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02/01/2019

BIA appoints 2019 President

See the Columbus Dispatch article here

 

Matt Callahan, vice president of land acquisition of Pulte Homes with 25 years of experience in the home building industry, was installed as the 2019 President of the Building Industry of Central Ohio (BIA) during the association's EXPO ’19 trade show at the Ohio Expo Center.

Callahan began working in the homebuilding industry in 1993. He worked in development with Dominion Homes until their assets were acquired by Pulte Homes in 2014 when he then became Pulte’s Division Vice President Land Acquisition.

"This year the BIA will be working proactively with public officials and local governments to foster an environment where homebuilders can better serve the demand in the Central Ohio Housing market” said Callahan. "We want to ensure that the Columbus region will be able to meet that demand as it relates to the future growth of the regions overall economy and the homebuilding industry’s role as a job creator."

Callahan has been active in BIA leadership throughout his career. He started attending Builders and Developers Council meetings 19 years ago. He and has served on the BIA Board of Trustees since 2012 and is a member of the BIA Executive Board.

He and his wife Suzi reside in Dublin and have four children. They enjoy vacationing together out west with family trips to the beach. In the summer they can be found attending baseball games together for fun.

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About the BIA EXPO ’19: Formerly known as NET Night, Expo'19 is central Ohio's biggest residential construction product showcase featuring nearly 100 exhibitors. The event features a  Keynote luncheon and the 2019 BIA Board of Trustees installation. The event also features speed networking, educational sessions, product showcase sessions and more.

About the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio:The Building Industry Association of Central Ohio has represented the homebuilding industry in our region for more than 75 years. The BIA's mission is to advocate for policies which will allow for our industry to meet the growing and diverse needs of our region, promote awareness of the homebuilding industry and the thousands of jobs it supports, provide a path for professional and career development and to serve as a vehicle for networking and industry collaboration.

 

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