Posts Tagged ‘ builders ’

America is Accepting the Backseat

Apr 1st, 2024

A common thread in my recent blogs has been the need for the U.S. fenestration industry to work together to demonstrate and educate the masses on the importance of our products for comfort, efficiency, safety, and sustainability—from homeowners to builders and remodelers, and all the way up to those affecting public policy. There is another […]

Branding Strategy: That’s When They’ll Fall for the Leader of the Pack

Jun 15th, 2023

A year or two ago, buying doors and windows was all about availability. Due to insane levels of marketplace demand coupled with supply chain issues, lead times were stretched out to six to 12 months. Selling fenestration products was all about availability. If your lead time was faster, you could easily prevail over your competition […]

Crystal Window and Door Systems Opens Sales and Distribution Office in Dallas

Apr 17th, 2023

Crystal Window and Door Systems opened a new sales and distribution office in Dallas. Located near major highways at 454 West Mockingbird Ln., the new 5,600-sq.ft. facility serves trade professionals from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a product showroom, sales counter and loading areas for order pickup. Company officials said the […]

Mom-and-Pop Dealers Say With Smaller Size Comes Big Advantages

Mar 29th, 2023

At the front door of Steve and Debbie Barron’s showroom is a sign that reads: “Enter as strangers. Leave as friends.” That’s an expression you might expect to find at someone’s home—not hanging over a typical business. But on National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, the Barrons are among many Mainstreet operations who are […]

NAHB/Wells Fargo HMI Shows Builders “Cautiously Optimistic”

Mar 20th, 2023

High construction costs and elevated interest rates continue to hamper housing affordability, but March had builders showing a “cautious optimism,” as demand shifts to the new home market. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes in March rose two points to 44, according to the most recent National Association of Home Builders […]

HMI Shows Builder Confidence Up for Second Month

Feb 16th, 2023

Mortgage rates were a contributing factor that helped provide “solid” gains in builder confidence for the second consecutive month, said officials for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). NAHB views recent improvement as a signal that the housing market may be turning a corner, officials said, even as builders continue to contend with high construction […]

Economy Has Builders Decreasing Prices, Increasing Incentives

Dec 13th, 2022

Earlier this month the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) confirmed what some commercial media outlets have reported recently: builders are increasingly reducing prices and offering special sales incentives. It’s not a new tactic, and while it’s been used before, the NAHB reports that those measures currently are not being used at the same rate at […]

Last Chance to Submit Applications to IECC Development Committees

Apr 23rd, 2021

The application submission period for the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Development Committees will close tonight, Friday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Under the Code Council’s new framework, Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency: A Path Forward on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a Changing Climate, the IECC will be developed by the […]

Top Dealer Looks Back on 2020 and the Challenges of COVID-19

Mar 15th, 2021

With a pandemic looming over the year, you might expect to find that door and window dealers struggled to maintain revenues in 2020. Temporary shutdowns, social distancing and supply chain shortages certainly took their tolls, but by and large the industry’s top performers say they found ways around those issues in order to continue on. […]

Builders FirstSource Acquires Certain Assets of Slone Lumber Company

Jul 7th, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc., has purchased Houston, Texas-based Slone Lumber Co. Inc. The transaction closed on June 30, 2014. Slone is a full-line building materials supplier with sales of approximately $17 million in 2013. Slone’s product offerings include lumber, engineered beams, interior and exterior door units, moulding, trim and cabinets. Slone also offers installation services on exterior doors, […]