Jerry Konter, a Savannah-based home builder with more than 40 years of experience, was elected 2022 Chairman of the 140,000-member National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s Leadership Council meeting in February.
Konter, who has been on the association’s leadership ladder for three years, is the founder and president of Konter Quality Homes, a company he established in 1977 in his home town of Savannah, Ga.
Home Building Experience
Konter Quality Homes continues a family tradition of over 55 years in the Savannah real estate market, anchored by three generations, including his parents and his son, Mark Konter.
“My entire career has been centered around the home building industry,” Konter said. “I face the same issues every day that my fellow NAHB members face, and I understand the challenges. It is an honor to represent this community of hard-working professionals. We love what we do, and we care about our communities and the families that move into the homes we build.”
Konter Quality Homes has constructed more than 2,000 single-family homes and 500 units in 17 communities. Konter has twice been recognized as Savannah Builder of the Year. He has also been inducted into the halls of fame of the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah and the Home Builders Association of Georgia.
Konter’s tenure as chairman began at the association’s annual International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando, where he ascended to the top of NAHB’s five-year leadership ladder. He now leads the five-person senior officer team.
I face the same issues every day that my fellow NAHB members face, and I understand the challenges.
Konter has been active in NAHB’s leadership at the local, state and national levels throughout his career, including as president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah in 1991 and president of the Home Builders Association of Georgia in 1998. At the national level, Konter chaired several NAHB committees, including land development, meetings and convention, state and local government affairs and federal government affairs. He has served as a leader in the association for more than 25 years.
Jerry Konter (center left) at the International Builder's Show. Photo: courtesy NAHB
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Konter is active in his community as a member of the Jaycees, on the board of directors of both the Savannah Humane Society and the Savannah Jewish Federation, as president of the Jewish Educational Alliance, as a trustee of the Savannah Jewish Foundation, and as a member of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Planning Commission.
Konter and his wife, Marcy, enjoy spending time with family, including their two grown children, Mark and Tess, and two grandchildren.
And the housing industry remains a family business, with Marcy serving as president of Konter Management Co. and director of customer service at Konter Quality Homes, while Mark serves as vice president of the company. Konter’s parents were active in the Savannah real estate market, founding Konter Realty in 1961.