MiTek Software Provides Bill of Materials for Homebuilder

Originally published by: MiTek USASeptember 5, 2018

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McBride & Son Homes, Chesterfield, Mo. has chosen to use MiTek USA’s SAPPHIRE Build software solution. (Read the full case study).



McBride & Son Homes will start 900 homes in 2018, up from 742 in 2017, making the Company the 64th largest US home builder. McBride employs 225 people, a lean operation with a ratio of just four 2018 housing starts for every employee. The company is focused on starter to first-move-up homes, 2,200 to 3,000 square feet, and also has a luxury home division. With building operations in 30 distinct communities (and scattered lot in 20 more), McBride sells through as many as 60 model homes, with a new central design center under construction.

“We clearly needed processes, and software that supported those processes, while presenting a sales environment that invited buyers to upgrade the home to their liking, using our options library. We found that solution in MiTek’s SAPPHIRE Build,” said Jake Eilermann McBride’s vp/architecture, design studio, and purchasing.

“We also use SAPPHIRE Build for a new approach to the pricing of the base house and its options. We carry around 40 base plans, and we have created bills of material (BOMs) for everything that goes into these base models. SAPPHIRE Build has a system where we can associate real-time vendor pricing with each item, so the base prices are set,” added Jeff Kackley, McBride’s Vice President of Operations.

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