn Kalmus
Events/Education Director
[email protected]
Visit us at www.sabuilders.com
Please update your
address book today!
The Builder Brief • 13
Builder
Saluting a special
Builder and Associate
member every month!
Associate
The Greater San Antonio
The Greater San Antonio
Builders Association would like
Builders Association would
to show our appreciation to Kathy
like to commend Dale Sauer
Aitken with Stewart Title for going
for his unwavering support of
above and beyond to help with all the
the industry and leadership in the
events in 2007. Kathy has been a prime
Association. Dale has served as the
player in the planning of the 2007 events and
Chair of the Custom Builders Council,
continues to be active in the New Year. Thank you,
GSABA Board Member, and Alternate
Kathy, for all of your generous help and being a
Director for the National Association of
remarkable volunteer. We are grateful to have such an
Builders. As the Chair of the Custom Builders
outstanding and devoted member as part of
Council, Dale took the initiative to make such
this Association.
changes as updating the name to better reflect the
actions of the group, setting up speakers and
planning meetings on topics relevant to the group, and
helping direct the future of the Council. We appreciate all
that Dale has done for GSABA. He is always willing to sit
down and discuss current issues and he always answers his
Kathy Aitkin
Dale Sauer
Stewart Title
phone! Thanks, Dale, for being a great role model.
Dale Sauer Custom Homes
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January, 2008
CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL
ED HALL
Elegance in Design
Custom Homes, L.P.
Thanks to Kim Kapavik-Shrum, 2007 was a
fantastic year for the Custom Builder Council. Kim
has kept us headed in the right direction all year
long. From meeting with Gary Javore in reference
to new items for TRCC, to a bus trip through four
great subdivisions. Thanks Kim, Great job.
This past year the Small Builders Council
changed its name to Custom Builders Council,
learned helpful information on energy efficiency,
ways to make hooking up our customers phone
service more profitable and increase the
opportunity to sell speculative houses.
to help promote the sell of speculative houses
with information from Bank of San Antonio,
Land America Lawyers Title and RE/MAX
Associates - the Schrader Group. Ideas were
shared by builders to help kick off 2008.
I’d like to thank and congratulate Ed Hall for
taking over the council in 2008. I think he will do
a great job and bring new ideas to help the
council grow even further in the future.
Thanks for allowing me to chair this years
group and I look forward to working with Ed next
year.
The December meeting held at Bank of San
Antonio gave our members information on how
Dale Sauer
Thank You to our annual partners . . .
CPS Energy • 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty • Alamo Title Company
January, 2008
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The Builder Brief • 15
The University of Texas at Austin
Names Eugene H. Dawson to the
Academy of Distinguished Alumni
The University of Texas at
Austin Department of Civil,
Architectural and Environmental
Engineering recently inducted
Eugene H. Dawson, co-founder
and Chairman of Pape-Dawson
Eugene H. Dawson
Engineers, Inc., into the
Pape-Dawson Engineering, Inc.
Academy of Distinguished
Alumni. This prestigious Academy was established to
recognize the professional achievements and contributions of
graduates of the department who serve as leaders and role
models among alumni and current students.
The Academy was established in 2003 with an initial class
of 27 charter members. Since that time, 24 additional
individuals have been inducted. Of a potential pool of more
than 11,000 graduates, Mr. Dawson was one of eight new
members inducted into the Academy in 2007.
Mr. Dawson, a San Antonio native, earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of
Texas at Austin in 1957. In 1965, he and Gus Pape founded
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. Pape-Dawson has grown to
become the leading civil/environmental/surveying consulting
Building Believers
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engineering firm in South and Central Texas with a staff of
over 400 and offices in San Antonio and Austin.
In addition to his leadership role at Pape-Dawson, Mr.
Dawson has been active in many professional and civic
organizations, including National Society of Professional
Engineers; Professional Engineers in Private Practice;
American Society of Civil Engineers; Greater San Antonio
Chamber of Commerce; North San Antonio Chamber of
Commerce; American Arbitration Association; and the Real
Estate Council of Texas.
Mr. Dawson also served as a Director of Cullen-Frost
Bankers, 1989-2005; Bexar Savings Association, 1982-1988;
Baptist Memorial Hospital System, 1989-1997; and the San
Antonio Golf Association, 2001-2004. He is an active member
of Trinity Baptist Church, where he serves as Chairman of the
Trustees.
In 2000, the Eugene H. and Mary Duane Dawson
Presidential Scholarship for Civil Engineering was established
at the University of Texas at Austin to provide scholarships to
civil engineering students.
Thanksgiving Luncheon for Military Personnel
November 15, 2007
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AND I NDUSTRIAL C USTOMERS
OFFERINGS
Members:
Take Advantage
of Your
Website!
P HASE I AND P HASE I I
E NVIRONMENTAL S ITE A SSESSMENT
G EOLOGIC A SSESSMENTS
UNDER THE E DWARDS A QUIFER
PROTECTION PROGRAM
S ITE R EMEDIATION AND
R EGULATORY C LOSURE
S TORM W ATER P OLLUTION
P REVENTION P LANS
S TORM W ATER P ERMITTING
S TORM W ATER M ONITORING
Have you visited
the GSABA website lately?
There is a wealth of information available to all
members.
• Find out the latest information and what’s happening in your Association.
• Check out the calendar to learn what events and classes are upcoming
• Get information on government affairs and the issues that affect
your industry
• If you’re a builder, we have listings of available lots and a feature where
you can list your homes for sale
• Job listings and resume postings
• Links of interest and many other resources available to you
S ITE I NSPECTIONS
T RAINING C LASSES
1-888-CRI-SW3P
WWW.COMPLIANCERESOURCESINC.COM
AUSTIN
HOUSTON •
D ALLAS/F ORT W ORTH
LOCKHART • SAN ANTONIO
We also offer advertising opportunities on the website. For more information,
contact Traci Gotlieb at 210-696-3800.
Find out what your Association can do for you, and log on today.
•
Vernon Wentz Honored
by Professional Photographers
of San Antonio
This Year, Vernon serves as President of PPSA. In addition,
on December 2 at the PPSA Gala, Vernon was awarded:
INSULATION
210-534-0114
LUMBER
WALL PANELS
ROOF TRUSSES
210-698-1959
MILLWORK
• Photographer of the Year
• Superior Print of the Year Runner Up
• Superior Portfolio of the Year Runner Up
• Best Commercial Portfolio
• Best Commercial Print
• Best Electronic Image
• Best Portrait of an Individual
• Best Individual Portrait Portfolio
210-698-3280
WINDOWS
210-534-0114
P.O. BOX 29947
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78229
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January, 2008
The New
GSABA Plans Room
We’re working to make things better for you!
Builders, the new security gates have been installed on the Plans Room!
The Plans Room will be an excellent way for Builders to receive free bids on any plans that
they have from multiple subcontractors without having to give out multiple sets of plans.
Once you have left your plans at the GSABA Plans Room, your plans will be placed in one
of the many secure slots in the GSABA Plans Room for associate members to use.
Your plans will be accessible to GSABA Associate Members ONLY!
Want to keep your prices competitive? Place a set of plans in the secure GSABA Plans
Room and have your contractors go there.
When a contractor calls and needs to see your plans, tell them they are in the GSABA Plans
Room.
We need your help to make this a successful part of the new building ...
Bring a set of plans to the
new GSABA Plans Room today!
Do you have questions, comments, concerns or new ideas about the Plans Room? We want
to hear from you. We are working to make this better for you, so please contact me to discuss
the Plans Room.
Albert Hernandez
2007 Associates Council President
[email protected]
210-240-7351
January, 2008
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Tuesday, December 4
at GSABA
Don’t miss the next
New Member Buzz!
Contact Jennie for details
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January, 2008
GSABA Members Set to Kickoff
Rodeo Season with a Cook-Off
GSABA members are
cookin’ up their best
recipes for the Pre
Rodeo BuildPAC Chili
Cook-Off being held at
the Kendall County
Fairgrounds in Boerne,
Texas, on January 25,
2008. This annual sellout event, packed with
over 20 championship
chili teams, live music,
great food, and a sensational
silent auction, the Chili CookOff is a precursor to the beloved
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo,
starting in early February. Chili Booths are limited, so do not
delay! Call the Association for details!
• Tickets to the event are $35 pre-sale,
$45 at the door
Partnerships Include:
Habanero Partner
$2,500 – Limit 2
Booth in Chili Contest, 8 Tickets to Event, Logo on Event Flyers
and Publications, Signage at Event, recognition online and in
The Builder Brief and Presentation on Stage.
Chili Pepper Partner
$1,500
8 Tickets to Event, Logo on Event Flyers and Publications,
Signage at Event, recognition online and in The Builder Brief
Jalapeño Pepper Partner
$1,000
4 Tickets to Event, Signage at Event, recognition in
The Builder Brief
Poblano Pepper Partner
$500
2 Tickets to Event, Signage at Event, recognition in
The Builder Brief
Bell Pepper Partner
Donation to Silent Auction or Wagon of Delight
Signage at Event, recognition in The Builder Brief
• Tickets will include food, beverages,
live entertainment & more
Chili Team
• Gates will open at 6pm on Friday, January 25, 2008
NOTE NEW LOCATION – Kendall County Fairgrounds
on Highway 46, East of Boerne
You can participate in many ways, via partnership, cooking
chili, or dancing the night away!
$350 – Limited – Don’t Delay!
4 Tickets to Event
Contact Kimberlyn at GSABA for more information or to get
cookin’, (210)696-3800, or [email protected]
BUILDERS / CONTRACTORS
LET US HELP YOU
CEILING FANS
DECORATIVE FIXTURES
RECESSED LIGHTING
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING
WHOLE HOME LIGHTING DESIGN
CALL 210.541.8500
M-F 8am-5pm
Sat. 9am-4pm
7243 Blanco Rd. San Antonio, TX 78216
January, 2008
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DELETES
The following companies have not renewed their Association membership. Please urge them to
reconsider, and renew their membership status:
Stay informed
and up-to-date
about what’s
going on at your
Builder’s
Association.
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MR. EDUARDO G. GALINDO
CASABLANCA CUSTOM DESIGN, INC.
(210)889-6417
Sponsor: WOLFE, SID
Category: BLDR S-F
MR. MICHAEL BARRERA
METRO WHOLESALE FLOORING
(210)655-7050
Sponsor: WOLFE, SID
Category: FLOOR COV
MR. PETER M. CAVAZOS
CITIBANK
(210)821-4410
Sponsor: MONTELONGO, RICK
Category: BANKS
MR. ANDY MORRIS
MORRIS CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(956)365-3033
Sponsor: EDELEN, PAUL
Category: UTILITIES
MR. JACK HARRIS
CLOSET CONNECTION
(210)599-9100
Sponsor: WOLFE, SID
Category: CLOSET
MR. JAVIER A. GUTIERREZ
PROFESSIONAL SHEETMETAL ROOFING
(210)639-1963
Sponsor: SAUER, DALE
Category: ROOFERS
MS. CHRISTY PRESCOTT
CORPORATE TRAVEL PLANNERS
(210)366-4450
Sponsor: MONTELONGO, RICK
Category: TRAVEL
MR. ANGEL RAMIREZ
NATURAL TRENDS
(210)403-2219
Sponsor: MONTELONGO, RICK
Category: STONE
MR. ADRIAN VALDEZ
HTS VOICE & DATA SYSTEMS
(210)495-5520
Sponsor: ALONGI, DOMINICK
Category: COMMUNICAT
MR. ROBERTO M. PALOMERA
R.P. HOMES, L.L.C.
(210)341-6654
Sponsor: EARL, BOB
Category: BLDR S-F
MR. DAVE BONNEY
FIRST COMMAND FINANCIAL
(210)824-9894
Sponsor: BEAVERS, ROXANNE
Category: FINANCIAL
MR. JOHNNY MARTINEZ
QUALITY AIR DESIGN, INC.
(210)337-0001
Sponsor: SAUER, DALE
Category: A/C&H CON
MR. STEVEN QUESADA
INNOVATIVE IMPULSES
(210)223-5200
Sponsor: ALONGI, DOMINICK
Category: ADVTG
MR. ANTHONY G. CURRIE
STAFFORD PLUMBING
(210)680-2052
Sponsor: SMITH, JERRY JR.
Category: PLUMBERS
MR. PEDRO HERNANDEZ
HERNANDEZ MASONRY
(210)273-6291
Sponsor: FINIGAN, HARRY
Category: MASONRY
MR. CLAUDE STEWART
SLIDE-LOK OF TEXAS
(432)682-2445
Sponsor: WOLFE, SID
Category: GAR-ACC
MR. RAMON GARZA
KRAFTSMAN PLAYGROUND
(281)353-9599
Sponsor: ALONGI, DOMINICK
Category: PLAYGRD
MS. DORIS TOUBIN
RAINBOW HOMES, L.L.C.
(210)340-2293
Sponsor: CRAIGHEAD, DON
Category: BLDR S-F
MS. ELAINE JORDAN
JORDAN BUILDERS, INC.
(830)393-9825
Sponsor: CRAIG, STEVE
Category: BLDR S-F
MS. NORA CROSBY
UNA VEZ MAS
(214)754-7008
Sponsor: MONTELONGO, RICK
Category: TV MEDIA
MR. STEPHEN BIANCO
LIBERTY CUSTOM HOMES
(210)698-2201
Sponsor: WOLFE, SID
Category: BLDR S-F
MR. MARK C. FISHER
TOUCHMARK HOMES, L.L.C.
(210)479-0080
Sponsor: PARRISH, DAN
Category: BLDR S
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GSABA Retention Committee
The Retention Committee – The official “Welcoming Committee”
of the Greater San Antonio Builders Assocation!
Are you looking for a way to become involved
with the Greater San Antonio Builders Association? Consider
joining the Retention Committee. Active members of the
Retention Committee will have opportunities to network and
communicate with new members of the Association, and will
be rewarded with Spike Points and chances to win! When new
members join GSABA without a sponsor (Spike), Retention
Committee Members will be assigned to the application as
reward for their work. This will help the Retention Committee
Member garner Spike points, opening opportunities to them
such as the Spike Party at the International Builders Show in
Orlando. Gaining Spike Points is also the ONLY way to work
towards getting your name on the Spike Wall of Fame located
at the new GSABA building.
2008 Retention Committee Schedule:
An ideal candidate for service on the Retention Committee
will have excellent phone skills, be enthusiastic, and be willing
to dedicate one hour per month to Retention Committee
Meetings.
December 10
January, 2008
January 16
February 13
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
October 15
November 13
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All Retention Committee
meetings will take place
at 2:00 p.m. in the
Ray Ellison Auditorium at
the Greater San Antonio
Builders Association
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NEW MEMBERS
It’s a pleasure to introduce newly-approved members. Please say hello and congratulate them for supporting the building industry by joining GSABA:
MS. PAULA CREWS
(210)508-8607
Sponsor: HOLLAWAY, MIKE
Category: LIGHTING
AQUAFREE LAWNS & PUTTING GREENS
MR. ERIC MEYER
(210)590-1900
Sponsor: SID WOLFE
Category: TURF
BEXARMET WATER DISTRICT
MS. LAURA STYJEWSKI
(210)357-5712
Sponsor: CLEO GARZA
Category: UTILITIES
BOANER & HAMAD, PC
MS. SCOTTI EVANS
(830)980-5575
Sponsor: DON CRAIGHEAD
Category: TITLE
BROWN & BROWN INSURANCE SERVICES
MR. TODD DREXLER
(210)494-3102
Sponsor: JOHN MCNAIR
Category: INSURANCE
BUILDERS UPDATE
MR. CHUCK TAYLOR
(888)732-8310
Sponsor: JEFF BUELL
Category: MARKETING
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
MS. SUZANNE F. SCHAKETT
(832)605-4416
Sponsor: KAREN MONTGOMERY
Category: MORTGAGE
MH COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, LP
MS. SHANNA HERBERT
(210)822-8283
Sponsor: CRAIG, STEVE
Category: DEV COMM
SHELLI HUMMELL DESIGNS
MS. SHELLI HUMMELL
(830)229-5623
Sponsor: MELINDA HOLLEY
Category: DESIGN-INT
DTS ENGINEERING & SURVEYING, LLC
MR. JOHN GULTEK
(210)222-8488
Sponsor: JACK UPTMORE
Category: ENGINEERS
MIRANDAS COLONIAL CUSTOM IRON WORKS
MS. IDAEL MIRANDA
(210)669-4600
Sponsor: MCNAIR, JOHN
Category: CUST IRON
STATE FARM INSURANCE
MR. JAVIER C. LEAL
(210)699-1616
Sponsor: DOMINICK ALONGI
Category: INSURANCE
FIRST HOUSTON MORTGAGE
MR. BRENDAN GEORGE
(210)494-5626
Sponsor: BOOTH, TODD
Category: MORTGAGE
PRINCE CUSTOM HOMES
MR. FRANK PRINCE
(210)213-4776
Sponsor: MIKE HOLLAWAY
Category: BLDR S-F
VERACRUZ CONCRETE, L.L.C.
MR. MAURICIO MORAN
(210)559-3337
Sponsor: MIKE HOLLAWAY
Category: CONCRETE
JR COMPOSITES, INC.
MR. LARRY HUFFORD
(512)268-0326
Sponsor: DAN DIEPENHORST
Category: PLUMBING
ROCKIN' A TRIM CARPENTRY, INC.
MR. ADRIAN A. LOPEZ
(210)347-9694
Sponsor: RICK MONTELONGO
Category: TRIM
VIRTUOSO BUILDERS
MR. MICHAEL SOWRY
(210)525-8750
Sponsor: TIFFANY HARTNET
Category: BLDR S-F
LIQUID ASSETS
MR. JAMES CAMP
(210)680-7665
Sponsor: ADAM REED
Category: POOLS
SAN ANTONIO QUALITY METALS
MR. LEONARD GARCIA
(210)227-7276
Sponsor: MIKE HOLLAWAY
Category: ROOF MAT
Welcome to all of our new members!
• Realize operational efficiencies – improve financial performance
• Reduce callback litigation exposure through consistent third party
warranty determinations and documentation
• Increase referrals while decreasing non-warranty work
• Complete administrative services – we take ALL calls
• Complete subcontractor scheduling and monitoring
Complete Warranty
Management and
Callback System
Take control, call us today 800-771-0232 or 210-298-3232
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RENEWALS
The following companies have continued their support for the building industry by extending their commitment to GSABA:
Company
Name
Company
Name
MS. YOLANDA FLORES
ACES BUILDERS WARRANTY
Member Since
2006
MRS. BEVERLY LAMOUREUX
HUFFMAN DEVELOPMENTS
Member Since
2005
MR. WILLIAM S. PITMAN
ALAMO HOME CONSTRUCTION, INC.
1988
MS. NANCY INCE
INCE DISTRIBUTING INC.
1996
MR. WADE BRANDT GUM
AMENITY SYSTEMS, INC.
2006
MR. JIM BOLES
JIM BOLES CUSTOM HOMES
2004
MR. BOB GARCIA
ANDERSEN WINDOWS
2003
MR. JOHN RIPLEY
JOABERT DEVELOPMENT CO.
2006
MR. ERIK J. BERNAL
AQUAFUZION
2006
MR. JOHN CONNELL
JOHN CONNELL CUSTOM HOMES
2004
MS. DEBBIE WILLIAMS
BELL POOL & SPA
2005
MR. JOSEPH RUSSELL
JR SAWDON HOMES
2006
MR. JOHN MOORE
BEXAR ELECTRIC LTD #2
1969
MR. RON MCINTYRE
KEEPSAKE CUSTOM HOMES
2004
MR. FRED ELSNER
BRIDLE BIT CORP.
2000
MR. GREG LOWDER
KINETICO QUALITY WATER SYSTEMS
2005
MS. JANIE VERMILLION
CABINETRY DESIGNS
2001
MS. KATHY SCHMITT
KUPER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
2004
MR. MARK DREW
CHASE HOME MORTGAGE
1988
MR. CHARLES EIKENBERG
KWIK KOPY MEDICAL CENTER
1975
MR. BRANDON MURPHY
CLASSIC CENTURY HOMES
2002
MR. KYLE LINDSEY
KYLE LINDSEY CUSTOM HOMES, L.L.C.
2003
MR. KEN CLOUD
CLOUD ROOFING COMPANY
1996
MS. NATASHA MATAGA
LENNAR HOMES
2004
MR. DENNIS CLOUD
COLORS OF THE WIND STONE FABRICATORS LLC 2006
MR. BRETT NICCUM
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS
1978
MR. CHRIS HILL
CORDILLERA RANCH
1997
MR. BRYAN L. MAYO
MAYO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
2003
2006
MR. JORGE GARCIA, CGR
CREATIVE RENOVATIONS
2002
MR. DUANE MOY
MOY CIVIL ENGINEERS
MR. ALLEN TOWNSEND
CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING CO.
1987
MR. ERWIN LEHMANN
MR. ERWIN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
1991
MR. DAVID ANDERSON, CGB, GMB DAVID ANDERSON HOMES, INC.
1986
MR. PETE R. ORDAZ
POOL CONCEPTS BY PETE ORDAZ, INC.
1999
MS. THERESA HEITMEIER
DESIGN SOLUTIONS GROUP
2006
MS. KATE KEATING
RE/MAX NORTH-SAN ANTONIO
2006
MR. DAVID ROBERTSON
DKR ENTERPRISES
2006
MR. RON RICHARDSON
RICHARDSON LIGHTING, INC.
1999
MR. ED HALL
ELEGANCE IN DESIGN CUSTOM HOMES, LP
2005
MR. MIKE HAMPTON
ROXTON CUSTOM HOMES
2002
MR. RODOLFO CORONA
EVOLVING CONCEPTS, INC.
2006
MR. CRAIG NOTO
SA QUALITY FENCE, LTD.
1985
MR. BOB GRASSIE
G.E. APPLIANCES
1998
MR. EDDIE JOHNSON
SOUTH TEKSAS INVESTMENTS
2004
MR. CHARLES K. HANKINS
H&I CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING, INC.
2004
MR. RAY STADLER
STADLER CUSTOM HOMES OF SAN ANTONIO, L.P 1996
MR. WAYNE HARWELL
HARWELL CO., LTD.
1978
MR. BRYAN SMITH
VISION DESIGN AND BUILD
2005
MR. ALAN GRESHAM
HIGHLAND HOMES
1999
MS. JUDY GONZALEZ
WASHINGTON MUTUAL
1993
BOLD FACE indicates milestone anniversary with GSABA
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Thank You For Your Support
Cash Endowment Contributors
Ray Ellison Foundation - $100,000
Doug Brown Construction - $100,000
Becky Oliver/Oliver Publications - $100,000
Jesse Baker - $50,000
(Contributed By: Legacy Homes, James Japhet, Monticello Homes, Burdick
Custom Homes, Ince Distributing, Inc., David Weekley Homes, Finelines,
Yantis Corporation, Baker and Anderson Custom Homes, Woodside Homes,
Bruce Baker, MG Building Materials and Mike Espensen)
Arrowwood Cabinetry - $25,000
BMC West Millwork/Masonite - $25,000
Builders Discount Appliance Mart - $25,000
Ed Barron Family - $25,000
KB Home - $25,000
Key Insulation - $25,000
Lori Caldwell Designs - $25,000
MG Building Materials - $25,000
Pape-Dawson - $25,000
Time Warner - $25,000
Uptmore Family - $25,000
Bitterblue, Inc. - $15,000
Booth Family - $15,000
Builders First Source - $15,000
Centex Homes - $15,000
Choate Irrigation - $15,000
Compass Bank - $15,000
Harris Connell Family - $15,000
CPS Energy - $15,000
Lloyd A. Denton, Sr. Family - $15,000
D.R. Horton - $15,000
J.R. Howard Family - $15,000
Dugas Family - $15,000
E.J. Burke, Jr. Family - $15,000
Ferguson/Delta/Kohler/Moen - $15,000
John Friesenhahn Family - $15,000
Frost Bank - $15,000
Garza Masonry Stone, Inc. - $15,000
Hollaway Custom Homes - $15,000
Lighting, Inc. - $15,000
McNair Custom Homes, LP - $15,000
Michael D. Moore - $15,000
Rick Montelongo Family - $15,000
Parrish & Company - $15,000
Pittsburgh Paints - $15,000
Quincy Lee Family - $15,000
Sitterle Homes - $15,000
Smith’s Better Built Homes - $15,000
Steve Heflin Architect/Builder - $15,000
Wells Fargo Bank - $15,000
Wilshire Homes - $15,000
Armadillo Homes - $10,000
Buie Lumber Company - $10,000
Elite Lighting Designs - $10,000
Hart Lumber/Trus Joint - $10,000
Keystone Granite - $10,000
Martin-Marietta Materials - $10,000
Mr. Erwin Heat & Air - $10,000
Renteria Family - $10,000
SAWS - $10,000
The Front Door Company - $10,000
Trane/Ince Distributing - $10,000
84 Lumber - $5,000
AG & M - $5,000
All Ready Services - $5,000
Allen & Allen - $5,000
American Tile Supply- $5,000
Black Tie Affairs Catering - $5,000
Building Materials Holding Co. - $5,000
Campbell Lumber Company - $5,000
CSI Millwork - $5,000
Delta Granite - $5,000
Dream Decks - $5,000
Jeffrey M. Dugas - $5,000
Norman T. Dugas - $5,000
Norman T. Dugas, Jr. - $5,000
EPA Compliance Experts- $5,000
GP Roofing - $5,000
Hanan Development - $5,000
Hearthside Homes, Inc. - $5,000
Hill Country Interiors - $5,000
Jesse Adams - $5,000
Beverly Koehn - $5,000
Kwikset - $5,000
Magna Wall/Headwaters
Construction Materials - $5,000
Materials Marketing - $5,000
Michael Holub Custom Homes - $5,000
MLAW Consultants & Engineers - $5,000
Moses Lopez Custom Homes - $5,000
Overhead Door Co. - $5,000
Pulte Homes - $5,000
Ranger American - $5,000
SA Quality Fence - $5,000
San Antonio Express News - $5,000
T & D Moravits - $5,000
Tamko - $5,000
Technovations - $5,000
Tony Rendon Homes - $5,000
Water Features of Texas - $5,000
Gary & Linda Weaver - $5,000
Thanks to... Lori Caldwell Design
Our sincerest thanks go to
Lori Caldwell for adding the
exquisite “designers touch” to
our new offices. Lori’s attention
to detail is evident throughout.
Thanks, Lori, for your
patience, persistence and
professionalism.
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Donors/New Building Products and Services
Acme Brick
AG&M
Alamo Home Construction
Allen and Allen
All Ready Services
All Star Erosion Control
American Tile Supply
Ancaster Design
Antique Stone
Bexar Electric
Biotech Water Researchers
BMC West Millwork
Buie Lumber Company
Builders Discount Appliance
Builders FirstSource
Building Specialties
Choate Irrigation
CSI Millwork
Delta Faucets/Ferguson
Delta Granite
Design Materials, Inc.
Designer Building Solutions
Doug Brown Construction
Dream Decks
Ecowater Systems
Elite Lighting Design
Fashion Glass & Mirror
Ferguson
Garage Floor Store & More
Garza Masonry Stone, Inc.
GE Reaves Engineering, Inc.
GP Roofing
H.J. Gilliland, Landscape Architect
Hart Lumber/Trus Joist
Hollywood Crawford Door Co.
Hotchkiss Insurance
James Hardie Building Products
Key Insulation
Keystone Granite
Kohler/Ferguson
Kwikset
Lighting Inc.
Lladro Tile
Lori Caldwell Designs
Magna Wall
Martin-Marietta Materials
Masonite Corporation
Master Tile
Materials Marketing
Miclen Resources
MLA Labs
MLAW Consultants and
Engineers & MLA Labs
Moen Faucets / Ferguson
Thanks to all to have committed to our “Brick By Brick” campaign.
A. J. Specia Custom Homes
Airtron Heating and AC
Alamo Home Construction, Inc.
Alamo Title Co.
Bridle Bit Corporation
Bridle Creek Interiors
Broll Homes, L.P.
John Brown
Casa Linda Remodeling
Clear Choice Flooring and Design
Compliance Resources
Countrywide Home Loans
Dale Sauer Custom Homes
David Anderson Homes
Debra Ridinger
Denton Watson Properties
Design Solutions Group
Diamante Homes
Don Craighead Homes
Double Diamond Custom Homes
Factory Builder Store
Finishing Touches
First American Title
January, 2008
Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co.
Fry Roofing
Garage Store & More
GE Reaves Engineering
Grizzle Family
GVTC
Hanan Development Co.
Harry Finigan Custom Homes
Harwell Properties
Headwaters Construction Materials
Highland Homes - San Antonio
Hill Country Interiors
Michael Holub Custom Homes
Home Loan Corporation
Hotchkiss Insurance
M.M. Hughes, Jr.
Image Homes
Jefferson State Bank
Johnson, Christopher, Javore
& Cochran, Inc.
Keith Zars Pools
Laser FX Med Spa, Inc.
Legacy Homes
Mr. Erwin Heating &
Air Conditioning
Parker’s Custom Stained
and Etched Glass
Parrish and Company
Pest Shield Pest Control, Inc.
Phantom Screens
Pit Stop Portable Restrooms
Pittsburgh Paints
Ranger American
Renteria Family
SA Quality Fence
SA Research Corporation
Stone Solutions
Sub Zero
Survey SA, L.P.
Tamko
Termimesh/Custom Pest
The Front Door Company
Time Warner
Trane/Ince Distributing
Tri-Supply
Vernon Wentz Photography
Water Features ofTexas
Wolf
Thanks
to all of our generous
endowment contributors!
Lock Marketing Concepts, Inc.
McMillin Homes
Medallion Homes
Miller Brothers Flooring
MLAW Consultants & Engineers
Monte Carlo Custom Homes
Mormeck Homes
MSA of San Antonio
New Home Guide
No Burn of Bexar County
ONO Custom Homes
Paul Allen Homes, Inc.
The Israel Peña Family
Willie Perez
Pit Stop Services
Renaissance Homes
Richard Lira Homes, Inc.
River Oaks Pools
Riverview Homes
Robare Custom Homes
S.A. Quality Fence
Visit us at www.sabuilders.com
Schaefer Company
Paul Sides
Smith’s Better Built Homes
Stadler Custom Homes
Steve & Cyndy Davis
Stewart Title
Summit Built Homes
Texas Association of
Professionals Federal
Credit Union
The Real Estate Council
of San Antonio
The Sherwin Williams
Company
Todd Glowka, Builder, Inc.
Tom Dreiss
Tracy Taylor Ochoa
Water Features of Texas
Whitaker Insurance
Ron Wiggs
The Builder Brief • 31
Associates Classified Showcase
Run your business card ad here. It’s an economical way to get your name in front every major
builder and remodeler in the area. Call Michele Lock for more information…210-655-3368.
Retractable
Screen Solutions
Doors • Windows
Patios • Porches
Gary Doxstater
South Central Texas Regional Distributor
210-650-4285 - Office
210-639-8130 - Cell
[email protected]
1-888-PHANTOM (742-6866)
www.phantomscreens.com
S E E P H A N TO M SC R E E N S AT GSA BA’ S O F F I C E
State Farm®
EPA COMPLIANCE EXPERTS
Providing Insurance and Financial Services
Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Specialists
WILL TRAXEL
Jake Jacobson, CPCU, CLU, ChFC
Storm Water Specialist
Agent
5460 Babcock Road, Suite #110
San Antonio, TX 78240
Office: (210 684-5253
Cell: (210) 275-0294
Toll-Free: (866) 979-6262 Fax: (210) 979-6264
Website: www.684jake.com E-mail: [email protected]
Compliance with:
• EPA
(Environmental Protection Agency)
• SAWS
(San Antonio Water System)
• TCEQ
(Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)
19546 Mill Oak
San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: (210) 326-8078
E-mail: [email protected]
Mark Ambrose
General Manager
10644 I.H. 35 North • San Antonio, Texas 78233
(210) 730-9500
Fax: (210) 599-9524 • Cell: (210) 825-9500
www.abcpest.com
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Mark Mott
Hanson Roof Tile
Sales Representative
San Antonio - Corpus Christi
Mobile (210) 232-9904
[email protected]
www.hansonrooftile.com
Visit us at www.sabuilders.com
January, 2008
Associates Classified Showcase
Run your business card ad here. It’s an economical way to get your name in front every major
builder and remodeler in the area. Call Michele Lock for more information…210-655-3368.
SID WOLFE
210-912-9767 CELL
210-698-1233 OFFICE
[email protected]
RESERVE YOUR 2008 EXHIBIT & AD SPACE NOW!
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DEDUCTIBLES INTO ASSETS
We help businesses gain control
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Contact Bellinger
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By email at [email protected]
Visit our website at www.bellhomme.com
or call 210-373-4453 for information
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QuickBooks Training
Job Costing
On-line Support
Start Ups for New Companies
Audits
January, 2008
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Financial Statements
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable
Payroll & Payroll Taxes
Visit us at www.sabuilders.com
The Builder Brief • 33
The Perfect Venue
for Your
Next Gathering
The Ray Ellison Auditorium at GSABA
…Just the place for meetings, company parties,
weddings, etc.
• 220 Formal Seating without a dance floor
• 200 Formal Seating with a dance floor
• 275 Theater Style Seating
Tables & Chairs Included in Rental
(60” Rounds or 8’ Rectangular)
• State of the Art Technology
• Full Service Kitchen
Perfect Location…on Loop 1604, between N.W. Military
& Bitters; convenient to IH-10, Loop 1604 and Hwy. 281
Call 696-3800 for Date Availability and Member Pricing!
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Visit us at www.sabuilders.com
January, 2008
January, 2008
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The Builder Brief • 35
2008
January/February
SUNDAY
MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
TUESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
New Years
Day
All articles
due for February
Builder Brief
GSABA Closed
December
30
31
Housing
Forecast
1
January
3
2
5
11
12
Govn’t Affairs
Committee
3:30 p.m.
GSABA
7
6
9
8
10
Associates’ Council
TAB Winter Board - Austin, Texas
11:30 a.m. GSABA
Retention Committee
2:00 p.m. GSABA
Membership
Committee Meeting
14
15
Building Believers
11:30 a.m.
GSABA
Membership Mixer
3:00 p.m. GSABA
16
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
at GSABA
Mastercraft Plumbing
17
19
8:30 a.m. GSABA
10:30 a.m.
GSABA Board of Directors
11:30 a.m.
21
18
SMC Quarterly
Awards Breakfast
GSABA Executive
Committee
20
4
Certified Sales Professional Course
8:30 a.m.
Omni Hotel Colonnade
13
SATURDAY
22
24
23
Pre-Rodeo Chili
Cook-Off
Kendall County
Fairgrounds - Boerne
6:00 p.m.
25
26
1
2
8
9
Stock Show &
Rodeo
Begins
27
28
29
3
February
Custom Builders’ Council
All articles
due for March
Builder Brief
Rodeo Continues
31
30
9:00 a.m., GSABA
4
5
6
Retention Committee
2:00 p.m. GSABA
7
Associates’ Council
11:30 a.m.
GSABA
NAHB - International Builders Show - Orlando, Florida
Rodeo Continues
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
All dates are tentative. Please contact the Builders Association at 696-3800 to confirm dates.
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3625 Paesanos Parkway,
San Antonio, TX 78231
(http://www.sabuilders.com)
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