Cornerstone 100 Club> Chair Steve Andrews
As part of the Cornerstone 100 Club, COHBA members contribute additional funds to help offset the cost of the social and networking portions of COHBA meetings and events. Cornerstone 100 Club members are invited to attend an appreciation dinner each fall at no charge to the member plus one (1) guest.
Education Committee> Chair David Attaway
The Education Committee has oversight and responsibility for development, delivery, management and evaluation of all education programs, and content for seminars and workshops.
Education Workshops – As part of COHBA’s mission, we strive to provide the best and most up-to-date continuing education opportunities to our members and the new home construction industry as a whole. Throughout each year, COHBA invites nationally-recognized speakers and local industry professionals to address subjects such as new home construction sales and marketing among other popular topics and current trends. All education workshops are approved for Certified Professional Builder continuing education credit via the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association and continuing education credits for real estate professionals via the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (when applicable).
Lunch N Learn Seminars – Structured as shorter education seminars held over the lunch hour, COHBA Lunch N Learn sessions provide an opportunity for members to gain knowledge in a smaller and more intimate setting. Previous Lunch N Learn sessions include small group discussions with the City of Oklahoma City inspection services team, informational sessions on new construction products and trends, and social media/marketing training. COHBA builder members can earn one (1) hour of Certified Professional Builder continuing education credit by attending Lunch N Learns. Sponsorship of Lunch N Learns helps offset the cost of providing lunch to attendees.
Golf Tournament> Chair John Andres
Held at Oak Tree Country Club, the annual golf tournament is one of COHBA’s most popular events. With more than 250 golfers, team registrations sell out each year and is one of the best opportunities to get your company’s name and brand in front of Builder and Associate Members.
Municipal & Utilities Affairs Committee > Chair Jeff Click & Jim Schuff
The Municipal & Utilities Affairs Committee takes an active interest in the actions of state and local governing bodies that have an effect on home building and is involved in advocacy efforts on issues affecting the affordability of home ownership.
Grievance Advisory Committee> Chair Mark Methvin
The Grievance Advisory Committee reviews complaints and takes action as directed by the Grievance Committee’s bylaws. They also work as a third party between the builder and the buyer in regards to complaints filed with the association that are less than one-year old as required by the bylaws.
Home Builders Care/Okla. Home Builders Foundation> Chair Laurie Matthews
The Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation Committee was established in 2000 to assist children’s charities in the Oklahoma City metro area. Donations and contributions received by the Foundation are received from private sources, primarily members of the home building industry and the general public. Disbursement of funds is to 501©(3) organizations whose primary assistance is to children. Assist in the soliciting a builder member to construct the Foundation’s “House of Hope” home for the charitable organizations selected by the Foundation Committee.
Home Builders Event Center> Chair Denise Patterson
Ensure adherence to the major issues and purpose of the Regal Room Event Center and rental activities to accomplish goals and objectives as directed by the President for the association.
Membership Committee> Chair Vanessa Shadix
The Membership Committee handles membership development and retention. It identifies and recruits new members of the association and promotes involvement in membership programs and activities.
Spike Club> Chair Becky Young
Recruiting new members to our association is an activity recognized and rewarded through the National Association of Home Builder “Spike Club”. Those who participate in recruiting new members are called Spikes, and they are among the most valued members of the association. Spikes are the membership leaders of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, Inc. building the voice, power and influence on every level.
Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts are the largest source of growth for the association. These efforts lead to the development of the general membership and our leadership pipeline, keeping the face of the association true to that of our industry and the scope of interest we represent.
COHBA Spikes host two special events each year, one in the spring and fall and sometimes even a spike trip in which credits can be earned to help pay for the trip by recruiting new members.
How does it work?
*1 credit for Builder or Associate recruitment
*1 retention credit for first year renewal
*1/2 retention credit for each year thereafter
*1/2 credit for Affiliate member recruitment and retention
Spike Credit Structure:
*1 to 5.5 credits – Spike Candidate
*6 to 24.5 credits – Spike Club member
*25+ credits – Life Spike
*Bonus credits available during the months of National Membership Drives
Parade of Homes Committee> Chair John Nail
Develops, produces and oversees all aspects of the association’s annual Spring & Fall Parade of Homes as a source of non-dues revenue for the association.
Young Professionals> Chair Laura Harris
Designed to encourage under-45 members’ involvement in every level of the Federation including networking, education and advocacy initiatives, the Young Professionals committee helps lead COHBA’s efforts to make membership more attractive to this important demographic by exploring services and products that will better serve its unique needs.
The committee provides the COHBA Board of Directors with guidance on ways to enhance the younger member’s association experience and provides insight on mentoring, leadership training and entrepreneurial and general education for emerging industry professionals.