Barry R. Rutenberg

Gainesville, FL

NAHB Past Chairmen and Presidents
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Barry R. Rutenberg
Barry R. Rutenberg

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Barry Rutenberg served as NAHB Chairman of the Board in 2012. He is the owner of Barry Rutenberg and Associates, Inc., and is a home builder and remodeler based in Gainesville, Fla. As a member of NAHB’s Board of Directors since 1980, Rutenberg has served on more than 25 NAHB committees, councils and task forces. He also has served three two-year terms as an NAHB National Vice President representing Florida and Puerto Rico.

Rutenberg was president of the Florida Home Builders Association in 2000, and in 1978 was the president of the Builders Association of North Central Florida. He was selected by his peers as Florida Builder of the Year in 1994 and as the Gainesville Builder of the Year in 1982, 1993 and 1998. In 2007, Rutenberg was inducted into the Florida Housing Hall of Fame.

He serves on the boards of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Conservation Trust for Florida, as well as on the Issues Advisory Board of Florida Defenders of the Environment.