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.

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 also develops many of our marketing campaigns and materials.

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.

Breanne Lee | Marketing Coordinator

Breanne maintains and oversees all changes of the Builder Partnerships website. She keeps in contact with our manufacturer members, to make sure their profiles are up-to-date. Breanne handles all of our social media platforms, along with outreach to our manufacturer and service providers for marketing needs and sponsorship opportunities.

Sevaugh Huntington | IT Operations Manager

Sevaughn maintains the Builder Partnerships database tasks, in-house help desk support, ad-hoc query requests for upper management. She also offers an IT perspective on solutions for new business ideas.

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.

Pat Curry | Newsletter Editor

Pat edits our builder newsletter, Monthly Briefing. She also writes and edits articles and news releases about Shinn Consulting and Builder Partnerships.

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.

Christie Young | Relationship Manager

Christie works closely with our builder members to retain the best relationships and to verify our builder members are receiving the best rebate possible. She is also reaching out to our builder members to set up meetings with our manufacturer members.

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.

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.

Todd Ullom | Consultant

Todd has over 25 years of experience as a home building software executive, homebuilder, and market strategist, holding senior executive positions with both private and public companies within the housing industry. He has worked with over 200 builders of all sizes on software selection, business process re-engineering and business strategy development for executive, field, and back offices. As a senior consultant with Shinn Consulting, Todd helps home builders establish effective construction and operational controls and enhance management techniques to increase profitability. He has been on both sides of the software sales process and is very pragmatic in his approach to evaluating software to ensure it truly meets the business objectives for each builder.

Rick Buchholz | Consultant

Rick has enjoyed over 35 years working in all aspects of residential building and development including land acquisition, land development and vertical construction. He joined Shinn Consulting in 2019, and specializes in land acquisition and development, production systems and controls, and streamlining management processes. Rick is also a regular speaker at management seminars.

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.

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