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Case Study: How to Build, Leverage Strong Relationships with Builders

Contractual model between builder ARBC and integrator AAMI in Florida is shining example of full transparency and how two-stage contract works — one for ‘fixed’ equipment and one for ‘non-fixed.’ Also, top 10 criteria builders look for in hiring CE pros.

Jason Knott · October 07, 2016

US House of Reps Aims to Delay Overtime Law; Lawsuit Filed by NAHB

Starting Dec. 1, 2016, integrators must pay overtime to any worker earning less than $47,476 annually, more than double the previous threshold. NAHB lawsuit aims to stop the law from being enacted while pushing for a gradual increase in the limit.

Jason Knott · October 03, 2016

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.

Lisa Montgomery · August 22, 2016

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

CE Pro Editors · August 15, 2016

Meritage Homes Install Clare Controls Smart Home Systems Across California

Home builder brings Clare Controls home automation system, Aprilaire thermostat and six-month ClareHome Premium Service to 24 communities in Northern and Southern California.

Chelsea Cafiero · June 22, 2016

Central Vac Presents Competitive Advantage to Winning Builder Business

Beam’s Harry Kandilas says central vacuum systems offer homeowners a healthier home with better resale values.

CE Pro Editors · May 09, 2016

Percentage of New Homes with Lighting Control Doubles Over 2 Years

New data from joint CTA/NAHB study reveals the percentage of builders offering lighting control (68%) continues to rise, while the penetration rate for lighting control hits an all-time high at 11% of new homes, twice the rate of two years ago.

Jason Knott · May 03, 2016

National Builder Taylor Morrison Installs Scalable Technology Solution for Production Homes

Working with integrator DataSmart LLC, Taylor Morrison’s Houston division discovers success with structured wiring-based Legrand Intuity home control system for homes ranging from $190K to $1M.

Jason Knott · April 20, 2016

Lutron Targets Production Homebuilders at TecHomeX Conference

Commitment to the homebuilder market paves the way for home systems integrators to broaden their customer base and profitability.

Lisa Montgomery · April 11, 2016

Study: Consumers Want Smart Home Tech in New Homes, But Don’t Want to Pay

KB Home/Kwikset study gauges consumer interest in which new technologies they want in a newly built home. Connected door locks, security cameras lead the way. Perceived expense is still highest barrier.

Jason Knott · April 01, 2016