Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray and will be the expert helping you today.
You have legitimate reasons to be concerned.This may well be a conflict of interests.Anytime a builder is president of the HOA it has potential for trouble written all over it.
You certainly may raise this matter in front of the board and seek to informa other members of this problem.The laws of Maryland do not forbid it but certainly is has the appearance of a conflict as well as an actual one.
I would hope the board here would raise these issues and seek a differnt President.You should call him out if there is a meeting and seek to have his name removed if you can or organize a vote against it.These are serious legitmate issues that have not been addressed.
I would hope your board and fellow members would take notice of this.There have to be more neutral candidates that would preside in amore fair manner than a biilder.But this is pretty common that they try to muscle in and control the HOA as they have a financial interest in the building regulation and controls.
Maryland here has not seen filt to make this conflict an automatic bar but you may want to check your HOA rules and see if they have ti at that level.I have seen situations where law suits arise later on involving such conflicts and HOAs and it is easy to see trouble ahead for the HOA and its members .
I hope you are able to sway them that this is a bad idea on many levels.I appreciate the chance to help you today.