Executive Director’s Blog

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. […]
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 […]