Missouri Builder Elected as Second Vice Chairman of NAHB
January 31, 2013 - Tom Woods, a Blue Springs, Mo.-based home builder with more than 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2013 second vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s International Builders’ Show last week in Las Vegas.
Woods is president of Woods Custom Homes. He has developed scores of communities and more than 1,000 homes in the Greater Kansas City area.
“Our priorities this year will be to fight for pro-housing policies that keep the housing recovery on track, create jobs and boost economic growth,” said Woods. “Among our objectives will be to protect the home mortgage interest deduction, resolve foreclosure and appraisal problems, ensure an adequate supply of credit for new home production, and maintain federal support for the nation’s housing finance system to keep the 30-year mortgage readily available and affordable.”
Woods has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state and national levels throughout his career. He has served on NAHB’s Board of Directors since 1983 and has been a member of the NAHB Executive Board since 1996.
He has also chaired some of NAHB’s most important and influential committees, subcommittees and task forces, including Federal Government Affairs, State and Local Government Affairs, Education, the Home Builders Institute and BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s political action committee.
Woods served his local community as the mayor of Blue Springs, Mo. from 1978-1981 and was a member of the Blue Springs City Council from 1975-1978. He received a presidential appointment to serve on the Des Moines Federal Home Loan Bank Board from 2002-2005.
Woods was elected president of the Kansas City HBA in 1991 and was selected by his peers as Kansas City’s Builder of the Year in 1995. He received a national achievement award from Professional Builder Magazine in 1999 for his work in education in the home building field while chairing the Home Builders Institute, the workforce development affiliate of NAHB.
NAHB’s senior officers serve on a multi-year leadership ladder. Woods will become chairman of NAHB’s Board of Directors in 2015.