About Us

About us

Our History

Since 1947

Established in 1947, FHBA is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is the parent organization of 23 local/regional homebuilder associations across the State of Florida. We work to represent the interest of Florida’s homebuilding industry and create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for our members to succeed. 

FHBA was founded to...

The Florida Home Builders Association is a statewide trade association based in Tallahassee representing thousands of member companies including homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and industry professionals in the homebuilding, multi-family and mixed-use development markets.

Serve, advance, and protect the welfare of the home building industry to provide optimum housing for all.
Advocate and encourage the constant improvement of home building techniques, practices, and standardization of building codes in Florida.
Work to eliminate burdensome laws and regulations that improperly restrict the homebuilding industry and increase the cost of homes.
Work with builders and trade partners to advance the home building industry.

Meet Our Leadership

Senior Officers


Garrett Anderson


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Ryan Benson

First Vice President / Treasurer

Joe Ernst

Joe Ernst

Second Vice President

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Odette Embury

Third Vice President

William Webb

William Webb


Frank Severino

Frank Severino

Immediate Past President

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Jay Bryant

Past Second Vice President

Our Mission

Is to create a business climate in which the construction industry can prosper.

The vision of the Florida Home Builders Association is to be recognized as an all encompassing construction resource for our members. We are known for our superior lobbying efforts, educational forums and the ability to provide networking and comprehensive products and services.

Council & Committee Chairs

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Meet The Team

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Rusty Payton

CEO/ Chief Lobbyist

Kimberly Scott

Chief Financial Officer

Candace Yeager

Communications and Marketing Director

Kailin Koch

Director of Expos & Education

Jessica Jackson

Accounting Manager

Angel Robles

Communications Coordinator

Get in touch


1319 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Contact Us

Phone : 888-991-FHBA

Email : info@fhba.com

Our Hours

MON-FRI 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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