National Housing Hall of Fame

NAHB established the National Housing Hall of Fame in 1976 to recognize those individuals whose spirit, ingenuity and determination have changed the face of housing for the better, making America one of the best-housed nations in the world. Being named to the National Housing Hall of Fame is the highest individual honor bestowed by the housing industry.

The first National Housing Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in May 1977. Since then, more than 200 individuals have been elected.

List of inductees 1976-2011

Many National Housing Hall of Fame honorees are directly involved in housing as builders and developers; however, the list of honorees also includes land and community planners, educators, architects, members of the media, financiers, attorneys, marketing experts, trade association professionals, researchers, building product suppliers and manufacturers, government administrators and elected officials.

Flier about the National Housing Hall of Fame

2011 Inductees

Five men were inducted into the National Housing Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the 2011 NAHB Spring Board of Directors Meeting on May 20, 2011.

The 2011 inductees are:

 Charles Fraser         

Charles Fraser (deceased), Developer, Harbour Town and Sea Pines Plantation

 

Charles Thiemann

Charles Thiemann, Retired President, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

 

C. Kent Conine

C. Kent Conine, 2003 NAHB President

 

James R. "Bobby" Rayburn

James R. "Bobby" Rayburn, 2004 NAHB President

 

David F. Wilson

David F. Wilson, 2005 NAHB President

 

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program

 

 

      2011 National Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program

 

 

 

The 2011 Hall of Fame induction ceremony was sponsored by:

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas                            Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

 

Nomination Process    

Inductees to the National Housing Hall of Fame are selected by the National Housing Center Board of Governors. Nominations may be submitted by an NAHB member or NAHB-affiliated local home builders association. Candidates are selected from the following categories of service to the housing industry:

  • Builder/Developer
  • Government
  • Housing-Related Field

Hall of Fame General Criteria

2013 Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Historical Archive

The National Housing Hall of Fame serves as a repository of historical information on its honorees and their contributions to housing. Information and a display commemorating the honorees is located in the atrium of the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.

As an archive chronicling for the nation the remarkable achievements of the honorees and the changes they have helped bring about, the National Housing Hall of Fame assures the continuity essential to an understanding of the forces that have shaped--and will continue to shape in the future--the character of the housing industry. By preserving the memory of individual accomplishment, the National Housing Hall of Fame preserves the spirit that will help the industry continue in its admirable tradition confronting and surmounting the challenges of housing America.

This history will continue to be told as long as the nation's housing industry labors to preserve and enhance housing opportunities for an ever-widening segment of our population.


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