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Two housing industry experts honored
CHERRY HILL, N.J. DEC 20, 2012 - Two housing experts from southern New Jersey have been honored by the Builders League of South Jersey for their dedication and commitment to improving the homebuilding industry in New Jersey.
Winfield E. Ziegenfuss Jr. of Daniel Gregory Inc of Mullica Hill was awarded the Joseph S. VanOsten Lifetime Achievement Award for demonstrating exceptional service to the building industry in New Jersey for more than 10 years. Mary B. Anderson of Homes by Mary B. Anderson in Egg Harbor Township was also honored with the League’s Distinguished Service Award. Both, who are past presidents of the Builders League, were honored recently at its annual Installation of Officers and Holiday Gala at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees. Read more.
[Photo: Winfield Ziegenfuss, above left, of Daniel Gregory Inc. in Mullica Hill and Mary B. Anderson of Homes by Mary B. Anderson in Egg Harbor Township.]
Voorhees homebuilder to lead Builders League in 2013
CHERRY HILL, N.J., DEC. 20, 2012 _ The Builders League of South Jersey has announced its new slate of officers for 2013 with Charles M. Kojeski of Kojeski Construction in Voorhees serving as president of the League.
View all the photos from the Installation & Holiday Gala, including annual industry awards. Click here.
Two southern New Jersey businesspeople inducted into Builders Hall of Fame
CHERRY HILL, N.J. Nov. 28, 2012 - Honoring their commitment to the preservation of the home building industry in New Jersey, two area businesspeople were inducted into the Builders League of South Jersey Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony held recently at the Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson
Established in 2005, the Builders League Hall of Fame recognizes those members and former members of the association for their service and commitment to the League and the home building industry. The ninth group of inductees includes Builders League Past President Chris Kindbom of Ryan Homes in Sicklerville and Judy Jacovelli of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty in Marlton. Read more.
Four southern New Jersey businesspeople honored by Builders League of South Jersey
CHERRY HILL, N.J. Nov. 28, 2012 - Four southern New Jersey businesspeople were honored by the Builders League of South Jersey Sales and Marketing Council for their commitment to the growth and preservation of the housing industry at the association’s 28th-annual Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence Awards ceremony held recently at the Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson. Read more.
(Photo ID: Below from left - Peter Genzano of Insight Genzano Builders, Elyce O'Malley of Closet & Storage Concepts, Bruce Paparone Inc., and J. Dougherty & Sons Kitchens and Baths in Glassboro)
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Builders League of South Jersey has been working with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and our partners at the New Jersey Builders Association and the National Association of Homebuilders to respond quickly to the housing needs for the state's residents. The state's website is loaded with helpful information. As well, we have dedicated a special web page to New Jersey's recovery that will be updated daily, as new information becomes available.
Run for Our Troops 5K raises nearly 10K to build new homes for veterans
CHERRY HILL, N.J. _ Some 250 runners helped raise nearly $10,000 to build specifically designed homes for physically disabled veterans at the 4th-annual Run for Our Troops 5 Kilometer Run and Walk at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken on Sept. 8, 2012
The race winner Ozzie Huerta, 25, of Philadelphia set an event record, covering the rambling course around Cooper River Park in 16:29, while Clare Leinweber, 47, of Haddonfield won the women’s race in 22:59.
The 3.1-mile event, hosted by the Builders League of South Jersey, was a benefit for Homes for Our Troops, a Taunton, Mass organization that has built more than 100 customized homes nationwide, including four in New Jersey. Another 40 homes are in various stages of planning and construction nationwide. These homes allow severely disabled veterans to return home and build a new life with their family. In the last four years, the Builders League has raised nearly $50,000 for the organization and helped build four homes in New Jersey, including one in Florence. Yesterday’s race and age group winners donated back $800 in prize money to Homes for Our Troops.
Click here for a complete gallery of photos from the race.
Complete race results are available from L & M Computer Sports and Event Production at http://www.lmsports.com/troop12.htm.
Three southern New Jersey students win building industry scholarships
CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 15, 2012 _ The Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation has awarded $6,000 in educational grants to three southern New Jersey students for the 2012-2013 school year. Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation has awarded more than $122,093 to area students planning for careers in the homebuilding industry. Read more
Find A Professional Remodeler or Home Improvement Contractor
If you need a remodeler for any variety of home improvement projects, search the Builders League’s membership directory for professional and certified contractors in your area. All companies and individuals listed will be registered with the state of New Jersey as a Home Improvement Contractor, unless otherwise noted. Many will be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Lead Safe Practices, depending on their area of expertise. CLICK HERE.
Announcing the joint program of Builders League of South Jersey, National Association of Home Builders and the National Football League Former Players Association are (from left) Bill Cappuccio of MarJam Supply; NFLPA-Philadelphia chapter President Gregory Brown; Ron Davis, NFLPA National Steering Committee member; Builders League Secretary Mitchell Zbik, NFLPA-Philadelphia chapter Vice President Joe Wilson, NFLPA-Philadelphia chapter Secretary Art Scott and Builders League President Jason Schaeffer of Schaeffer Family Homes.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. MARCH 7, 2012 - The closest most New Jersey homebuilders ever got to a professional football player was designing the ultimate media room so homebuyers could watch their favorite teams on high definition wall-size projection television systems.
Through Touchdown for Homes, a national charitable outreach program developed by theNational Association of Homes Builders
and the NFLPA Former Players Association, the partnership will build projects in communities that have an NFLPA chapter and a local homebuilders association with a charitable outreach program. The Philadelphia NFLPA chapter is composed of retired players from across the country, who are now living within the Philadelphia Metro area.
“We are really excited to partner with the Builders League on projects that will bring the heart and soul back to teamwork in a way that professional athletes understand,” said National Steering Committee member Ron Davis, who was born in Camden, played for Deptford High School, and played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in the 1970s.
“It’s time for everyone to reach out to the community more with some of these charitable projects,” said Gregory Brown, Philadelphia Chapter President of the NFL Former Players Association and a Voorhees resident. “Former professional athletes know how important that is to connect with the communities that once supported us. As well, it helps us live with our abilities once we are no longer playing professionally. We’re building a new kind of program. Ultimately we want to build a home for a returning veteran or a needy individual.”
The goal of Touchdown for Homes is to strengthen communities by providing comfortable and suitable housing opportunities for individuals, families and veterans in need. The program was inspired by the Dallas former NFL players’ chapter that, through its successful Holiday House program, has built a home a year for a disadvantaged family for the past 12 years with the help of local homebuilders.
Since its national launch earlier this year, former NFL players, NAHB members and consulting professionals from around the country have been working together in communities, including Dallas, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Knoxville, Minneapolis, Seattle and San Antonio/Austin.
“This is something to believe in. We need to be out there helping people to get back home,” said Bill Cappuccio of MarJam Supply, a member of the Builders League’s Remodelers Council.
Members of the Builders League’s Charitable Foundation recently met with members of the NFLPA Philadelphia chapter to begin reviewing potential projects in southern New Jersey that would be a good fit for both organizations. They expect to begin the first renovation project this spring and hope to conduct a new home construction project in the future.
“Providing our residents with a healthy place to call home has always been our priority. We are extremely excited to be able to partner with an organization that understands teamwork and the need for community outreach,” said Builders League President Jason Schaeffer of Schaeffer Family Homes in Berlin. “There are needy projects in every community in southern New Jersey, from simple renovation projects to complete remodels. Ultimately, we are all neighbors helping neighbors. With this partnership, we are hoping to rival the success of the Dallas chapter by showcasing how New Jersey residents always response to a neighbor in need.”
ABOUT THE NFLPA: The National Football League Former Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests.
Fast Facts About Touchdown For Homes: Read more.
Builders League of South Jersey scolarships offered to area students.
Cherry Hill, N. J. - The Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation has announced scholarships are now available for area students for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
Scholarships, ranging up to $2,000 will be awarded to students from southern New Jersey, who will be matriculating in an accredited, post-secondary school and pursuing a course of study related to real estate and the construction industry. Since 1995, the Foundation has awarded more than $116,093 to southern New Jersey students. Read more.
Three South Jersey businessmen honored by Builders League of South Jersey
CHERRY HILL, N.J. Nov. 17, 2011 – Three southern New Jersey businessmen were honored by the Sales and Marketing Council of the for their commitment to the growth and preservation of the home building industry in New Jersey at the association’s 27th-annual Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence Awards, held at the Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson Wednesday night.
Stephen J. Hovnanian of in Mount Laurel was honored as Builder of the Year, while Sandy Mersky of in Voorhees was honored as Associate of the Year and Mark Evans of in Mt. Ephriam was honored as Remodeler of the Year.
Established in 1985, the MAME Awards program recognizes League members for superior work in customer service, design, building, merchandising and the most creative advertising and marketing efforts used to promote southern New Jersey’s newest neighborhoods. The Builders League presented nearly 100 awards ranging from the best black and white logo for a community to the Commitment to Excellence Awards.
(Photo credits: Pictured above is Sandy Merky of South Jersey Engineers in Voorhees. Below left is Stephen J. Hovnanian of J.S. Hovnanian & Son in Mount Laurel and, right, is Mark Evans of M.S. Evans Builder.)
View more event photos here.
Five southern New Jersey businesspeople honored by Builders League of South Jersey
CHERRY HILL, N.J. Nov. 17, 2011 – The Sales and Marketing Council of the Builders League of South Jersey has honored five businesspeople from southern New Jersey for their sales expertise and dedication to quality construction and customer service throughout the last year.
Honored at the 27th-annual Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence Awards at the Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson last night, were Nick Zizzamia of Cipriani Remodeling Solutions in Woodbury with the Production Manager of the Year Award; Cindy Cipriani of Cipriani Remodeling Solutions with the Remodeling Salesperson of the Year Award; Vincent J. Pitcherella of Penn Jersey Weekend Directional Signs in Oaklyn with the Associate Member Salesperson of the Year Award; Paul Schlimme of Penn Jersey Direction Signs with the Associate Member Performance Achievement Award and William Burris of Burris Construction Company in Moorestown with the Builders Performance Achievement Award.
(Pictured above is Vincent J. Pitcherella of Downingtown, Pa, who was honored with the Associate Member Sales Person of the Year Award.)
Four southern New Jersey businesspeople inducted into Builders Hall of Fame
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Honoring their commitment to the preservation of the home building industry in New Jersey, four area businesspeople were inducted into the Builders League of South Jersey Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony held at the Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson, last night.
Established in 2005, the Builders League Hall of Fame recognizes those members and former members of the association for their service and commitment to the League and the home building industry. The eighth group of inductees include past presidents Mary Anderson of Homes by Mary B. Anderson in Egg Harbor Township and Barbara Chiusano of C & C Development Company in Marlton, Rick Riccardi of Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. in Swedesboro and Nicole Hantman of Continental Home Loans, Inc.in Woodbury.
(Pictured above are Barbara Chiusano of C & C Development Company in Marlton and Mary B. Anderson of Homes by Mary B. Anderson in Egg Harbor Township.)
(Pictured above are Hall of Fame winners Rick Riccardi, President of Marathon Engineering and Environmental Services in Swedesboro, and Nicole Hantman, Relationship Manager for Continental Home Loans in Woodbury.)
3rd-annual Run For Our Troops raises funds for veterans group
Sept. 10, 2011 - Honoring Patriot Day on Saturday, some 200 participants helped raise nearly $10,000 to build specially-designed homes for physically disabled veterans in the 3rd-annual Run for Our Troops 5 Kilometer Run & Walk at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, N.J. The event was a benefit for Homes for Our Troops, a Taunton, Mass organization that has built more than 100 customized homes nationwide. Read More.
Patrick Medany, 25, of Deptford (above, left) won the race, covering the winding course around Cooper River in 18:46 while Megan Donough, 36, of Cherry Hill (above right) topped the women's race in 23:58.
For more race results visit L & M Sports and Event Productions' website at http://www.lmsports.com/troops11.htm#winners
To view more event photos, click here.
Opinion: If You Want the Job Done Right, Hire a Professional Remodeler
By Mitchell Zbik, Dwight Pittenger, Jason Bossart and Dan Gehrig
May is National Home Remodeling Month. Any homeowner planning to remodel wants nothing less than a professional job. We all want the best quality in terms of workmanship and materials when it comes to improving our most prized and valuable asset. When it comes to selecting a remodeler, however, too many buyers conveniently forget the time-proven adage that you get what you pay for. Read more.
Check Credentials When Hiring a Professional Remodeler
If you are planning a home remodel this year, make sure you hire a professional remodelers with excellent credentials. May is National Home Remodeling Home. The Builders League of South Jersey recommends homeowners ask about these credentials when hiring a professional remodelers. Click here to learn more.
How to Hire a Remodeler
If you have collected photos of your dream kitchen, drafted a general budget, and talked with friends about how you wish your home was more comfortable or modern, you may be ready to hire a professional remodeler to get the job done right. Know the steps that protect you as a homeowner in New Jersey. Click here for some helpful tips to guide you in finding the best remodeler for your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
Remodeling your home can moderize the style, make it more comfortable, improve energy-efficiency and home functionality, increase the value of your home and help with upkeep and maintainence. Remodeling is a sure investment in your home to ensure longevity, usefulness and home value. The Builders League answers some of you frequently asked questions. Click here.
Selecting and designing a home remodeling project
Embarking on a home remodeling project is an exciting and creative process. When considering your home remodel, take time to imagine, brainstorm and plan. While researching ideas for your home remodel, think about some of the most popular room requests remodelers receice from customers. Click here.
Home Remodeling Etiquette
While home remodeling can be an exciting adventure, it's important to remember that neighbors may not be quite as thrilled with the project as you are. Here are some tips to help keep the peace in the your neighborhood.
The BLSJ Home Improvements Remodeling Guide is under construction
In response to an increase in consumer phone calls looking for information on a variety of home improvement projects, the Builders League of South Jersey is developing a guide that will assist homeowners and renters in finding the right contractors, home builders and suppliers in southern New Jersey. All companies and individuals listed will be registered with the state of New Jersey as a Home Improvement Contractor, unless otherwise notes. Many will be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Lead Safe Practices, depending on their area of expertise.
Until then, you can call the League at (856) 616-8460 for a list of remodelers in your area.
Remodeling Dos and Don'ts
1. Don't neglect your home. Do maintain and enhance the value of your home with maintenance and remodeling projects.
2. Don't try complex remodels on your own. Do call a professional remodeler to get the job done right the first time and save yourself time and money.
3. Don't necessarily hire the cheapest remodeler. Do a thorough check on the remodeler’s experience, references, and qualifications, such as membership with NAHB Remodelers. Write down a list of interview questions to help se identify the best remodeler for your needs. In New Jersey, you need to do the legwork to confirm your contractor is a registered Home Improvement Contractor with the state.
4. Don't lose patience during the remodel. Do prepare yourself for challenges and realistically understand the time and money your remodel may require.
5. Don’t try to remove or deal with lead paint on your own. Do call a professional remodeler or remediator to minimize exposure to lead paint. Know that all professionals working on homes or schools built before 1978 must be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency in Lead Safe Practices.
Think you might need a reminder during your project. Download the list.
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Builders League donates to six Habitat for Humanity chapters
CHERRY HILL, N.J., MARCH 23, 2011 - The Builders League of South Jersey Charitable Foundation continued its tradition of helping housing-related groups in southern New Jersey by making contributions of $500 each to the Habitat for Humanity Atlantic County, Metropolitan Camden Habitat for Humanity, Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity, Burlington County Habitat for Humanity, Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity and the Habitat for Humanity Cape May County.
Since 2002, the Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $110,008 in cash donations to worthy organizations in southern New Jersey for food and shelter-related assistance and support.
“Food, clothing and shelter are our most basic needs in life. Each time we are able to assist households by supporting Habitat for Humanity projects with either cash, donations of goods or labor, we know we’re improving the quality of life for area families,” said Builders League President Mitchell Zbik of Group Ten Builders. “That’s something you can build on.”
Home Improvements Lecture series offered free to South Jersey homeowners
CHERRY HILL, N.J. March 21, 2011 – As warmer weather approaches and homeowners begin making plans for their home maintenance and improvement projects, the Builders League of South Jersey
Remodelers Council is cautioning the public to conduct the necessary background checks on any contractors they hire to work on their homes.
The Builders League Remodelers Council is offering a Home Improvements Lecture series free to any neighborhood or community group or municipality in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. The hour-long lecture will review the New Jersey Home Improvement Contractors Registration Act, how to search for a remodeler, what to look for, references, evaluating your remodeler choices, reviewing the contract and how to be a good neighbor during a remodeling project.
“People work their whole lives to own a decent home that they’re proud to come home to. Yet, it is so frustrating to us when we hear story after story about owners who have been taken by contractors that either didn’t do the job properly or weren’t professional in their business practices,” said Remodelers Council President Bill Cappuccio of MarJam Supply. “Often times these complaints are against companies that aren’t even registered as a Home Improvement Contractor. The homeowners didn’t know how to do the necessary background checks. They didn’t know what to ask. That’s frustrating to professional contractors, too.”
Spring Into Action - Now that the cold and snow drifts are beginning to melt away, it's time to get your house in tip-top shape
SJ Magazine features the top spring home maintenance tips of 2011 with Builders League of South Jersey Remodelers Council President Bill Cappuccio of MarJam Supply. Read the whole story here.
Builders League of South Jersey announces scholarships available to area students studing at trade schools and colleges
The Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation has announced scholarships are now available for area students for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year. Scholarships, ranging up to $2,000 will be awarded to students from southern New Jersey who will be matriculating in an accredited, post-secondary school and pursuing a course of study related to real estate and the construction industry.
The Foundation was funded with a donation from the Home Builders Foundation, a community service entity established by the Builders League in 1956 to help area residents in need, and by special donations from Builders League members. Since 1995, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $111,093 to area students.
“The speed in which technology changes is rapidly changing the homebuilding industry, from the products we use to the services homeowners need to maintain their home,” said Builders League of South Jersey President Mitchell Zbik. “Homebuilding is many industries combined. As such, companies are looking for workers trained in the newest technologies. Trade schools and colleges are all responding to the growth in Green Building and alternative energies. Read more.
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Four area businessmen inducted into BLSJ Hall of Fame
CHERRY HILL, N.J., JAN. 21, 2011 – Honoring their commitment to the preservation of the home building industry in southern New Jersey, four area businessmen were inducted into the Builders League of South Jersey Hall of Fame at a dinner at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees on Jan. 19.
Established in 2005, the Builders League Hall of Fame recognizes those members and former members of the association for their service and commitment to the League and the home building industry. The seventh group of inductees include past presidents Michael Karmatz of Bala Cynwyd, Pa and James McAleer of Haddonfield, Jerry Silvi of First Colonial National Bank in Haddonfield and Steve Shriver of Consulting Engineer Services in Sewell.
Atlantic County man to lead Builders League of South Jersey Remodelers Council
CHERRY HILL, N.J., JAN. 19, 2011 – The Builders League of South Jersey has named Bill Cappuccio as chairman of the League’s Remodelers Council for 2011. Cappuccio, an outside sales representative with building materials distributor MarJam Supply in Pleasantville, will help the association expand the depth of its professional development opportunities for remodelers and associated members. Read more.
Ventnor Builder elected to lead Builders League of South Jersey
CHERRY HILL, NJ, December 16, 2010 – The Builders League of South Jersey has announced its new slate of officers for 2011. Mitchell Zbik, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations for Group Ten Builders in Burlington Township, has been elected president of the Builders League for 2011.
Serving with him on the association’s Executive Committee are Jason Schaeffer, President of Tim Schaeffer Communities in Berlin, as vice president; Charles Kojeski of Kojeski Construction Company in Voorhees as secretary; Jerry Silvi of First Colonial National Bank in Collingswood as treasurer, Peter Haran of Joseph’s Landscaping and Irrigation in Williamstown as Vice President of State Affairs; Jen Sauder, president of Thesing Power Sweeping in Deptford, as vice president of Associate Affairs, and Robert Cain of Mark Systems in Mount Holly as Second Vice President of Associate Affairs.
The Builders League’s officers and Board of Directors were sworn in at a ceremony at the annual Installation and Holiday Dinner at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees Dec. 15.
Zbik, a resident of Ventnor, has been an active member of the Builders League since 1998, serving the association on numerous committees before moving into his executive leadership role. He is a graduate of Philadelphia University and has had a lengthy career in accounting, financial and corporate management.
He joined Group Ten Builders in 1996 and expanded his experience and hand-on knowledge to cover every aspect of managing a homebuilding company. From land acquisition, contract management and negotiating to recruiting and training staff and instituting quality programs for improved efficiency and profitability, he has been actively involved in day-to-day operations. Zbik continued to apply his financial management skills and business acumen to position Group Ten Builders, an independent company, among the industry’s leaders in southern New Jersey in the last decade.
Throughout 2011, Zbik will focus on expanding the League’s membership development and services. The League currently has one of the highest membership retention rates (82 percent) of any home builders association in the country.
Download Mr. Zbik's bio - click here
Mount Laurel builder honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
CHERRY HILL, NJ, Dec. 20, 2010 – The Builders League of South Jersey honored Thomas Paparone of Paparone Housing Company with the Joseph S. VanOsten Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication and commitment to protecting and preserving the homebuilding industry in New Jersey
Paparone, a resident of Mount Laurel, was recently honored at the League’s annual Installation of Officers and Holiday Dinner at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees on Dec. 15.
The award is presented annually to either a builder or associate member who has been with the Builders League for 10 years and demonstrated exceptional service to the building industry during that time.
25th Annual Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence Awards at the Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson on Nov. 10, 2010.
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The following photos are from the Builders League of South Jersey’s 2nd-annual Run For Our Troops 5 kilometer Run & Walk at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken on Saturday Sept. 11. The 3.1-mile event was a benefit for Homes for Our Troops, a Taunton, Mass. non-profit organization that builds specially-designed homes for physically-disabled veterans.
Each file contains photos of runners, walkers and visitors around the Race Village and registration areas. They are separated by finishing times for the 5K run and walk.
The Builders League would like to thank every one in southern New Jersey for their continued support of our fundraising efforts for Homes for Our Troops. We often say, “A job goes home at night.” For many US military servicemen and women, who have made the extreme sacrifice, it is a longer road home that we’d like to make a little smoother.
Jeremy Kastner of Medford, N.J. won the 2nd-annual Run for Our Troops 5K Run in 16:41
View all race photos here.
View race results here.
Erin Gill of Moorestown won the women's race at the 2nd-annual Run for Our Troops 5K Run & Walk at Cooper River Park on Sept. 11, finishing 11th overall in 21:20.
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Making Sure Your Home Is Safe From Lead
All contractors working on homes in New Jersey built before 1978 now must be certified in federal EPA Lead Safe Practices. See what the Builders League has done to promote this new federal law and train area professionals. Click here for more information.
2010 MAME Awards Call for Entries Now Available
The Call for Entries for the 2010 Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence Awards is now available online at www.blsjmameawards.com. The deadline for entriers for this year's awards is Friday September 24, 2010. The MAME Awards ceremony will be held at the Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson on Wednesday November 10, 2010.
New Jersey Remodelers Association merges with Builders League
The Builders League of South Jersey has announced the New Jersey Remodelers Association has merged with the League, thus expanding the scope of work the association does for construction industry professionals. For more information click here.
National Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists Courses Offered
According to national forecasts there are 76 million Americans ages 55 and over and that number will expand to 85 million by 2014. While the Baby Boomer generation is influencing everything about how developers plan active adult communities, some older Americans are making plans to stay put in their current homes. The Builders League of South Jersey is now offering a series of continuing education courses this winter that will allow area builders, remodelers, and other real estate specialists to become Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) with three full-day classes offered in May. For more information click here.
Green Building Courses Offered For Builders & Contractors in South Jersey
As South Jersey residents begin to access the cost effectiveness of their homes in this economy, many real estate and home building professionals have begun seeking the training necessary to grow their Green Building businesses. The Builders League of South Jersey offers building professionals the opportunity to be certified in advanced Green Building Science courses. For more information, click here.