Granite State Builder Magazine, Spring 2019

Letter from the president

First, I would like to congratulate outgoing New Hampshire Home Builders Association President Lynette Rogers on an amazing job leading the association over the past year! Her tireless efforts and passion for the association, along with that of our staff, is the reason why the NHHBA is doing well and poised for success. A job well done.

I am as excited as I am honored to serve as president of the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association in 2019. As we carry the torch forward, we’ll be seeing through important member benefits including education, workforce development, legislation and networking, to name a few. The goals are not mine – they are yours. We encourage you to share what is important to you. We are listening.

The largest home show north of Boston, The New Hampshire State Home Show, (March 8-10, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton in downtown Manchester,) will have more than 300 exhibitors with many new seminars and demonstrations. We have a 20-foot by 40-foot ‘Smart Home’ display, the fourth annual Junior Lego Build, and an Ugly Door Contest where the winner will receive a new entry door package worth $1,600 – provided by Belletetes. Last year we had more than 7,000 people attend, and the feedback from vendors and visitors was extremely positive. Booth sales are up and tracking to sell out, so if you have not contacted the office to reserve yours, do so as soon as possible. This year there is truly something for everyone.

I attended the last Home Show Committee meeting – it was not only engaging it was hard to find a seat! It’s a perfect example of how people come together and make great things happen. If you are looking to get involved at either the state or local level, I encourage you to join a commit- tee that interests you. It’s a rewarding investment.

Lastly, being a member of this association is important. A true sign that you’re a professional in New Hampshire’s housing industry is to be a member of the NHHBA. I commend all those who are and want to welcome all our newest members for joining.

Looking forward, and best wishes for 2019!

Joe Harnois

2018 / 2019 NHHBA President


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