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Dallas Builder’s Association Show 15 October

The DBA is hosting the Dallas Builder’s Show on October 15 which offers industry professionals a day of insights and opportunities. The DBA Show kicks off with a member’s meeting with special guest speakers Ross Perot Jr. and Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, have a trade show featuring 70 exhibitors and a cocktail reception in the evening will benefit the worthy Operation Finally Home.

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Sales Tips for Siding Contractors – Part One

As a construction professional, being a good salesman will help you to stay ahead of the curve. If you are good at your job, most of your clients won’t need you again for decades to come. While word of mouth will help to increase your customer base, here are some pro-active tips that will help you to grow your business.

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Alpine Lumber Celebrates 50 Years in the Industry

Employee owned and operated since 1963, Alpine Lumber is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Their secret to success? Exceptional, unparalleled customer service and the pride that comes from employee ownership. “What’s important to us is to be the best supplier and resource to our customers. Although we have grown our company over the years to meet the needs of the relationships we have with our customers, our desire is not to be the biggest, it is to be the best,” says Hamid Taha, President.

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Phase Change Materials Make Windows More Efficient

Because glass is a poor insulator, the large amounts of energy that are wasted trying to keep the interior of office buildings and schools comfortable make glass unviable for those who wish to create an effective building envelope. Designers are torn between form and function, having to compromise either their vision or sustainability goals. Now phase change windows offer a new evolution in energy efficient window systems that will enable designers to let the light shine in.

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Hann Builders Perfect Unique Building Techniques for Houston Climate

Since its inception in 1993, Hann Builders has set the standard in custom home building in the greater Houston area. “We have fairly unique weather in Texas and we have to build to keep moisture out while ensuring that each home is as energy efficient as possible,” says founder and president Stephen Hann. With 98 days over 90°F and an average relative humidity of 77.0, effective cooling and accounting for moisture require careful planning and unique design in the Houston climate.

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