Jerry Cowan, one of the giants of the home building industry, passed away on July 29. “There are very few people who’ve had as much impact on NCHBA as Jerry Cowan did,” said Mike Carpenter, NCHBA Executive Vice President. “He was almost always the first to volunteer for any responsibility that involved membership as well as political action, legislative affairs, or any activity that needed his help. Jerry’s impact will not be forgotten and he will be dearly missed. He was a mentor to many, including home builders and others in our industry. We are inspired by and thankful for Jerry’s example of leadership and advocacy”.