Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA) is proud to announced that member Jeff Dorner of Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, Inc. will be inducted into the WBA Hall of Fame at the WBA 2022 President’s Installation Dinner being held on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Stoney Creek 1100 Imperial Avenue, Rothschild, WI.

Jeff has been a member of DCHBA since 1990 and has been instrumental to the growth and sustainability of the local association as well as the home construction industry in Door County and the state of Wisconsin.

Jeff has served on DCHBA’s Board of Directors as a Builder Director and has held every officer position – president, secretary, and treasurer, most recently coming out of ‘officer retirement’  to assist in filling the rest of the treasurer’s term that was vacated when the elected treasurer retired.

In addition, Jeff has been the co-chairperson for DCHBA’s Showcase of Homes and Home Show.  Many committees have had the pleasure of working with Jeff including most recently DCHBA’s Strategic Plan committee and to that end has he taken on a task force leadership role to help carry out the association’s mission going in to 2022 – 2024.

Jeff has served as a mentor and resource for DCHBA members and Board members alike. He has supported the Door County high school home build program by offering his own expertise with plans, cost estimations and acquiring materials and tools. He has also volunteered to organize and work at fundraising events for the association.  As a past president of  DCHBA, he has earned a life-director position on DCHBA’s Board of Directors. He even won a member recruitment contest in 2019.

Jeff’s involvement at the State and National levels:

  • Is a WBA Life Director
  • Served as a member of the WBA nominating committee in 2016
  • Joined the WBA leadership latter as WBA Secretary in 2017
  • Navigated WBA through the year of the pandemic as president in 2020
  • President of the Building Industry Council in 2021
  • Active with the WBA Advocacy Committee for many years
  • Longtime supporter of the Building A Better PAC and Builders Direct Fund Conduit to support pro housing candidates and elected officials
  • Regularly attends International Builders Show (IBS)
  • Attends as many conferences as possible and brings other members with him

Congratulations Jeff and thank you for your dedication to the home building industry.  If you would like to join Jeff as he receives his honor, get your tickets to the WBA 2022 President’s Installation Dinner here.