Billy Ward has been in the homebuilding industry since 1983. He curently is Chairman of the Board for Build SOS. Billy is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Louisiana Home Builders Association of Home Builders (LHBA). He is a NAHB Certified Graduate Builder and a NAHB Certified Green Professional, and has attained numerous recognized certifications and credentials in the building profession. He is a NAHB Life Director and past Vice Chair of NAHB's Construction Codes and Standards, Research and Technology Committee; he is currently serving as Vice Chair of the NAHB's Single Family Builders Committee and is a member of the Building Codes Committee; he recently helped FEMA officials re-write their Coastal Construction manual; he currently serves on the Internatiional Code Council's International Code Committee for the 2021 code cycle.