The labor shortage and a resultant lack of business for New Hampshire home builders has led to a scale-back at the state's home builder's association.

Kendall Buck, longtime executive vice president of the NH Home Builders Association, has resigned along with the current and past presidents of the organization’s board of directors, amid a financial squeeze and a membership decline related to extreme shortage of labor in the construction industry.

The organization isn’t planning on replacing Buck anytime soon, asking volunteer board members to try to handle his various functions, as a way to save money.

Buck, 64, who worked at the association since 2003 after a stint with the Maine and national homebuilders associations, was planning on retiring soon anyway

“It’s been the plan for quite some time,” said Buck. “It’s time to take it a little easier.”

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