Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Volunteers needed for Fall Southern Home and Garden Show.

Your HBA of Greenville is looking for volunteers to help out at the Fall Southern Home and Garden show sponsored by BuckStove. The show will start Friday September 18th and run through Sunday September 20th. We will need help with registration /will call as well help in the Exhibitor lounge.  If you would like to help please register online click here.

 For more information you can also contact Crystal Yanes at the HBA office 864-254-0133.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Did You Know: Subcontractors perform 75 percent of the work in a typical new home

Did you know that 70 percent of contractors use between 11 and 30 subcontractors to build a single-family home?  The median is 20, and the average is 22.

The top trades, with more than 90 percent of contractors reporting that they subcontract the work to another company:
  • Security System, 97 percent
  • Carpeting, 96 percent
  • HVAC, 96 percent
  • Electrical wiring, 96 percent
  • Plumbing, 95 percent
  • Technology, 95 percent
  • Fireplace, 95 percent
  • Foundation, 94 percent
  • Drywall, 93 percent
  • Masonry work, 92 percent
  • Concrete flat work, 92 percent
According to the report, two thirds of contractors report contracting out 75 percent of the construction cost of the typical single-family home.

Source: National Association of Home Builders