Bulletin Board Magazine 2018 Volume 3
XXXXX President’s Report
C ontents 01 President's Report by Michael J. Kokes 03 Our Association Is Strong Because Members LikeYou Belong! by Gina McNamara 05 Welcome New Members 2017 07 Associate Spotlight All County Enterprises 09 Opioid Deaths Plague Construction Industry 12 Governor Murphy and Legislative Houses Reach Budget Deal by Kevin Donovan, Curchin Group 15 Green Field Construction Group Managing Diversified Construction Projects for Developers 19 New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program 23 Multi-State Tax News by Kevin Donovan 26 SBA Membership by Kim Manicone 30 Young Professionals Committee by Chris Cowan 33 Legal/Legislative by Michael J. Gross, Esq. and Steven M. Dalton, Esq. 37 AwardWinning CompaniesWin BigWith FAME by Marge Karahuta, & Stephanie Shaffery 39 Governor Murphy Signs Legislation by Robert S. Goldsmith & Irene Hsieh 43 Shore Builders Association Events Recap 49 Let’s Hear it for the Boys! 55 Member Community Outreach 57 TheValue of an Active Associate Member by Michael Kurpiel VOLUME 3 | 2018
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PRESIDENT'S Message by Michael J. Kokes - SBACNJ
OFFICERS President – Michael J. Kokes
First Vice President – Christopher Amato
Vice President of Associates – Kim Manicone
Michael J. Kokes President - SBACNJ
Treasurer – James Pittenger
I believe in the Strength of this Association
Our Young Professionals committee and Professional Women in Building council are very involved in community outreach, which I believe builds and strengthens our association’s standing in the communities we do business in. Having engaged members is part of what makes the association strong, but having members that take their mission beyond our association elevates our strength to a whole different level. Our members continue to bring their community outreach causes to our association, and our membership is always ready, willing, and able to take part in helping further these efforts. From past President Corey Wescoe’s mission to run the NYC Marathon this fall to raise money and awareness for Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy, to past President Tom Bovino’s son Eric Mason raising money for a few of our favorite charities like Foodstock, MCSPCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County, our members are not only generous with their donations, but with their time as well. We also had great community outreach programs with the Collier’s Youth Services Group Home,
to introduce and attract younger generations to our industry. As many of you know, we have a nationwide shortage of skilled trades and workforce in the building industry. It is the mission of NJBA to have the local associations partner with schools and organizations to provide resources and opportunities in the building industry to students in high school and beyond. I believe attracting new and skilled workers is important for the strength and survival of our industry. Once again, our Young Professionals Committee and our Professional Women in Building council have both been at the forefront of this effort, spearheading efforts to make contacts, grow relationships, and provide programs to schools and VOTECs in our area. This issue of Bulletin Board Magazine is dedicated to the strength of our industry. I believe a large part of what makes SBACNJ so successful is our engaged membership and the creative ideas our members have in supporting our association’s goals. I believe if we continue to work together as builders and associates not only will our association continue to strength, we will be able to continue the mission of meeting the needs
Secretary – Dave Eareckson
I would like to start out by congratulating our award winning members who were recently recognized at our Night of Honor event in September. Every year the Awards Committee selects members who exemplify what it means to be an active, engaged member of Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey. I believe the strength of our association lies in the efforts and dedication of these, and other, members who have worked tirelessly on behalf of our industry. In addition to our annual awards, we also presented the BEAM Award in September. My sincerest congratulations goes out to American Properties on being named this year’s recipient. For those of you that are not familiar with BEAM, it stands for Builders Employing Associate Members. This award is presented each year to a builder member who has used the goods and services offered by associate member companies. As a past recipient of this prestigious award, I can tell you it is an honor to be among the building companies that have previously been awarded the BEAM, and we proudly display ours in the front of our office for everyone to see. I believe the partnership of builder and associate members doing business together is another element of what makes our association strong.
Immediate Past President – Thomas Bovino
SBACNJ STAFF Executive Officer – Gina McNamara
Office Manager – Chris Boyle
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