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.
Recovery Friendly Workplace is an initiative that proactively gives employers the tools to help employees struggling with opioid, drug, and/or alcohol addictions find treatment. Samantha Lewandowski, a Recovery Friendly Advisor, talks about the resources and support available, and Stan Parker, the owner of SBP Builders, shares how the program has helped his company maintain a stable workforce and helped his employees flourish.
Top takeaways from the August 27 episode of The Weekly, featuring Cannonball CEO Chad Sanschagrin, Rob Balfanz of the Vinyl Siding Institute, and the owners of Alair Homes Plan Chad and Diane Hatfield.
Editorial Director Denise Dersin interviews leadership coach and sales trainer Chad Sanschagrin about why sales training is as necessary during home building boom times as it is during slow periods.
Rob Balfanz, a workforce development expert and coach, shares how he's been connecting with skilled workers for educational programs and how he knows someone will be a good hire.
Chad and Diane Hatfield of Alair Homes Plano discuss their decision to become an Alair franchisee, and share insights about the journey.
Learn how to incorporate Live and Work spaces in the same footprint, preview Building Resilience, our new show on extreme climate construction, and get up to speed on window installation best practices.
Joanna Lily Wong answers our questions about feng shui, Mike Lyon reveals his annual home builder survey findings, and Michael Anschel discusses what happens to a project interrupted by the pandemic.
This week, learn about some new tools that can help increase construction productivity and efficiency, how to design lighting that meets homeowners’ needs, and how to do markup and margin math accurately.
Scott Sedam outlines the critical factors for home building success, home builder Schell Brothers discusses the importance of investing in community outreach, and building science expert Carl Seville offers advice on green building.
This week, our editors learn how to use webinars to drive sales, how one builder found innovative ways to thrive after the Covid shutdown, and which SBA programs and resources are available to prepare for future economic upheaval.
Pro Builder and Pro Remodeler editors dig into dealing with pent-up demand for new homes, a building model that results in affordable, energy-efficient homes, and COVID safety procedures on the jobsite.