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Episode 7- Tom Hardiman
Today’s conversation is with Tom Hardiman. Tom Is the Executive Director of the Modular Home Builders Association (MHBA). The MBHA is the modular industry trade association. Tom’s and the MBHA goals are to work in the best interest of the modular home manufactures, modular builder and to educate the consumers about our industry and what we have to offer. Tom will speak to these topics and the state of building through out the United States.

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About Our Guest

Tom Hardiman, CAE has been the Executive Director for the Modular Home Builders Association (MHBA) since 2012.  MHBA is the national non-profit trade association serving  the modular home industry and made up of over 120 members.

Hardiman is also the Executive Director of the commercial modular industry trade association – Modular Building Institute since 2004. In these roles he has experience as registered lobbyist with the United States Congress, and state legislatures of Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He serves as the industry spokesperson and has worked on a variety of issues in numerous states as well as at the  federal level.

Hardiman previously was Executive Director with Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia. Prior to association management, Hardiman assisted small businesses and entrepreneurs with business plans and loan packages as Director of a Small Business Development Center and has also worked in the economic development, banking, and insurance fields.

Hardiman earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration at Marshall University in Huntington, WV and the designation of Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives. Hardiman currently resides in central Virginia with his wife, Lesley and daughter, Gracie. When not working, he likes to spend time “social distancing” at his log cabin in Greenbrier County, WV.

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