Envision Continues to Impress with New Builders Coming Onboard, Thousands of Homes Through the System and Results Coming In

AUSTIN, Texas, January 11, 2006 - As the industry prepares for the International Builders Show this week in Orlando, New Home Technologies is riding a wave of success with its Envision options management solution.

Envision is a fully integrated options management solution for the entire building industry and includes specific tools for manufacturers, builders, design centers and homebuyers. Envision was developed by New Home Technologies, a consortium representing 36 of the nation's largest homebuilders and 13 leading manufacturers.

Since September, four new builders have signed up to participate in the program - DeLuca Homes, Trendmaker Homes, Generation Homes, and Allen Edwin Homes. These additions bring the total Envision participants up to 17 builders who collectively build over 150,000 homes each year.

In addition builders that are live with Envision are starting to see results. Beazer Homes USA, David Weekly homes, KB Home, Lennar, and Capital Pacific have all launched, and thousands of homes have successfully gone through the system.

"We are getting exciting updates from our builders who are live with Envision and the news is great," said Melissa Morman, chief operating officer for New Home Technologies. "From higher upgrade sales to improved operational efficiencies - builders and their manufacturer partners are starting to see their efforts pay off and are realizing the advantages of being a part of the program."

To support the launching builders there are over 150 manufacturer brands with products in the system. The manufacturers are led by the members of the New Home Technologies Consortium: Georgia-Pacific, Hearth & Home Technologies, Honeywell, Kohler, Masco, Overhead Door, Owens Corning, Progress Lighting, Square D, Therma-Tru, Weyerhaeuser, Whirlpool Corp., and York International.

Envision will have a strong presence at the International Builder's Show in Orlando starting January 11th with a dozen companies showcasing the Envision demo in their booth and others proudly displaying other Envision marketing materials.

View a demo of Envision in the following booths:

Georgia Pacific - W3159
Hearth & Home - W1159
Honeywell - W4143
Kohler - W1301
Owens Corning - W1743
Progress Lighting - W2559
Weyerhaeuser - W1421
Whirlpool - W901
York - S10652
Constellation - W4177
Latista - W4786
Pivotal - W4791

About Builder Homesite and New Home Technologies

Builder Homesite, Inc. and its subsidiary, New Home Technologies, were both founded with the same mission - to bring homebuilding industry leaders together to develop world class technology solutions. Builder Homesite is a consortium of 36 of the nation's largest homebuilders and its flagship product is NewHomeSource.com, a consumer website offering the Internet's most comprehensive information and selection of new homes. In 2003, Builder Homesite founded New Home Technologies, a subsidiary consortium of new homebuilders and product manufacturers to create Envision - an integrated and standardized online new home design options management solution. Today Builder Homesite is continuing to extend its Internet technology expertise into new industries. For more information, go to www.builderhomesite.com.

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