Business Management

Softwood Lumber Outlook for 2018 Shaped by Wildfires, Tariffs

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on January 4, 2018 2 Comments
Softwood Lumber Outlook for 2018 Shaped by Wildfires, Tariffs

Prices closed out 2017 at or near record highs in most areas of the country, making the average price for the year the highest in the last 20 years. What’s in store for 2018 is likely more of the same.

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Do Business Globally: Learn More at the IBS International Central

Do Business Globally: Learn More at the IBS International Central

Companies that conduct business internationally — or are considering it — will have the opportunity to speak with seasoned professionals who can offer valuable advice during the NAHB International Builders’ Show this January.

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Remodeler Turns Passion Into Profit

Filed in Awards, Business Management, Remodelers, Sales & Marketing by on November 28, 2017 0 Comments
Remodeler Turns Passion Into Profit

November’s Remodeler of the Month, Stephen Layman, has built a successful career doing what he’s always loved.

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5 IBS Pre-Show Courses to Boost Your Business

5 IBS Pre-Show Courses to Boost Your Business

The 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) pre-show education includes five courses that dig more deeply into the fundamentals of running a business than you’ve ever gone before.

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Experts at Your Fingertips

Experts at Your Fingertips

Want to know the important questions to ask before buying land? Should your company have a Facebook page? What design trends appeal to mature home buyers? Those are just some of the questions that industry experts have addressed in the Fall issue of the 55+ Housing Online Magazine.

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Marijuana Legalization Leads Some to Modify Employee Drug Policies

Filed in Business Management, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 1 Comment
Marijuana Legalization Leads Some to Modify Employee Drug Policies

With the proliferation of legalized marijuana, a growing number of home builders are having to add yet another item to their work responsibilities: modifying workplace drug policies. To help members better navigate this issue, NAHB has created “A Builder’s Guide: Marijuana in the Workplace.”

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Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

It’s been more than 10 years since there were this many unfilled construction jobs. And according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, the labor situation is likely to worsen in the months ahead.

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Sports World and Remodeling Industry Eerily Similar … Kind Of

Filed in Business Management, Remodelers by on October 31, 2017 0 Comments
Sports World and Remodeling Industry Eerily Similar … Kind Of

Knocking a home run and knocking down a kitchen wall are two very different things. But the sports world and the remodeling industry do have some interesting parallels. For examples, look no further than NAHB’s Remodeling Expenditures by ZIP Code datasets.

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Build a Solid Career in Construction Management

Build a Solid Career in Construction Management

NAHB has been promoting the rewarding job opportunities in the skilled trades for Careers in Construction Month but let’s not forget that the construction manager also offers an exciting career path in the housing industry.

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Hitting the ‘Reset Button’ and Finding Success

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on October 24, 2017 0 Comments
Hitting the ‘Reset Button’ and Finding Success

Kevin Vick’s remodeling company in Florida was “decimated” by the recession, so he moved back to his hometown of Houston where he successfully learned how to start all over.

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