Tampa Builder William Paul to Chair Home Builders Institute
Florida builder and developer William Paul has been named 2007 chairman of the board of trustees of the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of NAHB. Paul assumed his new role at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 7, taking over from Michael Sivage, a builder and developer from Albuquerque, N.M.
Paul has worked as a developer, builder and consultant throughout Florida for more than a quarter century on projects ranging from single-family and town home communities to office and retail centers.
“I’m excited about becoming chairman of HBI. It is an exceptional organization, serving the residential construction industry while helping people in need” said Paul. “HBI has a strong foundation on which to grow as it serves our communities and our industry. I want to be a part of that and do what I can to make it happen.”
Paul has served on the board of trustees since 2003 and his access to policymakers has played a major role in the growth of HBI programs in the Sunshine State. During the 2006 legislative session, for example, he was instrumental in securing funding and support for Project CRAFT (Community, Restitution, and Apprenticeship-Focused Training), HBI’s congressionally-recognized training program for adjudicated youth.
Paul also chairs the Tampa Bay Builders Association's (TBBA) governmental affairs committee, working with community planning and regulatory offices to create a builder-friendly environment that also protects consumers.
Throughout his years in the industry Paul has remained active at every level of NAHB. Along with several committee responsibilities, he is past president of TBBA and serves on the board of directors of the Florida Home Builders Association and NAHB.
For more information, e-mail Maria McIntyre at NAHB, or call her at 800-795-7955 x8912.