News & Events

HBA Parade of Homes – John Marion Custom Homes

By John Marion | June 20, 2019

Springfield Parade of Homes 2019 – Homes #1 & #10 The 2019 HBA Parade of Homes begins tomorrow at 1pm! Don’t miss your chance to tour these 11 beautiful homes – especially JMCH homes #1 and #10. Here’s a sneak peak inside them both. House #1 – Willard, MO House #10 – Springfield, MO Parade…

2019 HBA Parade of Homes

By John Marion | June 17, 2019

Springfield, MO Parade of Homes June 21-23 & 28-30 The HBA’s annual Parade of Homes event starts this Friday, June 21st! This year’s Parade will feature 11 beautiful homes built by some of the area’s top builders and of course members of the HBA of Greater Springfield. We can’t wait for you to see both…

Raising The Roof – Attorney Jason Smith

By John Marion | June 11, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion Custom Homes Builder John Marion visits with attorney Jason Smith who is a partner at Spencer Fane in Springfield, Missouri. Jason gives some great tips to help protect yourself (as a homeowner or builder) when beginning a building or remodeling project.

Raising The Roof – Meeks The Builders Choice

By John Marion | June 3, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion Custom Homes John Marion visits with Jim Kirby and Lee Anderson from Meeks to discuss Lumber. In this episode you will learn all you ever wanted to know about the lumber used to build your new home! Also, learn about the history of Meeks as well as the lumber…

Raising The Roof – James Hardie Siding

By John Marion | May 23, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion Custom Homes Springfield Missouri custom home builder John Marion sat down with James Hardie representative Derek Shimeall to discuss siding. Learn about the unique and cutting edge technology used to create the fiber cement siding materials. As well as the various style options, their signature baked on color processes,…

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May

By John Marion | May 16, 2019

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builder sentiment is at its highest level since October 2018 after declines in late 2018 due to higher interest rates and concerns over slower growth.…

For Remodelers, Shortages of Skilled Labor Remain Elevated

By John Marion | May 6, 2019

In response to NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) survey for the 3rd quarter of 2018, roughly 85 percent of remodelers reported shortages of workers available to perform finished or rough carpentry, and nearly half (48 percent) classified the shortage of finished carpenters as serious.  Although these percentages are down slightly from a year earlier, they remain seriously…

Raising The Roof – Skywire Solar

By John Marion | April 30, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion Custom Homes John Marion speaks with energy consultants Scott Toeneboehn & Mike Mertens with Skywire Solar. Learn all about options relating to powering your home with solar energy. Topics include the various benefits of utilizing solar power as well as the potential drawbacks. And how to know if it’s…

How Much Are Buyers Willing To Pay For Energy Efficiency?

By John Marion | April 24, 2019

On average, home buyers are willing to pay an additional $8,728 upfront on a home in order to save $1,000 a year in utility bills, according to NAHB’s recently released study, What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition) (Figure 1). The study is based on a survey asking recent and prospective home buyers (people who bought homes…

Raising The Roof – Massey Foam Systems

By John Marion | April 23, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion Custom Homes John Marion speaks with Jeremy Atchley & Donnie Hyde with Massey Foam Systems. Listen here to learn all about the various options to best insulate your home. Topics include how insulation is important to your home as a whole, factors to consider when making a decision on…

Above are updates on the progress of our current projects and links to our radio show Raising The Roof with John Marion. We will also post about upcoming events by the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield and other news and current events relating to Home Building and Remodeling.