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  • 2016 Financial and Operational Study

    28, Sep 2017
    Operating expenses are down, but direct construction costs are risingBy Emma Shinn, CPA, MBACFO Builder PartnershipsThe results are in from the 2016 f...
  • The Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    28, Sep 2017
    Members generally fared well, but now face shortages of materials and laborBy Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorChuck and Emma Shinn have reached out to...
  • The New Normal

    28, Sep 2017
    Achieving Greater Value Through Better Trade and Supplier RelationshipsBy Matt CollinsBuilder Partnerships ConsultantToday’s builders are very m...
  • Builder Spotlight: De Young Properties

    28, Sep 2017
    Going GreenDe Young Properties unveils California’s largest zero-energy home communityBy Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorMore and more, consumer...
  • Withstanding Extreme Weather

    28, Sep 2017
    Foam insulation plays an important role in minimizing flood and water damageBy IcyneneHeavy rainfall and flooding in the wake of 2017’s extreme ...
  • Protecting Wet Wood

    28, Sep 2017
    Decay fungi and mold can compromise structural integrityBy Nisus Corp.Dealing with wet wood during construction is a big problem for builders. Untreat...
  • Announcing the 2018 Seminar Schedule: Check out our new classes, dates, locations

    21, Sep 2017
    Mark your Calendar to attend the leading management training programs in the industry. Builder Partnerships has finalized the management training sch...
  • Leveraging Technology

    10, Sep 2017
    Today’s digital tools make it easier for manufacturers to sell to builders, and virtual reality is only the next step By Stephen CrouchVice Pres...
  • Planning for Success in 2018

    10, Sep 2017
    7 questions manufacturers need to answer nowBy Stephen CrouchVice President of OperationsWith the recession fully behind us, economic experts are enco...
  • Second-Quarter Manufacturer Update

    10, Sep 2017
    Builder conversions up 45 percent Home Submissions Unique home submissions increased by 17.7 percent in Q2’2017 vs. Q2’2016. Overall, uniq...
  • Join Us at the Builder Partnerships Brew Tours

    01, Sep 2017
    Builder Partnerships is working with our manufacturer associates to host local brewery tours. These events are a great way to network with other buil...
  • Pricing Homes for Success and Profit

    25, Aug 2017
    Builders must balance the need for value and velocityBy Charles C. Shinn Jr., Ph.D.Founder, Builder PartnershipsToo many builders determine the sales ...
  • Mitigating Risk and the "Sweet Spot"

    24, Aug 2017
    By Ron RobichaudPrincipal, Robichaud Financial Services Harvard University professor and corporate strategy expert Michael Porter writes that “...
  • Managing Your Home Building Company to Success

    24, Aug 2017
    Five numbers you need to knowBy Steven W. Hays Sr., CPARubinBrown LLCThe long recovery for the home building industry is finally over and builders nee...
  • Perfect Timing

    24, Aug 2017
    Founders of Colorado’s Richfield Homes sat out the housing downturn and returned with a plan to meet the needs of move-up and empty nest buyersB...
  • C.H.I. Overhead Doors: Affordable Beauty

    24, Aug 2017
    Accent Woodtones garage doors boost curb appeal Consumers are always on the hunt for the newest in design and innovation, with an emphasis on afford...
  • First Impressions Matter

    24, Aug 2017
    Annual home owner survey shows desire for stylish, low-maintenance exterior products Royal’s Celect® cellular composite siding, Zuri®...
  • Build the House Right the First Time

    27, Jul 2017
    Increase profitability by eliminating inefficiencyBy Charles C. Shinn Jr., PhDFounder, Builder Partnerships The home building industry operates very i...
  • Managing Cycle Time in a Tight Labor Market

    27, Jul 2017
    9 tips for improving production efficiency By Todd UllomBuilder Partnerships Consultant In the February issue of Monthly Briefing, Ed Hauck shared str...
  • 5 Reasons to Job-Cost Even When It’s a PITA

    27, Jul 2017
    By Diane GilsonPresident, Info Plus Accounting Inc. Yes, we all know that PITA means “pain in the (fanny).” But facing that job-costing PI...
  • Builder Spotlight: Gumenick Properties

    27, Jul 2017
    Mastering the DetailsCustomer service drives every decision at Gumenick Properties By Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorDiversification is always a smar...
  • Product Feature: Amerock Decorative Hardware

    27, Jul 2017
    Amerock Decorative Hardware On-trend styling with installation ease In both new construction and kitchen and bath renovation projects, decorative hard...
  • Product Feature: Closet Designer by Rubbermaid

    27, Jul 2017
    Innovative app makes storage space design fast and simpleFor more than 70 years, the Rubbermaid® brand has represented innovative, high-quality pr...
  • Midyear Economic Update

    29, Jun 2017
    2017 shaping up as best recovery-era year for housing By Chuck Shinn Jr., Ph.D.Founder, Builder PartnershipsDespite headlines reporting that the hous...
  • A Singular Focus

    29, Jun 2017
    Windsong Properties has found success as an active adult builder By Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorSince opening in 2003, Windsong Properties LLC in ...

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