HBA Installs Mike Ruebenson with La Plata Communities as the new President

Mike Ruebenson COO La Plata Communities 2015 CSHBA President

Mike Ruebenson
COO La Plata Communities
2015 CSHBA President

The Housing & Building Association (HBA) of Colorado Springs continued its 62-year tradition of electing high profile industry leaders to represent the most influential association in the Colorado Springs region. The HBA represents 550 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.

Mike Ruebenson with La Plata Communities was installed as the 2015 HBA President at the HBA Annual Membership Reception, held Wednesday, November 19 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. 2014 HBA President Joe Loidolt with Classic Homes moved into the position of Immediate Past President, and Tim Seibert with N.E.S. was installed as the HBA President Elect. Newly elected board members were: Grace Covington, Covington Homes; Mike Fenton, Century Communities; Eric Hunter, Keller Homes; Mark Long, Vanguard Homes; Michelle Grove-Reiland, Broadmoor Properties; and Mark Reyner, Land Title Guarantee Co.

Also honored were the volunteer “Chairs” of the 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. Thank you to: Kyle Campbell – Classic Consulting Engineers & Surveyors, LLC; Tim Seibert – N.E.S. Inc.; Dylan Fischer – Ferguson Enterprises; Lani Moore – Unified Title Company; Amy Martin Cox – PICs / Perceptive Image Creations; Mike DeGrant – Lowell Development Partners, LLC; Mike Finkbiner – Robbins Roofing Specialists, Inc.; George Hess – Vantage Homes Corp.; John Radcliffe – Ensign Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc.; Nick Kachel – Aspen View Homes, LLC; Matt Hiner – Hiner Landscapes, Inc.; Shelley La Judice – The Marketing Group; Tim McConnell – Drexel, Barrell & Company; Debra Witte – DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of the Pikes Peak Region; Mark Witte – DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of the Pikes Peak Region; Carrie Bartow – CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP; Mark Bussone – Vantage Homes Corp.; and Kevin Walker – Walker Strategies, LLC

Trophies were presented to volunteer members from the membership drive. Todd Stephens with Windsor Ridge Homes received the traveling trophies for recruiting the most new members during the year and during the 2-day membership drive and Mark Bussone with Vantage Homes received recognition for membership retention of the new members he recruited in 2013.

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.

The HBA of Colorado Springs is a non-profit trade association comprised of more than 550 member companies. The local association is affiliated with the Colorado Association of Home Builders with a membership exceeding 2,000 and the National Association of Home Builders, which has more than 140,000 member companies nationwide. The HBA of Colorado Springs is committed to promoting policies that allow for the production of safe, decent and affordable housing and to enhancing the environment for the housing and building industry in El Paso County.



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