kufun Compact on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
A Declaration of Principles and Actions to Enhance Equal Opportunity
We, the signers of the kufun Compact on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, affirm that all people are created equal and are deserving of a welcoming environment that embraces diversity, promotes equity and actively seeks to improve inclusion that expands opportunities for success and promotes positive life outcomes.
Diversity — Centers on the understanding and recognition that varying individual characteristics are not only protected by law, but add to the tapestry, creativity, and potential of our Federation.
Equity — Refers to an approach with a goal to equalize access to opportunities while recognizing that not everyone has the same advantages.
Inclusion — Refers to the extent to which all members, staff and stakeholders are included as integral and welcomed participants in the Federation.
We envision a membership that accurately reflects the wide variety of people that live and work in the home building industry and participate in associations that utilize their influence to create pathways for those who want to live in the homes and communities we build, improve and maintain.
We commit to and invite all Federation members, affiliated local associations and industry participants to welcome and embrace these ideals by supporting the following actions:
- Welcoming Frank and Honest Discussion — We acknowledge that the first step of improving diversity, equity and inclusion begins with appropriate discussion.
- Having a Listening Heart — We understand listening with your heart to experiences and context will develop empathy and knowledge.
- Committing to Engagement — We commit to a higher level of individual engagement that stretches capacities and individual experiences.
- Taking Action — We understand that words do not create progress and that only specific and determined action, on everyone’s part, will create the necessary changes.
- Creating a Movement, Not a Moment — We unite our strength to achieve a common goal of creating a new level of diversity, equity and inclusion that changes the human experience now and in the future.
Building the Future Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
2021 kufun Senior Officers
Chairman John “Chuck” Fowke, Founder and President, Homes by John C. Fowke Inc.
First Vice Chairman Jerry Konter, Founder and President, Konter Quality Homes
Second Vice Chairman Alicia Huey, Founder, AGH Homes, Inc.
Third Vice Chairman Carl Harris, Co-Founder and President, Carl Harris Co., Inc.
Immediate Past Chairman Greg Ugalde, President and Chief Legal Officer, T&M Building Co., Inc.
kufun Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
Juli Bacon, Founder and President, JB Consulting Systems/Bacon Building & Maintenance
Dianne Beaton, Owner/Visionary Diva, 2DiFore Marketing Solutions
Joshua Correa, Founder and Owner, Divino Homes
Judy Dinelle, Building Ambassador, 84 Lumber
Rachel Dix, Executive Officer, DEI Task Force EOC Liaison, Aberdeen Home Builders Association
Donald Ruthroff, Principal, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Karen J. Schroeder, Vice President, Mayberry Homes
J. Bradley Simons, Vice President, Magleby Construction
Jim DeWitt, President, Legends Security & Sound, Inc.
Eric Romeo, Chief Development Officer, Hierromat Development
Matt Belcher, Principal, Verdatek Solutions LLC
Jerrod Klein, VP, Sales & Marketing, Pyatt/Finecraft Builders
Lora Brand, Executive Director, Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati
Filiz Ozer, Manager, New Homes, Realtor.com
Amy Martin, Realtor.com
Stephen Moore, Senior Partner, BSB Design
Sanford Steinberg, CEO/Principal, Steinberg Dickey Collaborative, LLP
Dan Mitchel, Eagle CDI INC.
Steve Richard, Owner/Operations, Transition Paints
Lane Scott, CEO/Director of Operations, Tiny House USA (WY)
Susan Pitcher, CFO, Bill Beazley Homes, Inc.
Marty White, Home Designer/Builder, Marty White Design Group
Gina Taterus, Interior Designer, Red Tree Builders
John Harding, Business Leader, Offsite Construction; Saint-Gobain, CertainTeed
Cory Hjellming, Hjellming Construction Co.
Ashley Kepley-Steward, Building Coordinator, Red Tree Builders
Cynthia Gessele, Owner, Enhance Design
Albert Brunson, President, Brunson Construction Services Inc.
Tim Minton, Executive Vice President, North Carolina Home Builders Association
James (Jim) Pigott, President, Pigott Agency LLC
Patrice Quishenberry, VP Community Engagement and Brand Awareness, Williams Homes, Inc.
Stephanie Trannel, Owner, Red House Remodeling
Paul Kane, EVP/CEO, HBA of Raleigh-Wake County
Erin LeCorgne, Business Development Manager, Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.
Michael Fazio, Managing Partner, Woodrow Estates
Paola Baglietto, Principal, Inclusive Culture, LLC
Jeff Grantham, Grantham Building & Remodeling, LLC
Eric Wilson, Principal, Michaels Group Homes
Nick Gilliland, Blasingame
Jennie Tanner, Owner, Tanner Glass & Hardware
Patrice Quishenberry, VP, Community Engagement & Brand Awareness, Williams Homes, Inc.
Michelle Moran, Partner, J & K Custom Homes, LLC
Jose Castrejon,Vice President, Landscape Architecture and Planning, McGill Smith Punshon, Inc.
Paige Adams, Director, Builder/Developer Customer Relations - Midwest, Duke Energy Corp.
Gemma Maxwell, Vice President of Land Acquisition, Fischer Homes
Jessica Leorna, CEO, Building Industry Association of Hawaii
Randy Strauss, President, Strauss Construction, Inc.
Chris Stevens, President, Home Enterprises Inc.
Clara Parnell, Founder, Associate Broker, CAPS, OTR/L, AllAccess Real Estate, LLC/Seedtime and Harvest Wellness, LLC
Bridgit Koller, VP, Forward Planning, Lennar Homes of California
Alexa Dack, Associate/Architect, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Ann Garvey, CEO, A & J Construction and Consulting
Eric Person, CEO, Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut
Leah Fellows, Owner/CEO, Blue Gypsy Inc.
Ingrid Prince, Director of Sales, Shaddock Homes
Kevin McCreedy, Owner/Member, McCreedy-Ruth Construction LLC
Yancie Scherff, Designer-Project Manager, Troy’s Wood Specialties, Inc.
Brandon Salisbury, Architect, Craig Sharp Homes
Vanessa Pelletier, Director of Branding, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Tyler Crafton, President, Native Custom Builders
Stephanie French, Marketing & Events Coordinator, HBA of Greater Cleveland
Carol Cole, Director of Interior Design, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Jaime Matheron, Senior Associate/Architect, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
George Goodwin, President, Goodwyn Building Co., Inc.
Sindy Shi, Associate, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Kurt Donnelly, Principal/Senior Designer/Architect, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Lindsay Eklund, Designer, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Pacific Austin, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Eric Muzzy, Senior Planner/Project Manager, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Amy Pultz, Associate/Sr. Architect, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Doug Cummins, Senior Associate, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Barbara White, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Renee Ellerman, Project Manager, The Builders Association of Minnesota
James Davis, Attaway Renovations, LLC
Rey Guerrero, Senior Designer, West 16th Design
Doris Pearlman, Possibilities for Design
Randy Agron, Vice President, A.-F. Sterling HomeBuilders, Ltd.
Ralph Pagnucco, President, IHS Building Corp
Gary Hill, Executive Director, Job-Site Safety Institute
David Godlewski, Executive Officer, Southern Arizona Home Builders Association
John Hodgin, President, John Hodgin Construction Co Inc
Gary Hill, President, J Gary Hill LLC
Dixie O’Connor, Owner, Maple Hill Construction, Inc.
GT Karr, Owner, Sueppel’s Siding & Remodeling
Stephanie Fujimura, Principal, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Lori Sanson, Executive VP, DeNova Homes
Lori Kramer, Office Manager, Sueppel’s Siding & Remodeling
GT Karr, Sueppel’s Siding & Remodeling
Joe Greathouse, Professor, Kirkwood Community College
Andrew Martin, Owner, Martin Construction
Tim Ruth, Partner, McCreedy Ruth Construction LLC
Karyl Bohnsack, Executive Officer, The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association
Nikki MacMillan,COO, Topeka Habitat for Humanity
Joe Hudson, COO, Magelby Construction
Lori Asaro, Founder & President, New Homes Now Selling Inc
Sean Gilligan, Owner, SnapHome
Mike J. Kegley, Managing Partner, BOLD Company
Ebony Stephenson, CLIPP, CAPS, President, Designs by Ebony, LLC
Kristi Allen, Owner, WoodCastle Homes, LLC
Monica Wheaton, Director, Customer Success, ECI Solutions
Tammie Smoot, Regional Manager, Builders Digital Experience
Luellen Smith, Owner, Rhino Wine Cellars and Cooling Systems
William Allen, WA Allen Consulting
James Carbine, President, Carbine & Associates, LLC
Steve Cunningham, CEO/Owner, Cunningham Contracting Inc.
Drew Smith, COO, Two Trails, Inc.
Vince Messerly, President, Stream & Wetlands Foundation
Kurt Clason, President, Clason Remodeling Company
R L Johnson, President/CEO, CAPS Builder Division, Right at Home Technologies, Ltd.
Ted Maloney, President, Windjammer Construction Corporation
Cindy Hall, Director, Future Builders of America
Monica Wheaton, Director, Customer Success, ECI Solutions
Meg Thompson, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
Randy Noel, 2018 kufun Chairman
Jim Carr, Professor, University of Arkansas Little Rock Construction Management
Caron Kavanagh, Director, Business Development, Ryan Young Interiors
Jan Bentley, President, Portable Services, Inc.
Kristie McDowell-Karn, VP Operations, Consilium Design, Inc
Shawn Callahan, President, Metwood Building Solutions
Heather Laminack, General Manager, Ferrier Builders
Robert Cleveland, Senior VP, Fickling & Co., Inc.
Andrew Ryan, Partner, Gray Ryan Communications
Jackie Shipley, President, New Home Professionals
Sara Kilburn, CDMO, Design Line Interiors
Angela McKay, VP, Customer Experience, Anewgo
Alma Jacobs, Carolinas Builder Relationship Manager, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
William Owens, President, Owens Construction
Alan Archuleta, President, Archuleta Builders
Brian Swartzwelder, President, Grey Street Studios, Inc.
Nicole Black, Executive Officer, Las Cruces Home Builders Association
Timothy Foley, CEO, The Building & Realty Institute of Westchester
Carole Jones, President/CEO, Robert R Jones Homes
Kaye Leonard, Residential Marketing Manager, Parksite
Christina Gyarmati, Vice President, Safari Insurance
Nicole Goolsby, President, Red Ladder Residential, Inc
Joanne (Jo) Theunissen, Owner/Designer, Howling Hammer Builders
Chris Van Pelt, Owner, M&M Glass Company
Thomas Ackermann, President, Thomas J. Ackermann Company, Inc.
Donna Barrett, Executive Officer, Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association
Mike Erdmann, CEO, Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties
Terri Everhart, Business Developer, HomeSite Services
Jeff Schnellmann, Managing Member, Silliman CitySide Homes
Carrie DeWeese, Realtor/Remodeler, Chinowith & Cohen
Marla Esser Cloos, Principal, Green Home Coach, LLC
Melissa Irons, Director of Administration, Irons Brothers Construction Inc
Tom Markovich, Owner, Markovich Homes
Kelly Hayes, Regional Builder Sales Consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Joseph Irons, President, Irons BC Design Build Center
Tim Lansford, President, Luxury Homes of Texas
Heather McCune, Director, Bassenian Laogni
Kim Hefner, Allen Homes
Dan Dressman, Executive Director, HBA of Greater Cincinnati
David O’Sullivan, President, O’Sullivan Architects Inc
Chris Nelson, President, Nelson Construction Inc
Donald Dabbert, President, Dabbert Custom Homes
Steph Reed, Builder/President, Partners by Design Homes
Carolyn Morrison, EVP of Sales and Marketing, Traditions of America
Linda Mosier-Vaudt, Owner, Mosier Vaudt Consulting
S. Robert August, President, North Star Synergies, Inc.
Rich Robinson, VP, HBA Member Rebate Program
Gabriela Eaton, Senior Director – Human Resources, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Arlene Stewart, President, AZS Consulting Inc
Debbi Boyd, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate of South Sound
Jaclyn Anderson, Director, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Jill Williams, Chairman of the Board, KTGY
Don Ricci, Director, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Anya Chrisanthon, AC Marketing & Consulting
Erica Lockwood, Executive Partner/Managing Director, Joseph Chris Partners
Kevin Weitzel, VP Business Development, Outhouse, LLC
Carol Morgan, President/Founder, Denim Marketing
Kimberly Mackey, Sales and Marketing Management Consultant, New Homes Solutions Consulting
Patti Guthrie, President, PFG Interiors, LLC
Mollie Elkman, President/Owner, Group Two
Carrie Roeger, Owner, White Stone Residential
Nancy Keenan, President, DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Tag Gilkeson, Principal Owner, Tag & Associates, LLC
Heidi Schroeder, Senior Consultant – Lasso, ECI Software Solutions
Beth Avedis Vice President, Builder Services, Heritage Title Company
Erik Listou, Co-Founder, Living in Place Institute
Amy Abeyta, VP Business Development, Fireplace Warehouse ETC
Matthew Dobson, Vice President, VSI