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Mike Beirne

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Mike is the senior editor of Pro Builder and Custom Builder magazines. A two-time Jesse H. Neal Award winner, Mike has nearly 30 years of journalism experience plus numerous news and feature writing awards, including honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Business Press Editors, and the National Association of Real Estate Editors. He also operated a masonry restoration business for more than two decades. [email protected]

Q+A

HUB's Raymond Monteith Offers Expert Advice for Reducing 
Risk of Cyberattacks

Small- and medium-size companies are especially vulnerable to cybersecurity issues, so it's key that home builders and trades understand the risks and take action to protect themselves

Off-Site Construction

Modular Builder VBC on the Verge of $25 Million Buy for Katerra Assets

CEO Vaughan Buckley says VBC will reach out to some Katerra employees and customers.

Sustainability

A HERS Rating for Water Use?

RESNET’s Ryan Meres offers insight into a new program that rates homes on water-use efficiency and explains its usefulness

Building Materials

Who Can Shorten the Supply Chain for Home Building?

Current supply-chain challenges serve to reveal new possibilities for supplying materials for new-home construction

Housing Giants

The Supply Chain's Perfect Storm

Never before have home builders had to navigate a market where houses are pre-selling fast while the cost of so many resources is rising and so many supplies are constrained at the same time

Business Management

Epcon’s Paul Hanson on the Supply Chain, Franchising, and Active Adult Demand

Paul Hanson, of Epcon Communities Franchising, talks about active adult demand and what it's like to be a franchise home builder amid supply chain constraints

Human Resources

Cory Kruse: After Recruiting and Hiring, Put in the Work to Keep Employees

Construction companies are focused on the labor shortage and finding skilled people, but recruiting executive Cory Kruse says employers need to work on presenting compelling reasons for employees to stay

Business Management

Linda Purdy on TRI Pointe's Goals and Challenges in the Colorado Market

TRI Pointe's Linda Purdy shares her perspective on acquiring land, building homes at attainable prices, and other challenges for growing the home builder's Colorado division

Coronavirus Resources and Information

PPP 2.0: Kapitus' Ben Johnston on What Construction Companies Can Expect

The PPP is a great opportunity for small businesses hurt by COVID-19 to obtain much needed capital to pay bills, pay employees, and invest in getting back to business

National Housing Quality Award

2021 NHQA Winners: 4 Home Building Companies Striving for Better

The annual National Housing Quality Awards recognize four home builders for their commitment to continuous operational improvement

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