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  • Waking the Tightrope Betwen Volunteers and HBA Staff May 20, 2017
    Once in awhile I will write a blog article about "things" that bring my inside voice out. I know you are suppose to exercise patience and always allow intelligence to reign over emotions. I get it, I truly do. Yet there are other times where I have to let out those thoughts and go with […]
  • NAHB Dues Hub Update: "We're Getting Close" May 13, 2017
    The Structured Payments project is moving along and we have five non-integrated pilot sites. As you know, the Builders & Remodelers Association of Northern New Jersey (BRANNJ), with the tremendous help of their Executive Vice President, Kathleen Kurpiel, is up and running.The second non-integrated pilot, Metro Pittsburgh, came online last week. The other three non-integrated […]
  • Seeking Skilled Workers to Build American Dream May 8, 2017
    Did you know that it takes an average of 22 different subcontractors to build a home? Indeed, a home builder relies on a number of highly trained workers to get the job done right. This includes dozens of skilled artisans and professionals, including carpenters, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians, painters and landscapers. Analysis from the National […]
  • NAHB: Your Association in Action April 30, 2017
    NAHB Helps to Roll Back Onerous OSHA Regulations·        At NAHB’s urging, Congress has passed a bill to force OSHA to reverse a recent record keeping rule that would harm small employers.·        OSHA’s so-called “Volks rule” would have changed the statute of limitations on citations for record keeping violations from six months to five years.·        In […]
  • Long Live the Past April 24, 2017
    "History has to be rewritten in every generation, because although the past does not change the present does; each generation asks new questions of the past, and finds new areas of sympathy as it re-lives different aspects of the experiences of its predecessors."It's true; you can't relive your past or even apply revisionism to alter […]
  • True Meaning of Easter April 16, 2017
    While celebrating Easter dinner, Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets, let's all remember the true reason for celebrating Easter.Try and keep religion in religious holidays, as best as you can and always remember to honor those with religions that are dear to them. We are in this together 
  • Contested Elections and Other Thoughts March 26, 2017
    Random Thought #1I have always been told that contested elections are good and I would agree. I believe when a person is running for office their passion is tested by a competitor. The same could be said for contested elections at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) level. Desire, commitment, an understanding of issues that […]
  • 115th Congress; It’s Time to Get Housing Back to Work March 18, 2017
    (continued from last week's blog article "The 115th and You Can Make Housing Great, Again") During President Donald Trump's visit with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the president expressed that he knows how much we, as a home building industry, have been suffering. The president's own father was a member of NAHB so […]
  • The 115th and You Can Make Housing Great, Again March 11, 2017
    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and its over 700 chartered home builders associations (HBA) across the country, helps shape all of our future in the home building industry. Builders across the country, from single-family to multi-family as well as remodelers to mixed-use, benefit from NAHB and its efforts to help our legislators in […]
  • Resources for National Designation Month March 2, 2017
     In March, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) celebrates the thousands of home builders, remodelers and associates across the country who have taken the time to earn an NAHB designation — showing their commitment to improving their craft and the value they place on professionalism in the industry.This is a great opportunity for HBAs to spread […]