• NAHB Bookstore

  • As the publishing arm and official book store for the National Association of Homes Builders, BuilderBooks offers award winning publications, software, brochures and more, with many available in both English and Spanish. For member pricing and to shop the latest titles, please visit the BuilderBooks website. 

  • Accounting & Financial Management for Residential Construction, 5th Edition by Emma Shinn

    Take control of your finances with this solid resource for builders, remodelers, developers, and contractors that provides detailed information on how an accounting system operates and…

     

  • Home Builder Contracts & Construction Management Forms, 2nd Edition by NAHB Business Management & Information Technology 

    Nearly 100 of the most useful business forms and contracts for builders from successful builders across the country. Includes sales and marketing forms, contracts and agreements, trade contractor specifications and…

     

  • 2012 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes by NAHB and ICC

    A portable companion to the 2012 International Residential Code, this quick reference discusses the impact of 2012 code changes to ventilation requirements, wall construction, duct sealing, and other areas…

     

     

     

  • Basic Construction Management: The Superintendent’s Job, Fifth Edition by Leon Rogers

    Learn the essentials of managing projects well and within budget, from scheduling and jobsite safety to quality and customer service in Basic Construction Management. This resource guides you step-by-step from construction planning through…

     

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    Beyond Warranty: Building Your Referral Business by Carol Smith

    Whether your goal is to establish first-class warranty service or to go beyond warranty service with maintenance menus, educational programs, and social events, this book will teach you how to

    • Align buyer’s expectations with the service they receive
    • Create a limited warranty document… 

     

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  • Single-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2017 Edition by NAHB Economics and Policy Housing Group

    The Single-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2017 Edition was conducted in July 2017 by the NAHB Housing Policy and Economics Group. It collected data on compensation and benefits for 39 common positions at single-family home building companies.

     

  • What Green Means To Home Buyers: Perceptions & Preferences by NAHB

    What home and community features influence consumers when they are considering buying a home? Energy efficient or high efficiency: Which description resonates more with home buyers? Typical home buyers often don’t understand the language building professionals use to…

     

  • Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business, 2017 Edition by NAHB Remodelers

    Have you ever wondered what other residential remodelers like you are earning?  Or more importantly, how much you should be making in your remodeling business? The Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study, 2017 Edition provides you with the benchmarks you need to compare your business to remodeling firms like yours, as well as with the industry as a whole.

     

  • NAHB-OSHA Trenching & Excavation Safety Handbook, English-Spanish by NAHB Labor, Safety, & Health Services

    Safety is the soundest investment you can make in your home building business.
    Use this practical guide to understand how to develop and implement a total loss-control safety program. In addition to the clear presentation of OSHA standards, this invaluable resource...

     

  • Social Media Marketing for your Business by Carol L. Morgan, MIRM, CAPS, CSP

    Your marketing program must start with a strong foundation comprised of your website, brand, and content. Once that foundation is established, you can build upon it. Social Media Marketing for Your Business shows you how to create a winning marketing plan by carefully setting goals, creating strategy, and targeting audiences. 

     

  • Estimating with Microsoft® Excel, 3rd Edition by Jay Christofferson

    Creating estimates just got a little easier as the author details how you can save money and time by using Microsoft® Excel 2007 to develop estimates that are reliable enough for your most important management decisions. You’ll learn essential skills for programming basic formulas to…. 

     

     

     

     

  • Managing Your Business with 7 Key Numbers by Jeffrey Kenneth Prager and Scott Stroud

    Many builders and contractors struggle to get a clear picture of where their business is at the moment and where it’s headed financially. This book will help you see where you stand every day, with every job, by monitoring just 7 Key Numbers that drive all profits and cash flow, including number of leads, sales conversion rate, and… 

     

     

     

  • 2015 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes by NAHB & ICC

    Answers to common code questions at your fingertips. This handy jobsite tool will become as indispensable to you as your cell phone, tape measure, and level. This pocket-friendly companion to the International Residential Code discusses the impact of 2015 code changes to common walls separating townhouses, remodeling of an existing basement, and more…

     

     

     

     

  • Residential Construction Performance Guidelines, Contractor Reference, Fifth Edition by NAHB

    Deliver high-performance homes and protect your bottom line. Residential Construction Performance Guidelines is the most widely used recommendation by the home building and remodeling industry on how homes should perform during the warranty period…

     

     

     

     

     

  • Home Maintenance Made Easy: What To Do, When To Do It, When To Call For Help by NAHB

    This is the ideal resource that home owners will really appreciate. It’s perfect for you to give to your customers. Homeowners get pages and pages of tips on maintenance to keep their new home performing at its peak. Home Maintenance Made Easy provides a sensible approach to regular home maintenance and great tips from the experts…

     

     

     

     

  • Home Buyer Preferences: Age, Income and other Factors by NAHB Economics and Policy Housing Group

    This study provides insights into buyers’ preferences for home type and size, room layout, kitchen and baths, windows and doors, accessibility and outdoor features, and trade-offs buyers are willing to make…

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home by Marla Esser Cloos

    Living Green Effortlessly gives you simple steps that can save money now, increase your home’s value, and make your home healthier for you, your family—and the environment.

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Paper Trail: Systems and Forms for a Well-Run Remodeling Company, Second Edition by William Asdal and Wendy Jordan

    This book shows you how to use proven management systems to run a successful remodeling company. An included CD contains90+ essential forms and documents that you can customize to suit your business needs. The documents cover critical areas such as estimating, production, customer communication…

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Jobsite Safety Handbook, Third Edition, English-Spanish by NAHB Labor, Safety & Health Services

    This easy-to-use handbook contains the complete English and Spanish text side-by-side to facilitate straightforward communication. It provides an overview of the key safety issues residential builders and workers need to focus on to reduce accidents and injuries. The third edition includes updated information on fall protection….

     

     

     

     

     

  • Partnering with Brokers to Win More Sales by Quint Lears, MIRM

    If you are a builder or builder’s representative, you have an uphill road with many obstacles when it comes to working with brokers. This book will give you hard-won, practical suggestions to help your company create long-term, powerful, and productive relationships with your local real estate brokers. Partnering with Brokers to Win More Sales is the first book in the industry dedicated to educating builders and new home salespeople...

     

  • Financial Forecasting in Microsoft® Excel by Jeffrey Kenneth Prager

    In order to expand your business, you will need capital. This book takes your step-by-step through creating financial forecasts with Microsoft® Excel 2010 so you can assess project feasibility, fund company cash needs, determine financial feasibility… 

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2016 Edition by National Association of Home Builders

    Profits are increasing across the nation. Are yours? NAHB’s economics and business management experts collected and analyzed financial statements for fiscal year 2014 from builders across the country… 

     

     

     

     

  • 2015 International Residential Code: For One-and-Two Family Dwellings by ICC

    The 2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC) offers the most current and innovative set of regulations for residential construction. This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings in one…

     

     

     

     

  • Residential Construction Performance Guidelines, Consumer Reference, Fifth Edition by NAHB

    The Consumer Reference makes it easy to provide a copy of the guidelines to every customer. Sold in affordable packs of 10, this reference is a great addition to your warranty claims process and…

     

     

     

     

     

  • Your New Home And How To Take Care Of It by NAHB

    Give your customers invaluable, well-presented tips on maintenance to help keep their homes performing like new.  Includes useful checklists and a detailed log for home maintenance—the key to on going home owner satisfaction and critically important to your warranty program. Guaranteed to be one of the most welcomed handouts at closing. Sold in packs of 10.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers by NAHB

    How They Compare to Other Home Buyers is the latest study in NAHB’s long history of tracking the evolution of home buyer preferences. How do various designs and features influence the home purchase decision? What influence do life events and people have on the decision to move to another home?

     

     

     

     

     

  • ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard by ICC, ASHRAE, & NAHB

    A collaborative effort between the ICC, ASHRAE and NAHB, NGBS outlines a variety of green practices that can be incorporated into new homes and multifamily buildings as well as hotels, dormitories and land development... 

     

     

     

     

     

  • Warranties for Builders and Remodelers, 2nd Edition by David Crump, Jr., David S. Jaffee, & Felicia Watson

    Profit from the legal wisdom of the National Association of Home Builders staff attorneys! The authors provide new information about warranties based on research for NAHB members on hundreds of warranty issues. The second edition of Warranties for Builders and Remodelers helps inform and…

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • NAHB Scaffold Safety Handbook, English-Spanish by NAHB Labor, Safety, & Health Services

    Scaffold-related accidents result in injuries and deaths and continue to occur despite updated standards from OSHA. Make sure your employees are safe and comply with these standards by providing this illustrated English-Spanish handbook. Includes clear explanations and photos for using fabricated frame…

     

     

     

     

     

  • Think Sold! Creating Home Sales in Any Market  by Tammy Lynch, CSP, CMP, MIRM 

    Think Sold! Creating Home Sales in Any Market is a practical, how-to guide for developing the self-awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to succeed in the competitive field of new home sales. This book teaches readers how to...