Leadership Team

The governing body of the association is the Board of Directors. Each local association is entitled to representation on the Board in proportion to its membership as of January 1 of each year. The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, along with various other association committees, meet on a regular basis.

Executive Committee

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Emerson Clauss III

Emerson Clauss III, President

Emerson is President and partner with his son, Emerson IV, of Allegiance Construction & Development LLC, out of Whitinsville, MA.  Formerly from Connecticut, he attended Central CT State College (now University).  He is Immediate Past President of Builders and Remodelers of Greater Boston and prior to coming back to New England, was local HBA President twice and earned his Lifetime Director status (10 years continuous service or more) at Florida Home Builders Association.

Immediate Past President

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson, Immediate Past President

Matt Anderson  (Home Builders and Remodelers Assoc. of Cape Cod) is the President of Anderson Framing and Remodeling out of East Sandwich, MA  and has been a two term President of the Cape Cod Association. He is a graduate of  Northeastern University with a B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurship.


Jeffrey Brem, P.E

Jeffrey Brem, P.E, President-Elect

Jeffrey Brem, P.E (Northeast Builders and Remodelers Assoc.) is the President of Meisner Brem Corp., Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors based in  Westford, MA with offices in Salem, NH. He is also the manager of Westford based homebuilder Quality Green Homes LLC. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Civil Engineering  He is the Vice President of the Northeast Builders Association.

1st Vice President

Joshua Nolan

Joshua Nolan, 1st Vice President

Joshua Nolan (Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Western Mass.) is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FSI Oil & Propane – an energy and service provider located in South Hadley, Ma. FSI Oil & Propane is a three-generation, family owned company that specializes is supplying BioFuel and Propane Gas to families and businesses throughout Western Massachusetts. Joshua is a graduate of Western CT State University with a B.B.A. In Small Business Management and Political Science. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Western MA Home Builders Association and is Chairman of the HBRAWM Education committee.

Treasurer/2nd Vice President

Mike Duffany

Mike Duffany, Treasurer/2nd Vice President

Michael Duffany (Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod) quickly involved himself in the association becoming President of HBRACC in 2013 and serving until 2015. Mike remains an active member of the HBRACC Board of Directors and was nominated to the Cape Cod builders Hall of Fame in 2017.

Mike has been involved in State and local regulations and legislation working diligently in the reform of Workers Compensation and providing advice and counsel to the Board of Building Regulations and Standards in an effort to help the industry. Locally Mike serves on the Falmouth Land Preservation Trust and has served on multiple community building committees including Falmouth High School, Falmouth Senior center and the Falmouth Community Television.


Robin Ward

Robin Ward, Secretary

Robin Ward (Home Builders and Remodelers Assoc. of Cape Cod) works for Mid-Cape Home Centers in Orleans, MA in customer service. She has a long career with the Builders Assoc. having served as President of HBRACC as well as Treasurer and Secretary of HBRAMA. She is a graduate of Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. In 2011 she was awarded Legend of the Industry designation by the State Association.

State Executive Officer

Joe Landers

Joe Landers, State Executive Officer

Joe has vast experience in the home building industry, as a single family builder in New Hampshire for many years before starting Customized Structures Inc., a custom manufacturer of single family, multifamily, and commercial modular and panelized structures. Joe started the business in 1984 and sold it in 2004 to a private equity firm. He has served in multiple senior positions in the volunteer leadership of NAHB, including the Executive Committee, Resolutions Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee, and Chair of the Building Systems Council.

HBRAMA State Directors 2021/2022

HBRA Cape Cod: Rob Brennan, Ben Lamora and Matt Teague

HBRA Western: Stuart Fearn, Bruce Libby, Nick Riley, Tom Silva

Northeast HBRA: Ryan Conway, Mike Curran, Carol Myott

HBRA Central: Mark Kablack, Michelle Roberts

BRA Greater Boston: Tony Chiarelli, Scott Colwell, Ted Mahoney, David O’Sullivan

NAHB State Representative: Larry Kady

Board of Directors Meetings

April 26, 2022
GAC meeting: 1:30-3:00
Board meeting: 3:00-5:30

June 28, 2022
GAC meeting: 1:00-3:00
Board meeting: 3:00-5:30

September 13, 2022
GAC meeting: 1:00-3:00
Board meeting: 3:00-5:30

November 2022
Annual Meeting & Installation

Annual Installation and Awards Banquet

Our Annual Installation and Awards Banquet in October of each year is considered our “annual meeting” and is a festive event with awards bestowed upon members who may have had an exceptional year or shown particular leadership skill. Attendance from our statewide membership not just the HBRAMA Board of Directors is high because the local associations have an opportunity to share in the recognition of their members at the state level. The “annual meeting” evening includes the installation of officers who are representatives chosen from among the six local associations. No more than two officers from the same local may serve as officers during the same term year.

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