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May 12
SNHBA Spring Golf Tournament, hosted by Security National Mortgage Co.
6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Paiute Golf Resort

May 16
Community Planning and Development Committee
8:30 a.m.
SNHBA office

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

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

May 16
Sales and Marketing Committee
3:30 p.m.
SNHBA office

May 18

Membership Networking Mixer, hosted by Closets Las Vegas, benefiting HomeAid Southern NV
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Closets Las Vegas

June 8
"Nat Hodgson Roast" Membership Dinner, benefiting HomeAid Southern NV
5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

July 12
"Vegas Night" Membership Networking Mixer, hosted by Security National Mortgage, benefiting HomeAid Southern Nevada
5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Summerlin

August 23
"Builder Breakfast" Membership
 Networking Meeting
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

September 27
"Turn the Tables" Night - Associate Member Appreciation Networking Mixer, sponsored by NV Energy
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Orleans Hotel
Conference Center

October 13
SNHBA Fall Golf Tournament
Angel Park Golf Course

December 7
SNHBA/HomeAid  Installation and Awards Luncheon
Four Seasons Resort
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Pictured here is a closet design from Closets Las Vegas

Time is running out to register for the SNHBA Membership Networking Mixer, hosted by Closets Las Vegas, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 18 at Closets Las Vegas' office and showroom, 7060 W. Warm Springs Road, Suite 100, 89113, west of Rainbow Boulevard.
Proceeds from the mixer will be donated to HomeAid Southern Nevada, the outreach partner of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

Don't miss what promises to be an outstanding membership event.

(SNHBA events are for association members; non-members may attend one meeting, except the members-only "Turn the Tables" Night Mixer. Please check if your company is a SNHBA-member company, organization or government entity before selecting the non-member price. To check if your company, organization or government entity is a member,  please click here.)

SNHBA Salutes the Mixer Host:


The Silver Nugget Award for "Home of the Year" went to Waters Edge
in McDonald Highland by Sun West Custom Homes LLC 
SNHBA salutes all those involved in the success of the 2017 Silver Nugget Awards, a joint effort with longtime member, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to recognize association members' outstanding accomplishments in design, innovation, creativity, quality and leadership.

The awards were presented at a gala reception and dinner on April 1 at the Red Rock Resort. Nearly 400 members and special guests attended to see more than 40 awards presented to the winners.

The " Home of the Year" Award went to Sun West Custom Homes for its Waters Edge home in McDonald Highland.

" Community of the Year" was presented to William Lyon Homes for Silver Ridge.

Pulte Group was named " Green Builder of the Year."

Pulte Homes and Toll Brothers tied for the most number of awards - seven each. William Lyon Homes took home six awards; five trophies went to Sun West Custom Homes; KB Home, Pardee Homes and Richmond American Homes each took home four awards; American West Homes, Inspirada and Summerlin each received one Silver Nugget Award.

Randy Black Sr. 
During the event, the association presented a 2017 Silver Nugget " Lifetime Achievement Award" to longtime local real estate professional Randy Black Sr. of Diversified Interests for his many years of outstanding contributions to the association and the industry. Black served as SNHBA president in 2000.

SNHBA salutes the judges, who devoted many hours reviewing 179 entries, touring model homes and making some tough decisions as they narrowed the field to finalists, and then, the winners.

The judges were: 
Ernie Gorrill, architect and principal at SDK Atelier Architecture and Planning of Irvine, Calif.;
Rita Tracy Lamkin, founder and president of PREFACE Inc. Marketing of Las Vegas;
Loren G. Smets, A.I.A., principal architect at Architectural Design & Consulting in California.

Also, SNHBA thanks two special judges who previewed the finalists' online videos - Tami Belt, public relations and communication strategist at Blue Cube Marketing Solutions, and Jaimesen Mapes, marketing director at Town Square Las Vegas.

SNHBA thanks partner, the Review-Journal, and in particular, association board member, Claire DeJesus, and Melissa McCabe, both of the Review-Journal; and SNHBA Office Manager Holly Nostro, who are the primary logisticians for the awards' program.

The association thanks the members of the awards' subcommittee who reviewed and revised the categories: Chelsea Covington of Shea Homes; Claire DeJesus of the Review-Journal; Jill Fortner of Cornerstone Home Lending; Lara Lane of D.R. Horton; Bonnie Hernandez of American West Homes; Ron Rulof of Team Power Marketing and Maria Salviati of Shea Homes.

The association salutes the sponsors, who make this program possible by their generous support: 
Platinum Sponsor - Southwest Gas Corp.
Silver Sponsors - Cooper Roofing & Solar, Hirschi Masonry, The Howard Hughes Corp.
Jade Sponsors - American West Homes, imortgage, KB Home, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes
Opal Sponsors - All Western Mortgage, Applied Anaysis/SalesTraq, NV Energy, Pardee Homes, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Entertainment Sponsor - Zonda/Meyers Group
Pre-Party Sponsor - New American Funding
Program Sponsor - First American Title Co.
Invitation Sponsor - CEMEX
Award Sponsor - Faiss Foley Warren
Centerpiece Sponsor - USI Silver State Specialties
Wine Sponsor - Nevada Builder Trade In Program
Affiliate Sponsors - Alpha Landscapes, Sierra Air Conditioning

William Lyon Homes' team members show off their six Silver Nugget
Awards' trophies, including for "Community of the Year."
Nearly 100 members and guests attended the PWB's "Wine Pull" fundraiser mixer. More than $6,000 was raised for scholarships.

The association's chapter of NAHB's Professional Women in Building Council conducted its second "Wine Pull: An Evening Uncorked for Scholarships," on April 6 at the Monark Premium Appliance Co. showroom.

The evening's entertainment
Nearly 100 members and guests attended the event where they purchased corks for $20 a piece; the corks were redeemed for bottles of wine valued at $15 to more than $100. Nearly 300 corks were sold, which raised more than $6,000 for local scholarships.

Special thanks go to Angela Ganschow and Ruth Walls of Monark Premium Appliance Co. and their outstanding staff for their support.
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

Click here to visit the chapter's website.  

The association's government affairs department is working on many issues of importance to its members, the industry and homebuyers.

SNHBA thanks the members for supporting the preservation of the Homeowners Protection Act of 2015, which made significant improvements to NRS Chapter 40. Our legislators heard our message to preserve state laws that provide contractors with the right to repair and homeowners with avenues to resolve grievances.

Matt Walker, SNHBA government affairs director and interim executive director, recently gave a presentation about Chapter 40 to the Las Vegas chapter of the Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. SNHBA thanks the NAHREP chapter for the opportunity to provide information to its members about Nevada's construction defect litigation laws. For additional information about this issue, contact Matt Walker at

The association hosted a presentation by Christopher "Topher" Barnes of the city of Henderson about the city's EnerGov Online Customer Guide, which is a new system for land and permit management. SNHBA thanks Mr. Barnes and the members who attended his informative and important presentation at the association's office. For information about this new system, send an email to

The association participated in recent workshops about residential fire sprinklers that were conducted by the city of Las Vegas' fire department. The city is considering two ordinances regarding requirements for fire sprinklers in new homes. SNHBA will provide updates as this issue progresses. For additional information about the residential fire sprinkler issue, contact Matt Walker at

Liz Andoscia 
The Regional Transportation Commission has named Liz Andoscia to its High Capacity Transit Planning Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Andoscia is land acquisition manager at Toll Brothers. She joins SNHBA's Matt Walker and board member James Duddleston of GCW on the advisory board. The members will meet over the next 14 months to identify and prioritize high-capacity transit services and related improvements that move people effectively, while encouraging land-use changes. The association thanks Liz for her service to the community on behalf of the industry.

SNHBA is pleased to be involved in Governor Brian Sandoval's newly created Governor's Committee on Energy Choice. The governor accepted SNHBA's nomination of Jeremy Susac of Lennar Ventures Corp. to serve on the committee. Susac will chair the committee's Open Energy Market Design & Policy: Commercial and Residential Subcommittee.
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 Members Zone at Contact Holly Nostro at for username and password to access the site.

- Sean Sanford - General Motors Fleet Sales
- Nat Hodgson - Green Serenity
- Michael Bell - Las Vegas New Home Experts
- Jamie Dix - Orange Carpet Cleaning LLC
- Gregory King - Payne & Fears LLP
- Katie King - RC Willey Home Furnishing
- Christopher Thompson - RCI Engineering
- Daniel Bartlett - Rim Rock Engineering

SNHBA salutes member Ron Rulof for outstanding participation in association activities and support for the association's events and programs. Ron is a member of the prestigious NAHB Spike Club for his efforts to bring in new members and retain existing members.

Ron is president of Team Power Marketing, which has provided valuable consulting services to the local building industry since 1999. Prior to that, he was a top sales and marketing executive with Lewis Homes of Nevada (now KB Home of Nevada) for nearly 11 years.

He's been an active and engaged member of the association's board of directors for many decades. Also, he's been significantly involved in the start-up of the association's Sales and Marketing Committee two years ago and the defunct Sales and Marketing Council many years ago. He also serves on the Sales and Marketing Subcommittee that works on the annual Silver Nugget Awards, a joint program of SNHBA and its member, the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In 2015, the association presented him with a "Leadership Award" for spearheading the association's first multimedia campaign to promote new home sales - "It's New Home Season" - in the spring of 2015. Click here to read more about Ron's contributions to the industry.
Thank you, Ron!    
HOA Capital Inc. has purchased CAMCO homeowners association management company. The transaction, which calls for no changes to its current structure or services, will allow CAMCO to continue providing the same high level of service that the company has delivered for 20 years. Previous owner, Randy Watkins, will stay with the company in a senior operational management role through the end of the year to assist with the transition. Click here to read the full announcement.

Steve Jones is now flood control director at GCW Inc. Previously, he was a project manager at Slater Hanifan Group.

Chelsea Covington
has been named regional marketing coordinator at Trilogy by Shea Homes in Las Vegas and the California communities of Palm Springs, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo. Trilogy is developing new home communities for the 55-plus active adult market. 
May is Building Safety Month. To celebrate, all local government jurisdictions are offering amnesty for self-desclosed residential construction work done without permits. The amnesty period will be from May 1 through May 31.
Building Safety Month, founded by the International Code Council, is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system. Click here to read more about Building Safety Month. 

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.

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Builder Brief is a newsletter for the homebuilding industry in Las Vegas, NV, and is a publication of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, 4175 S. Riley St., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89147.

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