May 18, 2016

The True Cost of Regulation: Why Advocacy is Important

Let’s not talk about advocacy, because all that talk about regulation and legislation makes most people’s eyes glaze over. Let’s talk about yanking $70,000 out of your pocket. Yup: That got your attention. NAHB spent a lot of time and space last week talking about a study it did that […]
May 11, 2016

Wednesday White Hat: Tip of the Hat to Frank Coppola of Coppola Brothers LLC

Frank Coppola Wants To Build More Than Homes: He Wants To Build Character Frank Coppola, owner of Coppola Brothers LLC Construction Management in Clinton, knows that he does quality work in the homes and renovations that he does. But he spends a lot of time helping to make sure a […]
May 5, 2016

May President’s Message: Abe Lincoln Was a Smart Guy

Anybody think Abe Lincoln was a smart guy? I do. “The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people” We have just over 126 million homes in the US.  They need care, repair, and maintenance on an on-going basis. Our homes are often the repository of our […]
May 5, 2016

April President’s Message: THE DNA of the Building Industry

The epicenter of the US building industry is relationships.  We need our vendors to be trusted partners.  We need our employees to have our backs. We need to have contacts in every sector touching the building industry.  In order to get any of these relationships on a solid footing we […]