President's Message - February 2019

It is with great pride that I assume the role of President of the Hudson Valley Builders and Remodelers Association for the next two years. We have come far – with strong leadership and dedicated, persistent talent. We are a strong and growing Association but we still have much to do. I welcome the challenge. Home construction has not yet been recognized by the general population with the import we know it deserves. It’s time to take the Association to the next level. Here is my plan: 

  • To be prepared to lead the charge, we need to grow in membership. I encourage you to remember who recruited you to the Association and what you’ve gained as a member – whether it be the kindness of another member providing counsel, the actions of a mentor, something you learned at our meetings or through our educational offerings. I ask that you look to the future and imagine what we can do for those contractors, vendors, and professionals associated with residential construction with more members working to develop the industry, identifying innovation and mentoring younger members. Identify and invite your peers and young professionals to join HVBRA. 
  • We will focus on our financial stability. While we are a non-profit organization, that refers to the tax status, NOT the status of the financial stability of the Association. With a solid financial foundation, we can provide more information for more members and their customers on a variety of platforms. 
  •  We will continue to build the reputation of residential construction and development through our work with local government,  the New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. We expect our work with these organizations to be key in facing industry challenges. 


I hope you will join with me in this mission. It will happen with the strategic focus of a dedicated, professional force from our HVBRA members. If you have ideas, suggestions or questions, please contact me at ggevcbqvnabf@jotyyc.pbz.

Regards,

Thomas S. Tripodianos
Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP