About Us

About us

Our Mission

The mission of the Florida Home Builders Association is to create a business climate in which the construction industry can prosper.

Our Vision

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.

Our History

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:


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.

Our Leadership

Senior Officers

TJ Thornberry


Frank Severino

First Vice President/ Treasurer

Everett Morrow

Second Vice President

Jay Bryant

3rd Vice President

Garrett Anderson


Scott McCracken

Immediate Past President

Wendy Dittmar

Past Second Vice President

Council & Committee Chairs

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Our Staff

FHBA is at your service!

Rusty Payton

Chief Executive Officer / Chief Lobbyist

Kimberly Scott

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operations Officer

Candace Yeager

Director of Communications and Marketing

Kailin Koch

Administrative Assistant

Jessica Jackson

Accounting Manager

Angel Robles

Communications Coordinator

Get in touch


2600 Centennial Place
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Contact Us

Phone : 800.261.9447

Email : info@fhba.com

Our Hours

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