Mike Means installs OSHBA 2015 president Phil Rhees. "Often, I ask the incoming president if there is someone special you would like to read the installation oath to you. Phil selected me, and I am honored," said Means.
Phil Rhees was installed as OSHBA president at the state association's annual installation banquet in early January.
Rhees is president of BMI Properties and is a long-time member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, serving as president in 2002. He is the son of a home builder - Bill Rhees, who died this past year and was past president of the Tulsa association. The younger Rhees followed in his footsteps as local president.
Rhees is a recognized leader of the association and was recognized as the Tulsa-area association "Builder of the Year" in 2000. His leadership naturally transitioned to the state level where he served as the state representative to the NAHB 2004-2011. He then was the national area chairman 2011-12. His state peers recognized Phil as the 2009 State "Builder of the Year."
Phil grew up working for his dad in the building business. He became a full-time partner of the business in 1994. Phil, his wife Gena, his son Corey and daughter Rachel are avid OSU fans.
Kurt Dinnes was installed as First Vice President/Treasurer and Dan Reeves as Vice President/Secretary. Dinnes is owner of Sun Custom Homes in Oklahoma City and Reeves is the owner of Landmark Fine Homes in Norman. They, along with outgoing president Todd Booze, will serve as the senior officers this year.
Builder Association of South Central Oklahoma was well represented at the state banquet. Among the attendees were, from left, former BASCO president Bob Thompson and wife Nancy Thompson, Certified Professional Builder committee chair Dusty Johnston, and former BASCO president Dan Reeves and wife Amy. Dan joined the state leadership ladder this year.