How to Break the Supply Chains
Americans added a phrase to their vocabulary in the last two years: “Supply Chain.” It became shorthand for any material shortages, with no further explanation necessary.
Shea Chappell was able to mitigate rising costs and delays to continue to deliver custom homes. How did they do it?
When faced with difficult market conditions in the past, Charlie Shea adapted by committing, “We are going to work a little harder, give a little more and charge a little less.”
In addition, Shea Chappell has added membership in CBUSA, a homebuilder group purchasing network that increases members’ purchasing power. More than 500 custom homebuilders in 30 US markets join forces to access preferred pricing from a list of premium Brand Partners such as Kohler, Ferguson, DuPont, Schlage Lock, JennAir and Anderson Windows and Doors. In addition, their preferred local vendor program connected CBUSA members to 1,378 vendors for expedited delivery and cost savings.
Together, the combined purchasing power of CBUSA’s members would make them the seventh-largest homebuilder in the US-larger than Meritage (8th) or Toll Brothers (9th). In 2022, CBUSA partners saved clients an average of $6000/home.
And CBUSA is growing more powerful, adding more premium brands and new builder members in 2022. However, members use this power to do more than just negotiate preferred pricing; they also set high standards of quality consistency and business practices for their preferred vendors and brands.
CBUSA gives Shea Chappell advantages not only in lower material costs, but also in custom home builder purchasing power. Members are also able to secure quality materials with guaranteed delivery times, keeping your project on schedule. Finally, members can proceed with the confidence in quality that comes with dealing only in premium brands.
Membership in CBUSA is not guaranteed to any custom homebuilder. Members are held to strict financial and ethical standards, and they hold each other accountable; among other things, members commit to paying all their vendors on time. CBUSA membership is a competitive advantage in a fiercely competitive marketplace, and members guard their privileges closely.
Regional membership is exclusive, too. Builders must be invited to join this exclusive club; Shea Chappell has been a member since its inception, and is proud to be recognized by their peers as one of the best custom homebuilders not only in the Pikes Peak region, but nationwide.
When selecting your homebuilder, consider the time and cost savings Shea Chappell’s significant purchasing power can bring to the table.