NAHB Mourns the Death of Isaac Heimbinder

Filed in Membership by on March 9, 2016 0 Comments

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Texas home builder and attorney Isaac Heimbinder died suddenly in Houston on March 6. Heimbinder was 72 years old.

A longtime industry leader, Heimbinder led U.S. Home, later acquired by Lennar, and the former Kimball Hall Homes before helping to launch the construction software company BuildTopia.

Heimbinder was a philanthropist, as detailed in his Houston Chronicle obituary, donating his time and funding charitable organizations in Houston and elsewhere. He was also an industry pioneer, responsible for mortgage market innovations described in this Builder appreciation.

NAHB members will long appreciate his time and service to the National Housing Endowment, the association’s philanthropic arm.

“Isaac was a mentor to many members of the Endowment board, including me,” said Bruce Silver, CEO for the Endowment.

Among other gifts to his industry, Heimbinder created and funded the Endowment’s Outstanding Home Builder Award, which honored accomplished professionals with a lavish ceremony during the NAHB International Builders’ Show, and was a founding co-chair for the High Production Builders Council, which helped represent the interests of the larger builders among NAHB’s members.

A memorial service took place today at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd. in Houston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Anne School Foundation, Saint Anne’s Catholic School Foundation Bourse Scholarship for Diversity, 2120 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77098.


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