Business Management

Restarting Your Business After a Natural Disaster

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response by on September 25, 2017 0 Comments
Restarting Your Business After a Natural Disaster

Understanding how your business has been affected by a natural disaster and developing a sensible strategy may increase the probability your firm becomes financially viable in a post-disaster environment. Here are some helpful tips.

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Will Lumber Prices Surge in Hurricanes’ Wake?

Will Lumber Prices Surge in Hurricanes’ Wake?

It’s too early to tell exactly how much of an impact hurricanes Harvey and Irma will have on the prices for lumber and other building materials, especially as other factors such as wildfires and duties are still uncertain. But history suggests there will at least be a noticeable impact in the storm-affected regions.

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4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

The rebuilding process after a natural disaster is arduous, even for those who have flood insurance. Home owners who want to get their lives back in order as quickly as possible will seek out a seasoned builder who knows what to expect and how best to collaborate with insurance adjusters.

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Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on August 29, 2017 3 Comments
Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Whether it’s Hurricane Harvey or a future weather catastrophe, any of us could find ourselves in the chaos of a destructive storm. When it happens, brace yourself. Have a plan in place and be ready to respond.

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Use NAHB’s Marketing Data to Eclipse Your Competition

Filed in Business Management, Economics, Remodelers by on August 21, 2017 0 Comments
Use NAHB’s Marketing Data to Eclipse Your Competition

As Monday’s total eclipse draws near, it’s too late for communities in the Path of Totality (100% coverage) to remodel to accommodate all their extra guests. But we thought it’d be fun to use our Remodeling Expenditures by ZIP Code marketing intelligence data set to show what some areas who’ll get the best view are […]

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Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

After working in home building for more than 40 years and serving in a variety of prominent advocacy and leadership roles, Bob Hanbury last month entered the retirement phase of his career. However, he intends to continue serving the industry in whatever capacity he can.

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Building Rockets Isn’t the Same as Building Homes

Filed in Business Management, Membership by on August 8, 2017 0 Comments
Building Rockets Isn’t the Same as Building Homes

Client communication is critical, but especially if the client is an engineer or technology professional who, naturally, wants to be highly involved in the build process. Builder Mark Rovere shares his insights from working with a long list of “gear head” clients in the Huntsville, Ala. market.

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Custom Builder Award is a Difference Maker

Filed in Awards, Business Management by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments
Custom Builder Award is a Difference Maker

Being honored with a prestigious national award is perhaps the most effective method of validating quality work and differentiating the first-class companies from the competition. Custom builders who think they have “it” should apply now for the Custom Home Builder of the Year award.

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IBS Gave this Builder a Business ‘Owner’s Guide’

IBS Gave this Builder a Business ‘Owner’s Guide’

From a company that grossed $2-3 million a year 10 years ago, Deric Parker’s business now has 18 employees, does about 50 starts a year, and brings in $16-17 million annually. He credits hard work, faith and the International Builders’ Show.

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BuilderBooks Seeking New Authors

Filed in Business Management by on July 24, 2017 0 Comments
BuilderBooks Seeking New Authors

Do you have a great idea for a book? Do you have home building industry experience you want to share? Is there a topic you are interested in, but can’t find any resources on it? BuilderBooks wants to hear from you.

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