Phil Crone

Housing Industry Braces For More Tariffs Amid Affordability Crisis

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer Dallas Builders Association In the midst of a nationwide, 10-year low in affordability, the housing industry is bracing for additional tariffs. From tile to countertops, laminates, lighting, and furnishing, about 450 products commonly found in new homes and remodeling projects are seeing tariffs rise from 10 percent to 25 percent […]

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Keller State Rep Proposes Roofer Registry To Protect Texas Homeowners

By Joanna England / April 24, 2019 / 1 Comment

Recent severe weather has brought the issue of fly-by-night roofing companies to the forefront of the Texas Legislature. To combat scammers that prey on homeowners after hail storms and high winds, Texas State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Keller) introduced HB 2101, also known as the Reroofing Contractor Registration Act.  In order to comply with the proposed law, […]

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Dallas Housing Market: Four Things To Watch in 2019

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Unlike prior years, 2019 will not be full steam ahead for our area’s housing market. Looking ahead, here are four things to watch in the year to come and why they matter:

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Collin College Breaks Ground on The Construction Industry’s Future

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 7, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association  Craig Johnson had no idea who, if anyone, would turn up for Collin College’s first construction management course offerings. The newly hired instructor only had a few weeks to get the program up and running. Johnson expected around five students. He ended up with nearly 20. These […]

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Dallas Builders Association Honors Best of The Business at ARC Awards

By Joanna England / August 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Dallas Builders Association held its annual ARC Awards gala on Aug. 18 at the Westin Galleria Dallas, and we’re pleased to see so many wonderful builders and firms get recognized for their hard work! The awards, presented in partnership with Centricity this year, are held each summer to recognize building excellence by associate members, […]

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Dallas Ordinances on Parks And Trees Need Clarity, Refinement Before Council Vote

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association On May 16, the Dallas City Council heard separate proposals concerning a new Park Land Dedication Ordinance and revisions to Article X, which concerns tree planting and conservation in the city limits. A vote on each is expected before the council’s July recess. My personal involvement on […]

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