Posts Tagged ‘ International Builders Show ’

Best of the Builders’ Show

Feb 10th, 2014

In my annual tradition, here is my best of the International Builders’ Show which I attended last week in Las Vegas. The event drew more than 75,000 attendees and the mood was nothing but positive. Best way to encourage innovation: Ply Gem invited companies to its booth to introduce new technologies in front of a [...]

Energy and Optimism Abounds as Builders’ Show Opens in Vegas

Feb 4th, 2014

Kolbe unveils the VistaLuxe Collection which draws on contemporary styles.

The International Builders’ Show opened this morning in Las Vegas, and if the signs in rising housing starts and rising attitudes, are any indication, the event should be one filled with good news and innovative products. Many members of the door and window industry are in attendance and industry suppliers have a wide variety of [...]

IBS Delivers with Products and Crowds

Jan 28th, 2013

plygem

The International Builders’ Show (IBS) was packed with attendees and a palpable feeling of optimism and excitement. The show was held in Las Vegas last week and exhibitors had a variety of products on display. Windows, Doors and Skylights Ply Gem expanded its booth from 6,000 square feet to 9,000—a feat that required a year [...]

IBHS Educates at IBS Show

Jan 25th, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) partnered with the National Institute for Building Science (NIBS) to teach a unique class about the science of building high performance homes at the 2013 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. “We want people to understand that how they choose to make a home sustainable may [...]

84 Lumber Launches “We Build American” Initiative

Jan 25th, 2013

During the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, 84 Lumber Co. announced the launch of its “We Build American” initiative encouraging builders, remodelers and homebuyers to use American-made materials when building or remodeling a home. More than 180 companies in 40 states selling American-made products have joined the initiative. Maggie Hardy Magerko, president and [...]

New Better Homes and Gardens Survey Reveals Consumer Home Improvement Attitudes

Jan 25th, 2013

A new survey released by Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) reveals consumer preferences for home buying, improvement and preference. In a presentation given at the International Builders’ Show (IBS), Jill Waage, editorial director for Home Content for BHG, said 59 percent of readers surveyed say now is a better time to buy or build a [...]

NAHB Projects Improvement in Remodeling Market for 2013

Jan 25th, 2013

Experts at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas say residential remodeling will slowly and steadily improve during 2013. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projects that remodeling spending for single-family, owner-occupied homes will increase 2.4 percent in 2013 and see an additional growth of 1.4 percent in 2014. “We are more confident about [...]

Best of IBS

Jan 25th, 2013

It’s time for my annual observations from the International Builders’ Show—things you may not find in our videos or print coverage. What did you see or hear at the show that was interesting? Let us know your best of IBS. Best quote regarding state of the market:  “Our sales will be up 25 percent this [...]

Economists Say Housing Will See Upturn; Warn Headwinds May Impede Growth

Jan 24th, 2013

Economists speaking at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas say the housing market will begin to pick up speed in its recovery during 2013, but note that this growth may be met with some opposition. “Nearly every measure of housing market strength—sales, starts, prices, permits and builder confidence—has been trending upward in recent months [...]

Michael Eisner to Keynote International Builders’ Show

Jan 14th, 2013

Michael Eisner, who served as the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. for 21 years, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NAHB International Builders Show® (IBS) to be held January 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Eisner will address attendees on January 22, during the IBS Opening Ceremonies. Under [...]