I then spent time at my state association meeting on matters of concern for our state building industry. While there, I poured a cup of coffee and sat down but I looked at the message on the cup, one that I must have read dozens of times before, and I thought to myself "this is what I do. I help to provide homes for NJ residents."
I then realized that the groups who are out there trying to slow down home building are hypocrites. They say no to homes being built yet they go home at night to a home built by a builder.
I look around my own home and I realize my place in the construction of the home is not just providing building materials. The windows I sell, for example, will have a young couple looking through the glass at their children playing in their backyard, much like my window view provided me with my own family. Families will hang pictures, with very special memories, on the materials that I supplied. Christmas decorations will be fastened to the exterior of the home on materials I again supplied and the room the Thanksgiving meal will take place will have been constructed with my products.
My role is selling building materials but it is more important for me to realize that I am helping a family or future family form some of the best memories they will have in life. That's very rewarding to me.
I wanted to share my thoughts with you on this because if your reading this you are also a part of helping with family memories. I just hope you realize that your service or product is all part of a bigger picture. When you go home tonight take a good look around then thank a builder and every part of the builders team that delivered your home to you.
submitted by Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP