Board Member Biographies

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Collectively, this board of directors sets goals and policy for the organization. Each board member holds a fiduciary duty to make decisions based on what is in the best interest of the Association. Elections are held annually in which the full membership of the HBA of Greater Springfield has the opportunity to vote for the leadership best suited to serve on the board of directors.

The HBA’s Executive Board consists of the officers and the immediate past president of the board of directors. Officers of the board include: President, Vice President, VP of Finance/Treasurer, VP of Regulatory Advocacy/Secretary and the VP of Political & Legislative Advocacy. The officers of the board are elected annually by vote of the general membership.

Responsibilities of the board and of the board officers (along with other rules of governance of the association) are outlined in the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield Bylaws.


Jason Bekebrede (CGB, CGP)

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 | E-mail Me | 417.860.7873

Travis Miller (CGP)

Vice 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. | E-mail Me | 417.838.3120

Steve Hamm

VP of Finance/Treasurer | Associate Member

Steve has more than 30 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 Immediate Past President of the Springfield South Kiwanis Club and the current Vice President of Finance/Treasurer for the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, as well as a Board Member of the Missouri HBA.

Ryan Green

Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy / Secretary | 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 | E-mail Me | 417.536.1448

John Marion (CGB, CGP)

Past President | Builder Member

John has been building since 1994 and is committed to building homes of the highest quality. John understands that your new home is perhaps the single largest financial decision your family will make and he looks forward to working with you on your next project. John is committed to the building industry and is active in the association, currently serving as co-chairman of the Parade Committee and holds the designations of Certified Green Professional and Certified Graduate Builder.

John Marion Custom Homes, LLC | E-mail Me | 417.838.1087

Builder Members

Matt Bailey (CGB, CGP)

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.

Bailey Company | E-mail Me | 417.887.6177

Scott Bracy (CGP, CGR)

Steward Construction, LLC is founded on a belief in stewardship, tradition of excellence, hard work, and integrity. It is with these four attributes that Steward Construction, LLC successfully meets clientele needs year after year.

Bracy has more than 32 years of construction experience within the Greater Springfield area, which allows Steward Construction to focus on most all aspects of residential and commercial remodeling projects and new construction. "Service above self-interest" is a practice that we employ that continually makes us successful at meeting budget, schedule and quality objectives.

Steward Construction, LLC | E-mail Me | 417.838.3633

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. | E-mail Me | 417.889.2067

Gene Douglas

Gene Douglas

Gene Douglas, owner of Gene Douglas Construction LLC, opened his contracting business in 1983, providing quality concrete and stone work in California. Gene quickly became known for his original designs, his luxurious outdoor kitchens, arbors and patio structures. He has been greatly appreciated by his clients for his commitment to excellence ever since.

In 1994, when he moved his family and business to the Ozarks, Gene expanded his family business into restoration services, full home remodels, custom new home design and construction, and commercial contracting. Gene has continued his commitment to excellence and client satisfaction, working closely with major builders and homeowners in the Springfield and surrounding areas, as well as developing his own mini subdivisions.

Today, Gene’s reputation for diligence, integrity, workmanship and design are still the main factors in the confidence of homeowners to contract Gene to remodel or build their homes.

Gene Douglas Construction | E-mail Me | 417.581.8025

Brett Godfrey

Brett Godfrey (CGP)

Brett Godfrey strives to understand the wants, needs and desires of his clients. As a result, Brett's clients are better equipped to make informed homebuilding decisions. HIs goal is to make sure his clients are just as excited about their home a year later as the day they move in.

Brett earned the Certified Green Professional designation of the National Association of Home Builders in 2008. Brett completed one of Springfield's first homes built to NAHB's National Green Building Program in 2009. Brett was named "HBA Builder Member of the Year" for 2013.

Built By Brett | E-mail Me | 417.886.5024

Jeremiah Lee (CGP)

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.

Rock Solid Renovations | E-mail Me | 417.581.8096

Rusty MacLachlan (CAASH)

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. | E-mail Me | 417.838.9645

Associate Members

Mike Benna (CAPS)

Mike Benna works for Meeks Building Centers and he works out of the Meek’s Design Center as a window specialist. Mike lives in Ozark with his wife Connie of 34 years and he has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Mike has lived in Ozark for 26 years and has served three terms as an Aldermen for the city of Ozark.

Meek’s Design Center | E-mail Me | 417.350.5995

Glenn Green

Glenn P. Green possesses 20 years of legal experience, and his practice encompasses transactions, litigation, and appeals in several areas of law.  Glenn assists individuals and businesses in general business matters, including formation, transactions, mergers and sales, tax-free exchanges, and litigation.  He assists brokers, developers, landlords, builders, and contractors in real estate matters, including contracts, planning, zoning, and litigation involving both residential and commercial properties.  Glenn possesses extensive experience representing a variety of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, and has served as counsel for unsecured creditor committees.  He also assists clients with estate planning and administration, trust and estate litigation, and providing counsel to trustees, executors, personal representatives, and guardians.

Lowther Johnson Attorneys | E-mail Me | 417.866.7777

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.

Angela Smith - ADsmith Marketing & Advertising

Angela Smith

Angela D. Smith is founder, owner and President of ADsmith Marketing & Advertising. As ‘overseer’ and business catalyst, she loves setting her sites on big-picture strategies and vision casting. Angela is an energetic leader with fresh and innovative ideas. She is truly dedicated to her clients and employees. Angela was  featured in 417 Magazine as one of Springfield’s Game Changers.

As a Springfield native, Angela supports local businesses and local, non-profit organizations. Angela has served on the board of the Ozark Empire Fair Foundation and is a current board member for the Ozark Branch of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Springfield Executive Breakfast Club, and the Foundation for Missouri Women. She is also an active member of Southeast Rotary and the American Advertising Federation.

ADsmith Communications, Inc. | E-mail Me | 417.881.7722

Jill Squires-Vincel

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 | E-mail Me | 417.866.3551

Shelley Wehner - Cabinet Concepts by Design

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 | E-mail Me | 417.725.3400

Lifetime Members

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 Compay | E-mail Me | 417.883.0502