Vowing to continue his organization's focus on the challenges of providing affordable and market-rate homes for the nation's working families, Idaho, U.S. custom builder David F. Wilson was elected as 2005 president of the 220,000-member National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
"After two record-breaking years for housing, we're anticipating another solid showing in 2005," Mr. Wilson said. "Even with interest rates on a gradual upward trend, as the economy improves we can expect resilient buyer demand heading forward. But we can't forget that millions of families still cannot afford to live in the communities where they work. We will therefore continue working to overcome the regulatory barriers that drive up the cost of housing development and homeownership."
Mr. Wilson pledged also to step-up the organization's inward focus on its membership, including efforts to expand and improve member resources.
Mr. Wilson is a custom home builder from Ketchum, ID, U.S., whose company, Wilson Construction LLC, specializes in building primary and vacation homes in the 3,000- to 22,000-sq-ft range. The company also does major remodeling and light commercial construction projects, and derives much of its business from repeat-customers.
He has previously served as president of the Wood River Building Contractors Association and was eventually elected president of the Idaho Building Contractors Association.
Also elected were 2005 NAHB First Vice President David Pressly from Statesville, NC, U.S. and Vice President/Treasurer Brian Catalde from Playa del Rey, CA, U.S. 2004 NAHB President Bobby Rayburn remains on the leadership ladder this year as immediate past president.
Rounding out the association's leadership is NAHB Executive Vice President and CEO Jerry Howard, from Washington, DC, U.S.
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