The Remodeling Futures Program of the Joint Center is a comprehensive study of the factors influencing the growth and changing characteristics of housing renovation and repair activity in the United States. The program seeks to produce a better understanding of the home improvement industry and its relationship to the broader residential construction industry.
The Remodeling Futures Program’s steering committee is comprised of executives from leading corporations involved in the housing sector, including homebuilding, building materials manufacturing and distribution, housing finance and mortgage banking, design, construction, and renovation. At semi-annual conferences, committee members review research results and discuss future activities. The Director of the Remodeling Futures Program is Kermit F. Baker. See below for a list of member companies.
The program also releases the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). The LIRA is designed to estimate national homeowner spending on improvements for the current quarter and subsequent three quarters. The indicator, measured as an annual rate-of-change of its components, provides a short-term outlook of homeowner remodeling activity and is intended to help identify future turning points in the business cycle of the home improvement industry.
Please visit the Publications page to read reports, working papers, and research notes from the Remodeling Futures Program.
List of Remodeling Futures Steering Committee Companies
American Exteriors, LLC
Building Supply Channel, Inc.
Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
Custom Design & Construction
Cygnus Business Media
The Dow Chemical Company
DuPont Building Innovations
Fortune Brands Home & Security
Hanley Wood, LLC
Harvey Building Products
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
The Home Depot
Home Improvement Research Institute
James Hardie Industries NV
Johns Manville Corporation
Lowe’s Home Improvement Corporation
Mill Creek Lumber & Supply Company
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of Realtors
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Ply Gem Industries, Inc.
Power Home Remodeling Group
ProBuild Holdings, Inc.
Professional Remodeler Magazine
Robert Bowden, Inc.
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Specpan/The Farnsworth Group
Steves & Sons, Inc.
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Home Systems, Inc.
Wellborn Cabinet Inc.
Wells Fargo Retail Services