For Immediate Release:
The Florida Home Builders Association installed Michael Bourré as President on Saturday, October 4, 2019, during the FHBA Fall Leadership Conference at the Casa Monica Resort and Spa in St. Augustine, Florida. Bourré is President of Bourré Construction Group in Flemming Island, Florida.
Since graduating from the U.F. Rinker School of Building Construction in 1999, coupled with his Marine Corps background, Michael has been a tenacious community and industry leader.
Joining the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) introduced him to the many opportunities of service beyond his customers through his company, Bourré construction group. Involvement with NEFBA, FHBA, and the National Association of Home Builders quickly became part of his work routine. Among many of his honors and recognitions, Bourré was one of the first to receive the NEFBA pinnacle builder of the year award, which recognizes a member who conducts a substantial amount of business with members. Within his community, Bourré has worked with HabiJax, helping to provide affordable homes to those less fortunate. He is also a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.
“I am very proud of Michael’s accomplishment to become the president of the Florida Home Builders Association,” says Bill Garrison, Executive Officer of NEFBA. “He has been a strong supporter of the building industry in Florida for many years, especially on legislative matters. He also served as president of the Northeast Florida Builders Association in 2011, and we are very excited to see him lead the 8,000 members of FHBA.”
In 2016, Bourré, then Chair of FHBA’s Governmental Affairs Committee, worked diligently on the passage of the Building Code Bill. Within this bill was the creation of the construction industry workforce task force. But, most notably, was the shift from a three-year Florida Building Code cycle to six-years, which established a firm implementation of current and new codes, reduced the constant change in building code compliance, and increased the number of successful and efficient compliances.
“Michael is a strong believer in creating a better business environment for the building industry,” said Rusty Payton, FHBA CEO/Chief Lobbyist. “He has a clear understanding of the issues facing builders and trade partners, and will challenge the FHBA to go above and beyond for its members this year.”
Other FHBA Officers are: First Vice President, Scott McCracken; Second Vice President, Natasha Cartagena Spencer; Secretary, T.J. Thornberry; Third Vice President, Wendy Ditmar; Immediate Past President, Bill Truex; and Immediate Past Second Vice President, Rick Ilmberger.
Established in 1947, the Florida Home Builders Association is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional homebuilder associations. FHBA, along with its affiliates, work to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for members to succeed.
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