Deako Smart Lighting Brightening Up Arizona Development

At last year’s TecHome Builder Summit, Shea Homes leaders recognized the opportunity presented by Deako, and now they are offering its products as standard in a new community with the potential for even more. For builders looking to entice buyers with smart home options, there is some financial risk by including high-priced tech products...

With Builders’ Help, Aquor Exploding Into New Markets

The Aquor team met with scores of luxury builders at the 2017 TecHome Builder Summit, and those contacts are helping them reach new distributors in previously untapped markets and change their overall business strategy. It didn’t take long for the Aquor Water Systems team to reap the rewards from its sponsorship of the 2017...

Offering Standard Tech Packages Can Lead to Upgrades

Homebuyers increasingly want tech options included in their homes, and starting with standard package options can lead to more upgrade sales later. As the average homebuyer trends younger and younger, the need for builders to include tech in their homes is increasing. One session at the 2017 TecHome Builder Summit was designed to help...

For Summit Veteran, There’s Always Something New

Chad Williams of Pepper Viner Homes has attended nearly every TecHome Builder Summit, and though he’s learned a lot, he manages to always find something he didn’t know. The TecHome Builder Summit, much like technology itself, evolves every year. With each new edition of the event come timely general session topics, a different mix...

Best Overall Brilliance Award Winner Values Recognition From Peers

Delta Products’ multifunctional fan earned the Best Overall TecHome Brilliance Award at the TecHome Builder Summit in December. At the 2017 TecHome Builder Summit, the TecHome Brilliance Awards were presented to companies that were deemed to be best accelerating the application of residential technologies. In total, 21 products and communities were recognized for their...

Builder Recognizes Need to Take the Lead on Tech

HiVol builder Greg Sewell says the TecHome Builder Summit makes him realize the potential for tech to separate him from others in his market. In markets in which no builder has taken the lead on embracing a strong tech strategy, the opportunity exists for one to take charge and become a trendsetter. For those...

Digital Habits Are Changing How People Buy Homes

Avid Ratings used the TecHome Builder Summit to explain how builders can use tech to improve the buying experience for customers. As much of the country has embraced the digital age, in many ways, the homebuilding industry is lagging. Homebuyers are spending more time on their mobile devices and using them as research tools,...

First-Time Summit Sponsor Closes Deal Before Event Concludes

Aquor Water Systems received a builder order immediately following its boardroom presentation. Aquor Water Systems signed on to the 2017 TecHome Builder Summit with the hopes of making some connections that would lead to new partnerships with builders. The Aquor team didn’t even need to leave Phoenix to ensure that would happen. The company’s...

HiVol Guest Ready to Take the Next Step in Home Tech

Daniel Hopkins, VP of operations and land development for Jeff Benton Homes, attended his first TecHome Builder Summit in 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. It was an eye-opening experience that provided him with loads of new information to take back to his office. Over the last year, Hopkins and his team have used the...

Mandalay Homes and sonnen Partner for World-Class Community

Since first meeting at the 2016 TecHome Builder Summit, the homebuilder and energy storage company have embarked on a development that may revolutionize how electricity is used. Prescott Valley, Arizona will soon be home to a world-class community featuring thousands of homes and a carbon neutral footprint that has the potential to reshape the...