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Lee Arsenault, New Leaf Construction
Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Mar. 14, 201712:00 PM EST

Your participation is key to our success

Northeast Florida Builders Association

For those of us who tend to measure time in quarters, we are ending the first quarter of 2017.

My hope is this quarter has been a busy, successful one for all of you. We’ve had good news about the economy and employment nationally, and we are optimistic that trend will continue.

NEFBA exists to strengthen our industry and the individual members who share our goals of contributing to the local community as well as the overall progress of our country.

Since January we have had the opportunity to join builder association members from around the world at the International Business Show in Orlando.

Locally, we have conducted educational workshops, attended committee meetings, sponsored social events, held fundraisers and added new members. We also have been planning for a very busy spring.

A quick glance at our calendar and the major events on it should instill even more confidence in the direction we are headed. The Laurels (SMC), the annual Construction Trade Expo and the FHBA Legislative Conference in Tallahassee dominate an already-full calendar this month.

April, of course, is reserved for the area’s largest open house — NEFBA Parade of Homes.

The membership drive follows on its heels in May.

As busy as you are, you will want to participate in as many of these events as you possibly can.

Each one is beneficial and instructive in its own way.

Your participation plays an important role in their success, and their success in return supports and promotes your business and your role in the growth of our local economy.

Let me thank all of you for the enthusiasm and interest you have shown so far this year.

I’m indebted to the executive committee, the leadership and staff of the association and all our members for help and encouragement when I needed them and the wisdom of experience and expertise at every decision making opportunity.


Lee Arsenault

Founder, president of New Leaf Construction

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