The Texas Builders Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Association of Builders, was established on February 5, 2010 to serve as a resource to students, the residential construction industry, and the citizens of the State of Texas.  Its mission is to support and develop the future of Texas’ construction workforce and facilitate the charitable activities of the residential construction industry.

Scholarships are awarded every year for the upcoming fall semester.  Download the Scholarship Guidebook.

The fall 2019 scholarship auto-fill application is here. The Foundation will match your application to the scholarship opportunity for which you are qualified. Completed applications are due to the office by March 15, 2019.

Additionally, the Foundation participates in housing-related charitable activities and is available as a resource to communities that have suffered major disasters such as tornadoes, flooding or wildfires and can provide information to residents on the rebuilding process.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Texas Builders Foundation is representative of the diversity of building industry professionals. The 2018 Trustees are:

Michael Biggerstaff, Chairman, President, Biggerstaff Homes, Inc., San Angelo, TX
David R. Miller, Vice Chairman, President, McDougal Construction LLC, Lubbock, TX
Daniel Alford, Partner, Water ReNu LLC, Plano, TX
Alan Amos, Satterwhite Log Homes, Longview, TX
Steve Bolt, Rems Building & Construction LLC, Lufkin, TX
Honorable Drew Darby, President, Surety Title Company, San Angelo, TX
Chad Decker, President and CEO, Decker Custom Homes, Inc., San Angelo, TX
Steve DeVoe, President and CEO, Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., San Carlos, CA
Tommy Ford, Tommy Ford Construction, Dallas, TX
Tim Jackson, President and CEO, Tim Jackson Custom Homes Inc, Fairview, TX
Boyd Johnston, Johnston Homes, Inc., Amarillo, TX
Barry Kahn, Hettig/Kahn Holdings, Inc., Houston, TX
Daniel B. Markson, Senior Vice President of Development, The NRP Group, San Antonio, TX
Jana McAllister, Partner, Tommy Ford Construction, Dallas, TX
Rick McGuire, McGuire Builders, Inc., Lubbock, TX
Michael Mishler, Mishler Builders, Inc., Rockwall, TX
M. Scott Norman, Jr., Executive Director, Texas Association of Builders, Austin, TX
Sue Ann Pinger, Pinger and Co. LLC, Austin, TX
James Rodriguez, Fox Energy Specialists, Fort Worth, TX
Steve Sorrells, Sorrells and Company, LLC, Waco, TX

Endowments and Major Gifts

A growing community of endowments and major gifts makes it possible for the Texas Builders Foundation to continue opening doors to building the American Dream.  Download our Endowments and Major Gifts Portfolio.

The Foundation is grateful for the support of the following companies and individuals who have established Endowments:

Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., “The Kelly-Moore Paints Endowment”
Michael Biggerstaff, “Michael Biggerstaff Homes, Inc. Endowment”
Home Builders Association of San Angelo, “HBA of San Angelo $25,000 Associates Group Endowment”
Home Builders Association of San Angelo, “Concho Valley Legacy Endowment”
Patsy Smith, “The Herman and Patsy Smith Charitable Foundation Endowment”
Water ReNu LLC, “Water ReNu LLC Endowment”

The Board of Trustees is pleased to recognize these Major Donors who have made unrestricted gifts of $5,000 or more to the Texas Builders Foundation. Thank you for your support and generosity.

Ronnie DeFord, Duncanville, TX
Tommy Ford, Dallas, TX
Barry Kahn, Houston, TX
Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc., Hurst, TX
George Lewis, Dallas, TX
Edward and Brenda Martin Foundation, Austin, TX
MLAW Consultants & Engineers, Austin, TX
T. Boone Pickens, Dallas, TX
Keller Webster, Dallas, TX
Kathryn "Toy" Wood, Houston, TX
Woodson Wholesale, Inc., Lexington, TX

Scholarship Recipients

Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in student scholarships. These individuals – the future of the residential construction industry – are to be commended for their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, work ethic and leadership potential.

Scholarship recipients for the fall 2018 semester are:
Jonathan Alvarez, Sulphur Springs, Texas A&M University
Armando Avelar, Azle, Tarrant County College
Michael Bonugli, Wimberley, Texas State Technical College-Waco
Rebecca Cantu, La Feria, Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
Joshua Covarrubias, Saginaw, Tarrant County College
Tyler Emo, Wylie, Texas A&M University
Emily “Kate” Gause, Helotes, Texas A&M University
Michael Good, San Antonio, St. Phillip’s College
Dawson Helms, Maud, Texarkana College
Kaleb Henning, Refugio, Texas State University
Bryan Hurtado, Yoakum, Blinn College-Bryan
Jose Ipina, Laredo, Laredo Community College
Shannon Kay, Robinson, Texas Tech University
Abbigail McNiel, Jarrell, Texas State University
Manuel Melgar, Fort Worth, University of Texas at Arlington
Wyatt Pahl, College Station, Texas A&M University
Ricardo Perez, Alvarado, Tarrant County College
Ricardo Rios, Laredo, Laredo Community College
Kobie Stephens, Montgomery, Tulsa Welding School
Edward Valencia, Hereford, Amarillo College
McKinnon White, Longview, University of Texas at Tyler
Scholarship recipients for the fall 2017 semester are:
Elmer Chandomi, Laredo, Laredo Community College
Ivan Chavez, Dallas, Lincoln College of Technology
Javier Espinoza, Jr., Los Fresnos, Texas A&M University
Santos Garcia, Venus, Hill College
Isaac Hernandez, Chilton, Texas State Technical College-Waco
Austin Luchak, Houston, Texas A&M University
Dakota Miller, Corsicana, Texas A&M University
Brady Newman, Tyler, Blinn College-College Station
Adolph Smith, Center, Texas State University
Elijah Washington, Missouri City, University of Texas-San Antonio
Scholarship recipients for the fall 2016 semester are:
Alan Aguilar, San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Stephen Barrett, San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Joel Guel, Jr., San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Caleb Hall, Montgomery, Texas A&M University
Leonel Hernandez, Alvarado, Tarrant County College (South)
Larry Johnson, Mt. Pleasant, Texas State Technical College-Waco
Logan Little, Ballinger, Howard College-Big Spring
Kyle Real, Adkins, The University of Texas at San Antonio
John Schlinke, Blanco, San Antonio College
Jacob Zabel, Ingleside, Texas A&M University
Scholarship recipients for the fall 2015 semester:
Brayden Blanton, Victoria, Texas A&M University
Leonel Hernandez, Jr., Alvarado, Tarrant County Community College
Carmen Oviedo, Houston, University of Texas at San Antonio
Isaac Rodriguez, Atascsa, St. Philip’s College
N.D. Hopkins Scholarship Awards for the spring 2015:
Lauro Sanchez, Construction Education Foundation
Scholarship recipients for the fall 2014 semester:
Alan Aguilar, San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio
Paige Engel, College Station, Texas A&M University
Armando Fernandez, San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio
Joel Hartmangruber, Fort Worth, University of Texas at Arlington
Gilbert Noriega, San Antonio, St. Philip’s College
Eduardo Rodriguez, San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio
Fausto Tello, Houston, Texas A&M University
Jose Villarreal, San Antonio, St. Philip’s College
Gerald Walsh, San Antonio, St. Philip’s College
Scholarship recipients for the fall 2013 semester:
Matthew Hunt Greeves, Kingwood, Sam Houston State University
Skye Alexis Terrell, Houston, Prairie View A&M University
Scholarship recipients for the fall 2012 semester:
Ethan Andrew Arismendez, Lubbock, Lubbock Christian University
Travis Aquilla Calhoun, San Marcos, Texas State University
Austin Wayne Everett, League City, Texas State University
Tamesheka Ravon Nutall, Waco, Texas State Technical College-Waco
Nicole Marie Walas, Austin, Texas A&M University
Scholarship recipients for the fall 2011 semester:
Anthony Alba, Laredo, Texas A&M University
Tanner Davis, Lubbock, South Plains College
Mindy Hamilton, Longview, East Texas Baptist University
Brian Matthes, Lubbock, South Plains College

Founding Donors

The Texas Builders Foundation gratefully recognizes the following as Founding Donors:

Randy Bayer
Compliance Resources, Inc.
Ron Connally
Chad Decker
Ronnie DeFord
Richard Dunham
Tommy Ford
Jerry Garcia
Barry Kahn
George Lewis
John Loyd
T. Justin MacDonald
Edward and Brenda Martin Foundation
M. Scott Norman, Jr.
Walter Pate
T. Boone Pickens
The Honorable David Swinford
Texas Panhandle Builders Association
Tyler Area Builders Association
Lorraine Urey
Terry Weaver
Kathryn “Toy” Wood

Foundation Supporters

All donations are welcome and appreciated. Our individual supporters have contributed from $10 to thousands of dollars, allowing the Texas Builders Foundation to award student scholarships and to help Texans rebuild their homes and their lives following catastrophic events.

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Board of Trustees

  • Chairman, Michael Biggerstaff, San Angelo
  • Vice Chairman, David Miller, Lubbock
  • Daniel Alford, Plano
  • Alan Amos, Longview
  • Steve Bolt, Lufkin
  • Honorable Drew Darby, San Angelo
  • Chad Decker, San Angelo
  • Steve DeVoe, San Carlos, CA
  • Tommy Ford, Dallas
  • Tim Jackson, Fairview
  • Boyd Johnston, Amarillo
  • Barry Kahn, Houston
  • Daniel B. Markson, San Antonio
  • Jana McAllister, Dallas
  • Rick McGuire, Lubbock
  • Mike Mishler, Rockwall
  • M. Scott Norman, Jr., Austin
  • Sue Ann Pinger, Austin
  • James Rodriguez, Fort Worth
  • Steve Sorrells, Waco



The Texas Builders Foundation is organized exclusively as a private charitable foundation within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. All contributions to the foundation are tax deductible.

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