Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association

7 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 7 explains. “In fact, 99.9% of the water used inside of one of our houses today, built here in the valley, goes back to our water source, so it doesn’t get wasted at all. That is huge.” With continuously advancing technology options, gone are the days of new buyers only inspecting for paint drips and drywall cracks. Builders must now walk new owners through a house to show them how to operate it. “Technology is changing,” shares Hodgson, “I came from the high-tech aircraft industry in the early ‘90s, to homebuilding, which was the most archaic industry. Houses are still built by hand, but where we have come in the last 30 years in homebuilding, and just the last decade, is huge.” In summary, Hodgson offers, “Our job here at the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association, and my builders’ job, is to provide the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost, so that our residents can afford to buy the homes. Throughout the entire nation, it’s getting harder and harder to do, but that’s my fiduciary duty. What I want is to be able to have Nevadans be able to afford to live in a house. If I have one goal, that’s it. Every jurisdiction wants to be the best jurisdiction in the state, but that always comes with a cost. I have to remind them, you want your constituents to be able to afford a house in your city, and not have to go to another city. I always bring the facts forward. I’ll give my opinion on how they should be applied, but my job is to bring the facts forward, and let that local jurisdiction or that utility figure out what course they want to take.”