General Manager, Khalifa, Inc.
Anwar Khalifa grew up in Dallas and moved to East Texas out of high school. He attended Kilgore College where he received an Associate of Science degree. He then attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. To further his education, Anwar attained a Masters Degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina. After working as a project and sales engineer, he entered the home-building business in 1993. He received his Graduate Master Builder designation from the National Association of Home Builders in 1998. He received the Texas Star Builder designation from the Texas Residential Construction Commission in June 2007, one of the first 50 builders to receive this designation. In May 2008, Anwar received the Certified Green Professional designation, the first in East Texas, and in 2011, he was one of the first in the nation to receive the designation Master Certified Green Professional. Anwar is proud that all the homes are built “Gold” verified GREEN; abiding by the strictest of the National Association of Home Builders “Green” Building guidelines.
Pyramid Homes, under the direction of Mr. Khalifa, was awarded the opportunity to build two research homes in 2011 for the University of Texas at Tyler. These homes’ purposes are indoor air quality and energy efficiency research.
Having purchased a custom home himself, Mr. Khalifa understands his customers’ needs and concerns. He strives to make his customer’s building/buying experience as pleasant and smooth as possible, and he wants them to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. He is a member of the Tyler Economic Development Council, Tyler Area Builder’s Association, Texas Association of Builders, National Association of Home Builders, The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau, Greater Tyler Association of Realtors, the Women’s Council of Realtors, The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council, and the Smith County Republican Club.
Anwar believes strongly in serving the community. He serves on the boards of the Tyler Area’s Builder Association, Next Step Community Solutions (formerly Sister Communities Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), Samaritan Counseling Center of Tyler, East Texas Cares (formerly Tyler AIDS Services), Tyler Together Race Relations, and the City of Tyler’s Keep Tyler Beautiful Board. He is also on the steering committee for the Tyler Ministerial Alliance. He has served as a volunteer chaplain for the Tyler Police Department, on the boards of Adolescent Development & Prevention Tyler, the Freedom & Justice foundation, the East Texas Islamic Society, and the Council on American Islamic Relations DFW.
Anwar has taught as a Construction Management Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the Texas Human Rights Commission in April of 2004. Anwar served his term till March 2009.
Anwar received the Martin Luther King award for Non-Violent Social Change in January 2005 and the TB Butler Outstanding Citizen of the Year award in October 2005 for his work in getting the Muslim and Jewish communities together to fund and build a Habitat for Humanity House for a Christian family. He was honored during the 2011 MLK Day for his interfaith work. Pyramid homes received two prestigious Texas Star Awards in 2011. These are statewide homebuilder awards.
Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only.
GMB courses require additional study, with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals. It’s a significant time commitment, but graduates gain more complete knowledge of all facets of the home building industry, build a new network of peers across the country, and inform their potential clients of their commitment to the best of home building, customer service, and advanced construction techniques.
Anwar is not only a graduated master builder but Master Certified Green Professional of the Year for 2015. He also received the Businessman of the Year 2003 Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee.
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