Mr. Peter Stewart, superintendent for KB Home’s Rancho Del Lago community, proudly shares how Levven Controls saved $500, impressed a colleague, and prevented the need for a time-consuming repair that would have delayed the delivery of a home.
Increase speed, capacity, and quality for 8 different trades Builders can simplify the jobs of eight different trades by eliminating the tasks and problems associated with wiring electrical switches. This is an opportunity for technology to improve the speed, consistency, quality, and capacity of home building companies. Concrete Millwork Electrical Painting Framing Sheetrock Insulation Tile…
Shrinking the price gap between new and pre-owned homes Levven will be hosting sessions and exhibiting at the TecHome Summit in Phoenix this week. We recognize that builders are working to shrink the price gap between new homes and pre-owned properties. Building faster, with less cost, is the key benefit of Levven’s intelligent infrastructure for…
Wire-free construction gains momentum – SaskPower has approved wire-free controls for new homes in Saskatchewan.
Smart home tech features are gaining momentum as a competitive differentiator in the new home market. It’s not necessary to increase prices when adding smart products.
North American and European home builders are discovering ways to reduce customer defect and snag complaints.
This February, Alberta became the first province to update its building code to allow for wireless control of electricity in new residential construction. Alberta government officials and business leaders put a spotlight on the change at an event this Tuesday. The #AlbertaBuilderAdvantage event was hosted by Levven Electronics. CBC News was present to cover the…
Strategy for home builders to add smart technology features without increasing the base cost of the home.
A home builder hits their target to build and sell 100 homes last year. All things being equal, how can they grow in 2018?
Levven Electronics president James Keirstead spoke at yesterday’s PWC Vision to Reality Awards in Edmonton. This award program seeks to recognize Canada’s most forward-thinking and innovative organizations.
When Doug Cabel signed the contract to build a new hair salon in Leduc, Alberta, he had no idea how important wire-free switches would become in his professional life.
Wireless and wire-free are sometimes used interchangeably to describe light switches. In fact, these technologies offer very different outcomes and value.
The majority of today’s home buyers are expecting builders to have an array of smart home and tech options for their new build. Standardizing on a tech feature, even for a short period, is a risk for the builder.
Why isn’t the supply of new homes isn’t growing even while home prices are increasing? Taylor Morrison Chairman & CEO Sheryl Palmer discussed this problem with Bloomberg Daybreak host David Westin.
The construction industry is turning to new technology to deal with the current shortage of skilled workers and high demand for new homes.
Marv Verlage from Levven Electronics will be a speaker and panelist at this year’s CaGBC Green Homes Summit. Marv will be contributing in the ‘Greening Construction & The Future of Design, Materials & Codes’ panel.
Alberta’s Department of Municipal Affairs has issued a new Electrical Standata permitting wire-free switching in all new construction projects. “This is really good news for home builders, electrical contractors and home buyers,” said Levven Electronics vice president Marv Verlage. “We appreciate the Alberta Government’s leadership in recognizing wire-free switches as a safe method to control…
Quebec-based home improvement and renovation retailer BMR is now stocking GoConex wire-free switches at hundreds of its store locations in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.
Electrician in Dallas, Texas tells why he uses GoConex wireless switches in commercial and residential renovation and electrical retrofit jobs.
Canadian home improvement retailer Lowe’s Canada is now stocking Levven Controls wire-free switches at 60 store locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. This marks the largest retail partnership to date for Edmonton-based Levven Electronics, Ltd., makers of Levven wire-free controls.
Copper prices shot up by 30% in 2017. How can electrical wholesalers and contractors preserve profits when commodity materials are subject to such price volatility? Jeff Hoyt from Crescent Electric Supply Company gives his strategies.
What are the features builders and home buyers want in their home? How does wireless switch technology deliver those results? Tim Costello, President and CEO of BDX, answers these questions in a video interview from TecHome Summit 2017.
Before acting to solve their switch problem, home owners often ask questions like: “How do I add a switch on the other side of my room?” “Can I make a three-way switch here so both switches control the light?” “How do I put a switch on my kitchen backsplash?” “I have a small bathroom. How far does the switch need to safely be from the shower?”
Levven Electronics president James Keirstead and research & development director Jim Qualie have claimed a prestigious Manning Innovation Award for pioneering the wireless technology behind the GoConex wire-free switch.
GoConex wire-free switching continues to guarantee labor, material, and energy savings, but now the new Genius and Pro families offer so much more.
70 percent of construction firms surveyed said they’re struggling to hire new skilled labor for their companies. The hurricane rebuild projects in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico are pushing electrical contractors to the limits of their capacity.
Attracting new home buyers can be a bigger struggle than actually building a home. Learn to reach more home buyers and close more new home deals with these proven builder marketing strategies.
How home entertainment has evolved between 2007 and 2017. Today, entertainment is delivered to the home differently. No one has to leave their house.
“Home owners don’t want ugly PVC pipe going up their wall or patio,” says Hawkins general manager Adrian Higgins. “We’re using wire-free switches to put control where the customer wants it… without running any wire to the switch location.”
Nikola Tesla’s radio controlled boat beat the Morris & Goldberg’s wired toggle switch by 18 years. Look at the evolution of wireless control since then: garage door openers, cordless phones, keyless entry for cars and Amazon delivery drones.
The average new home has 27 light switches and 40 light bulbs. With an average of 20 feet of wire per switch, 540 feet of copper wire is consumed by switches in every house. We need copper, but…
What does the future hold for spa, audio and switch products? Bill Mah, Business Journalist for the Edmonton Journal, interviewed Levven President James Keirstead to find out.
https://levven.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ctv-news-spaboy-arctic-spas-story.mp4 CTV Edmonton’s Consumer Watch Reporter Kim Taylor reported on SpaBoy by Levven Electronics. Thank you for telling the people about one of our products! Original post by CTV can be found here.
In this month’s issue of Residential Systems, Dennis Burger reviews Levven Audio multi-room wireless audio for AV professional installers and integrators.
Getting to CEDIA EXPO 2014 in Denver proved to be a memorable road trip for two of our GoRave colleagues.
Decline in pay-TV subscribers, increase in people watching video on their mobile devices. How can builders and the housing industry profit from this trend.
NPD reports consumers now spend $555 per person on new electronic devices. Home Audio is a Top 3 choice (and growing).