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El Paso members storm the Capitol

2019: Issue 3

Builders, Associates meet in Austin to represent home building industry

The bi-annual Texas Association of The group visited with
Builders Rally Day was held on March Representative Mary Gonzalez next,
20 at the Capitol in Austin. El Paso and as she always has, welcomed us
was represented by a total of twenty- with open arms. “Where’s Randy? “
two representatives who visited all the she asked knowing that Randy
El Paso delegation. We were Bowling has led our delegates over
welcomed by each Texas Legislator the past years. Randy was with the
from our area and had a special visit TAB Executive team since he is First
with Senator Jose Rodriguez. The Vice President and assumes the
EPAB group was led by President leadership in 2020. Representative
Sergio Cuartas, Vice President Edgar Gonzalez said that our lobby team
Garcia, Secretary Sal Masoud and from TAB had been in contact with her
Ray and Margaret Adauto. and her staff frequently and that she
The Capitol was swarming with the appreciates those updates and visits.
nearly 800 Texas builders and Our brochure also helps her decide on
Associates during the day long event. bills that we support or oppose.
The Rally Day headquarters was the The next appointment was with
Driskill Hotel. Representative Cesar Blanco who two
The group was welcomed to a years ago gave us a grand tour of the
traditional dinner on March 19 at the House chambers. He was scheduled
world-famous Eddie V’s, a steak and to be in Houston on House business
seafood multi-star eating and surprised us by walking in as we
establishment. Our sponsor, HUB were gearing up. “I wouldn’t miss
International treated the group to an meeting you all,” he told the excited
outstanding selection of shrimp, members.
oysters, lump crab and even a special Our final two meetings for the day
crab cake for appetizers. The main were with Senator Rodriguez and
course was one of five entrée’s which Representative Joe Moody, now the
the group chose from. It was capped Speaker Pro Tempore, a very high
off with an amazing group of chocolate honor and prestigious position. The
or banana deserts. Our thanks to Luis delegation with Senator Rodriguez
Rosas and HUB International for the was led by Sergio Cuartas and Sal
outstanding meal. Masoud and they came away happy
Wednesday started early with a and excited with that meeting. “He
meeting with Representative Lina was really nice to us and listened to
Ortega who graciously gave us a lot of our issues with an open mind,” Sergio
time to explain our issues and to ask told the Outlook. Representative
for her support. Because of the early Moody was on the House floor and so
start the EPAB took some Austin the EPAB delegates huddled with the
Voodoo Donuts to her and her staff, all staff. “Our mission at Rally Day is to
of which were quickly consumed. Our make sure we make our presence
nest visit was to the newest state rep, known, and we did that pretty well
Art Fierro who was recently elected to again,” said Ray. The next Rally Day
replace outgoing long-term Joe will be in 2021.
Pickett. He was on the house floor
and so the group met with his chief of Top Right: EPAB members in the a Above: A hard hat was presented as a gift from TAB and EPAB to Senator Jose
staff, a regular option given that the capitol hallway preparing for their Rodriguez (Seated) Left to right: Margaret Adauto, Dallas Stevens, Jacob
reps are in session and at work. meeting. Barde, Sergio Cuartas, Sal Masoud. More photos: page 8

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Message Evolution, transformation, change, opportunity

When I was in college (1995), ‘Being a member of our association provides us with
several business instructors access to information which can help us understand
mentioned that our ability to adapt to
change was the main if not the only trends and find new opportunities in the building industry.’
individual competitive advantage we,
future business owners, could
develop. More than two decades later, homes. However, the market is Since we need to be aware of the
people living today are observing always changing. Millennials are local trends and changes, our Market
drastically accelerating, fast paced rapidly becoming the biggest share of Intelligence Committee improved our
change in many aspects of our lives. our home buyers because they just confidence survey to make it more
We are talking to artificially surpassed the baby boomers as the relevant and targeted. Please help us
intelligent phones, chat bots, phone largest segment of the population, help you by answering our 3-question
Sergio Cuartas systems and virtual personal generationally speaking. This means survey which we will e-mail to you.
President assistants. We have seen tremendous we need to understand the younger We will continue to develop it and
El Paso Association of Builders advances in longevity, self-driving generation’s needs and wants in make it an exclusive benefit for our
transportation, robots, self-checkout order to connect and service them members as the plan is to release the
What comes to mind when you hear at retail stores, and virtual reality better. This may require our industry results earlier to our members than to
the names: Sears, Kmart, Kodak, experiences. As some jobs become to make some changes in many the general public. Other committees
Blockbuster, America Online (AOL), more automated, people may need to areas. Questions we could ask are: In are meeting and moving forward.
WorldCom, GM, or Chrysler? One seek career coaching to help redirect which areas do we need to change? Thank you for your support of our
may say those companies are dying their talents and abilities toward other or how can we constantly reinvent our association. Be on the lookout for
or are already dead. On the other positions or types of employment. business? education and networking
hand, what is your first thought when While some of us feel overwhelmed Being a member of our association opportunities. They will probably be
you hear the names: Amazon, by the different technologies, provides us with access to information announced by email. Please continue
Google, E-Trade, Netflix, Quicken communication methods and 24/7 which can help us understand trends to participate in our events, and help
Loans, Facebook, Tesla, or Spotify? connectivity. Others see tremendous and find new opportunities in the members whenever you can. Finally
Most people would call them large, opportunity for exponential growth building industry. The International make it a point to do business with a
successful companies. Some may with the combination of technological Builders Show in Las Vegas in member.
realize that those companies are fast- advancements. February provided many chances for
growing pioneers who are eating the The home building industry has learning in regards to automation,
lunch of the companies who have been slow to change the way we build technology, new products, and trends.
been slow to adapt.
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Getting in front of the issues

ediToRial SeRViceS

You read about the events at Rally force to be dealt with. wagons. going to Rally day,
day and think that it’s a waste of getting into the offices of the testifying, being present is
time. You see these members go Senators and legislators isn’t something that’s hard for us so far
and speak on behalf of the automatic, certainly during session. away. But our support system from
association and say, “no problem, Yes, they’ll meet with you because TaB is a greatly admired group with
they’ll take care of it for me,”. you’re a constituent. But the el an no bull attitude and honesty.
imagine if we didn’t have members Paso delegation meets with us That’s why we’re welcomed…nay,
willing to take the trip, go to the because we help them make tough respected when we visit.
capitol and sit in front of our local decisions and give them honest i asked our first timers what they
legislators. These engaged truthful facts. We provide them with got from it if anything. each one told
members know what this association a focus on bills that can go one way us it was a great experience, it was
does, so much better than those or the other. We bring a committed awesome, and it was rewarding.
who have never gone to a Rally day. concern with solutions. This year Would they tell the world? “Without
i call it the most important event for they must deal with about 4300 bills hesitation” was the response. My
a member to realize where the dues of which nearly 1000 could impact thanks to the group. John chaney
go, and how much more difficult it construction immediately. They said it best. “i’m always surprised
would be for the local members if
they didn’t go. everywhere we went
need us to guide them. We don’t
win them all, but we get a fair
by how well our reps think of our
association and what it took to get
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capitol. and it’s not just about being it is a mad house. one that can kill who went. and make plans for 2021
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Builder News

Housing Finance
Reform Plan Moves
the Debate Forward
The National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB) commended Senate
Banking Committee Chairman Mike
Crapo for developing his housing
finance reform proposal and believes it
will serve as an important marker to
move the debate forward in Congress.
Testifying on
this issue
before the
Greg Ugalde, a
home builder
and developer
Mike Crapo
Torrington, Conn., said that an
effective housing finance system must
address liquidity as well as
“An essential component of any
strategy for housing affordability must
be advancing comprehensive housing
finance reform which will ensure the
capital and liquidity necessary for
housing developers, builders, lenders
and consumers to access stable
financing,” said Ugalde.
NAHB believes that Chairman Crapo
has put forth a thoughtful outline for
housing finance reform that includes
essential elements that would achieve
these aims.
“In particular, we appreciate the
chairman’s continued support for an
explicit government backstop for a key
portion of the conventional mortgage
market,” said Ugalde. “We firmly
believe this is critical to ensuring the
ongoing availability of the 30-year,
fixed-rate mortgage, which is essential
to affordable homeownership, as well
as preserving support for the financing
of affordable multifamily properties.”
With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
languishing in conservatorship for the
past decade, NAHB has been a strong
proponent of comprehensive housing
finance reform.
“Having Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac continue in conservatorship with
no end in sight contributes to
uncertainty regarding mortgage
availability and affordability and is
therefore both undesirable and
unsustainable,” said Ugalde.
Given the significant role that
housing plays in the economy, Ugalde
urged lawmakers to take a long-term,
holistic approach to housing finance
system reform.
“NAHB also urges Congress to
carefully consider the differences
between the single-family and
multifamily market and not apply
solutions to one piece of the market
that are not appropriate for the other,”
he said.
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New Home Sales Demonstrate

El Paso Disposal
Demand for Affordable Homes
607,000 units after a sharp upwardly
The January new home sales report

revised December report. The sales

from the government indicates an data was delayed due to the partial
increasing demand for homes sold in government shutdown.
an affordable price range. The data also show that new home
In January 2019, 66 percent of new sales posted a 2.3 percent gain for
single-family home sales were priced 2018 and the yearly total of 627,000 is
between $200,000 and $400,000 vs. the highest sales level since the Great
22 percent of homes that were sold in Recession.
the $400,000 to $750,000 range. This “Declines in mortgage rates brought
compares to 51 percent of homes sold buyers back into the market at the end
in the $200,000 to $400,000 range in of 2018 and moving into the new year,”
January 2018, and 29 percent that said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde, a //$!-!.)+-!%*./+-!"+-4+0/$*&0./#-!/-%'* 
were sold in the $400,000 to $750,000 home builder and developer from
price category.
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Torrington, Conn. “After a challenging
“These numbers indicate that period last fall, builders expect a solid
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builders who can produce housing at spring home buying season.”
affordable price points in markets The inventory of new homes for sale
across the nation will be able to meet rose to 336,000 in January, which
this sales demand that is generated by represents a slightly elevated 6.6-
healthy household formations and solid month supply at the current sales rate.
job and wage growth,” said Robert The median sales price was $317,200.
Dietz, chief economist of the National Regionally, on a monthly basis, new
Association of Home Builders (NAHB). home sales fell 11.4 percent in the
Today’s report by the U.S. Northeast, 28.6 percent in the Midwest
Department of Housing and Urban and 15.1 percent in the South. Sales
Development and the U.S. Census rose 27.8 percent in the West.
bureau shows that sales of newly built,
single-family homes fell 6.9 percent to

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Forescast The Green New Deal Is A Bad Deal

nations can easily adopt. For example, — otherwise it would compromise its In summary, the GND suffers from
pressing to invent low cost solutions that control of interest rates. What if the Fed several serious flaws. It imposes huge
Elliot Eisenberg reduce carbon emissions in manufacturing just printed money and used those funds to upfront costs on our economy, yet only
Economic & Policy and agriculture and then sharing them buy GND bonds, as was the case with slightly reduces the negative impacts of
globally, as Germany has done with solar Quantitative Easing? If the economy were domestic carbon-dioxide emissions. In
panels, would make a huge global dent in in a recession, rates would be low, but they addition, it substantially overpays for the
CO2 emissions. would also be low if the bonds were sold to CO2 reductions it accomplishes by
A second problem is that the GND only investors, so the savings would be slight. needlessly prioritizing certain CO2
focuses on removing certain sources of And if the Fed bought the bonds in a emissions over others. Lastly, having the
carbon-dioxide by trying to achieve 100% healthy economy, when rates are above Fed buy GND bonds essentially works only
renewable energy in a decade. The cost to zero, like they are currently, it would have in a recession, otherwise necessary
While advocates of the Green New Deal do this would top $4 trillion -- well over a to pay interest on the reserves it issues to offsetting maneuvers largely, if not
(GND) suggest it will solve a multitude of full year of tax revenue. This works out to banks, offsetting the income earned on the completely, negate the interest savings.
problems by combating global warming and $110/metric ton of carbon dioxide avoided. bonds as it does now.
creating millions of well-paid jobs, the The cost of weatherizing every building in
reality is that the GND is a profoundly the US to “maximum energy efficiency” is
expensive plan that takes leave of all projected to cost $400 billion or
economic principles. Within only its climate $285/metric ton. If this sounds expensive, it
change portion, the GND ignores entirely is! President Obama’s economists put the
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India 7%. Under existing policies and rich and having the Federal Reserve
goals, in twenty years, the US share will
fall to 12%, China’s will drop to 27% and
India’s to14%. Thus, even if the GND
reduces US emissions to zero, we will
benefit little unless other nations do the
finance it. While the Fed could buy GND
bonds, it can do so only if it helps it reach
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Rally Day 2019 • Austin, Texas

Members and guests who represented EPAB
at Rally Day
Sergio Cuartas
Edgar Garcia
Maribel Garcia
Sal Masoud
Luis Rosas
Randy Bowling
Jacob Barde
Sam Shallenberger
John Chaney
Henry Tinajero
Margarita Tinajero
Gus Loy
Laura Loy
Dallas Stevens
Patricia Stevens
Nadia Rocha
Hector de la Canal
Nick Loy
Margaret Adauto
Alexis Ferguson
Ian Ferguson
Adam Ferguson
Ray Adauto
EPAB receives special award
from TAB/Build PAC
Texas Association of Builders
presented the EPAB with an award
for having contributed over 400% of
goal to the Texas HOMEPAC. The
contributions are vital to the work we
have to do keeping the legislature
and others in check. HOMEPAC
funds are used to support issues
that could impact the industry. The
EPAB is proud of the contributions
made by the donors.

Training offered to members

The builder members were invited to
attend a SWP3 training on March
27. The training was given by ESS,
Environmental Safety Solutions, an
associate member and with El Paso
Water enforcement division. Steve
Teran, inspector, presented the
reasons why and what Texas says
has to happen. EPAB will conduct
another similar training later this
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#Real Texas

The El Paso Association of Builders encourages you to work with our members.
Builder members Padilla Homes Barragan & Associates DWS Building Supply
as of January 30, 2019 Misael Navarrete Benito Barragan Sabrina Voorhies
Palo Verde Homes Barraza Drywall Corp. EDLR Plastering
Althon Investments, LLC Edgar Montiel Ignacio Barraza Eduardo De La Rosa
Jose Luis Martin Pointe Homes Barrett Airworks E.F. Building Materials, Inc
Bain Construction Carlos Villalobos Alexandro Castro Efren Fraire
Scott Bain R.C. Baeza & Associates Bassett Woodworks ERA Sellers & Buyers
Bella Vista Custom Homes, Inc. Robert C. Baeza Danny Murillo Karla Rayos
Edgar Garcia R.E. Welch Contractor Beasley, Mitchell & Co., LLP ESS Environmental and Safety Solutions
BIC Homes, LLC Gordon Welch Brad Beasley Jose L. Garcia Ramirez
Sergio Cuartas Rassette Homes, Inc. Bella Vista Realty Eagle Custom Cabinets
Blue Sage Homes, LLC Donald Rassette Grisel Ortega Juan Benabidez
Jamie E. Gonzalez Rio USA Belmont's Air Conditioning, Inc. Eagle Roofing Products
Blue Star Construction Freddy Klayel Rafael Belmonte Scott Aguilar
Carlos Villasana Rosewood Design & Build Big A Construction Edgar's Flooring
Bowling Construction Brianna Barnes Thelma Vasquez Edgar Enriquez
Randy Bowling Santana Custom Homes BMC Select Edmund Esper
Carefree Homes Fernando Santana David Quintana Edmund Esper
Richard Aguilar Southwest Land Development Serv. Boise Cascade El Paso Audio Video by Design
Casas De Leon, LLC Doug Schwartz Mike Flores Joe Gutierrez
Nick Bombach Spanish Oaks Custom Homes Border Construction Specialties El Paso Building Materials
Cisco Homes LLC Juan R. Saenz Ricardo Yvellez Ken Wade
Francisco Arroyos III The Heritage Group Border Solar El Paso Disposal
Classic American Homes David Bingham Javier Ruiz Irma Parsons
Priscilla Hernandez Trejo Construction Co. Bordertown Carpets El Paso Mortgage Bankers Association
Crown Heritage Homes Juan Trejo Brian M. Abraham Gilbert Pedregon
Lydia Mlouhi Tropicana Building Corp. Builders Source Appliance Gallery El Paso Times
Cullers & Caldwell Builders Bobby Bowling IV Sandra Lucero Sal Hernandez, Justin Riley
John Cullers Tropicana Development Bukaty Financial Companies Group El Paso Truss
Cullers Homes Greg Bowling Ruth Rivera Luis Mendiola
Jason R. Cullers Tropicana Homes C. D. Lee/Britton Insurance & Bonding El Paso Water Softeners
D B Innovations, LLC Randy Bowling Anthony Landavazo Rebecca Estrada
Dan Berry Tropicana Properties CMF El Paso Winnelson
Dawco Home Builders Demetrio Jimenez Carlos Munoz Rene Goldfien
Walter O. Lujan Uptown Homes, Inc. Cabinet Masters Electrolux NA
Deal-2-Deal Homes Francisco Baquera Mike Robles Adger Colley
Delton Deal Valance Construction, LLC Cadence Lending Group Elizardo Garcia Electric
Del Rio Engineering, Inc. Oswaldo Prieto Carolyn De Leon Elizardo Garcia
Sal Masoud Villagi Homes, LLC Carpet Warehouse EZE-R-DESIGNS
Diamond Homes, LLC Kristi Eddings Erez Belkin Leticia Mata
Valerie Bacquera Vista Del Sol Architectural Design Castillo Electric Farmers Ins. Mercedes Ruiz Agency
E. Valencia Land Development LLC Luis J. Lopez Jose Del Val Mercedes Ruiz
Eddie Valencia Will Harvey Development CEA Engineering Group Felipe Rocha Construction
Eclat Homes & Design Will S. Harvey Jorge L. Azcarate Felipe Rocha
Veronica Guerra Winton/Flair / Accent Homes Central Texas Metal Roofing Supply Co.,Inc. Ferguson Enterprises Inc.
Edward's Homes, Inc. Herschel Stringfield Ben Garza, III Albert Holguin
Eduardo Fernandez ZIA Homes of El Paso LLC Centricity First American Bank
EPT Bella Custom Dream Homes, LLC Preston Brown Brent R. Morgan Louis Sauceda
Leti & Javier Navarrete Century 21 The Edge First Light Federal Credit Union
EPT Land Communities Associate members Scott Kesner Lorenzo Revelez
David Bogas as of January 30,2019 City Bank Texas First National 1870
Everest Homes Bob Kotarski Ernesto Avila
Edmundo Dena, Jr. 150 Sunset City Lights Firth, Johnston, Bunn & Kerr
Fortune Custom Homes Danny Heredia Thomas Brown Jay Kerr
Javier Andrade 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Citizens Loan Center Forge Factory Strength & Conditioning
Gaddy Construction Leslie Schey Jim Easley Edmundo Portillo
Charles Gaddy 4 Tech A/C Service Cognent, Inc. Foxworth Galbraith Lumber
Guel Construction Enrique Hernandez Martin Paredes Dan Villarreal
Rudy Guel 84 Lumber Commercial Insurance Brokers, Inc. Franklin Building Materials
Hakes Brothers LLC Ernie Chavez Ken Foster Ricardo Aguilar /Cristina Sheldon
Chris Hakes 915 Siteworks, LLC Conde, Inc. Franklin Door and Trim
Hanson Asset Management, LP Hugo Jasso Conrad Conde Jesse C. Brown
Russell Hanson A Plus Remodeling & Repairs Copenhagen Imports G2 Ram Electric
Homes by Design Martin Arroyos Flemming Carlsen Luis Cano
Leslie Driggers Hoard ABC Supply Co., Inc. CQC Testing and Engineering, LLC GCC Sun City Materials, LLC
Hunt Communities, LLC Larry Eck Jaime Rojas Antonio "Tony" Chavez
Kathy Parry A C Refrigeration, LLC David Hernandez Cabinets GE Appliances
ICON Custom Home Builder, LLC Angel Cabrera David Hernandez Christine R. Villanueva
Carlos Garcia Acme Brick Company David J. Ellis Fee Office for Sierra Title G & G Enterprises Gen. Contractor
Industrial Realty Group Incorporated Brent Smith David J. Ellis Juan F. Garcia
Brent D. Harris Adams Moulding & Lumber De La Torre Iron Works GECU- Greater El Paso Credit Union
JER Custom Homes, LLC Tom Swahlen Alfredo de la Torre Danny Galindo
Jorge E. Rodriguez Agustin Favela Concrete Del Sol Title Company GEPAR-Greater El Paso Assoc. of Realtors
Kayton Lee Residential, Inc. Agustin Favela Hector Phillips Jason Sanchez
Brianna Barnes Alden R & R Services, LLC Delek US dba 7 Eleven Goodman Mfg.
Lloyd Hamilton Construction Alejandro Dena Sonja Scanlan Jorge Guajardo
Lloyd Hamilton, III Allbrite Electrical Demcon Disposal Management, LLC Go Pro Refrigeration
LMJ Construction Co., LLC Carlos Nunez Maria Elena (Nena) Gomez Humberto Diaz
Mike Lopez Alpha Asphalt Desert Quest Plumbing Great American Insurance Group
Loyalty Homes Gabriel Chavez Hector Gonzalez Julie Tomlinson
Gustavo Loy Alvarado Plastering & Stucco, LLC Designer's Mart Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
M A Builders & Design, LLC Jorge Enrique Alvarado Valerie Edmiston David Michael Jerome
Mustafa Ali Amelia's Janitorial Services Diaz Services, Inc. H P Roofing & Construction
Maravilla Homes Amelia Gomez Emmanuel Diaz Heriberto Prieto
Victor Robles Area Iron & Steel Works, Inc. Dominguez Insurance Agency Harris Real Estate Group
Medlock Commercial Contractors, LLC Fred L. Edmonston Jr. Victoria Dominguez Lane Harris
Steve Medlock Atrium Homes Garage Doors and More Haskins Electric
Metro Homes Ricardo Bocardo Jr. Miguel Moran Charles B. Haskins, Jr.
Judith Arrunada Bank of Texas Hector De La Canal Real Estate Group
Millennium Homes Ray Owen Dorney Security Hector De. La Canal
Dan Ruth Baron Supply John Dorney Hector Phillips fee Office for Sierra Title
Pacifica Homes, Inc. David Trammell Dunn-Edwards Paints Hector Phillips
Juan Jose Vasquez Nathan Gordon
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Hercules Industries Loyas Shutters Prewire of El Paso, Inc. Spectrum Technologies
John Chaney Alfredo Loya Steven Drury Miled Daou
Hernandez Roofing Magicstone Prosperus Title & Escrow St. Mary's Custom Shutters
Concepcion Hernandez Marco Gomez Alexandra Jade Hedrick Dolores Lopez
Home of Texas MAK Roofing & Construction Q Martins Plumbing Startech Heating and Air Conditioning
Amanda Eason Felix Vizarreta Jose Martinez Luis Procter
Homes of El Paso Marlo Building Services Quality Granite State Auto/Association Insurance Solution
Riley Stephens Roberto Martinez Hector Porras Danner Bethel
Home Pros Real Estate Group Masco Contract Serv dba Gale Insulation RGR Roofing, LLC Stewart Title of El Paso
Penny Moore William Homan Mario Rodriguez Cindy Bilbe
Home Sphere, LLC Masonite International Ramon Romero Painting Stone City Rocks
Chris Hoag Jesse Carlson/ Bob Westby Ramon Romero Chris Baca
HUB International Massey Johnson Randall Smith, CPA StrucSure Home Warranty
Luis Rosas Josie Ledesma Randall Smith Scott Whisenant
Imperial Construction McCoy's Building Supplies Rebath of El Paso/Las Cruces Supreme Lending
Alexandro Garcia Doug Danner Lisa Walling Lisa Wren
IES Residential Merrill Lynch Remcon Self Storage Su Casa Magazine
Joshua Garnica Thomas Gabriel Will Harvey Edwin Rosario
Interceramic Tile & Stone Gallery Miguel Sanchez Cano Rey Construction Sun City International Doors
David Holguin Miguel Sanchez Cano Manuel Reyes Jorge Carmona
The Iron Snail Inc. Minerva Al-Tabbaa Realtor Richman Group Affordable Housing Corp. Sun City Winnelson
David Zuniga Minerva Al-Tabbaa Kevin Hoffman Dean Moore
J. B. Laminates Mini Concrete Materials Rito Magallanes Sun West Windows and Glass
Gina Rodriguez Joe Soto Rito Magallanes Ernie Hernandez
J. C. Balcorta Painting Moen Rocky Mountain Mortgage Company Team Juan Uribe, LLC
Cruz Balcorta Frank Graf Dean Inniss Juan Uribe
J. F. Plastering Modern Exteriors Roe, Brad Texas Gas Services
Juan Florez Hector Macias Bradley Roe Maria Ortiz
JFM Enterprises, Inc. Monster Link Marketing Rudolph Chevrolet Texas Title Company
Jaime Flores Raul Mendoza Mike Ruffin Steve Raney
J & H Concrete & Post Tension Moreno Cardenas, Inc. SBNG, P.C. TFCU
Jorge Herrera Roberto Moreno Tyler Smith Yolie Melendez-Estrada
Jack White Building Specialties Morrison Supply S & J Drywall, LLC The Dorian Group/Ocean Gallery USA
Claudia Lardizabal Sam Shallenberger Yair Jalil & Sergio Jalil Miguel Angel Mercado
James L. Ellis, CPA, PC MTI Ready Mix, Inc. Saldivar Electric, Inc. The Home Systems Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Jim Ellis Tony Mullen Martin A. Saldivar Jesus Chain
Jimmy Garza Emergency Water Removal New American Funding Sarabias Blue Sanitation TRE & Associates
Jimmy Garza Tania Guzman Monica Brown Linda Troncoso
Jobe Materials, LP New Era Foam Segura Framing Trim Team
Charlie Tellez George Tollen Erika Segura Juan & Kris Hernandez
Joe Bernal Ins. & Financial Services, Inc. New Start Insulation Senercon Border Solar United Site Services
Joe M. Bernal Jose Carreon Javier Ruiz Ramon Armendariz
Jose Moreno Dry Wall Oropeza Concrete Senpai Training and Development USA General Contractors
Jose Moreno Angel Oropeza Leonardo Corral Javier Olmos
Juan Carlos Perez Grading Parra's A/C and Heating Service Sergio Herrera Framing VMP Painting
Juan Carlos Perez Aureliano Parra Sergio Herrera Victor Prieto
Keenan Supply Pate & Appleby, LLP Serrano's Construction Value Stone
Nancy Rivas Richard De Santos Juan Serrano Isabel Chacon
Keller Williams Patriot Mortgage Service Master Commercial Vantage Bank
Susan Flores Randy Bowling Heidi Avedician Josie Cantu
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