Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2017

January 12, 2017

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. 

With more than 700 affiliated state and local home builders associations and more than 140,000 members across the country, NAHB represents the interests of the nation’s housing professionals through advocacy, education and research.

Taking the helm as NAHB’s Chairman of the Board this year is Granger MacDonald, a Kerrville, Texas-based builder and developer with 40 years of experience in the home building industry. MacDonald is chairman and CEO of the MacDonald Companies, a diverse development, construction, and property management enterprise with nearly 50 neighborhoods completed and managed throughout Texas.

“We will work this year to prevent expensive, pointless regulations from impeding home building and housing affordability and partner with the Trump administration and new Congress to promote policies that encourage homeownership and affordable rental opportunities for all Americans,” said MacDonald.

Also moving up on the association’s leadership ladder during NAHB’s Orlando board meeting was Randy Noel, a Louisiana-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry. He was elected as First Vice Chairman of the Board. Noel is president of Reve Inc., a custom home building firm that has developed more than 1,000 custom homes in the greater New Orleans area.

Greg Ugalde, a Connecticut builder and developer with more than 25 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as Second Vice Chairman of the Board. Ugalde is president and chief legal officer of Torrington-based T&M Building Co., Inc., one of the largest home builders in the state.

Dean Mon joined the NAHB leadership ladder with his election as Third Vice Chairman of the Board. He is president of the D.R. Mon Group, Inc., which specializes in the development and construction of classic urban living projects throughout New Jersey. Since 1985, the company has created communities throughout Morris, Hunterdon, Union, Hudson and Monmouth Counties.

2016 NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, from Bloomington, Ill., remains on the leadership ladder as Immediate Past Chairman. Brady is president of Brady Homes, a company founded in 1962 by his father, William Brady Sr. One of the longest standing home building firms in central Illinois, Brady Homes has developed 20 residential communities throughout the state, building more than 1,800 single-family homes, 2,000 apartment units and more than 100,000 square feet of light commercial property.

Rounding out the association’s leadership is NAHB Chief Executive Officer Jerry Howard, from Washington, D.C. Howard heads up a professional staff of more than 240 working out of the National Housing Center in Washington.  He has served as the association’s CEO/EVP since February of 2001. Previously, Howard was NAHB’s chief tax counsel.