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5 Macro Trends Impacting the Future of the Building Materials Industry
Technology is becoming more and more essential in the building materials industry, but that’s not the only thing to look out for. In this episode, our guest talks about five macro trends that manufacturers need to consider over the next three to five years.
Navigating Lumber Prices in 2023: The Role of Futures and Risk Management
Once again, the volatility of lumber prices is a hot topic. But basic pricing isn’t all you need to know about lumber. This week’s guests discuss how futures and risk management play a big role in lumber pricing and those who buy it.
How Manufacturers & Dealers Can Make the Move Into Prefab
Prefab construction is becoming more and more popular in the industry. But many dealers and manufacturers are scared of the risk prefab seems to bring. In this episode, we talk to a dealer who made the move into prefab and is seeing great success.
The Winners and Losers of IBS/KBIS 2023
Fresh off the plane home from the 2023 International Builders' Show, Zach, Beth and Steve talk about their initial thoughts and feedback of the event overall. They also name their biggest winners — and losers.
Why Building Materials Manufacturers Should Measure for Momentum
Do you know the best way to create a relationship with your audience? In this episode, Zach and Beth talk to their guest about the changes happening in the market, specifically in relation to builders, contractors and other audiences that manufacturers target.
3 Strategies For Building Product Companies That Still Hold True After 200 Episodes
In the 200th episode of the Smarter Building Materials Marketing podcast, Zach and Beth break down three strategies that are as true today as they were in the first episode.
How To Differentiate Your Building Products to Win More Builders
Differentiating your product to builders doesn’t mean you have to engage in a price race to the bottom. In this episode, our guest explains how you can build relationships with builders through true differentiation — without sacrificing your margin.
Lessons From 2022: The Five Most Popular Episodes of the Smarter Building Materials Marketing Podcast
It’s that time of the year! In this week’s episode, Zach and Beth take a trip down memory lane to recap their key takeaways from five of the most popular episodes of 2022.
How to Sell Building Projects and Products More Quickly
The way we are building homes has changed—and the way that today’s homeowner wants to buy is also changing. Today’s guest breaks down the changes that are happening in the marketplace, building technology and what this means for builders and manufacturers in today’s real estate environment.
Building Materials Sustainability: “This Is The Time to Double Down”
This week’s episode was a global affair — not just because our guest lives halfway across the world, but because of the issue of climate change and the risks we all face today. We dig deep into the topic of sustainability and how manufacturers can guarantee a future for our planet: a topic that’s heavy on everyone’s mind.
3 Questions Building Materials Manufacturers Are Asking Ahead of 2023
This week, Zach’s co-host is Grant Farnsworth, the President of The Farnsworth Group, a market research company in the building product space. We discuss the questions manufacturers are asking to help them make strategic decisions for long-term growth.
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