Abe Degnan (President of Degnan Design Builders, Inc.) is now the official 2010 President of the Madison Area Builders Association (MABA). Abe presented his installation speech during a crowded gathering of Madison Area Builders Association members, family, employees and associates at Fitzgerald’s Supper Club in Middleton on February 1, 2010
In addressing the crowd, Abe reflected on the many influences by Madison Area Builders Association members that have strengthened his own business since joining the Association. Through active participation in Association projects and committees, Abe has come to recognize the advantages and strength of character he has gained since joining MABA. Abe told members that they
- “should be aware that we can strongly influence others to be the best they can be in our industry. "
- "Each of us has the ability to make a huge difference in the lives of other members."
- "Bring others UP to your standards by encouraging professionalism.”
Events such as Green Built Home Makeover and Hammer With A Heart, “are particularly close to my heart.” “These two events give members an opportunity to give back to the community,” Abe said.
Abe Degnan is a true advocate for the Association, its members and its services. Abe commented, “I’ve met so many good and trustworthy people—
- Other builders and remodelers who truly love what they do and have pride and passion for their craft.
- Trade contractors and suppliers who desire to be helpful and want to be the best at what they do.
- Staff members who are experts in their fields and who help us to make our jobs easier and our businesses better.”
As 2010 President, Abe plans to focus on close communication with all the Association’s committees and work groups so the Board of Directors is in tune with members’ needs. In addition to maintaining current member services, he will be exploring new ideas for additional services that can be implemented, within the scope of the current budget, that will help to reinforce the value of MABA membership.
Abe’s pledge to members is to keep the Association strong so as to help members keep their businesses strong.
As the 2010 President, Abe will lead the Madison Area Business Association in its efforts to monitor and influence issues and regulations affecting the building industry, especially those related to housing availability and affordability.
In addition, MABA provides a forum for education and information exchange for the benefit of the industry and the communities its members serve. MABA presents a variety of home-related public events and tours throughout the year.
The Madison Area Builders Association is a trade association affiliated with the Wisconsin Builders Association and the National Assocaition of Home Builders. With more than 650 company members, MABA represents persons involved in the residential and light commercial construction industry--collectively the eighth largest source of private employment in the Dane County area. Every 100 homes MABA members build will create nearly $60 million in community income over a decade. Click here for more information about the Madison Area Builders Association and its members.
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