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  • Beating the Housing Labor Shortage

    05, Dec 2017
    High-quality workers seek out Employers of Choice By Charles C. Shinn Jr.Founder, Builder PartnershipsThe economy is improving, and companies are hiri...
  • Sell More Houses at Higher Margins

    05, Dec 2017
    Meet the needs of baby boomers with HECM loansBy John KaminBuilder Partnerships Senior ConsultantIf an underserved market existed that allowed you to ...
  • A Century of Service

    05, Dec 2017
    CF. Vatterott continues the legacy of its founderBy Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorNot many home builders can say they’ve been in business for ...
  • Maximize Your Model Homes

    05, Dec 2017
    Seven tips to make a small space appear largerBy Lita DirksPresident, Lita Dirks and Co. Interior DesignSmaller spaces can be tricky to tackle, but th...
  • New Ceiling Fans Provide More Options

    05, Dec 2017
    Progress Lighting adds 28 collections to expand offeringNational lighting manufacturer Progress Lighting recently introduced 28 new ceiling fans to pr...
  • Variable-Speed Systems Put Home Comfort on Cruise Control

    05, Dec 2017
    Brought to you by Trane Builders in residential construction can deliver home owners more efficient and reliable home heating and cooling with variabl...
  • An Ode to Candy Corn

    25, Oct 2017
    By Charles C. Shinn Jr., Ph.D.Founder, Builder PartnershipsTypically, all the articles in the newsletter cover serious business issues. As we get into...
  • Why Aren't the Trades Showing Up to My Jobs?!

    25, Oct 2017
    Breaking the cycle of unreliable schedulesBy Matt CollinsBuilder Partnerships Senior ConsultantIf you ask 10 builders about their greatest struggle ri...
  • Waterproofing Solutions from Protecto Wrap

    25, Oct 2017
    Protecto Wrap is the single-source supplier for buildersAre your flashing tapes not sticking? Are you looking for faster flashing application without ...
  • Home Buyer Bullies

    25, Oct 2017
    4 steps for dealing with customers who threaten violence By Carol SmithPresident, Home AddressDuring a conversation about paint touch-up, an agitated ...
  • A Builder's Road Map to Profit from Home Automation

    25, Oct 2017
    Legrand offers insights on this hot trend Technology is more woven into our lifestyle and everyday living habits than ever before. In the world of the...
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: Kitchen Style Trend Direction for 2018

    25, Oct 2017
    By Stephanie PierceMasterBrand Director of Design and TrendsKitchen trends tend to change slowly, as consumer decisions are typically on the conservat...
  • Driving for Kids

    25, Oct 2017
    Builders wow organizers with generous donations for sick children By Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorThe home builder community has once again shown ...
  • 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 ...

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