This Week's Segments
SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini reveals the top three things about March and introduces this week's segments: How remodelers are managing lumber price spikes and the built world according to industry disrupter Katerra.
Massive increases in lumber prices are causing project estimates and costs to go up exponentially.
Dan Bawden, the president of Legal Eagle Contractors, reveals how he's managing the issue.
For better or worse, Katerra has created a brand of disruption through prop-tech that either fascinates progressives or frightens the status quo in our industry.
But, you might be surprised at what Katerra actually does, and how it looks at housing. Janet Stephenson, the company's Head of Building Platform Sales, offers great insight into what Katerra is ... and where it's going.
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."
Tony gives us an overview of what to expect from the newest segment of The Weekly, along with a round-up of some national news.
Keep up with the latest tech with these innovative remodeling and home improvement products. Pro Remodeler's associate editor Annie Cebulski introduces three new products: t
- EdgexMetal Clips from Camo
- PaintLine's Portable Jobsite Spray Booth
- Pelican's EZ-Click MOLLE Panel System.
In response to the growing buyer demand for healthy homes, several large builders are offering advanced water and air filtration systems and antimicrobial products. One home builder in South Florida took a different route and began offering digital health monitoring kits.
Senior Editor Mike Beirne talks to workforce development pros about how they overcome resistance from school guidance counselors, parents, and the misperceptions young people have about working in the construction industry.
Tony Mancini highlights this week's three segments while also encouraging you to smile, appreciate octopi, and eat pasta (just watch, you'll get it).
Gain actionable insight from members of the the Ultimate Z.E.N. Home about creating a competitive floor plan and an appealing elevation while reducing costs and achieving industry-leading performance. And, oh yeah, they already sold out Phase one ... 13 homes in less than a month.
Pro Remodeler's Erika Taylor interviews the owners of Kitchen Design Concepts in Dallas about three current remodeling trends you need to know.
SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini previews this week's segments, from best practices to mitigate truss uplift to changes in industry lingo and a glimpse into the upcoming Extreme Sales Summit virtual event.
Tim Kampert from IBACOS-PERFORM presents the causes of truss uplift, its impact on quality and customer satisfaction, and best practices to mitigate it in your projects.
Get inside the brains of The Weekly editors with this panel on the "master bedroom" updates in the PB/PR/PRODUCTS style guides. The editors also discuss how the building and remodeling industries are rethinking business procedures and naming conventions in light of cultural shifts.