Jerry Konter, a Georgia-based builder with over 40 years of experience in residential construction, is NAHB’s 2023 Immediate Past Chairman of the Board.
Konter is the founder and president of Konter Quality Homes, which he established in 1977 in his home town of Savannah, Ga. The company builds a broad range of designs in production home communities and is also a custom builder. Over the years, it has constructed more than 2,200 single-family homes and 700 multifamily units in the Savannah area.
Throughout his career, Konter has been active in NAHB’s leadership at the local, state and national levels. As a Senior Life Delegate, he has served as a leader of the Association for more than 20 years.
Konter has chaired several NAHB committees including: Land Development, State and Local Government Affairs, Meetings and Convention, and Federal Government Affairs. He has also served on the Resolutions and Budget and Finance committees. He was the 2013 State Representative for Georgia and the National Area 4 Chairman in 2010/2011 and 2016/2017. He has been a BUILD-PAC Trustee for over 15 years.
At the local level, Konter was president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah in 1991 and was named the association’s Builder of the Year in 1993 and 2001. He received its President’s Award in 1994 and was inducted into the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah’s Hall of Fame in 2004. Konter was president of the Home Builders Association of Georgia in 1998 and was inducted into the Home Builders Association of Georgia Hall of Fame in 2009. He received the association’s President’s Award in 2014.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Konter is also active in his community. He was a member of the Jaycees and served on the Board of Directors of the Savannah Humane Society. He also served as president of the Jewish Educational Alliance, on the Board of Directors of the Savannah Jewish Federation, and as a trustee of the Savannah Jewish Foundation. Konter was also a member of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Planning Commission.
Konter’s wife, Marcy, is president of Konter Management Co. and director of customer service at Konter Quality Homes. They have two adult children, Mark Konter and Tess Konter Neudeck. Mark, who serves as vice president of the company, lives in Savannah with his wife Allison and their children Brook and Reed. Tess lives in New York with her husband Albert and son Finn.