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The Weekly Residential Construction Outlook (12/3/20)

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini previews the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including how a NARI chapter in Wisconsin that pulled off a live, 2,000-person event without incurring a single case of COVID-19, and why a total cost of ownership analysis can make high-performance housing cheaper than code-built homes.

This Week's Segments

Even with a busted bicep, SGC Horizon Group…

Even with a busted bicep, SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini calls for positive thinking while he highlights this week's segments on the off-site vs. on-site construction debate and pro tips for client sample boxes.

 

The holidays may be over, but sample boxes are a…

The holidays may be over, but sample boxes are a way to bring joy to clients all year round—and they can help your business out, too.

Curated, branded sales boxes can help alleviate these barriers while giving clients a personalized experience they'll remember.

Bill Millholland, executive vice president at Case Design/Remodeling, shares how they designed the box and what kind of samples designers include.

Advocates for factory-built homes and traditional…

Advocates for factory-built homes and traditional on-site builder True Homes present their cases for why their respective approaches are best for driving out production inefficiencies and sustaining profitability.

Designer Seth Hart's clever approach to…

Designer Seth Hart's clever approach to multigenerational living allows the flexibility to easily alter the space as needs change, among other segments to help grow your business.

Also: Many remodelers have their work cut out for them in trying to help homeowners understand the importance of design services. This informative video from Blackline Renovations give 10 reasons why having a designer on the team is crucial for the success of any project.

Home builder Kristi Allen talks about The House…

Home builder Kristi Allen talks about The House That SHE Built, a project built by an all-women skilled-labor team from the Utah Chapter of the NAHB Professional Women in Building, and slated to be shown in the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini previews the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including how a NARI chapter in Wisconsin that pulled off a live, 2,000-person event without incurring a single case of COVID-19, and why a total cost of ownership analysis can make high-performance housing cheaper than code-built homes.

NARI Milwaukee hosted a Fall Home Show in October…

NARI Milwaukee hosted a Fall Home Show in October with approximately 2,000 attendees over three days. With robust safety procedures in place, including a universal mask mandate, the organization reports no confirmed cases linked to the event.

Diane Welhouse, executive director for NARI Milwaukee, shares how the team pulled it off, how their show is different from national shows like IBS, and why they decided to host their event in person.

Jm Nostedt, president of Seefar Building…

Jm Nostedt, president of Seefar Building Analytics, lays out a formula that shows how total cost of ownership makes high-performance housing affordable to buyers ... and benefits builders who want to provide better-quality housing.

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…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini introduces this week's segments:

  • Re-thinking your homebuilding marker
  • Rethinking your bigging strategy
  • and a quick peek at some products you won't see at 2021 IBS
Managing editor James McClister walks us through…

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.

 

 

Rod Cullum, co-founder and CEO of Cullum Homes in…

Rod Cullum, co-founder and CEO of Cullum Homes in Scottsdale, Ariz., talks about how unitized pricing changed his company's business model and its relationship with trade partners and clients.

Sublime Homes CEO Mike Graniczny discusses how…

Sublime Homes CEO Mike Graniczny discusses how his company benefitted from moving its focus from Illinois to Indiana, and how other builders can follow its lead.