Promoting, Protecting and Preserving the Home Building Industry
as a Viable Economic Force in the Lakes Region.
Let's Build Together - January News 2022
Are you working your membership?
WE ARE MADE UP OF BUSINESS PEOPLE LIKE YOU: entrepreneurs, craftsmen, innovators and problem-solvers. LRBRA is part of NH Home Builders, and our local is roughly 110 members strong including roughly half of the members being builders and remodelers.
Last year, LRBRA held over 12 membership networking events typically the third Thursday of every month with many more offered statewide. We held more than 45 sub-committee meetings - a great way to dive deeper into the membership and team up with others in the association (Golf, Parade of Homes, Scholarships, Finance, Workforce, Sponsorships, Hammers for Vets, Children's Auction and more). The homebuilders hosts the largest home show in the state with many ways for ALL members to get involved even if you don't have a booth. Our 17th annual golf tournament & fundraiser provided great networking opportunities extending far beyond the course - plan on getting involved this June with your fellow members for an afternoon of laughter, great food, spirit & prizes! We co-chaired a FREE OSHA training workshop and connected members with FREE LEAD training certifications. We held a FREE workshop with well known Building Science expert Peter Yost. We had guest speakers talk about important issues about supply chains, workforce shortages and new codes changes. We held virtual training sessions on ways members can squeeze out the most benefits including enhanced profiles and taking advantage of rebate programs. We held two very successful FREE speed networking events - with members walking away with new contacts. We enjoyed a FREE Summer BBQ grand reopening with one of our members with catered food, prizes, music & industry reps. We built our fourth affordable house with the Huot Tech students representing seven area high schools and provided Skilled Learning Day Experiences where our members could work side by side with the kids, job shadowing and even providing employment opportunities. We awarded educational scholarships to students furthering their education and we provided tool belts for students going directly into the trades. We bought some much needed tools for the building construction & HVAC programs at the Huot Tech Center. We provided over $1,500 worth of items for this year's Children's Auction as well as built the auction set and took it down too. The state committed to more membership networking opportunities with Beers & Bagels with Builder events all around the state! Members were recognized for their outstanding projects at the Cornerstone Awards. FREE professional photo sessions were offered to all members. Over 75 new members have joined state-wide in 2021. The Lakes Region Parade of Homes tour was back in person with close to 1,100 visitors connecting with builders and members. (
We look forward to seeing you this year to meet with other members, to learn and share information and to make the personal contacts that will enhance your business over the new year.
Here's to a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
Brenda Richards, Executive Officer, LRBRA
Knowledge and Expertise.
NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz sits down with co-hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin to provide his economic outlook for the year ahead. Tune in to hear Dietz’s predictions regarding the supply chain, lumber prices, interest rates, housing affordability and more. Play the podcast at your convenience.
This is a Popular Meet & Greet... Enjoy a Fabulous Meal Prepared by Culinary Students at the Huot Tech Center. Meet the students in the building and plumbing classes working on this year's Student Built Home - They're Excited To Meet You Too!
Home Building Institute (HBI) Makes a Huge Donation to The Building Construction Program!
Last year, the Huot Building Construction was awarded special grant money to support the construction trade skills programs. The grants were funded by The Home Depot Foundation and the National Housing Endowment and includes HBI's Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) curriculum. A surprise delivery came in January - Over $3,500 worth of tools, saws, buckets, gift cards, tape measures & more. WOW!
Your Membership Is Working For YOU! -
See what happened this January.
Advocacy - A single win in the policy arena can save builders
thousands of dollars on every home they build.
STATE WIDE CALENDAR OF EVENTS! Members can improve their professional skills and expertise and increase their value to the association through attending membership meetings or special networking events.
January 12th - 5-6:30pm- Bow
Join us as we celebrate the swearing in of the 2022 officers of the NH Home Builders Association: Incoming President Karen LaMontagne, Vice President Matt Blanc, Secretary John MacKinnon, Treasurer Eddie Olsen and Vice President of Associates Judy George.

January 20th - Meet & Greet, Network, Share a Meal and Take a Tour of the New Student Built Affordable Home. Huot Tech Center.

February 8-10th - International Builders Show - Orlando, Florida!

February 10th - Beers with Builders - Salem, NH
Check Member Zone's Events Calendar

February - Watch For Ski Event in Waterville Valley

February 17th - Next Lakes Region Membership Meeting - Save the date - more details coming.

February 22nd - 5-6:30pm-Dover for a "Beers with Builders" at the House and Home store. Rescheduled from last November. Conversations about the recent PUC ruling, so please come and hear what some of our legislators are doing on that front.
Take advantage of these exclusive member benefits in 2022!
NAHB Member Connect! The platform is a one-stop shop for members to engage in hot-topic discussions, find answers to questions and network.

ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY PROFILE! Log into Member Zone (Growth Zone) and update your company profile! If you need access contact and he will send you your password.

MEMBER SAVINGS! Check out the current offers, rebates and discounts. Purchasing a vehicle in 2022 - You could SAVE BIG!
Welcome growth Towle Carpentry!
It is with great excitement that we welcome Matt Towle as a new builder member to our association. Many know that Matt has been involved with this group for many years while he worked as the building instructor at the Huot Tech Center. It is with his passion and expertise that we have such a strong workforce development program in place. Towle Carpentry offers experience, sound project advice and skilled carpentry services including structure restoration and finish carpentry.

Matt Towle | 603 998-3625 |
Renewing Members - Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Co., Cargill Construction, NY Life Insurance, Outside In Construction, Pella Windows & Doors, Middleton Building Supply, Clason Remodeling Company, Black Tie Group, Inter-Lakes Builders, Lighthouse Contracting Group, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Ponders Hollow Custom Flooring, Sandra Curtis Design and The Granite Group Wholesalers.