AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) is honored to announce Jon Loudermilk, McCalle Fryar and Joshua Correa as the 2021 Excellence under 45 Award winners. These individuals have committed themselves to their careers and to advancing the residential construction industry. They are primed to be future leaders in the industry. The trio will be honored during the Builders’ Bash concert on Wednesday, July 14. The night event will take place following opening day of the 20th Sunbelt Builders Show™ at Dallas Hilton Anatole.
This awards program was created and developed by TAB’s Young Professionals (YP) Council. YP’s focus is to highlight and reward young professionals that have committed their time, efforts, and careers to the Texas residential homebuilding industry.
2021 EXCELLENCE UNDER 45 AWARD WINNERS Joshua Correa | Owner | Divino Homes | Dallas Builders Association (DBA) McCalle Fryar | Vice President | 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty | Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Jon Loudermilk | Owner/President | Homes By Design | Big Country Home Builders Association (BCHBA)
Loudermilk is the President and CEO of Loudermilk Enterprises LLC which operates under the name Homes By Design where he designs and builds custom homes and extensive home remodeling projects. Loudermilk grew up in the homebuilding industry as his dad has been a builder for 40 years. He was taught at an early age the inner workings of how to run a successful business.
Loudermilk is a member of BCHBA, TAB and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He currently serves on the BCHBA Board of Directors and was the 2018 and 2019 BCHBA president. Locally, he was named by Mayor Anthony Williams to serve on the City of Abilene’s Board of Adjustments and is a volunteer member of Abilene’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Prior to taking over the family business in 2012, Loudermilk spent 15 years coaching football in Texas. He devoted most of his coaching career to working with players and developing positive attitudes as a head coach or defensive coordinator. The former defensive back played at Hardin-Simmons University where he was a two-time all-conference selection. He also led Stephenville High School to two state championships.
Since joining 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty in 2005, Fryar found her calling in developing relationships with industry leaders so she could better understand their needs and how to provide support to the homebuilding profession and the local communities she was serving. She has devoted her career to informing, educating, and partnering with builders to cultivate a personalized plan that enables them to mitigate risk and deliver exceptional customer experience to their clients.
These relationships were the springboard to her true calling of bringing builders together to assist HomeAid, a nonprofit agency that support those in need. She has deepened her involvement with HomeAid Houston and HomeAid Austin for the past seven years. She is currently an active member of both HomeAid Board of Directors, development committee and marketing committee. Fryar has also served as the chairperson for their annual luncheons.
She has been a member of TAB, GHBA and NAHB for 16 years. Fryar is a licensed insurance agent in Texas and a certified graduate associate with NAHB. She has served on GHBA Associates Committee (2005 – 2015); TAB’s Sunbelt Builders Show™ Committee (16 years) and is an active participant in TAB’s biennial Rally Day.
The mom of two teenage daughters has a Bachelor of Science in mass communication/media studies from Texas State University.
Like Loudermilk, Correa followed in his father’s footsteps by going into the plumbing trades in the Dallas area. He acquired his Journeyman Plumbing License (1997), followed by his Master Plumbing License (2000). Correa later sold the plumbing company and established Power Construction Group (2004). Most recently, he started Divino Homes (2016) out of the need to separate his residential builds and land developments from his commercial projects. Correa has a wide array of responsibilities from land acquisitions to land development to operations oversite of his residential builds to commercial finish outs.
When not on a jobsite, he serves his local home builders associations by volunteering for a variety of committees and councils. Correa is currently on the DBA’s Developers and Young Professionals Councils and TAB’s Contracts Committee.
Through NAHB’s continuing education programs, he’s now a certified Aging in Place Specialist, Graduate Builder, Graduate Remodeler, New Home Sales Professional and a Graduate Master Builder plus a DBA’s certified Star Builder. Correa is a 1994 graduate of WH Adamson High School.