Presidents Message

Dear HBA Members,

It is an honor to be installed as your 2019 President. I look forward to continuing the association’s mission to provide and protect the American Dream of Homeownership for current and future generations. I thank our past presidents for their dedication in advancing our association’s goals and thank our current board members for their confidence in my ability to continue the association’s success in 2019.

As we enter 2019 we continue to battle an uncertain economic and legislative environment. A strong association that is committed to addressing issues in our industry is crucial. Our political action committee, as an arm of the HBA, continues to work with our elected officials to give us a voice in Harrisburg. We actively engage in state and local legislative and regulatory processes, advocating for sustainable building techniques that balance the need for strong economic growth and environmental protection.

Our growth in associate and builder membership over the last several years is a result of the success we have had as an organization. We encourage business opportunities between members which promotes healthy growth in our market. Our membership committee has done a tremendous job over the past year and I look forward to the success we will have in 2019 and beyond. I encourage new members to not just show up at events but to engage with our members. Talk to me, talk to past and present members of our board, sign up for a committee. You truly get out what you put in as many of the long term members of this organization will attest to. I wish everyone a happy, healthy and successful 2019 and look forward to seeing you at our events this year.


Bill Messick

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