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Code of Ethics & Performance Guidelines

This Code of Ethics and Performance Guidelines (“Code”) for members of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Maine (“HBRAME”) has been adopted to promote and maintain the highest levels of service and conduct in the building industry among its members. Adherence to this Code is required of Association members to assure public confidence in the integrity and services of HBRAME and its members. Enforcement of this Code is initiated by the filing of a written complaint to the HBRAME Board of Directors who will review the complaint in accordance with the Association’s Bylaws.

Each member shall use best efforts in the conduct of its business activities to:

  1. Abide by the bylaws, rules and procedures of the HBRAME.
  2. Comply with all applicable warranty laws and building codes.
  3. Conduct all transactions, agreements and dealings with customers, employees, subcontractors, suppliers and regulatory officials [in a manner that is] free from fraud or deception, and comply with the requirements of the Maine Home Construction Contracts Act.
  4. Comply with all other applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  5. Maintain insurance as may be required by law, including but not limited to general liability and workers compensation insurance, at a level that is adequate and customary for the business in which the member is engaged.
  6. Where applicable, meet or exceed the latest edition of the Residential Construction Performance Guidelines for professional builders and remodelers published by the National Association of Home Builders, as may from time to time be supplemented by HBRAME.
  7. Agree that this Code applies to all corporations, partnerships, and other business entities in which the member or a principle of the member has a majority interest.

[All members] have read and understand all of the requirements of this Code and agree to abide by it to maintain [their] membership in good standing in this association.

Board of Directors

Kurt Clason

President

603.630.3207
[email protected]
President, Clason Remodeling Corp
Ossipee, NH

Open

Vice President

Open Position

Travis Blake

Treasurer

Mark Auld

207.967.4262
[email protected]
Auld Building Company

Thomas Drew

NAHB Life Director

207.885.5070 X118
[email protected]
Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

Carl Chretien

NAHB State Representative, NAHB Life Director

207.284.5843
[email protected]
Chretien Construction

Barry Chase

207.646.6703
[email protected]
Chase Construction, Inc

Jason Duval

Mark Patterson

207.324.5574
[email protected]
Patco Construction, Inc

David Pierson

Bob Ferro


[email protected]
Ferro Marketing, LLC

Councils & Committees

HBRAME Remodelers Council members meet quarterly to share best practices, industry resources, and discount offers that will help them grow their businesses. Members receive an exclusive directory listing on the NAHB website. NAHB also provides monthly, industry-specific educational programming from leaders working in the field. 

FMI: Travis Blake, Southern Maine Remodeling

Builders and Remodelers who join an NAHB Builder 20 Group are looking for a boldly honest and industry specific network of professionals to help them build a more profitable company. Members communicate throughout the year to support each other and meet twice a year in person to drill down on company metrics and analyze how their company stacks up against builders working in non-competing markets. Group members become an unofficial board of directors to hold their peers accountable. Members report that they achieved higher profitability after joining a Builder 20 Group.  

FMI: Maya Bogh, Great Northern Builders.

To apply visit: https://www.nahb.org/nahb-community/councils/20-clubs

The Big Builders Committee is a peer networking group to share best practices for builders who are producing 50 or more homes per year. Committee participation is limited to volume builders only.

FMI: Mark Patterson, Patco Construction

Women Build Maine is an unofficial council of members with a shared mission to build an active network for women currently working in the building trades industry. Members of this group pursue avenues to serve as mentors for young women interested in pursuing a career in the trades. This group is collaborating with Habitat for Humanity for an annual service project to coincide with September’s Professional Women in Building month.

FMI: Laurel LaBauve, SoPo Cottage

Members of the Programming Committee meet monthly to discuss the topics and the locations where our members can meet to network and learn new information to help them grow their business and their building science. 

FMI: David Elkas, James Hardie Building Products

Members of the Golf Committee meet monthly from January – June to plan the HBRAME annual golf tournament. Traditionally, members of this committee enjoy the game of golf and throwing a good party, but non golf players are also encouraged to join. 

FMI: David Elkas, James Hardie Building Products

Members of the Parade of Homes Committee meet monthly from April – October to plan the annual Parade of Homes Tour. Traditionally, members of this committee enjoy home design and architecture as well as interior design. 

FMI: Chair Position Open, contact Heather Raisanen, HBRAME Executive Officer

Members of the Membership Recruitment Committee meet once per year for an annual member drive as well as quarterly meetings to discuss membership recruitment and retention strategies.

FMI: Chair Position Open, contact Melanie Merz, HBRAME Executive Officer