From Staff Reports
The Dallas Builders Association has awarded the 2018 Hugh Prather Trophy to John Todd of Elite Remodeling. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the association and has been presented annually for the past 68 years to a builder, remodeler, or developer member who has done the most for the betterment of the North Texas region.
The 2018 presentation was made during the Dallas Builders Association’s Leadership Retreat held Oct. 25. At the retreat, 2017 Prather recipient Donnie Evans of Altura Homes presented the award.
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.
John Todd is a very strong supporter of numerous charitable efforts, the Dallas Builders Association, and the housing industry as a whole. He has been a very active member for 14 years and was elected an Honored Life Director in 2016.
The honoree not only donates materials to local community organizations, but also offers donations in his clients’ names, regularly contributing funds to Genesis Women’s Shelter, City Place, and The Small World Charity.
Todd organized a bathroom remodel at no cost for a disabled veteran who needed accessibility. He also organized a kitchen remodel — again at no cost — for Frisco Family Services, a local organization that helps individuals facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs.
“He strives to raise accountability industry-wide and is a great champion of setting standards of excellence,” stated Evans during the presentation. “John Todd collaborates with other leaders within the remodeling and building industry for the purpose of enhancing better business practices.
Todd is a significant supporter of the associate membership. He served as a very hands-on chairman of both the Dallas BA’s Education Committee for several years and for the ARC Awards.