Member Leaders
HBA Board of Directors


Travis Miller


President | Builder Member

Travis Miller is a 2nd generation builder that understands the importance of communication, cooperation, education, and trust necessary to satisfy a customer’s needs while maintaining a realistic cost analysis for each project. His hands-on approach ensures all projects are managed timely and efficiently with the utmost attention to detail throughout. Travis currently holds the Certified Green Professional designation offered through NAHB. This designation allows Travis to remain up-to-date on green building trends.

Travis Miller Homes, Inc. | 417.838.3120

Ryan Green

Vice President | Builder Member

Ryan Green, managing member of First Choice Construction LLC, prides himself on helping their customers design and build the home of their dreams. Homes that meet their clients' wants and needs with the quality and flair that comes with a First Choice Home.

From the initial meeting to the completion of your home, First Choice Construction's desire is to insure that you are getting everything that you want in your home and one that you will be proud to own for years to come!

First Choice Construction, LLC | 417.536.1448

Jill Vincel

VP of Finances/Treasurer

Jill Squires-Vincel is the operations manager at Southern Supply, a family owned and operated company serving Springfield and the surrounding communities for over 75 years.

Southern Supply Company | 417.866.3551

Jeremiah Lee


VP of Regulatory Advocacy / Secretary

Jeremiah is the second generation at Rock Solid Renovations where they are experts in residential and light commercial renovation projects.  He is an award winning designer who works with his team of designers and craftsmen to provide a complete start to finish service to their clients.  Jeremiah is also a Certified Green Professional and has served on the HBA Charitable Foundation board of directors.

His early start in the business watching, following and later working with his Dad, along with his natural affinity for design gave him clear direction of his calling to continue the family business.  Working in the field as a carpenter gave him hands on knowledge of what it takes to make the design on paper come to life.  That knowledge also garners respect from our craftsmen because he has a complete understanding and appreciation for what they do.

Jason Bekebrede


Past President | Builder Member

Jason has been building since 2004 and has quickly established himself as a leader and quality custom home builder and remodeler. He is committed to providing the customer with outstanding customer service and delivering a project of the highest quality through meticulous planning and attention to detail. Jason is active in the association, currently serving as chairman of the Green Building Committee and holds the designations of Certified Green Professional, ENERGYSTAR partner, and Certified Graduate Builder.

Monticello Homes & Development | 417.860.7873


Matt Bailey


Matt is a second generation builder specializing in both residential remodeling and commercial construction. An active member of the association Matt is past chair of the Builders Council and the HBA Government Affairs Committee. He founded and is past chair of the HBA Charitable Foundation, and he recently completed a term as a member of the board of directors of the Habitat for Humanity of Springfield.

BP Builders | 417.887.6177

Kenny Bussell

Bussell Building Inc. is a family-owned and operated home building company based out of Springfield, Missouri. Our "family first" approach to building homes separates us from other builders. The moment we partner, you'll immediately feel you're dealing with a trusted family member.

Our homes are constructed with the utmost integrity and the highest standards of customer service. We ensure that our customers are confident in their choice with Bussell Building as their home builder, secure in their investment, and thrilled with their new purchase. We understand that every home we build must exceed our buyers' expectations so when you move in, "it feels like home".

Bussell Building, Inc. | 417.889.2067

Rusty MacLachlan


Rusty is a 7th generation builder who has more than 25 years of building experience. He was recently featured on KOLR’s “Building the Ozarks” program and was the HBA Builder Member of the Year in 2004. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Home Builders Association of Missouri. He is past president of the HBA of Greater Springfield and of the HBA of Missouri.

MacLachlan Construction Co., Inc. | 417.838.9645

Aaron Wyssmann

Aaron started Ozarks Remodeling & Design because of some frustrations that exist in the remodeling industry. We, at Ozarks Remodeling, understand that remodeling your home can be a hassle and that oftentimes dealing with contractors is frustrating, especially when phone calls aren't returned, projects go over budget and your house is left a mess. We don't believe that is how you should be treated and that's why we offer you, our customers, a five part guarantee so that you can have the home of your dreams without the construction nightmares. Check out our website to learn more about us. 

Ozarks Remodeling & Design | 417.895.9440

Austin Miller


Austin has been full time in the building industry his entire adult life and has owned Wise Built Homes for 6 years. Not only has he built homes, but also has a five years experience in large commercial projects and building for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Wise Built has vast knowledge in accessible building methods, working on numerous Universal Design projects. Austin is a LEED Accredited Professional, CAPS Certified, and has been asked to speak at many Universal Design events. Wise Built takes great pride in incorporating technology on projects to keep constant communication with owners. Austin is also a husband, father of two, published author, and has released two full length bluegrass albums.

Wise Built Homes | 417.689.4224


Debi Murray

Debi has been a member of Patrick’s team since Murney Associates opened its doors 17 years ago. Both dedicated and determined to provide top notch service, Debi is passionate about the home buying process. Her compassionate approach gives buyers and sellers a comfortable experience that is always handled with care and concern. In addition to serving on the HBA Board of Directors, Debi has served on the HBA Charitable Foundation Board, the Ozark Empire Fair Board and the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks Board. Her commitment to the public and community is a direct reflection of the type of Realtor Debi is with her clients.

Murney Associates, Realtors | 417.575.1211

Mike Benna

Mike Benna works for Meeks Building Centers and he works out of the Meeks Design Center as a window specialist. Mike lives in Ozark with his wife Connie of 39 yrs and he has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Mike has lived in Ozark for 30 yrs.

Meek's - The Builder's Choice | 417.350.5995

Shelley Wehner

Shelley Wehner has been co-owner of Cabinet Concepts by Design since 2007. Cabinet Concepts by Design has grown each year by providing quality service to the Southwest Missouri area. She enjoys helping her clients create beautiful spaces through their cabinetry that reflect their personal style. Shelley is married to business partner Matt Wehner and has three children.

Cabinet Concepts by Design | 417.725.3400

Steve Hamm

Steve Hamm has more than 37 years banking experience in Credit Analysis, Branch Management, Consumer, Residential and Commercial Lending. He graduated from MSU and all his banking experience has been in the Springfield area. He is the Past President of the Springfield South Kiwanis Club and the Past Vice President of Finance/Treasurer for the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, as well as a Board Member of the Missouri HBA.

BlueCurrent Credit Union417.887.1983

Steve Brown

Steve started plumbing in 1999 and established Wildman Plumbing in 2007. He has a Master Plumbing and Master Gas Fitter License. Wildman Plumbing is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service, expertise and quality workmanship.

Wildman Plumbing | 417.830.2846

Jason C. Smith

Jason Smith is a trial lawyer who represents clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies in business matters and litigation throughout the country.

Jason has defended class action cases for clients such as retailers, banks and universities. His litigation practice has encompassed complex contract and tort claims in healthcare, retail, construction. banking, manufacturing, higher education and other industries. Jason has extensive experience representing clients in construction matters, including contract review and negotiation, payment disputes, claims of defective design and defective workmanship, prevailing wage matters, and general claims resolution. He has been a featured speaker on construction and real estate topics throughout Missouri.

Spencer Fane | 417.888.1013


John Harp

As a Life Board Member, John Harp has served the HBA in a leadership role for many years. For more than 30 years he has chaired the HBA’s Home Show Committee, the driving force behind the organization’s highly successful annual event. He has been engaged in sales for Acme Brick for more than 30 years.

ACME Brick Company | 417.883.0502