the mash

In the distillation process, the mash is where raw ingredients come together for the start of something awesome. Our blog works the same way. We load up the hopper with relevant facts, smart insights and random thoughts, then watch new ideas bubble up.

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How to Engage Today’s Contractor

Providing a good customer experience starts with understanding your customer. Taking the time to recognize how contractors operate and what they need to provide better service to their customers allows you to better serve contractors. Working to show a contractor how to best use your products to improve their business can mean better service and increased profits for both of you.

the airport city

Airports may be the next big center for commercial and industrial development. The birth of a new transportation-focused metropolitan sub-region, the aerotropolis, is on the horizon. How do your products and services fit into this new business model?

the online experience: key focus areas for big box retailers

As online shopping continues to gain traction, the overall retail experience is becoming more critical to the success of big box retailers. Online product research now plays a huge role regardless of where the purchase ultimately occurs. Whether buying online or in-store, the consumer shopping journey often begins long before the final sale, challenging all retailers (especially big box) to more carefully craft the sales path from beginning to end.

Breaking Down the 2019 MetroStudy Housing Outlook

NAHB partnered with MetroStudy during the 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS) to present the 2019 National Housing Forecast. The forecast included key housing predictions based on current economic trends as well as recent United States government policy’s impact on the housing market.

IBS 2019: Our Key Takeaways

The NAHB International Builders’ Show is always an exciting event for our team and clients and this year was no exception. Garnering the largest attendance in years (topping 100K attendees), the show was jam-packed with impressive exhibits, new innovations and plenty of energy. In this post, you’ll find our collective thoughts and takeaways from the biggest IBS in more 10 years.