Hello fellow members,
It is my hope that this letter finds you all healthy and safe!
I want to start out by saying, while we are in an unprecedented time in history, how proud I am of all of you and all citizens abroad, how we come together in unity and community for the better good of all! This pandemic has shaken the world to our core. We are in the fight for our lives. We do not know what the future holds for ourselves, our family, our friends and neighbors. The unknown is the real stress maker, panic infuser, and chaos enhancer.
I want to share with you your resilience. So here I go. We adapt to change and overcome! We change the very way we do things as simple as from shaking hands to air elbowing each other. We create ways of communicating, scheduling, on job distancing, procedural adaption, and safety protocols. We are changing daily how we do things to continue the construction industry. We are in a state of “Shelter at Home” and yet, we are as productive as ever! We are the cornerstone of the economy. We are the hands on producers of communities and shelter. We will do it together!
I cannot help but to feel a sense of optimism for the future. The technologies of how we show homes, how we interact, how we produce will survive and be implemented in our ongoing business operations forever! The world all stopped together. There is no winner. We will survive! I have seen 3 recessions in my career of homebuilding. While no one knows where we are going and how deep this will be, know one thing. We are better suited to withstand this together. There is power in numbers! We used to have a slogan which I want to bring back to this association. It was our slogan when I was President in 2006. “Build with a Member”!!!! Nothing is more important now than that. All builders must do their best to keep our associate members as a priority when bidding out projects. Associate members need to give a value credit to builder members. We must stick together to ensure our commitment to this association and industry. We got this! Reach out to each other!
Hopefully, we will all be at Silver Lakes golf course on June 17th drinking a beer with blue skies and warm sun on our laughing faces!!! Let’s keep that date in the calendar!! Until then, I pray for your health and the ones you love. God Bless you and God Bless America!!!