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Affordable Patio Sets at The Deck Company

Did you know we have Affordable PATIO SETS at The Deck Company? When I decided to bring patio furniture into the store to compliment the projects we build, I thought why not offer the middle of that road price range? We are not the cheapest, but we are NOT the most expensive either. We carry ... Read More

Mohawk Names Stoneridge Flooring Design Floorscapes Regional Retailer of the Year

Stoneridge Flooring Design in Nixa, Mo. has won Mohawk’s 2016 Floorscapes Regional Retailer of the Year Award, which recognizes the top-performing retailers in the company’s Floorscapes Aligned Retailer program. Mike Vaughn and Dave Beebe, owners of Stoneridge Flooring Design, were recognized at Mohawk’s 2017 Solutions Convention in Dallas, Tx. “Stoneridge Flooring Design was founded in ... Read More

Joe Combs Joins Stoneridge Flooring Design

Joe Combs Joins Stoneridge Flooring Design Stoneridge Flooring Design recently announced the addition of Joe Combs as an Outside Sales representative in Branson West. In his new role, Combs will work with residential and commercial accounts. Combs’ previous experience includes time as Marketing Manager for UnderCover Truck Bed Covers as well as the Community Olympic ... Read More

Employer Alert - New I-9 Form

Because it wants to reduce errors and make it easier to complete the forms on a computer, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and all employers are now required to use it. Among the changes in the new I-9 form, Section 1 asks ... Read More

Lumber Prices Rising to Start 2017

The price of lumber, from framing to structural panels, has increased in recent weeks with some prices rising more than 30%. Softwood lumber prices have been relatively steady since 2014.  During this period, the largest one-week price increase of framing lumber (+6.8%), as measured by the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Index, occurred in the ... Read More

How Much Do Residential Remodelers Earn in a Year?

So, on average how much do you think remodelers earn in a year? Findings from the recently released Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study: 2017 Edition show that the net profit margin for the typical residential remodeler increased to 5.3% in 2015, up from 3.0% in 2011. Combining all sources, remodelers reported an average $1.8 ... Read More

Mortgage Rates January 2017

Results from a survey administered by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) indicate that mortgage rates rose in January 2017*. Over the month, contract rates on mortgages used to purchase single-family newly constructed homes increased by 24 basis points to 4.02 percent. Although the monthly change reported by FHFA contrasted with a report by Freddie ... Read More

BUILD MY FUTURE - Home Builders NEED Skilled Workers

Did you know that it takes an average of 22 different subcontractors to build a home? READ THIS ARTICLE IN THE 2017 HBA EVENT MAGAZINE Indeed, home builders rely on a number of highly trained workers to get the job done right. This includes dozens of skilled artisans and professionals, including carpenters, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians, ... Read More