Building Materials In Short Supply; United-Bilt Homes Has Edge Over Rising Home Construction Costs

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United-Bilt Homes has been a leader in home building in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma, for more than 50 years. Owning their own lumber yard and in-house services sets them a part from the average residential home builders and allows them to pass their savings onto the consumer.

We have seen material costs rise each year. At United-Bilt Homes, we are able to keep those costs in check through our vertical integration and ability to buy materials in bulk directly from supplier warehouses.

Even before Hurricane Katrina and Rita ripped through communities along the Gulf Coast in August and September 2005, building materials were in short supply. Construction industry experts say residential construction costs have been at a record level for the past 7 years. According to Allisha Watkins, Marketing and Advertising Coordinator for United-Bilt Homes, "We have seen material costs rise each year. At United-Bilt Homes, we are able to keep those costs in check through our vertical integration and ability to buy materials in bulk directly from supplier warehouses."

We are glad to be a part of the solution that allows consumers to build their dream home, despite rising costs. Our motto at United-Bilt Homes is that we are 'more than a builder'. We prove this to our customers on each new home we build as we use our buying power and vertical integration to pass along savings to our customers

United Bilt Homes has been a leader in the home building industry since 1958, specializing in on-your-land construction of new homes. They own and operate their own lumberyard, which supplies building projects, including engineered trusses custom designed for every home. Additionally, they are known for being able to offer all the services needed to build a new home from the ground up. These services include design, financing, construction and even insurance.

"Costs for building material have increased much faster than overall inflation in recent years," said Michael Carliner, economist with The National Association of Home Builders. "The devastation of the 2005 hurricanes created new pressures on materials,

putting residential construction costs at record levels."

Likewise, industry experts agree consumers who are looking to build a new home have an advantage when they work with builders that have their own in-house resources. Watkins summed it up, "We are glad to be a part of the solution that allows consumers to build their dream home, despite rising costs. Our motto at United-Bilt Homes is that we are 'more than a builder'. We prove this to our customers on each new home we build as we use our buying power and vertical integration to pass along savings to our customers,"

For more information, contact United-Bilt Homes (800) 585-5759 or visit http://www.ubh.com

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