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In New Home Sales, Process Equals Growth

In New Home Sales, Process Equals Growth

If you want to freak out certain personality types, just start throwing around words like process, systems, tracking and accountability — words that might invoke a few “four-letter-word” responses. However, everyone can master these properties, but some of us require more support than others to get there.

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Houston Ribbon-Cutting Leads to More Trade Careers

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on July 18, 2018 0 Comments
Houston Ribbon-Cutting Leads to More Trade Careers

Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) CEO Casey Morgan and president Don Klein joined Houston, Texas Mayor Sylvester Turner, Home Builders Institute (HBI) president and CEO John Courson and Norbord Inc. president and CEO Peter Wijnbergen for a June 28 press conference and ribbon-cutting for the HBI Acres Homes program launch, a new workforce development initiative.

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Housing Starts Fall 12.3% As Tariffs Draw Increased Concern

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on July 18, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Fall 12.3% As Tariffs Draw Increased Concern

Total housing starts fell 12.3% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Builder Confidence Stays at Healthy Level in July

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on July 17, 2018 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Stays at Healthy Level in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 68 reading in July on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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2019 Builders’ Show Seeks Ambassadors

2019 Builders’ Show Seeks Ambassadors

Registration for the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) opens Sept. 4, and NAHB is looking for enthusiastic members to join the IBS ambassador team. If you love telling people how attending the Show has benefited your business and want more of your fellow HBA members to join you Feb. 19-21 in Las Vegas, then […]

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Smart Air in Your Technology Systems

Filed in Technology by on July 16, 2018 1 Comment
Smart Air in Your Technology Systems

Jon Fischer, HVAC automation sales manager for Aprilaire in Madison, Wisc., is pretty succinct about why his company, originally focused on humidity and air quality control, added smart thermostats to its line.

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Top-Ranked Florida Builder Credits Local HBA for His Success

Filed in Awards, Membership by on July 13, 2018 2 Comments
Top-Ranked Florida Builder Credits Local HBA for His Success

Aldo Martin and his partners at Bellavista Building Group took their company from $220,000 in revenue in 2015 in $19.8 million in 2017. That rocketed the central Florida development company to the top of the Orlando Business Journal’s Fast 50 list.

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Save Time with New Long-Reach Applicator for AdvanTech Subfloor Adhesive

Filed in Home Building, Sponsored Content by on July 12, 2018 0 Comments
Save Time with New Long-Reach Applicator for AdvanTech Subfloor Adhesive

Efficient building practices are critical to meeting deadlines. With the new long-reach applicator for AdvanTech™ subfloor adhesive, you can cover more panels per can with a faster application over traditional cartridge methods.

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Kavanaugh and Home Building: What the Record Shows

Filed in Environmental, Housing Finance, Leadership, Legal by on July 11, 2018 17 Comments
Kavanaugh and Home Building: What the Record Shows

As legal pundits and news outlets pour over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s extensive judicial record to learn more about President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee, members need only turn to the multiple NAHB court cases over which Kavanaugh has presided at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to get a fuller picture.

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Webinar: Visitability Starts at the Curb

Filed in Design, Education, Remodelers by on July 11, 2018 0 Comments
Webinar: Visitability Starts at the Curb

We know about aging-in-place and universal design, but what about “visitability?” Essentially, visitability refers to design that allows any residents or visitors to get into a home and move within it easily.

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