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Shifts in Home Design and Material Demand

Rapidly changing technologies and new home designs have surprised some industry executives. Designs That Shift Building Material Demand Rapidly changing new home designs have surprised building product company executives who have not been speaking directly with the home building community. …

Smart Home Technology with Todd Tomalak

Todd runs our building products practice, helping building products companies and home builders work together to profitably meet consumer demand. In this podcast, Dean and Todd discuss: How technology will continue to invade the home, with homeowner permission, simplifying life …

The New Building Product Manufacturers

Smart home technology may be the hottest trend in home building these days, with new companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon battling for control of your home. Todd Tomalak from our team gave a great overview of the rapid adoption …

The DIY Recovery

DIY has been out of favor this recovery, but the tide may be starting to turn to its advantage. Todd Tomalak discusses the long-term outlook for DIY products: Click here to watch video If you have any questions, please contact …

Hurricane Harvey’s Business Impact

Houstonians are resilient. The conversation here in Houston has already changed from “I hope your family is safe and dry” to “What does this mean for our business?” We did some meaningful research to help answer that question and concluded …

YouTube plus Demographic Shifts Giving Rise to DIY Surge

The coming wave of young households, coupled with their propensity to use YouTube to learn skills, will create a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) surge beginning next year. DIY remodeling will grow faster than professional contractor remodeling in 2018–2025, reversing a 20-year trend. Younger …

Hurricanes’ Historical Impact on Construction

As Hurricane Matthew heads toward the East Coast of the United States, our thoughts are with our team members, family members, and millions of others along the Southeast coast. Hurricanes obviously have a big impact on the construction business. Here …

Homeowners Remodeling Rather than Moving

Homeowners are remodeling rather than moving. We know this because “big-ticket” remodeling revenue is surging, while homes for sale as a percentage of occupied households has hit an all-time low. Home builders and resale agents voice frustrations, while remodeling contractors …

Census Revises Remodeling Estimates to Match Our Index

Repair and remodeling spending grew 5%+ last year, just as we predicted. On January 4, the Census Bureau announced a significant revision to their residential improvement spending estimates due to a calculation error. Based on our knowledge of the market, …