Billy Mathis Elevated to Fellow of the Institute in CSI

CSI to Elevate Ten Members to Fellowship at Annual Convention

Alexandria, Va. (June 23, 2017) – The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced today that the organization will elevate ten members to Fellows of the Institute during the Honors & Awards Ceremony at CONSTRUCT 2017 & The CSI Annual Convention in Providence, Rhode Island, on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Fellows are nominated by their colleagues and selected by CSI’s Jury of Fellows in recognition of their accomplishments in advancing construction technology, improving construction specifications, educating people in the construction industry or advancing the goals of the Institute.

CSI members joining this distinguished group in 2017 are:

Edmund C. Buch, CSI, CCS of CSI’s Los Angeles Chapter

Brandilyn B. Fry, CSI, CDT of CSI’s Akron-Canton Chapter

Frank E. Fuller, CSI of CSI’s Dallas Chapter

Thad Goodman, CSI, CDT of CSI’s Columbus Chapter

Timothy J. Gottwalt, CSI, CCPR of CSI’s Charlotte Chapter

Marvin Kemp, CSI, CDT of CSI’s Baltimore Chapter

Billy J. Mathis, CSI, CDT of CSI’s Little Rock Chapter

J.W. Mollohan, CSI, CCPR of the Kansas City Chapter

Daryl G. Robinson, RA, CSI, CCS of CSI’s Pikes Peak Chapter

Anne Marie Roeper, CSI, CCPR of CSI’s Jacksonville Chapter


Billy J. Mathis, CSI, CDT, having proudly served his Country as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Air Force for 22 years, retired and went to work for Taggart Architects in April 1998.  His title there is Administrative Assistant for Architecture where his job involves coordination of all Project Manuals for the office, preparing and coordinating all Contracts, preparing Letters of Agreement, and any other general task assigned.  Billy is starting his 20st year as a member of this Firm.

Billy’s involvement with CSI began in October 1998 where he recognized that he would benefit greatly from the organization and the educational opportunities they offered.  Shortly after that he took on the role as Treasurer for the Little Rock Chapter, CSI.  From there, Billy has served as a Chair or Member of every Committee and Office in the Little Rock Chapter, been the Awards Chair as well as the President-Elect and President and has now volunteered to be the Planning Chair for the Gulf States Region.  Billy has also served on the Institute Awards Committee (currently in his 7th consecutive year), the Region Allocation Program Task Team as De-Facto Chair, and is currently in his second year as Institute Director from the Gulf States Region.

Billy is married to his lovely wife, Karen S. Mathis and has two grown Kids, Allison R. Jordan and Robert J. Mathis.  Billy is also an avid Arkansas Razorback and Green Bay Packer fan.

In the organization’s 69-year history, less than 450 members have been elevated to Fellowship. For more information on CSI Fellows visit the CSI Fellowship page on CSIResources. CSI members and colleagues are encouraged to attend the CSI Honors & Awards Ceremony where the Fellowship Investiture will take place. There is no charge to attend the Ceremony. Immediately following the Ceremony, there will be a Celebration of Fellows Reception ($). To register to attend the Ceremony and Celebration, visit the CONSTRUCT 2017 & The CSI Annual Convention website at

About CSI

CSI is a national association dedicated to improving the documentation, management and communication of building information as used by the construction community. CSI accomplishes its mission through the development of construction standards and formats such as MasterFormat and UniFormat; the promulgation of those formats through master guide specifications and building information management (BIM) software; training and certification programs, including the Construction Document Technology (CDT) and Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) exams; publication of The Construction Specifier magazine; and a membership of decision-makers who identify and specify building product solutions. CSI members include a cross-section of specifiers, architects, contractors, suppliers and other construction project professionals who are touched by construction documentation. For more information, visit  or call 800.689.2900.