Our Mission: The Winnegamie Home Builders Association (WHBA) is a not-for-profit trade organization, providing resources, services and education about the housing industry to our members and our communities. WHBA promotes attainable, quality housing through industry leadership, ethical business practices and community and government involvement.
The History: Winnegamie Home Builders Association (WHBA) held our first regular monthly meeting on June 13, 1990 at the Columbus Club. At that time, WHBA applied and received our charter from the National Association of Home Builders on August 31, 1990, and also became affiliated with the Wisconsin Builders Association. WHBA was the first builders association to hold a Parade of Homes the first year organized.
Since 1990, WHBA has appreciated the leadership of the following Presidents:
1990-91 – George Crowner, Crowner Construction
1991-92 – Garry Decker, Garry H. Decker & Company
1992-93 – Ron Leichtfuss, Ron Leichtfuss Builders
1993-94 – Dave Downs, Dream Homes by David Downs
1994-95 – George Mathwig, G.M. Builders, Inc.
1995-96 – Roger Mathwig, Roger Mathwig Builders
1996-97 – Fred Litjens, Litjens Construction, Inc.
1997-98 – Jim Kubasta, Classic Homes by Kuba
1998-99 – Tim Rusch, Rusch Homes, LLC
1999-00 – Tim Rusch, Rusch Homes, LLC
2000-01 – Keith Decker, Fox Cities Construction Corp
2001-02 – Phil Baeten, Phil Baeten Building & Remodeling
2002-03 – Jim Casey, Zillges Materials, Inc.
2003-04 – Kathy Ertmer, RMKE
2004-05 – Scott Schefchik, PortSide Builders
2005-06 – John Anderson, Horicon Bank
2006-07 – David Downs, Dream Homes by David Downs
2007-08 – Phil Baeten, Phil Baeten Building & Remodeling
2008-09 – John Anderson, Horicon Bank
2009-10 – Barb Schlieve, Assurance Title Services
2010-11 – Chet Wesenberg, Chet Wesenberg Architect
2011-12 – Eric Hoffmann, Prairie Stone Homes/Omro Building Center
2012-13 – Craig Meetz, Heartland Homes
2013-14 – George Mathwig, Habitat for Humanity
2014-15 – Benard Bos, Sun Comfort; Scott Waterworth, BMO Harris
2015 – 16 – Scott Waterworth, Old National Bank
2016-17 – Gene Becker, Great Building Concepts
The Association’s goal is to reconnect and rebuild the area’s home industry. WHBA’s fiscal year stretches from September through August each year. The Board of Directors meetings and General Membership Meetings are held monthly; from September through May.