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NAHB Builder Books

CHBA has partnered with the U.S. National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to bring special value and discounted rates to CHBA members interested in educational and training books for the building industry.

Below you'll find a selection of bestselling books offered by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm and official bookstore for the National Association of Home Builders. The publications below were selected to help you streamline your daily operations, better serve your new and existing customers, develop new strategies to safeguard your job sites and, ultimately, build, renovate, and sell more homes.


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If you see a title you like below, click on the book to take you to the BuilderBooks website. Sign Up for an account, and identify yourself as a "Canadian HBA member" when you create your account.

When you go to check out, the member discount will be applied to your order.

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Accounting and Estimating

Accounting and Financial Management for Residential Construction, Fifth Edition
by Emma Shinn

Book Cover Accounting and Financial Management

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…

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

Book Cover Estimating with Microsoft® Excel

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…

Schedule for Home Builders with Microsoft® Project
by David Marchman and Tulio Sulbaran, PhD

Book Cover Schedule for Home Builders with Microsoft® Project

Learn how to record and communicate progress; control financial, human, and physical resources; record expenditures and analyze cost details.

Business Management

Managing Your Business with 7 Key Numbers
by Jeffrey Kenneth

Book Cover Managing Your Business with 7 Key Numbers

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…

Survive and Thrive in Building: Fundametals of Business Management
by NAHB

Book Cover Survive and Thrive in Building: Fundametals of Business Management

Covers basic but essential knowledge for running a successful company, whether you’re new to residential construction or a veteran builder. Learn to find a sustainable market niche, get financing for your projects, market your homes.

Finding Hidden Profits: A Guide for Custom Builders, Remodelers, and Architects
by Dennis A. Dixon

Book Cover Finding Hidden Profits: A Guide for Custom Builders, Remodelers, and Architects

If you are a great craftsman and project manager but not good at numbers or paperwork, then you need to learn how. Finding Hidden Profits: A Guide for Custom Builders, Remodelers, and Architects shows you step-by-step how to position your business to make more money.

Construction Management

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

Book Cover Basic Construction Management: The Superintendent’s Job, Fifth Edition

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…

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

Book Cover Residential Construction Performance Guidelines, Contractor Reference

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…

Modular Mansions
by Sheri Koones


Book Cover Modular Mansions

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…

Customer Service

Beyond Warranty: Building Your Referral Business
by Carol Smith

Book Cover Beyond Warranty: Building Your Referral Business

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...

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

Book Cover Your New Home And How To Take Care Of It

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.

Customer Service for Home Builders
by Carol Smith

Book Cover Customer Service for Home Builders

A successful customer service program helps you close sales and get referrals. With its forms, checklists, documents, and resource guide, this book provides the tools you need to give your customer service program new life. Start managing customers’ experiences instead of just reacting to issues that customers raise.

Economics/Market Research

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

Book Cover Home Buyer Preferences: Age, Income and other Factors

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…

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

Book Cover Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers

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?

What Green Means to Home Builders: Perceptions & Preferences
by NAHB

Book Cover What Green Means to Home Builders: Perceptions & Preferences

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 market green homes…

Green Building

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

Book Cover Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home

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.

Green Remodeling: Your Start Toward an Eco-Friendly Home
by John D. Wagner

Book Cover Green Remodeling: Your Start Toward an Eco-Friendly Home

Green Remodeling shows readers how they can take part in the "green" revolution through remodeling. Some of the topics covered include reducing home energy use, selecting nontoxic products, saving water, and supporting the environment through the use of products that support responsible manufacturing and the sustainable harvesting of natural resources…

Green Building Products: Greenspec Guides to Residential Building Materials, 3rd Edition
by Mark Piepkorn and Alex Wilson

Book Cover Green Building Products: Greenspec Guides to Residential Building Materials, 3rd Edition

Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that their homes are healthy, safe, beautiful and efficient.

Remodeling (renovating)

The Complete Guide to a Green Home: the Good Citizen’s guide to Earth-friendly remodeling & Home Maintenance
by Phillip Schmidt

Book Cover The Complete Guide to a Green Home: the Good Citizen’s guide to Earth-friendly remodeling & Home Maintenance

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to the Green Home is the first home remodeling book to recognize both the broadening appeal of green practices and the fact that working within those guidelines can be done without extraordinary methods or premium prices.

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

Book Cover The Paper Trail: Systems and Forms for a Well-Run Remodeling Company, Second Edition

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…

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

Book Cover Warranties for Builders and Remodelers, 2nd Edition

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…

Safety

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

Book Cover NAHB-OSHA Trenching & Excavation Safety Handbook, English-Spanish

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-
• Provides an overview of jobsite safety and…

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

Book Cover Jobsite Safety Handbook, Third Edition, English-Spanish

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….

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

Book Cover NAHB Scaffold Safety Handbook, English-Spanish

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…

Sales & Marketing

Value Match™ Selling for Home Builders: How to Sell What Matters Most 
by William J. Novell



Proven, powerful, and effective, ValueMatch™ listening skills will help you open the door to your prospective home buyers’ emotional need to buy a new home. With ValueMatch™ Selling for Home Builders you will learn how to build rapport with prospective home buyers, learn about their needs, make powerful presentations that are focused on their values, and go for the close ...

Sales & Marketing Checklists for Profit-Driven Home Builders, 3rd Edition
by Jan Mitchell

Book Cover Sales & Marketing Checklists for Profit-Driven Home Builders, 3rd Edition

This popular book covers the major steps involved in successful new home sales. Learn the ins and outs of the comprehensive contract, the move-in, warranty service, referrals, and a great close. Sales & Marketing Checklists includes a new chapter on using social media in your marketing, a more extensive chapter on multicultural sales, and online access to all checklists included in the book…

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



This in-depth thorough resource helps you construct a comprehensive long-term social media strategy on any budget. The updated edition includes even more practical ideas, offers more examples from real businesses, and shows you how to work smarter, not harder, by using social media…