Economy Notes 1st Qtr. 2016

March 31, 2016 Our call on the price of oil last year was right on the money saying it would dip below $30 dollars per barrel. Since then it has come up a bit and we expect to bounce around 40 for a while and then go below 30 again as uncontrolled producers try to […]

Sales Tax Killing Your Project ?

Local fees, surcharges and taxes can either run up the cost of a project or put a huge dent in profitability; or both. Say you spend $40,000 on materials for your next job. In some localities that means you will be hit for as much as $4,000 in sales tax. If you are building an entire house […]

Structural Insulated Panels – What’s Your Role with SIP’s ?

SIP Designers If you are in the business of designing new homes built with SIP’s then you know how your clients (builders and home owners) must wrestle with the issue of pulling the balance of materials together in order to end up with a complete home. Sometimes (as in the case of homeowners) they may […]

Main Street Family

Why would a local builder use AmeriSus? We constantly run into builders that claim to not need any help in building new homes.  They have been doing it for years, put out a good product and can’t imagine how anyone could improve their process. The general thinking is that bringing in a third-party could only […]