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How Builders, Manufacturers & Service Providers Can Build Strong, Trusting Relationships

As we approach the end of March 2021, we thought it might be advantageous for everyone to take stock in their relationships and review ways that builders, manufacturers and service providers keep and build those relationships.
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Rebate Submissions Made Easy with Direct Data Transfer

We know you are busy. We can help! Builder Partnerships offers integrations with ECI MarkSystems® and MiTek® KOVA to make rebate submissions easier for our builder members.
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Have Composite Decking Aesthetics Surpassed Wood? [TimberTech]

Even building pros can’t tell the difference between premium composite and wood. With lumber prices stubbornly fixed at near record highs and showing no signs of budging, it’s easy to see why so many home builders and contractors have turned to composite decking materials.
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Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen: Superior Protection for Even the Most Challenging Exteriors

DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen offers superior performance against water intrusion to protect the unique reclaimed wood cladding of the Guadalupe River Ranch.
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Designing Homes & Communities for 2021 [BSB Design]

From the Blog: Community Design in 2021 and Beyond- Part 1, The Thoughtful Home Series- Part 1, Large Land Parcels Create Big Impact, and much more...
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The New Home Co. Expands into Denver with Recent Acquisition [Epic Homes]

The California-based builder has acquired Epic Homes, a well-established builder in the Denver market.
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What Is Induction Cooking and Why You Should Be Considering It? [Frigidaire]

Gas and traditional electric radiant technology dominate cooking appliances, but a better option—induction—is making strong gains and worth consideration. A technology that has been around since the early 1900, induction cooks by heating pots and pans directly, instead of using an electric or gas element. Cooktops and ranges that utilize induction use a magnetic.
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Overture System by Broan-NuTone Ties Smart Tech with Indoor Air Quality

Ventilation products manufacturer Broan-NuTone says its latest offering, Overture, is the first whole-home monitoring and fully-integrated ventilation system on the market.
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New Neighborhoods, Amenities Coming to Windsong Ranch MPC in North Texas

Developer Tellus Group is adding new builders and plans to open a second elementary school in the master plan. [Featuring Builder Partnerships builder members: Grenadier Homes & Shaddock Homes]
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Ready to bring your entry way project to life? [ThermaTru Doors]

With our vast network of nationwide dealers, you can find a Therma-Tru door right in your area.
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Legrand Announces GFCI Outlet With USB-Charging Connections

The outlet allows for USB-based device charging in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas that require GFCI protection. For the first time, Legrand will offer a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet.
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Industry Outlook: What's Ahead for Housing in 2021

Article featuring four of Builder Partnerships builder members: JayMarc Homes, Taylor Morrison, Camelot Homes & Hakes Brothers.
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Builder Partnerships Names GAF Manufacturing Partner of the Year 2020

GAF, an industry leading roofing manufacturer, has received the 6th Annual Builder Partnerships Partner of the Year Award.
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Steam Showers Pay Off in Bathrooms of Any Size

Prospective home buyers love the possibility of having an up-to-date, spa-inspired bathroom. With a steam shower, you can offer that important “wow!” factor– and resale value – for your clients.
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Mattamy Homes Purchases 22 Acres at Gladden Farms in Tucson

Mattamy Homes has purchased a 22-acre portion of the Gladden Farms master-planned community in Tucson, Arizona, for $7.5 million.
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Brilliant Announces Reintegration With Google Nest

Google has reopened its application programming interfaces for Google Nest and other smart home products. Following this move, smart home control manufacturer Brilliant has announced that its product will once again be compatible with Google Nest.
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Door Handles That Are Worth a Grab, or At Least Consideration [Baldwin, Kwikset & more...]

Door hardware might not seem all that important in a complex enterprise such as a house, but when specified correctly, it can make a huge difference and contribute to the overall design.
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Variances Sink Profits (and Businesses)

Variances are a major obstacle to achieving high profit margins. If you’re not controlling your variances, you’re not protecting your profits.
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Builder Partnerships Resumes In-Person Seminars

We’re pleased to announce we have resumed our in-person events. Judging by the success of last month’s Managing for Profit seminar in Denver, our builder community is just as ready as we are to get back in the classroom for the networking opportunities and dynamic learning experiences our in-person training events are known for.
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Pro Builder Housing Giants Survey **Deadline Extended: 3/12/21**

Online for you to report your 2020 performance and be ranked among the most successful home builders in the U.S. **Extended Deadline: 3/12/2021**
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A Roadmap to 2021 Home Building Success

This Shinn Consulting advisor identifies 4 factors for improved margin performance. Just ask Jim Weigel, senior consultant for Colorado-based Shinn Consulting, one of the industry‘s foremost advisory firms. Weigel, a former home builder, offers Shinn clients expert counsel in management, marketing, operations, and finance, as well as quality and valuation issues.
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Home Building by the Numbers

At the outset of 2020, Emma Shinn felt confident that home builders were poised to have a “super” year. Back then, demand looked promising, and builders were controlling their operating expenses. Shinn, perhaps more than most housing industry prognosticators, had the advantage of historical perspective.
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The New Home Company: Setting the bar for smart home as a standard | Brilliant

The New Home Company (NYSE: NWHM) has earned an industry-leading reputation for designing homes and living experiences that put homebuyers first. NWHM first learned about the new Brilliant Smart Home System, which offers integrations with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit and Siri, in 2019.
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5 Reasons to Switch to MarkSystems Today

Creates efficiencies by automating and linking all processes. Allows you to work smarter when faced with limited staff and resources, and much more...
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Building the perfect “Connected Home” | Legrand

Smart Lighting from the radiant® Collection means enhanced ease, convenience, and security thanks to superior control via app and home assistants like Alexa.
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All Genie Professional Line | New Feature Launch – Integration with Universal Remote Control (URC)

The Genie Company is pleased to announce that Aladdin Connect smart garagge door openers and controllers are now integrated with Universal Remote Control (URC), a leading smart home automation and control solutions company.
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All Genie Professional Line | New Feature Launch - Integration with BenchSentry

The Genie Company is pleased to announce that Aladdin Connect smart garagge door openers and retrofit kits are now integrated with the package-delivery porch box from BenchSentry, the premier porch box solution.
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We’ve Done the Research for You | Organized Living | Colors of the Year for 2021

America’s top color experts have made their choices for the 2021 Colors of the Year or in some cases 2021 Palettes of the Year. We've pulled them all together to provide you with one convenient resource.
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Products This Green Builder Put in His LEED Platinum Model Home | DJK Custom Homes

DJK Custom Homes’ flagship model home project features the latest cutting-edge products and materials, which played a part in the home reaching its LEED Platinum certification.
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This is the launch you've been waiting for! Kichler Lighting

Introducing the 2021 Kichler® Ceiling Fan Collections.
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4 Ways Builders Can be More Profitable

Industry standard profits are usually around 3% to 6%, according to Jim Weigel, a Denver-based consultant with Builder Partnerships, but he believes that by pricing homes properly, builders can improve that to 12% net or better.
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Focus on Accounting Standards | RubinBrown

The FASB recently voted to provide private companies and not-for-profit entities with the option to perform the identification and evaluation of a triggering event for goodwill impairment at the reporting date.
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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Light Switches | Brilliant

Homebuyer demand for smart technology has been on the rise for years, and if you have yet to embrace home tech, smart light switches are one of the best and easiest ways to do it.
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Seattle-Based Custom Builder JayMarc Homes Launches New Product Line

Home buyers looking to build a custom home are often faced with several complexities during the process, including finding the right piece of land, hiring a great architect, and designing the home of their dreams, all while sticking to a budget. JayMarc Homes, a Seattle-based custom builder, aims to solve these key pain points with the launch of its new JayMarc Curated collection.
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Bosgraaf Homes Makes an Easy Transition to MarkSystems

Bosgraaf Homes needed to make a change. After a thorough evaluation, the team decided to go with MarkSystems and has been happy ever since.
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Navigating the Lumber Crisis

The home building industry is at the crux of a crisis: the shortage and high cost of lumber is a real threat. Due to a shortage of raw material, many lumber mills are shutting down, causing additional uncertainty about lumber availability and concern that prices will continue to rise.
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Annual Builder Survey Results Reveal Successes and Challenges for Builders

Builder Partnerships recently conducted its annual survey of our builder members. Each year, we request that our membership share information about their current successes and challenges along with their outlook for the upcoming year. Even with 2020 being the year that it was (full of changes and challenges mainly driven by a global pandemic), our builder members found a way to succeed.
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Making the Best of a Bad Situation

Builder Partnerships is committed to helping our manufacturer and service provider members gain exposure to their target market and connect with our community of successful and engaged builders. When we learned that the IBS Virtual Experience (IBSx) was experiencing technical difficulties and that many of our members' virtual booths were impacted by the outage, we immediately got to work on a plan to help our members share their product information and educational content with our builder community.
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IBS 2021 Update: When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

With IBS 2021 transitioning to a virtual event, our annual IBS networking reception has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2022 event. We encourage our manufacturer and service provider members to make the most of your marketing budgets by investing in our powerful outreach programs designed to help you increase sales and selling efficiency, click article to view.
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7 Benefits of Using an Integrated System

If you are not currently looking at implementing an integrated management solution to manage your company, you need to be. Read the Homebuilder’s Guide to ERPs to learn more about the value of having an integrated system.
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Better Tech, Better Deck | TimberTech AZEK

Look at the technological improvements TimberTech AZEK has made in recent years. Improved moisture resistance. Because these products use no organic material, they don't rot and they don't support mold or mildew growth.
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Wayne Dalton Launches Security Shutter for Exterior Residential Access

Garage door manufacturer Wayne Dalton is offering its first extruded aluminum exterior security shutter, designed for extra security for exterior access to residential properties. The Model 523RX Security Shutter is made to be installed at the driveway access from the street or at residential property entrances in high-traffic areas.
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Get there with GAF SmartMoney & GAF WeatherHub | Webinar Thurs. 2/25/21 @ 1pm EST

Make sure you’re ready by joining us to learn how to find leads, plan jobs fast, and close more sales after severe weather hits with GAF WeatherHub. Find out how you can unleash the power of payments and financing with GAF SmartMoney powered by Payzer.
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Richmond American Enters New Neighborhood at McSweeny Farms in Hemet, Calif.

Three model homes at the McSweeny Farms master-planned community in Hemet, California. Collection floor plans available at McSweeny Farms: one single-story plan and two two-story plans. The homes range from approximately 2,080 to 2,660 square feet in size, with up to five bedrooms, up to three baths, and two-car garages.
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Three Home Builders Expand Market Share With New Acquisitions

Dallas-based Gehan Homes, the tenth largest private home builder, acquired the Denver-based Wonderland Homes. Canada-based Empire Communities [launched its U.S. Homebuilding Division in 2016 in Houston, TX], one of the largest North American private builders, acquired Shea Homes North Carolina. American Southern Homes (ASH) has now entered the Arizona markets through its acquisition of Dorn Homes.
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All Genie Professional Line | New Feature Launch – Integration with Samsung SmartThings

The Genie Company is pleased to announce that Aladdin Connect smart garage door openers and retrofit kits are now "Works With SmartThings" certified.
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RubinBrown's Supply Chain Webinar Series: Cycle Counting Methodologies & External Audit Considerations, Thursday February 25th @ 10am CST

Join RubinBrown’s Manufacturing & Distribution Services Group for the first installment of the 2021 Supply Chain Webinar Series.
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The Roaring 2020s: Housing's Best Decade

The two largest demographic groups will need housing during this decade. Baby boomers will be entering their last stage of housing demand as they become empty nesters and hit retirement age, and millennials will be demanding housing throughout the decade.
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Women in Building & Construction On-Demand

Don't miss Emma Shinn, Builder Partnerships & Shinn Consulting VP, speaking on the on-demand Q&A session with an all-female panel of leaders in the idustry moderated by Monica Wheaton, Director of Customer Success, Residential Home Construction at ECI.
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Emser Tile’s Exclusive Signature Series Catalog is Now Available

This catalog features our extensive line of profiles, including our core stocked assortment as well as specialty sizes and finishes.
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We Put the Craft in CRAFTSMANSHIP | Environmental StoneWorks

Environmental StoneWorks develops stone solutions with the installer, builder and homeowner in mind. The only national manufacturer and installer of stone veneer and thin brick.
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The PERC Update: Propane Inventories Fall

The Energy Information Administration reported a 6.2 million-barrel draw on U.S. propane inventory.
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Air Quality and Comfort Rank High in Today's Homes | Trane

American Standard representatives facilitated the Asanos’ builders’ engagement of Patuxent Environmental Group (PEG), one of the nation’s leading HVAC consulting engineers.
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Breaking the Barrier to Superior Profitability On-Demand

Don't miss Shinn Consulting consultants Ed Hauck and Jim Weigel, along with Stephen Moore Senior Partner at BSB Design, with their on-demand education session available until March 31, 2021
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Builder Partnerships' Response to COVID-19

Update from Builder Partnerships (updated December 7, 2020)
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New Collection Options for Classic Craft Premium Door Series by Therma-Tru

Therma-Tru has reimagined its Classic Craft premium entry door series, with new and old options developed and curated based on customer preferences and trending design styles.
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Updated Links: Invitation to Bypass IBSx Technical Difficulties

Updated 2/11/21: Our Manufacturer & Service Provider Members Want To Connect. Optional links, platforms and on-demand sessions available from our manufacturer and service provider members.
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Announcing the Sixth Edition of Accounting & Financial Management for Residential Construction by Emma Shinn

The long-awaited sixth edition of Emma Shinn's essential book, Accounting & Financial Management for Residential Construction, is available for preorder.
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Texas builder adopts integrated [Brilliant] smart home strategy to fuel growth in new markets

Pacesetter Homes first learned about the Brilliant Smart Home Control System based on a recommendation from its technology integrator partner, ESD Technologies. The Brilliant system immediately piqued their interest because was the first in-wall smart home system that could be affordably installed as a standard feature by a production builder.
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USGBC Announces Top 10 States for Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the top 10 states for LEED green building with Massachusetts leading the country in 2020 with the most certified square feet per capita. Across the top states, more than 60% of certifications were office, healthcare, higher education, and K-12 projects.
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Development Protected by Uponor AquaSAFE

Case Study: With a top-of-the-line design in mind, the team at Dale Hicks and Associates, LLC chose Uponor - a brand they have relied on for years - to provide the PEX plubming and fire sprinkler system solutions.
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Focus on Taxation: Employee Retention Credit | RubinBrown

The ERC (Employee Retention Credit) is a refundable payroll tax credit designed to help employers adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic who maintain employee payroll during qualifying periods in 2020 and 2021.
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Easy Rebate Submissions with Direct Data Transfer | ECI MarkSystems, MiTek BuilderMT, and MiTek KOVA

Good news for users of ECI MarkSystems®, MiTek® BuilderMT, and MiTek® KOVA. Builder Partnerships offers integrations with these systems for direct data transfer of rebate submission information. Submit rebate information simply by posting a close date. It's that easy!
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Superior Protection of Weathermate™ Plus Housewrap | DUPONT

Weathermate Plus Housewrap is a non-woven, non-perforated polyolefin-based wrap designed for enhanced job-site durability and long-term product performance for builders.
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Investors Respond to Dream Finders Homes Initial Public Offering

Jacksonville, Florida–based Dream Finders Homes announced the price of its initial public offering (IPO) of 9.6 million shares of Class A common stock at the price of $13 per share.
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Toll Brothers ‘Chasing the Sun,’ Following Buyers Into ‘Smile States’

Last quarter, Toll Brothers recorded the most signed home contracts in the builder’s 53-year history—on top of the 68% year-over-year increase. TIME reports Toll Brothers’ buyers are spending big on customization, with an average of buyer upgrades hitting $183,000 last quarter, another record.
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Taylor Morrison is Builder Magazine’s Builder of the Year 2020

“At Taylor Morrison, the reason we are where we are is that we love what we do,” said Sheryl Palmer.
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New training opportunities from GAF

No matter where you live and work, the winter season is a great time to focus on business-building skills.
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Are variances eating your profits? | ECI MarkSystems

Learn how to leverage your system to increase your bottom line in this on-demand webinar. As a production builder, variances are the most critical area to focus on in your business.
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Eight Tips on How to Improve Company Culture in Builder Workplaces

Executives from two leading home builders offer advice on how to design a Fortune 100 best place to work.
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Programs to Help You Grow Market Share & Reduce Workload

A new year comes with renewed optimism. Now is the perfect time to review the many opportunities and programs we offer to help you grow your market share and gain a competitive edge.
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Spotlighting our Manufacturer and Service Provider Members

We are giving our manufacturer and service provider members a chance to have a product “shout-out” in our February editions of the Monthly Briefing and Manufacturer Access newsletters.
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Unbound Solar | 10% off is going bye-bye | Expires Jan 29th

That’s 10% off everything in your kit — not just the solar panels. Each piece of the system included in your kit will be 10% cheaper, including: Racking, Inverter(s), Batteries & Backup (if applicable), Accessories, Hardware & More.
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2021 NHQA Winners: 4 Home Building Companies Striving for Better [Adair Homes, Camelot Homes, Hubbell Homes and James Monroe Homes]

The annual National Housing Quality Awards recognize four home builders for their commitment to continuous operational improvement. The validation, and the reckoning, begin well before the home builders that apply for Pro Builder’s National Housing Quality (NHQ) Award receive the final feedback report from the judges who assessed their operations first-hand.
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Achieving Zero Net Energy: A Path Through Propane? [Propane Education & Research Council]

Propane may be a surprise player in green building's quest for zero-net-energy homes. Is achieving net-zero energy in a remodel on your resolution list? Look into propane. The director of the Propane Education and Research Council shares why, including propane's cost and performance.
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See the Therma-Tru difference with stylish and durable options

Therma-Tru offers outstanding fire protection and meet building code requirements with a door designed for easier handling and installation.
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How to Leverage Our Member Builder List

We strive to connect manufacturers and mid-tier builders, and assist in the development of the relationship. Manufacturers are provided insights on how builders operate and how they are adapting to ever-changing industry trends. Manufacturers can use our database to inform their decisions and help them improve their businesses. Our direct network includes more than 1,500 builder members.
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Construction on The New American Remodel Home 2021 is Underway | Environmental StoneWorks

Environmental StoneWorks, the only national manufacturer and installer of stone veneer, is a part of the Cornerstone Building Brands family. Environmental StoneWorks is the only national manufacturer of stone veneer, offering stone veneer, panels, thin brick, and their installation.
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Construction on The New American Remodel Home 2021 is Underway | TracPipe CounterStrike Omega Flex Inc.

CounterStrike® CSST has been designed with a proprietary jacket material in place of the standard yellow jacket.
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The Shift Is on in Denver

After years of anticipating shifts in demographics and buyer demand, home builders and developers in Colorado are reaping the benefits, particularly with master-planned communities.
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Learn How To Break the Barrier to Superior Profitability | BSB Design

BSB Design experts will share their insight during the education series at The International Builders' Show.
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Keystone Custom Homes Announcement | Homes for HOPE

At the close of 2020, Keystone’s trade partners and suppliers set a new record by generating more than $178,000 in donated or discounted services! Including the Keystone match, a resulting donation of more than $356,000 was given to Homes for HOPE.
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Picks From Your Peers | Brizo

Brizo’s Odin Collection features both sleek lines and soft curves available in seven different finishes.
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Unbound Solar Joins Builder Partnerships

Unbound Solar specializes in designing, building and delivering custom solar systems that integrates seamlessly into your existing building plans – no need to go back to the drawing board.
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Homes for HOPE | Eastbrook Homes Announcement

Homes for HOPE would like to thank the Mojo Foundation, led by Mick McGraw, CEO of Eastbrook Homes, for their record gift of $100,000! This donation enables HOPE International to provide biblically based training, savings services, and loans for more than 5,300 families living in poverty around the world!
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Brilliant Offers Rebates to Builder Partnerships Members

Builder Partnerships is Pleased to Announce New Incentives from Brilliant
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Why Customer Experience Is Critical for Builders [ECI's Webinar - Tuesday, January 26, at 12:00 PM ET]

How to Set Expectations and Manage the Customer Experience. Learn more about the stages of customization and commoditization.
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The PERC Update: VIDEO -- A Residential Market Update

January 2021 Residential Market Update | Combat Myths in the Residential Space
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Green Brick Partners and Meritage Homes Partner on 2,400 Homesites in Princeton, Texas

Green Brick Partners, in partnership with Meritage Homes, has closed on the purchase of approximately 2,400 homesites for the development of Eastridge, a new residential community in Princeton, Texas, north of Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Zenodro Homes Grows without Adding to Their Staff | ECI MarkSystems

Zenodro Homes traded in its homegrown system for MarkSystems and realized substantial savings in time and head-count as it grew its business.
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Increase Your Productivity and Expand Your Capabilities Without Adding Staff | MiTek

Consider utilizing a scalable resource like MiTek Platinum Global’s team of 1,000+ estimators, drafters and designers to provide unique, custom construction-based service solutions for your business.
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Florida Home Builder [Dream Finders Homes] Files $100 Million IPO

Florida-based builder Dream Finders Homes filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $100 million in an initial public offering. Dream Finders Homes builds in the Jacksonville, Orlando, Denver, Washington, DC, and Austin markets.
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AZEK Releases New PVC Shingle and Cladding for Exteriors

Building product manufacturer AZEK has expanded its exterior portfolio with the launch of PVC shingle siding and capped polymer cladding. Both new releases offer residential professionals a durable and sustainable alternative to natural wood, the company says. AZEK’s Shingle Siding with PaintPro Technology and Capped Polymer Cladding feature wood grain textures in a variety of styles.
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Legrand Expands Adorne Ultra-Fast USB Outlet Collection

Electrical device manufacturer Legrand has expanded its offering of mobile charging devices with the launch of a new collection of ultra-fast usb outlets. Part of the adorne family of products, the USB outlets deliver on the latest trend for fast, easy charging, while also elevating any residential space with exceptional style.
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Save the Date: Kwikset & Baldwin Virtual Trade Show | Feb. 8-11, 2021

Innovative and stylish products from the Kwikset and Baldwin product portfolios, including the NEW Home Connect 620 Keypad Connected Smart Lock!
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Classic Homes | Homes for HOPE

Homes for HOPE would like to thank Doug Stimple, George Lenz, Joe Loidolt, their families, and their team at Classic Homes for their generous gift totaling $67,000! This enables us to provide biblically based training, savings services, and loans for over 3,600 families living in underserved communities around the world this year alone!
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Exterior Products Built to Impress | Royal Building Products

Royal Building Products has added a new black soffit option to its Exterior Portfolio and Royal vinyl collections, available in a brush, matte, or low-gloss woodgrain finish.
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Exterior Products Built to Impress | GAF

GAF has enhanced its Timberline American Harvest Shingles with two of its newest technologies. GAF StainGuard Plus is designed to protect against algae discoloration over a 25-year limited warranty period.
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Rising Rent Increases Need for Affordable Housing | BSB Design

Supplement market rate products with affordable housing. High Demand, Low Supply = Opportunity for Affordable Multifamily.
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