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Home Builders Association of Metro Denver Launches Task Force to help fire victims, Creates PSAs for Members to Share

The HBA’s Marshall Fire Task Force recently began its regular meetings to help coordinate our industry’s sustained involvement with the rebuilding process over the coming years. The Task Force—chaired by Steve Erickson, a Louisville-based homebuilder, and Robert August, a Denver-based consultant and builder—will focus on providing clear and reputable information to the public about rebuilding, identifying ways that the HBA and its members can help expedite rebuilding, and offering strategies to address logistics, costs and other factors that will impact rebuilding.

The Task Force includes more than 20 HBA members who bring their expertise in rebuilding homes after a disaster, including builders, engineers, architects, planners and finance. Members of the Task Force include:

  • Cindy Bell, HomeAid Colorado
  • Holly Bristol, Remington Homes
  • Lauren Browne, Larsen Development
  • Matt Craffey, Capital One
  • Kristin Dean, Norris Design
  • Jonathan Falk, National Association of Home Builders
  • Shawn Fitzhugh, CTL Thompson, Inc
  • John Guilliams, KGA Studio Architects
  • Forrest Hancock, Brookfield Residential
  • Jason Hansen, Vertical Management Group
  • Rick Lambert, McStain Neighborhoods
  • Dave Lemnah, Lokal Homes
  • Carl Nelson, Century Communities
  • Matt Rankin, Taylor Morrison
  • John Stevens, Sopris Development
  • Joe Sullivan, Ascent Builders
  • David Ware, McStain Neighborhoods
  • Brad Wilkin, Thrive Home Builders
  • Jeff Willis, Berkeley Homes

We will keep members updated on the Task Force’s work and additional ways that members can get involved and support the rebuilding efforts.

In addition to the Task Force, the HBA has launched a series of PSAs to help provide consumer-protection information for homeowners preparing to rebuild or repair their homes. The PSAs will be available on the HBA’s Marshall Fire resource page at The PSAs include broadcast TV and radio spots, social media videos and graphics, and other tools to help communicate with community members about avoiding scams and dishonest contractors. PSAs will be available in English and Spanish.  We encourage members to post the videos and graphics to their social media feeds or watch the HBA’s social media channels to like and retweet the PSAs.

Please email with questions about the Task Force and the HBA’s response to the Marshall Fire.


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