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.
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.
Protect your business with iron-clad construction contracts, written specifically for Texas builders. This free member benefit can save you thousands in legal fees.
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.
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.
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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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.
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!)
- FOR BUILDERS…
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. JOIN THE NEXT EVENT
- FOR ASSOCIATES…
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. RESERVE YOUR SPACE
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
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!
Here’s what our members say:
Custom Builders Council Leadership
David Gordon, CGP, Whitestone Builders Inc.
Matt Sneller, CGP, GMB, CAPS, Sneller Custom Homes and Remodeling, LLC
Immediate Past Chair
Brandon Lynch, GMB, CGP, CAPS, Keechi Creek Builders
Jason Gustafson, CGB, Winshire Green
Katy Hawes, Jamestown Estate Homes
Jim Bob Taylor, D. L. Doyle Construction Co.
David Daniels, GMB,CGR,CAPS,CGP, 3D Builders LLC
Todd LeBlanc, LeBlanc Custom Homes Inc.
Committees / Special Projects
Kathy Anderson, Eklektik Interiors
John Scott, BMC
Kimberly Hanks, Thorntree Slate & Marble
Jacob Monteith, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting
Debbie Page, 1st Infiniti Enterprises, Inc.
Ryan Atlee, Snyder Energy
Bryan Schaffer, Western Pacific Building Products
Pat Wilson, Legends Architectural Stone
Rick Mosher, Detering Co.