Remodeling Economic Outlook: Housing Changes After COVID-19

Join the top remodeling analysts in the nation for a comprehensive review of economic and housing conditions related to the home improvement industry. The authors of flagship industry research products (NAHB Remodeling Market Index, the Harvard University Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity, and the NKBA/JBREC Kitchen and Bath Market Index) come together to provide insights on the outlook for remodeling, market challenges, and preference changes for housing as the economy reopens following COVID-19 mitigation efforts.  Demand, design, product evolution and supply-side challenges will also be explored.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Recognize the shift in remodeling trends due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify remodeling challenges for the remainder of 2020.
  • Identify product demand and design preferences for reopening and work-at-home environments.

Moderator: Vince Butler, Butler Brothers, Inc.,

Speakers: Todd Tomalak, John Burns Real Estate Consulting,; Abbe Will, Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies,; Rob Dietz, NAHB,


NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, June 24. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, June 24. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at

Vince Butler, GMR, GMB, CAPS

President, Butler Brothers Corporation

Vince Butler, GMR, GMB, CAPS is a second-generation builder and remodeler from Northern Virginia. He has served as President of Butler Brothers Corporation, a full-service design-build company, since 1984 and has extensive experience in the design, sales and production of residential construction and remodeling. Vince has a BS degree in Financial Management from Virginia Tech and is a Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR), Graduate Master Builder (GMB) and Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS). He is a nationally recognized speaker on residential construction management topics and an approved NAHB Master Instructor. He has presented at many national and regional trade shows including the International Builders Show, The Remodeling Show, Sunbelt Builders Show, Southeast Builders Conference, Atlantic Builders Conference, Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) and the NAHB Remodelers Road Show. He was named NAHB CAPS Educator of the Year in 2012 and Builder Remodeler Educator of the Year in 2017. In 2017 he founded BizTrainingNow to serve the educational needs of small business owners and local associations.

Rob Dietz

PhD, Chief Economist, Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy, NAHB

Robert Dietz, Ph.D., is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy for NAHB, where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, economic forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. Dr. Dietz has published academic research on the private and social benefits of homeownership, federal tax expenditure estimation, and other housing and tax issues in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Housing Research, the National Tax Journal and the NBER Working Paper series. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy on housing and economic issues. Prior to joining NAHB in 2005, Robert worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, specializing in revenue estimation of legislative proposals involving housing, urban development, and other business tax issues. He is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003.

Todd Tomalak

Consultant, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Abbe Will

Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies


06/25/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  120 minutes
06/25/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  120 minutes This webinar starts at 2:00 pm ET. Attendees will be able to login at 1:45 pm ET.
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