Statement of Candidate Fred Hoppe

Filed in Membership by on February 22, 2017 0 Comments

The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified two candidates for 2018 Third Vice Chairman: John “Chuck” Fowke of Valrico, Florida, who is a member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, and Fred Hoppe of Lincoln, Nebraska, who is a member of the Central Nebraska Home Builders Association. The candidates will address the NAHB Board of Directors at the Midyear Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.

Both candidates’ statements are posted on the NAHBNow blog in alphabetical order. Here is the statement from candidate Hoppe:

Fred Hoppe

Fred Hoppe

Driven by family history, Fred Hoppe is determined to put people into housing. His family has been in the housing industry in Nebraska since the early 1900s.

Fred has a heart for serving others, is passionate about the home building industry and believes advocacy is a key to making positive progress: hence his slogan, “Hoppe Talks Housing.”

Fred owns and runs Hoppe Homes, which builds an “affordable future” by specializing in lease-to-own single-family, low income housing tax credit and workforce multifamily. He owns Hoppe Inc., which builds commercial, including remodeling. As a lawyer, he concentrates on residential housing and builder issues. As an advocate, he reviews every new law in Nebraska for its effect on the industry.

Fred is an NAHB Life Director, and has served NAHB for over 20 years including chairmanships of Conventions, Association Planning and Legal Action. For a full list of NAHB activities see

Fred has been a dedicated fundraiser for BUILD-PAC, reaching a $1.5 million goal as chairman in 2015. He has been Nebraska State Government Affairs chair and Lincoln Home Builders Home-Pac chair.

He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife Julie, who also served as an Associate leader at NAHB. They have seven children. Fred is a member of the Nebraska State HBA, the Central Nebraska HBA and the HBA of Lincoln. He has recruited more than 130 new NAHB members.

Fred is determined to promote affordable housing, a strong building economy and an association that truly works for its members.


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