Statement of NAHB 2022 Third Vice Chairman Candidate Buddy Hughes


The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified one candidate for 2022 Third Vice Chairman: Buddy Hughes, from Lexington, N.C., who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Davidson County. He will address the NAHB Leadership Council in June at the Spring Leadership Meetings. Here is his statement.

Starting out as a carpenter in 1975 for the family business, Buddy enjoyed his work and gained valuable home building experience over several years. In 1984, Buddy opened his own general contracting business, Hughes Construction, specializing in home building and light commercial construction.

He became a member of the HBA of Davidson County, N.C., in 1993 and has served in various leadership roles including president in 1998. Buddy has a passion to engage his fellow members at every level so he felt it was important to continue to give of his time by being involved at the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA). He has served as a regional VP for NCHBA, senior officer and president in 2005.

From 2010-2013, Buddy became a special voting member to the NAHB Executive Committee and again from 2017-2019; he is Senior Life Delegate and has served on numerous committees at NAHB including Building Products Issues, Conventions & Meetings Chair 2018, Building Systems Council and State and Local Government Affairs. Buddy has a vast knowledge of the value of “three memberships in one” and will continue helping to educate our members and “soon to be members” on the Federation’s value. Buddy is an Eagle Scout and was awarded the NAHB S. A. Walters Award in 2018.

Buddy and his wife Elaine live in Lexington, N.C., and have a daughter Holli and her husband Josh with three very active grandsons.

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