In the Industry

Business profiles, awards and articles on business and management issues relevant to the building industry.

Dick Bus Begins Term as New Director for the NRCA

In June, Dick Bus, president of ATAS International, Inc., began serving a three-year term as a new director of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). The NRCA is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations. It is the voice of roofing professionals and a leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and...

June/July 2018 MRA Update

It’s Time For Local HOAs To Encourage Defensible Home Strategies By Renee Ramey, MRA executive director The MRA is calling for HOAs to do more to allow member homeowners to make improvements that increase their neighborhood’s resiliency and offer greater protection. Many U.S. homeowners appreciate their local associations (HOAs) for working...

2018 Top Roofing Color Trends Of The Year: It’s Intense

Homeowners look to make a stand-out statement with color options this year. Call it provocative, vivacious or bold: For homeowners, 2018 color trends are all about standing out from the crowd. With more color options available than any other roofing type, metal roofing color trends set the tone for the latest...

Hall of Fame

2018 Rural Builder Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

Three new inductees were welcomed into the Rural Builder Hall of Fame at the 2018 Frame Building Expo. Mike Burkholder, owner of Ohio Timberland Products; Sam Cottrell, owner of Hos-Cot Builders Inc. and Hoosick Self Storage; and Dr. Joe Harner, Head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University,...

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Ventco now offers product line direct

Ventco Inc. is now offering its ProfileVent® ventilation products at a savings by selling direct to customers, who get factory pricing and free freight with the same trusted performance. Industry proven for more than 20 years, ProfileVent is still the only ventilation system in its category with a Class A Fire Rating...

Old School Construction, New School Materials

A General Contractor with a penchant for self-performing the critical path values efficiency in process and products An old adage proclaims “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Doing it all would be virtually impossible in today’s commercial construction where complex building systems, vast arrays of material choices, design...

Charles Sukup to Receive Distinguished Engineering Award

Charles Sukup, P.E, president of Sukup Manufacturing Company, has been named a 2017 Distinguished Alumni by the 132-year-old engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. Sukup is one of four who will receive the prestigious alumni award this year in recognition of lifetime achievements and commitment to engineering education. Sukup was Sukup...

Expanding the Possibilities of Post Frame

By Lynn Noesser, Chair of NFBA’s Post-Frame Market Initiative Committee Have you built any “shomes” recently? What about a “barndominium”? For those asking what the heck a shome or barndominum is, these are terms currently being used by builders and owners to refer to post-frame buildings that incorporate a typical storage...

Message from the NFBA Board Chair: Plans for the Future

BY Todd Carlson, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors With construction season in full swing, it is my hope that you are able to enjoy some favorite summertime activities with family and friends. Clearly this is easier said than done, but it’s crucial if we are to maintain work-life balance and priorities....