Executive Director’s Blog

June 22, 2016

A few well-chosen words can make or break a sale

Almost everybody who is building or doing significant home renovations these days is building “green” features into their homes. One of the interesting conversations at a recent Remodeler’s Council meeting was how we present “green building” or “green” features. It was an important discussion at two levels. First, new codes […]
June 8, 2016

We’re planning our fall educational offerings. Here’s why you should be thinking about hitting the books in the fall.

One of the most valuable benefits of your Metro membership is access to education that isn’t available anywhere else. Why should you care about that? Think about this: Taking advantage of the educational offerings from Metro/NJBA/NAHB keeps you sharp, up to date and ahead of the crowd. Telling customers about […]
June 2, 2016

Remodelers Council Marks Another Unique Member Asset

Congratulations to Carmen Torsiello of Torbilt Construction and Mark Toth of Parksite on being elected to leadership posts in the newly reformed Remodelers Council. The Remodelers Council revives a group that was very active and won many awards. Perhaps more important, though, the Remodelers Council offers our builder/remodeler members a […]
May 25, 2016

Continuing Ed Can Be A Powerful Tool

Let’s face it: The bar to becoming a builder or remodeler is pretty low. A truck, a few business cards and – if you want to be legit – state registration and insurance. But news stories earlier this week show that not all of our colleagues care about being legit. […]