Board of Directors
Rochelle Horn, CKD
- President –The Chapter President is the leader of the Council who presides at all Chapter Council and chapter meetings. He or She oversees all chapter activity including the performance of officers and committee chairs, and establishes “house rules” to keep the chapter running smoothly by encouraging all Council members to work as a team. This is a two year term and the officer may self-nominate for a second two (2) year term.
Rochelle Horn got her feet wet in the industry selling carpet, draperies and furniture for the family business. When the business sold in the mid 1970’s she started a cleaning and maintenance company to clean the carpet, upholstery and draperies to her previous clients in the then small retirement community south of Tucson. That business grew to include water and fire restoration work and is still in business today.
She left Arizona in 1988 and moved to Los Angeles with her two young children to work for a large Insurance restoration company that was one of the few union shops left in Southern California. She was the manager of interiors and it was determined she should learn more about the construction/structural end of the business. Her mentor was an older gentleman who wrote his estimates “on the back of old envelopes” and taught her how to scope, estimate and manage projects. The experience was priceless. Rochelle would meet with homeowners who had suffered an insurance loss such a fire, flood or earthquake. She would determine what it would take to get them back to their “pre-loss” state however most wanted to use the funds from the loss to remodel or renovate their homes. She would design and often value engineer the scope to facilitate their dream project while staying sensitive to the budget. Those same skills translated very well into full service remodeling.
In 1995 she moved to Phoenix became a licensed general contractor and worked for several large remodeling firms in the valley. In 2002 she became a Certified Kitchen Designer and went on to win NARI’s Contractor of the Year Award for a Kitchen remodel over $60,000 in 2003, 2005 & 2008. She also entered Decora` cabinetry Design Contest and was named the West Region Designer in 2005.
Rochelle has been very active in the local chapter of NKBA since 2003 serving as Treasurer for 2 terms, VP of Government Relations 2 years and currently Chapter Representative and 3rd term as President. Through her tenure on the board she was instrumental in helping to creating Tucson and Southern Arizona as a sub chapter and eventually becoming a full chapter entity of its own.
She enjoys spending time with her daughter and daughter-in-laws as well as 8 amazing grandchildren. Rochelle loves to travel and is dedicated to personal growth and development.
Laura Eagan, CKD
- Secretary/Treasurer – The Secretary/Treasurer supervises/handles all the financial affairs and record keeping responsibilities for the chapter. This includes payables, receivables, developing an annual budget, taking minutes at meetings, supervising chapter elections and maintaining chapter records.
- VP Membership – The Membership Chair executes membership campaign initiatives, new membership recruitment and retention of current members.