Leaving New York was bittersweet. It was my home for many years, I had friends, family and business relationships that I knew I would miss. Having been very active in NARI in New York, I did not know what the future would hold for me in Houston.
When we moved to Houston in 2011 to be with my son and grandchildren, I was excited to get involved with the local organizations: Greater Houston Builders Association and the Remodelers Council. Everyone has been so welcoming and given me opportunities to participate and give back to the organization, remodelers and the community. I am proud to have received an award for my contributions to the Remodelers Council, but what I am most thankful for is all of the new friendships that I have made.