Al Trellis has 25 years of experience as a custom home builder and consultant for the home building industry. He is a co-founder of Home Builders Network, which provides management consulting, marketing, residential design, and land planning for home builders throughout the United States and Canada. Collectively, their clients build 3,000 homes per year, for a sales value of $1.2 billion. Six of their clients have been awarded the prestigious “America’s Best Builder” award through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Working with Design Basics, the leading home plan service for builders, HBN created the Neighborhood in a Box series of house plans. The series offers an entire community of compatible plans for builders, including multiple elevations. HBN has seven series of plans currently available through Design Basics in addition to creating approximately 100 custom plans a year directly for builder clients. Al is the author of many books on residential construction, including his most recent book “Building with an Attitude.” He has served as chairman of the NAHB Custom Builder, Education, and Business Management committees. As chairman of the Custom Builder Committee, he helped create the Custom Builder Symposium, and chaired the symposium for its first five years. A frequent speaker at national and local seminars and workshops, Al has been consistently rated as one of the country’s leading speakers at the NAHB National Convention.