John “Chuck” Fowke, second vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder, was inducted today into the Florida Housing Hall of Fame by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). Founder and President of John C. Fowke, Inc., Fowke has been active in all three levels of the NAHB federation throughout his 40-year career.
Inductees are selected by the FHBA Housing Hall of Fame Board of Governors. This honor is given to men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to housing in Florida, the building industry and the FHBA. The recognition was presented today to Fowke and two other builders during the FHBA Fall Leadership Conference in St. Augustine, Fla.
“Chuck has been a true champion of the housing industry and has advocated on behalf of not only our members and association, but the industry as a whole,” said FHBA CEO/Chief Lobbyist Rusty Payton. “We are proud to welcome him into our Hall of Fame and recognize his exceptional career accomplishments.”
Fowke served as president of the Tampa Bay Builders Association and the Florida Home Builders Association before getting elected to NAHB’s leadership ladder, where he will serve as chairman of the Board of Directors in 2021. He is the recipient of many prestigious industry awards, including twice being named Tampa Bay Home Builder of the Year.
Throughout his career, Fowke has been an advocate for the industry, actively engaging in issues that impact his fellow members, including fighting overregulation and tackling the issue of skilled labor shortages.