The Custom Builders Council offers a forum to discuss the challenges faced by small volume builders while providing members with hands-on information they can incorporate in their everyday business activities. Issues and opportunities addressed include contract standardization, education programs, political updates, builder/REALTOR™ relations, codes and standards, and co-op purchasing.


Our members know the importance of excellent customer service, quality products and professional standards.

When doing business… call on a member first!

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What Can the Council do for Me?

The mission of the Custom Builders Council is to form an alliance among custom builders to achieve the highest level of professionalism and integrity; to offer our customers quality construction and excellent customer service in the industry; to offer continuing education to enhance our abilities; to provide an open forum for communication and exchanging ideas; and to strengthen our political position to help our industry.

Standardized Contracts

Protect your business with iron-clad construction contracts, written specifically for Texas builders. This free member benefit can save you thousands in legal fees.

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Members-Only Discounts

The council offers unified, competitive purchasing power through co-op purchasing. Enjoy discounts on products you already use, including 10-15% savings on Builders Risk Insurance.

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Continuing Education

Stay at the top of your game with world-class training courses offered at the GHBA. Learn the latest and greatest building techniques, develop improved products, and promote safer job sites.

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Professional Public Image

Council members enjoy the benefit of being identified as reputable builders and upholding standards of practice as well as offering a unified “quality” image to the buying public.

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Dedicated Advocacy

Stay up to date on the latest in local codes & standards. The CBC supports “pro-industry” political candidates and legislators and actively fights legislation that could raise the cost of housing.

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Monthly Luncheons

CBC luncheons provide a forum to discuss the specific needs and challenges faced by small volume custom builders.

It’s not just builders anymore! All members are now invited to join the Custom Builders Council. As an added bonus, REALTORS™ will receive the Custom Builder Contract Package.

The Custom Builders Council meets the third Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at the Norris Center. (No meeting in July, October, December.) Registration is required.

Custom Builders Speed Selling

(Next event coming in early 2018!)

    Speed Selling events are an efficient and effective way to build relationships with new vendors and suppliers in a laid-back environment. Attendance is free for builder participants.

    Get face to face interaction with your target audience! Participants will receive approximately 5 to 7 minutes of personal face time with up to 20 custom builders. Events are limited to members of the CBC.


The Speed Selling event is the most effective activity GHBA has created. I was introduced to subs and suppliers I did not know existed, found out information to help my clients, and started the development of important relationships that will make my service to my clients better and in a very short time….It would have taken weeks if not months to set up those meetings and some I did not even know existed. I also was able to determine that I should not quit my day job and go on the bowling circuit… unless I want to be the person that got bugs out of the gutters!
—JOHN ST. JOHN, John R. St. John Construction, Inc./JS

The Product Expo

This is THE show where GHBA builders and remodelers turn for new trends and great ideas to stay on the cutting edge and ahead of changing consumer demands.

This is your opportunity to connect with old friends and business associates and make new ones. Not only will you and your company benefit from a full day on the show floor, the EXPO will be the most fun you’ll have at work all year as exhibitors participate in hourly prize drawings, including chances to win CASH in the wildly popular Money Ball Game, and a vacation get-away! Associate member attendance is limited to exhibitors only. The EXPO is a “must-do” event!

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Here’s what our members say:

We love using the GHBA/TAB builder contracts, and they have saved us on so many instances! We have been in this business for 30 years and these contracts sum up every incident we have ever experienced. We sleep better at night knowing that everything is spelled out. We have had no negative feedback from any of our clients either (we typically build all spec homes). I know they appreciate the contract as well.

The best part is that whenever I have a question, I contact Ian Faria (Bradley Law Firm) and he gets back to immediately. He has expert advice and hasn’t charged me a penny for the advice he’s given. Ian and the contacts are priceless! Thank you for all you and GHBA do for us!

Tami Denault Gregory Homes Inc.

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Custom Builders Council Leadership

CBC Board of Directors

President and Speaker Committee Co-Chair: 
Matt Sneller, CGP, GMB, CAPS, Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling, LLC
Vice President:
Jim Bob Taylor, D. L. Doyle Construction Co.
Secretary and Government Affairs Committee Chair
Jason Gustafson, CGB, Winshire Green LLC
David Daniels, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP, 3D Builders, LLC
Immediate Past President and Speaker Committee Co-Chair:
David Gordon, CGP, Whitestone Builders Inc.
Education Committee Chair:
Katy Hawes, Jamestown Estate Homes
Charity Project Chair:
Todd LeBlanc, LeBlanc Custom Homes Inc.
Sponsor Committee:
Dean Zografos, CGB, GMB, Zografos Builder Group

Committees/Special Projects

Networking Committee:
Kena Armstrong, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency
Speed Selling Committee:
Lee Kurtas, High Performance Home Companies
Speaker Committee:
Rick Mosher, Detering Company of Houston, LP
Membership Committee:
Terry Nesch, Toner Home Matters
Networking Committee:
Lindsey Root, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Expo Committee:
John Scott, BMC
Sponsor Committee:
Kendall McDermott, Rooftec
Speed Selling Committee:
John Taylor, Eklektik Interiors

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