Build the House Right the First Time

27, Jul 2017

In the July issue of Monthly Briefing, Builder Partnerships Founder and President Chuck Shinn discusses how to increase profitability by eliminating inefficiency. Our newest consultant, Todd Ullom, details how to manage cycle time in a tight labor market, and Info Plus Accounting President Diane Gilson explains why job-costing is critical to your company's success. Plus, you'll read about Builder Partnerships member Gumenick Properties, learn from Amerock about the new trends in cabinetry hardware, and hear about a new app from Rubbermaid that makes closet design fast and easy.
  • 5 Reasons to Job-Cost Even When It’s a PITA

    By Diane GilsonPresident, Info Plus Accounting Inc. Yes, we all know that PITA means “pain in the (fanny).” But facing that job-costing PITA is critical to achieving the profits that you deserve. Here are five reasons to take the time to work the numbers.1. Job-costing can help you work backwards into your detailed cost estimate.You’ll likely start out with an idea of what you’ll be able to reasonably charge for a home or ...

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  • Managing for Profit - November 1 - 3, 2017

    Designed to show you the road map to improved profitability, Managing for Profit is an intensive seminar with a focus on management techniques and tools that you can use immediately to achieve improved results across your entire organization.Receive valuable insights on the following topics:Setting achievable, profitable goals across the organizationDetermining what profit is reasonable for your organizationUsing simple management tools to increa...

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  • Product Feature: Closet Designer by Rubbermaid

    Innovative app makes storage space design fast and simpleFor more than 70 years, the Rubbermaid® brand has represented innovative, high-quality products that help simplify life. Our Rubbermaid Closet product is the leader in home organization, consistently rating #1 in quality in Builder Magazine’s Brand Awards. We offer a comprehensive line of wire and wood closet systems to maximize your customer’s space. In addition, Rubbermaid...

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  • Managing Cycle Time in a Tight Labor Market

    9 tips for improving production efficiency By Todd UllomBuilder Partnerships Consultant In the February issue of Monthly Briefing, Ed Hauck shared strategies for finding and keeping good trade contractors. This month, I want to discuss ways to manage cycle time in a tight labor market. Solving the labor issue is not going to happen any time soon, so you have to focus on helping the trade partners you have working for you now. Helping them work mo...

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  • Purchasing, Estimating and Job Costing - September 20 - 22, 2017 - Chicago, Illinois

    Good estimating and purchasing is critical to obtaining superior profitability and can increase your bottom line by as much as 5%. The Purchasing, Estimating and Job Costing seminar is a comprehensive training program designed to improve profitability through a more accurate and effective estimating and purchasing department. Our goal is to provide a wide range of tools that you can use to realize immediate results.Focusing on both manual and ele...

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  • Product Feature: Amerock Decorative Hardware

    Amerock Decorative Hardware On-trend styling with installation ease In both new construction and kitchen and bath renovation projects, decorative hardware is often one of the final decisions. While it may not come early in the process, decorative hardware creates the polish and pizzazz that turns a space from simple to simply stunning. Designed to complement the appliance and plumbing fixtures, Amerock offers high-quality kitchen and bath cabinet...

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  • Builder Spotlight: Gumenick Properties

    Mastering the DetailsCustomer service drives every decision at Gumenick Properties By Pat CurryMonthly Briefing EditorDiversification is always a smart strategy. Gumenick Properties in Richmond, Virginia, has three primary business lines – new home building (including townhomes and condominiums); apartment community development and operation; and commercial office and retail development and operation — in central Virginia, tidewater V...

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  • Managing for Profit (Enhanced Reception) - November 2 in Chicago, IL at 5:30 PM CST

    Build Stronger Relationships and Focus On Results.Builder Partnerships is the premier organization for home builders management education dating back to 1954 under the leadership of Lee Evans, and during the last 20 plus years under the direction of Charles (Chuck) C. Shinn, Jr., PhD. Each of our training sessions draws between 25 - 40 attendees from leading mid-tier building companies. The intimate size of our events allows for personal, focuse...

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  • Purchasing, Estimating and Job Costing - September 20 - 22, 2017 - Chicago, Illinois

    Good estimating and purchasing is critical to obtaining superior profitability and can increase your bottom line by as much as 5%. The Purchasing, Estimating and Job Costing seminar is a comprehensive training program designed to improve profitability through a more accurate and effective estimating and purchasing department. Our goal is to provide a wide range of tools that you can use to realize immediate results.Focusing on both manual and ele...

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  • Purchasing, Estimating and Job Costing (Enhanced Reception) - Chicago, IL on Sept 21 @ 5:30 PM CST

    Build Stronger Relationships and Focus On Results.Building company Purchasing Managers will be in Chicago attending a 2.5 day training session of their own. On the evening of September 21st, we invite our manufacturer associates and their regional representatives to come network and share information on their products with these attendees.During Builder Partnerships' Enhanced Receptions, held on the second night of the seminar, our team is focus...

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  • The Superintendent's Job - Front Line Manager - October 5 - 7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois

    The Superintendent’s Job – Front Line Manager is designed as an interactive experience to help your team improve job site management techniques. This specialized training provides the necessary tools to increase overall profitability and customer satisfaction through a strong focus on building the house right the first time: on quality, on budget, and on time.Providing tools and techniques for improving field operations is the focus o...

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  • Build the House Right the First Time

    Increase profitability by eliminating inefficiencyBy Charles C. Shinn Jr., PhDFounder, Builder Partnerships The home building industry operates very inefficiently, thus providing you with increased opportunities to excel in your market place. Take a good look at all your processes: how you work with your customers and home owners, the way you manage your jobsites, how you work and communicate with your trades, how you negotiate and purchase, and ...

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