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Standard Pacific CEO resigns

BY Brae Canlen

Standard Pacific Homes, the Southern California-based home builder, has announced that CEO Ken Campbell is leaving the company. Campbell will resign from his role as CEO and member of the board of directors on Jan. 1, 2012.

Scott Stowell, the company’s president, will now begin to assume day-to-day management of the company, according to a Jan. 12 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Stowell will receive the title of CEO and will join the board of directors in January.

“I have served as Standard Pacific Homes’ CEO for almost three years, which is about as long as a restructuring guy like me should stick around,” said Campbell in a prepared statement. He added that the company’s sales growth this summer is “a strong indicator that our move-up strategy and land acquisition program is going to be successful.”

Stowell served as president of Standard Pacific since March 2011 and previously served as chief operating officer since 2007. He joined the company in 1986 and has held progressive roles, including president of the Orange County division and president of the Southern California region.

Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s largest home builders, has built more than 113,000 homes during its 45-year history.  The company operates in many of the largest housing markets in the country, including California, Florida, Arizona, the Carolinas, Texas, Colorado and Nevada.

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Obit: Jim Guest, longtime 84 Lumber exec

BY Brae Canlen

Jim Guest, 58, passed away on Sept. 5 of cancer. Guest was a 35-year employee of 84 Lumber and lived in Washington, Pa. He joined the company in 1976 and worked a number of jobs, eventually becoming director of associate development. 

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Linda Lee Guest, and two adult daughters, Anna Guest-Jelley and Julia Guest. For more information or to add or view tributes, visit beinhauer.com.

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In Houston, building science attracts a crowd

BY HBSDealer Staff

More than 50 residential builders and remodelers attended an all-day Houston Building Science and Energy Forum held at the Houston Dow Center.

Hosted by Dow Building Solutions and the Greater Houston Builders’ Association (GHBA), presentations addressed the building and energy challenges specific to hot and humid climates, and outlined changes to 2012 Houston energy codes.

The event kicked off with a keynote address from Doug Garrett, Building Performance and Comfort. During his presentation, Garrett discussed new technologies from Dow Building Solutions that address indoor comfort and exterior durability in hot, humid climates.

All the proceeds from the forum are being donated to HomeAid Houston, a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that partners with local builders and vendors to create transitional housing for Houston’s homeless.

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