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Employee MVP: Aaron Caldwell

November 29, 2018
Although Aaron Caldwell’s tenure as a market manager at Lubrizol only started in July 2018, he has years of practice in the Texas builder market he serves. With nearly a decade of experience working for Kohler, Caldwell has created trusted partnerships with single and multi-family builders across the state through years of collaboration in plumbing fixture selection. As a self-proclaimed “nerd” in land development and real estate, Caldwell’s passion for understanding market trends and scoping Keep Reading »
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The Fine Print: How Water Voids Many Plumbing Warranties

November 9, 2018
When a plumbing system fails, homeowners – and often builders and contractors – are left seeing dollar signs and wondering who is responsible for repair costs. This is where a plumbing system manufacturer’s warranty often comes into play, and where the fine print can leave you vulnerable to footing the bill. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety reports that 65% of all plumbing system failure insurance claims are due to material failure, not Keep Reading »

Employee MVP: Marty Musgrave

October 30, 2018
Education is a significant aspect of Marty Musgrave’s day-to-day duties — and with more than 40 years of experience in the plumbing industry, he’s well-suited for the job. “The most satisfying part of my work is helping builders understand and reduce their long-term liability,” said Musgrave, who has worked for Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. for nearly 20 years and currently serves as the National Builder Accounts Manager. Many builders assume that all plastics are the Keep Reading »
Entry-level home

How Builders Can Profit from Entry-Level Homes

October 18, 2018
In a world of low-cost and quick-turn home building, home builders increasingly rely on retaining existing customers and building brand loyalty. While many builders opt for larger houses with wider margins, however, a strategy for building smaller homes that meet the demand of the market could be more profitable. Entry-level Homes Offer Builders an Opportunity for Growth Building entry-level homes for first-time buyers offers builders the potential to reach a new, valuable buying group. The Keep Reading »

Employee MVP: Paul Winstead

October 5, 2018
Over the past five years, Paul Winstead, southeast territory manager, has used his passion and 30 years of experience to make products using Lubrizol’s CPVC the best in the industry. He oversees FlowGuard® Gold Pipe & Fittings in his region, but can also help with BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems and Corzan® Piping Systems. Before becoming a territory manager, Winstead spent years as a contractor. Simply put, he says his job is “to create demand.” Winstead Keep Reading »

Employee MVP: Rich Tabeling

September 18, 2018
Rich Tabeling has proudly served the Lubrizol community as territory manager, CPVC piping systems for two-and-a-half years, but he’s no newcomer to the plumbing, piping and fittings industry. His two decades of experience include roles of district, regional and national sales manager for a company that sells water distribution products such as hydrants, valves, fire protection accessories and tools. That knowledge serves him well at Lubrizol handling FlowGuard Gold® Plumbing Systems, Corzan® Piping Systems and Keep Reading »
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