The GREEN building boom of the 00’s was poised to be an explosion. Housing was producing units at high levels and the green path was starting to take a firm hold. Not just for the chicness of building green; the true value was in the use of sustainable products utilize in an efficient manner to reduce waste. Energy saving were also being proven and the builder’s sales team who was proficient in the sales and marketing of this style of home building could help the potential home buyer see the difference and want the difference. The economic housing slowdown, which truly began tail end of ’05 saw our country deeply submerged by crisis in ’08. Green building stalled because there were no houses of significant numbers being built. Potential home buyers left the market place because of financial uncertainty. While housing is still slow in some markets.
HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America. www.hbade.org
For those of you who have not met me, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Chuck Fowke. I’m the owner and president of Homes by John C Fowke, a custom home building company my brother and I established in 1990. In those 27 years, our company has proudly provided custom homes throughout the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
As a membership association, NAHB must demonstrate its benefit to achieve our goals. NAHB works hard to provide members with many benefits and services; my goal is building the right benefits that will impact the bottom line for our members.
The NAHB Production Builder Executive Club, a VIP luxury networking and programming lounge at the International Builders’ Show, returns to the Orange County Convention Center in 2018. At the 2017 show, more than 500 production builder executives from 200 companies took advantage of this comfortable, convenient IBS space.