Jones Academy tours Butler Brothers Construction

GHBA Partners with Jones Futures Academy High School

Casey MorganCustom Builders, Featured, Member News, Young Professionals

Get involved in training future builders, developers!

On September 20, the GHBA Young Professionals Committee greeted 20 Jones Futures Academy High School students to the GHBA ABC’s of Building Series class. The builder class was a part of GHBA’s growing partnership with Jones Futures Academy High School located in southeast Houston.

“We had a good group of students that asked some great questions! I think they had fun and enjoyed the briefing from one of our vendors about entrepreneurship. I’d love to host another group in the future.”Marco Cordon, Lennar Homes of Texas
GHBA builders also volunteered their time by hosting students at their offices and job sites. On September 30, a group of 10 Jones Academy students visited the offices of Sandcastle Homes and Butler Brothers Construction to tour job sites led by Mike Dishberger and Bo Butler respectively. On October 14, Lennar Homes hosted a shadowing event led by Marco Cordon. The tours offered a personal glimpse of the stages of homebuilding.

Additionally, Dave Yelovich with Tilson Homes, led OSHA safety-related lectures at Jones Academy on September 30 for the students who were unable to attend the job shadowing visits. And, on October 14, Rod Broussard and Lisa Napier with Suncoast Post-Tension also volunteered as guest lecturers at the academy.


Thank you to the GHBA volunteers who have participated in our program. The GHBA is very excited to grow this educational partnership. If you are interested in hosting a job shadowing visit or serving as a guest lecturer at Jones Academy, please email Casey Morgan for more information. There is ample opportunity to volunteer!