“I’ve found it is more important than ever to keep my networking skills sharp so I can continually grow my personal and professional network. While the networking tools have certainly changed, the rules of networking remain constant and it takes a purposeful effort to master the art of networking.”
Steps to successful networking:
- Be friendly, yet professional.
- Be genuine, you want to build trust.
- Establish goals, why you are networking. Looking for a job, enlarging your contact base, or looking for possible clients?
- Follow up with the contacts you meet. Handwritten notes are a thing of the past but are noticed and remembered!
- Try to keep in touch periodically.
- How can you provide value to the person you’re meeting? Try to give before asking for something.
- Don’t dismiss anyone as irrelevant. It’s about who you know, not how many people you know.
Do Business with AHBA Members… Check out the latest membership activity below over the last 30 days. Find complete contact information in the online member directory.
New Members…Welcome to our newest members of the AHBA! To educate and engage, new AHBA Members are required to attend a one hour New Member Orientation as a final step in becoming a member. The next New Member Orientation is on March 19, 2013 from 3:30 to 4:30pm at the AHBA Office.
Adam Edmonds Construction, LLC, Adam Edmonds
Franks Painting & Drywall, Inc., Billy Eugene Franks
J.K. Electric, LLC, Joseph Kokoska
J.K. Electric, LLC, Jason Kokoska/Affiliate
J.K. Electric, LLC, Shawn Kokoska/Affiliate
Navas Construction, Inc., Oswaldo Navas
Solid Surface Specialists, LLC, Renee Spicher/Affiliate
Renewing Members…Thank you for renewing your membership!
1-800-Water Damage, Kimberly Basham
1-800-Water Damage, Diane Holmes
Acanthus Interiors, LLC, Jared Allen
ACM Design, PA, Amy Conner-Murphy
Asheville Citizen-Times, Debbie McMannis
Asheville Savings Bank, Jennifer Duvall
Bass and Royster Builders, Inc., Steve Royster
Belco Electric Co., Milton Burris
Build It Naturally, Inc., Mike Benito
Builders FirstSource, Ray Glass
Builders FirstSource, W.C. Hare
Carolina Colortones, Clint Farish
Carolina Home + Garden, Rimas Zailskas
Carpet One Floor & Home, Lisa Foster-Eudy
ECS Carolinas, LLP, Scott Sawyer
Fairview Door Sales Co., Robert McBrayer
First Bank, Timothy Brown
Gardner Building Group, LLC, Scott Gardner
Grace Homes, Brad Hutchinson
Grammatico Signature Homes, LLC, Dan Grammatico
Haynes Heating & Cooling, Jeff Coats
J S Miller High Country Builders, Joe Miller
K-Wall Poured Walls, LLC, Al Kimbrough
K-Wall Poured Walls, LLC, Richard Kubica
K-Wall Poured Walls, LLC, Patty Kubica
MacPherson Construction, Inc., Thomas Smith
McElrath Roofing Co., Inc., Steve McElrath
Monyny Lath & Stucco, Ismael Ibarra
Moss Sign Co., Ronnie Moss
Mountain Housing Opportunity, Lloyd Freel
Mountain Showcase Group, Nick Dionne
Mountain Water Systems, Jim Roberts
Noble Carpentry, Inc., Daniel Friday
Preish Construction, Inc., Jim Preish
ProBuild, Josh McGee
Progress Energy, Renee Maxwell
Ricardo Leon-Macias dba Stucco Specialties, Ricardo Leon-Macias
Richland Homes, Thomas Linsley
Sears Commercial Service, Brenda Dunlap
Snow Creek Landscaping, Mindy Boone
Stafford Homebuilders, LLC, Jerry Stafford
Sulaski & Tinsley Homes, LLC, Michael Tinsley
Sun Mountain Door, Candace Childers
Tile Unlimited, Eddie Ratcliff
Tucker Materials, Inc., Rene Sutton
Tucker Materials, Inc., Matt Sutton
Willard Concepts, LLC, Paul Willard
Pending Members…In compliance with our Bylaws and the policies which have been put in place by our Board of Directors and the Membership Committee, Association procedure is to have new member applications approved by the Board of Directors and by the General Membership. If you know of any compelling reason that any applicant should not be considered for membership, please contact any AHBA staff member at 828-299-7001 or email your comments to the AHBA at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information given to the AHBA is held strictly confidential.
Brand Vaughn Lumber of Asheville, Steve Brunelle, Affiliate
Carolina Farm Credit, Bruce Newman, Associate
Carolina Heights Builders, Inc., Oleg Romashchuk, Builder
Colonial Life, Lynn McLeod, Associate
Daltile, Ronnie Downs, Associate
Daltile, Megan Noland, Affiliate
Daltile, Charity Miller, Affiliate
Deltec Homes, Larry Payne, Affiliate
ECS Carolina, LLP, Todd Tamasy, Affiliate
Elk Mountain Associates, Jed Durand, Associate
GBS Building Supply, Nick Campbell, Affiliate
R. S. Construction of Asheville, Inc., Raul Souza, Builder
R. S. Construction of Asheville, Inc., Karen Ann Wall, Associate
Waterworks Pool & Spa, LLC, Peter Phelps, Associate
Xtreme Drywall Systems, Inc., Kathy Cassada, Associate
Sorry to See You Go….The AHBA is sorry to see the companies listed below drop their AHBA Membership. If you know these past members or do business with them, please give them a call and invite them back to re-join the AHBA.
Blue Planet Plumbing, LLC
Chestnut Hill Construction Services
First Citizens Bank
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Article posted by Christi Stokes, Director of Member Services & Special Events for the Asheville Home Builders Association.