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No In-person IBS? No problem. Rapid Product Showcase

Managing editor James McClister walks us through a rapid-fire look at some of the products that will be unveiled at the not-in-person 2021 International Builders Show.

 

 

This Week's Segments

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini previews the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including a lively discussion about transparent estimates, smart tech for older homeowners, and a new product that just might alter production housing as we know it.

How transparent do you need to be when estimating…

How transparent do you need to be when estimating remodeling jobs? Some say totally, some not so much.

Aging in place and smart technology expert Ryan…

Aging in place and smart technology expert Ryan Herd discusses what smart technologies are best suited for homeowners wanting to age in place, along with gaining a deeper understanding of what older adults want and need from a home.

The Haciendas, an experimental production home…

The Haciendas, an experimental production home project by Oaxaca Interests LLC, in Dallas, Tex., uses modern design and unconventional materials for its efficient, single-level floor plans, among other features generally foreign to most production builders.

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini brings…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini brings you the latest episode of The Weekly.

Spoiler Alert: there's more octopus

If you could go back to your rookie self in home…

If you could go back to your rookie self in home building, what would you tell yourself to do differently?

Jacklyn Graniczny, partner/design director for Sublime Homes in St. John, Ind., and Ashley Kent, president of Kent Homes in Wilmington, N.C. take us on a journey back in time.

Simple-yet-sophisticated, zero-threshold showers…

Simple-yet-sophisticated, zero-threshold showers are a perfect example of how aesthetically pleasing accessible design can be when done right.

Here are three curbless showers by three different remodelers that have knocked it out of the park in under three minutes.

Get a jump on Halloween with a litany of scary,…

Get a jump on Halloween with a litany of scary, crazy, and occasionally humorous job site fails, from accidents waiting to head-scratching finishes ... and a black cat story you won't want to miss

This week's episode of The Weekly features how…

This week's episode of The Weekly features how one remodeler built a simple teleprompter for his own video production, changing attitudes toward off-site construction, and the reason why Thrive Home Builders is committed to delivering net-zero, healthy, and market-savvy new homes in a highly competitive production environment.

With the pandemic and key housing issues pushed…

With the pandemic and key housing issues pushed to the forefront, some builders are changing their opinions and attitudes about off-site construction methods, including 3D printed homes.

What will it take for builders to adopt more off-site construction methods? What could it mean for the industry? And does 3D printing really stand a chance? Watch and find out!

Learn how one remodeler built a simple…

Learn how one remodeler built a simple teleprompter for his own video production. Using instructions from Youtube and a little creativity, Chris Black made a system that works anywhere.

Find out why Thrive Home Builders is committed to…

Find out why Thrive Home Builders is committed to delivering net-zero, healthy, and market-savvy new homes in a highly competitive production environment.

The answers might surprise you ... and maybe inspire you!

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini highlights this week's Weekly episode, from a profitable culture-driven home builder and the future of Facebook as an effective marketing platform to why "free" can be a four-letter word.

Rebecca McAdoo, division president of Fresh Paint…

Rebecca McAdoo, division president of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes in Cary, North Carolina, discusses leadership and adhering to basic principles of kindness and respect as part of her company's profitability.

Should builders continue to market homes for sale…

Should builders continue to market homes for sale on Facebook? And, if we are nearly sold out of inventory and lots for 2020, what should we talk about to maintain a presence until we can find more land and start new inventory homes?

 

Michael Anschel, president of Otogawa-Anschel…

Michael Anschel, president of Otogawa-Anschel Design + Build), discusses his recently published opinion piece on ProRemodeler.com titled "Free Is A 4-Letter Word."

The piece addresses the issue of deceptive business practices in the form of offering "free" whatever and "fees credited back," especially as the two relates to "design services"—which Anschel says are often a bastardization of the word "design."