President’s Message

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 […]
October 28, 2016

September President’s Letter: The importance of Associates: It takes a team to build a home

“It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t worry about who gets the credit!” There are 50 to 60 different trade contractors on the construction of a single new home.  Likely this represents about 300 individuals.  Each has a name.  Each does their part. If you really think you […]
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 […]
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