Author: Reagan

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The U.S. Census Bureau recently released statewide totals for building permits issued in February of 2019 and shows 920 single-family permits were pulled.  This number is up 8% from January of 2019, when 854 permits were pulled.  The 920 permits pulled in...

By IBA President Don Thieneman   It is no secret that the amount of people who see the value in the association model has slowly declined over the past decade. It has become increasingly more difficult to communicate the value of membership not just for the builders...

The Builders Association of Greater Lafayette (BAGL) has taken the Build Your Future Indiana program, the association’s premier workforce development initiative, to the next level. Thursday, February 28th BAGL hosted their C2E Expo at the Ivy Tech campus in Lafayette. Over 500 students were registered to...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –The United States Census Bureau has released data on Indiana home building in 2018, amid a delay caused by the federal government shutdown. The data indicates a 6% increase for single-family construction starts in 2018 compared to 2017, and a 4% increase for...

By Matthew Schantz, Frost Brown Todd, LLC his fall, a federal trial court in Indianapolis decided that Design Basics, a producer of market-ready designs for single-family homes, had not presented enough evidence to even ask a jury to decide whether Jasper homebuilder Kerstiens Homes & Designs...

According to the most recent data from The United States Census Bureau, Indiana has seen a 6% increase in new residential construction starts for the first nine months of 2018. The 1,277 permits pulled in September of 2018 remain flat from the data pulled in September...

Advancements in framing and insulation coupled with a desire to build tighter, more energy-efficient homes have builders looking carefully at evolving wall assemblies. But as finishing materials become more sophisticated, there may be a need to look down — to the flooring system. Trapping moisture...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –The United States Census Bureau has released the most recent data on Indiana home building, indicating a rise for single-family construction starts for August. Single-family permits are up 8% from July 2018 when 1,497 permits were pulled and also up 8% from August...

Take these tips from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to stay Septic-Smart!   How to Care for Your Septic System Septic system maintenance is not complicated, and it does not need to be expensive. Upkeep comes down to four key elements: Inspect and Pump Frequently Use Water...