The Dallas Builders Association has awarded the 2019 Hugh Prather Trophy to Donny Mack of Mack Professionals/Beaver Builders. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association and has been presented annually for the past 69 years to a builder, remodeler or developer member who has done the most for the betterment of the North Texas region.
The 2019 presentation was made during the Dallas BA’s 75th Anniversary Celebration and Installation of Leadership, presented Sept. 27 by StrucSure Home Warranty.
The award was named for the Association’s first president, Hugh Prather, in hopes that his principles would serve as a guide for future generations of builders. It is not meant to be simply a “Builder of the Year,” but something more that reflects credit to the building industry.
Past recipients include home building icons such as Dave Fox, W.W. Caruth Jr., Bob Folsom, Fred Roach, Kent Conine, Tommy Ford, George Lewis and Harold Pollman.
2018 Prather recipient John Todd of Elite Remodeling presented the award.
Donny Mack has been an extremely active member for over two decades, serving as president of the Dallas BA in 2008, as well as president of the Greater Denton Division and chairman of both the Education and Government Relations Committees. He is a Green Built Parade of Homes™ builder and a long-time supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.
Mack served as the Builder Captain for the Association’s HomeAid project to build a facility for victims of domestic abuse for the Denton County Friends of the Family.
He also assisted the Denton ISD in the design and criteria for the LeGrone Advanced Technology Complex, a state-of-the-art technology center that provides high school students with professional training to prepare them for tomorrow’s high-demand careers. Mack built an energy efficient ICF home and donated net proceeds to the Technology Complex.
Donny Mack is passionate about education. He holds several professional certifications and has been honored twice as Designee of the Year by the Dallas BA and was named Graduate Master Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders. He has served on the National Board of Governors for the Certified Graduate Remodeler program for more than 10 years and has chaired the National Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Board of Governors.
He is not only a veteran instructor at the Dallas BA, but just last year became an NAHB Master Instructor, an achievement that only 12 other individuals in the entire nation have attained.
Mack has often said that “anyone who makes a living in this industry has a moral obligation to give back to the industry.”
About the Dallas Builders Association
The Dallas Builders Association (www.dallasbuilders.com – consumers / www.dallasbuilders.org - members) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting new home ownership, industry advancements and community good works. The Dallas BA covers a 10-county area of some 8,318 square miles with a population of almost 4.75 million. Its membership includes builders, developers and remodelers in addition to associates — suppliers, vendors and associated businesses and services.