Building a Better Mississippi

HBAM Leadership


John Travis

John worked as a banker before forming his construction business nearly 20 years ago. Throughout his career, he has worn many hats as a residential and commercial builder as well as a developer.

In 2004, John served as the HBA of Jackson President and continues to be involved in the association as a member of the Board of Directors and participating in various committees. He is a strong advocate for the Build PAC (Political Action Committee) and is a member of their Board of Directors.

John has received various awards over the years, including the 2011 Best in Mississippi Building & Remodeling Grand Award. He is also a Certified Professional Builder and a proponent of continuing education.

John and his wife Marguerite reside in Madison and attend Highland Presbyterian Church, where he serves as a deacon.

Vice President

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.

Secretary / Treasurer

Tim Allred

Tim has been a licensed Realtor since 1999 and a licensed Broker Associate since 2009. His level of experience comes from all facets of real estate, making him one of the most diverse and experienced Realtors/Brokers in Meridian and in the surrounding area. He has an extensive construction background with more than 28 years of combined experience and is currently the owner of Heritage Building Corporation. Along with construction, Tim also is part owner of Allred Investments, LLC, which is one of the largest property management firms in Meridian. Allred Investments has serviced the area in Residential and Commercial Leasing for over 15 years.

Tim is an active member of the Home Builders Association of Meridian, where he serves as the local president. He has held various appointments on the state level as well, most recently serving as a regional vice president on the board in 2016.

Tim is married to Linda McRae Allred, and they have two daughters, Karen and Anna and son, Cliff.  Tim enjoys jogging, snow skiing, gardening, and swimming and is an avid painter and photographer.

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

Jon Pointer

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

Region II Vice President

Dale Nelson

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