Mike Fournier of The Sonrise Companies in Broken Arrow has taken the helm as the 2020 president of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Tulsa. Fournier was installed as the head of the 1,000-member trade organization during the annual Installation Gala. Builders Jeff Starkweather of Epic Custom Homes and Lora Phillips, HBA life member, were elected Vice President/Treasurer and Vice President/Secretary, respectively.
Fournier’s commitment to the Home Builders Association is shown not only through his projects but his dedication and service to the Association. His recruitment efforts won him the 2016 OSHBA Membership Drive (state-wide) OSHBA Membership Drive (large association,) the 2016 Top Member Recruiter for HBA, Top Recruiter for the HBA Remodelers Council as well as the 2016 Spike of the Year Award. He also received the May of ’17 National Remodeler of the Month Award. He has served and chaired the 2017 Education Committee, Secretary of the HBA Remodelers Council, Parade of Homes, Public Relations Committee and currently serves on the HBA Board of Directors and Budget and Finance Committee.
Employed full-time since age 14, Fournier has succeeded in three unrelated industries; restaurant, insurance and financial management, and residential construction. Across the board, Fournier’s customer service and marketing strategies are the principal reasons for his success. He possesses the unique skills, values, and interests to reach the pinnacle of success in the remodeling industry especially when those attributes improve his customers’ most valuable asset- their homes!
In addition to the installation of new senior officers, several honors were also presented during the annual end of year celebration. The Spirit Award, the Association’s highest honor, which acknowledges builders who best utilize associate members for their building projects, was awarded to Barry Helms of Renovations by Helms.
Ryan Farabough of Farabough Homes, was announced as “2019 Builder of the Year” and Peter Grant of Grant Homes Remodel & Restoration, was named “2019 Remodeler of the Year” in recognition of their accomplishments and participation in the Association at the local, state and national level.
Carrie DeWeese of Chinowth & Cohen was named “2019 Associate of the Year “, as well as Executive Committee Member of the year for her service and involvement in multiple HBA events. Becky Orr of McGraw Realtors was awarded the 2019 Spike Award, an award that distinguishes members for outstanding association recruitment and retention efforts. The 2019 “Young Leader of the Year Award” award was presented to Keelyn Elliot of 918 Interiors for her leadership in the 40Below Council. The Philanthropist of the year award was presented to Joe Robson of Robson Companies and Rodger Tucker of Cobblestone Homes.
Earlier this year, the Don Herrington Memorial Award, an award honoring a past member’s commitment to the Association, was presented to Ed Schermerhorn of Schermerhorn Development and Rita Boggs of Charter Title & Escrow, was awarded the Frank Sanders Award for her long-term dedication to the HBA as an Associate member.
About Tulsa HBA
The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa is a not-for-profit, professional trade organization that is an advocate for the residential housing and remodeling industry in communities in and around Tulsa and serves nearly one thousand members. For more information, visit the www.tulsahba.com.