Local builder Mike Dishberger, president of Sandcastle Homes Inc., was named the 2016 Texas Association of Builders (TAB) J.B. Sandlin Builder of the Year at the Excellence in Leadership Celebration Dinner on November 18. These awards are given annually to recognize exemplary service and leadership contributions to the home building industry by its members.
Mike has recruited more than 200 new members to the association and has served in leadership positions for the past decade, rarely missing a board meeting. His passion is in the advocacy arena, where he serves on the Government Affairs Committee at the local, state and national levels. He is an active participant in Rally Day and NAHB’s Legislative Conference.
Mike’s leadership roles have included serving as president of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), Custom Builders Council chair, TAB Area 3 vice president, and HomeAid Houston board of trustees. Outside his service to the home building industry, he supports veterans’ causes, the University of Houston, the Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Symphony and the Houston Zoo. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Houston, a Master Builder Designation, and a Texas Real Estate License.