Wow. What a great first Builder Partnership meeting we had. I wanted to thank you for the outstanding information and your passion to help make Elliott Homes a great builder. I'm grateful for your knowledge and glad to be a part of it.

Brandon Elliott


Thank you All so much for your hospitality and grace extended to both Terry and myself during our meeting with you yesterday in beautiful Littleton, CO.

We learned a lot and came away very energized by our visit and discussion.

Putting together a stronger program for BuilderPartnerships is our next step and look forward to sharing it with Stephen for his help and guidance.

Keep up the good work you are doing at BP and we’ll see you soon.


Best Wishes


Dave Sliney



Mobile: (410) 300-4162


Always Creating. Always Timeless. Always Amerock

David Sliney


I felt the reception was very good and informative for the builders.  I felt that they did learn something about the types and availabilities of different products which are available to them which would  enhance their curb appeal on their homes.  Hopefully, they will participate, learn more and make the right decisions.


Also, the give outs were fun and enjoyable and allowed it to end on a good note.  Great stuff.


Your support is greatly appreciated by me and all of employees throughout the US making the garage door and electric garage door openers products for the builders.




PS:  Thank Mr. Shinn for supporting our products at both this event and at the other events.  We are not a very large dollar portion of the home but, we are certainly one of the more visible appliances of the home which can contribute to the increase appraised value and success of the builder.



Best Regards,


Rick Mazzanti

Builder Sales Manager, Residential National Accounts

Genie Company |Overhead Door Corp. |Wayne Dalton

Rick Mazzanti

Wayne Dalton

Chuck and Emma,

Thank you so much for the recognition. All of us at Eastbrook are honored to receive it. I still remember my first time meeting Lee at an IBS meeting. The next time I met him was at one of his “How to Get Organized in One Week” sessions. I believe that week was also the beginning of a great relationship with both of you, and our relationship is one that I still cherish. I rate that entire week spent in Colorado in the early 1980’s as the best thing I ever did to begin to put actual numbers and goals to how we should run our business.

Up until the point that we learned how to properly use metrics to measure our performance, it was more of an “any road will get you there” approach as we had no real idea of where “there” even was. Truthfully, we had no true target; no goal we were aiming for. Without these goal metrics to aim for, we really had no idea what constituted a well-run building company. I quickly discovered we had a lot to learn and a long way to go to actually achieve the goal metrics that Lee’s program so clearly defined. We became driven to run our company in an organized and profitable way, and to strive toward the clear goals that we now had. My only complaint is that over the years you keep pushing the goal line a little farther out!! Truthfully, I am quite thankful for that. We have been blessed to have been able to achieve many of the targets. What is interesting is that as building companies we never truly arrive. It’s a constant work in progress. While we have indeed come a long way since the early 1980’s, we still believe that there are many improvements that can be made.

We are thankful, as a company, for the peer groups that the two of you have coordinated.  As we compare ourselves to so many other great companies, we constantly find more ways to improve than ways we might excel. While we believe we are a contributor to the group, we believe we get more out of them than we put in. I suppose that is the beauty of these groups. With so many great members there are endless opportunities to learn from them.  The discipline that comes from committing to meeting with your peers and the humility that comes from not measuring up is honestly quite a motivator to improve. In every one of those groups, I have always been impressed with the attitude of helpfulness that comes from our peer group members. We can’t thank you enough for being the vehicle that makes these wonderfully beneficial groups possible.

Again, thank you for this award. I wish we were going to be in Breckenridge to receive it, but it just isn’t feasible given all of the other demands currently upon our operation. I will see you in Naples just mere weeks from now,  and I truly look forward to thanking you personally.

Kind Regards,

Mick McGraw

Mick McGraw

Eastbrook Homes

Thank you and Chuck…. And of course Emma jane J)))……. For an exceptional experience. Your Executive Summit was amazing. I know everyone is delighted to have your Summit back. Congratulations!

And, thank you for including me in your program line-up. I am very proud to be a part of such an amazing group of professionals …. And friends.

I think the world of “you guys”…. And treasure our relationship.

Take care….. many hugs always,


Lita Dirks

Lita Dirks & Co

Thanks Ed! 


We had a great experience at the Purchasing and Estimating seminar.  We will definitely keep in touch!

Matt Holland

Rausch Coleman

As always I truly enjoyed the conference and took away many great ideas!  Thank you all sharing your knowledge and experience with us!


Talk to you soon!




Stephanie A. Miller, CPA


Keystone Group, Inc.

Stephanie Miller

Keystone Custom Homes

Builder Partnerships has been a big help to the Icynene team as we have worked to grow market share with large private home builders.  Builder Partnerships' training and educational contributions to the home building industry are evident by the strength of their relationships and respect they have from their builder partners. They are definitely helping us connect with the right people and the right builders to grow our business. We have only been a partner for a short time and we have already seen temendous results.

Tim Constock


Builder Partnerships has been a big help to the Icynene team as we have worked to grow with large private home builders.  Builder Partnerships' training and educational contributions to the home building industry are evident by the strength of their builder relationships.  We feel like we are finally connecting with the right builders and the right people to grow our business.

Tim Comstock

Builder Partnerships

Just a note to let you know that this morning’s webinar (From Good to Excelente: Effective Spanish Communication and Cultural Tips) was excellent.  Great job!  Have a great weekend in Seattle.


Tom French

French Bothers Homes

Here are some of my bullet points for Builder Partnerships Memberships:

  •  Allows me more time to negotiate local contracts as BP is doing all of the national negotiations for us
  • The builder programs BP offers are competitive if not better than what the nationals are receiving.
  • By being a builder member we know that we have a dedicated team working hard to optimize our rebate potential
  • Extremely easy to enroll in the programs
  • BP has also worked out a deal for us to enroll closings from a previous quarter before we joined the program– they go the extra mile!!
  • Website offers a great level of detail on the programs so that it is easy to learn about the product and the manufacturer programs.
  • BP listens to their clients and values their feedback.  They try to target products that the builder members are currently utilizing in order for the builder members to see immediate incentives, also only target quality products.
  • BP is constantly informing the clients by way of newsletter and conference call updates.
  • Since BP’s inception I have seen nothing but progress and I am excited to see the continued progress throughout the years to come.

Lisa Friesz

Americas First Home

It is a pleasure to be a part of such a great group and I am glad to be able to offer feedback when possible.  You guys really had a successful event this year and I am anxious to see how this will benefit America’s First Home.

Lisa Friesz

Americas First Home

Wow.  I cannot tell you what a success the past few days have been for not only America’s First Home, but, Builder Partnerships as well.  The additional networking and business opportunities were an added plus.  This letter from M.I. confirms that BP really can improve relationships between builders and manufacturers. 

The manufacturers are finally starting to understand how they can better serve the builders.

This is an exciting time for Builder Partnerships and America’s First Home is proud to be a part of the team!!  I look forward to forming more of these types of relationships in the very near future. 


Lisa Friesz

Americas First Home

I thoroughly enjoyed participating with the group. I believe that BP is focused in the right direction. I believe the foundation and the fundamentals are in place to build a strong partnership, much like the wholesale buying groups. Again, thanks for your invitation and the warm hospitality.

Again thanks for allowing Lasco to participate.

Fred Adams

Lasco Bathware

 “It’s as easy as clicking or un-clicking on a box….that’s it” –John Boersma

John Boersma

Olthof Homes

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