The Team at
Builder Partnerships

Our Team

Charles C. Shinn, Jr., PhD | President

Builder Partnerships and Shinn Consulting founder Charles C. (Chuck) Shinn Jr. has been focused on improving management standards and profitability within the home building industry for 50 years. He has led management training programs across North America, helping home builders cut costs, improve operations, and increase profits. Chuck also has worked with manufacturers as cochair of NAHB's Leading Suppliers Council. He holds a BA in economics and an MBA and PhD in business administration.

Emma S. Shinn, CPA, MBA | V.P., CFO

Emma is a CPA with an MBA in accounting from the College of Business Administration at American University in Washington, DC. She is the author of Accounting and Financial Management for Residential Construction. Emma has the unique ability to explain accounting and financial principles to non-accountants to allow them to utilize these concepts in the management process. She is a regular speaker at management seminars and national and regional conferences. Since 1993, Emma has conducted an annual financial and operational survey and analysis of more than 100 home builders.

Marla Blackard | Rebate Administrator

Marla inputs and oversees all builder rebate submissions, along with outreach to our builder members to maintain our excellent relationships. She also pulls together the manufacturer reconciliations and accounting reports monthly. Marla is our main contact to set up our new manufacturer programs.

Zac Degnan | Relationship Manager

Zac works to connect and support our manufacturer members with our builder members, to gain personal relationships between the two. He also works with our manufacturer members to provide them with our up-to-date information and reports.

Chris Dos | Senior Systems Engineer

Chris is our main contact for information technology systems design and support. Chris also assists with help desk and server support, cyber security, email support and hardware purchasing and upgrades.

Ed Hauck | Consultant

Ed spent 22 years with Rouse Chamberlin Homes in the Philadelphia area. Thanks' to Ed's leadership, Rouse enjoyed industry-leading, low direct construction costs. As senior consultant with Shinn Consulting, Ed is a regular speaker at management seminars and provides training, coaching and consulting to help builders around the country reduce direct construction cost, streamline operations, and guide the new product design towards efficiency and cost control.

Breanne Lee | Marketing Coordinator

Breanne handles all of our social media platforms, along with outreach to our manufacturer and service providers for marketing needs and sponsorship opportunities. She also maintains and oversees all changes of the Builder Partnerships website.

Rick Maurer | Director of Business Development & Consultant

Rick is recruiting building material manufacturers, negotiating membership agreements, rebates, and marketing programs.

Also, as a consultant with Shinn Consulting, Rick is working with builders across the country to streamline their purchasing processes and procedures, as well as presenting at educational seminars. Rick has more than 20 years of experience in the home building industry, with more than 10 years as director of purchasing. He has expertise in product design, costing, and construction management of sales offices, design centers, and community amenities. He is also a speaker at purchasing and estimating seminars.

Terry Nickels | Chief Administrative Officer

Terry administers all day-to-day operations and administrative activities of Builder Partnerships. He works on project implementations, manages relationships with our manufacturers, builders, and vendors. Terry has a B.A. in Business Administration and has been with Builder Partnerships since 2015. Prior to his coming to Builder Partnerships, Terry had 15+ years of experience in the financial services industry. His roles have varied from CFO, VP of Finance, Financial and Operations Principal, Controller, and others in firms with revenue streams up to and exceeding $500 million.

Zabdiel Pimentel | Relationship Manager

Zabdiel works with our builder members with submissions, reports and providing up-to-date information on our manufacturers. He also facilitates relationships between our builder members and our manufacturer members, to gain personal relationships between the two.

Lisa Putnam | Program Manager

Lisa coordinates our educational events and manages our award program. She is involved in the administration and tracking of Shinn Consulting initiatives. Lisa is the editor of our Monthly Briefing newsletter and develops many of our marketing campaigns and materials.

Jim Weigel | Consultant

Jim has a BA in economics from the University of Colorado; and an MBA in finance from the University of Denver. As a partner of a Denver-based home builder, Jim was CFO and COO, responsible for land acquisition and development, finance, and other operations and departments including warranty and sales, and marketing. During this time, revenues increased from under $5M to over $80M annually. As a senior consultant with Shinn Consulting, Jim consults on management, marketing, operations, finance, quality and valuation issues for small and large organizations, specializing in effective ownership, owner transition, and results-management systems.

Emma Jane Wildermuth | Event Coordinator

Emma Jane coordinates the logistics for our seminars, trade shows, builder group meetings and virtual events. She manages Home Builder University (HBU) and Webinar Wednesday. Emma Jane also provides support for our consultants and assists with meeting facilitation.

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