This Week's Segments
SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini reviews the latest from The Weekly, including Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies' recent remodeling market report and how builders can utilize a lean strategy to minimize lumber usage.
In a conversation with PR contributing editor John Caulfield, Abbe Will from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University discussing the Center's 2021 Improving America's Housing report on remodeling.
In reviewing the findings, Will discusses spending trends and how they're ebbing up, the market's demand backlog, the growing importance of health, and an array of new demographic trends, including who's doing the spending now and who will be tomorrow.
Scott Sedam, president of TrueNorth Development, lays out a process every homebuilder can implement to reduce cost significantly within six weeks.
New NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke outlines the key issues facing the housing industry and how the association is working to address them.
Chad Hatfield and James Hammel of Alair Homes describe why they don't allow allowances on any of their projects. Ever.
Patti Gunderson, a building science engineer at the Home Innovation Research Labs, explains the myriad values of the new, high-performance Extended Plate Wall System.
SGC-Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini highlights the three segments in our September 3, 2020 episode.
Associate editor Annie Cebulski's "lightning round" of three top-notch products chosen by pros (Pro's Picks) includes a cool air scrubber, a tiled shower basin, and a software tool for contracts.
Learn how and why Ryan Cantrell from Trendsetter Homes, a production builder in Springfield, Mo., managed aggressive growth and made radical changes to lead and dominate his market.
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.
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.