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  • Summer is Here! June 23, 2017
    Association Maximization is taking a break for the summer months but we will be back in September, refreshed, tan, and ready!Have a very safe summer, all! 
  • 75 Years; Happy Anniversary, NAHB June 21, 2017
    This week, as the leadership, volunteers, and staff of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) gather in our nation's capitol, a major milestone will be celebrated. 75 years of home building advocacy, building communities, product research, industry education, industry development, and state by state relationships. The 75th Anniversary Gala (click here) is where we will thank […]
  • Update: Economic Outlook June 3, 2017
    Economic Outlook Looking forward, there are signs that conditions in the housing market should show continued improvement in the coming months: ·        While the economic recovery has been uneven, it continues to add jobs, a key driver for housing market recovery. ·        Low interest rates and post-bubble house prices that have settled back to normal […]
  • President Reagan's Memorial Day Speech May 26, 2017
    In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, I would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery... "Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a […]
  • 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