President’s Message

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 […]
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 […]