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Evolution of contractors in the residential construction industry

Posted by pcbasentry on September 4, 2009

Mark Paskell, in The Contractor Coaching Partnership Blog, puts forth some radical ideas about the future of our industry.It makes for thought-provoking reading.

As the summer comes to a close the winds of change are taking the residential construction industry by storm. The law of evolution is culling the dead wood and contractors who are resistant to change are being replaced by the Next Level Contractor. Contractors who embrace and adapt to the changes will survive and those who do not will perish. These new contractors are investing in business coaching, education, sales training, marketing and best practices while things are slow. They know that when things rebound this will insure their prospects of success.

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Home Builders: Homebuyer Tax Credit Key to Economic Recovery

Posted by pcbasentry on September 2, 2009

U.S. News & World Report has published an interview with Jerry Howard, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Home Builders by Queenie Wong .

The latest data about the U.S. housing market reveal mixed signals about whether the nation’s troubled economy is on the mend. But amid the uncertainty, industry experts like Jerry Howard, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Home Builders, are working to strengthen the housing market. Howard has spent more than 25 years in the housing business, working as a lobbyist, real estate lawyer, and tax counsel. He recently chatted with U.S. News about the industry’s future and how the housing market could play a key role in the economic recovery.

Read the excerpts here….

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