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Housing and Mortgage Trends for the Rest of 2019


Source: https://finance.yahoo.com will be 2.2% higher than at the end of 2018.
Not everyone believes the pace of home
The first half of 2019 surprised housing prices will slow much in 2019. Fannie Mae
markets across the country: Mortgage rates has revised its price forecast, but it still
fell. That’s the opposite of what the experts predicts that prices for existing homes will
had predicted at the beginning of the year, rise 4.3% this year.
and it’s welcome news for home buyers,
sellers and homeowners. Millions of owners 3. Mortgage rates will remain low
could benefit from refinancing at these Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the
unexpectedly lower rates. National Association of Realtors all
In other ways, housing forecasters’ predicted that mortgage rates would rise
predictions for 2019 were correct. Buyers through 2019. Instead, mortgage rates have
are still competing for a short supply of tumbled.
homes, but the market isn’t quite as tilted in After peaking at 5.09% in November
favor of sellers as it seemed six months 2018, the average APR for a 30-year fixed-
ago. Home prices continue to rise, but not rate mortgage fell to 4.09% by June 2019, a
as fast as they have over the past few decline of a full percentage point, according
years. Many would-be buyers struggle with to NerdWallet’s daily mortgage rates survey.
affordability. The forecasters now predict that the 30-
NerdWallet has identified these housing year fixed will remain relatively steady
and mortgage trends to watch in the second through year’s end, not changing by more
half of 2019. than a couple of tenths of a percentage
point.
1. Wanted: More homes for sale The unexpected drop in fixed mortgage
In real estate, it’s been a seller’s market rates means fewer people are getting
5. More people could save by refinancing homebuyers … return to the housing market
since August 2012. More would-be buyers adjustable-rate mortgages. At the end of
While the drop in mortgage rates benefits in relatively greater proportions,” wrote
exist than homes for sale, giving sellers a 2018, experts thought rising rates would
home buyers, it’s good for homeowners, too Robert Dietz, chief economist for the
stronger negotiating position. While the cause a surge in ARMs this year. With fixed
— specifically, homeowners who would National Association of Home Builders, in a
market still favors the seller in most places, rates dropping back to enticing levels, that
snag lower monthly payments by May blog post.
the balance of power is moving in the surge never happened.
refinancing into a mortgage with a lower Year-over-year median prices for new
buyer’s direction. Interest rates have been falling based on
interest rate. Every time rates fall, there’s an homes followed the increase in size, going
More homes are available for sale now, the perception that the economy is cooling
increase in the number of homeowners who up sharply in April to $342,200 — an 8.8%
so buyers have greater choice. In April, off, and because of trade tensions between
could save money by refinancing. increase over the median price 12 months
there were 1.83 million pre-owned homes the United States and China. The Federal
Black Knight, a technology provider for earlier of $314,400.
for sale, an increase of 30,000 from the Reserve, which typically cuts short-term
same month last year. Meanwhile, 327,000 the mortgage industry, estimates that 5.9
interest rates in response to economic
million homeowners could cut 0.75% or 7. Attention is on first-time buyers
new single-family houses were for sale, an weakness, is expected to reduce rates at
more from their mortgage interest rate by The mortgage and real estate industries
increase of 33,000. least once by the end of 2019, which could
refinancing. are focused on serving first-time home
Even with thousands more homes on the ease upward pressure on long-term
Does a lower mortgage interest rate buyers, and for good reason: There’s a lot
market, there’s still a shortage of homes for mortgage rates.
automatically mean that you should of pent-up demand.
sale. Freddie Mac estimates that in 2017,
refinance? No. You might benefit from a Tian Liu, chief economist for Genworth
370,000 fewer homes were built than 4. Affordability continues to be a concern
smaller rate decrease, or you might have to Mortgage Insurance, says roughly 3 million
needed to satisfy demand resulting from Even as home price growth slows and
wait for a bigger rate drop. A mortgage first-timers delayed buying homes between
population growth. “Until construction ramps mortgage rates fall, home buyers still have
refinance calculator can help you figure out 2007 and 2015.
up, housing costs will likely continue rising difficulty affording homes — especially first-
the ideal time to refinance, which can Those buyers are “reaching that age
above income, constricting household timers toward the less expensive end of the
depend on the rate difference, your loan when they can no longer delay,” Liu says.
formation and preventing homeownership market.
size, how long you’ve had your mortgage, “Their housing needs are really catching up
for millions of potential households,” Freddie “While affordability is much better than we
the loan fees you’ll have to pay and how with them. It doesn’t feel right to be raising a
Mac concludes. expected it to be, rising prices have offset
long you plan to have the refinanced loan. family in a rental apartment. They want to
much of the benefit of lower mortgage
Even if you bought your home recently, own their place. So I think those drivers will
2. Home prices will keep going up rates,” says Danielle Hale, chief economist
it’s worth checking whether you should be very significant for the next few years.”
Toward the end of last year, many for Realtor.com. “What that means for the
refinance. Black Knight estimates that From the early 1990s to around 2005,
forecasters predicted that home prices individual buyer is that their monthly
953,000 homeowners who got mortgages in first-timers accounted for roughly 40% of
would continue to rise in 2019, but at a payments might be roughly the same as if
2018 could save an average of $162 each home sales, according to NAR research.
slower pace. They were right. you had bought a year ago.”
month by refinancing. That share soared to 50% in 2009, then fell;
In the first four months of 2019 (the latest Mark Boud, chief economist for
it was 33% in 2018. With millions of
numbers available), buyers were paying Metrostudy, calls the national housing
6. New homes get bigger millennials reaching their 30s, market forces
more for resold homes than a year before market “top-heavy.” He means that there are
From a home buyer’s perspective, most could cause the first-timer share to rise
— but the year-over-year price increases plenty of homes available for buyers who
markets need more houses for sale, and again in the coming years.
each month were less than 4%. For the can afford to pay $800,000 or more. But
same period in 2018, year-over-year prices they need to be on the affordable end of the
buyers outnumber sellers of homes priced
were more than 4.5% higher. price scale. After all, many first-timers buy
$400,000 or less. “We’re still very short of
“Home price appreciation will slow down starter homes instead of forever homes,
supply in this lower price range,” he says.
— the days of easy price gains are coming with prices below the area’s median. Sizes
The share of newly built homes under
to an end — but prices will continue to rise,” of new homes trended mostly downward in
$400,000 has gone down. In April 2018,
says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the 2018, but the median home size went up in
67% of new homes sold for less than that
National Association of Realtors. The NAR the first quarter of 2019.
price; this April, 64% did.
predicts that home prices will continue Builders construct larger homes during
hitting the brakes and that year-end prices economic recoveries “as high-end

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2019Issue8 BuildersOutlook 3

President’sMessage

Anti-immigration sentiment and the labor crisis


of “sense of belonging” or “making a injuring hundreds as well. Mass roofs, concrete foundations or framing.
difference”. shootings may be the least of our According to the Bureau of labor
El Paso events along with Dayton, problems. In 2016 there were about statistics the number of open
Las Vegas, Orlando, Virginia tech, 38,000 gun related deaths in the US construction positions in the US in May
Sandy Hook, etc. made me remember with 22,000 of them being suicides and 2019 was 369,000 while the quota for
the 80s when I was growing up during 16,000 homicides with merely 71 work visas for the construction industry
Sergio Cuartas the times of Pablo Escobar, the deaths in mass shootings. is only about 15,000/year. The average
President
El Paso Association of Builders guerrillas and paramilitary wars in Many believe that there is no age of a master plumber in TX is 58
Colombia. It seemed that every week regulation that can combat these years old. Fortunately there are
I am truly privileged to write these we would hear about a car bomb that issues. Some believe that the second thousands of people who are willing to
lines to the hardest working, the most went off somewhere, killing many, or a amendment may be obsolete while travel to the US and do these jobs on
prominent and diverse group of plane that was shot down or a others believe that it is more relevant a work visa. That is one solution which
business people in our El Paso Strong complete town which was totally than ever, especially those with we have not been able to implement
Association of Home Builders. massacred. The constant flow of concealed carry permits. I encourage because our politics are incredibly
On Saturday August 3rd, a 21 year horrifying news desensitized us to you to listen to all sides, all views, and polarized as we allow ourselves to be
old kid drove about 10 hours from east where those events became the norm all issues. We cannot allow ourselves indoctrinated.
Texas to El Paso, to kill as many as it is common in many places in the to become indoctrinated by the media Because of simple economics we
“Mexicans” as his civilian version AK world today. A good friend of mine told or by the internet algorithms who feed could be in favor of allowing people
47 would allow (according to a local me that she felt ashamed of being us only what they think we want or who have clean records and who want
arrest affidavit). Many people believe white. I was extremely sad and need to hear. We could choose to be to join the US labor force to do it
the cause of such an act of terror to be shocked as our racial divide dawned open minded to listen to others views legally. We could also adopt
mental illness, past trauma or kids on me. Others were really depressed and connect with other cultures if we comprehensive immigration reform and
playing too many video games. Others or disconcerted by the chaos. are to defeat the evil who threatens free trade as compared to trade wars
attribute the killings to youth Others yet believe that the cause our beautiful USA and the world. and closed labor markets. This is
indoctrination into radical extremist could be the easiness with which one We can clearly realize that we are immensely important for our industry
hate cultures and conspiracy theories can buy assault weapons in the US. not only facing gun violence or hate as millennials, which are the largest
such as the white supremacist “great Others talk about how evil can be done propaganda, but also fear-inflicting, segment of the population are entering
replacement”. Our kids are not just with guns as the Boston anti-immigration rhetoric, which could the home buying market at a rapidly
psychologically kidnapped from our marathon bombers did in 2013 injuring be compounding the labor shortage growing rate, especially when home
society at an early age as the three hundreds of victims using homemade crisis which is dramatically affecting affordability keeps declining.
Denver girls who were caught in bombs or the 2016 Nice, France truck our industry and our country. It is
Frankfurt before they could join ISIS in driver who killed more people than in awfully hard to find US citizens who
2014 who were lured with the promise the deadliest mass shooting in the US, would gladly work building rock walls,
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Executive’sMessage

Ray Adauto
Executive Vice President
El Paso Association of Builders

EPAB is El Paso Strong


No one can imagine the My field of dreams is now front and
The 22 killed at the shooting
unimaginable. No one can center in prayers and images I
comprehend what kind of evil this never thought I’d see. While David Alvah Johnson, 63
was. No one can imagine the pain politicians talk of the crime it is the Luis Alfonso Juarez, 90
for those directly affected. No one people who came with heavy hearts Elsa Mendoza De La Mora, 57
can fathom that it would happen and dreams of speaking unity and
Margie Reckard, 63
here. love. It really is a field for all. A field
Javier Amir Rodriguez, 15
On the night of the public of Hope. Amen.” © 2019 Ray
memorial at Southwest University Adauto Angelina Silva-Englisbee, 86
Park, home to our Chihuahuas To all of you that have reached Juan Velazquez, 77 (USA)
Triple A team I found myself writing out to my community, thank you. To Alexander Gerhard Hoffman, 66
this. I worked as the public address Vanilla Ice who graciously sent a (Germany)
announcer for the team and that video message to us, thank you. To Jordan Anchondo, 24 Sarah Esther Regalado Moriel, 66
experience is the background. Raul Flores, Hercules Industries Andre Pablo Anchondo, 23 Adolfo Cerros Hernandez, 68
“ I look at the field perfectly employee who lost both his mother Arturo Benavides, 60 Jorge Calvillo Garcia, 61
manicured, reserved for baseball and father, our prayers are with Leonardo Cipeda Campos, 41 Gloria Irma Marquez, 61
and base slides. But not tonight. you.
Maribel Loya Campos, 56 Maria Eugenia Legarreta, 58
Instead that field of green is home I promise you this. El Paso and
Maria Flores, 77 Ivan Manzano, 46
to sadness with symbols of our surrounding communities will
condolences and prayer. It holds recover, showing the world that we Raul Flores, 77 Teresa Sanchez, 82 (Mexico)
the flowers of hope and of healing. are #ELPASOSTRONG.

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NationalOutlook
Single-Family Starts Show harbinger of future housing production, Confidence Higher as shortage of workers and a lack of
increased 8.4 percent to a 1.34 million buildable lots,” said NAHB Chairman
Modest Improvement unit annualized rate in July. Single- Interest Rates Move Lower Greg Ugalde, a home builder and
family permits edged 1.8 percent developer from Torrington, Conn.
Due to a decline in multifamily higher to a 838,000 rate while Builder confidence in the market for “While 30-year mortgage rates have
production, total housing starts fell 4 multifamily permits jumped 21.8 newly-built single-family homes rose dropped from 4.1 percent down to 3.6
percent in July to a seasonally percent to a 498,000 pace. one point to 66 in August, according to percent during the past four months,
adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million Looking at regional permit data on a the latest National Association of we have not seen an equivalent higher
units from a downwardly revised year-to-date basis, permits rose 2.4 Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing pace of building activity because the
reading in June, according to a report percent in the Northeast. Permits fell Market Index (HMI) released today. rate declines occurred due to
from the U.S. Housing and Urban 7.1 percent in the Midwest, 0.1 percent Sentiment levels have held at a solid economic uncertainty stemming largely
Development and Commerce in the South and 6.8 percent in the 64-to-66 level for the past four months. from growing trade concerns,” said
Department. West.Looking at regional permit data, “Even as builders report a firm NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.
The July reading of 1.19 million permits rose 21.9 percent in the demand for single-family homes, they “Although affordability headwinds
starts is the number of housing units Northeast. Permits fell 10.4 percent in continue to struggle with rising remain a challenge, demand is good
builders would begin if they kept this the South, 7.9 percent in the West and construction costs stemming from and growing at lower price points and
pace for the next 12 months. Within 0.6 percent in the Midwest. excessive regulations, a chronic for smaller homes.”
this overall number, single-family starts
increased 1.3 percent to 876,000 units.
The multifamily sector, which includes

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apartment buildings and condos, fell
16.2 percent to a 315,000 pace.
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headwinds, builders remain confident ASSOCIATION
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starts,” said Greg Ugalde, chairman of
the National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB) and a home builder
and developer from Torrington, Conn.
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single-family starts hit their low point in
May, and now we are starting to see
the gradual improvement in the market
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ElPasoOutlook
El Paso Builder
Market Break-Down
By the El Paso Association of Builders Market
Intelligence Committee

In an ongoing effort to provide member


value for the El Paso association of
Builders, the Market Intelligence
Committee has been tasked with
compiling valuable market insight for
our members. This is the 3rd article of
a monthly reoccurring market
breakdown to be featured in the
Builders Outlook. Below you will find
detailed market information relevant to
those in the home building industry.

3rd Quarter El Paso Association of


Builders Survey:

Participation:
The overall number of respondents
was low, 26 builders, and only 16
associate members.

Biggest challenge as Builders?:


Labor 69%
Lots 23%

What is your optimism of market


health?: (Buiders)
Positive 58%
Very positive 23%
Neutral 19%

Expected market change?:


Improving 65%
Remains the same 35%

The city of El Paso is going to ask


for nearly $1Billion bond in
November. Do you know anything
about this?
NO 81%

Associates:

What is your optimism of market


health?: (Associates)
Positive 69%
Very Positive 19%
Negative 6%

Expected market change?:


Same 63%
Improve 31%
Decrease 6%

What remains your biggest


roadblocks?
product imports, increasing home
prices, lot avails to builders, land

79% say the roadblocks are the same 69%


from previous survey Texas Housing Affordability MSA’s First Quarter 2019 YES
The city of El Paso is going to ask
for nearly $1Billion bond in
November. Do you know anything
about this?
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FinancialOutlook
China is Slowing and It’s Their Fault

economic activity by drilling down to development. For example, when spending. Decades ago, when roads
Elliot Eisenberg tangible visible variables, such as Taiwan’s per capita income was where were bad and housing was drastically
Economic & Policy electricity consumption and port China’s is today, Taiwan kept growing substandard it made sense, but no
Blog activity, found that growth between at 7.5% for another decade while longer. As a result, the return on
2010 and 2016 was about 20% slower South Korea grew at 6.3%. China will capital has plummeted from almost
than what was reported. As a result, soon have a hard time keeping growth 20% in 2007 to 8.4% in 2017.
Chinese GDP is not $14 trillion, but much above 5%. In closing, think about it this way. If
closer to $11.5 trillion, and thus per This slowdown is the result of GDP growth in China averages 6% in
Over the last several years, the capita GDP is about $8,300 not China’s commitment to state control the 2020s, 5% in the 2030s, 4% in the
economic data coming out of China $10,000, a big difference. For over the economy. Making matters 2040s, and 3% in the 2050s, by 2060
has not been particularly good; GDP purposes of comparison, US per capita worse, since about 2005, the China’s economy will be 50% bigger
growth in 19Q2 was 6.2%, a three- GDP is about $62,000, in Japan it is government has tightened its control than ours. But if, as is more likely
decade low. While the Chinese publicly about $40,000 and in Mexico it is over the sectors of the economy it given the problems just discussed and
say that the trade war with the US and about $10,000. considers militarily or economically given irreversible demographic trends
global slowing are the culprits and that In addition, Chinese growth at this strategic. As a result, competition in resulting from the now discarded one
6.2% is not bad for a middle-income stage of their economic development is those areas has decreased and baby policy, Chinese growth is just one
nation, the weakening growth is a sign not keeping up with the growth productivity and economic growth have percentage point/decade lower (thus
of a much more serious problem. In patterns of Japan, South Korea and slowed. averaging 5% growth in the 2020s, 4%
short, despite, or more accurately Taiwan, the economies China is most Another reason for slipping growth is in the 2030s, 3% in the 2040s, and 2%
because of the policies pursued by trying to emulate. Those nations all an overreliance on debt to stimulate in the 2050s), China will, at best, come
President Xi, China will, like most experienced many decades of the economy whenever growth slows. close to catching the US. And as their
nations, fail to make the leap from superfast growth and only began to As a result, the Chinese debt-to-GDP population is four times larger, they will
middle-income to wealthy, and in the slow as they approached developed ratio is three times higher than that of forever remain a relatively poor nation.
process will fail to overtake the US as nation status; the 1970s for Japan, and its east Asian peers at similar stages of
the globe’s largest economy. the late 1980s and early 1990s for the development. This huge debt overhang Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is President of
To begin with, official data others. By contrast, China’s growth not only limits the use of fiscal policy in GraphsandLaughs, LLC and can be
overestimates true growth. A recent rate has been consistently below that the future but is compounded by an reached at Elliot@graphsandlaughs.net.
His daily 70-word economics and policy
paper that looked at real Chinese of the trio above at similar stages of overreliance on infrastructure
blog can be seen at www.econ70.com.
EventsOutlook
Texas Builders meet at TAB will have a select number of
rooms available on a first come, first
Sunbelt Show, Vanilla Ice
served basis. That room block opens
sends love to ELP soon and will be announced in an
email.
The annual Sunbelt Builders Show The show occurred just three days
brought in thousands of visitors to the after the massacre in El Paso, and as
Gaylord Texan in Grapevine on such the EPAB members in
August 6. The show was a part of the attendance were all given prayers and
Texas Association of Builders summer wishes of hope. Vanilla Ice cut and
meetings. The showstopper was the we posted a 35 second video he did
opening act, Vanilla Ice aka Rob Van for the community. “I want you to let
Winkle. He is a Dallas area native the people of El Paso and Juarez to
and highly successful recording artist know that I am saddened with the
and now a successful builder with a tragedy,” he told Ray Adauto. “I want
television program called “Vanilla Ice you to know that this evil will not
Project” shown around the country. define El Paso.”
Vanilla Ice opened the Sunbelt Show The TAB meetings were hopeful
in a rousing audience participation and looking forward to 2020 with a
program that included a Q&A from the word or two of caution. “We must
audience and then a live performance guard ourselves as the politics of the
of his hits including “ICE, ICE Baby” state affect housing,” said Scott
which he wrote at age 16. Norman, Executive VP of TAB. “We
The four-day event included a quick must remember that we are neither a
version of meetings and a Board of “D” or “R” when we go to the
Directors meeting on the last day of legislature, we are an “H” for
the event. This was the final TAB housing,” he told the board. Clearly
Board meeting for outgoing President the state of Texas has grown and with
Robert Wood. “I want to say that I that growth come political changes.
have enjoyed being President of TAB TAB has a long history of success
so much, particularly meeting all the with the legislature and that won’t be
fine hard-working men and women affected by who or what party is in
affiliated with us,” Wood told the control of the legislature. “One thing
Outlook. “I think that we have great our members can count on is our
leadership coming up in Randy efforts to ensure that new home
(Bowling), he’ll do us proud,” he construction is safe and viable in
continued. Randy Bowling, Tropicana Texas,” Norman said.
Homes will ascend to the office of The next TAB meeting will be
President on November 21 at the fall November 20-23 in Austin. The new
board meetings in Austin. The TAB venue is sure to attract many
meetings will be held at a new especially those from El Paso looking
location for TAB, the Line Hotel forward to Randy Bowling’s
located at First Street and Congress. installation.

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August General Meeting:
EPAB meets EP Electric CEO

EPAB meets EP Electric CEO


The membership meeting on August
15 featured the “interim” El Paso
Electric Company CEO Adrian For All Your Electrical
Rodriguez as our keynote. Rodriguez
received his Bachelor of Arts with
Residential Specialists
highest honors in Economics and
Government from the University of
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Texas at Austin where he was a State
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But he reminded the audience that
he is also a graduate of Eastwood
High School, something elicited a
strong reaction from past President
Edgar Montiel. “I’m a trooper also,”
Montiel said to Rodriguez who then
revealed his graduating class. As it
turns out they graduated a year apart.
Mr. Rodriguez talked about the sale
of the company to JP Morgan
investment and said the sale was a
positive for the electric company and
the customers. “What we have here
is a relatively small company when it
comes to utility companies in the
country, so the transaction is really
regional in nature,” he said. He went
on to remind the audience that EPE
has partnered with the EPAB for
decades and in spite of any hiccups
we’ve always worked things out. “Our
commitment to the association is
strong and we appreciate what we do
together,” he continued.
The Community Outreach
Committee was honored by the
members of St. Pius X volunteers
who asked for support from the
association. Laura Loy and Angelique
Roman both thanked the association
members who were generous in
getting paint, lumber, nails, supplies
and money to the group. A large
number of volunteer kids and adults
from Iowa spent a week working on
homes out in the eastside colonias.
Members also remembered the
victims of the shooting in El Paso with
a moment of silence and prayer.

El Paso Association of Builders


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Jose Luis Martin 915-587-5267 915-842-0111 915-584-9090 Greg Bowling
(915) 532-3100 Deal 2 Deal Custom Homes Homes by Design Pointe Homes 915-757-1802
Bella Vista Custom Homes, Inc. Delton Deal Leslie Driggers Hoard Carlos Villalobos Tropicana Homes
Edgar Garcia 915-217-9233 915-525-4765 915-790-1515 Randy Bowling
915-433-4854 Del Rio Engineering, Inc. Hunt Communities, LLC Porter Homes 915-821-3550
BIC Homes Sal Masoud Kathy Parry Albert Porter Tropicana Properties
Antonio Cervantes 915-833-2400 915-298-0490 915-833-3597 Demetrio Jimenez
915-855-8236 Diamond Homes, LLC ICON Custom Builder, LLC. R.C. Baeza & Associates 915-755-9113
Blue Sage Homes, LLC Valerie Baquera Carlos Garcia Robert C. Baeza Uptown Homes Residential, Inc.
Jaime Gonzalez 915-449-9044 915-859-3713 915-857-1818 Francisco Baquera
915-787-9175 E. Valencia Land Development LLC Industrial Realty Group Incorporated R.E. Welch Contractor 915-240-4996
Carefree Homes Eddie Valencia Brent D. Harris Gordon Welch Vallance Construction LLC
Richard Aguilar 915-855-0622 915-877-4300 915-778-9977 Oswaldo Prieto
915-590-8511 Eclat Homes & Designs JER Custom Homes, LLC Rassette Homes, Inc. (915) 245-8580
Casas De Leon, LLC Veronica Guerra Jorge E. Rodriguez Donald Rassette Will Harvey Development
Nick Bombach (915) 630-6729 915-929-8420 915-585-3330 Will S. Harvey
915-584-5050 Edward's Homes, Inc. Lloyd Hamilton Contruction Rio USA 915-584-8242
Cisco Homes LLC Eduardo Fernandez Lloyd Hamilton, III Fredduy Klayel Winton/Flair/Accent Homes
Francisco Arroyos III 915-849-8819 915-588-8558 915-526-2885 Herschel Stringfield
915-633-8002 EPT Bella Custom Dream Homes LMJ Construction Co., LLC Rosewood Design and Build 915-584-8629
Classic American Home Leti & Javier Navarrete Mike Lopez Brianna Barnes Zia Homes of El Paso, LLC
Priscilla Hernandez 915-779-4553 915-855-2323 (915) 730-4747 Preston Brown
915-593-7707 EPT Land Communities Loyalty Homes Santana Custom Homes 915-490-9525
Crown Heritage Homes David Bogas Gustavo Loy Fernando Santana
Lydia Mlouhi 915-838-8100 915-471-1894 915-694-4256
915-252-8193 Everest Homes M A Builders & Design, LLC Southwest Land Development
CS Custom Homes Edmundo Dena, Jr. Mustafa Ali Services
Steve Gonzalez 915-855-8633 915-587-9566 Doug Schwartz
915-346-1107 Fortune Custom Homes Maravilla Homes 915-592-0290
Cullers & Caldwell Builders Javier Andrade Victor Robles Spanish Oaks Custom Homes
John Cullers 915-856-7795 915-328-8599 Juan R. Saenz
915-584-5600 Gaddy Construction Metro Homes, Inc. 432-238-3090
Cullers Homes Charles Gaddy Judith Arrunada, Fernando Torres The Heritage Group
Jason R. Cullers 915-581-3966 915-538-2497 David Bingham
915-584-5600 Guel Construction Pacifica Homes, Inc 915-598-6606
Rudy Guel Juan Jose Vasquez Trejo Construction Co
915-595-0979 915-857-1855 Juan Trejo

AssociateMembers Appears Alphabetically by Service or Product

3RD PARTY INSPECTIONS BANKS/BANKING SERVICES Ken Donham CONCRETE ACCESSORIES & CUSTOM PADS, LANDSCAPING,
Vision Consultants, Inc. Bank of Texas 505-991-4719 MASONRY-LANDSCAPE CUSTOM AQUARIUM, BUBBLE
Kelly Sorenson Ray Owen Lowes Home Improvement Border Construction Specialties WALLS
915-227-2100 915-313-6720 Johnny Rodriguez Ricardo Yvellez The Dorian Group/Ocean Gallery USA
City Bank Texas 915-755-9155 915-566-1688 Miguel Angel Mercado
ALARM SYSTEMS Bob Kotarski McCoy's Building Supplies 915-778-5111
ADT Security 915-833-0267 Doug Danner CONCRETE WORK-POST TENSION
Veronica Vazquez Citizens Loan Center 915-751-8261 J & H Concrete & Post Tension DISPOSAL HAULING
915‐258‐3870 Jim Easley L & P Building Supply Jorge Herrera ‘ Demcon Disposal Management, LLC
915-275-0715 Denise McConnell 915-581-3103 Ryan Robles
APPLIANCE DISTRIBUTORS First National 1870 575-527-8000 915-577-9477
Builders Source Appliance Gallery Ernesto Avila Foxworth Galbraith Lumber CONSULTING, COACHING AND
Sandra Lucero 915-881-6702 Dan Villarreal TRAINING DOOR SHOP/ MILLWORK
915-775-1000 Vantage Bank 915-779-7777 Senpai Training and Development SUPPLIER
Morrison Supply Josie Cantu Leonardo Corral Trim Team
Sam Shallenberger 915-594-3404 CABINET MANUFACTURING 915-303-0743 915-856-0791
915-778-3086 Western Heritage Bank J. B. Laminates
DOORS
Kathy Carrillo Gina Rodriguez CONSULTING/ENGINEERING Franklin Door and Trim
APPLIANCES 915-782-2400 915-886-5510 LOI Engineers Jesse C. Brown
GE Appliances WestStar Bank Bernardino Olague 915-781-1532 940-210-0450
Christine R. Villanueva David Osborn CABINETS 915-871-1190
806-252-3683 915-747-1640 Cabinet Masters DUMPSTER RENTAL/SPRAY FOAM
Whirlpool Mike Robles CORPORTATE RETIREMENT PLANS INSULATION
Gwen Walker BATHROOM RENOVATIONS 915-256-5012 Bukaty Financial Companies Group 915 Siteworks, LLC
505-220-3915 Rebath of El Paso/Las Cruces Ruth Rivera Miguel Chavez
Lisa Walling 512-796-1205 915-859-3713
ASPHALT PAVING 915-633-8101 CIVIL ENGINEERS CPA
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
Alpha Asphalt Moreno Cardenas Inc. Beasley, Mitchell & Co., LLP Haskins Electric
Gabriel Chavez BRICK Roberto Moreno Brad Beasley Charles B. Haskins, Jr.
915-252-6244 Acme Brick Company 915-532-2091 575-528-6700 915-629-9196
Brent Smith James L. Ellis, CPA, PC IES Residential
ASSOCIATION 915-859-9171 CONCRETE Jim Ellis 915-593-7070 Joshua Garnica
El Paso Mortgage Bankers Association Oropeza Concrete 915-598-8631 915-356-5644
Brenda Aguirre Angel Oropeza SBNG, P.C. Saldivar Electric, Inc.
915 204-3867 BUILDING MATERIALS 915-873-7391 Tyler Smith Martin A. Saldivar
Greater El Paso Assoc. of Realtors BMC Select 915-544-6770 915-778-7085
Jason Sanchez David Quintana CONCRETE & LANDSCAPING Randall Smith, CPA
915-779-3521 915-218-5816 MATERIAL Randall Smith
ENERGY STAR RATER
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Boise Cascade GCC Sun City Materials, LLC 915-225-5200 915-533-8266 Senercon
David Michael Jerome Mike Flores Antonio “Tony “ Chavez Javier Ruiz
915-534-0522 915-525-6037 915-565-4681 CREDIT UNION 915-892-0547.
DWS Building Supply Jobe Materials, LP First Light Federal Credit Union
ATTORNEYS Sabrina Voorhies Charlie Tellez Lorenzo Revelez ENGINEERING
Firth, Johnston, Bunn & Kerr 915-351-7300 915-298-9900 915-225-0581 CEA Engineering Group
Jay Kerr; Victor Firth E.F. Building Materials, Inc Mini Concrete Materials GECU- Greater El Paso Credit Union Jorge L. Azcarate
915-532-7500 Efren Fraire Joe Soto Danny Galindo 915-544-5232.
915-593-1301 915-852-4468 915-774-4733 Conde, Inc.
Conrad Conde
El Paso Building Materials MTI Ready Mix, Inc. TFCU
915-592-0283.
AUTO HOMEOWNER INSURANCE Ken Wade Tony Mullen Yolie Melendez-Estrada TRE & Associates
TAB endorsed State Auto 915-549-1170 915-859-5767 915-843-8328 Linda Troncoso
(Association Insurance Solutions) Franklin Building Materials 915-852-9093.
Russ Sartain, Danner Bethel Cristina Sheldon
512-203-2910 915-855-3859
Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
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EXTERIOR FOIL SHEATHING Joe Bernal Ins. & Financial PORTABLE RESTROOMS ROOFING CQC Testing and VEHICLE DEALERSHIP
Powerfoam Insulation Services, Inc. Sarabias Blue Sanitation MAK Roofing & Construction Engineering,LLC Rudolph Chevrolet
Arnie Pedersen Joe M. Bernal Monica Brown Felix Vizarreta Jaime Rojas Mike Ruffin
972-299-5556. 915-542-0900. 915-544-9022. 915-533-3108 915-691-0532 915-771-7766 915-544-4321
Porta- Jons Imperial Construction WASTE DISPOSAL
EXTERIOR PATIO PRODUCTS INSURANCE - RISK Alexandro Garcia TILE & NATURAL STONE El Paso Disposal
Modern Exteriors MANAGEMENT POST TENSION 915-222-3838 Floor & Decor Irma Parsons
Hector Macias HUB International Post Tension Steel USA General Contractors Pedro (Peter) Ramirez 915-772-7495
915-857-5126 Luis Rosas Dennis Moore Javier Olmos 915-407-5599
915-206-6023 915-474-0180. 915-532-0119 915-633-3339 Interceramic Tile & Stone WATER SOFTENERS
FIREPLACES/INSTALLATION Gallery El Paso Water Softeners
Jack White Building Specialties ROOFING PRODUCTS David Holguin Rebecca Estrada
Claudia Lardizabal INSURANCE AND BONDING PUBLICATIONS ABC Supply Co., Inc. 915-593-7357 915-307-9183
915-855-8630 C. D. Lee/Britton Insurance & Homes of El Paso Larry Eck
Bonding Riley Stephens 915-533-0645
FLOORING Anthony Landavazo/Lisa 915-585-1000 Eagle Roofing Products TITLE & ESCROW  WATER REMOVAL
Bordertown Carpets Daniels Su Casa Magazine Scott Aguilar COMPANIES Jimmy Garza Emergency
Brian M. Abraham 915-595-3393 Edwin Rosario 928-220-3899. Del Sol Title Co. Water Removal
915-522-8993 915-355-7190 Hector Phillips Jimmy Garza
IRON WORK PRODUCTS SANITATION & FENCE 915-838-8000 915-562-1123
Area Iron & Steel Works, Inc. PUBLISHING SERVICES United Site Services Lone Star Title Co. of El Paso
FOAM INSULATION Fred L. Edmonston Jr. Snappy Publishing, LLC Ramon Armendariz Aaron Rich WINDOW TREATMENTS
New Era Foam 915-833-9494 Ted Escobedo 915-330-2318 915-545-2222 Gotcha Covered
George Tollen 915-820-2800 Prosperous Title Sophie Soudaiha Agraz
915-861-6683 SELF STORAGE Liz Olivar 915-201-4264
LEGAL SERVICES/TITLE READY MIX Remcon Self Storage 915-288-2462 Southwest Décor El Paso
FOUNDATION REPAIR & COMPANY MTI Ready Mix, Inc. Will Harvey Sierra Title Company Corporation
STABILIZATION David J. Ellis Fee Office for Tony Mullen 915-833-2399. Angelique Roman, Marielsa Chris Matthews
G & G Enterprises Gen. Sierra Title 915-859-5767 Pulido 915-594-9240
Contractor David J. Ellis SIDING, WINDOWS, PATIO 915-544-3322
Juan F. Garcia 915-566-2666. 915-566-0111 REAL ESTATE SERVICES COVERS,CARPORTS Stewart Title of El Paso WINDOWS
915-726-8995 Team Juan Uribe, LLC Modern Exteriors Cindy Bilbe Pella Windows
LIGHTING Juan Uribe Hector Macias 915-225-8200 Jason Bates
City Lights 915-479-5151. 915-857-5126 WestStar Title 915-833-3066
GRANITE/QUARTZ Thomas Brown Home Pros Real Estate Group Rachel Valles Sun West Windows and Glass
COUNTERTOPS 915-533-6045. 915-533-6096 Penny Moore. 915-849-5537 Ernie Hernandez
Stone City Rocks Designer's Mart 915-585-8806 SOLAR PANELS Texas Title Company 915-383-2201
Chris Baca Valerie Edmiston Legacy Real Estate Services Border Solar Steve Raney
915-246-7614 915-778-9223 Patrick Tuttle Javier Ruiz 915-593-3400
915-231-9994. 915-613-4168
LIGHTING & BATH FIXTURES Century 21 The Edge Solar Smart Living TOTAL OFFICE SOLUTION
HOME & AUTO INSURANCE Ferguson Enterprises Inc. Scott Kesner Larry Perea SOURCE
State Auto/Association Albert Holguin 915-772-0553 915-400-2995 Spectrum Technologies
Insurance Solution 915-231-5836. 915-231-9357 Harris Real Estate Group Miled Daou
Danner Bethel Lane Harris 915-781-2000. 915-781-2288
512-203-2910 LOW VOLTAGE WIRING 915-443-8423 STORMWATER/SAFETY
Prewire of El Paso, Inc. Bella Vista Realty ESS Environmental and Safety TRUSS
Steven Drury Grisel Ortega Solutions El Paso Truss
HOME FURNISHINGS 915-598-4937 915-491-2056 Jose L. Garcia Ramirez Luis Mendiola
Copenhagen Imports 915-775-1171 915-775-1174 915-751-0025
Flemming Carlsen LUMBER RES. & COMM BUILDING Franklin Building Materials,
915-581-8897 915-584-7769 84 Lumber PRODUCTS Cristina Sheldon,
Ernie Chavez Massey Johnson SURVEYING ENGINEERING 915-855-3859
915-584-8447 Josie Ledesma Barragan & Associates
HOME WARRANTY 915-487-3359 Benito Barragan UTILITY
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty MIRROR, SHOWER DOOR, 915-591-5709 Texas Gas Services
Leslie Schey STOREFRONT,AUTOMATIC Maria Ortiz
915-242-7699. 303-306-2222 DOORS & CURTAIN WALLS TESTING & ENGINEERING 915-680-7288
Centricity Performance Glass &
Brent R. Morgan Aluminum
800-749-0381X4790 Hector Hernandez
Home of Texas 915-592-5583
Amanda Eason
210-540-7891 MOLDING & LUMBER
StrucSure Home Warranty Adams Moulding & Lumber
Scott Whisenant Tom Swahlen
210-232-3947 915-584-1440

HVAC MORTGAGE COMPANIES


A C Refrigeration, LLC Cadence Lending Group
Angel Cabrera Carolyn De Leon
915-820-8503 915-779-1633 915-706-2649
Startech Heating and Air New American Funding
Conditioning Tania Guzman Campaign
Luis Procter 757-831-7322.
915-757-1982 Patriot Mortgage
Wolf Air Randy Bowling
Arturo Alcantar 915-757-9500
915-694-8214 Rocky Mountain Mortgage
Company
Justin Hahn
HVAC DUCTLESS MINI SPLIT 915-593-3111
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVA Supreme Lending
505-228-4264 Lisa Wren
601-549-6768
HVAC EQUIPMENT Commerce Mortgage
Lennox Industries Stephen Sepulveda, Gilbert
Brandon Walker Pedregon
818-932-5063 915-209-3189
Goodman Mfg.
Jorge Guajardo NEWSPAPER
915-219-3896 El Paso Times
Sal Hernandez, Justin Riley
HVAC SALES/INSTALLATION 915-546-6244. 915-546-6406

T R E AT Y O U R S E L F
Belmont's Air Conditioning, Inc.
Rafael Belmonte PAINT DISTRIBUTOR
915-778-7399 Dunn-Edwards Paints
Nathan Gordon
HVAC Supplies 915-855-7535 915-855-8168
Hercules Industries Sherwin Williams Paint
John Chaney Cruz Lopez
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915-256-2371 David Trammell
915-886-3697
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Bundle Bee Insurance Agency Dean Moore
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HomesUS.com: Sales Pace Level, but Pending Sales Continue to Fall


Texas’s new home market appears to “The Texas new homes market isn’t as July were 653, down from 700 total sales Houston, where the average new home
be cooling as total new home sales have red hot as it was,” Caballero admits, as in June. Dallas-Ft. Worth total new home price fell from $358,810 in June to
declined statewide for the second pending new home sales continue to sales in July were 1,270 versus 1,364 $357,118 in July. (See Chart 3: Texas
straight month despite lower mortgage decline in Texas. Last month, pending total sales in June. San Antonio total New Home Prices)
rates, according to a report released by new home sales were again lower in all new home sales in July were 491 versus Texas Pending New Homes Sales
HomesUSA.com. four of the state’s biggest new homes 534 total sales in June. (See Chart 2: Data
Mortgage rates averaged below 4.00% markets, HomesUSA.com reported. For Texas New Home Sales) Pending new home sales were lower
in July, according to Freddie Mac, but the Texas, pending new home sales in July Texas New Home Prices in all four of the state's top new home
12-month rolling average of new home based on a 12-month rolling average New home prices were higher in three markets. Dallas-Ft. Worth posted a 12-
sales statewide in July dropped to 3,710 dropped to 3,245 from 3,547 pending of the state’s largest new home markets, month rolling average for pending new
from 3,985 in June. The new home sales new home sales in June. including Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and home sales in July of 1,120 versus 1,225
data reported by HomesUSA.com comes Exclusive Data: Average Days on San Antonio. The average new home pending sales in June. Total pending
from the Houston Association of Market – New Homes in Texas price in Texas for July was also higher at sales for Austin in July were 570, down
REALTORS, North Texas Real Estate The HomesUSA.com New Home $357,859 versus $357,130 for June. from 622 pending home sales in June.
Information Systems, San Antonio Board Sales Index showed the pace of new In Dallas-Ft. Worth, the average new San Antonio pending new home sales in
of REALTORS and the Austin Board of home sales remained level last month. In home price for July was $375,694 versus July were 432, down from 471 pending
REALTORS Multiple Listing Services Dallas-Ft. Worth, the DOM was flat at $373,960 for June. In San Antonio, the new home sales in June. Pending new
The average number of Days on 115.56 days in July versus 115.51 days average new home price for July was home sales in Houston for July were
Market for new homes statewide was in June. San Antonio was the exception. $299,151 versus $297,387 for June. 1,223 versus 1,229 pending saless in
flat, meaning the pace of new home Its new home sales pace improved as its Austin’s average new home price in July June
sales remained the same. According to DOM numbers dropped to 100.60 days was $372,365 versus $367,041 in June. Source:HomesUSA.com
the HomesUSA.com New Home Sales in July from 102.06 days in June. The one exception was the state’s
Index, statewide, the Days on Market The new home sales pace in both biggest new home sales market in
were 120.28 days in July versus 119.73 Austin and Houston showed some
days in June. Builders benefited from decline. The DOM in Austin increased to
higher home prices statewide as the
average new home price increased more
than $700 in July.
112.69 days in July from 111.05 days in
June. Houston’s sales pace also
slowed, with its DOM climbing to 136.29
El Paso Disposal
"While the new home sales market days in July from 135.77 days in June.
appears to be tightening, the Texas new (See Chart 1: Texas New Homes Days
home sales market remains the envy of on Market)
the nation," says Ben Caballero, owner Texas New Home Sales Data
of HomesUSA.com. “Houston and
Dallas-Ft. Worth continue to shine,
selling more than 1200 new homes every
Total new home sales were down in
all four of the state’s largest markets.
Statewide, the new home sales in the
772-7495
month for the last 12 months. Our four markets included in the Index
homebuilding market is incredibly showed a 12-month rolling average of
resilient," he added. Caballero is the 3,710 in July versus 3,985 in June.
nation's top-ranked real estate agent and Houston total new home sales in July
real estate's first Guinness World Record were 1,297 versus 1,388 total sales in
holder for home sales. June. Austin total new home sales in

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THE WOONERF: Silly


Name, Great Idea

Did you know that El Paso is one of


the only cities in the United States with
a woonerf?
Woonerf (plural “woonerven”) is a
Dutch word that literally means “living
yard”, and refers tostreets that are
designed for use by cars, bicycles and
pedestrians across their entire
expanse.
Woonerven usually lack curbs, lane
lines, and other traditional street
markings that serve to separate
different types of traffic. Instead they
allow cars, bikes and people to
intermingle.
Woonerven may also have street
furniture, such as trees, planters or
bollards, which serve to narrow
the drivable surface. This “designed
ambiguity” means that drivers slow
down to speeds that make conditions
safer for them and other road users.
These shared-use streets are a safe
and creative option for areas with high
numbers of pedestrians and an
ongoing need for vehicular access.
El Paso introduced its first woonerf in
2013 on Missouri Avenue next to
Southwest University Park, connecting
Cleveland Square to the Old San
Francisco neighborhood. While the
street is closed to cars during games at
the ballpark, at all other times it is a
drivable, walkable, bikeable

DESIGN WITH NATURAL GAS IN MIND.


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be found in more than a handful of
other places in North America!
What is an Event Permit? Nothing is more attractive to homebuyers than the right mix of comfort and value. You can
An Event Permit allows the
provide both when you build homes that have natural gas.
applicants to use City Right-of-Way
(ROW) to host and facilitate events.
The event permit application is used for
Natural gas furnaces, water heaters and clothes dryers offer greater efficiency and lower
all event types: Parades, Temporary operating costs than their electric counterparts, and natural gas kitchens sell themselves.
Events and Special Events.
When do I need a Event Permit? Let us help you plan for natural gas right from the start.
An Event Permit is required for all
events that take place on City Right-of- For more information:
Way. ElPasoNewBusiness@TXGas.com
What is Right-of-Way?
William Nieves: 915-496-6126
Any public street, alley, or sidewalk
What if my event is Downtown? Jorge Sejera: 915-680-7216
Any special events that take place in
the Downtown area must obtain a
Please continue to direct service line and meter set requests to the Texas Gas Service
permit through the Downtown Builder Services atslimgas-metroElPaso@onegas.com
Hotline at slimgas­metroElPaso@onegas.comoror 1­866­206­9587.
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■ EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Johnny Rodriguez, Lowe's than ever. As an authorized member of Builder Agent Network©, we’re
PRESIDENT Randall Smith, Randall Smith, Cpa dedicated to providing builders and contractors with the best-in-class
Sergio Cuartas Justin Hahn, Rocky Mountain Mortgage insurance programs, pricing, underwriting, resources and service.
VICE PRESIDENT Angelique Roman, Sierra Title
Edgar Garcia Ted Escobedo, Snappy Publishing
SECRETARY Patricia Martinez, Stewart Title
Product Portfolio Highlights
Sal Masoud Henry Tinajero, WestStar Bank
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT t“A” rated carriers, several available
Ray Adauto ■ TAB STATE DIRECTORS
PAST PRESIDENT
Randy Bowling, Life Director t(-PêFSJOHDoverage for property damage that results from faulty, defective,
Edmundo Dena or poor workmanship in your work.
Sam Shallenberger
Edmundo Dena
■ COMMITTEE CHAIRS: t(--JNJUTPGVQUP...Bvailable
Gus Loy
ASSOCIATES CHAIR
Luis Rosas
Don Rassette tExpanded policy form for commercial projects
Luis Rosas
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Sal Masoud tBuilder’s Risk master policies, monthly reporting, annual and one shots
■ NATIONAL DIRECTORS
GOLF TOURNAMENTS t Workers’ Comp - Two highly cost-effective programs
Bobby Bowling, IV
Sam Shallenberger
Demetrio Jimenez
FINANCE COMMITTEE tExDFTT-JBCJMJUZGPS$PNNFrcial (eneral Contractors
Kathy Carrillo/Treasurer
COMMUNITY OUTREACH t$PNNFrcial Umbrella
Angelique Roman
Honorary Life Members
LAND USE
Rudy Guel
Sal Masoud
EDUCATION
Brad Roe El Paso, Permian Basin and Surrounding Area
Wayne Grinnell
Patrick Tuttle
INDUSTRY PROMOTIONS
Don Henderson HUB International Insurance Services
Anna Gill
Ted Escobedo
Mark Dyer -VJT3PTBT
■ ADVISORY TO THE BOARD Sam Shallenberger 915-206-6047
Jay Kerr, Firth, Johnston, Bunn & Kerr www.hubinternational.com www.builderagentnetwork.com
Past Presidents
■ BOARD OF DIRECTORS Committed to Serve
Builders: Don Rassette
Jaime Gonzalez, Blue Sage Homes Edmundo Dena
Lee Gillett, Classic American Homes Edgar Montiel
Frank Torres
Lydia Mlouhi, Crown Heritage Homes
Frank Arroyos
Dan Berry, D B Innovations,LLC
Greg Bowling
Delton Deal, Deal-2-Deal
Randy Bowling
Eder Gallardo, Edwards Homes Bobby Bowling IV
Leti Navarrete, EPT Bella Custom Dream Homes Doug Schwartz
Kathy Parry, Hunt Companies John Cullers
Samira Gonzalez, Icon Custom Home Builders Robert Baeza
Laura Loy, Loyalty Homes Mark Dyer
JJ Vasquez Pacifica Homes Kelly Sorenson
Trevor Turner, Rassette Homes Rudy Guel
Fernie Santana, Santana Homes Brad Roe
Jacob Barde, Tropicana Homes Herschel Stringfield
Bob Bowling III
Associates: Carlos Villalobos
Sandra Lucero, Builders Source
John Chaney, Hercules Industries EPAB Mission Statement:
Luis Rosas, HUB International The El Paso Association of Builders is a federated professional
Jorge Herrera, J & H Post Concrete & Tension organization representing the home building industry, committed
Joe Bernal, Joe Bernal Insurance to enhancing the quality of life in our community by providing
Patrick Tuttle, Legacy Real Estate Service affordable homes of excellence and value.
Aaron Rich, Lone Star Title The El Paso Association of Builders is a 501C(6) trade
organization.