The HiVol track will help homebuilders, completing 100+ homes annually, leverage home technology to sell more homes, increase per home revenue and realize higher levels of customer satisfaction.
HiVol will immerse leaders in the benefits and features of home technology and provide how-to advice on sales, marketing, design and production strategies that make home tech a competitive advantage.
Appropriate titles include:
- Owner, President, General Manager, Divisional President or General Manager
- CTO, VP, Director or Manager of Home Tech
- Vice President of Director of Purchasing/Vendor Relations
- Vice President or Director of Operations
- Vice President or Director of Sales, Marketing, Design, Options
This executive level event will host 100+ high-volume builders for 48 hours of immersion in tech products, processes and strategy. Guests leave ready to go faster and further on tech.
In 2019, TecHome Builder HiVol guests represented $47.9 billion in annual revenue and 104,000 annual homes built.
Reasons to Attend
All of the Summit's invited guests will be treated to complimentary:
Limited hosted seats are available, act now!
- Electronic locks
- Fire/toxic gas detection
- Garage door openers
- Home automation systems
- Home networks
- Home theater products (furniture, acoustical treatments)
- Intrusion detection
- Multi-room/architectural audios
- Structured wiring systems
- Video displays
- Video doorbells/intercoms
- Video surveillance systems
- Voice control
- Back-up generators
- Energy monitoring and management
- Energy storage
- LED lighting
- Lighting control systems
- Light switches
- Load centers
- Motorized shading systems
- Power conditioning and surge suppression
- Solar photovoltaic power generation
- Air filtration and cleaning systems
- Automated ventilation systems (HRVs, ERVs)
- Bath fans
- Central vacuums
- Geothermal heating and cooling
- High-efficiency heating/cooling
- Indoor air quality (IAQ) systems
- Radiant flooring
- Zone controlled HVAC
- Digital showers
- Ovens and cook tops
- Range hoods
- Refrigerators, beverage coolers
- Small appliances
- Steam rooms and saunas
- Tech toilets and bidets
- Touchless/digital fixtures
- Washers and dryers
- Water-saving fixtures
- Wine storage systems
- Automatic hot water recirculation
- Leak detection and protection systems
- Rainwater harvesting/grey water
- Smart irrigation/sprinklers
- Tankless/high-efficiency water heaters
- Water filtration and purification
- Water monitoring and management systems
- Outdoor audio
- Outdoor video
- Outdoor controls
- Landscape and deck/patio lighting
- Kitchens and grills
- Awnings, shades, umbrellas
- Robotic lawnmowers
- Outdoor maintenance tech – gutters, drainage, etc.
- High efficiency/healthy building materials (flooring, glass, insulation, paint, roofing, walls)
- High efficiency/healthy windows, doors, skylights
- Motorized doors, windows and skylights
- Snow and ice melting systems
August 10, 2020
Honing Your Home Tech Merchandising Strategy
Historically, home technology has been an afterthought for builders. Packages are often thrown together mid-cycle, and the forethought required to maximize tech sales, to really leverage tech for sales lift and truly satisfy the homebuyer, is missing. A home tech merchandising plan fixes that. It gets builders thinking strategically in the unfamiliar turf of tech, gets that work done in time to leverage it in community marketing and ensures tech will be fully integrated in the options selection and purchasing processes. Developing a formal home tech merchandising plan is key to getting tech right for homebuyers and homebuilders! This session will share home tech merchandising process tools and insights from leading builders on how they currently generate their product assortments and packaging and how they’ll be improving their processes in the future.
Tech on the Horizon
You really can’t take a year, or even a half year, off with tech. There’s always a new wave of technology, products and applications coming to market that you can use to delight your customers and further differentiate the homes you build. In this session, we’ll tackle developments with natural user interfaces, artificial intelligence, superfast fiber and 5G, cloud connectivity, advanced materials and more. We’ll give special consideration to healthy home tech, which could be the next wave of hit home technology, following behind the smart home security boom. Experts will provide you the skinny on the latest tech, so you can fatten up your tech standards and options and boost the appeal of your homes.
Combined Keynote: 2020 Re-Vision—Home Tech & Homebuilding Tech in the Post Pandemic Market
Necessity is the mother of invention and the mother of market inflections! The lifestyle and economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving both short and long-term changes in homebuyer tech wants and needs and in the application of technology to the homebuilding business. This session will cover tech products and applications that are on the rise in the wake of COVID-19. Think connected-productive WFH tech; connected-high-performance-AV-enjoyment at home; healthy home; e-socializing optimized homes; fully digital homebuyer journeys and more!
August 11, 2020
Tech Kitchens: The New Hotbed for Innovation & Extraordinary Customer Experience
The kitchen has always been a top focus for homebuyers and homebuilders. It’s often the most used room and the heart of the home, where family and friends gather to cook, eat, drink, work and enjoy each other’s company. And now technology and information services are arriving to enhance the kitchen experience, making cooking a more enjoyable and efficient adventure and leveraging controls, video displays and cameras to make the kitchen a virtual command center and social media broadcast outlet. This session will clue you into the tech that’s here today and about to arrive soon, so you can develop tech forward kitchens that will be homebuyer magnets and deliver wow experiences.
The tech industry pleads guilty to coming at builders in pieces and parts, contributing to the confusion and fragmentation of home tech offers. A simple solution to this vexing long-term issue? Start with platforms to simplify and pare down merchandising choices and achieve greater assurances of reliable connectivity and interoperability. In this session, we’ll help you understand how and when to leverage platform providers, not only for product mix, but for the process supports that lend in categories like marketing, installation/production and customer care.
August 12, 2020
The Quantum New Home!
We all know how poorly new homes perform in the sales battle vs. used homes. More than half of homebuyers begin their search open to purchase of a new home, but only one in five make that choice. Unlike automobile manufacturers, builders are not incorporating technology aggressively enough to make the new home a quantum, and order of magnitude, better and cooler than used homes. In this session we’ll cover the four techniques builders can use to achieve the quantum difference: 1) by leverage home tech to make new homes smarter, safer, healthier and more entertaining 2) by leveraging tech to make homes more efficient 3) by leveraging tech to make the new home asset easier and more cost-effective to maintain and 4) by leveraging tech to quickly deliver more affordable new homes and narrow the price difference with used homes. What if we got 20% or 25% of the homebuyer market instead of 10%-12%. Big difference for your bottom line and enterprise value!