100% made in america house

October 13, 2011

It’s simple. Buying locally is the smart and right thing to do.¬† You get a great American-made product AND you are supporting your local economy…

Well wouldn’t it be great to do that on your next home remodel/ new build¬†project?

Think of all of the parts and materials that go into a house; nails, studs, wiring, flooring, lighting, etc. One builder in Montana is thinking outside the box (and inside the USA) on his latest new build project. He is sourcing EVERYTHING in the home from the US. How fantastic!

The builder was able to find everything he needed for construction within 33 of the 50 US states.

Check out the video here: http://news.yahoo.com/video/business-15749628/home-completely-made-in-america-26889271.html

He says that if builders used just 5% more American-made products in their projects about 220,000 jobs could be created right now!

So, builders, contractors, and designers, are we up for the challenge?! I think yes!

The USA made nails cost $5 more a box than the Chinese made nails, but the construction crew found that the USA made nails jammed the nailgun far less often.