Jesse Rider of Tyler was appointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the Industrialized Building Code Council for a term that will expire on Feb. 1, 2010. The council oversees the inspection of industrialized housing and buildings to ensure that state standards are enforced.

Rider is owner of Tyler-based Rider Homes Inc. and Rider Construction Inc. He is a member and past president of the Tyler Area Builders Association Board of Directors, and a past member of the City of Tyler Planning and Zoning Commission. He is also a past board member of the National Home Builders Association and Texas Home Builder, as well as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and the East Texas Food Bank.