LUCY T. KATZ

V.P. Operations and Customer Service

Certifications

National Association of Home Builders – Trainer
National Association of Home Builders – Certified Aging in Place Specialist
National Association of Personnel Consultants – Certified Personnel Consultant
Americans with Disability Act, State of Texas – Train the Trainer
EPA Certified – Lead-Safe Renovator
ProEarth University Certified First Responder Graduate “2009″

Exceptional Recognition

National Association of Builders - Remodelers Distinguished Service Award
Texas Association of Builders – Remodeler of the Year
YWCA Woman of the Year – Community Service -
National Association of Builders & 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

Current
City of Austin Residential Design Compatibility Commissioner 2009 – Present

National Association of Home Builders Committees: (NAHB)

  • 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 Life Board Director
  • Green Remodelers Council Committee Member

Texas Association of Builders (TAB):

  • Remodelers Council Chairperson 2013-2015
  • Remodelers Council Chairperson 2006-2007
  • Life Board Director
  • Association Planning Committee Member 2002 – 2012
  • Remodelers Council Member 2004 – present
  • Communications Committee Chair 2000-2003
  • Texas Builder Magazine Editorial Chair 2000-2003

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin:

  • Custom Builder Council Steering Committee 2005 – 2013

National Association of Remodelers Institute (NARI)

  • President – 2009
  • President Elect – 2008
  • Education/Program Chair 2006
  • Board director 2006/2011

National Kitchen and Bath Association 2010 – present

  • Board Director

Other Activities:

  • Muscular Dystrophy Volunteer 1979 – present
  • Anti Defamation League (ADL) 2006 – present
  • Holocaust Education Regional Work Group Steering Committee 2001-2010

Past Activities:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • NAHB BALA Awards 2014
  • Hill Country Builders - Scattered Site Parade 2014
  • Professional Remodeler Design Awards 2014
  • 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 Remodeler”
  • “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

JOEL B. KATZ

Head Coach

 

Certifications
CPA – Certified Public Accountant
GMB – First Custom Home Builder in Austin to be certified as a “Graduate Master Builder“ by the National Association of Home Builders
CGP – Certified Green Professional by the National Association of Home Builders

Exceptional Recognition
“2005 J.B. Sandlin Builder of the Year” presented by the Texas Association of Builders for his exemplary service and leadership contribution to the building industry at the local, state and national level.
“2002 Turnquist – Tungedhat Award” presented by Austin Habitat for Humanity for Board commitment beyond the scope of responsibility.
“1999 Distinguished Excellence Award” from the Texas Capitol Area Builders Association for his contribution to the building industry and the Texas Capitol Area Builders Association.

Special Affiliations
Custom Builders Council – Greater Austin Home Builders Association: Joel has chaired this group on two separate occasions. The mission for this group is to provide continuing education and a support network for members. A buyer’s co-op was established allowing the group to make better purchases in an effort to contain construction costs. Lucy Katz is currently a Steering Committee member.
CBUSA Custom Builder USA – Founding Member & Director for Austin, Texas – Buyers Co-op allowing the opportunity to purchase at the most competitive pricing.
Some Current Community and Previous Professional Activities

Current
National Association of Home Builders Committees:
Senior Life Director for National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Vice Chair Budget Committee 2014
Chair Business Management Information Technology Committee 2013
NAHB Audit Committee Chair 2004 to 2009
NAHB Finance Committee Member 2010-present
Texas Association of Builders (TAB):
Audit Committee Chair 2010 – present
Treasurer – Texas Association of Builders 2002 -2009
Association Planning Committee Member 2001 – present
Audit Committee Chair 2002 – 2007
Finance Committee Chair 2002 – 2007
Life Board Director
Home Builders Association of Greater Austin
Board of Director Life Member
Finance Committee Chair – 2011 – present
President 1997
Vice President Chair of Education 1996
Custom Builders Council Founder and Chair of 1994/1995
St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church School Board of Trustees 2004 – 2010
National Association of Remodelers Institute NARI member
Muscular Dystrophy Volunteer 1979 – present

Past
National Association of Home Builders – Builder 20, Pacesetter 1996-2007
President of a National Chapter
State and Local Chair of the Moisture and Air Quality Task Force for both:
Texas Association of Builders
Texas Capitol Area Builders Association 2001-2002
Habitat for Humanities Past President Austin 2001 and 2002
Texas Association of Builders Finance Committee
Texas Capitol Area Builders Association:
President 1997
Vice-President 1996
Chair for Custom Builders Council 2001 and 2002
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Board Director
START Co-Founder – 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

NAHB Trainer
Estimating
Business Accounting and Job Cost

COREY C. SIMONS

Field Superintendent

Corey came to Katz Builders from Philadelphia where he worked for remodeling and handyman companies. Corey's strength is that he is a terrific technician and from his years of hands on experience, he understands how things come together. His strong values of quality and customer service makes him a very good fit to the already cohesive Katz Builders, Inc. Team.

GREG L. KATZ

Builder

 

In the home building industry since 1989:
2010-present – Katz Builders, Inc. Builder for custom homes, remodels and additions
2004-2010 – Katz Builders, Inc. Field Superintendent for custom homes, remodels and additions
1996-2004 Contractor – Provided Katz Builders, Inc., with punch out and correction services
1994-1996 – Hill Country Shades of Texas – Fabricator and installer of awnings and shades
1990-1992 – Wood Rite Cabinet Shop – Custom cabinet manufacturer and installer
1989-1990 – Stripling Blake – Lumber sales
Completed Continuing Education:
2008 - Houses That Work - by Mark LaLiberte
2008 – OSHA Safety Certified
2005 – Essential Building Skills
Stephen F. Austin University
1992-1994 – Liberal Arts
Home Building Industry Certifications
Green Boots – 2012

CHEREE' R. TAYLOR

Office Administrator, Project Coordinator

 

Cheree' has perfected the art of being an office manager and administrative assistant, while working for companies in the travel, industrial, international and medical fields. Cheree' comes to Katz Builders, Inc., by way of Houston where she worked as the office manager for another luxury custom homebuilder. Cheree's organizational skills are a great strength and are being put to use as she coordinates the production work flow of the homes that Katz Builders, Inc. Team is building and remodeling.