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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 14, 2018

2019 President’s Message: A New Year Forward

METRO. It’s the leading trade association for the construction industry. It’s an organization that inspires active membership through professional development and advocacy and the promotion of free markets and cost-effective housing in New Jersey. These words pull from METRO’s vision statement and represent a tall but very positive and forward-thinking order for METRO […]