2004 WE HBA President, Turkstra Lumber
I’ve been asked to talk a little bit about and express some feelings about WE HBA. I’m currently sitting in the board room and as I sit in the board room there are pictures of past presidents’ on the walls dating back to the start of the association 50 or 60 years ago.I look back at when I first got involved in the association in the mid 80’s and at that time, I asked one of the presidents “How do I get involved?”, “What is the best venue for me to be involved?”, “What is the best avenue to get connected to the Association?” The comment was “You will get out of it what you put into it” and I would absolutely agree that that is exactly what happens.
Being a past president I obviously went through the ranks, sat on committees, sat in meetings, understood what our industry has done and what our industry is doing and it enables myself to be part of the largest employer of people in Hamilton, being the construction industry.
The reason for getting involved is to support the builders: it’s called the Home Builders’ Association. The builders are the people that put up the houses, but as a supplier we need to support the builders in what they do and the efforts that they are doing and making and developing the communities in the area.
With that I would suggest that anyone who is interested, please contact anyone within WE HBA and there is benefits and the biggest benefit is to be part of the amazing industry we all create.