|2015 NAHB Chairman Tom Woods|
The next time you come to your local home builders association (HBA) event, look around at your fellow members. I guarantee that more than half of the people you see will be associate members. These are people who are essential to the home building process and help enable our industry to provide Americans with an unrivaled selection of quality homes. Among the ranks of associate members are subcontractors, sales and marketing specialists, architects, interior designers, title and settlement experts, lawyers, people in the financial services industry, product suppliers and manufacturers, and many more who are essential to the challenging task of providing housing for a growing population.
Our HBA is strong when individual members are strong, and doing business with other members is a great way to strengthen the association while ensuring that the people you work with understand the issues and concerns that affect your day-to-day operations.
Today's blog article comes from my dear friend, Tom Woods, 2015 NAHB Chairman of the Board. Tom is a home builder from Missouri with more than 40 years of experience in the home building industry and is currently president of Woods Custom Homes. His firm has developed scores of communities and more than 1,000 homes in the Greater Kansas City area.Tom has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state and national levels throughout his career. He has served on NAHB’s Board of Directors since 1983 and has been a member of the NAHB Executive Board since 1996.