The Norman Transcript

January 19, 2014

Norman metro builder takes Oklahoma State Home Builder’s Association’s reins

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NORMAN — Todd Booze, of Norman, officially took office as Oklahoma State Home Builder’s Association’s president recently, representing 2,400 members in Oklahoma’s home-building industry.

Booze is co-founder and president of construction with Ideal Homes. He is a longtime member of the OSHBA, served as vice president/treasurer in 2013, has been active at the national level and is former president of the Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma. He is also chair of the annual statewide Building Summit.

Gov. Mary Fallin was the keynote speaker of the banquet, which was hosted at the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association event center.

Fellow Norman resident Kurt Dinnes, of Sun Custom Homes in Oklahoma City, is new to the state leadership board. He is vice president/secretary. He is former president of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

Another Norman resident, Donna Cullins, with Preferred Plans Inc., is outgoing chair of the OSHBA’s Associates Council.

The Associates Council is the right arm of the OSHBA, and members include suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, real estate brokers, lenders, attorneys and other industry professionals.

In addition to Dinnes, the OSHBA executive board includes Phil Rhees, BMI Properties, Tulsa, vice president/treasurer; and Jeff Click, Jeff Click Homes, Oklahoma City, outgoing president.

Gina Cox with ONG, Oklahoma City, rounds out the executive team as the Associates Council chair. Serving with Cox on the Associates Council are Steve Sullivan of OG&E, vice chair; Vanessa Shadix, Old Republic Title Co., treasurer; and Carol Clark, ONG, secretary.

Sullivan, of the Edmond area, was honored as OSHBA “Associate of the Year.” Bill Rhees, founder and partner in BMI Properties in Tulsa, was named “Builder of the Year,” both selections made by their peers.

The Oklahoma State Home Builders Association is a nonprofit, professional trade organization that advocates for the state’s housing industry.

The association is a corporate channel through which builders contribute time, money and services to lead community-service projects and education initiatives.

For more information, call Kathy Kastner at 843-5579 or visit oshba.org.

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