From the President

NHHBA President Paul Sullivan  paul-sullivan_headshot

Dear NHHBA Members:

 

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost seven months since I was sworn in as your president.  We’ve had an excellent group of dedicated members working to strengthen and focus our association since then.  I’d like to share some highlights with you.

We have turned around a heavily red budget and put it back in the black.  There were some tough decisions and a lot of belt tightening but through the hard work of the budget committee we have a budget we can all live with going forward.

The Tiny House projects are moving along extremely well.  The students and schools building them are working feverishly to have them ready for the 50th New Hampshire State Home Show.  I was able to visit one of the projects and it was so encouraging to see all of these young people so eager to build and learn more about our industry.  If you see Todd Mezzanotte, make sure to thank him for spearheading the organization of the five houses.  He’s done an outstanding job.

After a serious hack of our web site, it has been rebuilt and is being populated with important information for our members and the community at large.   A big thanks goes out to Dianne Beaton and Ken Chalifour for all their hard work in making that happen for us.

Our 50th annual NH State Home Show looks to be as exciting and well attended as ever.  Committee Chair John MacKinnon and his team have been incredibly diligent in pulling all of the many pieces together.  Our own Sharon Wayman has been working tirelessly on booth sales and overall coordination.  The show is a monumental effort and the home show committee is making us all proud. One thing you can do as members is volunteer a few hours at the show, it benefits your local HBA and helps the overall organization!

As part of my goal to strengthen NHHBA and provide the best state level member services we can, I have been focused on bringing our association more in line with other state associations whose main focus is advocacy.  Between our amazing Government Affairs Committee headed up by Paul Morin and our advocacy expert Ari Pollack, your interests are very well represented at the State House.  In fact, I recently applied for a grant from NAHB for our advocacy efforts and we were awarded $ 20,000 in matching funds to continue this very important work.

These are just a few highlights of the many things NHHBA has been doing on your behalf and on behalf of the home building industry.  I want to thank you for the trust you have placed in me this past year and more importantly thank you for being a member.  I encourage each and every member of NHHBA to consider attending a state board meeting and perhaps become more involved at the local, state or even the national level of our organization.  Let’s keep the momentum going.

Yours truly,

Paul L. Sullivan  CGR  CAPS  CGP

2016 NHHBA President

2017 NAHB Area 1 National Chairman

 

It’s important for you to know exactly who is on the realigned executive team. Here are the current leadership positions followed by their respective office holders:

President – Paul Sullivan, CGR  CGP  CAPS, The Sullivan Company, Inc.

1St Vice President – Lynette Rogers, Homescapes of New England

2nd VP/Treasurer – Joe Harnois, Harber Construction, LLC

3rd VP/Secretary – Chris Lorden, Christophersen Construction

Associate VP – Will Infantine, Aspen Insurance

NAHB State Representative – Greg Rehm, Liberty Hill Construction

NAHB NH Builder National Director – Eric Jackson, Stabile Companies

NAHB NH Associate Director National Director – Todd Mezzanotte, NewFed Mortgage

NAHB NH Alternate National Builder Director – Kurt Clason, K.A. Clason Fine Woodworking Corp.

As you can see, we have a fine group of dedicated professionals directing the NHHBA right now which portends very well for our future together!