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Distracted Driving a Concern for Everyone, Including Builders

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on April 28, 2017 1 Comment
Distracted Driving a Concern for Everyone, Including Builders

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and NAHB is encouraging builders and contractors to learn more about their liability and identify ways they can better educate their employees. NAHB compiled a report that lists several guidelines for an employer to consider when drafting a distracted driving policy.

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How to Get on the Road to Profitability

Filed in Business Management, Education by on April 27, 2017 0 Comments
How to Get on the Road to Profitability

Managing your building or remodeling business’ finances is much more than financial tracking. You have to be able to answer several specific questions, many of which will be covered in an upcoming business accounting webinar.

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Persistence Equals Success for Texas Remodeler

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers by on April 26, 2017 0 Comments
Persistence Equals Success for Texas Remodeler

Despite a slow start for his remodeling company in 2003, Bryan Smith, the NAHB Remodeler of the Month for April, found his niche and made the right connections that helped teach him how to beef up business.

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How Increased Regulations Could Impact Modular Construction

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education, Events by on April 25, 2017 0 Comments
How Increased Regulations Could Impact Modular Construction

Labor shortages and scheduling challenges continue to leave many home builders searching for solutions. Those who want to save time and money could benefit from learning about systems building techniques. An upcoming webcast hosted by NAHB’s Building Systems Councils will examine the effects of the escalating amount of regulatory fees.

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Tell Them What You Really Think and Get Rewarded for Doing It

Filed in Economics by on April 24, 2017 1 Comment
Tell Them What You Really Think and Get Rewarded for Doing It

Thousands of industry analysts, lobbyists, government regulators and the media all keep a close eye on the results NAHB’s monthly Housing Market Index (HMI) survey. While hundreds of single-family builders participate in the survey, we want that number to grow. NAHB is giving builders the opportunity to join the exclusive panel of builders that provides their opinions about the housing market.

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More Builders Banking on Small Banks

Filed in Business Management, Economics, Housing Finance by on April 21, 2017 0 Comments
More Builders Banking on Small Banks

The portion of residential construction loans has steadily grown for the smaller banks each year since 2012.

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Hundreds of Students Flock to Interactive Construction Expo

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on April 14, 2017 1 Comment
Hundreds of Students Flock to Interactive Construction Expo

The HBA of Greater Springfield went with the hands-on approach to spark the interests of area high schoolers and inspire them to explore career opportunities in construction. The “Build My Future” event drew the attendance of more than 900 high school students from across the region.

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Mother Nature: It’s Time to Remodel

Mother Nature: It’s Time to Remodel

The rising temperatures of spring aren’t the only form of motivation for home owners to make home improvements. The strengthening economy and appreciating home values are also boosting confidence throughout the remodeling market. It’s the perfect time of year to highlight the benefits of hiring a professional remodeler.

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How Not to Lose the Trades You Have

How Not to Lose the Trades You Have

Finding experienced laborers has become increasingly difficult. So the last thing a builder wants to do is anything that might damage relations with the trades they currently have. Zeroing in on a few key areas will help strengthen ties with your trades.

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How the Silica Rule Impacts Your Bottom Line

How the Silica Rule Impacts Your Bottom Line

Nothing underscores the value of membership quite like cash savings. NAHB economists recently tallied it up and confirmed just how much our members are saving this year, thanks to a long list of legislative victories and program initiatives that benefit home builders.

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