Oklahoma State Home Builders Association

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Builders tell us tips learned to save $$ at Oklahoma Building Summit, Part 1

 
Posted on September 24, 2013 by Carol Hartzog

During the fifth annual Oklahoma Building Summit, we asked 10 home builders in "Man-on-the-Street" style, "What top tip did you learn today that will save you dollars?" Know, as a member, your educational dollars equal value.

Jay Johnston
Jay Johnston

 

Jay Johnston of Oklahoma City said, "I heard lots of great tips. Best one is how to prevent freezing damage on exterior concrete, which will keep us from re-doing a sidewalk or two."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Thornhill
Eric Thornhill


Eric Thornhill of Edmond said, "I think we still use the same sticks and bricks, but today there are a lot of new materials we can utilize that will save our customers money and make us build better homes."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith


Jeff Smith of Tulsa said, "We learn every day, whether on the job or in a classroom setting like this. I learned new perspectives today from people in the field that I can take back and make changes to make us more efficient, functional and save us money."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bart Bartholomew
Bart Bartholomew


Bart Bartholemew of Central Oklahoma said, "The biggest thing I've learned is that builders need to invest a little bit to avoid litigation down the road. This continuing education at the builders' summit is paramount especially with knowing new building codes."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Evans
Jack Evans


Jack Evans of Edmond said, "I definitely learned something today about framing that will save me about $300 a house and about $12,000 a year. We also bring all of our builders to the summit. It's very valuable."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Foster
Richard Foster


Richard Foster of Norman said, "We are all here to gain knowledge and to get better at building homes. I've learned things today on everything from HVAC to concrete, and some of that will help increase our profits."

 

 

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