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The SNHBA office will be closed from December 25 through January 1 for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The office will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 2.

The association wishes its members, industry partners and associates an enjoyable holiday.

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January 16
Community Planning and Infrastructure Committee
8:30 a.m.
SNHBA office

January 16
Membership Committee
1:30 p.m.
SNHBA office

January 16
Promotion Committee
2:30 p.m.
SNHBA office

January 16
Sales and Marketing Committee
3:30 a.m.
SNHBA office

January 17
Codes Committee
3 p.m.
SNHBA office

January 31
Land Use Committee
8 a.m.
SNHBA office
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SNHBA's 2017 President Wayne Laska, left, of StoryBook Homes, passes the gavel to 2018 President Kent Lay of Woodside Homes of Nevada. Lay presented a plaque of appreciation from the association to Laska for his year of service as president.

More than 350 members and special guests turned out for the SNHBA/HomeAid Southern Nevada Installation and Awards Luncheon, sponsored by CAMCO, on December 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom.

The association recognized the commitment and service to the association and its HomeAid chapter by members, companies, supporters and the 2017 officers and directors; and welcomed the incoming 2018 officers and directors.

Effective January 1, Kent Lay of Woodside Homes of Nevada is president; Janet Love of StoryBook Homes is 1st vice president; Brian Walsh of Richmond American Homes is 2nd vice president; Darren Wilson of Sierra Air Conditioning and Heating is associate vice president; Tom Warden of The Howard Hughes Corp., is treasurer; and Scott Donnelly of Cooper Roofing and Solar is secretary.

Also, Amy Thill, vice president of sales and marketing for Warmington Residential, is 2018 president of HomeAid Southern Nevada, the official outreach partner of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

Lay, the division president of Woodside Homes of Nevada, was born in Cincinnati. The family moved to Phoenix when Lay was 12. He earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Arizona State University in 1984. After graduating, he worked for Pulte Homes for eight years in Phoenix and Las Vegas. He also worked briefly on commercial construction in Arizona, California and Nevada.
In 1992, Pulte Homes transferred Lay, who was vice president of construction and land, and another Pulte executive to Las Vegas, to establish the builder's Las Vegas division. In 1996, Richmond American Homes hired Lay as division president. He worked there approximately one year before joining Beazer Homes as division president. He worked at Beazer Homes for 13 years, rising to the position of regional president. Five years ago, he joined Woodside Homes of Nevada as division president.

Lay joined the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association in 1993. He serves on the association's board of directors and Executive Committee, which govern the association, and served on the association's Codes Committee. Also, Governor Sandoval appointed Lay in 2015 to represent the residential construction industry on the Nevada State Contractors Board, the state agency that regulates the construction industry in Nevada.

Click here for more information about the luncheon awards' presentations.

SNHBA Executive Director Nat Hodgson welcomes the luncheon attendees.

SNHBA Salutes the Installation and Awards Luncheon Sponsor:

SNHBA Executive Director Nat Hodgson, right, presented a plaque of appreciation to Joel Just of CAMCO, which has sponsored the association's Installation and Awards luncheons for many years, including during the Great Recession.

The association honored and lauded several outstanding members during the SNHBA/HomeAid Installation and Awards Luncheon, sponsored by CAMCO, on December 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

SNHBA Executive Director Nat Hodgson, left, presented the association's "Builder Member of the Year" award to Rick Barron of Century Communities, and the "Associate Member of the Year" award to Brian Gordon of Applied Analysis/SalesTraq (not pictured) for their "outstanding service to the association and industry."
Nat Hodgson presented a "Leadership Award" to Amy Thill of Warmington Residential for her outstanding support of the association's HomeAid Southern Nevada chapter. Thill is 2018 president of the chapter.

The association gave "Outstanding Member" awards to Mike Cuddy of D R Horton and Trevor Brilman of Security National Mortgage Co. Pictured here are David Jennings, left, of D R Horton, who accepted the plaque of recognition on behalf of Mike Cuddy, who could not attend the luncheon, SNHBA EO Nat Hodgson, and Trevor Brilman of Security National Mortgage.

Elizabeth Hanson of New American Funding received "Outstanding New Member" award from the association in recognition of her significant contributions and participation as a new member of the association.

Click here to view more photos from the Installation and Awards Luncheon.

During the Installation and Awards Luncheon, the association honored the recipients of the NAHB Spike Awards, which are presented to the Builder member and Associate member who recruit the most new members for the year. Claire DeJesus of the Las Vegas Review-Journal/Las Vegas New Homes Guide earned the Spike Award for an Associate member. Pictured below, Curt Friedman receives the Spike Award for the Builder member. Not pictured is Spike Award recipient Dan Wright of Toll Brothers, who tied with Friedman. 


Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort 
SNHBA is pleased to announce that the association's spring Builders Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, May 11 at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort in northwest Las Vegas.
Once again, SNHBA will play on the Sun Mountain and Snow Mountain courses. That will allow for 36 tee sponsorships and 288 player positions (72 foursomes.) The tournament will begin with a buffet breakfast and end with the luncheon and awards' presentation at the club house.

Additional information, player registration and sponsorship sales will be available in early February. Watch your email InBox for updates!

Mark your calendars for May 11. Plan to participate in the association's popular spring golf tournament at the beautiful Paiute Golf Resort.  


The association's government affairs department is working on many issues of importance to its members, the industry and homebuyers.
The government affairs' team is working on the following issues:
- 2018 code adoption
- Open space requirements  
- BLM's Resource Management Plan Draft
- Workforce development 
- Street light waiver process in the northwest area of the valley.
- Transit-Oriented Development standards
For additional information about the association's government affairs efforts, please contact Government Affairs Director Amanda Moss at
In a victory for home builders and trade contractors, the National Labor Relations Board voted on December 14 to overturn its 2015 ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries. The 3-2 vote effectively overturns an Obama-era decision that radically expanded the traditional definition for joint employer status. Click here to read the story.
SNHBA has welcomed the following new members to the association. Please welcome them when you meet them at an upcoming event. Details about new members are posted in the members-only GrowthZone at Contact Holly Nostro at for username and password to access the site.

- Danielle Black and Kayla Forte - Fair, Anderson and Langerman  
- Annette Bubak - Tesla
The association and its chapter of Professional Women in Building thank all those who contributed so generously to the donation drive on behalf of Safe Nest, the leading advocate working to break the pattern of domestic violence by providing confidential and comprehensive services including shelter, counseling, advocacy and prevention in metropolitan Las Vegas.
SNHBA members and other supporters generously donated diapers, baby wipes, formula, bottles, pajamas for women and children, socks and hygiene products.
In particular, the association salutes the members that sponsored "drop boxes" for donations at their offices - CalAtlantic Homes, CAMCO, Pardee Homes and Sunwest Custom Homes  
The NAHB Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) is the voice of women in the building industry, dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting members at the local, state and national levels. Through education, professional development and networking opportunities, PWB helps members acquire and develop valuable leadership and business management skills that boost career success. Also, the council offers various national recognition programs, scholarships and awards.
For more information about the PWB chapter, contact Holly Nostro at
The 5th Annual Target Homelessness event is scheduled for March 9 at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City. The event benefits HomeAid Southern Nevada and the Nevada Subcontractors Association, which are helping to provide housing and support to the homeless men, women and children in the community.

Click here to register for the event.  
For sponsorship information, please click here or contact chapter program manager Liz Sedeno at 
The HomeAid Southern Nevada board of directors is pictured at the Installation and Awards Luncheon December 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

HomeAid Southern Nevada installed the 2018 board of directors at the SNHBA/HomeAid Installation Awards Luncheon, sponsored by CAMCO, December 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Amy Thill of Warmington Residential is 2018 president. Scott Donnelly of Cooper Roofing & Solar is vice president. Carlos Zuluaga of Pardee Homes is treasurer. Stephenie Heagerty of Boral Roofing is secretary. Board members are: Lenny Childe, Tyson Clayton, Jim Foltz, Jodi Grover, David Goldstein, Chad Hirschi, Janet Love, Lonette Nagy, Kyle Tibbetts and Virginia Toalepai. Past presidents are: Klif Andrews, Rocky Cochran, Trent Scarlett and Darren Wilson. Honorary board members are: Julie Brinkerhoff, Aaron Davis, Joel Heagery, Jaimesen Mapes and Chad Scuncio. SNHBA Executive Director Nat Hodgson is serving at the chapter's executive director
HomeAid Southern Nevada 2017 President Trent Scarlett of Wells Cargo passed the gavel to 2018 President Amy Thill of Warmington Residential during the Installation and Awards Luncheon. 
The Southern Nevada chapter of the International Code Council presented a contribution of $10,000 to HomeAid Southern Nevada during the Installation and Awards Luncheon. The SNICC has been a significant supporter of the HomeAid chapter. 
The Findlay Automotive Group, one of the largest dealership chains in the West, recently contributed $7,100 to HomeAid Southern Nevada to help fund the chapter's efforts serving the homeless in the community. 
'Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month'
The chapter participated in the national campaign for "Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month" in November to bring awareness to the issues of hunger and homelessness. The campaign included "Pizza with a Purpose" at California Pizza Kitchen in Downtown Summerlin on November 16. California Pizza Kitchen donated 20 percent of proceeds to HomeAid Southern Nevada.
HomeAid Southern Nevada is the official outreach partner 
of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

HomeAid Southern Nevada Mission Statement: 
Building new lives for Southern Nevada's homeless men, women and children through housing and community outreach.

Andrew Smith
Home Builders Research has promoted Andrew Smith to president. Smith is responsible for producing the company's subscription-based and custom reports, as well as managing the company's daily activities. Previously, as product and operations manager, he assisted with these duties for the past seven years. Home Builders Research founder and past president Dennis Smith will remain involved as a consultant for the company.

Danna Hagenburger
Longtime mortgage industry professional Danna Hagenburger has joined Platinum Home Mortgage as a senior loan consultant. Previously, Hagenburger worked for Envoy Mortgage and Finance of America Mortgage. She's an active member of the association's Promotion and Sales and Marketing committees.

City of Henderson's Inspirada fire station recently opened.

Inspirada home builders joined with city of Henderson officials to celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station 91, the city's 10th fire station and the first new station to open in 15 years. Station 91 will serve the fast-growing Inspirada and Madeira Canyon areas of the city. Inspirada Builders LLC donated the 3.42 acre site for the 10,998-square-foot station and provided $6.6 million toward the cost of construction and equipment.

Three member companies - KTGY Architecture + Planning, Toll Brothers and William Lyon Homes - are among the finalists in the 2018 NAHB Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

Toll Brothers' Regency at Summerlin is a finalist in several categories, including "Best 55+ For Sale Community over 200 Homes," "Best 55+ Detached Home 2,501-3,000 Sq. Ft," "Best 55+ Clubhouse or Amenity Center" and "Best 55+ Sales or Leasing Center."
In addition, Toll Brothers' Regency at Damonte Ranch in Reno is a finalist in the category of "Best 55+ Indoor Common or Amenity Space." Mike Aguilar of Toll Brothers in Reno is a finalist in the category of "Best 55+ Lifestyle Director."
William Lyon Homes' Ovation at Mountain Falls in Pahrump is a finalist in the category of "Best 55+ Independent Living Community-On the Boards."
The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on January 9 at the NAHB International Builders Show in Orlando.
SNHBA salutes these members on their achievements! 

Robert Herr 
American City & County magazine has named Robert Herr, the city of Henderson's director of Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department, "Public Works Leader of the Year" in recognition of his achievements and outstanding leadership. Henderson Mayor Debra March nominated Herr for consideration. The nominees are judged on major accomplishments and efforts of importance to their community. Click here to read the announcement.

Al Ellis 
The Southern Nevada chapter of the International Code Council has hired Alan Ellis as coordinator of the annual EduCode Conference. Ellis has chaired the chapter's EduCode Committee for several years, and is a past president of the SNICC. He is manager of Inspection Services at the City of Henderson's Building and Fire Safety Division of the Community Development and Services Department.     
The Nevada Association of Realtors named longtime industry leader Greg Martin " 2017 Nevada Realtor of the Year." The statewide Realtor's organization honored other industry leaders, such as Bill Process, Kevin Sigstad, Leroy "Buck" Schaeffel and David R. Tina. Also, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors named David R. Tina " Realtor of the Year" for his leadership in the industry and community. He is the father and business partner of 2017 GLVAR President David J. Tina. Click here to read the news from NVAR and GLVAR.  


The National Association of Home Builders has a large selection of educational offerings for members. The On Demand program includes courses such as " Customer Service," the " Basics of Building" and the " Certified New Home Sales Professional" classes offered for the CSP designation. Webinars include " How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection," " OSHA Fall Protection," and " What Employers Need to Know to Comply with the Health Care Reform Law." Click here for more information about NAHB education.

The Southern Nevada chapter of the International Code Council will conduct its 2018 Installation Banquet at 6 p.m., Saturday, January 20 at the Revere Golf Club, 2600 Hampton Road, Henderson. Contact SNICC at for additional information and to register.

SNHBA, the Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation and the Governor's Office of Economic Development will host a workforce symposium from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 23 at the Orleans. The breakfast meeting aims to assist businesses and other entities grow their workforces and meet the staff who run state programs designed to connect employers with new employees and apprenticeships. SNHBA will provide additional information and registration soon. 

Registration has begun for the 2018 EduCode International Conference,  which is scheduled from March 19-23 at the Orleans Hotel. EduCode offers working professionals highly specialized courses, including architectural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, structural, fire protection, code enforcement and leadership topics essential for building design, expanding skills, and earning and maintaining certifications and other credentials. Click here for additional information about the conference and registration.

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