Hula-va Success: Luau Membership Drive Beats Expectations with 71 Recruits

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GHBA’s second membership drive of 2023 was held on August 9 serving up high attendance with more than 50 member participants rotating throughout the day. In true GHBA form, camaraderie and calls filled the building during our collaboration for success.

It was our first-ever themed drive, all in part to Retention Chair Chris Hawkins with Bayou City Risk. His idea to theme it up “luau style” was a smashing hit! It made for the perfect backdrop for our committee and fellow members to hit the phones.

The luau drive was filled with giveaways on the half hour, relationship building, sweets, and fabulous food. The ribs were my fave—hot off the grill that fell right off the bone. And yet again, the ones to fuel the crew were none other than Chris Hawkins, Bayou City Risk; and Jeremy Linzer, Builders Post Tension (aka Greg Tomlinson). Your donation, dedication, and hard work are beyond appreciated!


Recruiting new members is essential to any organization and no one knows that better than our very own, Mike Dishberger, dedicated 2023 GHBA president. He has been involved with GHBA’s Membership Committee and planning the drive for which we are grateful. Mike was all about sprucing it up and making it fun while personally encouraging builders to join us. Mike kicked off the drive with a few Spikes of his own and cheered us on the entire day. Fun fact… Mike has more than 400 Lifetime Spikes, with that number increasing each year.

With grand ideas come extra responsibilities and our amazing membership staff, Cynthia Fagan, Vilma Bonilla, McKenzie King, and Maria Hernandez delivered. Thank you, ladies, for the phenomenal drive!
Many thanks to all who donated prizes and decor, including Sandcastle Homes, Lincoln Jacob Construction, The Sherwin Williams Co., Gryphon Builders, The Detering Company, Unicorn Service Solutions, TBR Construction, Cason Gray Homes | Alair, LEVELTX Corp, Unicorn Service Solutions, and WhoDidIt Designs | Remodeling.

Much gratitude to our sponsors, those on the phones, and everyone that helped make this drive successful. Mahalo! It takes a village, and boy do we have the best!

Drum roll please … as of August 31, we exceeded our goal of 60 new members, with a grand total of 71. Wow! Aloha and welcome to all our new members! We’re so pleased to have you on our team.

Thank you to all who participated and helped make calls!

Yeimi Antonini, Cityside Homes
Adam Aschmann, Tilson Home Corporation
Mel Audain, Authenticus Inc
Timothy Black, Merchant And Black LLC
Chris Bolio, Alair Homes
D’Ann Brown, StrucSure Home Warranty
Richard Burcaw, Andrade Concrete & Construction
Kristal Casey, Unicorn Service Solutions
David Castle, Ironwood Connection
Vicki Cheairs, Longbridge Financial, LlC
Wanda Diaz, Rock Materials
Mike Dishberger, Sandcastle Homes, Inc.
Ramie Elizondo, Permit Pros
Mike England, Energy Ogre
Nick Garcia, HomePro Home Technologies
Victoria Gray McDaniel, Unicorn Service Solutions
Crystal Gregg, Professional Alternatives
Chris Hawkins, Bayou City Risk
Sonia Hernandez, Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Ericka Hill, Leveltx Corp
David Hodges, Kent Moore Cabinets, Ltd.
Ronnie Huddleston, Bayou City Risk
Kristen Hughes, K. Hovnanian Homes
Jennifer Keller, Hamilton Thomas Homes
D’Nita Kuhn, HomeTeam Pest Defense
Todd LeBlanc, LeBlanc Custom Homes, Inc
Jeremy Linzer, Builders Post-Tension
Keith Luechtefeld, Shea Homes
Greg Madrey, Builders Post-Tension
Alan Martinez, DataSmart/Duncan Security
Scott Merovitch, Chesmar Homes
Agha Mo, ASID – Floor & Décor
Richard Mogridge, Ram Residential Solutions
Terry Nesch, TONER Home Matters
Kortney Nichols, Rock Materials
Debbie Page
Brooke Pappas, ACES Builders Warranty
Rick Phillips, First United Bank Mortgage Group
Roxanne Plasencia, Unicorn Service Solutions
Katie Pritchard, Sandcastle Homes, Inc.
Matthew Reibenstein, Royal Design Build Co.
Dana Rodgers, First American Title-Homebuilder Division
Dominc Rodgriguez, Solid Foundations Ltd
Emely Roque, Yellowstone Marble & Granite
Payten Rudd, Unicorn Service Solutions
Kathleen Stadler, Eric L. Davis Engineering
Sonora Storm, Lincoln Jacob Construction
Renae’ Turnbaugh, LG Electronics
Del Westmoreland, Detering Company of Houson, LP
Laurie Wilson, First American Title-Homebuilder Division
Leslie Woods, ACES Builders Warranty
Remote Callers:
Lucky Buxton, FBC Mortgage, LLC
John Devens, SimplyHome
Kevin Holland, Cervelle Homes
Kelly Kirk, Greymark Construction Company
Laura Mallett, Taylor Morrison, Inc.