The purpose of this paper is to add to the current knowledge of how and why small businesses should engage in quality management (QM) by providing insights from small business owners who are committed advocates of QM.
Blogs related to Quality Management in Professional Home Building and Remodeling Business.
The 2017 NHQA Receipients are:
Classica Homes Gold
Tim OBrien Homes Silver
CBH Homes Bronze
These are great examples of builders driving excellence in every aspect of their business.
By studying key quality metrics of 21 U.S. residential builders, the authors discovered most industry-leading builders used quality management methods.
Construction errors cost the UK industry billions every single year. The annual spend due to error is estimated to be around 7 times the total annual profit of the UK Construction Industry.
One example of the value and power of the NHQA is that while 50% of home builders went out of business between 2007-2012 over the 20 year + history of the National Housing Quality Awards (NHQA) 95+% of recipients are still in business! Consider the following!
The imperatives for the future of quality management include
1. Driving strategic quality at both corporate, industry, and national levels
2. Defining and promoting leadership principles founded on the principles of quality
The key barriers to Quality Management range from limited exposure to the concepts of Quality through to the off putting technical verbiage.
Striving for Quality is nothing new, it’s an ongoing journey. Here is a quote for St Patricks Day from Michael Collins.