Building ideas: from age-old advice to the state-of-the-art

The 2012 National Home ShowBenchmark Building Services works hard to bring the latest building materials, tools, and techniques to your project. For some building contractors, deciding to take time away from the job site to attend a trade show might seem a little frivolous in this tough economy. After all, getting jobs done so they can move on to the next one is how they make money in the building trade. For us, however, it isn’t frivolous. It’s actually part of our  mission.

Our mission is to not only provide you with second-to-none quality workmanship in everything we build. It is also to provide our customers with creative cost-effective solutions that use the latest building technologies, tools, and materials. Trade shows are one place we keep up-to-date. They aren’t an option for us. They’re essential. This past year we were at the National Home Show in Toronto and the DeckExpo in Baltimore. This year we’re also going to the NAHB International Home Show in Las Vegas.

Rosario at the National Home ShowAt these shows we find out about new materials, products, technologies, and tools. We also meet and build relationships with manufacturers, suppliers and fellow builders from across North America. We share stories and experiences about various products—what’s good and what isn’t—and the product’s vendors—which companies stand by their product and have good warranties and customer service, etc., and which don’t. We learn as much from our casual chats as we do from the exhibits, exhibitors, brochures and demonstrations because it is based on the real-world experience of some of the best contractors in North America.

And, everything we learn is good for our customers.

So, we’re going to keep going to trade shows and we’re going to use our BLOG to share both time-tested advice as well as the state-of-the art in building materials, tools, and techniques so you can be a better consumer when you are ready to build. We hope you stay tuned.

That’s all for now. Until next time, we’ll keep “Building it Right!”™

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