Energy Efficiency is Pervasive These Days

In findings presented at the NAHB’s National Green Building Conference and Expo in Nashville, McGraw-Hill Construction said more than 80% of builders and remodelers responded that energy efficiency is making homes greener now than in the last couple years, according to a SmartMarket Report called New and Remodeled Green Homes: Transforming the Residential Marketplace.

The 60-page download includes findings based on a survey of 416 residential builders, developers, and remodelers taken during the fourth quarter of 2011.

Of those that responded, about 60% believe efforts to improve indoor air quality have made homes greener than two years ago.  Also, about half of them — and especially the remodelers — consider durable materials to be one of the most important features of their homes.

So what’s driving the growth in new and remodeled green homes?

First, there’s a perception that green homes are higher in quality.  Second, homeowners are seeking green homes in order to save money and minimize energy costs.  Surprisingly, initial costs are noted as an obstacle by less builders than before, signaling that perhaps homeowners are interested in investing now to save later.

Thus, green is penetrating the market at all levels, new and remodeled.  The market for green homes is currently at $17 billion, and it’s expected to increase to between $87-114 billion by 2016.

[+] For a copy of the report, visit McGraw-Hill Construction.

Credit: McGraw-Hill Construction. 

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BDX Announces That Builders Who List Communities on NewHomeSource.com Are Now Included On STLToday.com For No Additional Charge

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 10, 2011

Builders Digital Experience (BDX), announced today that St. Louis area builders who list their communities on the leading new home website, NewHomeSource.com will automatically have their listing published in the real estate section of STLToday.com.

STLToday.com is the #1 website in the St. Louis area and attracts nearly 4 million unique visitors each month. The real estate section of STLToday.com now includes a new home tab powered by NewHomeSource.com listings. Builders also have the opportunity to upgrade their listing with premium placement.

?Our focus is to help home buyers find the right home,? said Paul West, vice president/online-St. Louis Post-Dispatch/STLToday.com. ?With the addition of new home builder listings, home buyers can now conduct a search including all resale homes and new home construction in the St. Louis metro area on one site.?

The alliance allows BDX to provide another distribution outlet for new home builders interested in reaching home shoppers, and is part of a larger BDX effort to help builders ?List Once and Be Everywhere?. In addition to hundreds of partner sites, the BDX network includes NewHomeSource and Move New Homes, the number one and number two new home websites. Collectively, the BDX network reaches over 40 million potential new home buyers each month*.

?We are very excited to work with STLToday.com and power the new home section of their real estate portal,? said Chad Bria, account executive for Builders Digital Experience. ?We are proud of the local relationships we have built in the St. Louis area, and aligning ourselves with the leading local website is a huge advantage for our builders.?

Builders Digital Experience has a strong presence in the St. Louis market and has been working closely with the St. Louis HBA for the past year to create new education and marketing opportunities for home builders. Builders who are interested in listing their new homes on the NewHomeSource.com website and having their homes included on STLToday.com can contact Chad Bria at CBria(at)thebdx.com.


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About Builders Digital Experience

Builder?s Digital Experience, LLC (BDX) from Builder Homesite, Inc. and Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) was founded in October 2009 to combine the industry?s leading new home resources under one roof and offer builders innovative online marketing options, streamlined customer service and support, and greater value. Capitalizing on over 11 years of building industry experience, BDX includes the top two new home websites, NewHomeSource from Builder Homesite and Move New Homes. Additional services include video production, rich media rendering, mobile search, custom website production, connections to real estate professionals, and more. Together these online and interactive resources help builders create a true digital experience for their buyers. For more information, visit http://www.thebdx.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management’s view of Move’s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

About St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and STLtoday.com ranks fifth for reach among newspaper/web combinations in the 25 largest U.S. markets. It is largest of 46 daily newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises, along with rapidly growing online services and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. Lee is based in Davenport, Iowa, and its stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more information about the St. Louis Post-Dispatch visit http://www.stltoday.com. For more information about Lee Enterprises visit http://www.lee.net.

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Innovative Concrete Block Construction System Saves Builders Money, Speeds Completions, and Drives Higher Profits

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 3, 2009

Eco Global Corporation (ECOG) is a story of the past coming forth to meet its future. With a core product that has roots dating back to ancient Roman times, the company is on the verge of re-inventing the proverbial wheel with a new and improved concrete building block system that mixes time tested usability for this construction staple with state of the art design. Insiders say the innovation of Eco Global’s modular INCABLOCK system is on pace to forever change the way concrete blocks are used in commercial and residential construction world- wide.

This maker of the patented INCABLOCK modular concrete building block system points out one of the most compelling benefits their products offer may be the enormous savings realized from reduced labor costs in the construction process. Eco Global’s proprietary technology simplifies building projects small and large by creating front end solutions with modular components that less skilled and lower priced labor can effectively install to specification with precise results.

What sets INCABLOCK apart from traditional flat surface blocks is the unique tongue and groove feature with interlocking capabilities on all contact faces. The connection forms a dilatation joint in each contact face (top-bottom-left side-right side), providing strength while increasing the flexibility to levels far exceeding all recognized safety compliance requirements for earthquakes and high winds. Because INCABLOCK units are interlocking, they are self aligning and fool proof in assembly. Even though some plans require the use of rebar and grouting, the INCABLOCK tongue and groove feature generally does away with the need for mortar between adjoining blocks without sacrificing strength or durability. The use of less grout saves money in labor time and reduces material costs significantly. The construction advantages concrete blocks provide over stick made structures are many, including termite proofing, fire resistance, sound deadening, and as much as 40% more energy efficient. The downside was an increase of material cost in the area of 5%- until now. The INCABLOCK system makes up for that increase by saving builders substantially more.

In addition to the structural benefits and obvious cost savings of the INCABLOCK’s interlocking product line, the designation as a completely modular building block system provides builders with distinct advantages in terms of time saved. Available computer software provided by Eco Global (ECOG) will help builders and architects reformat construction plans into INCABLOCK specifications, including custom modular blocks that house key elements in the structure like electrical outlet boxes, wall switches, phone and computer system housings, security system control panels, inner frames for windows and doors, and complete plumbing wall units. Customized block units to meet any function can be produced to specification.

Eco Global’s INCABLOCK product line includes a wall system series of four interlocking block sizes in a variety of models. In addition to the standard block units are special function blocks that define the system as modular in form and function. The company also produces a light weight concrete insulated roof system called LIWECOIRS. The raw materials used in producing INCABLOCK materials are naturally occurring and environmentally friendly, qualifying the product line as “Green”. In addition to Portland cement and aggregates, Eco Global also plans to use Pozzolan, a naturally volcanic silica material used as cement by ancient Roman builders.

With the worldwide demand for pre-cast concrete masonry building materials growing at unprecedented levels, Eco Global’s INCABLOCK product line projects to command a generous domestic and international market share due to the unique features and cost saving benefits the system offers. Of particular significance is Eco Global’s recent announcement of a new product line of pre-manufactured KIT structures including residential housing, small to large storage units, and commercial buildings.

The concrete block industry has traditionally relied on commercial construction for the bulk of its business. However, the need for low cost housing is of global proportions and builders are recognizing the distinct advantages of this low cost resource for large scaled consumer use. Eco Global (ECOG) is at the forefront of this movement with the INCABLOCK modular system that does not require a skilled workforce to produce finished structures. This fact is a critical advantage when dealing with emerging markets that have high needs but limited resources, both domestically and internationally.

To exemplify the practicality of INCABLOCK based housing, Eco Global has built several model homes in varying configurations for the Mexican government. This effort has positioned the company to finalize an agreement calling for the building of a large number of affordable INCABLOCK homes in Mexico. To facilitate large low cost developments, Eco Global has created a turnkey program that includes all the elements needed for a successful operation anywhere in the world: the licensing for manufacturing INCLABLOCKS on site, all the necessary equipment, and complete set up procedures, specification software, factory training, and on-call field support. Under the right circumstances, Eco Global will also consider joint venture partnerships with developers.

BDX Dramatically Increases Leads and Click-Throughs For Home Builders By Improving The Home Shopping Experience

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 12, 2011

Builders Digital Experience (BDX), a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for new home builders, today released the latest performance details for the company?s flagship websites, NewHomeSource and Move New Homes showing significant increases in leads and click-throughs for builders.

BDX recently launched new versions of NewHomeSource and Move New Homes, the #1 and #2 new home websites.* The new sites create a more useful and useable home shopping experience and feature a host of rich media upgrades including larger images and video galleries. The BDX sites also allow builders to highlight hot homes, promotions and spec homes for consumers. The company analyzed builder data across the two new sites and found that the builders who were taking advantage of the sites? rich media and data features saw dramatic improvements in performance over those who didn?t utilize the enhancements.**

?This is exciting for builders because we?ve seen statistics from other industries about how the persuasive and emotional impact of rich media and robust data can improve performance. But for the first time, we are now seeing the evidence of this in our industry,? said Tim Costello, CEO of BDX. ?And we?re not just talking a couple of percentage points. For example, on our leading new home sites, builders with embedded video had nearly 30% more leads.?

A Closer Look At BDX Performance Findings

Prominent Builders of New Jersey, a Leading Builder with Over 20 Years of Experience in Residential and Commercial Construction

Fair Lawn, NJ (PRWEB) August 17, 2010

Selecting the right builder for your construction project is one of the most important decisions you will make towards realizing your dreams. Prominent Builders is a family owned and operated design build Construction firms whose professionalism, experience and reliability have made us a leader in the industry for over 20 years. Trust Prominent Builders to be “the one and only source” for your construction project.

Prominent Builders Inc. currently serves the entire Northern New Jersey Market: Bergen County, Passaic County, Essex County, Morris County and select Southern/Central New Jersey areas.

At Prominent Builders, we approach every job with a dedication to uncompromising craftsmanship and with a level of customer service that goes far beyond the sale. So if are looking for remodeling contractors look no further, we at Prominent Builders are here to help.

SOME OF THE SERVICES WE OFFER OUR CUSTOMERS INCLUDE

Design services and Interior Design Services |New Residential Construction

Additions & Renovations |Kitchens & Bathrooms |Entertainment Centers & Media Rooms

Landscapes and Poolscapes |Commercial Retail & Office

Site Development & Environmental |Demolition & Excavation

PROJECT PROCESS & Consulting

Prominent Builders integrates all aspects of the building process into a single concept giving customers accurate design, cost and time frame parameters from our first consultation. Prominent is a full service design build firm, meaning we offer all services necessary to design and build your project from concept to completion. If you already have architectural blueprints, site plans, or conceptual design ideas, we will gladly work with you and your design professionals to offer you our complete host of services. So consider us for your remodeling contractors on your next project, or take advantage of the free consultation service and give a call or email us at info(at)prominentbuildersnj(dot)com

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Maintaining our customer relationship long after your project is complete is our main objective. Prominent Builders provides a 10-year homeowners warranty on all residential new construction and manufacturer warranties on all of our products and services. Please call to obtain a list of our satisfied customers and inquire about our customer referral program today. Remodeling contractors will promise you the world, we at Prominent Builders let our customers speak for us, because that means more to us and you.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Experience, reliability and trust bond the relationship our customers have with our dedicated onsite project managers. Our managers take an active role in the construction process before any work even begins. Your project manager will be available to you at all times throughout your project to ensure that all work is done to the highest professional standards. In any house addition project, the key is finding the right general contractors, Prominent Builders will give a free confidential, no obligation consultation, we listen to you first and then put together a proposal based our experience and your input.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS

We handle and expedite all necessary applications to obtain all building permits to ensure strict compliance with all local /state building codes and town ordinances. House additions involve a lot paper work in form of permits and approvals, and general contractors must be licensed contractors.

FINANCING

Prominent Builders will assist you by introducing you to multiple local lending institutions that will evaluate and offer the particular financing that best suits your needs. Financing for house additions is major task that is part of the process, if done by the right professionals; a lot stress can be avoided. As general contractor we do suggest that you do your due diligence before you work any with financial professionals.

INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTANCY

Our process is simple…A Prominent Designer will work closely with you, your architect and our on staff professionals, throughout the entire building or remodeling project. Prominent customers will choose from a variety of exterior products such as roofing, cultured stone and siding decors. Interior selections include finish trim, flooring, cabinetry and fixtures/appliances…Prominent Designs finishes your project by offering a range of services such as drapery/blinds, furniture selections and accessories. At Prominent we take pride in our ability to deliver a finished project with a combination of our clients taste, personality, and lifestyle which cannot be matched. As a result we can ensure that every client receives a welcoming and inspirational place that they can call home.

So call us for a Free confidential consultation in Remodeling contractors, Residential remodeling, Home improvement contractors, House addition, Garage addition, second story additions, licensed contractors, general construction or if you are just looking find out about the cost of home addition. Contact us at info(at)prominentbuildersnj(dot)com

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Hotpads.com to Feature New Home Listings From Builders Digital Experience

Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 2, 2010

Builders Digital Experience (BDX), leading provider of digital marketing resources for builders, announced today a recently signed distribution agreement with HotPads.com, a map-based housing search engine and listing service. As a result of this agreement, builders who list their communities with BDX will now have their homes included on HotPads.com at no additional charge and expanded distribution to the site’s two-million monthly visitors(1).

“We are excited to partner with HotPads.com as their preferred provider of new home listings for their dynamic site,” said Tim Costello. “It is our deep relationships with companies like HotPads that allow us to deliver greater online marketing value to our builders and give them the confidence in knowing that when they list their homes with BDX, they have the Internet covered.”

HotPads.com joins the extensive BDX network of leading websites – a network that reaches over 40 million potential new home buyers each month(2). With just a single listing with BDX, builders are not only gaining exposure on NewHomeSource and Move New Homes, the #1 and #2 new home listing sites in the nation, but also hundreds of other leading real estate, new home, general news, newspaper and social network websites.

“HotPads constantly strives to provide our housing shoppers access to high quality housing listing information,” says Douglas Pope, co-founder of HotPads.com. “Partnering with BDX allows HotPads to bring our housing shoppers together with new home developers giving them more housing options and a better search experience.”

The award-winning HotPads.com is known across the industry for its innovative mapping technologies. The site features over 3.5 million homes for sale and empowers visitors to search for their next home by location.

For more information about listing new home communities across the Internet with BDX, builders can visit http://www.thebdx.com or email info@thebdx.com.

(1) SOURCE: Hotpads.com

(2) SOURCE: comScore Media Metrix (July 2010)

About HotPads.com

HotPads.com is a nationwide map-based housing search engine. Founded in 2005, HotPads.com strives to build the most comprehensive, interactive marketplace for real estate and rental housing, listing more than 3.5 million homes for sale and 400,000 properties for rent. HotPads.com has become one of the largest real estate portals on the Internet, empowering housing shoppers to search by real estate’s most important attribute, location. For more information, visit the website at http://hotpads.com.

About Builders Digital Experience

Builder’s Digital Experience, LLC (BDX) from Builder Homesite, Inc. and Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) was founded in October 2009 to combine the industry’s leading new home resources under one roof and offer builders innovative online marketing options, streamlined customer service and support, and greater value. BDX includes the top two new home websites, NewHomeSource.com from Builder Homesite and Move New Homes. Additional services include video production, rich media rendering, mobile search, custom website production, connections to real estate professionals, and more. Together these online and interactive resources help builders create a true digital experience for their buyers. For more information, visit http://www.thebdx.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management’s view of Move’s future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Move, its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents Move files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Move’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Move cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Move expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Builders of Hope: A Social Entrepreneur?s Solution for Rebuilding America

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 03, 2011

The housing issues facing our nation are vast and complex. Yet, when social, business and institutional leaders come together, the challenge is not insurmountable. Social entrepreneur Nancy Welsh is an inspiring example of how determination, a thoughtful approach and environmental leadership are a winning formula for the millions of Americans in need of affordable housing. This October, celebrated author Wanda Urbanska reveals this formula for success in a new book, “Builders of Hope: A Social Entrepreneur?s Solution for Rebuilding America.”

?We have a greater number of houses sitting vacant than we?ve had in decades ? perhaps a new record in the history of America. Ironically, more individuals and families are in need of healthy affordable housing than ever before,? said Nancy Welsh, founder and chief executive officer of Builders of Hope.

Part narrative, part biography and part how-to guide, “Builders of Hope” is a call to action to address the surplus of tear down houses, while providing a sustainable solution for the millions of moderate and low-income families in need of a home or reasonably priced quality rental. Urbanska walks readers through affordable housing challenges and solutions by examining real-life examples of Builders of Hope?s North Carolina communities in Charlotte, Cary and Raleigh, as well as Dallas, Texas. She also explains how Builders of Hope?s HopeWorks program rehabs houses while rehabbing lives. It provides green building training and mentorship to ex-offenders and others with barriers to employment. Today, HopeWorks is a sought-after work-mentor program. Proceeds from the book will benefit HopeWorks.

?When you begin to examine this surplus of vacant and foreclosed homes, the pent-up demand, along with an understanding of safe, environmentally friendly ways to rehab houses slated for the landfill, the solution seems so obvious. Home recycling and our patent-pending ?Extreme Green Rehabilitation? model are not only economically viable solutions to the affordable housing crisis, they are critical components to the lasting sustainable revitalization efforts in any urban neighborhood,? continued Welsh.

Making Affordable Housing Sustainable for the Planet and People

As explained in the book, ?Extreme Green Rehabilitation? transforms vacant and foreclosed houses into beautiful, affordable homes with health- and environmentally conscious materials and practices. It includes moving rescued houses into new, clustered communities designed with architectural continuity or leaving them as anchors to help revitalize existing neighborhoods.

The rehab process essentially creates new structures out of existing framing and interiors with slight modifications to ensure a workable floor plan, plus HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical work and siding. Builders of Hope also installs double-pane windows and new roofs, and improves insulation to increase the structure?s energy efficiency. To bridge the technological divide, Builders of Hope installs wireless Internet access for all its residents and works with local organizations to keep access costs to nothing or very minimal.

?The success of our communities is being heralded as a universal solution to the housing crisis facing many of our nation?s cities,? said Welsh.

Rebuilding Hope, Rebuilding Houses

Of course, a house isn?t a home without people to rehab it with care, enjoy it and maintain it for the long haul. In Builders of Hope, Urbanska compiles heart-warming stories of houses and people ? from the families who donated their beloved houses, to the construction workers whose lives have changed because of their new-found sense of purpose, to the families who are finally able to realize and maintain their dream of having a beautiful home in a safe, beautiful community.

About Builders of Hope

Since 2006, the Raleigh-based nonprofit Builders of Hope has rebuilt homes and lives by providing safe, affordable housing to working families. Builders of Hope is working with officials throughout the country to forever change the face of affordable housing through its ?Extreme Green Rehabilitation? approach to residential construction. The organization and its innovative model received an award from the National Housing Conference for ?Pioneering Housing Strategies.? Builders of Hope has major development projects underway in Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina and Charlotte, N.C. It recently established affiliates in New Orleans, La. and Dallas, Texas with a model that can be easily expanded to states throughout the nation.

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Building on the Recovery – IBISWorld Industry Research Report Says Home Builders Industry has Hit a Sharp Cyclical Upswing

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 10, 2011

The Home Builders industry is expected to continue to rebound sharply in 2012, with revenue forecast to rise 18.1% to $ 211.7 billion. Growth is due to improvements in the general economy, housing market and credit sector. According to an updated study by industry research firm IBISWorld, in the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to rise at an average annual rate of 16.0% to $ 376.4 billion as the market bounces back from its cyclical downturn, which was caused by the bursting of the housing bubble and Great Recession. Industry Analyst Kathleen Ripley adds ?mounting demand for new housing due to population growth and new household formation will support growth. Other factors will also benefit industry growth, including favorable housing affordability ? such as low inflationary conditions, low interest rates and rising household income, government subsidies and support to first-time home buyers and stressed mortgage holders; and lower supply due to the downturn in construction that occurred during the economic downturn.?

In the five years to 2011, revenue fell by an average annual rate of about 18.9% to $ 179.3 billion. During this period, the industry experienced the most significant downturn in the housing market, thanks to the subprime mortgage crisis, the burst of the real estate bubble and the collapse of the credit markets. In line with falling revenue, employment contracted an average annual rate of 14.3% to 684,983 people. As new construction projects slowed, so did the need for new employees.

Industry earnings (EBIT) are expected to account for about 17.5% of industry revenue in 2011, down from a cyclical peak of 22.5% in 2006. ?Despite the dramatic decline in revenue, the industry has been able to maintain profitability due to its reliance on subcontractors and leased equipment. Low fixed costs allow industry participants to increase and decrease expenses rapidly because most employees and capital costs are based on the demand for new projects.? Ripley explained. At the same time, company margins are susceptible to changes in demand as contractors, developers and remodelers aggressively compete on price during periods of low demand. As a result, industry profit margins are estimated to have declined by about 7.0% in the five years to end-2011.

The Home Builders industry has a particularly fragmented company composition. Many firms hold important positions in relatively narrow regional or adjoining markets. The industry leaders experience significant competition from local players and from companies that produce multi-family homes and commercial and municipal buildings. Key national players in order of market share include: Pulte Homes, DR Horton, Lennar Corporation, NVR Inc. and KB Home Inc.

For more information visit IBISWorld?s Home Builders Industry report.

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Firms in this industry primarily construct single-family homes, where units are separated by ground-to-roof walls and have no units above or below. The industry also includes remodeling of houses and other residential buildings. Industry operators are general contractors, design build-firms and single-family construction management firms acting as general contractors and builders. The industry does not include speculative builders or contractors that build on account for sale.

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About IBISWorld Inc.

Recognized as the nation?s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.

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Residential Solar Power Contractor, American Solar, to Showcase Turnkey ?Solar Made Simple? Homebuilder Program at Upcoming Southwest Builders Show

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 18, 2011

Residential solar power contractor, American Solar, will showcase its ?Solar Made Simple? program for homebuilders at the Southwest Builders Show Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The 11th annual event will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (HBACA), the Southwest Builders Show is Arizona?s largest business-to-business event for the building industry. The event attracts key professionals representing major home builders in the Southwest as well as from across the U.S.

?We look forward to meeting our existing homebuilding partners and presenting our ‘Solar Made Simple’ program to potential new homebuilders at this year?s event,? said Sean Seitz, president of American Solar. ?Our program simplifies the solar process by offering a complete turnkey approach. We handle all aspects of deploying solar to a new community ? from permitting, inspection & utility coordination to sales training and marketing support through post-installation customer service and industry-best warranties.

?With our industry expertise, homebuilders can offer the best solar solutions to their customers,? continued Seitz. ?We currently work with nine homebuilder partners across 39 communities; and we?ve installed over 15 million watts of residential solar electricity in Arizona.?

Working with homebuilders, American Solar provides an affordable and simple way for home buyers to use renewable energy solutions in their homes. By managing the entire installation process and creating a desirable home feature, American Solar helps position homebuilders with competitive advantages.

American Solar will be meeting with homebuilder attendees in Booth 311. The Southwest Builders Show has enjoyed growing attendance levels each year. The theme of this year?s event will focus on moving the industry forward despite challenging economic times.

Event sponsor HBACA has been serving the collective interests of residential builders and associates in Central Arizona for 60 years. Today the HBACA represents almost 1,000 firms with more than 50,000 employees.

ABOUT AMERICAN SOLAR

American Solar is an Arizona-based design-build firm specializing in photovoltaic (solar electric) and solar hot water systems and roofing. Headquartered in Scottsdale, the company has served over 3,200 customers and has installed over 15 megawatts of photovoltaic power in the State of Arizona. American Solar is partnered with nine homebuilders, across 39 communities, who can attest to the importance of offering renewable technologies to gain a competitive advantage. American Solar?s expertise in the industry assures a homebuilder that they are offering the optimal solar solutions to their customers. Additional information on the company?s products and services is available on-line at http://www.americanpv.com.

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Orlando Pool Builders See Better Times Ahead in 2011

(Vocus/PRWEB) January 25, 2011

Orlando pool builders are preparing for homeowners seeking to invest in a new pool or repairs, now that the economy appears to be improving. After several years of delayed gratification, people are looking to start projects that have been postponed.

FreePoolQuotes.com offers the opportunity for customers to be contacted by up to five pool contractors in Orlando ready to offer free price quotes, and all they have to do is fill out a simple form on the FreePoolQuotes.com homepage.

Homeowners can find all types of information about buying a pool. Included are tips on choosing a builder, videos of the pool building process, videos and pictures of pools and features, and many more helpful articles. After reading the online guides to the pool building process, the homeowner can fill out the straightforward, no obligation online form with their email, address, and phone number, plus a few details about the pool they would like built. Registered companies will contact the customer, by phone or email after they submit their contact information. Based on how appealing the price quote is, and how confident they are in their prospective new pool builder, customers then decide which Orlando swimming pool builder will build their new pool.

Scott Foster, president of FreePoolQuotes.com, said, “Orlando pool builders are preparing for an increase in business in 2011. We feel that homeowners will be ready to spend money again, after prudently restricting spending for the last several years. We believe they now want to install or improve on luxuries like swimming pools. Pool companies are in competition, so you will see enthusiastic builders working for your business in the coming months.” The site also offers tips on choosing your pool builder.

The FreePoolQuotes.com website provides even more in terms of helping homeowners assess the design of their pool. Its interactive Build-A-Pool feature allows visitors to choose from various pool types and amenities. Users can pick from features like pool shape, decking material, lighting, and extras such as diving boards, spas, and slides. Quotes for pool renovation can also be attained via the website.

In addition to the potential cost savings as several builders compete for their business, this service also saves the customer a great deal of time that would be spent searching for different pool builders in Orlando. The companies call the customer for Orlando residents and people living in the 4 county areas of Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake Counties.

“Pool builders know they are in competition,” added Foster, “They use our site knowing it is a very effective sales tool. Customers are searching the internet for reputable pool builders, which you will find on our site. Further, you don’t have to waste your time looking around for builders when they can call you instead. Plus, a pool is a great way to enjoy the Florida sun year round.”

About FreePoolQuotes.com, LLC

FreePoolQuotes.com maintains a network of licensed swimming pool contractors and builders, and connects them with potential customers who have access to a price quote form directly on the company’s website. Its service to homeowners is free, while member pool builders in Orlando pay the company to be a part of the network. It also offers homeowners help in obtaining financing for their pools through one of their partners, as well as offering a free Build-A-Pool feature.

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