Associates Committee Honors 4 for Leadership

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Four longtime NAHB members were honored for their professionalism, political engagement, volunteer activities and service to the industry during the Meeting of the Members at the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.


David Belman

Presented by the NAHB Associates Members Committee, the Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM) award went to David Belman of Belman Homes Inc., in Waukesha, Wisc. The BEAM award goes to a builder member who values doing business with the trade partners, suppliers and service providers who are also members of the NAHB Federation.

Belman is president of the Metropolitan Builders Association in Waukesha, where he facilitated a meeting with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) and connected his HBA with other public leaders. He is also president of the Wisconsin Builders Association after serving as vice president, secretary and treasurer.

About 95% of Belman’s subcontractors are Associate members, and he actively recruits new Associates: His 2016 HBA Parade of Homes entry featured 46 member contractors.


2016 NAHB Chairman Ed Brady (left) honoros Curt Cartwright.

The Associates Committee also honored Curt Cartwright of Rapid City Window & Glass in Rapid City, S.D., as the Bill Polley Advocate of the Year for NAHB’s national political action committee, BUILD-PAC.

This award is given to an Associate member who stands out for his or her encouragement and support. Winners are recognized for their energy, enthusiasm and ability to recruit contributors to help build up the PAC’s resources.

Cartwright chaired his local PAC for three years and has been national PAC trustee for the South Dakota HBA for almost six years. As a trustee, he has more than quadrupled the amount raised in the state for the PAC. He has worked to increase local PAC participation and interest, and been instrumental in many PAC fundraising events. He helped establish the highly successful America’s Ride for Housing as a state NAHB PAC fundraiser.


Mike Farr poses with Diana Lucero.

The Associates Committee also recognized Michael G. Farr of Cascade Manufacturing Co. in Cascade, Iowa, with the Associates Chairman’s Award. This is given to an Associate member who has demonstrated teamwork and willingness to help the committee with its initiatives, whether or not the recipient was on the committee.

Farr is a Life Director for NAHB and has served on its board for 14 years. He is Associate national director for the state HBA and second vice-president of the Greater Cedar Rapids HBA. In more than 20 years as an Associate member, has chaired numerous state and local committees.


Diana Lucero accepts her award from Ed Brady.

Finally, the committee named Diana A. Lucero of New Mexico Bank & Trust in Albuquerque, N.M., as NAHB’s Associate of the Year. This award recognizes Associate members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the home building industry on the local, state and national levels.

Lucero chairs the NAHB Associates Committee and has served on the NAHB Board of Directors for 11 years. She has been active on numerous committees and has coordinated events and fundraisers for her state and local HBAs. In 2014, she was inducted into the NAHB Society of Honored Associates, and 2012, NAHB honored her with the Bill Polley Advocate of the Year and the Certified Graduate Associate of the Year awards.

“I’m proud to see David, Curt, Mike and Diana enjoy this well-deserved national recognition,” said Dianne Beaton, owner of 2DiFore Marketing Solutions LLC and NAHB’s 2016 National Associate Chair. “They’ve accomplished a great deal by applying their professional skills to some very important efforts, and NAHB is all the stronger for the work they do.”



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  1. All, What a wonderful year of recognition for these tireless Associates.
    The BEAM of a spotlight shinning brightly on David Belman, Belman Homes, Inc with his energy, drive and youth, an Engaging Bright Spot among young leaders, ours and his future is ever so bright. Congratulation David
    Curt Cartwright, Rapid City Window & Glass turn a joyful ride on a Motorcycle into BuildPAC cash. Wow!!! Congratulations Curt
    Mike Farr, Cascade Mfg, Inc lead the charge to move us into high gear with a little candy and pleasant persistence to get things done. Congratulations Mike.
    Let a Smile be your umbrella is the hook the Diana Lucero, New Mexico Bank & Trust used to rope us all in “with a smile” to do what ever she needed done. Let me say, she got a whole lot done and made a team built by the sweat and work of those before her an even stronger and more charged up team. You can Bank on her and Trust in her. Congratulations Diana.

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