News & Events

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 – All Things Insulation

By John Marion | April 23, 2019

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

Top Green Features

By John Marion | April 9, 2019

Top Most Wanted Green Features ENERGY STAR windows are the single-most wanted green feature among home buyers, with 89 percent reporting that it is an essential/must have (38 percent) or a desirable feature (51 percent). In our latest study on preferences, What Home Buyers Really Want, NAHB asks recent and prospective home buyers (people who bought…

Raising The Roof – All Things Home Automation

By John Marion | April 4, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion John Marion speaks with Jason Eckstein with 3D Smart Homes. Listen here to learn all about home automation and the latest technology for your home. Topics include audio, video, security and even lights and climate control.

Raising The Roof – All Things Fireplaces

By John Marion | April 3, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion John Marion with John Marion Custom Homes sits down with Jim Cunningham from Meek’s Design Center to discuss all things fireplaces as it relates to building your custom home or remodeling.

Raising The Roof – All Things HVAC

By John Marion | March 29, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion John Marion with John Marion Custom Homes sits down with Jeremy Grisham from SS&B Heating & Cooling to discuss all things HVAC as it relates to your new custom home or remodel.

Raising The Roof – All Things Cabinets

By John Marion | March 28, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion John Marion from John Marion Custom Homes sits down with Shelbie Lotz from the Meek’s Design Center in Springfield, Missouri to discuss cabinet design as it relates to building a new custom home or remodeling.

Raising The Roof – All Things Plumbing

By John Marion | March 13, 2019

Raising The Roof with John Marion John Marion talking about “All Things Plumbing” with Steve Brown from Wildman Plumbing.

Homes Built in Non-Metropolitan America

By John Marion | March 11, 2019

Homes Built in Non-metropolitan America Of the 848,000 single-family homes started in the U.S. in 2017, roughly 79,000 were nonmetropolitan—that is, they were built outside one of the officially-defined metropolitan areas—as reported in a recent NAHB study,  At 79,000, nonmetropolitan single-family starts were up 40 percent from the trough in 2011, compared to a 97 percent for…

Why Use Houzz & Pinterest for Design Inspiration

By John Marion | March 1, 2019

Why Use Houzz & Pinterest for Design Inspiration Idea sharing websites like Houzz.com and Pinterest.com are transforming the way we as builders and our designers communicate and collaborate with clients. Both sites are a searchable catalog of creative ideas and images. But unlike Pinterest, which has ideas for just about anything you can think of,…

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.