I wanted to write about a recent Vermont Home Builders and Remodelers Association meeting which we recently attended. The HBRA hosts a variety of functions and provides a great deal of educational events ranging from Act 250 to installing wood floors, tax classes, green building, etc. Here is a photo from a recent meeting where Governor Jim Douglas spoke. Regardless of one's political views, I must say that Governor Douglas is a nice man and that he cares deeply about Vermont. He is posed here with Wade Smyth, President of the HBRA and owner of Turtle Creek Builders, Waitsfield, Vermont along with his wife Nancy and daughter Carole.