"The R E Laplante Construction family has been members of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts for more than four decades. Our membership is felt to be an integral part of our annual business plan for many reasons.
First, we feel comfort in knowing that we are effectively represented in legislative matters. We feel that through the HBRA, we are protected on industry issues which guard our collective interests in ways we individually do not have the time or expertise to pursue. Our Association promotes policies which enhances our businesses and keeps housing a national priority.
The continuing education programs offered by the HBRAWM are timely and well presented. Professionally, we are alerted to code changes, OSHA regulations, product innovations and building trends.
Networking within the membership brings together not only other builders, but associates working in related fields, such as finance, building products, design and other related services.
Finally, the HBRAWM has a social element which is available for those interested. My wife and I have truly enjoyed so many of the social events and getting to know other families with ties to the building industry.
The HBRAWM has been invaluable both personally and professionally!"
-William P. Laplante, President, R.E. Laplante Construction
"Our affiliation with the Home Builders & Remodelers Association has given us fantastic business networking opportunities. We have developed relationships with people in a variety of fields, and we know that we'll never need to open a phone book to hire a professional. We have enjoyed working with our fellow members, and we look forward to many years of strengthening our relationships."
-Michael Weber, Owner, Minuteman Press
"We joined the Home Builders within 2 weeks of opening our facility in Springfield. It has been a great opportunity to network with contractors, and the meetings have been very informative for products and services offered in the construction industry. We are proud to have the Home Builders & Remodelers logo in our window and try to help the association out whenever possible."
-Greg Canavan, Beacon Sales Company