Rob Accepts Position at Harvest Homes

Change is Good Given a career in the building systems industry, I have taken a new path, a golden opportunity.  I began my involvement in building systems as a designer/cost accountant for a mobile/modular home manufacturer in Greeley, CO.  Moving to Denver, I joined Colorado Log Homes which became the first of five log home…

6 Carpentry Tasks Robots Can Do Right Now

I found this video and article by Dan Morrison, the technical editor for ProTradeCraft, about the advancements being made in the robotics industry. He makes some really interesting points, and the video is unbelievable. To say that technology is incredible would be a profound understatement. As a building consultant, I’m continually reading up on the…

Cost Impacts on Home Buyers

Understanding the housing market is becoming more and more complex every day.  While the national news reports point to general ups and downs, individual markets vary from those reports.  Variations by region, by rural vs. suburban vs. urban, by production site-built vs. custom homes, and more result in a picture that is not accurately portrayed…

Career Opportunities and Economics 101

Written by Rob Pickett May 9, 2016 Back when I barely made it through Paul Samuelson’s Econ 101-102 class at CU-Boulder, I realized that I would not make a career in economics. Since my college days, I’ve learned more about economic impacts. I’ve watched technology advance in Superman terms. And I think of a former…