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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

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

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…

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…

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.

In this episode, Pro Remodeler, and industry…

In this episode, Pro Remodeler, and industry author and speaker Mark Richardson, bring together a group of Remodeling Industry Thought Leaders to share predictions for 2021. Their insights are smart, daring, and not what you expect.

Later, guest host Jenny Simon from IBACOS interviews Katie Beck, Head of Home Builders for Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, about the challenges she and other insurance carriers face when offering and underwriting coverage for home builders, and how builders can help protect their businesses in ever-changing times.

  Home builder liability insurance guru Katie…

 

Home builder liability insurance guru Katie Beck provides the low-down on the changing landscape and how best to work with insurance carriers to help ensure coverage you can count on.

In this episode, Pro Remodeler, and industry…

In this episode, Pro Remodeler, and industry author and speaker Mark Richardson, bring together a group of Remodeling Industry Thought Leaders to share predictions for 2021. Their insights are smart, daring, and not what you expect.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini introduces this week's segments, a builder-guided tour of a LEED-Platinum home, and a spirited debate about the value of IKEA cabinets.

Home builder Kevin Kittilsen of DJK Custom Homes…

Home builder Kevin Kittilsen of DJK Custom Homes walks us through his flagship, LEED Platinum-rated model home, including an overview of the construction process, details on material sourcing, and touring an array of innovative spaces he designed into the home.

Two designers discuss the affordable cabinet…

Two designers discuss the affordable cabinet alternatives. What's your take?

 

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini highlights this week's segments on why home builders and technology don't often work and play well together, and how propane can be the fuel of choice for net-zero energy retrofits.

Bryan Cordill of the Propane Education and…

Bryan Cordill of the Propane Education and Research Council gives his take on why propane is the preferred fuel for remodelers retrofitting to achieve net-zero energy homes.

Scott Sedam gives his reasons why home builders…

Scott Sedam gives his reasons why home builders and technology generally don't get along ... and why that dynamic is hindering progress and profitability.

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.