NAHB Committee Positioned to Help Small Volume Builders
To help the 70% of NAHB’s builder members who are small-volume home builders building 25 or fewer units a year become better business professional, NAHB’s Single Family Small Volume Builders Committee has developed a mission statement and strategic plan to guide its work during the next five years
Under the plan, established last year with the leadership of the committee’s chairman, Bob Jones, of Robert R. Jones Homes, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., the committee will:
- Expand NAHB membership input
- Expand and develop new products, if necessary, that meet the needs of members
- Increase external communication to the NAHB membership
- Increase communication within the committee
- Build on the committee’s work year-to-year by educating new committee members about the group’s goals and activities
- Reduce duplication of services within the single-family builders’ groups of NAHB
- Promote the committee’s open-door policy for its meetings
To expand membership input, the committee developed an online form to provide feedback about how the association might better meet the needs of small-volume builders. NAHB’s Business Management Department, which staffs the committee, will compile the feedback.
Updating Performance Guidelines for Builders and Remodelers
The committee also is working with NAHB’s Remodelors™ Council to revise and update the “Residential Construction Performance Guidelines for Professional Builders and Remodelers,” the popular warranty support tool available through BuilderBooks.com.
The Single Family Small Volume Builders Committee meetings are held in conjunction with the spring and fall NAHB Board of Directors meetings and the International Builders’ Show, and are open to other NAHB members.
The committee will meet from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Orange County Convention Center. Visit the committee meetings section on the International Builders' Show Web site, www.buildersshow.com, and use the "My Show Planner" tool to include the meeting in your schedule.
Education Sessions for Small-Volume Builders
Several business-related education sessions available at the 2007 International Builders’ Show in Orlando can assist small-volume builders in today’s market. The sessions include:
To Learn More or to Register
To learn more about these education sessions, or to register for these and more, visit educational seminars on the International Builders' Show Web site, www.buildersshow.com. Use the "My Show Planner" tool to register for specific courses.
More Small-Volume Builder Resources
For more NAHB Business Management Resources for small-volume builders, go to www.nahb.org/svb on the NAHB Web site. This resource is available to NAHB members only.
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NAHB Kit Gives Builders Back-to-Basics Tips in Cooling Market
With the current cooling of the nation’s housing market expected to persist into the middle of next year, NAHB has developed a comprehensive online toolkit geared to providing association members with information that will help them prosper in today’s changing business environment.
To access the “Back to Basics” toolkit, you must be an NAHB member and have a login to www.nahb.org. To create a login, go to www.nahb.org/login or click on the log-in button on the main menu bar.
For assistance, call the NAHB Member Service Center at 800-368-5242.
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