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FIRST LOOK Millenials drive housing booms


EPAB Installs 2020 Officers Most Home Building in
Milllennial Areas, Pace Millenial
Movers
Millenial Millenial

Lags Rest of Nation Millenial


Population
Share
Movers
Millenial
Population
Movers
Millenial
Population
Millenial
Share Share
Movers
Millenial
The majority of single-family and Population
Share
multifamily housing production in the
nation is occurring in counties with the Millenial
Movers
greatest concentration of millennials. Millenial
Population
However, in a warning sign that the Share

housing affordability crisis persists and


more construction is needed, the pace
of housing production in areas with the
greatest concentration of millennials
lags the rest of the nation, according to
the latest quarterly National Association
of Home Builders (NAHB) Home
Building Geography Index (HBGI).
The third quarterly release of the
HBGI sheds new light on the housing
market by focusing on where millennials
live. “Millennial counties” are defined as
Happy hour sponsor Tony Mullen of MTI geographic areas where at least 26 Other findings in the third quarter
relatively weaker growth rates for home
Ready Mix, congratulates 2020 EPAB 
percent of the population consists of construction.” HBGI:
President Edgar Garcia.
this growing demographic group. These “The new NAHB HBGI data shows Growth in single-family construction
millennial counties are diverse, two consecutive quarters of declines for was insufficient to keep pace with
A night of fun, surprises and Joy representing major metro areas single-family construction in counties demand in the third quarter of 2019,
The evening was buzzing with old including several California markets, with larger numbers of millennials, the continuing along a weaker trend due to
friends finding each other and new friends Seattle, Portland, Boston and very areas that most need additional the housing downturn from last year.
being made. It was the 73rd El Paso Washington, D.C., as well as more rural home construction,” said Dietz. “These Apartment construction is leveling off
Association of Builders installation and counties in places such as Ohio, localities are more acutely affected by nationally but spreading out
awards dinner held at the Radisson Hotel Kansas and Missouri. supply-side constraints due to the geographically, as multifamily building
for the first time. The foyer was the The HBGI found that those counties greater demand for inventory resulting showed some gains in less densely
gathering point for the happy hour with elevated millennial shares account from the relatively younger population populated areas, such as small towns
presented by MTI Ready Mix and our for 62 percent of the entire U.S. that resides there.” and rural counties.
benefactor Tony Mullen. His support for population. These counties also account Meanwhile, multifamily construction in Apartment construction in large metro
for 59 percent of single-family home millennial counties—which accounts for core and large metro suburban areas
the EPAB is long term and committed. “I
building nationwide. “On the surface, 80 percent of all apartment activity rebounded in the third quarter, reflecting
just want everyone to have a good time
these numbers look similar, but you nationwide—picked up in the third the highest growth rates in these
and catch up with each other, so I am glad
would expect the single-family quarter, though the improved growth regions in two years.
to do this for my friends,” Mullen told the
construction share to be higher in rate was slower than the nationwide Weakness in manufacturing areas
Outlook. His reward he says is seeing
millennial intensive areas, which tend to pace. “The outsized concentration of continues to limit home construction.
everyone have a good time. The other
feature greater amounts of household multifamily construction in areas with a Manufacturing counties’ share of
Diamond Partners WestStar and Haskins
formation and population growth that large proportion of millennials is not a multifamily home construction
Electric, Platinum Partners Interceramic
require additional housing,” said NAHB surprise, but it is also a reminder of the decreased by 0.5 percentage points to
and Jobe, and Gold Partners Texas Title
Chief Economist Robert Dietz. mismatch between housing wants and 6.3 percent, while single-family
and Western Heritage Bank all joined the
“The HBGI highlights the ongoing housing availability that is challenging construction declined at a faster rate in
celebration and were presented with
challenge of housing supply, particularly the for-sale market,” Dietz noted. such areas compared to non-
mementos to take back to their offices. Our
for younger households seeking The HBGI is a quarterly measurement manufacturing areas.
thanks to all of these members for stepping affordable rental housing or attempting of building conditions across the country A slow shift of single-family
up to the plate and help us make the night to gain a toe-hold on the and uses county-level information about construction from close-in suburbs to
possible. homeownership ladder,” said NAHB single- and multifamily permits to gauge exurban locations continues due to land
The evening which traditionally has Chairman Greg Ugalde, a home builder housing construction growth in various and lot availability and cost. This market
named the “of the Year” award winners this and developer from Torrington, Conn. urban and rural regions. environment, made worse by inefficient
year included the fan awards for the 2019 “While counties that have greater zoning practices and regulatory
Parade of Homes. concentrations of millennials are where burdens, will continue to create a
most of the single-family and multifamily mismatch between where housing
Complete List of Winners page 9 construction in the U.S. is occurring, demand is growing and where housing
those same areas have recently seen supply can be affordably realized.

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2019Issue12 BuildersOutlook 3

President’sMessage

How to Prepare for a Market Downturn


I think back on 2019 and realize it has If a recession has just begun, what can builders do to
been a better year for home builders
than many had expected. In the latter survive the storm? Being sufficiently liquid is critical to a
part of 2018, economists were predicting
interest rate hikes which could slow
company’s success. Having a significant amount of cash in
sales. Yet, these big jumps did not occur. savings is the most convenient source of help, as well as
Our biggest issues have been increasing
Sergio Cuartas difficulty finding construction workers, lot possessing access to additional capital as needed. Strong
President
El Paso Association of
availability and rising material, labor and relationships with lenders and suppliers are critical at all
Builders lot costs. However, our sales have
remained fairly steady despite the price times.
increases. A booming medical industry in
El Paso is bringing better-paying jobs to amount of cash in savings is the most number of mergers and acquisitions
town. We are witnessing many new convenient source of help, as well as occurring. Monitoring the stocks and
apartment complexes and being built, possessing access to additional capital bonds market, including the Dallas Fed
major down town renovations, large as needed. Strong relationships with quarterly indicators in Texas is also
regional shopping malls, numerous lenders and suppliers are critical at all highly useful, particularly taking note
TXDOT highway projects, school times. If builders see trouble ahead, we when economists mention an inverted
renovations, new schools, city parks and should immediately speak to our lenders yield curve. Watching national trends can
national chains seem to be noticing our about the issue instead of letting the be helpful since our market seems to trail
booming market. On both local and lender hear about the problem through the national economy. Sales trends such
national levels, unemployment rates, third parties. Having good financial as a period-over-period sales rate
inflation and gas prices remain low, statements and reviewing them often is decline, difficulty with local home
fueling our economy. Though it has also fundamental. The next area on affordability due to materials and labor
been the subject of increased discussion which to focus is minimizing expenses. costs rising, and residential starts being
for the last few years, to date we have Builders should find ways to cut costs, down 10% or more in the last six months
avoided a recession. which many include downsizing the are also warning signs. Local
Economists such as Eliot Eisenberg number of staff and reducing overhead, employment trends can also be
whose column is published in our refinancing loans at lower interest rates if indicators of the way the market is
newsletter along with NAHB’s Robert possible, regularly reviewing cost moving, as it fluctuates with new jobs
Dietz currently predict that should a structures, and negotiating prices with either coming to town or leaving town.
recession happen in the next year or two, suppliers. In order to increase cash flow, Military or federal job cuts should be
it will most likely be mild in nature and of builders should also take swift action to noted as well. Staying involved with
a short duration. Nonetheless, many of slow production and systematically organizations like the EPAB (follow our
us were in business during the painful liquidate their inventories, being willing to market intelligence reports) in order to
downturn in 2008 and realize how cut prices if necessary to make sales, follow trends and communicating with
debilitating recessions can be, so I would and avoiding being the last builder with peers such as bankers, realtors, and
like to take this opportunity to examine inventory in a subdivision so that homes suppliers for their input on the market is
the issue in greater detail so that we may do not appear “stale.” In terms of advised. Builders who are always
be better prepared for the next one. First inventory, builders should be cautious to preparing for a rainy day and running
PRINT & INTERNET of all: THANK YOU to all the prominent purchase lots, because they are difficult their businesses always efficiently will be
and experienced people (bankers, to liquidate and can lose value during a those that can most successfully
PUBLISHING suppliers, builders) who met with me or recession; in addition, builders should weather a recession.
responded to my questions about this make sure not to have too many spec or Many great people provided their
topic for your valuable insights and your model homes available, and consider valuable advice which I try to summarize
SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE time. building only on a pre-sold basis, as follows: In addition to having liquid
CONTENT MANAGEMENT One of the most drastic consequences requiring higher non-refundable builder assets as mentioned previously, other
of a recession for a home builder is deposits. During a recession, flexibility suggestions include financing long-term

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ending up in bankruptcy. But what
choices do builders make, or what
actions do they take that lead to this
result? The most common reason
builders end up in trouble is because of a
and innovation are also vital. Finding
alternate revenue streams such as
remodeling projects, additions or building
government housing (as long as builders
are committing to them in moderation)
assets with long-term financing and
using cash for operations only, having
the appropriate level and type of debt,
and reducing debt as much as possible.
In terms of minimizing expense, builders

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lack of cash flow. Builders may have can be helpful. Willingness to adjust or should monitor overhead as a
assets, but no way to liquidate them simplify floor plans to better fit the market percentage of gross revenue, base
quickly. They may also have spread their can also increase sales during a construction starts on sales to minimize
COMMUNICATION  cash too thinly between projects or have recession. expenses (look at turnover), know how
STRATEGY overextended their credit and borrowed It is also important to consider the much material and labor time is needed
too much money. A second issue is debt: resource of personnel during this time. to complete jobs, and eliminate waste of

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builders may not be able to maintain First of all, company leadership should building materials and labor costs.
payments on construction loans, lot communicate effectively with employees, Regarding housing inventory,
loans, equipment loans or trade credits. subs and suppliers being candid about respondents remind us that having too
EDITORIAL SERVICES If a builder is overly ambitious and trying the state of affairs. In addition, it is much spec inventory can put a strain on
to expand too quickly, it may start too detrimental to focus on what could have working capital, quality of work,
many spec homes at once, or try to enter been instead of on what to do moving customer satisfaction and reputation. Lot
new sectors or open new branches in forward. Builders should develop and inventory should be a rational amount. A
other cities. Over diversifying, using too keep employees who are capable and good rule could be to have no more than
much of the company’s capital to fund loyal, and turn to them for assistance 6 months’ worth of purchased lots on
other companies’ projects, can also with finding solutions. People will need to hand and six more months on first right
strain the financial resources of the work together even more than before or spoken for basis. Pricing of homes
builder. Having too much overhead and should try to avoid “silos” (stubborn should have healthy profit margins now
involved in the business and being ownership of specific tasks or work so that there is room to cut in the future,
unable to cut it quickly during a recession responsibilities). Finally, builders need to and builders could consider building
can make builder vulnerable. Finally, a manage the business on a daily basis, smaller floor plans. Price points and
lack of attention can be a costly mistake, utilizing short term goals to tackle products should be diversified to match
whether it is forgetting to pay attention to problems little by little. Resilience is an shifts in customer segments (first time
rising costs such as labor, interest, or important tool to help us survive. buyers, step up buyers, and custom
profit margins or not watching the The above advice assumes a home buyers).
housing market. Another example is recession is in force, but what is even Thank you for reading this far and I
investing too much in the wrong product more useful for us today is trying to hope you have found some of these tips
because of neglecting to monitor foresee when a recession will occur and useful. As always, please do business
changes in demand and affordability. prepare for it. The people I interviewed with a member, help a member, recruit a
Get Creative. Make it Snappy. If a recession has just begun, what can urge the importance of watching financial new member, participate in our events
915•820•2800 builders do to survive the storm? Being trends such as fluctuations in interest and advertise in our publications. Thank
www.snappypublishing.com sufficiently liquid is critical to a rates, a decline in stock prices of you very much for everything you do for
company’s success. Having a significant publicly-traded competitors, and the our association. Happy holidays!
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2019Issue12 BuildersOutlook 5

NationalOutlook
Multifamily Builder and Developer
Confidence Weakens in Third Quarter TE X S
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Confidence in the market for new even at 50. OF
multifamily housing weakened slightly The MVI measures the multifamily BUILDERS
in the third quarter, according to results housing industry's perception of
from the Multifamily Market Survey vacancies in existing apartments. It is
(MMS) released today by the National a weighted average of current
Association of Home Builders (NAHB). occupancy indexes for class A, B, and 2019-2021
The MMS produces two separate
indices. The Multifamily Production
Index (MPI) fell seven points to 49
C multifamily units, and can vary from
0 to 100, where a number under 50
indicates more property managers
TA B C O N T R A C T S
compared to the previous quarter. believe vacancies are decreasing than
Meanwhile, the Multifamily Vacancy
Index (MVI) remained even at 40, with
increasing. With a reading of 40, the
MVI remained unchanged from the
TE XAS ASSOCIATI
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lower numbers indicating fewer previous quarter. IS HERE TO HEL
LP PROTECT YOU!
vacancies. “The overall multifamily market
The MPI measures builder and remains solid, but developers are
The 2019-2021 Texas Residential a Construction Contracts reflect the
developer sentiment about current moving forward cautiously to manage most recent legislative changes affecting the homebuilding indus-
conditions in the apartment and condo inventory and keep it in pace with tr y in Texas. Overall, more than 50 enhancements have been made
market on a scale of 0 to 100. The consumer demand,” said Gary to the various contracts and aggreements, including arbitration pro-
index and all of its components are Campbell, CEO of Gilbert G. Campbell cedures, latent defect claim issues, code compliance matters and
scaled so that a number below 50 Real Estate in Lowell, Mass., and
attorney ’s fees.
indicates that more respondents report chairman of NAHB’s Multifamily
conditions are getting worse than Council. Here are a few eye-catching upddates that will be included in the
report conditions are improving. “The slight reduction in the MPI is to
The MPI is a weighted average of be expected as multifamily starts were
2019-2021 contracts package.
three key elements of the multifamily relatively high in the second quarter,”  New Flood Notice Requiremeents.
housing market: construction of low- said NAHB Chief Economist Robert  New Homeowner Maintenance Form.
rent units—apartments that are Dietz. “The stability of the MVI is also
 New Job Rules Addendum to the Independent Contractor Form.
supported by low-income tax credits or consistent with the Census Bureau’s
other government subsidy programs; five-plus vacancy rate, which has  Updated Express Home Warranty that reflects current build-
market-rate rental units—apartments moved very little in the last six ing practices and updated standards.
that are built to be rented at the price months.”
the market will hold; and for-sale Historically, the MPI and MVI have The 201 7-2019 subscription ex pired August 31 , 2019.
units—condominiums. The component performed well as leading indicators of
measuring low-rent units fell five points U.S. Census figures for multifamily Purchase online at Te x a s B uilder s .org .
to 51, the component measuring starts and vacancy rates, providing
market rate rental units dropped 20 information on likely movement in the Protect y ourself and y our business b y
points to 44 and the component Census figures one to three quarters in purcha sing the new contra cts p a ckage today.
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6 BuildersOutlook 2019Issue12

Randy Bowling Installed as 2020 President of Texas Association


said Texas Association of Builders
Executive Director Scott Norman.
“Randy and his family have been
instrumental in the residential
construction industry at the local, state
and national levels for decades. His
experience, work ethic and ability to
relate to people are recog-nized by his
peers as evidenced by their choice of
electing him to serve our 10,000 plus
mem-bers and their companies in this
very important leadership position for
the coming year.”
AUSTIN, TX – November 22, 2019 - Randy is the fifth El Pasoan to serve
The Texas Association of Builders as President of TAB, including his
installed Randy Bowling as President brother and business partner, Bobby
on Thursday, November 21, during the Bowling IV, who served as President in
TAB Excellence in Leadership Dinner 2004. Other previous El Pasoans who
associations and almost 11,000 23 years building residential
at The Line Hotel in Austin, Tx. Randy served as Presidents of TAB include
builder, remodeler, developer and properties, Randy has be-come an
Bowling, a native of El Paso, is William J. Elliott in 1954, Willis G.
associate members across the state. expert on land acquisition and
President and Majority Owner of Schoemaker in 1973, and John R.
Rep-resenting over 723,058 jobs and development, residential construction
Tropicana Homes, Co-Owner of Schatzman in 1980.
more than $67.5 billion annually in the in Texas and New Mexico, residential
Tropicana Properties, Tropicana “We are very proud of Randy’s
Texas economy, the state and local lending, and assisting his brother with
Building, and Patriot Mortgage- all of election as the 75th President of TAB,”
associations play a crucial role in navigating the ever-changing com-
which are El Paso owned and says Bobby Bowling, co-owner of the
providing housing for Texans. plexities of the Low-Income Housing
operated. Tropicana family of companies and
The office of President of the Texas Tax Credit Program. Randy launched
Randy has served at the Texas Randy’s brother. “Randy’s voluntary
Association of Builders is one that and currently over-sees the benchmark
Association of Builders (TAB) as a contribu-tions of time and resources to
carries the highest honor, as well as initiative across all Tropicana
member of the Board of Di-rectors) the Texas Association of Builders will
the greatest responsibility. The companies “Let Tropicana Properties
since 2004, Chairman of TAB’s really benefit Tropicana Homes, El
President’s duties require commitment, Put you in a Tropicana Home” which
Government Relations Committee, Paso and the entire state of Texas.
energy, enthusiasm, and a assists families to fulfill what otherwise
HOMEPAC Trus-tees, Codes & Randy will be speaking for and
willingness to expand one’s leadership may have felt overwhelming or
Standards Committee, and served on representing the entire homebuilding
abilities. The senior officers are the unimaginable to achieve the dream of
the Executive Committee as Vice industry, and his specific knowledge
core leaders of TAB. They are charged homeownership. The initiative has
Presi-dent in 2019. In 2016, Randy and background will translate into pro-
with upholding the bylaws and policies assisted 50 families who started out as
was named a Life Director of TAB. ducing more quality affordable housing
of the as-sociation. About Randy tenants in Tropicana’s low-income
Among numerous awards and honors, for El Paso and the entire state of
Bowling and Tropicana Companies: rental housing communities in the past
Tropicana Homes has been Texas. I couldn't be prouder of my
Tropicana Homes and its affiliates 2 years alone, with dozens more in the
recognized by TAB as Developer of the brother.”
have been building homes and process as the program grows.
Year and twice as Builder of the Year. Founded in 1946, the Texas
apartments in El Paso since 1950, and
“We are honored to have Randy Association of Builders (TAB) is an
have built over 10,000 residences
Bowling serve as our 2020 President affiliate of the National Association of
since that time. After spending the last
of the Texas Association of Builders,” Home Builders and has 27 local
2019Issue12 BuildersOutlook 7

Continued from Page 1


2019 EPAB Award Winners
PARADE OF HOMES AWARDS In accepting the award Sergio told the
Best interior use of Stone or tile: audience that he was humbled and
ICON Custom Builder grateful for the opportunity to lead in
• Best exterior use of Stone or tile: 2019 and that he has learned a lot. “I
Winton Custom Homes finally figured out what my dues are for,”
• Best Master Bathroom: he mused in his thank you speech.
Deal 2 Deal Custom Homes Ted Escobedo was surprised but about
• Best Kitchen design: halfway through the announcement of
Pacifica Homes who the winner was he began to think it
• Best Landscaping: might be him. “First off I am so happy
B I C Homes and honored for the award, and secondly
• Best Great Room: it was a surprise,” Ted told the Outlook.
ICON Custom Builder There was a gasp when the crystal
• Best Master Bedroom: award slipped out of his hands and onto
Diamond Homes the floor some three feet off the floor.
• Best Use of color: “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe that just
Winton Custom Homes happened,” he told the crowd. Nothing
• Best Special Feature: happened to the award, but it definitely
Deal 2 Deal Custom Homes will be remembered.
• Best Entryway: There was a video shown with
Winton Custom Homes highlights from the year and we gave a Edgar Garcia to the audience “I present
• Best Floorplan: nod to those loved ones we lost. The the 2020 President of the El Paso
Palo Verde Homes tribute was well received. Association of Builders, Edgar Garcia” as
• Best Outdoor Kitchen Design: Randy Bowling, President of the Texas the crowd applauded and cheered.
ICON Custom Builder Association of Builders was the installing Garcia, Bella Vista Custom Homes,
• Best Theater Room: officer for the event. “I am honored that has accepted a tough job with some
Deal 2 Deal Custom Homes once again I have been asked to install tough goals. “I want to make sure that
• Overall Fan Favorite (tie): this group,” he said. “We have great everyone gets involved in the
Diamond Homes and people here willing to lead and that’s association, that they contribute, and that
Winton Custom Homes important for all of us, associate or they help us grow,” he said in his
Our thanks once again to developer builder alike,” Bowling said. speech. He went further with the Board
Hanson Asset Management, Russel The installation of the 2020 Board of of Directors, urging them the participate
Hanson and Lorraine Fender Directors went smoothly as Randy gave with time and money, and commitment.
the incoming members orders as to what “I want to make sure that the Board
In the event, attended by more than is expected of them. He asked them to knows they are not here just to say they
280 people, the EPAB honored Sergio say, “I DO” and were congratulated. His are board members, but to commit to
Cuartas as Builder Member of the Year installation of the Executive team was supporting the association financially and
and Ted Escobedo as Associate Member also a reminder of what they have with commitment,” he said.
of the Year. agreed to do. Bowling then introduced More Photos Next page
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Bain Construction Jason R. Cullers Charles Gaddy Judith Arrunada, Fernando Torres Doug Schwartz
Scott Bain 915-584-5600 915-581-3966 915-538-2497 915-592-0290
915-852-8620 D B Innovations LLC Guel Construction Pacifica Homes, Inc Spanish Oaks Custom Homes
Althon Investments, LLC Dan Berry Rudy Guel Juan Jose Vasquez Juan R. Saenz
Jose Luis Martin (915) 283-7558 915-595-0979 915-857-1855 432-238-3090
(915) 532-3100 Dawco Home Builders Hakes Brothers LLC Padilla Homes The Heritage Group
Bella Vista Custom Homes, Inc. Walter O. Lujan Chris Hakes Misael Navarrete David Bingham
Edgar Garcia 915-587-5267 575-373-1120 (915) 833-3839 915-598-6606
915-433-4854 Deal 2 Deal Custom Homes Hanson Asset Management, LP Palo Verde Homes Trejo Construction Co
BIC Homes Delton Deal Russell Hanson Edgar Montiel Juan Trejo
Antonio Cervantes 915-217-9233 915-842-0111 915-584-9090 915-637-5193
915-855-8236 Del Rio Engineering, Inc. Homes by Design Pointe Homes Tropicana Building Corp.
Blue Sage Homes, LLC Sal Masoud Leslie Driggers Hoard Carlos Villalobos Bobby Bowling IV
Jaime Gonzalez 915-833-2400 915-525-4765 915-790-1515 915-821-3550
915-787-9175 Diamond Homes, LLC Hunt Communities, LLC Porter Homes Tropicana Development
Carefree Homes Valerie Baquera Kathy Parry Albert Porter Greg Bowling
Richard Aguilar 915-449-9044 915-298-0490 915-833-3597 915-757-1802
915-590-8511 E. Valencia Land Development LLC ICON Custom Builder, LLC. R.C. Baeza & Associates Tropicana Homes
Casas De Leon, LLC Eddie Valencia Carlos Garcia Robert C. Baeza Randy Bowling
Nick Bombach 915-855-0622 915-859-3713 915-857-1818 915-821-3550
915-584-5050 Eclat Homes & Designs Industrial Realty Group Incorporated R.E. Welch Contractor Tropicana Properties
Cisco Homes LLC Veronica Guerra Brent D. Harris Gordon Welch Demetrio Jimenez
Francisco Arroyos III (915) 630-6729 915-877-4300 915-778-9977 915-755-9113
915-633-8002 Edward's Homes, Inc. JER Custom Homes, LLC Rassette Homes, Inc. Uptown Homes Residential, Inc.
Classic American Home Eduardo Fernandez Jorge E. Rodriguez Donald Rassette Francisco Baquera
Priscilla Hernandez 915-849-8819 915-929-8420 915-585-3330 915-240-4996
915-593-7707 EPT Bella Custom Dream Homes Lloyd Hamilton Contruction Rio USA Veliz Company, LLC
Crown Heritage Homes Leti & Javier Navarrete Lloyd Hamilton, III Fredduy Klayel Carina Popoca
Lydia Mlouhi 915-779-4553 915-588-8558 915-526-2885 915-219-4000
915-252-8193 EPT Land Communities Loyalty Homes Rosewood Design and Build Will Harvey Development
CS Custom Homes David Bogas Gustavo Loy Brianna Barnes Will S. Harvey
Steve Gonzalez 915-838-8100 915-471-1894 (915) 730-4747 915-584-8242
915-346-1107 Everest Homes M A Builders & Design, LLC Santana Custom Homes Winton/Flair/Accent Homes
Cullers & Caldwell Builders Edmundo Dena, Jr. Mustafa Ali Fernando Santana Herschel Stringfield
John Cullers 915-855-8633 915-587-9566 915-694-4256 915-584-8629
915-584-5600 Fortune Custom Homes Maravilla Homes Zia Homes of El Paso, LLC
Javier Andrade Victor Robles Preston Brown
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3RD PARTY INSPECTIONS Bob Kotarski L & P Building Supply CONSULTING, COACHING AND DOOR SHOP/ MILLWORK
Vision Consultants, Inc. 915-833-0267 Denise McConnell TRAINING SUPPLIER
Kelly Sorenson Citizens Loan Center 575-527-8000 Senpai Training and Development Trim Team
915-227-2100 Jim Easley Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Leonardo Corral Juan Hernandez
915-275-0715 Dan Villarreal 915-303-0743 915-856-0791
ALARM SYSTEMS First National 1870 915-779-7777
DOORS
ADT Security Ernesto Avila CONSULTING/ENGINEERING Franklin Door and Trim
Veronica Vazquez 915-881-6702 CABINET MANUFACTURING LOI Engineers Jesse C. Brown
915­258­3870 Vantage Bank J. B. Laminates Bernardino Olague 915-781-1532 940-210-0450
Josie Cantu Gina Rodriguez 915-871-1190
APPLIANCE DISTRIBUTORS 915-594-3404 915-886-5510 DUMPSTER RENTAL/SPRAY FOAM
Builders Source Appliance Gallery Western Heritage Bank CORPORTATE RETIREMENT PLANS INSULATION
Sandra Lucero Kathy Carrillo CABINETS Bukaty Financial Companies Group 915 Siteworks, LLC
915-775-1000 915-782-2400 Cabinet Masters Ruth Rivera Miguel Chavez
Morrison Supply WestStar Bank Mike Robles 512-796-1205 915-859-3713
Sam Shallenberger David Osborn 915-256-5012 CPA
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
915-778-3086 915-747-1640 Beasley, Mitchell & Co., LLP Haskins Electric
Brad Beasley Charles B. Haskins, Jr.
APPLIANCES BATHROOM RENOVATIONS CIVIL ENGINEERS 575-528-6700 915-629-9196
GE Appliances Rebath of El Paso/Las Cruces Moreno Cardenas Inc. James L. Ellis, CPA, PC IES Residential
Christine R. Villanueva Lisa Walling Roberto Moreno Jim Ellis 915-593-7070 Joshua Garnica
806-252-3683 915-633-8101 915-532-2091 915-598-8631 915-356-5644
Whirlpool SBNG, P.C. Saldivar Electric, Inc.
Gwen Walker BRICK CONCRETE Tyler Smith Martin A. Saldivar
505-220-3915 Acme Brick Company Oropeza Concrete 915-544-6770 915-778-7085
Brent Smith Angel Oropeza Randall Smith, CPA
ASPHALT PAVING 915-859-9171 915-873-7391 Randall Smith
ENERGY STAR RATER
Alpha Asphalt 915-225-5200 915-533-8266 Senercon
Gabriel Chavez CONCRETE & LANDSCAPING Javier Ruiz
915-252-6244 BUILDING MATERIALS MATERIAL CREDIT UNION 915-892-0547.
BMC Select GCC Sun City Materials, LLC First Light Federal Credit Union
ASSOCIATION David Quintana Antonio “Tony “ Chavez Lorenzo Revelez ENGINEERING
El Paso Mortgage Bankers Association 915-218-5816 915-565-4681 915-225-0581 CEA Engineering Group
Brenda Aguirre Boise Cascade Jobe Materials, LP GECU- Greater El Paso Credit Union Jorge L. Azcarate
915 204-3867 Mike Flores Charlie Tellez Danny Galindo 915-544-5232.
Greater El Paso Assoc. of Realtors 915-525-6037 915-298-9900 915-774-4733 Conde, Inc.
Conrad Conde
Jason Sanchez DWS Building Supply Mini Concrete Materials TFCU
915-592-0283.
915-779-3521 Sabrina Voorhies Joe Soto Yolie Melendez-Estrada TRE & Associates
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce 915-351-7300 915-852-4468 915-843-8328 Linda Troncoso
David Michael Jerome E.F. Building Materials, Inc MTI Ready Mix, Inc. 915-852-9093.
915-534-0522 Efren Fraire Tony Mullen
915-593-1301 915-859-5767
El Paso Building Materials CUSTOM PADS, LANDSCAPING,
AUTO HOMEOWNER INSURANCE Ken Wade CUSTOM AQUARIUM, BUBBLE
TAB endorsed State Auto 915-549-1170 CONCRETE ACCESSORIES & WALLS
(Association Insurance Solutions) Franklin Building Materials MASONRY-LANDSCAPE The Dorian Group/Ocean Gallery USA
Russ Sartain, Danner Bethel Cristina Sheldon Border Construction Specialties Miguel Angel Mercado
512-203-2910 915-855-3859 Ricardo Yvellez 915-778-5111
Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. 915-566-1688
BANKS/BANKING SERVICES Ken Donham DISPOSAL HAULING
Bank of Texas 505-991-4719 CONCRETE WORK-POST TENSION Demcon Disposal Management, LLC
Ray Owen McCoy's Building Supplies J & H Concrete & Post Tension Ryan Robles
915-313-6720 Doug Danner Jorge Herrera ‘ 915-577-9477
City Bank Texas 915-751-8261 915-581-3103
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EXTERIOR PATIO PRODUCTS INSURANCE - RISK PORTABLE RESTROOMS TILE & NATURAL STONE El Paso Water Softeners Jason Bates
Modern Exteriors MANAGEMENT Sarabias Blue Sanitation Floor & Decor Rebecca Estrada 915-833-3066
Hector Macias HUB International Monica Brown Pedro (Peter) Ramirez 915-307-9183 Sun West Windows and Glass
915-857-5126 Luis Rosas 915-544-9022. 915-533-3108 915-407-5599 Ernie Hernandez
915-206-6023 Porta- Jons Interceramic Tile & Stone 915-383-2201
FIREPLACES/INSTALLATION Gallery WATER REMOVAL
Jack White Building Specialties POST TENSION David Holguin Jimmy Garza Emergency
Claudia Lardizabal INSURANCE AND BONDING Post Tension Steel 915-593-7357 Water Removal
915-855-8630 C. D. Lee/Britton Insurance & Dennis Moore Jimmy Garza
Bonding 915-474-0180. 915-532-0119 TITLE & ESCROW COMPANIES 915-562-1123
FLOORING Anthony Landavazo/Lisa Del Sol Title Co.
Bordertown Carpets Daniels Hector Phillips
Brian M. Abraham 915-595-3393 PUBLICATIONS 915-838-8000
915-522-8993 Homes of El Paso Lone Star Title Co. of El Paso WINDOW TREATMENTS
IRON WORK PRODUCTS Riley Stephens Andy Quintana Gotcha Covered
Area Iron & Steel Works, Inc. 915-585-1000 915-545-2222 Sophie Soudaiha Agraz
FOAM INSULATION Fred L. Edmonston Jr. Su Casa Magazine Prosperous Title 915-201-4264
New Era Foam 915-833-9494 Edwin Rosario Janette Coon Southwest Décor El Paso
George Tollen 915-355-7190 915-288-2462 Corporation
915-861-6683 Sierra Title Company Chris Matthews
LEGAL SERVICES/TITLE PUBLISHING SERVICES Angelique Roman, 915-594-9240
COMPANY Snappy Publishing, LLC Marielsa Pulido
GRANITE/QUARTZ David J. Ellis Fee Office for Ted Escobedo 915-544-3322 WINDOWS
COUNTERTOPS Sierra Title 915-820-2800 Stewart Title of El Paso Pella Windows
Stone City Rocks David J. Ellis Cindy Bilbe
Chris Baca 915-566-2666. 915-566-0111 READY MIX 915-225-8200
915-246-7614 MTI Ready Mix, Inc. WestStar Title
LIGHTING Tony Mullen Rachel Valles
City Lights 915-859-5767 915-849-5537
HOME & AUTO INSURANCE Thomas Brown Texas Title Company
State Auto/Association 915-533-6045. 915-533-6096 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Steve Raney
Insurance Solution Designer's Mart Team Juan Uribe, LLC 915-593-3400
Danner Bethel Valerie Edmiston Juan Uribe
512-203-2910 915-778-9223 915-479-5151. TOTAL OFFICE SOLUTION
Home Pros Real Estate Group SOURCE
LIGHTING & BATH FIXTURES Penny Moore. Spectrum Technologies
HOME FURNISHINGS Ferguson Enterprises Inc. 915-585-8806 Miled Daou
Copenhagen Imports Albert Holguin Legacy Real Estate Services 915-781-2000. 915-781-2288
Flemming Carlsen 915-231-5836. 915-231-9357 Patrick Tuttle
915-581-8897 915-584-7769 915-231-9994. TRUSS
LOW VOLTAGE WIRING Century 21 The Edge El Paso Truss
Prewire of El Paso, Inc. Scott Kesner Luis Mendiola
HOME WARRANTY Steven Drury 915-772-0553 915-751-0025
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty 915-598-4937 Harris Real Estate Group Franklin Building Materials,
Leslie Schey Lane Harris Cristina Sheldon,
361-739-7739 LUMBER 915-443-8423 915-855-3859
Centricity 84 Lumber Bella Vista Realty
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Home of Texas New Beginnings Real Estate Maria Ortiz
Amanda Eason MIRROR, SHOWER DOOR, Gordon Sather 915-680-7288
210-540-7891 STOREFRONT,AUTOMATIC 915-241-6500
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Hector Hernandez Massey Johnson VEHICLE DEALERSHIP
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A C Refrigeration, LLC 915-487-3359 Mike Ruffin
Angel Cabrera MOLDING & LUMBER 915-544-4321
915-820-8503 Adams Moulding & Lumber ROOFING
Startech Heating and Air Tom Swahlen MAK Roofing & Construction WASTE DISPOSAL
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New American Funding Javier Olmos

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Belmont's Air Conditioning, Inc. Gilbert Pedregon
Rafael Belmonte 915-209-3189 SELF STORAGE
915-778-7399 Remcon Self Storage
NEW CONSTRUCTION Will Harvey
HVAC Supplies EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES 915-833-2399.
Hercules Industries ProCon
John Chaney Shane Davis, 575-524-1671 SIDING, WINDOWS, PATIO
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NEWSPAPER Modern Exteriors
I T SUPPORT/PREWIRE El Paso Times Hector Macias
All Tech Systems LLC Sal Hernandez, Justin Riley 915-857-5126
Javier Terrones 915-546-6244. 915-546-6406
915-777-2585
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I T & WEB DESIGN Dunn-Edwards Paints Border Solar
Cognent, Inc. Nathan Gordon Javier Ruiz
Martin Paredes 915-855-7535 915-855-8168 915-613-4168
407-809-4417. Sherwin Williams Paint
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New Start Insulation PLUMBING
Jose Carreon Q Martins Plumbing STORMWATER/SAFETY
915-256-2371 Jose Martinez ESS Environmental and
915-240-5218. Safety Solutions
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Bundle Bee Insurance Agency PLUMBING & IRRIGATION 915-775-1171 915-775-1174
Victoria Dominguez SUPPLIES-DISTRIBUTORS
915-598-3500 Baron Supply
Great American Insurance David Trammell SURVEYING
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El Paso Builder Market Breakdown
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The El Paso Association of Builders congratulates our 2019
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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
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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
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