Posts by Matt Bailey

President’s Blog: NAHB Also Leading on Independent Contractor Issue

HBA President Matt Bailey

Note: This is part two of a two-part blog on this subject. To read part one, click here. As part of its advocacy program on your behalf, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is monitoring issues surrounding the status of independent contracting at the national level. There have been several federal developments on independent contractor status…

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President’s Blog: On the Horizon – Independent Contracting Under Fire

HBA President Matt Bailey

Note: This is part one of a two-part blog on this subject. To read part two, click here. Recently, I’ve seen a new issue emerging on the advocacy landscape for our industry which relies heavily on the independent contracting model. The U.S. Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are targeting small businesses like ours…

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Bailey Blog: What does it mean to “Engage?”

HBA President Matt Bailey

Member engagement. What does that mean to me or my company? It is a fair question that many HBA members may be asking themselves about Tuesday’s special general membership meeting (Member Engagement Mixer). Let me try to explain this from my point of view. You see, my father had always been active in the HBA…

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Matt Bailey: ‘Membership Matters’ Blog Helps Members Help Members

HBA President Matt Bailey

I am passionate about HBA member engagement. If you were at the Clarion Hotel for the HBA’s February general membership meeting you know from my “State of the Association” remarks how strongly I believe that the most valuable thing we can do for our members is to actively engage them in their membership in the…

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Better Times Ahead

HBA President Matt Bailey

As we start a new decade, we look forward to better times ahead. The last three years have been a struggle in the construction industry, but with the lessons learned have made us all better and more efficient at what we do. That’s good news for you as you plan your next home improvement, remodel…

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