Here we are in 2021! After late March, some of us thought that 2020 would never end! If nothing else, 2020 has taught us to navigate and pivot through the unexpected, to not take for granted the things that are important to us, and to value relationships. We value you, our members, and are thankful for you; our business is all about your business.

As we start the new year off, I am pleased to introduce our new Builders Exchange of Michigan Board of Directors. Please welcome Adam Tweedy (Owen Ames Kimball), Jason Ruud (S.A. Morman & Co), and Dave Moore (Grand Rapids Gravel). The 2021 Board President is Jodi van Haren  (Advantage Mechanical Refrigeration) and Vice President is Tom Dylenski (Mechanical & Industrial Insulation). The outgoing Board members are Past President Ken Jansen (Lake Michigan Insurance Agency), Tom Gombar (Hurst Mechanical), and Doug Snyder (Kenowa Plumbing). We appreciate your service to the members of the Builders Exchange of Michigan for the past three years.

To start the year off on a great note, we are excited to give our members FREE access to the Winter Safety Series. We are trying to provide greater access to our members by having most of our meetings and trainings virtually. There are also some exciting new trainings that will be coming later in the year, make sure you are checking the website calendar for updates.

If you have any questions about your annual membership and its many benefits or want to get involved on a Builders Exchange committee, please reach out to me.

Elizabeth Bovard Strong

Elizabeth Bovard Strong

Executive Vice President