NATHANIEL "NAT" W. HODGSON III Nathaniel "Nat" W. Hodgson III, compassionate and full of life husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the age of 59. Born August 24, 1964, to Gail and Nathaniel Hodgson II, Nat grew up in Fort Meade, Maryland, later joining the Marine Corps in December of 1982 where he was honorably discharged from the position of crew chief after six years of service. Nat's steadfast commitment to selfless sacrifice and serving others, coupled with his strong family values would be the catalyst to his future successes and memorable attributes. With his unmatched work ethic and engaging personality, Nat was onboarded by Pulte Homes in 1993 as superintendent, launching his career in the homebuilder industry.
As he prepared for the next step in his professional journey in 2011, Nat was the vice president of construction and customer service and becoming a recognizable figure throughout the construction industry. Having received several awards, including Builder Member of the Year from the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, he was also appointed by Governor Gibbons in 2008 to serve as member of the Nevada State Contractors Board; a term he held for four years that highlighted his passion for strengthening consumer protection initiatives and upholding the laws and integrity of contractor licensure. In this capacity, Nat served as member of the Residential Recovery Fund Committee, which awarded consumers damaged by licensed contractors financial recourse. Following his tenure at Pulte Homes, Nat was hired as executive director for the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association in July of 2012, rising to the position of chief executive officer.
In his final professional role, Nat's legacy would be further shaped by his ability to foster innovative and positive changes for the homebuilder community. Nat's unwavering ability to connect with others underscored the noteworthy impressions he left so many with. His ear-to-ear grin and contagious laughter coupled with his compassionate motives, devotion to affect positive changes, and loyalty to friends and family will forever remain the imprint of our minds for a lifetime to come.
Nat’s contributions to the founding of SNTHS cannot be overstated. Suffice it to say, we would not be here but for his efforts!