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Sales of newly built homes are “going gangbusters” this year, but sales of existing homes aren’t keeping up with that same pace, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. Why the discrepancy? One key reason may be that the inventory of existing homes listed for sale is low, according to the WSJ. […]

Three trends from IBS 2015

January 30th, 2015

  The International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas wrapped up last week, and a treasure trove of summaries and trend pieces have since been published. Before the building season ramps up, now is the time to get smart on all of the latest trends from the industry that […]

The 2015 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas is just two months away. With record cold temperatures and biblical snow in some parts of the country, we thought a look forward to January’s big gathering might be good for morale! Each year, the New American Home provides building professionals with a glimpse into the future by […]

The Andrews Residence is a 1928 Clinker Brick Tudor style cottage sits just three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. The owner of the home wanted to update the home while matching the charm that had existed for over 85 years. In order to match the architectural style and meet the performance requirements of a coastal […]

More construction jobs!

February 4th, 2013

Are things turning around for the housing industry? According to the Washington Post, there are more construction jobs then there have been in, well, awhile. There have been 98,000 new construction jobs since September 2012, with 28,000 of those being created in January 2013 alone. This is a positive trend since homebuilding has been going up. Until […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers! We’ll be back posting on Monday. In the meantime, carve up some turkey, dish up some pumpkin pie and relax and enjoy the holiday. We are thankful for YOU! Image courtesy of Ginger Me on Flickr.  

Take a tour!

July 18th, 2011

If you are a reader of the Builder Blog, you probably already know at least a little bit about Integrity. but if you don’t, or you want to learn more, did you know that Integrity is all set up for that? Integrity’s sister company, Marvin, offers tours and training in both Integrity and Marvin products. […]

The AIA Convention begins today in New Orleans. This is an exciting trade show and a chance for architects and design professionals to discover new products and ideas. Running May 12 -14, AIA 2011 promises to be full of information and education. According to AIA, the Exposition “introduces you to more than 800 exhibitors to […]

Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors, received Bemidji State University’s 2011 Distinguished Minnesotan Award during commencement ceremonies today. First presented by Bemidji State in 1981, the Distinguished Minnesotan Award acknowledges the contributions of current or former residents of the state who have performed exemplary service to the people of Minnesota or the United […]

Happy Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2010

We presume you have more important things to do today, so we’ll just look forward to returning to our regular publishing schedule on Monday. Until then, enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family. [photo]

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