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 our elected leaders on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country for their support of the American Dream. Invited guests also include members of the NAHB Hall of Fame and BUILD-PAC’s Capitol Club, Platinum Club and Gold Key Club members.
I am very proud to have taken part in the national leadership of NAHB, 17 years strong as of this June 2017. I have met quite a few people over those years and developed lifetime friendships. I also had the chance this year at the International Builders Show to watch my very close friend, Dean Mon, become a part of senior NAHB leadership as he was installed as 3rd Vice Chairman. Dean becomes the first New Jersey builder in over twenty years to have this honor and will serve NAHB's members incredibly.
This week is also bittersweet; NAHB, and the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA), lost a very dear friend and leader, John Giaquinto. John was a past NJBA president and, believe or not, extremely active BUILD-PAC trustee, serving at the age of 94.
John will be missed but know that he was a part of NAHB for over 50 of these celebrated 75 years and is a testament to passion. John's obituary can be viewed here.
Let's take a walk down memory lane and learn about NAHB's distinguished history...