As I write this, we all need to be thankful for what we have. Texans are fighting floodwaters rising to historic levels as Hurricane Harvey pounds the Lone Star State. NAHB will be working closely with state and local home builder associations in the region to help them meet the needs of members who have been affected by the storm. They will also provide resources to support our members as they help families rebuild. There are many ways you can help right now. The Department of Homeland Security encourages donations to be funneled through the National Voluntary Organizations Involved in Disaster. Donations are also being directed to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by the Red Cross and Salvation Army via their websites and by texting UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way Flood Relief Fund.
After a year of preparation and hard work, our new Tour of Homes is here. I encourage you to come out and see all the homes that have been entered this year. Visit http://sshbatourofhomes.com/ to check out all the builders who are participating in this epic event. We are having a kick off party on September 20, 2017. Come on out and join us at Doc’s Smokehouse in Mokena where the entrants will be introduced. You can also enjoy some live music by Matt, Zach and Tom. Please call the office for more information.
I want to send a special thank you to Dave Barry and his Autobahn committee for another fun and successful outing. This years trophy has moved onto a new home, with Southwest Fireplace grabbing first place.
Don’t forget to register for the International Builders Show this January in Orlando. NAHB members can still register for their free expo pass or save $100 on a full registration. Spouse registration is also free.
The online application for the 2018 NAHB committee and council board of trustees appointments is now open, and I strongly encourage all those who may be interested in serving on a committee at the national level to submit an application. Applications must be submitted before Friday, September 22, so don’t delay. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Keep an eye out for our new Octoberfest raffle. Information will be coming out soon.
The next time you call the office, you might hear a new voice. Please say HI to our new assistant, Mary Ann.
And as always – do business with a member