President’s Message

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]