Seven young building industry professionals were honored this week as “Ones to Watch” at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
“This year’s winners demonstrate that the future of the home building industry is in good hands,” said Erin DeWeese, chair of the NAHB Young Professionals Committee. “They are setting a great example for their colleagues and those looking to get into the home building industry. A well-deserved congratulations go out to all the winners.”
55+ Housing: Justin Olear is the vice president of construction and operations at Regal Builders in Dover, Del., and is an active member of the Delaware Home Builders Association. Olear began interning at Regal Builders while obtaining his Masters in Construction Management at Philadelphia University and upon graduation was promoted to project manager. During his time at Regal Builders, Olear has cut construction costs, compressed construction build times and oversaw a complete relaunch of the company’s active lifestyle community, Noble’s Pond, where sales tripled in one year. It is Olear’s goal to grow the company with people who share the same passion he has for the home building industry.
Associates. Rachel Williams is the market outreach specialist for CLEAResult/Atmos Energy in Flowood, Miss., and a member of the Home Builders Association of Jackson. Williams has spoken at many local events including the Remodeler’s Forum, Parade of Homes award luncheons and special local events. She serves as co-chairperson of The Home Show committee. She has been recognized by Atmos Energy marketing department as "Best Performer" for highest re-enrollment for the program in Mississippi. Williams was recognized with a local Rising Star Award for 2019 at the Home Builders Association of Jackson.
Custom Builders. Robert Fallone is the COO of Fallone Group LLC in Branchburg, N.J., and a member of the New Jersey Builders Association. Fallone and his brother grew up in the industry and started working for their father and uncle in 2004, then later started Fallone Group together in 2013. Fallone has been able to bring the custom home building market to a more affordable level by using production builder concepts. The company has grossed over $22 million in sales since they started the company and project an additional $10 million over the next 12 months. Fallone is very involved in the industry, as he has successfully lobbied for several industry-related issues and actively organizes charity events.
Multifamily. Taylor Brown is the president of NRP Construction in Cleveland. Brown joined The NRP Group in 2005 at age 23 and progressed to the next level at NRP every two years, on average, since then. In 2016, he was named an NRP Principal and President of NRP Construction. In the three years since then, his team had generated $1.1 billion in construction revenue, expanded the NRP Construction employee base from 87 to 150 and founded a third-party construction business that will start 1,200 units in 2019 and has already generated a 2020 pipeline of 2,400 units. Since Taylor came to NRP in 2005, it has grown from 128 team members to 785, from 1,500 unit starts per year to nearly 4,500, and from $140 million in core company revenue to nearly $550 million. Through all of this, Taylor has been a key driver of NRP success.
Professional Women in Building. Holly O’Malley does business development for Ferguson in Bozeman, Mont., and is a member of the Southwest Montana Building Industry Association. With O’Malley’s support, her sales team exceeded their 2018/2019 sales goals by over a million dollars and is expected to see significant sales increases throughout the next fiscal year. She is the founding and current president of the Southwest Montana BIA Professional Women in Building Council and has grown the council to 38 members. As an industry expert, O’Malley is always willing to donate her expertise and time to help fellow members. She is also a supporter of various community groups.
Remodelers. Nick Scheel is the owner of Untamed Construction in Spokane Valley, Wash., and is a member of Spokane Home Builders Association. When Scheel became involved with the local remodelers council, he quickly stood out as a leader of their annual community service projects. Because of his leadership, Scheel was elected chair of the local Remodelers Council in 2012 and 2013. The council saw strong growth and increased engagement with a younger group of members. In 2014, Scheel was nominated to serve as the association’s first vice president and then became president in 2016. He has also served in leadership roles at the state and national levels. Scheel was honored as the local association’s Remodeler of the Year in 2013, 2016 and 2018, the state association’s Remodeler of the Year in 2018 and NAHB Remodeler of the Month in April 2018.
Sales and Marketing. Will Duderstadt is the vice president of digital marketing at M/I Homes Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, and is an At-Large NSMC member and affiliated with the BIA of Central Ohio. Shortly after joining M/I Homes, Duderstadt was award the Corporate Excellence Award for his contribution to the growth of electronic channel. Duderstadt now oversees online marketing campaigns, lead generation, SEO, PPC, social media and content strategy for 16 divisions in 11 states. It’s his belief that continued education is critical to the success of each employee, so he works with each individual to create a personal growth plan that supports their role and long-term interest in the company. He is an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and ADAMH (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health) Board of Franklin County.