October 1, 2005
SAHBA Home Show, Oct 7-9
We have picketed the last two Home Shows and are making our plans for the show next weekend. We have repeatedly asked SAHBA to respond to our complaints about McCreary Homes and have repeatedly heard nothing.
As Martin Luther King Jr. said - "There comes a time when silence is betrayal." SAHBA remains silent. SAHBA takes a decidedly anti-consumer track in their September magazine; even going so far as to tell members how to "deflect construction defects"! Not how to correct them or even how to prevent them - rather they want to deflect responsibility. Is this what honorable business means? This is exactly what McCreary Homes did to us. Instead of McCreary fixing the 227 Registrar of Contractors verified defects, State Farm ran us into the ground with legal costs to the point where it greatly contributed to our having to file bankruptcy. Is this what you would want to happen to a member of your family? We are ex-military - is this what you would want a returning Iraq war veteran to encounter?
We will continue our efforts to educate the public about the legislation and practices that SAHBA is engaged in. Which side of this debate do you want to be associated with? Because SAHBA doesn't respond to us - Would you stop by the SAHBA booth and ask Ed Taczanowsky, Chris Kemmerly, Greg Miedema, Art Flagg, Martha Wright, Randy Argon, John Shorbe Sr. and Roger Yohem why SAHBA chooses to remain silent? As Edmund Burke said "All it takes for evil to exist is for good men to say nothing" Please let us know what they tell you. We look forward to seeing you at the home show. We too will be visiting with exhibitors and asking questions.