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Builders Report Coronavirus a ‘Major Impact’ on Buyer Traffic

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on March 26, 2020 0 Comments
Builders Report Coronavirus a ‘Major Impact’ on Buyer Traffic

A recent survey confirmed the coronavirus is having an adverse effect on home builders’ businesses. Among several key aspects, a drop in prospective buyer traffic was, by far, the most widespread issue caused by the illness.

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Remodeler Sees Business Grow Through Steadfast Customer Service

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
Remodeler Sees Business Grow Through Steadfast Customer Service

Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction is easier said than done, especially for a company that is continually growing. But after working for several years at Southwest Airlines, Richard Lee, co-founder of Lee Brothers Construction in Huntsville, Texas, gained numerous insights on how to keep customers happy while attracting new customers in a highly competitive industry.

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Members Boost Business Through NAHB Councils

Filed in Councils & Committees, Membership by on March 16, 2020 0 Comments
Members Boost Business Through NAHB Councils

NAHB councils offer like-minded members valuable opportunities to network with peers and share ideas. And by catering to a specific interest group of the housing industry, each council helps unify smaller communities within a local HBA.

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Reducing Theft on the Jobsite from Day 1

Filed in Technology by on March 12, 2020 0 Comments
Reducing Theft on the Jobsite from Day 1

Once considered an amenity upgrade, integrated security systems have increasingly become an industry standard for new homes. Not only are they a key feature for the home owners once they move in, but also for the home builders to help secure the jobsite during construction.

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More than 60% of a Home’s Sales Price Goes to Construction Costs

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on March 2, 2020 4 Comments
More than 60% of a Home’s Sales Price Goes to Construction Costs

NAHB’s latest Cost of Construction Survey reveals that 61.1% of the average home sales price consisted of construction costs in 2019, up from 55.6% in 2017 but similar to the 2013 and 2015 breakdowns of 61.7% and 61.8%, respectively.

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Award-Winning Designs for Aging-in-Place Clients

Filed in Awards, Design, Housing Trends, Remodelers by on February 25, 2020 0 Comments
Award-Winning Designs for Aging-in-Place Clients

NAHB Remodelers recently announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards. The awards recognize exceptional remodeling projects that effectively incorporate aging-in-place and universal design.

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Transparency with Clients Key to Remodeler’s Success

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on February 24, 2020 0 Comments
Transparency with Clients Key to Remodeler’s Success

Customer satisfaction is among the most important aspects to running a successful business. For Nick Sapia, a remodeler from Old Lyme, Conn., maintaining transparency for his clients throughout the entire project is a guiding philosophy and one of several reasons why he was named the February NAHB Remodeler of the Month.

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Two Longtime Members Inducted into National Remodeling Hall of Fame

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on February 6, 2020 2 Comments
Two Longtime Members Inducted into National Remodeling Hall of Fame

NAHB Remodelers recently inducted Dan Bawden, CAPS, GMB, CGR, CGP, a remodeler from Houston, and Robert Criner, CAPS, CGP, GMR, a remodeler from Yorktown, Virginia, into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame for their contributions to the remodeling industry.

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Remodeler’s Success Rooted in Building a Family Legacy

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on January 29, 2020 0 Comments
Remodeler’s Success Rooted in Building a Family Legacy

Maintaining a successful, family-run business is often challenging. But establishing that family legacy can better enable the business to thrive. That’s been the case for Ray Kennamer of Ray Kennamer Construction, Inc., in Albertville, Ala., and it’s part of the reason why he was named NAHB’s January Remodeler of the Month.

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NAHB Unveils the Official Exhibition Homes of IBS 2020

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on January 20, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Unveils the Official Exhibition Homes of IBS 2020

The New American Home 2020 and The New American Remodel 2020 made their much-anticipated debut today, on the eve of the opening day of IBS 2020. Each homes scored exceptionally high marks not only for their beautiful architecture, but also for reaching the highest levels of sustainability and energy efficiency.

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