Lucy T. Katz

V. P. Customer Service and Client Development

Certifications

Exceptional Recognition

  •  Texas Association of Builders – Remodeler of the Year
  • YWCA Woman of the Year – Community Service -
  • NAHB & TAB Association Excellence Award for Best Magazine – Editorial Chairwoman Texas Builder Magazine
  • Women’s Council of Realtors – Affiliate of the Year
  • City of Austin – Woman Making A Difference

Some Current Community and Past Professional Activities

  • City of Austin Residential Design Compatibility Commissioner (RDCC) 2010 – Present
  • National Association of Home Builders Committees:
    • Green Remodelers Council Chair 2009
    • Remodeler Council Trustee 2006
    • Builder 20 Trustee Alternate 2005 – 2012
    • Custom Builders Committee 2003 – present
    • Custom Builders Symposium Committee
      • Education Committee 2001 – 2009
    • Single Family Small Volume Committee 2001 – 2009
    • International Builder Show Education Committee 2003 -2007
    • Publication Workgroup
    • NAHB Board Directors 2003 – present
  • Texas Association of Builders (TAB):
    • Remodelers Council Chairperson 2013-
    • Remodelers Council Chairperson 2006-2007
    • Board Directors 2005 – present
    • Association Planning Committee Member 2002 – present
    • Remodelers Council Member 2004 – present
  • The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin:
    • Custom Builder Council Steering Committee 2005 – present
  • National Association of Remodelers Institute (NARI)
    • President – 2009
    • President Elect – 2009
    • Education/Program Chair 2006
    • Board director 2006/2007
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association 20010 – present
    • Board Director
  • Muscular Dystrophy Volunteer 1979 – present
  • Anti Defamation League (ADL) 2006 – present
    • Holocaust Education Reginal Work Group Steering
    • Committee Member
  • OtherActivities:
    • City of Austin Residential Design Compatibility Commissioner
    • Austin Energy Green Building Program
    • Real-Estate Council of Austin (RECA)
    • Austin Women’s Chamber of Commerce
    • City of Austin – Remodelers Stake Holders – 2008
    • Member of the Moisture and Air Quality Committee for Texas Association of Builders and Texas Capitol Area 2001 – 2002
    • Facilitator for NAHB Custom Builder Symposium – “Women in Construction” 1999 – 2000 – 2001
    • Communications Chair Texas Association of Builders 2000 – 2003
    • Editorial Chair for Texas Associaiton of Builders – “Texas Builder Magazine” a State Publication 2000 – 2003
    • Women’s Council of Realtors Board Member
    • Board of Director for Rotary Club of Austin
    • Board of Director (Life Member) of Texas Association of Business
    • Travis County Immunization Wellness Task Force Advisory Board Outreach Council Chair
    • Travis County Bar Association Chair Legal Services for the Poor
    • Industry Advisory Board Member Casa Verde for Creative Rapid Learning Center
    • Board of Director for National Conference of Christians and Jews
    • Founder and Chairperson “Women of Austin”
    • Chair of Houston’s “ALSAC Teen March”
    • Co-Founder START – Social Transition and Rehabilitation Training – 1971
  • Judge for Best Business Practices, Product and Show Cased Homes for Award Competition in the Following Communities or for the Following:
    • Custom Builder of the Year NAHB National Award – 2006 & 2007
    • Austin Chamber of Commerce Business Award – 2005
    • Dallas Vesta Awards – 2005
    • San Antonio Parade of Homes – 2004
    • New Braunfels Parade of Homes – 2004
    • Frisco Texas Street of Dreams – 2004
    • Best in American Living – 2003
    • Dallas Parade of Homes – 2002
  • National Speaker Topics
    • How to Select a Builder
    • Realtors and Builders – Understanding the Custom Home Procecess
    • Reasonable Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
    • Women in Construction
    • Safety in the Workplace
    • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (featured in the Wall Street Journal)
    • Setting Customer Expectation
    • The Holocaust: A Survivors Philosophical Perspective of History and the Importance of Commitment to Acceptance and Respect of Others Diversity
  • Published Author – Some Articles and Books
    • Books
      • Published by National Association of Home Builders (1999) – “Making the Sale – Getting Great Clients to Choose You” and “First Things First, Laying the Foundation” available through NAHB Book Store
    • Articles
      • Austin American Statesman
        • Home Improvement & Design Guide Supplement
          • May 24, 2007 – “Five Tips for Choosing the Right Remodelor”
        • “Ask the Experts”: Sunday Column for the Austin American Statesman:
          • May 12, 2007: I am looking to either build or buy a home and remodel it and want to know, as a consumer, what should I be aware of?
          • January 20, 2007: I’m looking to put up an enclosed patio that also would integrate a small utility/tool room and a small greenhouse. Are there builder’s plans for patios? There seem to be plenty of kitchen plan books, but I have not seen any with patio plans.
          • September 30, 2006: Our builder made a mistake and left out a window, what should we do?
          • September 10, 2006: The importance of a professional designation.
          • January 1, 2006: Research and careful consideration key to selecting the right builder
          • November 20, 2005: What is some good advise on sticking close to a budget when building a home?
          • October 23, 2005: Importance of continuing education in the Home Building Industry
          • September 15, 2005: Benefits of Building Green
          • August 15, 2005: What are some trends in custom home building that are most popular now?
          • April 24, 2005: Who is responsible for inspection my home while it is being built?
      • Housing Journal, Voice of New Mexico Home Builders Association:
        • July 2005 – Succession Planning: Can Your Business Survive Its Owner
      • Business of Building e/Source; Nation’s Building News and is posted on Business Management Section of NAHB’s website: Succession Planning: Can Your Business Survive Its Owner
      • NARI Directory
        • 2008 – Five Tips for Choosing a Green Remodeler
        • 2007 – Five Tips for Choosing the Right Remodeler
        • 2006 – Aging in Place – A Home That Grows With You
      • Austin Home and Living
        • September/October 2003 – How to Select a Custom Home Builder
      • Parade of Homes Magazine for the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin
        • September/October 2004 – The Advantages of Working with a Realtor
        • September/October 2003 – How to Choose a Builder for Your Dream Home
      • Texas Builder Magazine
        • January/February 2003 – Handling Difficult Clients
        • September/October 2002 – Finding Order Out of Chaos
        • May/June 2002 – A Builder-Tradesman Relationship
        • September/October 2001 – Family Succession: Helping a Family Business Survive
        • July/August 2001 – A Time to be Proactive Against Mold
      • Austin Business Journal
        • June 29, 1992 – It’s Time to Change Your Way of Hiring
        • October 21, 1991 – Sexual Harassment: Employer’s Liability
        • March 13, 1989 – Employee Records: They Offer Protection in Court
      • Dallas Business Journal
        • November 8, 1991 – Company Policy Can Minimize Liability for Sexual Harassment
      • Austin Lawyers Journal
        • July 1990 – To Do or Not To Do that is the Questions