ABOUT THE GREATER ATLANTA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1945, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) is a not-for-profit professional trade association dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving the home building industry as a viable economic force in the Atlanta area. The GAHBA is one of more than 800 local home builder associations through the U.S. and is affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Georgia and the National Association of Home Builders. Members includes builders, remodelers and developers of all sizes, as well as trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, financial institutions, real estate companies, professional service providers and more.

2021 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Ken Warlick
President
Harrison Homes

Whit Marshall
Vice President
Paran Homes

Maurice Lester
Secretary/Treasurer
JW Collection

Gabe Chatham
Immediate Past President
Chathambilt Homes

Wilson Borden
Associate Vice President
The Erosion Company (TEC)

Donna Mathis
Associate at Large
Haven Design Works

Heather Bounds
Associate at Large
Northwest Exterminating

2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BUILDER DIRECTORS

Tim Arnold, D.R. Horton – Atlanta West Division

Ryan Bobbitt, Piedmont Residential

Jeff Brock, Brock Built Homes

Bradley Hall, Hall Construction and Real Estate Services

Jennifer Landers, Kolter Signature Homes, LLC

Bill Lisecki, Adams Homes

Vince Longo, Longo Homes

Hector Lopez, Lopez Construction

Sean Morris, Jim Chapman Communities

Chris Singer, Century Communities

Brad Smith, Craftmark Towns

Adam Turner, Kolter Signature Homes

Virginia Van Lear, Level Craft Construction

Jonathan White, Meritage Homes

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

Tyler Dunn, Weissman PC

Mike Hanagriff, Southern Staircase

Doug Herbert, Herbert Construction Co.

Matt Hopkins, SEI Group

Keisha Hulsey, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

Tony Middlebrooks, HB NEXT

Tammy Pace-Perkins, Pace Drywall

Brian Robbins, Pella Window and Door of Georgia

John Royer, O’Kelley & Sorohan Attorneys at Law

Larry Tarver, North Georgia Brick

Chris Tilley, Regions Mortgage

Tamra Wade, Tamra Wade Team of RE/MAX TRU

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS

Scott Richards, Essential Construction Management – Cobb/Cherokee Chapter President
Tiffany Hogan, D.R. Horton – DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter President
Chris Cole, ResiBuilt Homes – Forsyth Chapter President
Corinne & Tyler Myers, Colonnade Enterprises – Gwinnett Chapter President
James Cheeks, RedBrick Homes & Development – Inner Atlanta Chapter President
James Nash, Heatherland Homes – Metro South Chapter President
Austin Lineberry, New River Building Co. – North Fulton Chapter President

Michael Rosenberg, Crawford Creek Homebuilders – 55+ Housing Council Chair

George McClure, The McClure Company – Builder Action Fund Chair

Mark Whitmire, MTW Companies – Builder/Developer/Lender Council Chair 

Dave Radlmann, Urban Eco Group – EarthCraft Council Chair

Mitchell Smith, Pike Consulting Group – Education Committee Chair
Van Hardimon,
Van Hardimon Homes – Government Affairs Committee Chair

Lori Rousseau, Angel Oak Home Loans – HomeAid Atlanta Chair

Whit Marshall, Paran Homes – Membership Committee Chair

Lantz Holtzhower, Kennesaw State University – NAHB Student Chapter Advisor

Cassy Hester, Haven Design Works – Professional Women in Building Council Chair

Troy Spencer, True Built – Remodelers Council Chair

Edsel Yera, SR Companies – Sales & Marketing Council Chair
Myles Cardenas, McKinley Construction – Young Professionals Group Chair

GAHBA STAFF

Corey Deal
Executive Officer
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Rajat Agarwal
Marketing & Communications Director

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678-775-1465

Valerie Braverman | Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

Valerie Braverman
Education Director
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678-775-1469

Courtney Chrisman
Executive Administrative Coordinator
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678-775-1420

Rachel Hodge | Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

Rachel Hodge
Accounting Manager
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678-775-1460

Gary Magee

Membership Manager

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678-775-1448

Vallarie Pratt

Government Affairs Director

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678-775-1428

Emily Raymond | Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

Emily Raymond
Meetings & Events Director
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678-775-1446

OUR VISION

The GAHBA’s vision is to lead the housing industry in the promotion of policies and practices that support free enterprise and the creation of desirable communities for all in a growing and sustainable region.

OUR MISSION

Provide valuable services and products to our growing membership, which increases profitability, professionalism and consumer value in the housing industry.

Ensure an economically viable building environment.

Promote public policy solutions that serve both the housing industry’s and community’s needs.

OUR CODE OF ETHICS

GAHBA members believe and affirm that: home ownership can and should be within the reach of every American family; American homes should be well designed, well constructed and well located in attractive communities with educational, recreational, religious and shopping facilities accessible to all; and American homes should be built under the free enterprise system. To achieve these goals, we pledge allegiance to the following principles and policies: our paramount responsibility is to our customer, our community and our country; honesty is our guiding business policy; high standards of health, safety and sanitation shall be built into every home; members shall deal fairly with their respective employees, trade contractors and suppliers; as members of a progressive industry, we encourage research to develop new materials, new building techniques and improved methods of home financing to the end that every home purchaser may get the greatest possible value for every dollar; all sound legislative proposals affecting our industry and the people we serve shall have our informed and vigorous support; we hold inviolate the free enterprise system and the American way of life; we pledge our support to our associates, our local, state and national associations and all related industries concerned with the preservation of legitimate rights and freedoms. We assume these responsibilities freely and solemnly, mindful that they are party of our obligation as a GAHBA member company.

MEDIA & PRESS INQUIRIES

Please visit our Media Room for additional information. Media inquiries should be directed to Rachel Hodge at 678-775-1420 or rhodge@atlantahomebuilders.com

CONTACT US

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