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A "No FOMO" 2024

I am honored to step into the role of your 2024 HBA president and excited to build on the past year's successes.

My vision for 2024 is to showcase our association's profound impact beyond our organization's confines.

In 2024, our advocacy priorities will revolve around workforce development and addressing our industry's prevailing labor shortage. These challenges require our collective efforts, and I encourage all members to actively support these initiatives. By standing together, we can drive positive change that resonates not only within our association but throughout the broader industry and community we serve.

Last year, HBA functions saw unprecedented participation, selling out nearly every event and fostering collaboration and networking among our homebuilding community. Let's keep the momentum going! The last thing you want is FOMO (fear of missing out), so register early for our increasingly popular gatherings.

I can say from personal experience that the more you put into the HBA, the more you will get out of your membership. I was initially recruited to the HBA by a fellow member, and my journey quickly propelled me into leadership roles. Working alongside other builder members, even though they are direct competitors, has profoundly impacted both my business and my position within the organization. It highlighted the immense value of collaboration and the tangible benefits that arise when we collectively strive to improve both our respective businesses and the industry at large.

So, where would you like to take your membership in 2024? Whether you are an associate, a remodeler, a developer, or a builder like me, the HBA provides an abundance of ways to achieve professional development. Consider joining a committee, exhibiting at a career fair, donating to our PAC, or attending an upcoming networking event… there are many ways to add value to your membership, build relationships, and generate recognition for your company through the HBA. Use this Guide to help you plan your involvement in advance.

As we navigate the dynamic landscape of the homebuilding industry, let us embrace the opportunities that lie ahead. Together, we can make 2024 a year of impactful change, meaningful connections, and shared success. I look forward to serving you all and making this year one to remember.


Ernie Werner

Toll Brothers, Inc

President, HBA of Bucks & Montgomery Counties