John “Chuck” Fowke, a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2018 third vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.
As owner and president of Homes by John C. Fowke, Inc., he has created hundreds of elegant homes in many of the finest neighborhoods in and around the Tampa Bay area.
“We expect the housing industry to continue to strengthen in 2018 and will urge Congress to enact comprehensive housing finance reform to ensure that creditworthy home buyers have access to affordable home loans,” said Fowke. “We will also call on lawmakers to adopt sensible workforce development and immigration policy that will help our industry fill open jobs and boost the nation’s economy.”
Fowke has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state and national levels throughout his career. A senor life director, he has served on the NAHB Board of Directors for more than 20 years and is a long-time member of the NAHB Executive Board. He has also served as the NAHB National Area Chairman for Area 5, NAHB State Representative for Florida and moderator of the National Area Chairmen.
Fowke was named Builder of the Year in 2006 and 2009 by the Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA) and is a past president and life director of the TBBA. He also previously served as president of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and continues to actively serve that association as a life director. In 2014, the FHBA awarded Fowke the prestigious Dick Baker Award and he was a recipient of the Florida Home Builders Eagle Award in 2012.
Actively involved in his community, he has served as chairman of the Charity Women’s Crisis Center’s Addition & Renovation Committee and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Showcase home. He also served on the city of Tampa’s Hurricane Codes Committee and the Workers Compensation Board.
He and his wife, Annalisa, have a blended family of seven children.
NAHB’s newly elected senior officers serve on a multi-year leadership ladder. Fowke will become chairman of NAHB’s Board of Directors in 2021.