July 20, 2016

July-August President’s Message: Summer doldrums? They don’t exist in the building industry.

“Time and tide wait for no man.” Geoffrey Chaucer When the winds settle calm and the sailors would take a break waiting for the seasonal breezes to reenergize their ships, it was a time of hope and maybe a bit of frustration, but no progress.   In the building industry we […]
July 20, 2016

Code of Ethics Reminds Us Why Many of Us Got Into This Business

It’s after midnight. The jet taking me home is flying at 33,000 feet (the captain just said so). The movie they’re showing doesn’t interest me and I’ve finished reading my copy of Builder. What’s left to do? What else? I read the NAHB Code of Ethics in the back of […]
July 13, 2016

BPAC Connects Housing Politics Outcomes With Member Business Opportunities

A few weeks ago, builders in nine counties got great news: The governor signed a law extending the life of some of their building permits, a concrete illustration of the benefits of NJBA’s political activities in Trenton.  Whether you call it advocacy, government affairs or BPAC (Builders Political Action Committee), […]
July 6, 2016

How Metro Membership Can Make It Easier to Keep Workers Safe

On-the-job safety is probably the last thing you want to think about on a Saturday afternoon. But an NAHB feature that appears on Saturdays and a statistic I saw recently made me think about safety. I thought I’d share both. The statistic: Construction worker fatalities rose 18 percent between 2011 […]