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DPIS Builder Services Acquires Leading HERS Rating Provider Building Energy-

DPIS Builder Services (DPIS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Building Energy, a leading provider of independent ratings and certification of single-family and multi-family residential homes and commercial buildings for above-code energy efficiency programs based in Star, Idaho. Since its founding, Building Energy has been the leading energy rating […]

DPIS Named Third Fastest-Growing Midmarket Company in Houston for 2021-

The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) has held its second annual Middle Market 50 Awards, honoring the top 50 fastest-growing midmarket companies in Houston for 2021. DPIS is proud to be recognized as the third fastest-growing midmarket company in Houston.  The HBJ defines midmarket as companies with annual revenue of $28 million to $1 billion. The Middle Market 50 […]

DPIS Acquires Energy Business from Ensign Building Solutions-

DPIS Builder Services (DPIS) announces the acquisition of the Home Energy Division of Ensign Building Solutions. Ensign is a leading provider of home construction, moisture management, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality services in the Southeast. The addition of this business solidifies DPIS as the largest HERS rater in Georgia and strengthens the […]

ABCO Construction Services, LLC Expands Multi-Family Market-

DPIS Builder Services (DPIS) along with Ei companies (Ei) announce the expansion of services and capabilities of its company, ABCO Construction Services, LLC (ABCO) based in Centennial, Colorado. ABCO has established itself as a premier construction quality assurance company focused on complex multi-family construction projects across the US. As a full-service […]

DPIS Acquires Texas-Based PTS/USC Structural Engineers-

DPIS Builder Services is the market leader delivering engineering, building performance and quality assurance services to builders nationwide. We offer a full suite of third-party MEP and structural engineering services, code and quality assurance inspections, energy inspections and sustainability services to builders, developers, and architects across the US. […]

DPIS Builder Services Acquires Ei Companies-

DPIS Builder Services (DPIS), the Houston-based provider of outsourced residential homebuilder services in Texas, the upper Midwest, and the Southeast, announced it has acquired the Ei Companies (Ei). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Ei is a leading provider of energy inspections across the Western United States and also offers a full range of mechanical, electrical […]

DPIS Raises $17,000 for Red Cross in Supporting the Pandemic-

The Red Cross Donation Campaign was launched for the month of April and during that time DPIS matched $1 for every inspection. This was generated by all inspection types, including foundation, quality, and energy. Performing 17,000 inspections for the month was a huge success, as one inspection equaled $1 towards the donation fund.

3 Lumber Related Ways to Reduce Build Costs-

Is the increasing cost of lumber affecting your bottom line? According to the National Association of Home Builders, framing lumber, including installation costs, accounts for about 18% of the average home’s build price. And with new tariffs on Canadian softwood, that percentage is increasing.

4 Costly Errors our Home Inspectors Have Prevented-

When you build hundreds of homes with massive crews, errors can happen. That’s why high-volume homebuilders trust DPIS. Our home inspectors preemptively identify and help solve common and not-so-common errors, so your crews can build homes faster and with fewer warranty issues.

Barrier Beams Will Leave You High and Dry-

Building on high plasticity soil comes with the risk of foundation issues like cracking, tilting or even flooding. Many builders address these issues with soil injections, superficially filling the soil to near its maximum water retention level, but using barrier beams can be more cost-effective. 

An Inside Look at the DPIS Web Tool Featuring Trade Summaries-

We asked homebuilders throughout the region what they needed from a full-service engineering and inspection partner to speed up builds and reduce expenses. The most common answer was real-time insights.

Save 15% on Lumber by Doing this One Simple Thing-

Massive shortages have been reported for framing lumber this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Lumber costs are steadily on the rise and it doesn’t look like there will be relief any time soon. Home builders are eager for solutions that can reduce lumber costs without sacrificing quality or structural integrity. One popular […]

Pinchin' Tails Event Was A Huge Success-

Our Pinchin’ Tails Event last Friday was a blast! We are so excited to have raised $25,000 for HomeAid Houston, we can’t think of a worthier cause than building shelters for Houston’s homeless, nor better people to do it.

DPIS Engineering earns the Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award-

For the second year in a row, DPIS Engineering is honored to be a recipient of the 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for excellence as a Home Energy Rater! We’ve been an ENERGY STAR® partner for over 14 years, during which time we’ve verified more than 67,000 ENERGY STAR®-certified homes while developing and implementing strategies to help home […]

Builder Explains Why Inspection Quality Matters-

We recently asked our client First America Homes about why they choose to work with the DPIS team. Here's what Dave Barnhart, Division President of First America Homes / Signorelli Homes had to say about his experience:

What Does Smart Technology Mean for Builders?-

The NAHB takes a closer look at emerging trends in connected-home technology and potential liability concerns for builders. How do builders make sure they are installed correctly? How do builders satisfy their supervisory obligations? 

How to Get Instant Data on Construction Progress-

Let’s face it. The construction process is fast and furious out on the site. Your construction managers cannot be at every address, every day. However, with the DPIS web tool, you are directly connected to instant information about what is going on in the field. This will allow your purchasing teams to make more educated decisions about their trades.

RESNET's Scoring & Scale Benefit Owners, Buyers, Banks & the Planet-

According to an article from BuilderOnline, more than 206,000 homes received HERS Index Scores, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 905,000 tons and achieving an annual energy bill savings of $268 million for consumers. Heres why HERS is the ultimate energy benchmark:  

HVAC Design & Integrated Engineering-

Yes, you heard right! We are now offering HVAC Design to include: Manual’s J (Heat Load), D (Duct Design), and S (System Selection). Our designs will include ducting layouts that are integrated with engineering to ensure that all structural components will coincide with the mechanical system equipment and ducting. HVAC platforms will also be detailed on the […]

New Ventilation Testing Regulations-

With the 2015 energy code becoming standard statewide, and RESNET’s pending Standard 380 for testing changes, we will need a testing station for the fresh air ventilation systems in the return side of the attic HVAC system. This should come at a minimal cost since it is basically a short piece of hard pipe or folded sheet metal that would be used for any duct […]
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