Phil Crone

Dallas Builders Association Honors Best of The Business at ARC Awards

By Joanna England / August 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Dallas Builders Association held its annual ARC Awards gala on Aug. 18 at the Westin Galleria Dallas, and we’re pleased to see so many wonderful builders and firms get recognized for their hard work! The awards, presented in partnership with Centricity this year, are held each summer to recognize building excellence by associate members, […]

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Dallas Ordinances on Parks And Trees Need Clarity, Refinement Before Council Vote

By Contributor / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association On May 16, the Dallas City Council heard separate proposals concerning a new Park Land Dedication Ordinance and revisions to Article X, which concerns tree planting and conservation in the city limits. A vote on each is expected before the council’s July recess. My personal involvement on […]

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Phil Crone: Future of DACA and Housing Inextricably Linked

By Contributor / February 28, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association In the midst of a labor shortage of nearly 20,000 construction workers in our area, the Dallas Builders Association is looking for young people to enter into an industry that desperately needs them. Much of our outreach has centered on our area’s vocational trade school programs. These […]

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Hurricane Harvey: Know Before You Rebuild

By Contributor / September 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Special Contributor The Dallas Builders Association extends its heartfelt thoughts to our friends on the coast who are suffering from the wrath and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. To help those affected, please text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross or visit While […]

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Why Are Trees so Controversial? Dallas Builders Association’s Phil Crone Answers

By Contributor / June 27, 2017 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association Everyone loves trees, so why are they so controversial? They are the focus of years of back and forth in the Texas legislature and the subject of intense debate at several city halls and neighborhood meetings in the Dallas area. It may come as a surprise to […]

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Phil Crone: Labor Problem Easy to See, Hard to Solve

By Contributor / June 1, 2017 / 6 Comments

  By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association “The guest worker program unnecessarily lowers construction worker wages.” “Put simply, there is no construction labor shortage.” “It’s five o’clock somewhere. And maybe there’s a construction worker shortage, too, somewhere. But it’s not significant in the U.S., and it’s not very widespread.” Would you believe that […]

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