Building Industry Association adds Erin J. Wriston of Kingston Homes to its board

Erin J. Wriston and Elsa Temme
Erin J. Wriston and Elsa Temme

BIA grows its communication staff with Elsa Temme

VANCOUVER – Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIA) adds Erin J. Wriston to its board of directors. Wriston is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Kingston Homes and has been a member of the BIA for 12 years.

“Erin’s leadership and innovation in the building and construction industry has made Kingston Homes a powerhouse of design and quality,” stated Caleb Blanton, BIA president and construction manager at New Traditions Homes. “The energy and vision that Erin brings to each project is exactly the strengths we look for in BIA leadership.”

Wriston has more than 20 years of residential land development expertise rooted in Clark County. Under her leadership, Kingston Homes has developed thousands of lots in Southwest Washington. During the economic downturn she embarked on launching a residential building company which positioned Kingston Homes as a top homebuilder that is well-respected by trade partners, the building industry, and the community.

“The BIA has been the backbone of Southwest Washington’s building and construction industry for more than 50 years,” said Wriston, BIA Board Member and CEO of Kingston Homes. “The strength of our community depends on the vision and leadership of our homebuilders. I am grateful to serve this worthy association during this critical time for housing and land development.”

Kingston Homes was formed in 2011 with a seasoned team of home building experts. Over the years, Kingston has become known for ahead of the crowd design and top-notch quality standards. Wriston credits an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication for Kingston’s success.

In addition to the BIA’s board appointment, the association is growing its internal communications staff with Elsa Temme as its communications and outreach manager. Temme is a recent graduate of Washington State University Vancouver where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture. She is a native resident of Clark County where she enjoys running, the outdoors, and creating motion graphics.

“My role at the BIA is crucial to connecting our members with critical information regarding industry news, community issues like housing affordability, and events,” stated Temme. “As a young designer, this position provides endless opportunities to create and innovate new visual ways to communicate.”

The Building Industry Association of Clark County is a local trade association integrated with the Building Industry Association of Washington at the state level and National Association of Homebuilders at the national level. For more information regarding the Building Industry Association of Clark County or about BIA membership email or visit

The Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of all businesses involved with real estate, land development, homebuilding, and construction.

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