All Press Releases for April 23, 2014

Colorado Companies Team Up to Expand Opportunities for the Residential Construction Industry

Johns Manville joins growing HomeSphere network of preferred manufacturers.



We didn't have to look far to find a partner that can connect our best-in-class nationwide installer contractor network to local and regional builders - HomeSphere is right in our back yard.

    DENVER, CO, April 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Today, HomeSphere Inc. announced that leading insulation manufacturer Johns Manville will join BRI, the residential construction industry's only digital lead-generation and customer loyalty platform, opening up new revenue opportunities for the brand.

Denver-based Johns Manville will connect HomeSphere's growing builder network to its wide range of insulation solutions for every home, including fiber glass, spray foam, blow-in and mineral wool. Working together, the two Colorado companies will enable builders to stay ahead of both evolving consumer demand for efficient, high-performance homes, as well as changing energy codes.

"We operate with people who know our business in 85 countries around the world," said Johns Manville Director of Sales Chuck McGavern. "But we didn't have to look far to find a partner that can connect our best-in-class nationwide installer contractor network to local and regional builders - HomeSphere is a strategic, profitable solution right in our back yard."

Johns Manville joins more than 80 preferred building product manufacturer brands in 23 product categories using HomeSphere BRI and its industry-first digital marketing services to connect with local and regional builders. In 2013, these builders constructed 14 percent of the total new single-family homes built in the United States.

By connecting the homebuilding universe more directly through technology, HomeSphere BRI creates value throughout the residential construction industry, delivering measurable results to top product manufacturers, builders and service providers.

"Johns Manville maintains an impressive focus on sustainability, innovation and productivity," said HomeSphere Vice President of Sales Chris Toth. "Our network will soon see firsthand why the company is an industry leader in all key markets."

About HomeSphere
HomeSphere develops and manages the homebuilding industry's first and only B2B digital lead generation service, connecting more than 80 preferred building product manufacturer brands across 23 product categories with more than 16,000 local and regional homebuilders. Leveraging exclusive, actionable market intelligence and access to sought-after relationships, HomeSphere's solutions deliver measurable, ultra-targeted business opportunities with more profit potential. Visit www.homesphere.com or call 1-800-274-2632.

About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 45 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. For more information, visit www.jm.com.

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