February 28, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

Will Short Gorham | 2/18/2013

"We get to take people's dreams and make them a reality. "

-- Barry Rutenberg

Gainesville home builder Barry Rutenberg's year as chairman of the National Association of Home Builders in 2012 was spent attending President Obama's State of the Union speech with his wife, Kris, going to both parties' presidential conventions and speaking to the Democratic and Republican governors' associations at least three times each.

Read a profile of Rutenberg at the Gainesville Sun.

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