April 12, 2016
GM NAHB Private Offer Continues and Business Owners Can Now Save $1000
We’re pleased to extend to NAHB members a private offer1 of $500 toward the purchase or lease of most new GM vehicles. NAHB members who are business owners can now qualify for up to $1,000 and also add on incentives from the National Fleet Purchase Program 2 and Business Choice 3to get the best value on vehicles that run your business. To get this offer just visit your local dealer, choose an eligible GM vehicle, and present your NAHB proof of membership form.
How it works:
- Get your NAHB proof of membership form at www.nahb.org/gm.
- Bring form to your GM dealer and mention this private offer.
- At time of purchase or lease, present your NAHB proof of membership.
1Private offer amount varies by model. Up to $500 offer for retail deliveries and up to $1,000 offer for fleet deliveries. Not compatible with other private offers. Not valid on prior purchases. Compatible with many current incentives. Incentives are subject to change without notice. FAN number required. See dealer for complete details. 2Offer eligible for non-CAP customers only through Dec. 31, 2016. See dealer for details. 3To qualify, vehicle must be used in the day-to-day operation of the business and not solely for transportation purposes. Must provide proof of business. For complete program requirements, including information regarding offers, vehicles, equipment, options, warranties, and ordering, consult your dealer or visit gmbusinesschoice.com. Take delivery by Sept. 30, 2016.
National Association of Home Builders Establishes New Affinity Program with G&K Services for Uniforms and Facility Services
NAHB is pleased to announce the launch of their newest member benefit program with G&K Services. A leader in uniform rental for more than 100 years, G&K Services enhances your company’s image and safety by consistently providing superior customer service and high-quality work apparel. In addition to first class uniforms, G&K Services can provide companies with a full array of facility services including cleaning supplies, microfiber cleaning cloths, mat services, mop services, work towels, lockers, first-aid supplies, and much more.
Home builders face an array of work-related and environmental conditions and ensuring employees are prepared for the situation, while maintaining a professional presence, is one of the keys to a successful business. Whether it’s alleviating heat stress with superior ventilation and mesh technology, protecting workers with flame-resistant and arc-rated apparel, or simply providing professional clothing that shows people you are a leading builder in the industry, G&K Services has the uniform solutions builders need at exclusive member pricing.
With this program, you can expect a free site assessment, a cost comparison and set up for new customers. In addition, members will receive up to 20% off standard pricing*, a single point of contact for their account, 24/7 customer support, and options for safety, flame-resistant and high-visibility apparel.
To learn more, members can visit www.eMemberBenefits.com/NAHB
or call a G&K National Account Specialist at (713) 967-6214 to request a quote or free site assessment.
*20% discounts and no cost setup are for new G&K customers. Existing G&K customers may be eligible for discounts upon expiration of their current agreement term.
Members Save with the UPS Shipping Program
The UPS Savings Program
is available for NAHB members! Make the most of your membership and take advantage of some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS. Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands the importance of reliability, speed and cost.
See how UPS discounts can help your bottom line:
- Up to 36% on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
- Up to 32% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
- Up to 34% on UPS International imports and exports
- Up to 24% on UPS Ground shipments
- Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.
You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. Plus, the more you ship, the more you can save with UPS. To enroll and start saving, visit savewithups.com/NAHB or call 1-800-MEMBERS (800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. ET.
*Discounts exclude UPS Express Critical® and UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®
Protecting your assets is very important to you. After all, you have worked your whole life to obtain them. NAHB and GEICO are here to help. GEICO has over 75 years of industry experience and understands what you need from your insurer.
GEICO and NAHB are proud to be working together to offer exceptional insurance products and a great savings opportunity for members of NAHB. As a member of NAHB, you could qualify for an exclusive discount on GEICO auto insurance.
When you consider the fact that new GEICO policyholders report average annual savings of over $500, you could be saving a lot of money. But there’s more to GEICO than just great rates. GEICO policyholders receive 24/7, professional, courteous service. When it comes to claim handling, GEICO is able to settle many claims within 48 hours of being reported, and sometimes a check can even be written on the spot. That’s why GEICO customers report a 97% customer satisfaction rate. As a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, GEICO has the stability of a company you can trust. Savings, service, and reliability? They can all be yours.
or call 800-368-2734
and mention NAHB, for a simple, no-obligation rate quote to see how much you could save with your exclusive member discount. GEICO can also help you obtain competitive rates on homeowner’s, condo, motorcycle and more insurance coverage.
Some discounts, coverages, payment plans, and features are not available in all states or in all GEICO companies. Discount amount varies in some states. One group discount applicable per policy. Coverage is individual. In New York a premium reduction may be available. Average savings amount based on national GEICO New Policyholder survey data through March 2014. GEICO is the second-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States according to the 2013 A.M. Best market share report, published April 2014. Customer satisfaction based on an independent study conducted by Alan Newman Research, 2013. Homeowners, condo and renters coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Motorcycle and ATV coverages are underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company.
No time to set up a dependable retirement plan for your small business?
Learning about the different types of retirement plans and setting one up can be a stressful and time consuming process. Small businesses often do not have employees committed to these types of financial services and this burden most likely falls upon you, the owner. At AXA Equitable, we know that the opportunity cost of learning about retirement on your own is impractical. Because of this, we have made the learning process as easy and seamless as possible through our turnkey offerings.
These turnkey offerings include full service 401(k) plans, which include administrative, record keeping, and investment services, eliminating the need for third party support. We will also help you plan, design, and set up your personalized plan to ensure that you understand each step. Finally, we will keep an open line of communication throughout the life of the plan to help with any issues.
We know your time is precious, but retirement can last upwards of 30-40 years of your life 1. Lack of preparation can mean that all of your hard work was for naught. 1 Let us help you reap the rewards of a life’s work.
Call us at 1-800-523-1125
to speak with a Retirement Program specialist or visit us at www.axa.com/nahb
to learn how you can start saving today.
About AXA Equitable
AXA Equitable has been helping members of associations plan for an independent retirement for over 45 years. We are committed to delivering a comprehensive "bundled" service to NAHB members to help minimize the time needed to establish and manage a plan. There's a plan for every scenario, and it's important to know it can be changed to meet your retirement plan needs now and in the future.
1MarketWatch. “Planning for Retirement? Plan to Live to 100.” April 12, 2012. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/planning-for-retirement-plan-to-live-to-100-2012-04-12
AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY) does not provide tax or legal advice.
The retirement plan would be funded by an annuity contract issued and distributed by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York, NY. Annuities contain limitations and restrictions. For costs and complete details, contact a Retirement Program Specialist. AXA Equitable does not provide tax or legal advice. You should consult with your attorney and/or tax advisor before purchasing a contract.
Please note that if you use an annuity contract to fund a qualified employer-sponsored retirement arrangement, you should do so for the annuity’s features and benefits other than tax deferral. For such cases, tax deferral is not an additional benefit for the annuity. You may also want to consider the relative features, benefits and costs of this annuity with any other investment that you may have in connection with your retirement plan or arrangement.
How does your business measure up against your competition?
" The Cost of Doing Business Study
contains a wealth of information about the residential construction industry and is a critical resource for builders," said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill. "The updated study provides the benchmarks builders need to improve their businesses."
The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2016 Edition
, represents the most up-to-date comparative financial performance data available to builders. It gives home builders a rare glimpse at other builders' financial information providing data about profitability, cost of sales and expenses from hundreds of home builders across the country.
This one-of-a-kind resource examines and compares financial performance according to builder type and size as well as industry-wide averages using the following key indicators:
- Gross margin
- Net profit
- Cost of goods sold
- Financial ratios (current ratio, debt-to-equity ratio and more)
NAHB BUILDERBOOKS—BOOKS THAT BUILD YOUR BUSINESS!
NAHB Study Reveals the Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation
Based on a comprehensive, nationwide survey of recent and prospective home buyers conducted in 2015, the study discusses how various designs influence the home purchase decision; the location, features and size of the homes consumers want, and the influence of certain events and people on the decision to move to another home.
Here are some of the findings on what home buyers want:
- The majority of all buyers (65%), and boomers in particular (63%), would like to buy a single-family detached home.
- Most home buyers (64%) prefer a single-story home, but there is great variation by generation: Millennials (35%), gen X’ers (49%), boomers (75%) and seniors (88%).
- Fifty-eight percent of home buyers want a full or partial basement, but the preference declines with age: Millennials (77%), gen X’ers (67%), boomers (50%) and seniors (43%).
And here are some of the findings on what most buyers do not want:
- Few buyers (8%) or boomers (7%) prefer a central city location. About two-thirds prefer a home in the suburbs (close-in or outlying) and just over a quarter prefer a rural area.
- Only 14% of buyers overall (and 13% of boomers) are willing to pay more for a home out of pure concern for the environment.
NAHB BUILDERBOOKS—BOOKS THAT BUILD YOUR BUSINESS!
NAHB Member Advantage Discounts
NAHB Member Advantage gives members an easy way to reduce expenses, maximize profits and increase efficiency. Through agreements with leading national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family. In the past year, members have saved over $17M through Member Advantage. For the most up-to-date information about which companies are offering discounts as well as detailed information on how to access the savings, please visit www.nahb.org/ma.