By Phil Crone
Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association



Unlike prior years, 2019 will not be full steam ahead for our area’s housing market. The predicted return to normalcy after a run of several frenzied years will be hard to characterize with a broad brush (though many will try). While more nuanced and complicated than before, there will be no shortage of opportunities and no reason why we cannot continue to be the envy of the nation.

Looking ahead, here are four things to watch in the year to come and why they matter:


We make no effort to hide the fact that we LOVE the Dallas Builders Association. They are some of the best people you will ever meet, from their officers to the builder members, who are rock solid characters. These are the guys and gals I want around me should all hell break loose in the world. Plus builder members of the DBA don’t leave clients hanging. If your builder is NOT a member of the DBA, he or she SHOULD be. 

One of our favorite’s is Dallas Builders Association Executive Officer Phil Crone. He’s young, he’s passionate, and he is devoted to the DBA and home building.

But now, we understand his focus on another kind of devotion: Phil and his fiancee, Heidi Miller, were married on Saturday, March 3, in a small backyard ceremony — where else — at the new home they recently built in East Dallas.

Heidi hails from Mesquite and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, where she also played on a tennis scholarship. She has a Master’s degree and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in sports management while working as a teacher and tennis coach at Reedy High School in Frisco.

Phil is originally from the small northern Indiana town of North Liberty. Which makes him a midwesterner, even better! He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a Juris Doctorate from SMU. He has worked for the Dallas BA since 2006, and became its Executive Officer in 2013.

The couple met while competing in a local adult kickball league.

And get this: Phil proposed to Heidi July 4, on their home’s newly poured foundation.  It just doesn’t get any better! (more…)