84R5080 CJM-D
  By: Hughes H.R. No. 168
         WHEREAS, Joe Carlyle of Troup, the 2014 president of the
  Texas Association of Builders, indeed merits special recognition
  for his notable service; and
         WHEREAS, As president, Mr. Carlyle was responsible not only
  for overseeing the leadership and staff of the Texas Association of
  Builders, but also for representing the interests of the
  organization's 9,500 member firms; he worked diligently to protect
  the positive building environment and affordable housing prices in
  Texas, and in so doing, he strengthened his industry and brought
  home ownership within the reach of many first-time buyers; and
         WHEREAS, Before his election as president, Mr. Carlyle
  served as secretary and as first vice president of the Texas
  Association of Builders, and he continues to guide the organization
  as its immediate past president for 2015; and
         WHEREAS, Highly respected in his field, Mr. Carlyle has owned
  and operated Carlyle Homes for more than two decades, having
  previously worked for his family's building supply company and a
  large lumber business; he received his education at Tyler Community
  College and The University of Texas at Austin; and
         WHEREAS, This esteemed Texan is also active in his community;
  he currently is a member of the Troup City Council and the Tyler
  Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee, and he has
  held leadership positions with the National Association of Home
  Builders and the Tyler Area Builders Association, which named him
  Builder of the Year in 1998; he has further benefited his fellow
  citizens as a volunteer firefighter, a Sunday school teacher, and a
  member of the Tyler Junior College Alumni Board; and
         WHEREAS, Through his commitment to excellence and his
  dedication to the building community, Joe Carlyle sets an inspiring
  example of leadership, and he has earned the respect and admiration
  of all who know him; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 84th Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Joe Carlyle for his achievements as
  president of the Texas Association of Builders and extend to him
  sincere best wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Carlyle as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.