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Dear HBA Members,

It is a privilege to be installed as the 2018 President of the HBA of Chester and Delaware Counties and I look forward to continuing The Association’s ambitions to better serve our industry and to deliver quality homes to people in our community.  First, I would like to recognize all the past presidents of The Association and their diligent efforts to advance our association’s goals.  Also, I would like to acknowledge our Executive Officer Lauren Adams and her endless hours invested to effectively run this organization.

As we enter 2018 we continue to combat certain legislative challenges in an effort to keep construction costs and codes in check in order to keep the cost of new housing affordable.  Without a strong, unified voice our livelihoods could be in jeopardy.  The HBA’s Political Action Committee persistently addresses these types of issues whiles effectively lobbying our elected leaders in Harrisburg on our behalf.

After sixteen years with the HBA it is encouraging to see membership back on the rise; in the form of both Builder and Associate memberships.  It is through these member relationships that we can continue to flourish personally and professionally.  The HBA encourages business opportunities between members which in turn opens doors to favorable growth for us all.  With this in mind, our membership committee has done an outstanding job over the past 12 months and will strive to continue to do so through 2018 and beyond. 

More members means more opportunities.  I would invite all members to reach out to a non-member builder, contractor, manufacturer, or supplier and encourage them to consider joining and getting involved with the HBA.  This Association is a great conduit to carry your company’s message to people and places where it would not have been otherwise.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our events this year and making 2018 a successful year for all.

Sincerely,

 

Eric Henwood

Now it is more important than ever to stay connected and stay together and support our industry. Also, smart marketing, information, general advice and peer support are for every one of us and HBA has a lot to offer in these areas.

-Paul Mihranian, Lightning by Design

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