Capitol Day "legitimizes" the Industy
Home builder Dan Reeves said the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association annual Capitol Day "legitimized our industry by having the builders show up as a group of builders out there."
"On a weekly basis, the legislators see people like (OSHBA Executive Vice President) Mike Means, but then they see there are actual voters and citizens and business people behind folks like (legislative liaison) Mark Dale, Mike (Means) and others.
"The strength of our industry, our state's economy and our work is to fight the negative regulatory fees and regulations they legislate and, if you want to save dollars, you have to save pennies a little at a time. So essentially every little effort makes a difference when the legislators are made known of our issues of what we're interested in," Reeves said.
Reeves, owner of Landmark Fine Homes, was named one of America's "Best Builders in 2012" by Builder Magazine, a publication of the National Association of Home Builders. In 2009, Reeves completed the third home in the state to be certified by the National Home Builders Association as a gold-level Green Home. The gold certification meant the highest "green" standards under the NAHB's green building program.