Olibra Makes Builders’ Standard Home Devices Smart

Representatives from the company and its BOND product held quality engagements with high-volume and luxury builders, which have led to meaningful next steps for all the builders with whom they met. At the 2018 TecHome Builder Summit, there were representatives from 123 vendor companies from all areas of home technology in attendance to meet...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Deako Smart Light Switches Become Standard in Lexar Homes

After the two companies connected at the TecHome Builder Summit, Deako products are now being installed in every new Lexar home. Prior to the 2016 TecHome Builder Summit, Deako executives had eyed Lexar Homes as a potential partner. A relationship with the builder felt logical for the smart lighting company as both businesses are...