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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 2018

BANNJ President, Anthony Volpe
The President's Message

Special thanks to Victoria Reczkowski of Ferguson Enterprises for hosting our April GMM at their beautiful Ramsey Showroom, and to Richard Gaynor of Middleton & Company and Jared Lans, Esq., both Associate Members, who gave a very informative member education seminar on what to include in business contracts and how to “Put the Law on Your Side” to protect your company.  All attendees took home some valuable information to apply to their next contract negotiation.  Our 71st Annual Golf Outing & Scholarship Awards took place on Monday, May 21st at White Beeches Golf & Country Club, and we had spectacular weather for the event.  Many thanks to our golf committee, volunteers and to over 130 golfers and dinner guests who attended the event in support of our Association.  Please see below for the list of our generous Sponsors who made the success of this annual event possible:  
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Congratulations to the following Golf Award winners:

First Place:  Jack Gray, Vinnie Stanziale, Mark Divalk, John Dalo; Second Place: Mike McGreary, Bill Brown, Matt Frasco, Anthony Ceccon; Most Honest:  James Shertz, Pete Albanese, Ken Bauer, Ernie Cheng; Closest to Line: Jared Lans; Longest Drive: Rob Zick and Closest to Pin: Sean Bradley.

BANNJ Foundation and Community Foundation of NJ Scholarship Award Winners: 
Thank you to Jeff Mathieu, Scholarship Awards Master of Ceremonies and to Mary Brennan, Scholarship Awards Chair, who presented the following four (4) awards to these exceptional students who are continuing their education to pursue a career in the building industry:

1. Christopher Nieves Bergen Catholic HS), Donald Van Natta Scholarship Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Major, Engineering

2. Dennis Priestner (Lakeland Regional HS), Alex Sands Memorial Award, attending University of Delaware.  Major, Construction Management

Two (2) winners of the John J. and Helen M. Durante Family Charitable Trust Scholarship Award: 
1. Dominique Wiktorowski (Garfield HS), attending NJ Institute of Technology.  Major, Architecture 
2. Christopher Montoya (Garfield HS), attending Texas A&M University.  Major, Engineering

*View Photos of the Golf Outing & Scholarship Awards at the Photo Gallery page on our website or click on the link to our Facebook page photos on the top of the Photo Gallery page. 

BANNJ Photo Gallery 

I hope to see everyone at our June 6th Lunch & Learn NJBA Mid-Year Housing Market Update at SAX, LLP in Clifton for a valuable overview of the housing market and legislative and regulatory updates.  Be sure to attend and take back this important information to plan your business strategies.  

Finally, I'd like to wish all our members a very safe Memorial Day Weekend. Family and fun will be a huge part of the day but remember...


Starts and Permits

Multifamily Unit Size Falls

Single-Family Home Size Increases at the Start of 2018

 Standards on AD&C Loans Ease, Interest Rates Expected to Rise

Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

Welcome New Members

Alan Mruvka Company (Builder)
Mr. Alan Mruvka
650 Palisades Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

HVAC R. Comfort Pro, LLC (A)
Joseph Navarra
46 Mount Ararat Lane
Toms River, NJ 08753

Premier Partner Spotlight
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Wednesday, June 6th-Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Lunch & Learn-Join us for lunch and get an update from the experts at NJBA on the housing market legislative and regulatory issues affecting our industry and the forecast for building issues affecting our state.  $25 per person.

Look for Fall Event Dates coming soon in the June issue of Northern Lights.

Be sure to register for all events on our new website secure payment portal at!