The Housing & Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs continued its 61-year tradition of electing high profile, industry leaders to represent the most influential Association in the Colorado Springs region. The HBA represents more than 460 member companies and some 10,000 +/- citizens in the region; membership in the HBA is diverse and covers all areas of the home & commercial building industry, including landscaping, home products, banking, contractor trades, architects and building supplies, as well as builders and developers.
John Bissett with JM Weston Homes was installed as the 2013 HBA President at the HBA Annual Membership Reception, held Wednesday, November 14 at the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. 2012 HBA President John A. Cassiani with RealTech Development moved into the position of Immediate Past President, and Joe Loidolt with Classic Homes was installed as the HBA President Elect. Newly elected board members were: Mark Bussone, Vantage Homes; Heath Herber, Westerra Development; Josh Peterson, Saddletree Homes; Vince Shoemaker, Bryan Construction; Dylan Fischer, Ferguson Enterprises; and John Radcliffe, Independent Civil Engineer.
Also honored were the volunteer “Chairs” of more than 14 different Committees and Councils that carry out the mission of the Housing & Building Association. These volunteers give hundreds of hours each year to support the building industry. Ralph Braden, Nor’wood Limited – Chair of the Political Action Committee; Mark Bussone, Vantage Homes – Chair of the Code Review; Jerry Costanzo, G.L. Costanzo & Assoc. – Chair of the Sales & Marketing Council; Mike Finkbiner, Robbins Roofing Specialists – Co-Chair of the PAC Golf; Marc Towne & Mark Fuerstenberger, Classic Homes – Co-Chairs of the 2Man Scramble Golf; George Hess, Vantage Homes – Co-Chair of the PAC Golf; Bobby Ingels, Nor’wood Limited – Chair of the Public Policy; Brad Kreikemeier, Bank of Colorado – Chair of the Finance Committee; Nathan Liljestrand, Custom Creations – Chair of the Remodelers Council; Matt Manzione, Mountaintop Custom Homes – Chair of the Jobsite Safety; Tim McConnell, Drexel, Barrell & Company – Chair of the Fountain Committee and Tri-Lakes Committee; John Radcliffe, Independent Civil Engineer – Chair of the Utilities Committee; Tim Seibert, Principle of N.E.S. Inc. – Chair of the Land Use; Jason Weber, Weber Construction – Chair of the Parade of Homes; and Dawn White, Keller Williams Partners Realty – Chair of the Member Services Council.
Achievements such as these are great testimonials to the housing and building industry, both in our local community, as well as at the national level. We all benefit from those whose time, loyalty, and leadership are so graciously and willingly given in an effort to accomplish HBA’s mission of keeping housing affordable.