At least they’re doing something

by WOHe

A husband and wife custom home-building team I recently met inspired me to share their story. They own land near a military base, and foresee an increased need in the near future for housing soldiers and their families. Custom home building has been horrible for them, so rather than letting luck determine their fate, they decided to do something about it.

They contacted an elected official friend of theirs who agreed to help them in their efforts to make something happen for the community. And so began their builder recruitment campaign, which is fresh out of the gate, not yet in full force. The concept is to recruit local builders for a home building bonanza, and also to get them energized about the prospect of building homes again.

Cynical types will be inclined to see nothing more than a land sale with a clever name, but I see a common goal of generating construction activity in the community. Yes, it will generate revenue for the husband and wife team, no doubt. But they will have earned it if they can get some activity going for the community, don’t you agree?

I asked them how the recruitment plan was going and one of them said, “It could be better, but at least we’re not sitting on our butts doing nothing. We’re trying anything we can think of.â€

That’s what I like to hear.

Do you know of any efforts like this?
Do you think this will work?
Is this recruitment plan nothing more than a land sale?

Let me know by sending me an e-mail. Or, scroll up to the first paragraph of this blog entry, look to the right and click where you see, “Leave a comment†or “Post or view comments.â€

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