President’s Message

June 13, 2017

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high

George Gershwin’s compositions have been adapted for use in plays and opera’s, but I bet he never thought his writing would be applicable to builders. Yes, we’re in summertime and the living is easy. He advocated trust and comfort in this song.  In summer it is easy to feel as […]
June 13, 2017

Regulations aside, being a builder is rewarding, even in a time of change

“I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.” – Woodrow Wilson Home builders may be the last bastion of free enterprise in America. Despite our beefing about regulations, the barriers to get to be a […]
November 4, 2016

2016 Was a Good Year…and We’re Ready for 2017

 “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.….” Thomas Jefferson Jefferson was cut from the same brilliant cloth as Washington. In George Washington’s second inaugural, delivered on March 4, 1793 his entire speech was two well-crafted paragraphs. Fellow Citizens: I am […]
October 28, 2016

October President’s Letter: Metro helps builders navigate stormy markets

“I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing….” Thomas Jefferson Turbulence hits in all kinds of ways.  It appears on the high seas, in the winds of a hurricane and surely in the buffeting of an economy or an industry. Home builders have faced […]