Leadership


Justin MacDonald

Robert Wood | President

Custom Homes by Robert Wood — Lubbock, Texas

In 2002, Robert began fulfilling a life-long dream of being a home builder as he opened the doors to Custom Homes by Robert Wood. Prior to starting his own business, he worked as a supplier to home builders for more than 20 years. This partnership between supplier and builder allowed him to see the importance of being engaged at the local and state levels of the home builders associations. Robert served as the 2011 president of the West Texas Home Builders Association and became active in the Texas Association of Builders. For the past seven years, he has served on TAB’s Executive Committee and is a State Director. Since 2010, he’s been a member of TAB’s Government Relations Committee, HOMEPAC Trustees and Membership Committee. Robert also served as 2016 Sunbelt Committee Co-Chair. All of Robert’s professional engagements rank second to his commitment to his community. His hands-on approach has allowed him to work directly with the Lubbock Make-A-Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Highpoint Village and West Texas Hero Homes. The Albuquerque, N.M. native considers Lubbock his hometown and is proud that he raised his family there and gets to watch his grandchildren grow up there as well. 

 

Robert Wood

Randy Bowling | First Vice President

Tropicana Homes — El Paso, Texas

Randy Bowling is the president of Tropicana Homes in El Paso, Texas. Tropicana Homes and its affiliates have been building homes and apartments in El Paso since 1950, and have built over 10,000 residences since that time. After spending the last 23 years building residential properties, Randy has become an expert on land acquisition and development, residential construction in Texas and New Mexico, residential lending, and assisting his brother with navigating the ever-changing complexities of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. In addition, Randy has served his association as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) since 2004, Chairman of TAB’s Government Relations Committee, HOMEPAC Trustees, Codes & Standards Committee, and is a member of TAB’s Executive Committee. In 2016, Randy was named a Life Director of TAB. Among numerous awards and honors, Tropicana Homes has been recognized by the El Paso Association of Builders four times as the Builder of the Year, and by TAB as Developer of the Year and twice as Builder of the Year.  
 

Randy Bowling

Michael Biggerstaff | Vice President/Secretary

Biggerstaff Homes, Inc. —  San Angelo, Texas

Mike Biggerstaff is a third generation Texan, home builder and remodeler. He is extremely involved in his local community. Since 1995, he has sponsored hundreds of underprivileged young men through the local Youth Boxing Club, many of whom became National Junior Olympic and Silver Glove Champions. In 2002, Mike was named the most admired Citizen by CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. Additionally, he is a major supporter of Habitat for Humanity, Operation FINALLY HOME, and the Historical Society. He and a group of local builders made history in April 2015 when they broke ground on the first subdivision in the U.S. to mandate subsurface irrigation with graywater. He has volunteered hundreds of hours to his home builders associations and was named Builder of the Year by the San Angelo Home Builders Association in 2013. Mike was named the Texas Association of Builders Philanthropist of the Year in 2017 and Developer of the Year in 2015. He has chaired and served on numerous committees at both the local and state levels, and also serves as Chairman of the Texas Builders Foundation.  Mike personally established the Foundation’s first $25,000 endowment and is responsible for the establishment of additional endowments totaling more than $250,000. 
 

Brett Martin

Brett Martin | Treasurer

Tilson Home Corp. —  Houston, Texas 

Brett has been involved with the building industry for the last 19 years. The first 11 years were spent providing construction financing to builders and permanent financing to homeowners. The last eight years he has served as Vice President of Real Estate Operations for Tilson Homes. Brett has served on the Audit and Finance Committees for the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) the past six years. He has served as TAB’s Audit Committee Chairman and on TAB’s Executive Committee the past three years. Born in Pecos and raised in Lubbock and Houston, Brett graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BBA in Accounting and became a CPA. Brett started his accounting career as an auditor with Arthur Young & Co., specializing in finance, real estate and construction. 

 

Justin MacDonald

Justin MacDonald | Immediate Past President

MacDonald Companies —  Kerrville, Texas

Justin MacDonald was born into the home building industry. His grandmother, Jean MacDonald, was inducted into the Texas Housing Hall of Honor in 2010, and his father, Granger, is one of the most well respected pro-housing voices and builders in the nation. MacDonald Companies is family-owned and specializes in developing, building, and managing multifamily neighborhoods across Texas. Justin, president and chief operating officer, is a third generation builder. He’s a NAHB director, committee chairman and state representative and has served as president of the Hill Country Builders Association twice. At the Texas Association of Builders (TAB), he has served on the Executive Committee and Finance Committees since 2009 and led the Government Relations Committee through one of TAB’s most successful legislative sessions in 2015. Justin has three degrees. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Visual Communications from Angelo State University (2003), followed by a MBA in Finance from the University of Texas-San Antonio (2006) and a Managerial Leadership Certificate from UT’s Red McCombs School of Business (2015). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott Norman

Scott Norman

Executive Director

 

 

 

Mary Castetter

Mary Castetter

Senior VP of Administration

 

 

 

Ned Muñoz

VP of Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel

 

 

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Debbie Davis

Director of Communications & Marketing | Email for Media Inquires 

 

 

JD Hale

Director of Government Affairs

 

 

Blair Kirkpatrick

Administrative Assistant

 

 

Sloan Landre

Executive Administrative Assistant

 

 

Angelica Stehling, CMP

Director of Events & Partnerships

 

Lorraine Urey

Director of Member Services

 


Canda Warner

Operations Manager

 
 

Tamara Zengerle

Director of Information Systems & Trade Show Operations

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1947

Fred Buchek, San Antonio* 1948 Miles Strickland, Houston*
1949 E.P. Lamberth, Dallas* 1950 Troy F. Jones, Amarillo*
1951 Joe Driskell, Fort Worth* 1952 E.J. "Jim" Burke, Jr., San Antonio*
1953 Preston Plumb, Houston* 1954 William J. Elliott, El Paso*
1955 W. Hal McGraw, Dallas* 1956 J.G. "Doc" Powers, Tyler*
1957 R. O. Woodson, Corpus Christi* 1958 Edgar von Scheele, San Antonio*
1959 Larry Blackmon, Fort Worth* 1960 Harold Smith, Dallas*
1961 Krist Hubert, Houston* 1962 E. H. "Cotton" Jaroszewski, San Antonio*
1963 C.W.L. "Dub" Dennis, Wichita Falls* 1964 Jesse A. Baker, San Antonio*
1965 Leland G. Lee, Dallas* 1966 Raleigh A. Smith, Jr., Houston*
1967 M.D. "Bucky" Buchanan, Arlington* 1968 C.L. Reeves, Austin*
1969 Neil Whitley, Victoria* 1970 John A. Worley, Dallas*
1971 James H. Uptmore, San Antonio 1972 Harold P. Hill, Houston*
1973 Willis G. Schoemaker, El Paso* 1974 Herman J. Smith, Fort Worth*
1975 Thurman Barrett, Jr., San Antonio* 1976 James O. Abston, Dallas*
1977 J. L. Phillips, Houston* 1978 Robert C. Findlay, Fort Worth
1979 Bruce Plunkett, Tyler* 1980 John R. Schatzman, El Paso*
1981 Vernon Smith, Jr., Dallas 1982 Alvin Amelunke, Waco*
1983 Doyle Stuckey, Houston 1984 Jimmy Rogers, Fort Worth
1985 Don Morgan, Longview 1986 Mike Mahaffey, Dallas*
1987 Trigg Forister, Austin* 1988 Jeff Lewis, Houston
1989 J. B. Sandlin, Fort Worth* 1990 Steve Patrick, Waco
1991 Arelyn Cox, Lubbock/Fort Worth* 1992 Jerry Smith, Sr., San Antonio
1993 Ron Formby, Fort Worth* 1994 Charles Leyendecker, Houston
1995 Mike Karm, Houston 1996 C. Kent Conine, Dallas
1997 Randy Neugebauer, Lubbock 1998 Gary Sheffield, Fort Worth
1999 Steve Conaway, Tyler 2000 Randy Birdwell, Houston
2001 Chuck Dennis, Wichita Falls 2002 Douglas Gilliland, Ft. Worth
2003 Bob Garrett, Tyler 2004 Bobby Bowling IV, El Paso
2005 Ray Tonjes, Austin 2006 George Lewis, Dallas
2007 Jerry Carter, Dallas 2008 Andy Hutchison, Lubbock
2008 Rick Montelongo, San Antonio 2009 Ron Connally, Amarillo*
2010 G. Granger MacDonald, Kerrville 2011 Randy Bayer, Houston
2012 David Miller, Lubbock 2013 Eddie Martin, Houston
2014 Joe Carlyle, Troup 2015

Steve Sorrells, Waco

2016 Tim Jackson, Fairview 2017 Rick McGuire, Lubbock 
2018 Justin MacDonald, Kerrville    

TAB Past Presidents - PDF  |  NOTE: * Denotes Deceased

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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