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Woodside Homes Wins Builder Magazine Award
Friday, January 18, 2013
Woodside Homes announced today it has been honored with the Phoenix Award by BUILDER, the leading media brand in residential construction, during the Housing Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company was recognized for its struggles through the housing recession and its successful comeback as one of the nation’s largest builders.
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WOODSIDE HOMES RECAPITALIZATION PLACES COMPANY AT FOREFRONT OF RECOVERY
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
One of the nation’s premier private homebuilders has proven the strength of its recent restructuring with an infusion of equity that positions it for growth
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PetersenDean Launches Fuel for Life Campaign
Thursday, November 01, 2012
PetersenDean, a privately-held roofing and solar company, announced the launch of their Fuel for Life campaign. Designed to save 80 percent off energy bills, the new program, called PowerSaver, will offer a new solar power package bundled with an Electric Vehicle Filling (EVF) charging station installed for as low as $7,700.
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Edison and Green Home Builder magazine open up ABC Green Home
Friday, October 12, 2012

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BORAL BRICKS’ UNION CITY PLANT RECEIVES OSHA VPP STAR STATUS
Monday, September 17, 2012
Boral Bricks Inc., the nation’s largest brick manufacturer and distributor of masonry products, announced that its Union City, Oklahoma manufacturing facility has been approved for participation in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In a letter from Assistant Secretary of Labor, David Michaels, Boral was notified that the Union City facility has earned “star” VPP status, the highest of three program classifications.
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BORAL BRICKS RECEIVES COVETED 2012 “PARTNERS OF CHOICE” AWARD FROM DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Boral Bricks has been selected as only one of six companies to receive the prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes, earning an “A” ranking for Service.
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Boral Roofing Unveils Class 4 Hail Rated Tiles
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Boral Roofing LLC, the nation’s largest provider of clay and concrete roof tile, has just introduced the Class 4 Hail Rated Storm Series roofing solution, a weather and impact resistant roofing option designed for high performance in hail storms. Storm Series has been awarded the highest hail performance certification recognized in the industry. A sustainable roofing system, Storm Series provides energy efficiency benefits and insurance cost savings.
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COAT’N’COOL WILL SERVE AS VENDOR FOR NEW YORK CITY’S
Friday, June 22, 2012
Coat’N’Cool, an Orange County, CA – based cool roof company, will serve as a vendor for New York City’s cool roof initiative, “NYC Cool Roofs,” and has been contracted to provide its cool roof product to cover the 14,000 square-foot roof of a New York City condominium building. Called West Village Lofts, the luxury condominium building is located a 720 Greenwich Street on Manhattan’s West Side.
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Mixed-use community Latitude 33 wins two Gold Nugget merit awards
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Latitude 33, a new residential community located on the cusp of Venice and Marina del Rey, from Sunbrook Partners, has just won two merit awards in the 2012 Gold Nugget Awards. Latitude 33 includes three distinctive home collections, including an old office building that has been converted into nine stories of luxury penthouse units. The mixed-use community placed in two award categories—adaptive reuse and multifamily project from 15 to 30 units to the acre.
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CRAIG JONES JOINS MBK HOMES AS VICE PRESIDENT, MULTIFAMILY ACQUISITIONS
Friday, May 25, 2012
MBK Homes has announced that Craig Jones has joined the company as Vice President, Multifamily Acquisitions.
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Shore Consulting Launches New Training Platform in Response to Growing Demand from Builder Clients Nationwide
Thursday, May 17, 2012
As momentum builds and a positive shift starts to take place in homebuilding markets across the country, the industry’s leading sales coach, Jeff Shore, is experiencing a dramatic spike in the number of builders seeking to retain his services. To answer the demand, Shore has developed a new video-based platform and hired industry veteran Amy O’Connor to direct it. Under Amy’s leadership, the new platform will expand Shore Consulting’s available dates and allow more people to receive Jeff Shore’s proven training content at a lower cost.
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Boral Bricks Announces Winners for “Live.Work.Learn” Student Architecture Contest at AIA National Convention May 17 in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Contest Recognizes Excellence in Live/Work Design and Creative Use of Bricks
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JAMBOREE HOUSING CORPORATION’S NEWLY COMPLETED COURIER PLACE APARTMENT HOMES RECOGNIZED BY CITY OF CLAREMONT, CA, FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
This multigenerational affordable housing project blazes new “green” trail with transit-oriented location; also designed to be LEED Platinum.
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Jason Forrest Named One of the Top Young Trainers in the Nation
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Training magazine’s annual awards recognize the top 40 training professionals age 40 and under for their accomplishments in leadership and training programs.
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Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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J Forrest Group to Lead a Nationwide Sales Training Program
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
J Forrest Group recently signed a contract with Richmond American Homes to lead a companywide sales training and management program for Richmond American’s new home sales professionals, sales coaches and executives. The Leadership Selling® and Leadership Sales Coaching training program consists of a series of on-site seminars, a tailored online e-learning website, video lessons and discussion boards; weekly sales-force goals and motivational calls; accountability reports; and executive and management coaching. The training program commenced in early December.
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Top Selling Real Estate Book, Tough Market New Home Sales, Released on Audiobook
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Top Selling Real Estate Book, Tough Market New Home Sales, Released on Audiobook
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
In response to a demand from sales professionals throughout the country, new home sales authority Jeff Shore has announced the release of his best-selling book Tough Market New Home Sales in audio format. Revised and fully updated with relevant data, the audiobook contains the most important and innovative information on new sales. Specific training outcomes include mastering the Critical Twelve Seconds of an encounter, learning how to create urgency in your customers, and radically redefining the process of closing.
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Disney Selects Boral’s Smog-Eating Tile and Innovative Building Products in the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at Walt Disney World
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Boral USA, a leading manufacturer and supplier of sustainable building products and construction materials, is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable building practices by participating in the Green Builder Media sponsored Disney’s VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot. The VISION House opened in honor of Earth Day and highlights major themes of sustainable innovation and feature a variety of eco-conscious Boral building materials.
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CITYVIEW CLOSES ON FIRST APARTMENT PROJECT IN ITS NEW BAY AREA APARTMENT FUND
Friday, February 03, 2012
CityView, a real estate advisory firm founded by former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, has just closed on its first asset from the Bay Area Fund—a new $300 million fund that will be used to invest in new multi-family housing communities in the Bay Area region. The Class A mixed use asset, called Potrero Launch, is located in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco’s waterfront and is slated to be completed in the third quarter of 2012 with 196 rental apartment units and 28,000 of office and retail space.
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Addie Atkins Named Territory Sales Manager for Boral TruExteriorTM Trim
Friday, February 03, 2012
Addie Atkins has accepted and started as the Territory Sales Manager for the Boral TruExteriorTM Trim product line in the New England market. Based out of Boston, Atkins will support the development and success of the Boral TruExterior Trim channel by generating market awareness, and driving sales targeted at builders, remodelers, and architects.
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2011 Builder of the Year DSLD Homes Selects J Forrest Group to Lead Companywide Sales Training Program
Friday, February 03, 2012
DSLD Homes, nationally recognized as the 2011 Builder of the Year by Professional Builder, recently selected J Forrest Group to lead a yearlong sales training and management program for its new home sales professionals companywide.
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Boral Bricks Announces New Dealer, Bolton Block
Friday, February 03, 2012
Today Boral Bricks, the nation’s largest brick manufacturer and distributor, has announced an expansion of the distribution of its product lines in a region covering the Tri Cities market, east Tennessee, southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. The expansion is made possible through a newly formed relationship with Bolton Block, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of leading building products in the region.
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New student housing community is the nation’s first to achieve LEED Platinum
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A grand opening was held on Thursday for West 27th Place, a USC student housing community that will achieve the highest level of sustainability possible from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). West 27th Place has a certification goal of LEED Platinum, the highest possible level available from the council. It will be one of only four Platinum certified developments in Los Angeles and the only student housing project in the nation achieving this milestone.
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Annie Privette Joins JWilliams Staffing as Director of Business Development Focused on the Southern California Multi-family Industry
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
JWilliams Staffing, the nation’s leading provider of real estate sales and leasing professionals and premium training programs, is pleased to announce that Annie Privette has joined the firm as Director of Business Development. Based in the company’s Irvine, California headquarters, Privette will oversee business development efforts in southern California with a focus on growing the staffing firm’s Multi-family Division and clientele.
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Boral Roofing and Boral Stone Products featured at PCBC 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Imagine a roof that can neutralize the exhaust smog from your vehicle. BoralPure Technology™ SMOG-EATING Tile is the new line of roof tiles from Boral Roofing Products that does just that by speeding up oxidation to reduce pollution and contaminants to the environment. Boral Roofing will display this revolutionary building product at this year’s Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC). PCBC will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, June 22 through June 24. The Boral booth number is 5111.
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PCBC TO FEATURE “SUSTAINABILITY SPEAKER SERIES” ON EXHIBIT FLOOR
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A special series of sustainability sessions will be held on the Pacific Coast Builders Conference exhibit floor that features experts from some of the nation’s top builders, architects and manufacturers. The "Sustainability Speaker Series" will be held on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23 at the Boral Booth #5111. Boral is partnering with Green Builder Media and Ron Jones, who is moderating all four of the sessions. These “lessons learned” sessions are designed to offer sustainable strategies that builders can apply to their own efforts. The featured experts include Jacob Atalla, Senior Director, Sustainability Initiatives, KB Home; Manny Gonzalez, Architect and Senior Partner, KTGY Group; C. R. Herro, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Meritage Homes and John Renowden, Vice President Product Development, Boral Roofing. The sessions are sponsored by Boral and Green Builder Media.
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Jamboree opens affordable housing community in Fontana
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Jamboree Housing Corporation, one of California’s largest active affordable housing developers, made another significant addition to the affordable housing inventory of the City of Fontana, CA, with the completion of Ceres Way workforce apartments.
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Three of the Homebuilding Industry’s Top Sales Thinkers and In-Demand Trainers to Host Workshop at PCBC 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO – (June 8, 2011) Three of the homebuilding industry’s top sales thinkers and most in-demand sales trainers will come together on June 22, 2011 to host “Impact! Sales Practices of the Best of the Best” at the annual PCBC conference in San Francisco. Leading new home sales authorities Jason Forrest, Jeff Shore and Mike Lyon will speak at the three-hour training workshop that will be full of information and tips on how to achieve new home sales success for your organization.
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