WASHINGTON (Hanley-Wood News Service) -- ebuild (www.ebuild.com), the comprehensive Internet site for building products, announced today its new agreement with BuilderFinish, LLC to license and distribute ebuild?s product data to the home building and home improvement markets. BuilderFinish has exclusive rights to use ebuild's electronic catalogue of products in its own production builder software, license the catalogue to home builders and home remodelers that require product data without software, and license to third party software vendors targeting the home builder and home remodeler markets.
Developed by Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading media company for the residential building industry, ebuild's catalogue data will help professionals -- and consumers -- find, compare, and store product information. Going beyond typical online catalogs, ebuild's online product catalogue contains detailed listings for tens of thousands of products, including features, dimensions, specifications, photos, and installation instructions backed by a comprehensive database.
Established in August 2000, Builderfinish provides an online option selection service to production builders as well as custom builders and remodelers. The service was the online selection tool for 16,000 new homes in 2001.
BuilderFinish CEO Howard Weiner said, "Our state-of-the art Internet-based solution allows builders to select products easier, faster, and smarter. But our software would be incomplete without comprehensive, up-to-date product data. Offering ebuild's electronic catalogue of building products let's us provides the whole package of products and services to the housing industry."
"BuilderFinish is the leading provider of product selection software to the homebuilding industry," said Mitch Rouda, president of ebuild. "With the industry turning to the Internet to find product information, the BuilderFinish application serves a very important need -- providing builders and remodelers a platform to help their customers make product selections online," added Rouda.
For more information, call BuilderFinish at (312) 337-5100 or visit the company's Web site at www.builderfinish.com.
ebuild, the comprehensive guide to building products, is owned by Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business information provider in the residential and commercial construction industry. Founded in 1976, Hanley-Wood is a $160 million company owned by VS&A Communications Partners III, the private equity affiliate of media industry merchant bank Veronis Suhler.
Hanley-Wood publishes leading magazines in the residential and commercial construction industry including BUILDER, BIG BUILDER, REMODELING, THE JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION, PROSALES, CUSTOM HOME, residential architect, BUILDING PRODUCTS, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, TOOLS OF THE TRADE and POOLS & SPA NEWS.
From its Exhibitions Division based in Dallas, Hanley-Wood produces nine trade shows, four of which are listed in the Trade Show 200, including World of Concrete at #19. Hanley-Wood Integrated Marketing is based in Minneapolis and the Home Planners Division, based in Tucson, is the leading publisher of house plan magazines, Special Interest Publications and eplans.com. Hanley-Wood?s Internet Division has a major Internet presence through its sites including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and its new company, ebuild, the comprehensive guide to building products.
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