Our recent Webinar Series was a complete success thanks to our partnership with Builder Partnerships and the assistance of Emma Jane Wildermuth [Builder Partnerships' Event Coordinator]. During our planning process she walked us through all the requirements for proper communication and notification to their members. She also managed 100% of the logistics for the webinar. Our team simply had to show up with the presentation materials. Emma Jane was willing to meet prior to the event to help our team feel comfortable with the technology. The event itself was quite successful and thanks to Emma Jane and the Builder Partnerships team, we were able to present important updates, utilize their virtual platform, and have access to reporting and attendee lists post-event. I cannot say enough positive things about the event and logistics handling overall. We will definitely look to partner with their team in the future!
The training from Builder Partnerships was exceptionally well-organized and informational. It provides activities and examples that can be directly applied to the day-to-day work I perform as an estimator and purchasing manager. [Purchasing 101 - May 2020 & Purchasing 201 - June 2020]
From the moment we met all of you, and started to attend your seminars and builder group, our Grenadier Homes world changed dramatically and permanently for the better. We have learned so much from you in such a short time. Your experience is impressive, but what shines through even stronger is your passion and caring to help us builders understand and improve. We are truly grateful to all of you, beyond what we can express. Our promise to you is for us to go out in 2020 and make it our best year ever, with our highest profit ever.
Upon inital return from the seminar, our minds are whirling with the richness of information given to us. We learned an incredible amount. We will narrown down what we believe to be our top three initiatives and work wholeheartedly at successful implementation over the next six months.
I cannot thank the team at Builder Partnerships enough for the knowledge they so graciously shared with us and the encouragement we needed in order to strive to make necessary improvements for the future success of Rabalais Homes.
Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help. Todd, we walked away with a new perspective and a lengthy agenda moving forward, thank you for all your insights. It is amazing the change in perspective when you step away from the trees for a few days. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
Thanks to you, Emma, for helping to coordinate our focus group. We took a lot away from the meeting and it will be helpful in our efforts to better understand builder thoughts on risk management and issues they face.
The overall support, education and relationships development fostered by Builder Partnerships is proving to be a key to our success by introducing our product technology through in person group and individual communication. During these opportunistic and challenging times in the construction industry, leaders are needed to come together and share best practices and learning. Builder Partnerships is that leading member-based group focused on not only growing, but growing through constant business development practices.
We are thankful, as a company, for the peer groups that the two of you have coordinated. As we compare ourselves to so many other great companies, we constantly find more ways to improve and ways we might excel....We can't thank you enough for being the vehicle that makes these wonderfully beneficial groups possible.
I would like to thank you for all your help, and please let Christie Young know she has done a fantastic job managing our account and helping us out. If I had 100 of her helping me throughout the year, my life would be a lot easier and a lot less frustrating.
I really enjoyed the seminar [The Superintendent's Job] in Florida. I have had all types of training over a 35 year full time military technician career; your team presented one of the best! Regarding seminars we invested highly in the education of our soldiers/technicians. Conflict resolution, managing difficult people, maintenance management for success and others were given to supervisors. We brought in Community college training for technicians, on the job, and they received college credit for their training.
I am glad Mesa Wood invested in me and sent me to your Seminar. I honestly experienced the best seminar ever attended. The material, format and presenters made this a unique experience. It is easy to see the passion from all of you during the seminar.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for another great [Executive Summit] conference. I really enjoy these events as I know I have a lot to learn and your conferences challenge me each year to find new ways to improve. I look forward to implementing a few more nuggets this year and helping our team get to the next level.
You have made more money for more builders than anyone in this organization [NAHB]. All they have to do is pay attention to you.
The best part about the performance review was the useful feedback gathered from our trades and suppliers. With this information, we were able to implement changes that resulted in significant improvements in our trade relations and their performance.
Your organization has done so much for us over the years that I had to write to thank you. And, although some of your disciplines are challenging to implement, we never stop trying. You are wonderful people who love what you do, and our industry is fortunate for it!
It is always amazing to me how you are able to take a room full of adults used to the exciting day-to-day of business culture and get them to sit in a chair for 8 hours and keep them interested and entertained the whole time! I thought the [Managing for Profit] class enjoyable and a great use of my time.
Chuck Shinn is truly GREAT!! At times, I felt he must have been a fly buzzing around on my job site. I have taken away a tremendous amount of information that I plan to utilize in my subdivision to make [it] run in the most efficient and profitable manner possible.
An attendee from Drees Homes shared the following successes after attending the Advanced Purchasing seminar:
- Solidified a division deal with (a bath product manufacturer)
- Re-negotiated better trim labor cost
- Re-negotiated better roofing material cost
I do not believe I would have come out as successful had I not attended your Advanced Purchasing seminar. Thank you
We are actively working on 2 initiatives I took away from our week together [2018 Executive Summit]. You can count me in for next years' event.
I was glad to take part in this [Art of Purchasing] seminar and learn so much that will be helpful both for my work and for our company. Thanks also to Chuck, Ed, Matt, all the Builder Partnerships team, and the trade partner sponsors for your hospitality last week. You provided a good forum for us to meet other builders, get to know one another, and share our successes, challenges, and ideas.
I attended the Art of Purchasing Seminar last week (awesome!). I got more out of that class than any other continuing professional education (CPE) courses I have taken in the past. -Mike Stevens, CPA, Director of Purchasing
What a privilege it has been for me to know Emma and Chuck Shinn and their affiliates. Their lives, their wisdom, their tender hearts for the needs of this industry, and optimism have been an inspiration beyond anything I can express, so thanks for caring and sharing.
Matt and Ed – Thank you very much for providing an engaging [Superintendent's Job] conference for our construction team. I believe you have motivated our teams immensely! Thanks again gentlemen! It was a pleasure seeing you again! We all look forward to working with you all.
We would like to thank Chuck for your help along the way. Your webcast, monthly letters and the rebate program were of great help and provided direction, inspiration and a little extra cash flow. The reason is, last year my partner and I decided to take advantage of the exuberant market and sold all our undeveloped holdings and completed build-out of our existing communities. We are now effectively on the sidelines. For a little background, we started our company in 2009 and were able to take advantage of the down turn via land/lot purchases. We then went on to complete the vertical construction on multiple communities along the Front Range. As you might suspect, the market treated us well.
Thanks for the great [Advanced Purchasing] seminar this week! It was a wealth of knowledge and instruction that people just don’t see enough of in our industry. It’s homebuilding school that no university can offer from a reality standpoint.
The [Managing for Profit] seminar format, venue, organization, content, presenters, and presentations were perfect. I brought a lot home and will thank you and your team in advance for the success we’ll derive from it.