RB July 2012

alt=The July 2012 Issue of Rural Builder tells you what your customers really want: price or value.

This issue also introduces you to the 2012 Gold Key Award suppliers.

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2012 Gold Key of Excellence Supplier Guide

The winners of the 2012 Gold Key of Excellence Award are noted for the value of their products and the quality of their service. Here are some of the products they offer the professional contractor. ABC Supply Co., Inc. Since … Read more »

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Price or Value: What do your customers really want?

July 2012 Rural Builder

What do your customers really want? According to business consultant Ted Garrison, most of them want answers to their problems, and successful contractors learn how to offer them the best solutions. Garrison, owner of Construction 3.0 Strategies, offered his insights … Read more »

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Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Winners for 2012

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder  — Perhaps 30 years is just a blip on the timeline of world history, but a lot has certainly happened in the last 30 years. I get a kick out of checking the proverbial time … Read more »

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2012 SIPA Building Excellence Awards

The Structural Insulated Panel Association recognized nine homes and commercial buildings that demonstrate the high levels of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability achievable with structural insulated panel (SIP) construction during the 2012 Building Excellence Awards ceremony held at the SIPA … Read more »

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Constructing energy-efficient buildings with SIPs is fast and simple

By Bim Fischer If structural insulated panels (SIPs) grew in the forest as trees do, it’s likely stick framing never would have taken off. Given a choice between installing large section SIP walls, roofs and floors at one time versus … Read more »

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