About us

Our HIstory

Since 1947

Established in 1947, FHBA is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional homebuilder associations. FHBA, along with its affiliates, works to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for 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 governmental orders improperly restricting the home building industry and to support beneficial opportunities.
Work with builders and trade partners to advance the home building industry.

Meet Our Leadership

Senior Officers

Frank Severino


Garrett Anderson

First Vice President/Treasurer

Jay Bryant

Second Vice President


Joe Ernst

Third Vice President

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Ryan Benson


TJ Thornberry

Immediate Past President

Everett Morrow

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

Ashton Mears, Esq.

Government Affairs Director/ Staff Counsel

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.