Bob Jones addresses new state home builder president Brandon Perkins, center, with a cardboard cutout of Perkins' father, Lindsay, nearby. The elder Perkins missed in 2000 when he was inducted as state president, and was not present Friday night for his son's induction. The group decided to have the elder Perkins present' of sorts. Jones is past National Association of Home Builders chairman and lives in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Brandon Perkins of Tulsa was installed as president of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association recently, joining the five-member state leadership board which represents 2,800 of his peers statewide.
Perkins, who served the OSHBA as vice president/treasurer last year, is president of Brandon Perkins Development. He took over leadership of the state homebuilders during their annual banquet at Southern Hills Country Club.
About 130 people attended as the OSHBA marked a continued upswing in home construction, particularly in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas.
The new president was installed by Bob Jones, immediate past chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.
Perkins said as president of the OSHBA he intends to make only minor corrections and would work to increase financial support for the organization's political action committee.
"I plan on not making a minor course correction but to simply swab the decks and to continue the course set by those before me."
Perkins' father Lindsay Perkins was state president 12 years ago and as a gag, a cardboard cutout of Brandon's father was made for the Friday night installation. The elder Perkins could not be present for his son's installation, nor was he present for his own installation as state president.
Perkins is a native Tulsan and second-generation developer. He began his career with his own building company, but later joined in his father's business, Lindsay Perkins Development. The company developed some of Tulsa's premier neighborhoods including The Estates of Graystone, Devonshire, The Crescent, Legacy Park, The Park at Oak Grove, The Vintage at Verdigris, and The Preservation District.
Perkins is an active member and past president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, and has served on several committees such as the Home and Garden Show, Parade of Homes, and Public Relations committees.
Perkins is also active in the National Association of Home Builders as he serves on the Land Developers Committee, Environmental Issues Committee, and the Board of Directors.
Also, he has been a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation since 1996 and he has donated more than 1,000 blue spruce trees to be planted around the Tulsa metro area.
Perkins was the first Oklahoman to receive the Certified Green Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have a son, Phoenix, and daughter Ella.
Joining Perkins on the OSHBA leadership team are Jeff Click, Edmond, vice president/treasurer; Todd Booze, Norman, vice president/secretary; and Michael Herndon, Kingston, immediate past president, and Terry Jennings of Oklahoma City, chairman of the Associates Council.
The Tulsa metro market was added this month to the list of improving housing markets by the National Association of Home Builders.
The Oklahoma State Home Builders Association is a not-for-profit, professional trade organization that advocates for the state's housing industry and serves some 2,800 members. The association is a corporate channel through which builders contribute time, money and services to lead community service projects and education initiatives.
Members include builders, remodelers, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, real estate brokers, lenders, attorneys and other industry professionals.
For more information about OSHBA, contact executive vice president Mike Means at (405) 843-5579 or go to www.okhba.org or go to the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa website at www.tulsahba.com.