As soon as the doors to the BIS Exhibition Hall opened, exhibitors started realizing the benefits of showcasing their products and services to BIASC’s members – and homebuilders began to take in all the offerings the exhibitors had in store for them. Here is what some of the exhibitors had to say.
LiftMaster is known for garage door openers, but we’re showing builders our line of products for perimeter access to gated communities, including the video intercoms we launched recently. This is our second year at BIS, but I’ve been in the industry for 20 years and BIS has always been a great place to showcase products. Sammy Hagar was great and today should be better.
Eric Linares, LiftMaster
The builders are really excited about our Energy Efficiency New Home Program that supports builders with rebate on high-efficiency gas equipment – about 40% of the new homes built in Southern California are participating, getting between $800 and $1,200 per unit that they can put back to the bottom line.
We serve as a back-up lender to a lot of large builders, for when a buyer can’t fit in to the programs their preferred lenders offer. We’ve been at BIS for the last three years, and this year started great with the kick-off party with Sammy Hagar at the House of Blues, where we saw everyone, and we’re looking forward to Meet the Builder.
Chris Hopkins, Great Western Home Loans
We are based here in Southern California, selling high-end LED mirrors, both in-stock and customized to a builder’s specific needs. New homes are a great market for us, and a lot of contractors and builders have stopped by. We’ve been coming to BIS since 2018 because it’s working for us.
Marshall Chi, innobath
If you can bathe in it, we build it. BIS has worked with us – you just have to go because it’s an opportunity to see people and build relationships. Plus, last night was probably the best show I can remember ever at BIA.
American Bath Group
We’ve been coming to BIS for maybe 15 years, at least 10, because it’s been good for us. Our systems are serviced from the outside, and we had never heard of the word contact-less until COVID came along. Now people want pest control done, but they don’t want anyone coming in the house, which we can do – that’s something we’re sharing here with our builder partners, and it’s very, very good attendance.
Deborah Silver, Home Team Pest Defense
We come to BIS every year. The builders are so busy now, we hear, ‘I just don’t have time to have lunch,’ but most of them won’t miss BIS, so even if you just bump into them on the way, there’s nothing like meeting in person. Also, we’re able to network with all the other vendors and subs and get information on all the who you want to meet and what’s coming up.
Lettie Buckman, Trilogy Plumbing Inc.
For homebuilders, we provide internet via LTE and 5G on the fringe of development where there is no internet for the sales and construction offices because there’s no hard infrastructure yet and there usually isn’t real good cell service. The device we put together lets us take that weak cell signal and turn it into something that’s very effective. This is our first time at BIS. We got brought in by one of our customers, Trumark Homes, and it’s been incredible. We will absolutely be back.
Bryan Gifford, Momentum Telecom
The homebuilding segment is extremely important to us, so we’re a BIS sponsor. It gives us the opportunity to get in front of the builders we are doing business with, and also a bunch that we may have new opportunities with.
Sub-Zero Group West Inc
This is our first BIS booth, even though we’ve been an active member of the BIA since I think 1959. It’s been very busy with a ton of influx of folks since they opened the doors, giving us the opportunity to show our new Rise and Noir lines.
Christina Moore, Whirlpool
Our proactive crime and vandalism deterrent services for construction sites are necessary now. This is our first BIS. We thought it would be a great way to establish relationships with builders we work with in other states, and I feel like we’re going to have some good success and fruitful opportunities.