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Lowe’s Introduces New Rewards Program for Pros

Lowe's is launching a rewards program for their pro customers based on insights from the pros themselves.

Why Lumber Prices Are Soaring Again in 2022

After normalizing in the second half of 2021, lumber prices are skyrocketing again. Here's why.


Why Smart Homes May Be Getting a Lot Smarter in 2022

"Smart" devices can often seem more frustrating than revolutionary, but a new technology could soon change that.


The Home Depot Launches New Credit Card for Pros

A new credit card from The Home Depot offers exciting opportunities for pros.


3 Reasons Why There Is an Appliance Shortage

Appliances are in high demand and hard to find. Here's why.

Road Conditions Might Be Worse Than Normal This Winter. Here’s Why.

A shortage of snowplow drivers might make winter travel a bit more complicated this year.


Plumber Discovers Megachurch Cash Stash

You can find some crazy things once you start opening up walls.

Snowstorm Traps People Inside IKEA Overnight

Which major department store would you want to be stranded in?


Skilled Labor Shortage Spurs Action From Construction Industry

While careers in the trades can be lucrative and fulfilling, the construction industry is having a tough time finding people...


3 Reasons For The Global Computer Chip Shortage

The current computer chip shortage is complicating manufacturing at a global level. Here's how we got here.


3 Reasons Why There is a Lumber Shortage

Lumber supply in the United States is constricting heading into winter. Here's why.

Why You Should Check Out Lowe’s PROvember Sale

Lowe's is handing out major discounts on pro tools and gear this November. Here's what you need to know.


GIE+EXPO Changes Name After Fourteen Years

Big changes are coming to one of the country's most popular trade shows.


Registration Now Open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

The popular industry event is back in person in 2022.


The Home Depot Partners With Buildertrend to Serve Pro Contractor Customers

The Home Depot teams up with one of the world's leading construction management programs.


Ace Hardware on Pace to Open 170 New Stores in 2021

Ace still plans to open another 60 locations by the end of the year.

White House Unveils Plan to Increase Affordable Housing

The U.S. needs more affordable housing. Here's how the current administration plans to get the country where it needs to...


John Deere Acquires Silicon Valley Robotics Firm

Is automated equipment the future? John Deere's $250 million purchase of Bear Flag Robotics suggests it is.


Lumber Prices Are Down, So Why Are Homes Still Less Affordable?

Lumber prices have dropped, but homes are still prohibitively expensive. Here's why.


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The Home Depot to Sell Tools That Only Work if Activated

The home improvement super store is launching a plan to sell power tools that will only work once activated at...


SBA Launches Streamlined PPP Loan Forgiveness Program

Small businesses who took out PPP loans during the pandemic have a little bit of help on the way.


50 Extremely Remote Castles

If you've ever felt like getting away for a while we've got a list of places where you'll feel like...


Subcontractor Financing Service Nabs $30 Million in Funding

Billd is a potentially revolutionary financing system for commercial subcontractors that has seen tremendous growth over the last three years....


White House Holds Summit On Housing Industry Supply Chain Issues

As supply chain constraints continue to limit home building, industry leaders met with government officials to plan a course of...

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50 Wildest Home Designs You’ve Got to See to Believe

Can you imagine living in one of these wild homes?


Construction Employment Numbers Continue to Slide in June

The construction industry is having a hard time generating consistent job growth. How long will these labor woes last?


USGBC Launches New Strategy For Constructing & Operating Building Post Pandemic

The whole world is reacting to the pandemic, and the green building industry is no exception. Here's how the USGBC...


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Lumber Prices See Largest Monthly Price Drop in History

After skyrocketing all spring, lumber prices fell back to Earth in June. Here's a look at what's happening and when...


New Home Sales Fall Short of Forecasts in May

The housing market cooled off a little in May, but a busy and (complicated) summer looms for the home building...


Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?