In Memory of FHBA Member Howard Head

Howard Head, a home building industry icon, passed away on February 6, 2019 after an incredibly rich life that spanned 89 years. For the past 18 years, Howard lived on a quiet fork of the St. Lucie River in Port St. Lucie, FL, where he enjoyed the scenic river and its wildlife.  His life began in Cleveland, OH but at a very young age he moved with his family to the nearby town of Strongsville where he enjoyed working at his mom’s restaurant. He also enjoyed attending school and became an athlete at Strongville High where he fell in love with a beautiful cheerleader, Alice Andrews. They married and sang their way through life together for over half a century until her passing in 2010. Howard provided for his wife and family as an entrepreneur by running his own businesses, Head Collections and Ann-Sir Employment.  In 1963 he was hired as Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of Lorain County, Ohio.  Ten years later he moved his family to Deerfield Beach, Florida after accepting a position as Assistant EO of the Builders Association of South Florida in Miami. The following year he became Executive Director of Florida Atlantic Builders Association in Deerfield Beach. His final professional accomplishment was the founding of Bonded Builders Warranty Group in 1989 which became one of the leading builder warranty companies in the nation.  At every stage of his career, he was recognized for inspirational leadership and signature accomplishments. His peers elected him Chair of the National Association of Home Builders Executive Officers Council and to membership in the Gold Coast Builders Association and the Florida Home Builders Association Housing Hall of Fame.  Howard is survived by his loving children, Cindy Akers (Neil), Sharon Thompson (Paul), Sue Maas, and Stephen Head. Howard cherished his beloved grandchildren, Carrie Akers Bean, Jeff Akers, Mitch Lindgren (pre-deceased), Heide Lindgren Morris, Tara Maas Miale and Tanya Maas, as well as his five great grandchildren. He taught by example the importance of loving God, being forgiving, and to always try to be a “happy person”. You are welcome to join us as we honor the memory of the man whose spirited, can-do attitude brightened and enriched the lives of all who knew him. A Celebration of Howard’s full life will take place at The Saints Golf Club Banquet Room, 2601 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 on March 2, 2019 from 2-5 PM where we will share in the sweet memories of him as well as enjoying his favorite food…sweets!

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