How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
| By Jeff Burley What a busy month May was. First it was New York at the Association of Wall-Ceiling & Carpentry Industries’ Annual Awards Dinner. It was a fantastic event, made more so because one of the honorees was Michael Weber, a past president of AWCI and a... | [more]
» May 2013
Remember the Alamo!
| By Jeff Burley In March, the hallowed ground of the historic city of San Antonio, Texas, was host to AWCI’s Convention & INTEX Expo. Remember it I will as it was the last major event of my tenure as your 80th AWCI president. I will be turning over the reins to... | [more]
» April 2013
Focus on the Future
| By First of all, let me start by saying that we were three weeks away from our annual convention and expo in San Antonio (March 18–22) at the time of this writing. I will comment about the convention and expo in my next President’s Message, which will... | [more]
» March 2013
God Bless the State of Texas
| By Jeff Burley Upon returning from a late-January trip to the state capital of Austin for AWCI’s Executive Committee meeting, I am convinced that this resilient and diverse state is truly one to be explored and enjoyed by all. It is rich in history and culture,... | [more]
» February 2013
A Grand Event in the Garden State!
| By Jeff Burley AWCI Executive Vice President/CEO Steve Etkin and I had the privilege of attending the Drywall & Interior Systems Contractors Association’s 40th Anniversary Gala and annual awards program in Somerset, N.J. The cocktail reception, the dinner and... | [more]
» January 2013
2013: It Was a Very Good Year (?)
| By Jeff Burley As I gaze into my crystal ball I am hopeful that "2013: It was a very good year!” will be my toast to all of us at the end of the year.
Let me start out by wishing everyone a heartfelt Happy New Year. I hope the holidays were good to all of... | [more]