Networking has never been more important for builders. With the housing market in a tailspin, smart home building professionals are concentrating on building their network of colleagues, contractors, and customers in ways new and old.

We can help. This month, BUILDER and BIG BUILDER magazines established a new group on LinkedIn, the professional networking site popularized by marketing guru Guy Kawasaki. Open to builders, architects, analysts, developers, and others within the housing industry, the BUILDER LinkedIn Group  provides members with a place to develop contacts, post employment openings, look for a new job, and discuss the very real challenges—and opportunities—in today’s housing market. 

If you’re already on LinkedIn, simply search for “BUILDER” within LinkedIn’s “groups." You can also go directly to the group by following this link.

If you’re not on LinkedIn, you’ll need to set up a (free) account with this online social networking site, which provides users with a way to manage contact information, stay connected with friends and colleagues across job changes, and meet new, like-minded LinkedIn contacts via people that you already know.

We’re looking forward to having you join our network!

Questions? Contact Rin-Rin Yu, online product development manager at Hanley Wood, which publishes BUILDER and BIG BUILDER magazines.