Reducing Lumber Waste While Delivering on Time and on Budget

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Buddy Raney will be a featured speaker at the 2018 Building Systems Housing Summit in Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. He will co-lead the education session “Show Me the Money: Capital Fueling Off-Site Construction” along with Margaret Whelan, CEO of Whelan Advisory.

The CEO of Orlando-based Raney Construction, Raney survived the 2008 financial crisis by manufacturing his own building components and creating a “vertically-integrated total solution,” which this year alone will help build 3,500 homes.

According to a recent BUILDER Online feature article, Raney Construction is now on track to factory-produce 1.1 million board feet per month of roof trusses, flooring and wall panels — a 20% increase in business activity over 2017 totals.

“To a degree, home builders aren’t home builders,” said Raney. “They’re home closers — great at land speculating, positioning strategy, and investment, marketing and sales. What we do is to provide them the whole shell, including the slab, which has to be perfect to make all the other precisely engineered and cut assemblies work on the home site.”

Raney has watched his business grow drastically as the pool of skilled tradespeople continues to dwindle, and more builders come to realize the benefits of offsite construction.

Adds Whelan, “We’re at a tipping point where it’s finally just gotten too expensive to build the old-fashioned way.”

The Summit is the only national conference dedicated to the entire off-site construction community. Conference registration is open to:

  • Systems-built manufacturers and builders
  • Single-family, multifamily and commercial builders and remodelers who are interested in learning about off-site construction
  • Suppliers of systems-built housing, including product manufacturers and service providers, who can attend by sponsoring the event

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect with your peers and leaders of the systems-built housing industry.Register now!

For questions about the 2018 Building Systems Housing Summit, contact Devin Perry at 800-368-5424 x8577


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