Phil Crone

Dallas Builders Urge Action on Lumber Supply Shortages

By Contributor / November 2, 2020 / 3 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association On Oct. 20, nearly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump seeking urgent action on lumber supply shortages. Lumber shortages have resulted in unprecedented price spikes in recent months that are threatening the housing industry and economic recovery.  The Dallas Builders Association took […]

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It’s An Exceptional Time for Industry Role Models, Especially in Real Estate

By Contributor / July 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association Several Dallas Builders Association members, including developers, suppliers, Realtors, and professional service providers, have asked what they can do in a time when social distancing has curtailed traditional networking. I’m not really fond of the term “social distancing.” We need to be socially present even when the […]

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Now is The Time For Renewed Vigilance Against COVID-19 on The Jobsite

By Contributor / June 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association  The rise in COVID-19 cases reminds us of two things: 1) the virus is still out there preying on human instinct and 2) that the health and economic challenges left in its wake are long from over. Some are calling it a “second wave” or a “resurgence.” […]

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Who is Essential? Home Builders Take Precautions Against Coronavirus as Business Continues

By Joanna England / April 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

According to the most recent Dallas County shelter-in-place orders, residential home construction is considered an essential business. However, builders are expected to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among crews and subcontractors. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins amended his order earlier this week outlining the different protective measures builders must engage in order […]

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Building Homes in The Age of Social Distancing Has Its Challenges

By Contributor / March 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Phil CroneExecutive Officer, Dallas Builders Association The last week has been an extraordinary moment for our nation and for the Dallas Builders Association. The battle against this virus is an unprecedented challenge unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. The Dallas Builders Association is doing everything in our power to keep the housing industry […]

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Builders: Labor Shortage Stabilizing, Affordability Concerns Increasing

By Contributor / March 6, 2020 / 0 Comments
Some customers of Bella Vita Custom Homes said they saw little to no progress on their homes, despite promises by the builder.

By Phil CroneSpecial Contributor A recent survey of Dallas Builders Association members indicates builders are managing the ongoing labor shortage, but affordability concerns are mounting. Faced with a shortage of more than 20,000 construction workers, DFW’s construction industry remains hard-pressed to find the workforce needed to keep up with demand.  Nearly 70 percent of builders […]

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