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By IBA President Don Thieneman The Indiana Builders Association is more than just a place to network with other industry professionals. It gives you opportunities to have access to members’ benefits that help you save money, strengthen your business and support your association. Hopefully by now you...

If you tuned into the news lately on topics regarding our industry, you couldn’t miss the constant theme of a high demand for new construction; how there is more work than our men are able to execute. When you go to a meeting, you don’t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

As the snow melts and warm weather approaches, many home owners’ thoughts turn to a traditional activity this time of year: spring cleaning.   But whether you enjoy getting your house in order or would rather tackle only the bare minimum of necessary chores, it’s important to...

We all enjoy the benefits of having healthy local water resources – and that means we all have an important role to play in keeping our waterways safe and healthy for everyone to enjoy.   After it rains or snows, the excess flow of water — and...