Rick Betenbough, a co-founder of Texas-based Betenbough Homes, No. 46 on the 2023 Builder 100, died Friday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, reports local newspaper the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. He was 59.

Betenbough founded the company with his father, Ron Betenbough, in 1992. He served as CEO since inception and more recently moved to the role of chairman of the board for Betenbough Cos. He is being remembered for his faith, philanthropy, and wide-ranging impact on the home building industry.

David Jordan, president of the West Texas Home Builders Association, shared a statement praising Betenbough's contributions to Lubbock and West Texas.

“Rick Betenbough was a home building innovator and giant in our community," Jordan wrote. "His leadership building Betenbough Homes has provided thousands of families with the blessing of a home, but more than that his legacy will be marked by his heart, faith, and service to our community. He was a valued member of WTHBA and we will miss him dearly."

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