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Builder Bill Smithers decided to leave his division president position for a national builder to enter the world of custom home building. He discovered several benefits his previous position afforded him after entering the custom building industry, so he opted to offer those benefits to others in the form of a group purchasing collective.

Smithers talks creating the CBUSA, a collaboration of more than 500 independent builders working together to lower purchasing costs and share knowledge, on DuPont's latest installment of its Residentially Speaking podcast.

“Understanding building science is what separates the great builders from the good ones,” said Bill Smithers, when asked about his thoughts on the importance of building science. “As a custom builder, it’s your name on that door. When things go sideways it’s generally not on a small scale. Using quality products applied with the best installation practices is critical to your reputation and your bottom line.”

Listen to the full episode at DuPont's EDU HUB here.