Builders

7 Tips for Marketing to Homebuilders, Architects, Interior Designers

By By Angel Madrid · April 12, 2018 • Send a free Amazon Echo Dot to help break the ice, and other advice such as sitting on local boards, leveraging manufacturers, and hosting events are other inventive ways to build business with trade partners.

Custom Home Builder: Differentiate with Smart-Home Tech, But Keep it Simple

By Jason Knott · March 20, 2018 • TDI Homes in Arlington, Va., advises simplicity in installation, interface, form factor. Standardizes on VSSL multiroom audio systems, with Control4 and Leviton control for security and home automation.

NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to 'pro-business sentiment in Washington', but MDU starts will fall.

Residential Remodeling Spending Expected to Grow 7.5% in 2018

By Jason Knott · January 24, 2018 • Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts residential remodeling activity will hit $340 billion, up 7.5%.

Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

By CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018 • Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create 'simple solution to an advanced network' for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.

Legrand Lighting Controls Selected for Major New-Home Development in Fla.

By CE Pro Editors · December 18, 2017 • Neal Communities to install Legrand's P&S electrical products, lighting controls and specialty outlets in 1,200 Sarasota-area homes per year, with Legrand Radiant lighting offered as upgrade.

Smart Home Communities – Smart Bet or All Hype?

By Michael Smith · November 13, 2017 • Smart home community trend is taking off. What can manufacturers, installers and dealers do to catch the tailwind?

Core Brands Rallies Around Elan at CEDIA

By Jason Knott · September 22, 2017 • Core Brands focuses on Elan with new Elan Flagship Program, video-over-IP solution, 12.5% rebate program, builder program and two new slick Elan remote controls.

The Art Of Smart

By Advertorial · April 26, 2017 • Get more business by teaming up with some unlikely allies.

Elan Builder Program Courts Dealers, Builders and Buyers

By Robert Archer · March 27, 2017 • Core Brands and Elan to provide homebuilders with a range of entertainment and control solutions for new homes through the Elan Builder Program.

Rayva Adds Jeff Zemanek to Team

By CE Pro Editors · March 6, 2017 • Former Lutron, Clare Controls exec and past president of CEDIA Jeff Zemanek has joined the executive team of Rayva as vice president of sales.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

By CE Pro Editors · January 13, 2017 • After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

CE Pro’s 2017 State of the Industry Report

By CE Pro Editors · January 13, 2017 • After a strong 2016 with 8.1% average growth, integrators look to keep momentum going for 2017. Now if only they can find technicians to hire.

CE Pro Summit Panel: Different Builders Require Different Business Models

By Jason Knott · November 7, 2016 • Integrators cannot expect to treat builders and developers of MDUs, semi-custom homes, luxury homes and production homes the same way. Each niche needs a separate approach. Here are 10 tips.

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

By Advertorial · October 7, 2016 • 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.

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