Record GHBA Scholarship Funds Awarded in 2022

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The GHBA awarded $52,000 in student scholarships for 2022. Pictured are GHBA CEO Aimee Bertrand (left) and Scholarship Committee Chair Greg Tomlinson (right) with the 2022 recipients.

The GHBA awards student scholarships each year through generous contributions from GHBA members and its councils. Eligible recipients are college-bound children of association members, and participants in official GHBA Workforce Partner Programs.

Thanks to our incredibly generous donors, a record $52,000 was raised for 2022 scholarships, more than 50% more than last year’s funding. Thirteen scholarship recipients were named this year — another record — and each will receive $4,000 toward post-high school studies.

Donations of $4,000 or more are honored with a named scholarship in their honor. A huge thank you to Jeff Hunt Construction for their ninth consecutive donation! Newmark Homes contributed at the named level for the eighth year in a row, and Chesmar Homes came in with two scholarships for the fourth time. Next up is Allpoints Surveying jumping in for a third year and Builder’s Choice for a second year.


Scholarships were also awarded courtesy of Anglia Homes & Manners/Coole Foundation, the GHBA Sales & Marketing Council, the Remodelers Council, and the Associate Council.

New this year, GHBA offered two scholarships in honor of the late Carl J. Stephens of Stephens, Tingley & Associates, who dedicated his career to development and his tireless energy to advocating on behalf of our industry. Thanks to the efforts of his friends and colleagues, more than $60,000 has been raised to create memorial scholarships in his name that will be awarded over the next several years. Those generous donors are included in the list below.

Thank you all for your generous support. GHBA is honored to offer support to students on behalf of the homebuilding industry.

Congratulations to the 2022 GHBA Scholarship recipients! We wish each of you all the best in your college careers and beyond. The recipients are:

Ryan Arnold is the recipient of the Carl Stephens Memorial Scholarship. Ryan plans to attend Texas A&M University to study Civil Engineering. His father is Richard Arnold with International Flooring.

Paige Blue is receiving the SMC Scholarship. She plans to attend Louisiana State University where she will study Pre-Nursing. Paige’s mother is Candace Blue with NextHome Elite Advisors.

Matthew Collins has been awarded the Allpoints Surveying Scholarship. He plans to attend Sam Houston State University where he will study Vocal Performance. Matthew’s father is Eric Collins with David Weekley Homes.

Charlee Jordan is receiving the RMC Scholarship. Charlee plans to attend Faulkner University to study Secondary Math Education. Charlee’s father is Ryan Boyles with GB General Contractors.

Thomas Lawrence is the recipient of Chesmar Homes Scholarship. He will be attending Southwestern University where he will study Economics and Music. Thomas’s mother is Liz Lane with Hilltop Stones & Interiors.

Alexander LeBlanc is the recipient of the Builder’s Choice Scholarship. He will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the McCombs School of Business. His dad is Todd LeBlanc of LeBlanc Custom Homes.

Mackenzie Portie is the recipient of the Newmark Homes “Bill Ulrich Memorial Scholarship.” Mackenzie plans to attend Texas A&M University to study Geographic Information Science and Technology. Mackenzie’s parents are Nick and Laura Portie with Allpoints Surveying.

Ryleigh Rodgers is the recipient of the SMC Scholarship. She plans to attend the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Ryleigh’s parents are Keith and Dana Rodgers. Keith works at HAR Affiliate/Realty One Group Iconic and Dana works at First American Title Homebuilder Division.

Tyler Shell is the recipient of the Jeff Hunt Construction Scholarship. Tyler plans to attend Texas A&M University. Tyler’s father Zachary Shell works at Tilson Homes.

Nathan Turnbaugh is receiving the Chesmar Homes Scholarship. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University to study Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. Nathan’s mother is Renae Turnbaugh with Carrier Corporation.

Delaney Vacek is the recipient of the Anglia Homes & Manners/Coole Foundation Scholarship. Delaney plans to major in Business Administration at Texas State University. Delaney’s father is Duane Vacek with Hotchkiss Insurance.

Tyler Warford is receiving the Carl Stephens Memorial Scholarship. Tyler will be attending Texas A&M University where he plans to study Construction Science. Tyler’s father is Kevin Holland with Cervelle Homes.

Abigail Wilson is the recipient of the Associate Council Scholarship. Abigail plans to attend the University of Texas San Antonio where she will study Interdisciplinary Studies, seeking an EC-6 Certification. Abigail’s father is Pat Wilson with Legends Architectural Stone.

Thank You, 2022 Scholarship Donors!

Allpoints Surveying
Anglia Homes
Bayou City RIsk
Bertrand, Aimee
BGE Inc.
Builder’s Choice
Builders Post-Tension
Chesmar Homes
Lisa Clark
Howard Cohen
Culp Engineering LLC
EHRA Engineering
Jaime Garza
GHBA Associate Council
GHBA Northern Counties Builders & Developers Division
GHBA Remodelers Council
GHBA Sales & Marketing Council
Kerry Gilbert
Jason Gustafson
Cindy Hinson
Holcomb Properties Company
Beth Holman
Jeff Hunt Construction
Eric Johnson
Larry Johnson
Manners/Coole Foundation
Harry Masterson
Masterson Advisors LLC
Municipal Accounts & Consulting LP
Newmark Homes
Julie Peak
Rick & Kathy Phillips
Schwartz, Page & Harding LLP
Spencer Creed
Stephens, Tingley & Associates
Edward Taravella
Terra Visions LLC
Westin Homes
Laurie Wilson
Tracy Youngblood