Building a Better Mississippi

HBAM Leadership


Kenneth Estes

Kenneth established his construction business in 1994 along with his wife, Norma Jean.  Longtime resident of Saltillo, Kenneth has been a member of the Home Builders Association for twenty years and has served as local President of Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Northeast MS in 2006, 2007 and again since 2013.  He has served on HBAM’s Board of Directors since 2005.

Kenneth is a Certified Professional Remodeler and serves on the board for the Mississippi Housing Institute. He is an Ambassador of Eight Days of Hope and both he and Norma Jean strive to make a difference in their youth lives.

Vice President

John Travis

John stated out in Finance before forming his construction business nearly 20 years ago.  John is both a residential and commercial builder as well as a developer.

He served as the HBA of Jackson President in 2004 and continues to be involved in the association by serving on its Board of Directors, and committees.  John has served on HBAM’s Board of Directors for many years and currently serves on several committees and the Build PAC Board of Directors. 

John is a Certified Professional Builder and a recipient of the 2011 Best in Mississippi Grand Award. 

John and wife Marguerite reside in Madison and attend Highland Presbyterian Church.

Secretary / Treasurer

David Saulters

David’s role as a realtor and a builder has allowed him a different perspective while participating and serving in the Home Builders Association for nearly ten (10) years. He and his wife, Christa, now own a RE/MAX Real Estate Partners in Hattiesburg in addition to being involved in new construction and renovation.

David is a Certified Professional Builder who has served as a President of the Greater Hattiesburg Home Builders Association. Additionally, David has represented Region 4 as Regional Vice President for several years. He remains an active member in the initiatives of each association.

Associates Vice President

Billy Ray

Billy has been a member of the Home Builders Association for nearly ten (10) years.  Billy is a NAHB Gold Key member and contributes to the HBAJ Build PAC. 

Billy has served as co-chair for the HBA of Jackson home show and on its board of directors since 2010. In addition to HBAM, Billy is a member of the Association for Builders and Contractors of Mississippi, American Subcontractors Association and the Mississippi Concrete Industries Association.  He remains an active member in the initiatives of each association.

Billy and his wife Cynde are members of St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson.  They have one daughter, Katie Ray Myler, who lives in Nebraska

Region I Vice President

Skip Miller

Local Territories:  Corinth-Alcorn HBA, North Central HBA and North MS HBA

Region II Vice President

Diane Sprouse

Local Territories: Golden Triangle HBA, Delta Chapter HBA, Greneda HBA and Meridian HBA

Region III Vice President

Steven Smith

Local Territories: HBA of Jackson, HBA of Mid Mississippi and HBA of Vicksburg

Region IV Vice President

Kyle Hamlett

Local Territories: Natchez HBA, Southwest MS HBA, Greater Hattiesburg HBA and East Central MS HBA

Region V Vice President

Greg Smith

Local Territories:  Southeast MS HBA, Pearl River County HBA, MS Gulf Coast HBA and Stone County HBA