Martin A. Brady CLU, ChFC, MSFS has been in the financial services profession for over 30 years and specializes in impartial, unbiased, fee-based financial planning. He deals primarily with owners of closely-held businesses and their executives and salespeople. One of his primary markets is the residential construction industry. The firm he represents, North Texas Financial Group, has offices in Dallas and Ft Worth and is a member of both the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association and The HBA of Greater Dallas.

Larry Campbell CGA, CAPS, CGP has been in the appliance and related industries (including the remodeling business) since 1969. He managed Jarrell Appliance from 1999 through 2007 (recipients of the 2004 Greater Dallas Home Builders Association (HBA) Associate of the Year Award). Currently, he’s in charge of Builder Sales Development for Sub Zero/Wolf. He’s been active in the HBA since his return to the Dallas area in September of 1999 serving as Treasurer as well as chair for multiple committees.  He also serves as a director for The Texas Association of Builders (TAB).

Lisa G. Carroll is a Business Development and Sales Representative for Southwestern Carpets, Ltd., a turnkey wood, tile and carpet installation company specializing in new home construction for both volume and custom home builders. She is a member of the Dallas Builders Association, the Dallas Builders Association Board of Directors, and the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association.

Jay Conner is the President, CEO, and Chairman of both MLAW Engineers and MLA Geotechnical. Mr. Conner came to MLAW Engineers as an entry-level draftsman in 1984. He has stood on every rung of the corporate ladder, even through the depressed market years. This experience has given him solid, hands-on understanding of every aspect of the business, from plan drafting, driller’s helper and field inspections, to marketing, sales, contract negotiations, and overall operations of the company.

Since 1964, MLAW Engineers has designed nearly 400,000 foundations nationwide, and has one of the best performance records in the industry. MLAW Engineers and its sister companies provide services for single family residences, multi-family residences, and commercial projects including foundation designs, framing plans, consulting, HERS energy rating and field testing, soils reports, geotechnical investigations, construction materials testing, inspections, lot fill testing, and forensics. Your one stop shop, MLAW Engineers provides a turnkey synergy of services that increases the flow of information, saves time, and eliminates confusion, resulting in a more effective use of materials and mitigation of potential warranty related issues. With a single phone call, an MLAW team member will spearhead your project.

Jay Conner is a graduate of Texas A&M University. His professional affiliations include the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Build-PAC, numerous home builders associations throughout Texas, the Austin American Institute of Architects (AIA), Austin Contractors & Engineers Association (ACEA), and the Austin branch of Associated General Contractors (AGC). Jay Conner is also the former Associate Vice President of the BCS HBA.

Bill Deal is the Sales and Marketing Director for North Texas, El Paso, New Mexico and Oklahoma for the Bonded Builders Warranty Group. Bill has been marketing new home and remodel warranties for 23 years. BBWG was established in 1989 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bankers Insurance Group. Bankers Insurance Group provides Builders Risk and General Liability products to builders. BBWG’s warranty products set clear standards for homebuilders and their customers. The Bonded Builders corporate family is an active voice in the building industry, bringing together the interests of consumers and builders to protect the dream of home ownership.

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Duffy Frazier has been in the insulation business since 1979 and is a sales representative for Quality Insulation & Roofing. Quality Insulation & Roofing is a Owens Corning® Preferred Contractor and has been providing comfort and peace of mind for homeowners since 1974.

Kevin B. McLain has been employed by The Dow Chemical Company for over 35 years. He is a Senior Account Manager for the business unit called Dow Building Solutions. Kevin helps builders and remodelers find solutions to building challenges by using STYROFOAM(tm) Brand Insulation, WEATHERMATE(tm) Housewraps, GREAT STUFF & FROTH PAK Foam Sealants. He is a member of The Dallas Builders Association, The Greater Fort Worth Builders Association and The HBA of Greater Austin.


Tom Sadler & Associates is a marketing firm specializing in the new home residential construction industry. Our clients are companies who are marketing to the high-end Luxury Custom Home Builders, Architects and Designers locally and nationally. The builders, architects and designers we market to are the custom builders, architects and designers designing and building Estate Luxury Homes in the $3 million + price range. With 30 plus years sales and marketing experience and specializing in only one industry, new home residential construction we are able to help our clients achieve or exceed their sales goals.

Geanie Vaughan ALA, CGA, CGP, was involved in commercial construction new business development for eight years before beginning her career in the residential building industry. She started in lighting for residential homes for Fred Lee 13 years ago in Atlanta before moving to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area 10 years ago. Geanie is the Marketing/Sales Manager for Lee Lighting in the Texas region. She has been on the Dallas Board of Directors and the Texas Association Board of Directors for the past 5 years. She has been named the Associate of the Year for TAB, Dallas HBA, and Greater Fort Worth BA. Geanie has also earned McSam and Vesta awards and is actively involved in various divisions and councils, as well as various charities.

Verruschka Verveckken founded DFW Interiors in 2003. With over 20 years experience in the building  supply and furniture industries,  Verruschka has established DFW Interiors as a leading authority on vanity product quality, design and production.  She has currently designed the only ADA furniture style vanity on the market.  Having graduated from the University of North Texas with her BBA in Marketing and being a Licensed Real Estate Broker,  she is also a member of the Greater Dallas HBA, Texas Association of Builders, the National Home Builders Association and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.


Jim White has played an active role in the new home industry for over 17 years working as an Outside sales person in AVI, Drywall, & Windows & Doors. In early 2010, Jim joined Pella Corporation. After 4 years of exceeding all of the local and national sales goals, as well as the Presidents Club award he earned, He then chose in April of 2014 to move to a statewide window and door company that had more to offer his clients in quality, service, and cost.

Jim now resides with OmniView Window & Door based out of Ft. Worth, Texas. Jim offices out of the Dallas location, heading up the sales department on the Higher End Custom Homes near the Park Cities area in Dallas, TX.

OmniView is a full service fenestration company, whom prides themselves on being the best in quality, cost & service. OmniView caters to the higher end Architect and Custom Builder, helping them achieve the best in Architecture while using only the top quality window & door product. The unique offering that Jim has allows him to work with almost every client the DFW market has to offer.

Omniview carries the full Marvin Window & Door lines, Milgard Vinyl Windows, Fleetwood Aluminum Windows & Doors, Unilux Windows & Doors from Germany, Brombal Steel Windows & Doors from Italy, & LaCantina Doors. Jim has a Passion for Modern Architecture and strives to excel on meeting all needs of his Architects, Builders, & their clients.

Jim is also an active member in good standing of the Dallas Builders Association where he sits prominently on the Board of Directors since 2009. Jim is ready to serve all of your window & door needs.


Matt DeVance, Founder and President of DeVance AV Design, has been an industry icon in the custom audio video industry in the Dallas area since the early 1990’s. Matt has secured a loyal following by conscientiously designing custom home entertainment and automation solutions while providing impeccable client care and service long after projects are completed. This boutique firm, founded in 2002 included Matt’s wife, Dana, in 2007. Dana DeVance has assisted immensely in the growth and expansion of the business.  Over the years, the dynamic duo has carefully crafted a team of professionals to provide turn-key packages for their clients.  In 2012, the DeVance Electronic Lifestyle showroom opened in Carrollton Texas, offering an environment unlike any retail storefront or big box audio video shop around. A unique and exciting experience awaits existing and prospective clients, trade partners and business associates.
In a nutshell, DeVance AV Design is an electronic systems design firm providing high-end audio video products, installation, programming, electronic automation and quality service. DeVance fosters long-term residential and commercial relationships based on integrity, trust, and respect. The entire team aligns with builders, architects, designers, and remodelers - collaborating on large-scale projects, providing professional prewire / trim out, and final stage installation, in addition to programming services for new construction homes, existing homes, and commercial spaces. The DeVance team serves their clients with devout passion and unmatched quality care throughout the process, regardless how large or small the project may be.



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